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Victor E. Wade Collection

Identifier: CSWS-0317

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This collection documents Victor E. Wade's World War II military service. It includes a ten-paged typed memoir written by Wade in 1989 detailing his wartime service and movements; two issues of "Beachhead News" from 1944(newsletter of VI Corps); and two booklets, "Battle Record of the Third Division" (with handwritten notes from Wade throughout) and "The Record: A Brief History of the U.S. 15th Infantry from 1813-1945."


  • 1944-1945, 1989

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.


0.1 Linear Feet (3 folders)


This collection documents Victor E. Wade's World War II military service including a typed memoir, infantry newsletters, and military booklets.

Biographical / Historical

Victor Edward Wade fought in the 3rd Infantry Division, 15th Infantry Regiment, in the European Theater of World War II. Wade was born August 9, 1925 to Charlotte Rhaue and Louis Wade. He joined the Junior Bluejackets of America at age 12 and signed up for the New York State Guard at age 16. At age 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Army upon high school graduation. A month later, he was called to serve in World War II and started training. Wade was sent to Italy in 1944, serving as an assistant automatic rifleman, and later served in France. Wade was discharged from the Army on December 23, 1945. Wade married Nancy Sophie Rabiola (1925-2011). Wade died July 24, 1992, and is buried in Connecticut.


This collection is in three folders.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.1881.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA