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455th Bomb Group Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3205
Abstract

This collection houses a compilation of papers documenting the 455th Bomb Group including military orders, photographs, and material showing the conception of the 455th Bomb Group Association. These papers provide a wealth of information about the strategic nature of the air war in Europe, the quality of life for pilots and crew members in combat, and the camaraderie of squads following the end of the war.

Dates: 1941-2006 (bulk 1989-2000)

Ben Franklin Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3186
Abstract

This collection consists of three interview transcriptions with Ben Franklin on from 2004-2005 by G. Kurt Piehler, John B. Romeiser, and Braum Lincoln Denton. In the interviews, Franklin details his childhood in Knoxville, TN and his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Dates: 2004 October 20-2005 March 10

Carol Bell Collection of World War II Women's Air Corps (WAC) Interviews

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2562
Abstract

The Carol Bell WAC Interviews, 1996, consists of audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with 20 women who served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. The interviews, conducted by Carol Owen Bell, set out to discover the long-term effects of military experience on women who served in the war.

Dates: 1993-1996

Clifford E. Keenan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2075
Abstract

This collection houses correspondence, photographs, and military memorabilia documenting Clifford Edward Keenan's service and death with the 505th Parachute Infantry during World War II.

Dates: 1942-1944

Clinton E. Riddle Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2757
Abstract

In this interview with Kurt Piehler and Seth Womack of the Center for the Study of War and Society, Clinton E. Riddle discusses his childhood on an East Tennessee farm and his service during World War II, including his training, flying gliders, ground combat, and leave in Paris. The conversation took place on March 19, 2002.

Dates: 2002 March 19

Edgar C. Wilson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1969
Abstract

This collection consists of two pamphlets distributed to United States and Allied troops during World War II. The U. S. War Department distributed the first of these booklets to American troops newly arrived in England to provide them with an introduction to English culture. The second pamphlet was given to all Allied troops and highlights various aspects of Paris nightlife and tourist attractions.

Dates: 1944

Edgar Wilson Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2602
Abstract

The Edgar Wilson Oral History, 2003-2004, is a typescript of an oral history interview with Edgar Wilson by Dr. Kurt Piehler, Greg Kupsky, and Patrick Leverton of the University of Tennessee for the Veteran's Oral History Project conducted by the Center for the Study of War and Society. The interview focuses primarily on Wilson's World War II experiences, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods.

Dates: 2003-2004

Erwin B. Bigger Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3303
Abstract

These two VHS tapes contain a recording of an oral history by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Erwin B. Bigger. In it, Bigger discusses his early life and his service with the U. S. Army as a paratrooper during World War II and the Korean War.

Dates: 2003 February 26

Foster Arnett Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3246
Abstract

This collection houses a typescript of an oral history interview conducted with Foster Arnett by G. Kurt Piehler and Johnny Goins for the Veteran's Oral History Project at the Center for the Study of War and Society. The interview documents Arnett's childhood in East Tennessee, his experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and his postwar legal practice.

Dates: 2000 July 7

Historical and Pictorial Review, 117th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division, Army of the United States: Fort Jackson, South Carolina

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3128
Abstract

This collection contains a copy of Historical and Pictorial Review, 30th Infantry Division, Army of the United States: Fort Jackson, South Carolina, 1941, as presented to Sgt. Bill Purdom, 117th Infantry, 30th Division. It is a yearbook for the 30th Division and the 117th Infantry, and includes historical information.

Dates: 1941

Horace L. Simpson, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0030
Abstract This collection includes records from Simpson's service in the US Army and memorabilia from his time in Europe. Records include a promotion and his separation qualification record. Other documents of interest include newsletters from the Finance Replacement Training Center and the USS Gustavus, a substantial training guide from Fort Benjamin Harrison, and paperwork for his leave to Switzerland. Memorabilia includes helpful information for soldiers visiting Europe as well as general travel...
Dates: 1942 June 1-1945 December 23, undated

John S. Hurst Narrative

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3462
Abstract

In this narrative, John S. Hurst describes his time in the U. S. Army from his induction in July of 1944 to his discharge in August of 1945. He mentions his service replenishing ammunition during the Battle of the Bulge and details many of his struggles, including the frostbite and pneumonia that finally sent him home. The collection also houses a copy of a photograph of Hurst in his uniform.

Dates: 1996 February 6

Laurence A. Grossman Memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3402
Abstract In this 18-page memoir, Laurence Grossman describes his service as a combat surgeon with the 80th Medical Battalion of the 10th Armored Division during World War II. Grossman recounts his training, his service at Fort Benning, being sent to Normandy after the initial invasion, meeting French troops and local residents, and seeing evidence of the concentration camps. He also discusses his unit's service as the military government for western Austria, the area south of Munich, and his...
Dates: 1945 January 13-July 14, 2003

M. E. Springer Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1992
Abstract

In this collection, M. E. Springer discusses his life as a non-combat soldier in World War II and his postwar work conducting soil surveys in Japan.

Dates: 2001 April 3

Ned F. Smith Newspaper Clippings and Other Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3361
Abstract

This collection houses photocopies of newspaper clippings, a certificate, and a letter documenting Ned F. Smith's service during World War II.

Dates: 1942 May 6-1945 March 2

Robert Harrington DVD

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3463
Abstract

This film, entitled Troublemaker -- A Pilot's Story of WWII, documents Robert Harrington's service flying B-24s in Europe with the 466th Bomb Group during 1944.

Dates: undated

Third Army Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0762
Abstract

This collection includes photographs of the Third Army (U.S. Army) in Tennessee. Towns depicted include Shelbyville and Haley, Bedford County, Tenn. The photographs are of maneuvers, soldiers, and the Army’s camp, dated 1941.

Dates: 1941

William Hunt Scrapbooks and Other Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3455
Abstract This collection consists primarily of two scrapbooks documenting William H. Hunt's service in the Army Corps of Engineers between 1942 and 1946. The larger scrapbook contains three professional portraits of Hunt in uniform, snapshots, magazine and newspaper clippings dating from 1945 and 1984, a telegraph that Hunt sent to his parents, a copy of a letter of commendation, and a propaganda leaflet that the Japanese dropped while he as stationed on Leyte. Two photographs of Hunt at a military...
Dates: 1942-2008 (Bulk 1942-1946)

World War II Letters of Private Clifford Edward Keenan

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3264
Abstract

The book housed in this collection is composed of transcriptions of letters written between Private Clifford E. Keenan and his immediate family from 1942 to 1944. Editor Hugh T. Keenan (Clifford E. Keenan's younger brother) has also included a brief biographical introduction and numerous photographs of the Keenan family.

Dates: 2001

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