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James J. Akins Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0106
Abstract

Transcription of an oral history conducted with James J. Akins, who served as a pilot during World War II in the European theater. Akins was captured by German forces in 1944 and held for almost a year as a prisoner of war. During his service, he performed in several important raids on German forces. In his interview, he dictates experiences from before, during, and after the war.

Dates: 1993 September 20

James "J. D." Blankenship Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0058
Abstract

This collection contains documents, correspondence, and photographs belonging to James David "J. D." Blankenship Jr., a private in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Dates: ca. 1940s

James L. Rogers Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2578
Abstract

This memoir documents James L. Rogers's service with the Army Air Force (AAF) in the United States and Europe between 1942 and 1945.

Dates: 1998

James M. Griffin Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2085
Abstract This collection houses color photocopies of the diary that infantryman James M. Griffin kept during his tour of duty in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Each diary entry is accompanied by images of such pertinent information as maps, newspaper clippings, photographs, and medals. The record begins with Griffin's induction at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 1941 and continues on to document his training in the Fiji Islands, the Russell Islands, and on Guadalcanal, his combat experiences...
Dates: 1941-1943

James Vernon Thompson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2137
Abstract

This collection consists of World War II letters and military pass connected with James Vernon Thompson, Pfc.

Dates: 1944-1945

Jasper Bailey World War II Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2632
Abstract

The Jasper Bailey World War II Memoir, 1944-1945, is a personal collection by Jasper Bailey of his World War II experiences entitled You'll Go Places on This Team!. Bailey flew 50 missions as a radio-gunner in Europe during World War II.

Dates: 1944-1945

Jimmy Gentry Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2608
Abstract

The Jimmy Gentry Oral History, 2000, is a typescript from an oral history interview with Jimmy Gentry by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Kelly Hammond 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 his World War II experiences, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods.

Dates: 2000

Joe A. Armenta Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2576
Abstract

This collection consists of one bound memoir, Sooner, written by Joe A. Armenta documenting life aboard the USS Mustin (DD413) during its service in the Pacific Theater in the Second World War.

Dates: undated

John C. Messamore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0039
Abstract

This collection consists of a service memory book presented to John C. Messamore by his mother. In addition to basic identification information - such as Messamore's service branch, home address, and religion - the book also contains a list of important dates to remember, mailing addresses for friends and family, as well as brief narrative "snapshots." Also included are two photographs of a young woman.

Dates: 1942 March 10-1945 October 20

John E. Kesterson Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2635
Abstract

The John E. Kesterson Oral History, 2001, is a typescript from an oral history interview with John E. Kesterson by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Lindsey Waller 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 his World War II experiences, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods. Kesterson shares the experience of surgery on the war front.

Dates: 2001

John E. Lane WWII Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0035
Abstract

This collection consists of John E. Lane's short memoir about his experiences as a private in the United States Marine Corps beginning in June of 1944.

Dates: 1985 May 29-1986 February 14, 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

John Towle Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2648
Abstract

This collection consists of an interview with World War II veteran John W. Towle for the Veteran's Oral History Project, Center for the Study of War and Society, Department of History. Towle discusses growing up on a dairy farm in Knoxville and his training and Air Force service during World War II.

Dates: 2002

John W. Nipper Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2791
Abstract

This folder contains the transcript of an interview with John W. Nipper, dated April 6, 2001, conducted in Knoxville, Tennessee by G. Kurt Piehler and Jim Morris of the Veteran's Oral History Project. Nipper discusses his childhood in Knoxville and his experiences as a P-47 fighter pilot during World War II.

Dates: 2001 April 6

Joseph E. Martin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3460
Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, maps, photographs, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, official records, and many other types of memorabilia. It documents Joseph E. Martin’s military service in World War II as well as his education, ROTC service, and career as a math professor. It also includes veterans’ activities, World War II comics, and such personal effects as wedding invitations and church bulletins from the 1940’s.

Dates: circa 1900-1996 December

Joseph Edgar Martin Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2598
Abstract

This collection consists of Joseph Edgar Martin's 2003 memoir From Casablanca to Berchtesgaden: A Memoir of World War II. The preface is written by Charles F. Bryan Jr.

Dates: 2003

Kristofer Ray World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2654
Abstract

This collection consists of photocopies of World War II photographs that were taken in the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, with brief handwritten commentaries. Also included is a taped interview of Captain Marshall Plummer (11th Armored Division), conducted by Chris Ray (Kristofer Ray).

Dates: undated

Kurt and Margo David Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2636
Abstract

The Kurt and Margo David Oral History, 2000, is a typescript from an oral history interview with Kurt and Margo David by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Amy Kotynski 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 their World War II experiences as Jewish people, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods.

Dates: 2000

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

Lindsey Nelson Speech to the East Tennessee Historical Society

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0152
Abstract

This collection is a typed transcript of a speech given by Lindsey Nelson to the East Tennessee Historical Society. Nelson recounts his experiences leading up to and serving during World War II.

Dates: 1986 February 04

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