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Alfred Roessel/German POW Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2702
Abstract This collection consists of a letter from Alfred Roessel, a German POW being held in Camp Crossville, Tenn., to his wife, Irmgard Roessel, in Leipzig, Germany. It discusses the weather in Crossville, the camp's scenery, and various of Roessel's activities. It also lets Irmgard know that her "lovely photograph" arrived safely, and conveys greetings to his family. The letter is written on aerogram stationary labelled in English, German, Italian, and Japanese and bears a U. S. Censor's...
Dates: 1944

Crossville POW Camp Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2561
Abstract

The Crossville P. O. W Camp Collection, 1942-1981 consists primarily of newspaper clippings and copies of photographs. Also included in the collection is a history of the Camp property and correspondence and a memoir compiled by a former camp guard.

Dates: 1942-1981

Earlene Aytes Tennessee POW Camps Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0114
Abstract

This collection features resources about the Prisoner of War camps in Crossville and Tullahoma, Tennessee. Including personal narratives, documents, and later recounts and analyses, these materials present information and understanding of these two camps during WWII.

Dates: 1943-1946, 1981, 1992-1993, undated

Ed Merkel Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0024
Abstract

This autographed memoir, entitled "My Last Mission", describes Lieutenant Colonel Ed Merkel's time, May 1943 -July 1945, as a B-17 pilot and German POW during World War II.

Dates: undated

Ed Merkel Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3220
Abstract

This memoir, entitled My Last Mission, describes Lieutenant Colonel Ed Merkel's time as a B-17 pilot and German POW during World War II.

Dates: 1943 May-1945 July

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

John H. Moulton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0167
Abstract

This collection contains a narrative of John H. “Corky” Moulton’s experience as a prisoner of war in Germany and Austria during World War II.

Dates: 1940-1945

Jürgen Sperber Letters, Documents, and Other Materials Regarding Camp Crossville

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3464
Abstract The first folder in this collection consists primarily of postcards and letters that Jürgen Sperber wrote to his wife and his parents while he was incarcerated in Camp Crossville, Tennessee. In them, he replies to news that his correspondents have conveyed earlier and reports on his life in camp. Among the subjects he discusses are his desire to see his family, the food in camp, his studies at the camp university, and his hobbies. This folder also includes partial translations of this...
Dates: 1940 August 27-1947 December 22

Prisoners of War News Articles

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Identifier: CSWS-0137
Abstract

Copies of the Maryville-Alcoa Times and The Tennessean with featured articles on prisoner of war camps during World War II.

Dates: 1979, 1985

Robert Asquith Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0108
Abstract

This collection includes a copy of "Liberation," dictating Robert Asquith's time as a prisoner of war during World War II and his liberation. It also contains one copy of a First Lutheran Church (Knoxville, Tenn.) service bulletin with names and addresses of church members serving during World War II and a section for letters from soldiers, including a letter from Asquith.

Dates: undated

Wiley O. Woods, Jr. and Edward W. Weiss Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2557
Abstract

This collection contains research collected by Wiley O. Woods, Jr. and Ed Weiss. It concerns the detachment of Air Force men who were sent to San Jose, Mindoro, Philippine Islands during the early days of World War II, and who spent 37 months in a Prisoner of War camp (Tan Toey) on the island of Ambon.

Dates: 1984-2002 (bulk 2000-2002)