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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

Clyde W. Bradley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0208
Overview

This collection includes the typed recollections of Clyde W. Bradley’s World War II service, including his crash landing and time as a prisoner of war in Germany.

Dates: undated

Coleman E. Baird Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1975
Abstract

This collection houses official congratulatory victory letters, translated German newspapers, secret military reports from corps artillery headquarters, German POW Interrogation reports, confidential G-2 reports, and other World War II ephemera collected by Captain Coleman E. Baird of Tennessee between 1944 and 1945.

Dates: 1944-1945

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

Edgar C. Wilson Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3226
Abstract

In this interview, Edgar C. Wilson discusses the end of his service in World War II and his postwar life in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates: 2005 September 4

Heini Ackermann Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2302
Abstract

Written from a WWII Prisoner of War Camp in Tennessee in 1943, this collection consists of a single letter from Obergefrieter Heini Ackermann to his wife back in Germany.

Dates: 1943 November 9

J. Harold Harveston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0063
Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence between J. Harold Harveston, a radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his parents. It also contains an undated newspaper clipping regarding Harveston from the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Dates: 1938 February 12; 1939 November 28; undated

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 Lee Swanson World War II Collection

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Identifier: MS-2580
Abstract

This collection consists of three items demonstrating the impact of World War II on Middle Tennessee.

Dates: 2001

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

William A. Bunk Austin Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1979
Abstract

In this memoir, entitled A Proud Marine: World War II Veteran Bunk Austin, William A. Bunk Austin recounts his service with the Marine 18th Defense Battalion during World War II. The narrative is richly illustrated with photographs from Austin's scrapbook and reproductions of such materials as service records, maps, and medals. The work also includes some photographs from Austin's childhood and visits to war memorials later in life.

Dates: 2007