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314th Infantry Regiment/World War II Scrapbook

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Identifier: MS-2597
Abstract This collection consists of a scrapbook that was compiled for the 58th reunion of the 79th Infantry Division in September 2004. The scrapbook is titled 314th Infantry Regiment and 79th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized), The Cross of Lorraine Division, 79th Infantry Division. An unattached article Withdrawal in Alsace is also included.

455th Bomb Group Records

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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.

62nd General Hospital History

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Identifier: MS-3225
Abstract This collection houses a manuscript describing the history of the 62nd General Hospital and the lives of two soldiers, Jessie Smith and Thomas Bond, who served with the unit. This hospital company served in the European Theater of Operations in World War II from 1943 June 25 to 1945 August 1.

Andrew McGill Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0070
Abstract This collection contains documents pertaining to Andrew E. McGill, Private First Class in the U.S. Army during World War II until being officially and honorably discharged in 1945.

Arthur Eugene Kiser Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0075
Abstract This collection includes a news clipping from 1995 featuring a tribute to Arthur Eugene Kiser, who was killed in action January 16, 1945. This article commemorates the 50 years that had passed since his death near Eupen, Belgium at the age of 23-years-old.

Birch Park Henderson Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0188
Abstract This collection contains documents and a taped interview related to World War II veteran Birch Park Henderson’s experience in the European Theater of war.

Boyd Porter Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0090
Abstract This collection contains military documents and photographs from Boyd Porter who was deployed in the European Theater during World War II with the 253rd Armored Field Artillery.

Buford Harper Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0182
Abstract This collection contains materials related to U.S. Army veteran Buford Harper’s experiences in World War II in the European Theater. Included are photostats of articles, correspondence, club membership cards, snapshots, and postcards.

Charles Brakebill Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0067
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence regarding a World War II prisoner of war who was a member of the 106th Infantry Division in 1945. It also contains the Railsplitter newspaper from May 1945.

Clifford E. Keenan Papers

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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.

Clifford Hambick Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0061
Abstract This collection consists of a newspaper article from a 1984 edition of Inside TVA regarding the military service and awards of Clifford Hambick, a soldier in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Clinton E. Riddle Oral History

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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.

Coleman E. Baird Papers

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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.

Donald L. Askerman Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0112
Abstract This collection contains one copy of "My Forties," Donald L. Askerman's typed memoir of his experiences during World War II.

Ed Merkel Papers

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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.

Edgar C. Wilson Oral History

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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.

Edward Laughlin World War II Memoir

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Identifier: MS-2669
Abstract This collection consists of Edward P. Laughlin's WWII Memoir A Paratrooper's Journey, written in 1999. He describes his initial Army experiences during basic training, jump school, and demolition school. He also discusses his combat action, including his part in the Battle of the Bulge, and his role in the Berlin occupation.

Edwin Best Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0163
Abstract This collection features military documents, photographs, maps, and memorabilia from Edwin Best's service with the 618th Ordinance Ammunition Company in the European Theater during World War II.

Everette E. Greene’s “One Soldier’s View of the War”

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Identifier: CSWS-0229
Overview A 13-page typed manuscript of Everette Greene’s memoir of his service in World War II entitled, “One Soldier’s View of the War.” Greene’s story begins with his enlistment in July 1940 with the U.S. Army, then details his time in the war in Guyana, France, Belgium, and England.

Francis O. Ayers Oral History

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Identifier: MS-3233
Abstract The Francis O. Ayers Oral History constitutes a transcript of an oral history interview with Francis O. Ayers conducted by Kate Landdeck and Ramaah Sadasivam for the Center for the Study of War and Society's Veterans Oral History Project. The interview focuses primarily on Ayers' World War II experiences as a U. S. Army Paratrooper, but also covers some pre- and post-war memories.

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