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360th AAA Searchlight Battalion History

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Identifier: MS-3371
Abstract In this report, Winfield E. Thompson provides a condensed history of the 360th AAA Searchlight Battalion, which served in the US Army from 1942 June 9 to 1944 December 15. The unit trained at Camp Stewart, Georgia and went on to participate in the North African and Italian campaigns, where they were charged with the illumination of enemy aircraft for the anti-aircraft (AA) defense of … cities. In 1944 December, the unit was dismantled and absorbed into other formations.

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.

Albert F. Tramposch Military Decorations

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Identifier: MS-2096
Abstract This collection houses four medals and their original presentation boxes awarded to Albert F. Tramposch for his service in the Army Air Force (529th Squadron, 311th Fighter Group) during World War II. The awards include the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

American National Red Cross Cap or Beanie Knitting Pattern

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Identifier: MS-3920
Overview Collection contains a one-page pamphlet distributed by the American National Red Cross in 1941. It provides instructions for knitting a "cap or beanie," with descriptions for two and four needle styles. The pamphlet lists materials needed for the project, and an image of a finished cap is printed on the back.

Andrew Holt Papers

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Identifier: AR-0007
Abstract This collection houses publications, drafts, official papers, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials documenting Andrew Holt's military service, tenure as President of the National Education Association, and term as President of the University of Tennessee. Issues Holt dealt with at U.T. include academic freedom, athletics, integration, U.T. Martin, student life, and finances.

Army and Navy Journal: United States at War

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Identifier: MS-3370
Abstract This special issue of the Army and Navy Journal, subtitled United States at War, was published on 7 December 1945. It contains a series of letters and reports written by government employees and military commanders showing how World War II developed from the beginning of U. S. involvement in 1941 to the final surrender of the Axis powers in 1945.

Army Specialized Training Program Records

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Identifier: AR-0738
Abstract This collection houses student records, correspondence, course descriptions, curricula, and other materials documenting the Army Specialized Training Program at the University of Tennessee between 1943 and 1945. Each of the student records are entered on Form No. 831 and show the student's full name, army serial number, home address, date of birth, classes taken, and grades earned.

Ben Franklin Oral History

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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.

Buck Donaldson Memoir

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Identifier: MS-1978
Abstract In this memoir, Buck Donaldson recounts his childhood in rural Louisiana and his service in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

Camp Tyson Records

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Identifier: MS-3090
Abstract This collection houses papers documenting Camp Tyson, a military base located near Paris, Tennessee during World War II. It contains photographs, documents, forms, and manuals relating to camp operations.

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

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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.

Center for the Study of War and Society Administrative Files

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Identifier: AR-0501
Abstract This collection contains administrative files documenting the early years of the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society. These materials include documents showing the Center's establishment, proposals for symposiums, and correspondence between Charles Johnson and the Tennessee State Museum regarding possible partnerships. Also included are monthly reports from the University’s Office of the Treasurer listing Center expenditures and Johnson’s 1987 outline to the Office...

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.

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.

Edgar C. Wilson Papers

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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.

Edgar Wilson Oral History

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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.

Erwin B. Bigger Oral History

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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.

Foster Arnett Oral History

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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.

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