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10th Infantry, 5th Division Photograph

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Identifier: MS-2305
Abstract This photograph, taken in 1941 in Wartrace, Tennessee, depicts the 10th Infantry, 5th Division training.

137th Armored Ordnance Maintenance Battalion Association Newsletters

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Identifier: CSWS-0076
Abstract This collection houses four issues of the Shell And Flames, a quarterly newsletter distributed to members of the 137th Armored Ordnance Maintenance Battalion Association.

306th Bomb Group Historical Association Directories

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Identifier: MS-3369
Abstract The 306th Bombardment Group Historical Association, an organization founded to promote communication between veterans of the unit, published its first directory in April of 1984. Each of the two directories in this collection contain the names and addresses of each veteran arranged alphabetically, geographically, and by squadron.

314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division Reunion Scrapbook

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Identifier: CSWS-0027
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.

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.

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.

423rd Field Artillery Group Aerial Photographs

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Identifier: MS-3112
Abstract This collection consists of a number of World War II-era aerial photographs of Bologna, Italy and surrounding areas, taken in March and April 1945 by the U. S. Army's 423rd Field Artillery Group. They show potential targets and the results of artillery shelling by American forces, including destroyed buildings and fields covered with craters.

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.

525th Tactical Fighter Squadron Papers

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Identifier: MS-3044
Abstract This collection contains materials relating to the 525th Tactical Fighter Squadron during World War II in the 1940s, including publications, histories, photographs, the diaries of S/Sgt. Virgil R. Embry and James L. Griswold, and the personal papers of First Lt. Jack Thornton.

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.

74th General Hospital Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0160
Abstract This collection features papers, correspondence, and photographs from reunions of the 74th General Hospital.

74th General Hospital Photographs

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Identifier: CSWS-0141
Abstract This collection features 18 photographs and one postcard depicting various activities of the 74th General Hospital during World War II.

A Brief History of Marine Air Warning Squadron Eight

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Identifier: CSWS-0036
Abstract This collection consists of memoir titled, A Brief History of Marine Air Warning Squadron Eight by Ed. Farmer, written in 1984. It includes a history of the Marine Air Warning Air Squadron Eight stationed in Okinawa, Japan during World War II. The booklet includes maps and personnel rosters of the various operations of MAWS-8 as they landed in Okinawa.

"A Magic Moment" by Douglas and Mildred Norman

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Identifier: CSWS-0154
Abstract Written by Douglas and Mildred Norman for the 40th Anniversary of World War II, "A Magic Moment" details Tennessee Technological University's history in the world wars and its participation. The Normans describe Tennessee Tech's efforts to house and accomodate returning WWII veterans and the conditions in which the small school worked to honor their veterans.

A Short Guide to Great Britain

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Identifier: CSWS-0131
Abstract This collection features a single copy of A Short Guide to Great Britain, a booklet printed for U.S. military personnel.

African American Military Photograph Albums

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Identifier: MS-2881
Abstract A collection of photographs of African Americans in or around Knoxville from 1941-1969. These photographs come from three photo albums, one being a Historical and Pictoral Review of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a year book for the year 1941. It includes all of the soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg in 1941 and the different activities inside of the base. The second album is made up of images of a family that lived in or around Knoxville. The photos include group and individual...

Air Defense and Warfare Publications

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Identifier: MS-3377
Abstract These three publications of the United States Air Force contain information pertaining to air strategy during World War II. The first, Air Defense in Theory and Practice: 1918-1945 by Denys Volan, provides a brief introduction to the development of conventional air defense tactics from the advent of auxiliary military air forces in World War I to their most prevalent implementation during World War II. The second publication, entitled Mission Accomplished:...

Al Bravin Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0094
Abstract This collection includes various letters written to and by Al Bravin, a Mess Sergeant in the 3rd Division of the 47th Infantry, during World War II as well as news clippings featuring articles about his division's service.

Al Yeomans Map Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0079
Abstract This collection includes maps of Central Europe, the Middle and Near East, Scandinavia, Austria, and Alaska as well as a regional atlas and a world map all dating from the early to mid 20th century.

Albert and Frank Dietrich Letters

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Identifier: MS-2755
Abstract Collection consists of copies of letters to and from both Albert and Frank Dietrich detailing Frank's military service and Albert's stance as a conscientious objector during the years of 1943-1947. The letters detail their debates over many issues, including the war. There are also many letters written from Frank to his wife, Chris, spanning from 1944-1947.

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