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World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

Francis O. Ayers Oral History

 Collection
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.

Dates: 2001 May 8

Henry Kent Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1983
Abstract

This memoir (richly illustrated with copies of original photographs) documents Henry Kent's service as a pilot in North Africa and Italy during World War II. Kent discusses such subjects as the planes in use during World War II, the day-to-day operations of his unit, and the activities of his various friends while capturing the hardship, fear, and humor of the situation.

Dates: 1943-1945

Henry W. Kent Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3131
Abstract

This collection houses a copy (on CD) of Henry W. Kent's memoirs documenting his experience with the 86th Fighter Squadron (then assigned to the 79th Fighter Group) in North Africa during World War II. It contains detailed descriptions and photographs (many in color) of their service.

Dates: 1943

Historical and Pictorial Review, 117th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division, Army of the United States: Fort Jackson, South Carolina

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3128
Abstract

This collection contains a copy of Historical and Pictorial Review, 30th Infantry Division, Army of the United States: Fort Jackson, South Carolina, 1941, as presented to Sgt. Bill Purdom, 117th Infantry, 30th Division. It is a yearbook for the 30th Division and the 117th Infantry, and includes historical information.

Dates: 1941

Horace L. Simpson, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0030
Abstract This collection includes records from Simpson's service in the US Army and memorabilia from his time in Europe. Records include a promotion and his separation qualification record. Other documents of interest include newsletters from the Finance Replacement Training Center and the USS Gustavus, a substantial training guide from Fort Benjamin Harrison, and paperwork for his leave to Switzerland. Memorabilia includes helpful information for soldiers visiting Europe as well as general travel...
Dates: 1942 June 1-1945 December 23, undated

Horace Simpson Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3646
Abstract

This collection is comprised of several souvenirs from Horace Simpson's travels while in the service, including items from Switzerland, England, and France.

Dates: 1942-1945, undated

Hugo Lang World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2988
Abstract

This collection houses certificates, articles, correspondence, pamphlets, maps, and photographs documenting the history of the Jewish community in Goeppingen, Germany and Hugo Lang's service with the U. S. Army during the Second World War. Of particular interest are the items showing Lang's emigration from Germany shortly before its Jewish population was deported and murdered.

Dates: 1923-1994 (bulk 1941-1994)

Irving Elias V-Mail and Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0441
Abstract

The bulk of this collection consists of three V-Mail letters and cartoon sketches (dated 9 May 1943, 15 July 1943, and 14 July 1944) that Staff Sergeant Irving Elias wrote to his wife, Belle Elias, while he was serving with the U. S. Army during War II. Also included is a photograph of Sergeant Elias at an Allied base in New Caledonia, a free French colony in the South Pacific.

Dates: 1943 May 9-1944 July 14

James D. Hoskins Commencement Address

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0701
Abstract University of Tennessee President James D. Hoskins delivered this address at the University's commencement ceremonies on June 2, 1941. In it, he discusses the ongoing World War and advises the new graduates that unlike young people before them, they cannot issue or evade at will the usual challenges of life nor debate with customary freedom what your major interests will be because they have [w]illingly or otherwise ... already been drafted in the cause of Democracy. According to Hoskins,...
Dates: 1941 June 2

James M. Griffin Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2085
Abstract This collection houses color photocopies of the diary that infantryman James M. Griffin kept during his tour of duty in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Each diary entry is accompanied by images of such pertinent information as maps, newspaper clippings, photographs, and medals. The record begins with Griffin's induction at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 1941 and continues on to document his training in the Fiji Islands, the Russell Islands, and on Guadalcanal, his combat experiences...
Dates: 1941-1943

John Flynn Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3207
Abstract

These letters were written between John Flynn and his wife, Helen, while John was fighting in Germany during World War II and Helen was home with the children in Medford, Massachusetts.

Dates: 1945 February 15-1945 August 29

John S. Hurst Narrative

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3462
Abstract

In this narrative, John S. Hurst describes his time in the U. S. Army from his induction in July of 1944 to his discharge in August of 1945. He mentions his service replenishing ammunition during the Battle of the Bulge and details many of his struggles, including the frostbite and pneumonia that finally sent him home. The collection also houses a copy of a photograph of Hurst in his uniform.

Dates: 1996 February 6

Joseph E. Martin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3460
Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, maps, photographs, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, official records, and many other types of memorabilia. It documents Joseph E. Martin’s military service in World War II as well as his education, ROTC service, and career as a math professor. It also includes veterans’ activities, World War II comics, and such personal effects as wedding invitations and church bulletins from the 1940’s.

Dates: circa 1900-1996 December

Laurence A. Grossman Memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3402
Abstract In this 18-page memoir, Laurence Grossman describes his service as a combat surgeon with the 80th Medical Battalion of the 10th Armored Division during World War II. Grossman recounts his training, his service at Fort Benning, being sent to Normandy after the initial invasion, meeting French troops and local residents, and seeing evidence of the concentration camps. He also discusses his unit's service as the military government for western Austria, the area south of Munich, and his...
Dates: 1945 January 13-July 14, 2003

Letter Regarding Mrs. Benneson Janes

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0199
Abstract

This collection contains a single letter from the American Red Cross concerning the transfer of Mrs. Benneson Janes during World War II.

Dates: 1945

Lisa M. Budreau World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3284
Abstract

This collection houses correspondence, publications, memoirs, photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, and other materials that Lisa M. Budreau accumulated during the course of her research into the impact that stationing American troops in the small English town of Grantham had on the soldiers and on their British hosts.

Dates: 1942-1995

M. E. Springer Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1992
Abstract

In this collection, M. E. Springer discusses his life as a non-combat soldier in World War II and his postwar work conducting soil surveys in Japan.

Dates: 2001 April 3

McAmis Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3358
Abstract The bulk of this collection consists of letters that family and friends in Tazewell, Tennessee wrote to Mattie (Weir) McAmis in Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil War. Many of these letters were authored by Mattie's eldest daughters, Mary and Maggie. These letters, while mostly personal in content, also discuss Corinth, Mississippi and describe East Tennessee during the Federal occupation of early 1862. The collection also houses correspondence written to and from Mattie (McAmis) Mitchell...
Dates: 1860 March 10-1944 December 16 (bulk 1861-1866, 1944)

Neal O'Steen Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1993
Abstract

In this oral history, Neal O'Steen recounts his childhood in Bedford County, Tennessee and his service as an orderly in Virginia and as a Pharmacist's Mate in San Francisco during World War II. He also describes his service in Virginia during the Korean War.

Dates: 2002 April 2

Ned F. Smith Newspaper Clippings and Other Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3361
Abstract

This collection houses photocopies of newspaper clippings, a certificate, and a letter documenting Ned F. Smith's service during World War II.

Dates: 1942 May 6-1945 March 2