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World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 95 Collections and/or Records:

"A Magic Moment" by Douglas and Mildred Norman

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1985 May 10

Albert Hall Bowman Diary

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Identifier: CSWS-0172
Abstract

This collection contains a diary in which Albert Hall Bowman wrote his notes on his experiences during the invasion of Normandy in World War II.

Dates: 1944

Arthur B. Cox Jr.’s “Escape through Enemy Territory”

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Identifier: CSWS-0236
Overview

This collection includes one photocopy of Arthur B. Cox Jr.’s autobiography, “Escape through Enemy Territory.” The story details Cox’s service with the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the European Theater, including his experience of being shot down over France, spending time with a French family before escaping to Spain, and spending a month in a Spanish prison before being rescued.

Dates: 1988

Autobiography of a Country Boy

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Identifier: MS-0864
Abstract

In this book, John Richard Blanton describes his childhood in Unionville, Tennessee, his education at the University of Tennessee in the 1920s, and his later career as a teacher and school administrator in primary and secondary schools in Spring City, Nashville, and Jackson, Tennessee. He also provides some information about his service in World War II and about his ancestry, including a genealogical chart of the Blanton and Crisp families.

Dates: 1974

Barwick O. Barfield Memoir

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Identifier: CSWS-0117
Abstract

This collection includes a copy of Days Not Forgotten, a memoir of Barwick O. Barfield's World War II experiences as a navigator with the Army Air Forces in the European theater and a prisoner of war.

Dates: 1993

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.

Dates: 2004 October 20-2005 March 10

Betty J. Sparks Oral History

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Identifier: MS-2629
Abstract

The Betty J. Sparks Oral History, 2001, is a typescript from an oral history interview with Betty J. Sparks by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Lindsey Waller of the University of Tennessee for the Veteran's Oral History Project conducted by the Center for the Study of War and Society.

Dates: 2001

Bill White Oral History

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Identifier: MS-2605
Abstract

The Bill White Oral History, 2000, is a typescript from an oral history interview with Bill White by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Brandi Wilson 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 his World War II experiences, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods.

Dates: 2000

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.

Dates: undated

Buck Donaldson Oral History

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Identifier: MS-3265
Abstract

This collection consists of a transcript of an interview with Buck Donaldson by Kurt Piehler and Tiffany Davis conducted on October 21, 2002 in Knoxville, Tennessee as part of the Veteran's Oral History Project. In the interview, Donaldson speaks about his childhood in the Depression, his experiences in the Navy during World War II, and his postwar life as a missionary in Africa.

Dates: 2002 October 21

Calm Seas, Friendly Beaches

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Identifier: CSWS-0100
Abstract

This collection features a copy of Calm Seas, Friendly Beaches: A Landing Craft Sailor's Prayer written by Gerald M. Yankee and copyrighted in 2014. In this book, Yankee dictates his experience as a sailor in World War II for U.S. Naval landing crafts in the Pacific Theatre of war.

Dates: 2014

Cecil B. Staley Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0211
Overview

These papers document Cecil Staley’s service with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. Included are Staley’s typed accounts of his missions in Japan from December 1944 to July 1945.

Dates: circa 1945

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...
Dates: 1987-1992

Claus Mann Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0142
Abstract

This collection features Claus Mann's brief memoir on his experience in the 35th Field Hospital serving on the North African front during World War II.

Dates: 1945, 1985

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.

Dates: 2002 March 19

Clyde W. Bradley Papers

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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

Collection of World War II Letters to Tennessee

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Identifier: MS-2122
Abstract

This collection features letters written by soldiers to family and friends in Tennessee during World War II.

Dates: 1941-1946

Dennis Coughlin Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0103
Abstract

This collection features correspondence between Sy Hyman and Dennis Coughlin as well as a collection of diary entries made by Hyman in 1946 from his World War II service.

Dates: 1946, 1986, undated

Donald L. Askerman Collection

 Collection
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.

Dates: circa 1940

Dr. Andrew Kang Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2606
Abstract

The Dr. Andrew Kang Oral History, 2002, is a typescript from an oral history interview with Dr. Andrew Kang by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Crystal Dover 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 his World War II experiences.

Dates: 2002