World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Found in 97 Collections and/or Records:
This collection includes material from James A. Ramsey's service during World War II as a part of the U.S. Navy. It features his diary, a copy of his journal, a seaman's handbook, several photographs, documents from his naval service, and a series of naval stories written by Ramsey after his service.
Transcription of an oral history conducted with James J. Akins, who served as a pilot during World War II in the European theater. Akins was captured by German forces in 1944 and held for almost a year as a prisoner of war. During his service, he performed in several important raids on German forces. In his interview, he dictates experiences from before, during, and after the war.
This collection contains documents, correspondence, and photographs belonging to James David "J. D." Blankenship Jr., a private in the U.S. Army during World War II.
This memoir documents James L. Rogers's service with the Army Air Force (AAF) in the United States and Europe between 1942 and 1945.
This collection consists of World War II letters and military pass connected with James Vernon Thompson, Pfc.
The Jasper Bailey World War II Memoir, 1944-1945, is a personal collection by Jasper Bailey of his World War II experiences entitled You'll Go Places on This Team!. Bailey flew 50 missions as a radio-gunner in Europe during World War II.
The Jimmy Gentry Oral History, 2000, is a typescript from an oral history interview with Jimmy Gentry by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Kelly Hammond 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.
This collection consists of one bound memoir, Sooner, written by Joe A. Armenta documenting life aboard the USS Mustin (DD413) during its service in the Pacific Theater in the Second World War.
This collection consists of a service memory book presented to John C. Messamore by his mother. In addition to basic identification information - such as Messamore's service branch, home address, and religion - the book also contains a list of important dates to remember, mailing addresses for friends and family, as well as brief narrative "snapshots." Also included are two photographs of a young woman.
The John E. Kesterson Oral History, 2001, is a typescript from an oral history interview with John E. Kesterson 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. The interview focuses primarily on his World War II experiences, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods. Kesterson shares the experience of surgery on the war front.
This collection consists of John E. Lane's short memoir about his experiences as a private in the United States Marine Corps beginning in June of 1944.
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.
This collection consists of an interview with World War II veteran John W. Towle for the Veteran's Oral History Project, Center for the Study of War and Society, Department of History. Towle discusses growing up on a dairy farm in Knoxville and his training and Air Force service during World War II.
This folder contains the transcript of an interview with John W. Nipper, dated April 6, 2001, conducted in Knoxville, Tennessee by G. Kurt Piehler and Jim Morris of the Veteran's Oral History Project. Nipper discusses his childhood in Knoxville and his experiences as a P-47 fighter pilot during World War II.
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.
This collection consists of Joseph Edgar Martin's 2003 memoir From Casablanca to Berchtesgaden: A Memoir of World War II. The preface is written by Charles F. Bryan Jr.
This collection consists of photocopies of World War II photographs that were taken in the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, with brief handwritten commentaries. Also included is a taped interview of Captain Marshall Plummer (11th Armored Division), conducted by Chris Ray (Kristofer Ray).
The Kurt and Margo David Oral History, 2000, is a typescript from an oral history interview with Kurt and Margo David by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Amy Kotynski 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 their World War II experiences as Jewish people, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods.