World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Tennessee.
Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:
Robert S. Crouse Memoir
A typescript copy of Robert S. Crouse’s memoir, “There I Was…The Wartime Memoir of a Junior Birdman.” This story details Crouse’s time with the U. S. Army Air Corps from his basic training to his service as a bomber pilot in the Mediterranean Theater during World War II.
Rodmond C. Rentfro Papers
This collection includes documents and photographs from Rodmond Rentfro’s World War II stateside military service. The documents include paperwork surrounding Rentfro’s honorable discharge from the Army and his separation qualification record. There are four photographs: two are military group portraits, one depicts the soldiers working in a pressroom, and the final is a large unidentified group of civilians, likely Rentfro’s family.
“The World War II Years: The Memoirs of Jack W. Brugh”
This collection is a typed memoir of Jack Brugh’s experiences during World War II, particularly as a prisoner of war in Germany. Brugh touches on his life prior to joining the military, his enlistment in 1943, basic training, and his time abroad in the European Theater of War. Brugh describes his imprisonment at Stalag IV-B during 1944-1945 following capture during the Battle of the Bulge and his subsequent escape and journey to rejoin American lines.
Veda Bateman Collection
This collection includes photocopies of photographs from Veda Bateman’s service with the American Red Cross during World War II. Also included are two buttons, one from the Red Cross, and with the Nazi Eagle insignia.
Walter W. Gentry Collection
Warren C. Giles’s “Company B, 117th Infantry”
This collection includes two typed copies of Warren Giles’s work, “Company B, 117th Infantry.” As noted in the preface, this work is a “narrative of events of Company B, 117th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division, Tennessee National Guard from April 1921 to November 24, 1945.”
Washington M. Davis Collection
This collection features a copy of Love, War, and Hate written by Washington M. Davis about his World War II experience.
William A. Austin Papers
This collection contains William Austin's memoir A Proud Marine: World War II Veteran Bunk Austin which documents his experiences as a Marine beginning with his enlistment on August 31, 1934. The manuscript includes photographs, military records, correspondence, and brief descriptions of the main events of Austin’s service including his participation in battles on Saipan and Tinian. Also included are candid photographs of daily military life and personal remembrances.
William D. Hall Collection
This collection includes photographs largely from the European Theater of Operations Headquarters during World War II.
William F. Larsen Collection
This collection consists of a strip of Nazi propaganda film gathered by William F. Larsen while serving in the military during World War II. The film was found among debris near Kitzingen, Germany in April 1945.