The Hampton Roads-Peninsula War Studies Committee collection includes business case studies; records of expenditures; general correspondence; and correspondence and publications of Dr. Charles E. Marsh.
This collection consists of letters and a postcard, all written by Captain Harrison Forrester to his fiance and subsequent wife, Martha, between the years 1941 and 1945. Also included are five small black and white photographs of cityscapes and a soldier's grave. The letters document Forrester's thoughts before Pearl Harbor, while preparing to go overseas, and while stationed in Germany.
Two letters from Henry C. Moss to Henry (Hank) J. Heusinkveld dated November 16, 1943 and May 6, 1944. Moss served in World War II with the Army's 342nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C. He wrote both letters from Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Three Prisoner of War letters from World War II written in Italian. Two letters originated in Algeria (Orano) Camp #134. The third has an address listed as the Prisoner of War Information Bureau Provost Marshall's Office, POW camp M126, Washington, D.C. Letters are stamped or have markings indicating Prisoner of War Postage and also show stamps that the letters passed censoring protocol.
Contains a presentation entitled "Reflections of a World War II Bombardier" by James C. Goodwyn, class of 1948, to the Olde Guarde of the Alumni Association in May 2005. Included are first-hand stories of Goodwyn's involvement with the 15th Air Force, 20th Squadron in Italy, photographs of Goodwyn and other Air Force Members, and a copy of the Olde Guarde program with the names and summaries of the other presentations given.
One letter from James H. Schneider to Betty Dietz dated October 13, 1945. Schneider writes from the 29 Palms area of California. In his letter he talks about fixing planes, missing sea duty, and taking a trip to Los Angeles.
About 150 photographs within an album of images likely taken in Manchuria under Japanese occupation. Most of the images are of Japanese soldiers posing in full dress uniform or of Japanese soldiers conducting work. Included are also many photographs of Japanese women and children happily posing for the photographer. There are no combat photographs but a couple that show a tank rolling down the street of a town and one of a town burning in the distance.
Letter about hoping for a quick discharge from the Navy as well as a visit to Tokyo.
Series of letters addressed to Jesse Figula A private in the Army who was stationed at the Panama Canal Zone, from various individuals dated 1933-1945. Two of the authors are his brothers, Bill and George, who also join the armed forces during World War, II. Louie, another brother who is serving in the US Navy, also writes to Jesse. In one letter dated 1937, Bill describes a Union strike at the steel mill in their town.