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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 146 Collections and/or Records:

369th African American Infantry Regiment Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00085
Scope and Contents Over 170 photographs of African American men in military uniform that lacks any distinguishing insignia but some uniforms feature a coiled rattlesnake, the patch adopted by the 369th Infantry Regiment which was stationed in Hawaii during World War II.  The men of this regiment called themselves the Black Rattlers, Harlem Hell-fighters, and the Men of Bronze.  The 369th Regiment was formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment, the first African American to serve with the American...

442nd Regimental Combat Team Photograph Album

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Identifier: SC 01573
Scope and Contents 18 black and white photographs spanning 8 pages which feature soldiers from a Japanese American segregated regiment. Most of the photographs are of the soldiers posing, working, and relaxing at camp, most likely Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Three photos are accompanied by captions. The regiment was made up mostly of second generation Japanese citizens who fought mostly in Europe. Their motto was "Go for Broke" and they are the most decorated unit in the history of American war fighting. ...

A. L. Monk Letter

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Identifier: SC 01308
Content Description Two page letter written on USO stationary to a former commander, Lieutenant Colonel Louis Weiss. Because of censorship and the secrecy of his work, Monk cannot discuss locations, topics of jobs, or even names of others he interacts with. He does, however, comment at length regarding the weather.

Al to Cass Letters

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Identifier: SC 01494
Scope and Contents Letters from Al to his wife Cass. He mentions a gift he sent her from Arizona made out of an "Indian weed" and talks about life in the army and the men in his unit.

Alumni Association Records

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Identifier: 00/05/01/UA 80
Scope and Contents The records of the Alumni Association of the College of William and Mary include office files, material from select Executive Secretaries, meeting minutes, publications, correspondence, and other material documenting the activities of the William & Mary Alumni Association as well as the College of William & Mary's history and alumni more generally.

K. F. Andersen Letters

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Identifier: MS 00208
Scope and Contents 82 Letters to Geraldine Andersen mostly from her husband, K. F. Andersen, who went by Andy. The bulk of the letters are from World War II, but there are a few from friends in 1948 after the untimely death of Andy.

Armand Cashier Letters, 1943- 1944

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Identifier: SC 01302
Content Description Collection of six letters from addressed to Florence E. DeSantes. Cashier served as a Private in Company "G" of the 16th Infantry Division during World War, II. His letters are from North Africa and England where Cashier was training for the Allied invasion into France. He writes about missing his sweetheart, Florence, anticipation of their upcoming wedding, and of wishing the war was over or that he could at least get a furlough for a short while before fighting again.

University Archives Audiovisual Collection

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Identifier: 00/06/UA 58
Scope and Contents The University Archives Audiovisual Collection is an artificial collection of various audio and visual formats documenting the College of William and Mary campus, events, people, etc. The collection contains analog, magnetic, and digital media and while not comprehensive, it does include material from a variety of time periods and types of events including commencements, Charter Day, building dedications, lecture series, Raft Debates, visiting scholars and distinguished guests, athletic events,...

August Lourenco Letters

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Identifier: MS 00036
Content Description About 170 letters belonging to August "Auggie" Lourenco, a Portuguese-American of Newark, New Jersey, who served in the United States Army during World War II. Most letters are addressed to his girlfriend-then-wife, Anna "Ann" Lourenco (née Ertman), a second-generation Polish immigrant. Lourenco joined the United States Army in 1943 and completed his basic training at Camp Gordon, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee, before being sent to Yuma, Arizona for additional training. Lourenco was then...

Letters and Postcards of Concentration Camp Detainees at Auschwitz, Dachau, and Gusen

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Identifier: SC 01351
Content Description Ten letters and seven postcards, 1940-1945 from concentration camp prisoners in Germany. Letters contain the name of the detainee, date of birth, and prisoner number. The majority of the letters were written on official camp stationary which contained the rules and warnings (in German) of what was allowed to be included in correspondence addressed to the detainees.