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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 154 Collections and/or Records:

Wartime Memory Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 00/05/UA 66
Scope and Contents Wartime stories from alumni gathered by the editorial staff of the William and Mary Magazine for the "War and Remembrance" cover article in the Fall 1995 issue commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II. The collection contains submissions from alumni featuring brief stories or recollections regarding their wartime experiences from 1941-1966. Many contributions were written on a standardized mailer sent out by the editorial staff; others range from press clippings to...

M. C. Webb Diary

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Identifier: SC 00853
Scope and Contents Diary of M.C. Webb of Virginia, 1942 to 1953, titled: "“a line or two a day.” M.C. Webb mentions her chores around the house, part-time work in a shop, going to church, singing in a chorus, reading, attending plays and concerts, visiting with friends, and helping with the war efforts. Also mentions correspondence and visits with her son Robert, who was a fighter pilot during World War II. All entries are very shot and often abbreviated.The following information was provided by the...

Richard C. Webster Buddy Book

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Identifier: SC 01217
Scope and Contents A World War II Buddy Book, 1945, containing the names, home addresses, service addresses, dates, places met, and comments of individuals serving during WWII. Individuals were met in locales including Dutch Harbor, Alaska and Camp Peary, Virginia. The book included loose photographs of sailors and officers and Christmas cards sent to Richard C. Webster, Clark Webster, and Walter E. Webster. Those have been placed in a separate folder.

Will B. Brown World War II Photograph Album

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Identifier: MS 00056
Content Description This photo album, compiled by Sgt. Will B. Brown who served as a Military Police soldier in Europe at the end of World War II. The photos cover the years 1944 and 1945, and depict bases in America, bombed and destroyed towns in Germany, and the hanging of three German civilians who shot down a parachuting American soldier after the war ended. Brown participated in the execution, which took place in Rheinbach, and news articles and letters to the editor about the hanging are included along with...

William & Mary Victory Ship Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 11
Scope and Contents This collection includes original material about the launching of the S. S. William & Mary Victory, data about which ports the ship visited and when, the February 25, 1946 issue of "Victory News," a postcard sent by the ship's former Captain, and accounts given by W&M-related individuals who witnessed the launch.

William M. Long Letters

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Identifier: MS 00044
Scope and Contents Letters written from Private William M. Long during World War II.  Most of them are to his wife, Glenora.  There are also letters from Mrs. Long to her husband.  Long was stationed at Camp Lee, Virginia.  Long served with the Headquarters Detachment 13th Army Service Forces, Infantry Regiment while at Fort Lee.

Richard Williams Papers

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Identifier: SC 00912
Scope and Contents Papers, circa 1940s, of Richard Williams, an African-American soldier stationed in Alaska during World War II. Includes a diary, in which he describes the weather, fishing and other recreational activities, and his duties. There are photographs and postcards that have been glued into the diary, which depict the local post office covered in snow, the towns of Juneau and Sitka, as well as Williams and other people that he met. There are also loose photographs, which seem to have come out of the...

Williamsburg Woman's Club World War II Oral History Project Collection

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.76
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of transcripts and cassette tapes of interviews with 80 people by the Woman's Club of Williamsburg, Virginia to document the World War II experiences of people living in Williamsburg, Virginia in 2004. Folders may contain correspondence, biographical information, copies of photographs, previously written remembrances of WWII, and release forms. The collection also includes a small number of files created by the Woman's Club during the duration of the project.

Wolfgram to Tavares Letters

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Identifier: MS 00061
Scope and Contents Letters from L.J. Wolfgram to Hazel Tavares from 1943 -1945.  Wolfgram served in World War II with the United States Marines, Medical Field Service, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines.  The 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marines formed in New River (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina and participated in the Battle of Bougainville and also saw heavy fighting on Guam.

World War II Photo Album

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.034
Scope and Contents Photo album of a U.S. American soldier documenting his WWII tour of duty in Japan, circa 1945-1946. Includes photos of Okinawa, Nagasaki, Naha, Ominato, Tokyo, Nagasaki, Sasebo, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Matsuyama, Kure, Hiroshima, and Kyota. While some photos are more of a sightseeing nature, many depict American service men and army camps, Japanese prisoners of war, and destroyed cities, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bombing. All pages and and most photos have brief handwritten...