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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 154 Collections and/or Records:

Clarence Deal Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01132
Scope and Contents Diary of Clarence Deal, a member of the 720th Bombardment Squard of the 15th Air Force of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. His unit served in the Mediterranean during the war. Diary includes a list of address of Deal's friends and officers, diary entries that note major events throughout the course of Deal's enlistment, and his service records. There are also two photographs of unidentified soldiers. Deal may have been the nose gunner in a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber....

Coleman-Wilson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 96 C67
Scope and Contents Letters, chiefly 1919-1964, written by Mary Haldane Begg Coleman (1875-1967) of Williamsburg, Virginia, to Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson (1881-1965), of Charlottesville, Virginia. Diaries of Mary Haldane Begg Coleman and Isabella Haldane.Other correspondents include Janet Coleman Kimbrough, Mary H.B. Coleman's daughter and Alida Wilson Davidson, the daughter of Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson.Scrapbooks containing information on John Tyler, Tyler descendants, and the Tucker...

Elsie Comfort Correspondence

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS 00115
Content Description The correspondence includes handwritten postcards, letters, and V-Mail as well as three photographs addressed to Elsie Jean Comfort (referred to as Elsie, Jean and Jeannie) from United States servicemen in the Army, Navy and Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. Several of the letter writers are from Comfort’s hometown of Elmira, New York. Comfort receives letters from F.W. (Franklin Woodward or “Barney”) Harlan; Charles R. Haner; James Ewing, Jr.; Donald Fickers; Richard T....

Ralph L. Conner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.25
Scope and Contents Letters from Pfc Ralph L. Conner of the 5th Army Headquarters, the Battle Casualty Section, to Mrs. Emma La Normandin, his Mother, and Miss Blanche La Normandin, his Aunt, while he was stationed in Europe, mainly Italy, during World War II. His letters suggest he is a file clerk. His Mother and Aunt appear to live together in Everett, Massachusetts and his Father, and possibly a second wife, live in Quincy, Massachusetts. Letters describe the weather, his experiences and reminiscences of...

Harold R. Cunningham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.408
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1943-1946, of Harold R. Cunningham, a Navy chaplain from California.  Includes letters written while at the Chaplain's School at the College of William & Mary and while on subsequent duty assignments in Wales, at the Sampson Naval Training Center in New York and aboard the USS Arkansas.  Most of the letters are addressed to his mother in California.  All others are addressed to  his wife.

Dan Rudden Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01303
Content Description

Two page letter addressed to his sweetheart, Ruthie S. Davis, letting her know how much he misses her.

David and Harold Mandel Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00075
Scope and Contents

4 letters addressed to Harold Mandel from his family and girlfriend.  Harold Mandel served in World War II with the Army's Air Force 78th AAFB with Squadron C-1.   One of his brother's, David Mandel also served in the Army Air Force as an Officer (Lieutenant).  One of his letters is from Langley Air Field, Virginia.  The family was Jewish and David Mandel was held as a prisoner of war for a brief period in 1945. (source, NARA.gov)

Grace De Frank Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01493
Scope and Contents

Letters to Grace from friends Mary Ellen Zynth and Rose about Grace's brother being drafted into the army, upcoming family weddings, and nursing school.

Max R. Decker Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01181
Scope and Contents Six diaries, 1930-1943 (with gaps) of Max R. Decker describing his life during the Great Depression and World War II. Decker is located in Buffalo, Kansas, but he and his brothers hop freight trains traveling through Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Kansas and Iowa. The diaries also describe the family searching for work and camping at various locations. The family ends up in Gaither, Arkansas. Decker joined Civilian Conservation Camp # 743 in the Ozark National Forest. The final diary describes...

Yvonne E. DeJean Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01185
Scope and Contents

Letters including V-mail, 1943-1946, written to Yvonne E. DeJean of Opelousa, Louisiana from Joseph D. Prince (boyfriend) and other soldiers. Other writers are Joseph Minix, Sgt. B.J. Lewis, Pfc. Frank Brown, Raymond Stout, Harry Tyler, Killroy Car and Eddis Tyler. Most letters are personal with some mention of the war, their surroundings, and training/duties.