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Scope and Contents The papers consist primarily of documents and photographs dating from Kibler's World War II service with the 12th Army Group, European Theater. Included are memoranda to and from Kibler and other senior officers (1943-1945); HQ 12th Army Group Commanding General's briefings (1944-1945); reports, including "Reports of the General Board, United States Forces, European Theater" (G-3 Section); photographs, and organizational charts.
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous World War II papers documenting the army service of George J. Tompkins, Jr. Included are Gen. Eisenhower's letter to the troops about to participate in the D-Day invasion, June 1944, and a similar item from President Roosevelt. Tompkins is a member of the VMI Class of 1944.
Scope and Contents Diary transcription [typescript, photocopy], "My Military Service, 11 August 1941 to 1 November 1945". It is a detailed account of his life in the United States Army, including information about stateside training; traveling by convoy to England; preparation for the Normandy invasion; D-Day and immediate aftermath; and subsequent campaigns in France and Central Europe.