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World War (1939-1945)

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast (Faceted Application Of Subject Terminology)

Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

Military Oral History Collection [digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll13

Nelson W. Tobey collection

 Item
Identifier: MS-0346
Scope and Contents One typescript publication (196 pp.)"History of the 7th Field Artillery battalion, WWII" by Nelson W. Tobey, VMI Class of 1939.

Norborne Gatling, Jr. World War II diary

 Item
Identifier: MS-0514
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.

Norborne Gatling, Jr. World War II diary [digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/3661

Oral History Project, HI-393, World War II, Fall 2015, 2015

 Series
Scope and Contents Interviews with World War II era VMI alumni conducted by cadets taking History 393 - World War II - taught by LTC Bradley L. Coleman. Fall semester, 2015. The interviews cover cadet experiences from the era as well as military service. In addition, a collaborate effort between Dr. Coleman and journalist Lisa Tracy resulted in a number of interviews conducted by Ms. Tracy with VMI World War II alumni. These are also part of this series. Ms. Tracy is the granddaughter of the VMI...

Paul X. English, Jr., basic military training manual

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0519
Scope and Contents The collection consitsts of a single bound volume with the title "Basic Military Training, Volume II" published by the Military Service Publishing Company in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The manual includes the following sections: Soldier's Handbook (FM 21-100); Infantry Drill Regulations (FM 22-5); U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1903 (FM 23-10); U. S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 (FM 23-5); Signal Communication (FM 24-5); Interior Guard Duty (FM 26-5); Sports and Games (TM 21-220); Marking of Clothing,...

Randolph T. Pendleton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0531
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous photographs and documents relating to Gen. Pendleton's military service in World War I and World War II.The World War I items include a German propanda flyer dropped from airplances over France shortly before the Armistice, "The German People Offer Peace", 1918; circular letter from King George V thanking U.S. soldiers - "...the people of the British Isles welcome you on your way to take your stand beside the Armies of many Nations...." (April 1918); GO 28-A, February...

Recollections from the Battle of the Bulge

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0540
Scope and Contents Accounts of Battle of the Bulge participation by more than forty VMI alumni. The VMI Class designation ranges from the Class of 1921-1946.

Report, 1945 September

 Item
Scope and Contents A report on Lemuel C. Shepherd's trip to Japan.

Richard L. Irby Personal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0509
Scope and Contents



The papers consist of correspondence and memoranda, military orders, printed material, photographs, scrapbooks, speeches, and other material primarily documenting the U.S. Army career (1939-1971) of Major General Richard L. Irby. The collection includes information about the activities of of the 1st Cavalry Division during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.