World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Class of 1933 World War II military service surveys
Collection — Box MS0535
Scope and Contents The collection consists of completed military service survey forms. The survey bears the title "Military Service Biography Summary, Brother Rat, Class of '33". Information includes dates of active duty, duty assignments, and "interesting assignments and experiences"
Henry Fairfax Ayres papers
Scope and Contents The papers consist of six leather bound diaries containing a record of Ayres life from 1928-1944. Three volumes, 1928-1938 contain detailed information about his activities as a pilot, including a record of flights completed; record of hunting trips; and comments about life in New York City.The subsequent three volumes (1943-1944) contain a record of his World War II service supervising convoys. They include detailed diary entries for this period; descriptions of London life...
J. Russell Major Papers
Scope and Contents The collection consists of J. Russell Major's World War II papers, primarily letters written to his parents during the period 1942-1945. The early letters covers his training as a Field Artillery officer at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma (1942-1944) and other U. S. bases, including Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base (Glider School) and Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Letters from July 1944-May 1945 date from his service as a forward artillery observer in France and Germany. Other items in the collection include...
James B. Moss, Jr. World War II Diary
Scope and Contents Moss's first diary entry begins on page 13 and is dated September 13, 1943 --- the day his unit departed for overseas duty --- and the last is D-Day, June 6, 1944. During the bulk of this period his unit was in Italy at Anzio Beachhead and vicinity. Moss describes action at Anzio, German air attacks, unit casualities, and other events relating to the military campaign.This book "My Life in the Service" was issued to members of the armed forces.It contains space to enter important...
John C. Monks collection
Scope and Contents This collection contains miscellaneous papers of John C. Monks, Jr. Included are some materials relating to the theatrical production of "Brother Rat" (contract; original script; receipts for services from Garson Kanin); items concerning various VMI Class of 1932 reunions; photographs; and the typescript manuscript (1944) of the book "A Ribbon and A Star. The Third Marines at Bougainville" published in 1945.
John L. Couper Papers
Scope and Contents The papers consist of correspondence (to parents and other family) and two photograph albums documenting service during World War II; the bulk is dated 1942-1946. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including training in Great Britain, field hospital operations in Europe, and comments about daily aspects of war. The photographs document the unit's movements, staff, and activities in England, France and Belgium. In addition, the papers include a photograph album (1936-1937) dating from his...
Recollections from the Battle of the Bulge
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.
VMI at War Project collection
Collection — Box MS0532
Scope and Contents This collection contains autobiographical and biographical information about military service from alumni veterans of World War II through the first Gulf War. The alumni responses range in length from short summaries to longer narrative descriptions detailing service. Some files contain related photographs and/or documents.
Wallace S. Douglas Papers
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopied documents and digital images dating from Dr. Douglas's service as a physician during World War II with the U. S. Army Medical Corps. Most items relate to the administration of hospitals in New Zealand and New Caledonia, where men wounded in Pacific Theater action were treated. On New Caledonia, to which Dr. Douglas was transferred in March 1943, he was responsible for the administration of seven hospitals at Dumbea with approximately 10,000 beds.