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World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

H. Fairfax Ayres World War II diary, 1943 [digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/3563

Henry Fairfax Ayres papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0528
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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0432
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 World War II diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0452
Scope and Contents James B. 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 entry 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...

John C. Monks collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0229
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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0486
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...

John Lansdale, Jr. military service information

 File — Box MS0532
Scope and Contents Typescript, bound, "John Landsdale, Jr. Military Service", written by Landsdale in 1997. Includes extensive information about his association with the U. S. atomic bomb project.

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...

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.