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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:

Simeon O. Coxe, Jr. military service information

 File — Box MS0532
Scope and Contents The file includes original documents (declassified 2015) concerning Operation Olympic, part of the planned invasion of Japan in 1945. Included is information about planning for construction projects, primarily air fields.

VMI at War Project collection

 Collection — Box MS0532
Identifier: MS-0532
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.

VMI at War project files, Class of 1940

 Series — Box MS0532
Scope and Contents This series contains files for alumni from the Class of 1940. Military service primarily dates from World War II.

W. Clary Holt military service information

 File — Box MS0532
Scope and Contents Typescript ca. 30 page detailed autobiographical essay detailing service during World War II with ATIS, under the command of COL Sidney Mashir.

Wallace S. Douglas Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0492
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.

World War II VMI Alumni Oral History interviews by Lisa Tracy, 2014 - 2015

 Series
Scope and Contents Transcripts of oral history interviews conducted in 2014-2015 with VMI alumni who served during World War II. The interviewer is journalist Lisa Tracy, the granddaughter of World War II era VMI Superintendent Charles E. Kilbourne.

Includes information about cadet life during the war, as well as wartime service of individuals.