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World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

A. Franklin Kibler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0454
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.

D-Day map, 1944 June 6

 Item
Scope and Contents Map of Normandy beachhead, 33.5 inches x 40 inches, labeled “Operation Map of the V Corps Attack and landing on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. This map was carried ashore on D-Day by Lt. General L. T. Gerow, then Major General and Commander of the V Corps, VMI Class of 1911.”

D-Day map, 1944 June 6

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/2375

George J. Tompkins, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0467
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.

George S. Tompkins, Jr. World War II documents [Digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1722

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...

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.