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1 Title:   M.H. Mitchell, Inc. David C. Lowance military history collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Mitchell, David Yoakley  
  Dates:   1940-2002  
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This collection contains WWII veterans' memories and interviews, and some correspondence and ephemera. Also included are copies of letters from Herman Rosenbaum, living in Germany early in the war until his internment.
 
  Identifier:   ms4377  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Commander William R. Barnett papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Barnett, William R.  
  Dates:   2003  
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This collection consists of a section of Commander William R. Barnett's manuscript U.S. Naval Air Station, Melbourne, Floridia, WW II,. The selection covers his time at the WWII era Navy Pre-Flight School located on the University of Georgia campus. In addition, there are copies of Barnett's Pre-Flight training records.
 
  Identifier:   UA03-004  
  Repository:   University of Georgia Archives  
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3 Title:   Elmer D. Jones "The 89th Light" typescript (photocopy)  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jones, Elmer D.  
  Dates:   1991  
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The collection consists of a photocopy of Elmer D. Jones' typescript titled The 89th Light. Jones describes his experiences serving in World War II, and includes copies of newspaper clippings and letters from his father, Elmer T. Jones. The typescript is undated.
 
  Identifier:   ms2895  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   Wayne Browning diary (typescript)  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Browning, Wayne  
  Dates:   1942-1946  
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The collection consists of a typescript of Wayne Browning's diary dated 1942-1944. Browning writes about his time in Europe and Africa during World War II. Also included is a photograph of Browning in his Army uniform, dated 1946.
 
  Identifier:   ms3176  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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5 Title:   John J. Smolka collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Smolka, John J., 1911-  
  Dates:   1940-1982  
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The collection consists of a diary and journals kept during World War II. Smolka records weather, and daily activities in the United States Marine Corps recording recreational activities on the Marine base at Mt. Martha Balcombe, Australia, and on the island of Puvuvu. The collection also contains an autobiographic sketch in which Smolka recounts his life until 1968.
 
  Identifier:   ms2704  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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6 Title:   John J. Roche narratives  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Roche, John J.  
  Dates:   1991-1992  
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The collection consists of five (reproductions of) typescripts by John J. Roche titled: Forty years after, The soldier and the state: the Summa Arya encounters Hollywood, The place of Maastricht in European military history, To save and defend the people: essays on the philosophy of European military history, and Kindred spirits: an introduction to the philosophy of European military history for combat soldiers. The typescripts concern Roche's activities in World War II. The place of Maastricht in European military history is a commentary regarding the state of the world almost fifty years after Roche's participation in World War II.
 
  Identifier:   ms2751  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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7 Title:   Eric C. Williamson memoir - My Life in the Armed Forces During World War II  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Williamson, Eric C.  
  Dates:   1944-1945  
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A printed copy of memoirs from Eric C. Williamson's experiences in World War II. He discusses his travels from Fort McPherson, Georgia to France and beyond during 1944-1945.
 
  Identifier:   ms2877  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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8 Title:   Ernie E. Williams World War II diary  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Williams, Ernie E.  
  Dates:   1942-1945  
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The collection consists of an unbound diary with entries describing life on board U.S.S. Dorothea L. Dix, transporting U.S. troops to Europe, submarine attacks, battles involving Dorothea L. Dix, various ports and countries, and Williams' duties as a gunner's mate. Also included is a list of locations and dates U.S.S. Dorothea L. Dix departed from and arrived at from September 25, 1942-November 8, 1944.
 
  Identifier:   ms2279  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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9 Title:   Jerome G. Pepper, Jr.'s A Pacific diary  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Peppers, Jerome G.  
  Dates:   1985  
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The collection consists of A Pacific Diary 1943-1945, a typescript by Jerome G. Peppers, Jr. (reproduced August 1985), which is an account of Peppers' service In the United States Army during World War II.
 
  Identifier:   ms2823  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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10 Title:   Marvin Colquitt Davis World War II papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Davis, Marvin Colquitt  
  Dates:   1944-1945  
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The collection consists of photographs of Marvin Davis, three V-Mails, and accounts of some of his experiences. The V-mail includes Mother's Day and Easter cards and note to his parents to say that he is well.
 
  Identifier:   ms2880  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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11 Title:   Richard R. Chaffin, "World War II - as I remember it; as I lived it!" 1943-1945  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Chaffin, Richard R. (Richard Raymond)  
  Dates:   1993  
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The collection consists of a typed manuscript written by Raymond R. Chaffin in 1993 of his memories of World War II. Chaffin states, "This is written only for my children and grand-children, at their request." Chaffin includes some photocopied pages at the beginning and end that include his discharge papers, a roster of his company, a list of the company's medal recipients, a citation to award of his Silver Star, a list of the company's dead and wounded in action, a map of Europe, and a photograph of Utah Beach after D-Day.
 
  Identifier:   ms2894  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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12 Title:   Ben T. Banks, Jr. papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Banks, Benjamin T., 1921-  
  Dates:   1942-2001  
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The collection focuses entirely on Ben T. Banks, Jr.'s experiences in World War II. These include letters to his family, particularly his sister Lucy. Also included is Banks' bombing mission record, which he kept in a notebook, a number of photographs of Banks and his bombing crew during the war, and several war records, including an official commendation for his service during the Battle of the Bulge, as well as an interview with him on DVD, and Banks' flight and bombardier training materials.
 
  Identifier:   ms3748  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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13 Title:   H. Randolph Holder family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Holder, Clement Lacey-Baker, 1920-2013  
  Dates:   1933-2002  
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The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material and scrapbooks. There is much correspondence between "Howie" Holder and his wife and family during World War II. One group of letters from Clementi to her husband while he was a POW were found in the prison camp 40 years after the war and returned to them. In 1995 Holder wrote a book about his POW experiences titled Escape to Russia. Of special interest are letters between Clementi Lacey-Baker and Anton Frederik van Dam (1920-1976) in the Netherlands. They were both 18 years old in 1938 when they began a pen pal relationship. They continued to be friends until his death in 1976. One of his letters was listed in the 1972 Guiness Book of World Records as the longest letter ever written. It was begun in 1940 and ended in 1945, and gave details about the German invasion of his country and the effect on his family. Years later Clementi transcribed this 514 page letter and titled it "Dear Clem." Printed material includes newsletters from the prison camp titled The Oflag 64 Item. There are scrapbooks/photo albums of H. Randolph and Clementi Holder, Susan Lacey-Baker, and Anton van Dam.
 
  Identifier:   ms3821  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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14 Title:   Louis C. Harris papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Harris, Louis C., 1912-1978  
  Dates:   1938-1978  
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The collection consists of papers, family correspondence, FBI correspondence, military records, diaries, speeches, clippings of articles by and about Louis C. Harris, Sr., printed material, photographs and a typewriter. Included are writings, photographs and correspondence related to the Atomic Bomb Test of 1953, which Louis C. Harris, Sr. witnessed.
 
  Identifier:   ms3057  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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15 Title:   Thomas Hart family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hart, Thomas H., 1921-  
  Dates:   1936-1951  
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This collection consists of letters, artifacts, ephemera, photographs, and other materials from Thomas Hart and his family, most of which is from the World War II era. The correspondence is mainly between Thomas and his future wife Denise Rion both during and after the war. Also included are materials from Thomas' Army service, and photographs of friends and family, or scenery from their many trips.
 
  Identifier:   ms3209  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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16 Title:   27th Infantry Regiment (the Wolfhounds) collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 27th  
  Dates:   1860s-2009  
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The collection consists of books, papers, correspondence, personal narratives, propaganda material, photographs, and artifacts contributed by soldiers and families who have served with or are connected with soldiers who served with the Wolfhounds. The bulk of the collection centers on the 27th Infantry Regiment in World War II and the Korean War. There are some materials on Siberia and Vietnam and times in between, but the majority focus on the Pacific and Korea. There are a significant number of documents and artifacts about the Wolfhound Pack Historical Society, anniversaries, reunions, and relationships between veterans after their service. There is a small but well-maintained collection of items and documents about the Holy Family Home in Japan. There are a considerable number of books in the collection. Many are about the 27th Infantry Regiment, though some are on more general topics, such as military campaigns and entire wars. Some are autobiographies or biographies; many are written by Wolfhound veterans. The videos in the collection are similar. These are often interviews of Wolfhounds and videos about certain military events. The artifacts are original and similar attire and items from Wolfhounds in their military service. There is a small assortment of unprocessed papers and artifacts that are primarily unarranged. These still focus on the 27th Infantry Regiment. Most concentrate on the Wolfhounds in the Korean War.
 
  Identifier:   ms3035  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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