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Series 3, Eugene R. Wappner, 1943 May 28 - October 15


Scope and Contents

This series contains five v-mail sent by PhM Eugene R. Wappner, USN during the Second World War as well as four photographs of PHM Wappner taken during the war. The photographs are copies of originals. One of the photographs is with his brother TSgt. Richard Wappner, USA in North Africa in May 1943.


  • 1943 May 28 - October 15

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Pharmacist's Mate Eugene Russell "Gene" Wappner, United States Navy (7/28/1921 - 1/20/1965) was born in Mansfield, Ohio and worked at the Wappner Meat Market and enlisted in the navy July 8, 1942. He served on the USS Oberon in the Mediterranean and North Africa, with involvement in the invasion of Italy with British Forces and was honorably discharged December 13, 1945.


0.02 Linear feet (4 photographs, 5 v-mail)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States