Allen M. Boyden Second World War correspondence
Series — Multiple Containers
This collection contains correspondence written by MAJ Allen M. Boyden, USA, his wife Margery, and his parents Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Boyden dated between 1942 and 1945. MAJ Boyden was a member of the 3rd Aux. Surgical Group in the United States Army. He wrote letters from San Francisco and New York, and then overseas from Sicily, North Africa, England, Belgium, France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. He was present at D-Day where he performed some of the first surgeries on Omaha beach. MAJ Boyden was also present during the Battle of the Bulge, and eventually made his way into Germany with allied forces where he witnesssed two different concentration camps. He continued to perform surgeries on the front lines until the end of the Second World War.
- 1942 January 02 - 1945 June 25
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This collection contains correspondence written by MAJ Allen M. Boyden, USA and his family members during the Second World War.
This collection is arranged in five series by author in chronological order. Series 1, Correspondence from Allen Boyden. Series 2, Correspondence from Margery Boyden. Series 3, Correspondence from Mrs. Frank Boyden. Series 4, Correspondence from Dr. Frank Boyden. Series 5, Correspondence, miscellaneous
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Frank Boyden
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- United States. Army. Auxiliary Surgical Group, 3rd
- World War, 1939-1945
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Homefront
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography
- World War, 1939-1945--Belgium
- World War, 1939-1945--England
- World War, 1939-1945--France
- Finding aid for the Allen M. Boyden Second World War correspondence
- Rebecca Woolf
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