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George Colby Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 102, Folder: 26
Identifier: 2019-020-w-r

Content Description

This collections contains correspondence sent by T/4 George Colby, USA of Blue Earth, Minnesota to his sister, Cassie (Colby) Theisen, in Minneapolis. T/4 Colby was a baker attached to General George S. Patton's Third Army. He describes the air battles and muddy terrain that his unit endured as it advanced from France into Germany. The collection also contains a clipping from a Minnesota newspaper reporting on a chance encounter between Colby and Army Air Corps Lieutenant Charles Rosewall, also from Faribault County, that occurred in May of 1943 in England. The clipping features a photo of both men.

Dates

  • 1943 June 17 - 1945 April 1

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Technician Fourth Grade George David "Bud" Colby, United States Army (8/3/1910 - 8/10/1999) was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota and died in Fridley, Minnesota. He was employed by the Excelsior Baking Company before serving in the United States Army during the Second World War. T/4 Colby was a baker attached to General George S. Patton's Third Army. He continued with this profession after his return to civilian life, and was active in the Minnesota Bakers Union.

Extent

0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Overview

This collections contains correspondence sent by T/4 George Colby, United States Army of Blue Earth, Minnesota to his sister, Cassie (Colby) Theisen, in Minneapolis.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of B. Rose Theisen, niece of George Colby
Title
Finding Aid for the George Colby Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Wendy Gonaver
Date
3/14/19
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States