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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Joyce Marion Chapman Papers, 1920-

 Series — Box 1
Scope and Contents Included in the papers of Joyce Marion Chapman are photographs of her, biographical sketches she wrote on members of her family, a family tree of her mother, Zella's, lineage,an ancestral chart for six generations relating to Joyce's mother, Zella, nee Keyes, a Daughter's of the American Revolution certificate, ephemera from her career as a real estate agent in Palm springs, material related to her participation in the Racquet Club of Palm Springs, an article reprint of Charles Farrell who was...
Dates: 1920-

Military service, 1944 - 1946

Scope and Contents Gladys Eileen Sparks served in the United States Coast Guard (Women's) Reserve from Feb. 3, 1944 until May 8, 1946 and this series includes her discharge certificate and a certificate of patriotic service from the state of Illinois.
Dates: 1944 - 1946

Photographs and ephemera, 1939 - 1969

 Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Photograph albums, postcards, and newspaper clippings. The photographs are mainly WWII era includingtwo b & w oversized group portrait photographs of women Coast Guard Reserves (SPARs) in various countries such as Guam and Hong Kong.. Also, there are photographs of later years, friends, family, and travel in Mexico and Spain, for example. Newspaper clippings relate to the loss of a friend's husband in WWII, Lt. Donald Mortimer. Additional accession of 5/22/2013 includes a CA Driver...
Dates: 1939 - 1969

Ralph Leatherby papers, 1946

Overview This folder contains papers pertaining to Ralph Leatherby, including his Army discharge papers and two copies of an article about him in high school.
Dates: 1946

Series 1, Diaries and address books, 1944 - 1980

 Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This series contains the diaries and address books of Col. Arthur L. Hecht between 1944 and 1980. Included are 25 handwritten diaries, two address books, two travel diaries, and transcriptions for the 1944 and 1945 diaries. The diaries are kept in their original blue, linen-lined box, the transcriptions are in folder 1.
Dates: 1944 - 1980

Series 1, Photographs, 1943 - 1948

Scope and Contents This series contains 87 small photographs in black and white depicting the time that Capt. Gretchen H. Yoffa spent with the American Red Cross Clubmobiles in Japan. There are photos of Japanese locals, the Clubmobiles and the women that ran them, Japanese architecture, Nagasaki and the aftermath of bombings, horse riding, and some other shots of men in uniform. There is also a group of photographs depicting a small military function, perhaps a small parade, on a baseball diamond. ...
Dates: 1943 - 1948

Series 1, Photographs, 1943 - 1945

 Series — Box WWII 21, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents This series contains seven black and white photographs of SSgt. Robert D. Mumaugh, USA during the Second World War and two color photographs of his mother Nancy, as well as one drawn, color portrait of Mumaugh apparently years after the war. The six of the black and white photos show SSgt. Mumaugh in uniform, some with other soldiers, and one portrait of him in a suit.
Dates: 1943 - 1945

Series 10, "Mansfield Cousins" clippings, 1942 - 1946

Scope and Contents This series contains three photocopied clippings about the various brothers and cousins of the Wappner family from Mansfield, Ohio. They include stories about their service and a short article about the return home of the last relative from active service.
Dates: 1942 - 1946

Series 2, Correspondence, 1944 - 1945

Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence from or concerning Capt. Gretchen H. Yoffa during the Second World War to her family. In October 1944, she wrote her family from Belgium and described the day to day of her time in Europe, adding a photograph with a young Belgian soldier. In December 1944, she wrote her sister and mentioned Paris being boring, and maybe visiting GI's in the hospital "for some excitement." In September 1945, a telegram was sent from the American Red Cross to her mother...
Dates: 1944 - 1945

Series 2, Karl W. Wappner, 1941

Scope and Contents This series contains two photographs of TSgt. Karl W. Wappner, USA in uniform during the Second World War. The photographs are copies of originals.
Dates: 1941

Series 2, Photographs, 1943 - 1951

 Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This series contains 432 black and white photographs from the Second World War and Korean War collected by LtCol. T.H. Pritchett, USA. Of those photos, 190 were kept in a scrapbook, 80 in a loose stack, 110 in a package mailed to LtCol. Pritchett, 51 taped together in two collages and a graduation panorama. The scrapbook photographs display various landscapes and buildings in Germany, Pritchett and his friends, horses, equipment and tanks during the Second World War. The photographs...
Dates: 1943 - 1951

Series 3, Clippings, 1943 - 1945

Scope and Contents This series contains three newspaper clippings and one military unit newsletter. The clippings highlight Capt. Gretchen Yoffa and her sister, as well as the other women of the American Red Cross and the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), during the Second World War. The unit newsletter, "On the Beam" 20 June, 1945, highlights some daily recreational services on deck of the a ship, as well as short news stories. The news stories include President Truman's travel arrangements, and a story on...
Dates: 1943 - 1945

Series 4, Identification certificate, 1944-07-05

Scope and Contents This series contains one Certificate of Identity of Noncombatant for Capt. Gretchen H. Yoffa, at the time the equivalent of a Second Lieutenant. There is identifying information and an entitlement statement explaining Capt. Yoffa's priveleges as an officer of the Army of the United States should she be captured by the enemy. The cerificate was meant to be pocket carried and is signed by First Lieutenant Elmer F. Poelke, Adjutant General, United States Army.
Dates: 1944-07-05

Series 4, Leonard M. Wappner, 1941 - 1944

Scope and Contents This series contains two photographs of Leonard M. Wappner, USMM taken during the Second World War. The photographs are copies of originals.
Dates: 1941 - 1944

Series 5, Charles P. Hunt, 1943

Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence from Sgt. Charles P. Hunt, USA sent during the Second World War, as well as two photographs. Included are one full form v-mail and one small v-mail. The photographs are copies of originals, and include one in uniform and one of Pvt. Hunt decoding while sitting in a tank. The full form v-mail gives a short description of fighting and list of places he had been through Tunisia and Algeria, and includes a stamp with a palm tree and a swastika he took...
Dates: 1943

Series 5, Clippings, 1941-08-01

 Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This series contains one newspaper and one clipping. The clipping is a poem in English from a French paper sent to Hecht's mother, with handwritten notes. The newspaper is the Ninth Division Anniversary Edition paper from Fort Bragg August 1, 1941. Of particular note is the newspaper's neglect of the war in Europe. From the articles, it is apparent some shifting and reorganization is occuring within the military but there is no mention of the war, rather with articles glorifying...
Dates: 1941-08-01

Series 6, Medals, 1941 - 1955

 Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This series contains medals earned by Col. Arthur L. Hecht, USA for his services before and during the Second World War, occupation of Japan, the Korean War, and the National Guard. In the frame are nine medals; American Defense Medal, WWII Army of Occupation Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal, Victory Medal WWII, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the Army National Guard Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Included is a photograph of the...
Dates: 1941 - 1955

Series 7, Frank Stimler, 1942 - 1945

Scope and Contents This series contains four v-mail from TEC5 Frank Stimler, USA during the Second World War. He wrote to his friend from home, William Wappner.
Dates: 1942 - 1945

Subseries 5. "America First" and World War II, 1930 - 1954

 Sub-Series — Box 2s1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents This series covers the years of 1930 to 1954 of the Lindbergh family. The primary subjects of these photographs are World War II and the America First Committee, which was a group Charles A. Lindbergh was involved in that sought to keep the United States out of World War II. Photographs include Charles A. Lindbergh speaking at the America First rally and at a peace rally in Soldier Field (1941, Chicago, IL); candid photographs of Charles A. Lindbergh and wife, Anne; Charles A. Lindbergh in...
Dates: 1930 - 1954