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World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Personal narratives

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 81 Collections and/or Records:

Franklin T. East war history

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337591]
Identifier: MSS 2776
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a bound autobiography (29 pages) and various letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to East's life and military service. East was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines in April 1942 and survived the Bataan Death March and over three years as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and Japan. His autobiograpy mainly deals with his sufferings as a prisoner of war and with his faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dates: 1941-1984

Calvin William Elton interviews

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331412]
Identifier: MSS SC 3184
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Murray Duff on April 16, 1985 for the Ray Hillam war project. Elton enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1940, but he was used in ground combat in the Philippines in 1941. He was captured by the Japanese in 1942. He experienced the Bataan Death march for five days and was placed in a prison camp. Many men died every day because of disease and malnutrition. Elton talked about how he and his close friends kept each other alive. In 1943, he was sent to Japan....
Dates: 1985 April 16

David L. Evans interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331214]
Identifier: MSS SC 3185
Scope and Contents Transcript of an interview given by Dr. David L. Evans to Paul R. Murphy on November 25, 1982. This history concerns the experiences of Dr. Evans during his involvement as a United States soldier in World War II. Dr. Evans was a U.S. Army Forward Observer in the 94th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations from August 1944 to January 1946. In this capacity he experienced much close combat. The interview was structured basically toward bringing out how Dr. Evans became...
Dates: 1982 November 25

Excerpts from the diary by an anonymous author

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336981]
Identifier: MSS 2690
Scope and Contents

Typewritten excerpts from the diary of an unnamed cadet nurse from 4 Jan. 1943 to 15 Nov. 1945. She served in the military from June 1944 to Dec. 1946. She writes about her experiences being trained as a nurse, treating patients, and the celebration in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the end of the war. The author requested that her name not be used.

Dates: 1943-1945

William J. Hafen personal history

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329507]
Identifier: MSS SC 2978
Scope and Contents

Contains information about his life to 1964 including childhood; education; military life, including experiences as a paratrooper and in riggers school during World War II; church callings; occupations, including work at Brigham Young University; and genealogy sheets. Also includes photographic images of him at various points in his life.

Dates: 1997

Albert E. Haines correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1882
Scope and Contents

Handwritten correspondence between Albert Haines and his wife, Thelda Gwilliam Haines. Most of these items were written while Albert was serving with the United States Army at various posts in the United States and Germany. The collection provides excellent documentation for the lives of private persons during the turbulent war era.

Dates: 1942-1975

Albert Winkler oral history interview with Myron Hatch

 Collection — Box 3: [Barcode: 31197233624581]
Identifier: MSS OH 1912
Scope and Contents

Talks about his experiences in World War II, including participation in liberation of a concentration camp at Dachau, Germany. Interviewed by Albert Winkler. Includes a typed transcript and an audiocassette recording of the interview. Also includes personal history excerpts and copies of photographs relating to his war experiences.

Dates: 2000 February 9

Martin B. Hickman lecture and interview

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3054
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a lecture given by Hickman for Dr. Hillam's War Project. Also included is a transcript of an interview conducted by Eric Mercer for Political Science 375R course at Brigham Young University. Also included is the reel-to-reel audiotape from which some of the material was taken. Hickman talks about his service in the Strassbourg area of France during World War II in 1944 and 1945. Also with the collection is the poem, "Dead Men Also Cry."

Dates: approximately 1985

Oral history interviews with Russell N. and Annette A. Horiuchi

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231017606]
Identifier: MSS 7595
Scope and Contents

Contains three oral history interview transcripts created as assignments for a Brigham Young University course of modern Japanese history in 2008. Includes interviews with Russell and Annette Horiuchi. In the interviews, Russell and Annette describe their lives, growing up in Hawaii and Japan, their roles and experiences in World War II, their courtship and marriage, and their conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dates: 2008

Jeff Hunt interview with Moe Sagers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239251132]
Identifier: MSS 9313
Scope and Contents

A DVD titled, "Saint at War Eagle Project by Jeff Hunt. Moe Sagers, April 2007." Content includes an interview with Moe Sagers, conducted by Eagle Scout Jeff Hunt.

Dates: 2007 April