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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:

Our life together : a personal history of the Max and Janet Berryessa family

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230328780]
Identifier: MSS SC 2954
Scope and Contents Recounts his significant life experiences, including early life in Boise and Gooding, Idaho, and Ogden, Utah; marriage to Janet Greaves, 1944; service in the U.S. Navy, 1943-1945, during World War II; career on faculty of Brigham Young University in Education Department, 1948-1988; travels throughout the world; family life; and service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as bishop, member of Child Correlation Committee, missionary, and temple sealer. Includes details of his...
Dates: 1998

William Schaubel Partridge papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2342
Scope and Contents He joined the army in 1942 and trained as a pilot in California, Texas, and New Mexico. Contains photocopies and originals of family histories; AAF (Army Air Force) documents including orders; promotions, and pay papers; original copies of "Stars and Stripes" military newspaper that Partridge used as a form of communication to his family about military operations he participated in (Partridge communicated by placing a check on side of the article that relates to him); a memorial booklet...
Dates: circa 1935-1999

Eula Louise Peterson autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337922]
Identifier: MSS 2714
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Peterson joined the United States Navy in 1942 and was trained at Mare Island. She was later deployed to the South Pacific in 1945.

Dates: 2001


 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330018]
Identifier: MSS SC 3059
Scope and Contents

Describes being captured by the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II, the Bataan Death March, and his three and one-third years as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and Japan. Also included are two photographs of Poole in his military uniform and a note stating that his son later served in Japan as a missionary for the Mormon Church. Also on microfilm.

Dates: 1980

P.O.W. life of Forrest Packard in pictures

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230332576]
Identifier: MSS SC 3278
Scope and Contents Typewritten biography of Dee Leavitt's father, Forrest Packard who was an American prisoner of war held by the Japanese during World War II. Packard was a civilian employee who was caputured by the Japanese on Wake Island. He served nearly four years in prison camps. Dr. Leavitt has researched the experience of the prisoners of war and has interviewed many survivors to write this story of Packard's imprisonment. The item includes numerous drawings made by American prisoners of war which...
Dates: 2000

Ray T. Matheny papers, approximately 1942-2016

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8970 Series 1
Scope and Contents Records and correspondence regarding Ray Matheny's World War II service in the Army Air Corps as a B-17 flight crew engineer, dating from 1942 to 2016. Also Matheny's research records regarding World War II relating to his service (1942-1944) and time as a POW at Stalag XVII-B, including two pieces of barbed wire from the camp (1944-1945). Later email correspondence generated in the 1990’s and early 2000’s regarding POW reunions and research for Matheny's book Rite of Passage is also present...
Dates: approximately 1942-2016

Rory Reid interview with Lawrence H. Johnson

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3028
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview by Rory Reid on 26 Jan. 1985 for Dr. Hillam's War Project at Brigham Young University. Also included is the reel-to-reel sound tape from which the interview was transcribed. Johnson talks about joining the Army Air Corps, his training, and his combat missions in the Pacific area.

Dates: 1985 January 26

Betty Jo Carter Reiser autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337906]
Identifier: MSS 2716
Scope and Contents

Typed autobiography. Reiser writes about her training as a nurse at the L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, and about her service in the U.S. Army Cadet Nurse Corps. She also writes about her courtship and marriage to A. Hamer Reiser on 7 January 1946.

Dates: 2001

Reminiscences of World War II

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341148]
Identifier: MSS 2603
Scope and Contents

Typed and bound autobiography of Hall including many photographs of World War II in Euorpe. Hall wrote about joining the army in 1943, his training, and subsequent service in Great Britain, France, and Germany. He served in the 103rd Infantry Division for the United States Army.

Dates: 2003

Oral history interview of Howard Riley

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2993
Scope and Contents

Typescipt of an interview taken from the included audiocassettes. The interview was conducted by David Jones on 14 August 1985 for Dr. Ray Hillam's Political Science 379R course at Brigham Young University. Roley talks about joining the U.S. Navy out of high school and describes his experiences while on ships off the coasts of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Dates: 1985