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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:

Sarah Lynn Robertson interview with Reed Higgins

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2782
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview conducted by Sarah Lynn Robertson from the included sound tapes. Higgins tells about his training in Hawaii and Texas. He also talks about his deployment to the Philippines. He spent some time on Okinawa and Japan. Higgins also relates his impressions when he returned home.

Dates: approximately 2000

Lynn Rufty-Mooney papers on D-Day

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230343961]
Identifier: MSS 2942
Scope and Contents Letters received, 1 diary, 2 photographs, and 1 leaflet. Lynn Marie Stranger was a young woman living in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1963 and gathered materials for a term paper on the D-Day invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944. She wrote to American veterans and this collection is what they sent to her. All the materials relate to the invasion. The diary is from June 8 to July 15 1944. The photographs came from a camera taken from a German prisoner of war. They are pictures of two German...
Dates: 1944-1963

R. Phil Shumway autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330141]
Identifier: MSS SC 3104
Scope and Contents Recalls his early life in Taylor, Arizona; service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 1942-1945, in Guadalcanal and elsewhere, including descriptions of ocean landing near New Hebrides in April 1944 and experiences prior to his rescue nine days later; education and professional activities; family life; community service, including on the Alpine School Board; and church service, especially in Orem, Utah. Includes details of his release as stake president in meetings presided over by Elder Theodore...
Dates: 1981

Douglas R. Stringfellow papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230217629]
Identifier: MSS 1755
Scope and Contents

Typed autobiography, newspaper clippings, letters received, typed copies of speeches, and newsletters entitled: "Day to Day with Doug." The materials deal with his motivational speeches before he was a congressman and his congressional career. The autobiography is an attempt by Stringfellow to correct the stories about his war experiences and about his various activities after he realized he had lied.

Dates: approximately 1951-1972

Henrietta Oberlander Thomas autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337815]
Identifier: MSS 2717
Scope and Contents

Typed autobiography. Thomas served in Hawaii where she met her husband, Thayne L. Thomas. They married on 15 May 1947. She writes about her training and her service. Also included are letters she wrote in 1945.

Dates: 1945-2002

To Japan with encouragement and hope

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225523031]
Identifier: MSS SC 3060
Scope and Contents

Jacobsen writes about being held in captivity by the Japanese for three and one-half years in the Philippines and Japan during World War II. Comments on the strength that he derived from his belief in the Mormon Church and in his family.

Dates: 2000

Thomas B. Toyn papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337567]
Identifier: MSS 2743
Scope and Contents

Diary, autobiography, photographs, newspaper clippings, and histories. The typescript of his diary covers 7 February 1943 to 10 January 1944 while Toyn served as a fighter pilot. Also included is information on his life and service in the United States Air Force.

Dates: 1943-2000

Karla Paul Tripp autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337799]
Identifier: MSS 2719
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Tripp served as a nurse at the Navy Hospital at Mare Island, California. She married Boyd Tripp on 25 June 1947.

Dates: 2001

Gail E. Waller interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330307]
Identifier: MSS SC 3175
Scope and Contents

Transcript of an interview conducted by Kelly J. Drake on 6 Aug. 1985 for the Ray Hillam military history project. Drake was in the United States Marine Corps starting in 1936 and later went into the United States Army in 1940. He served in North Africa for nine months and served in Sicily in 1943 with the ordinance section of the Seventh Army. He was later deployed to Germany in 1945 and met Russian troops on the Elbe River. Drake was sent home in July of 1945.

Dates: 1985 August 6

Ellen Poelman Warner autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337781]
Identifier: MSS 2720
Scope and Contents

Typed autobiography. Warner graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1942 and began classes at the University of Utah that year. She graduated in 1946. She married Don Warner in 1959.

Dates: 2001