World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Transcript and audiocassette recording of an oral history interview with Jay Dell Butler conducted by Gary Dewey on July 20, 1985. Butler tells about his experiences in combat fighting in France during WWII. He was in foxholes most of the time, was under fire from mortars, and was wounded in battle. He thought the United States' involvement in the war was justified.
Details the life of Dale Rex, including his childhood; attendance at Brigham Young University, 1939-1943; involvement in BYU athletics; and service, awards, and death in the U.S. Army during World War II. Also contains brief biographical sketches of recipients of the Dale Rex Memorial Award, given annually to outstanding athletes by the BYU Cougar Club from 1947 to 1997.
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.
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."
Typewritten autobiography and poem. Bevan tells about his training as an anti-aircraft gunner and describes his experiences with the 29th Infantry Division in World War II. He landed at the Omaha Beach in Normandy and fought through France. He entered Germany in the Aachen area, fought in the Rhur region, and was with U.S. forces that met Soviet troops on the Elbe River inside Germany. The poem is dedicated to a friend who saved Bevan's life in the war.
Contains a spiral bound autobiography of World War II veteran Joseph William Stobbe detailing his experiences in the U.S. Infantry in France during 1943. Also described are his later trips back to France retracing his wartime journey. Throughout are pictures of some of the locations being described.
Photocopies of daily battle communiques from 6 June 1944 to 7 May 1945 for the Allied Expeditionary Forces, Europe. These materials document the United States armed forces activities during the European Campaign in Western and Central Europe. These items were collected by Lt. Col. D. Reed Jordan, Chief, Communique Section, Public Relations Division.