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World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Oral history interview with Jay Dell Butler

Identifier: MSS SC 3180
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1985 July 20

Eugene E. Campbell interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331362]
Identifier: MSS SC 3181
Scope and Contents Transcript of an interview conducted by Anita Louise Hummel on November 19, 1982 for the Ray Hillam war project. Cambell volunteered to be a military chaplain for the United States. He became a chaplain in 1944. He said he was under artillery fire and in dangerous positions in France. He carried no firearms and never shot at anyone. He visited wounded men in hospitals. He visited concentration camps and described the starving and dying people he saw there. He was designated as a Protestant...
Dates: 1982 November 19

The Dale Rex Memorial Award : the man, the athlete, the World War II hero

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230328962]
Identifier: MSS SC 2989
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1994; 1994

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

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

My military time

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230313865]
Identifier: MSS SC 1604
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1985

Carl E. Nelson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2335
Scope and Contents Contains records of Nelson's family from Denmark as well as Brigham City, Utah; Nelson's education in Box Elder County, Salt Lake Schools, Weber College (Ogden, Utah), BYU, and New York University. The collection also includes papers concerning his early career as an engineer, his work for Bell Laboratory (New Jersey), and his World War II records related to his work in the control of optical and precision instruments industries in Berlin. Also included are professional files related to the...
Dates: 1890-2001

Joseph William Stobbe autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232563681]
Identifier: MSS 9088
Content Description

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.

Dates: approximately 2014

Supreme Headquarters daily battle communiques

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230232362]
Identifier: MSS 2766
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1944-1945