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World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Llewellyn A. Banks papers

Identifier: MSS 9547
Scope and Contents

Collection includes three optical discs that contain oral histories of Llewellyn A. Banks concerning his military service in the United States Army during World War II, specifically in operation Target Okinawa. Materials are dated 2006-2009.

Dates: Majority of material found within 2006-2009

Japanese print materials from World War II

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2770
Scope and Contents Japanese printed materials from World War II. The collection includes 47 Japanese postcards dating from 1944-1945, 1 Japanese book of maps, 1 Japanese song book, 1 "Extra Number of Lady's Graphic" containing latest of the imperial family, 1 "Life Saving Leaflet" (a leaflet carried by a Japanese person or persons surrendering to American forces), and 1 Japanese leaflet depicting Japanese civilian encounters with American forces. On the back of some of the postcards is written "found on tomb...
Dates: 1945

Kowallis family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9554
Scope and Contents Collection contains photographs taken by Reinhart Kowallis during his service in and after WWII in the United States Army from 1940 to 1946, and letters between Reinhart and Norma Kowallis from 1944 to 1945 while Reinhart was deployed during World War II. Includes images of Guam and Okinawa. Also contains Norma Kowallis's 1948 journal, which includes mementoes from President George Albert Smith's visit to Pleasant View, Utah, and a book written by Bart J. Kowallis in 2015, transcribing...
Dates: 1944-2015

A. Garland Mayfield journal

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225531471]
Identifier: MSS 3213
Scope and Contents

An account written by Andrew Garland Mayfield of his time in the Battle of Okinawa, World War II, as a member of Company F, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines. The journal covers the period between April 1 and June 21, 1945. The account includes color drawings made by the author.

Dates: 1945 April-June

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

Roland Nesbit Smoot papers, approximately 1940-1949

 Series — Box 2: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197225537544], Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 3315 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains the letters and narrative accounts of Roland Nesbit Smoot describing his military experiences as an member of the United States Navy during World War II. He mostly participated in the Pacific Asian theatre of the war, mainly in Japan, during World War II. Dated approximately 1940s.

Dates: approximately 1940-1949

Stan Wolfley interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331313]
Identifier: MSS SC 3178
Scope and Contents Transcript of an interview conducted by S. Criss James on 26 Jan. 1985 for Ray Hillam's war project. Wolfley joined the United States Army in 1944 before he turned 17 years old. He was trained in demolition to destroy obstacles to allow landing craft to land on islands. He participated in the battle for Iwo Jima in 1945 and took part in the assault on Mt. Suribachi. He later was involved in the landing at Okinawa where he was wounded. Wolfley also participiated in the occupation of...
Dates: 1985 January 26