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United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- Interviews.

 Organization

Found in 163 Collections and/or Records:

Edmund P. Barys oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH317
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Barys' experiences: being trained as a tank destroyer at Ft. Benning; transferring to the 10th Mountain Division; witnessing the burning of an Italian village by German soldiers and subsequent revenge taken on the Germans by the Italians; other atrocities committed by German troops; responsibility of having soldiers in the right positions when entering into battle; how he and other observers located the enemy and received...
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Edward J. "Ted" Little oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH291
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Little's experiences: personal interest in the 10th Mountain Division while in high school, being drafted and applying for the division, letters of recommendation; personal experiences at Camp Hale and Camp Swift; conditions on the USS West Point; nights spent digging fox holes while being shelled by German 88mm artillery at Belvedere; patrols and final experiences at Mount della Spe.

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Edward T. Burda oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH320
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Burda's experiences: most memorable experiences during WWII; how combat affected him; friendships he developed through the 10th Mountain Division.

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Edward T. "Ted" Prentice oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH297
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Prentice's experiences: work with the Forest Service prior to enlistment; being promoted to PFC three times before being "busted" twice; encounter with a coral snake in Tex.; service time in Italy and trip to Paris, France after the war.

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Elwood G. Simms oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH348
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Sims' experiences: combat experiences in Italy.

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Ernest Leroy Tapley Jr. oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH353
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Tapley's experiences: work as a ski and rock-climbing instructor; ski and camping trips to Aspen, Colo.; being sent to the Aleutian Islands, training he conducted; equipment and training; teaching survival skills; becoming a director of Outward Bound, training and expected outcomes.

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Eugene F. Hollander oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH390
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Hollander's experiences: private life before the war; joining the 10th Mountain Division; basic training at Camp Hale, skiing and rock climbing, "D" series; preparation for assault on Riva Ridge; being a forward observer, being wounded and receiving the Bronze Star medal; German attack on a tunnel at Lake Garda; private life after the war.

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Eugene Giannobile oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH330
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Giannobile's experiences: assignment in Naples, Italy; climbing Mt. Belvedere and machine gun fire; mortar fire at Castel d'Aiano; crossing Lake Garda on a DUKW; arrival at Lago di Garda and entering Mussolini's villa; capture of Mussolini; emigration to the United States from Italy and being classified as an enemy alien; irony of being an enemy alien and also having a US draft card.

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Eugene Hames oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH383
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Hames' experiences: joining the 10th Mountain Division after hearing about it at a local gas station; attending officers training school at Ft. Benning, Ga.; skiing on Cooper Hill and difficulty with rock climbing; role as 1st Sergeant; experiences, strategy, and resistance at Castel d'Aiano and casualties suffered; Bronze Star medal for his strategy at Mt. Belvedere; Task force Duff; mass surrender of German soldiers;...
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Eugene Keskimaki oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH406
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Keskimaki's experiences: being a Staff Sergeant; working primarily as a cook; time at Kiska Island and Japanese army leaving rice; fishing and using hand grenades; soldiers loosing their teeth after drinking contaminated water; being wounded in Italy in the back; personal stories.

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Eugene Verhamme oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH407
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Verhamme's experiences: joining in March 1943 with three letters of recommendation; being sent to Camp Hale, Colo. for basic training; sniper activities; training and the cold during the "D" series; training was more difficult than what was faced in Italy; Italy and time spent with an Italian family; shelling at Belvedere and death of company commander; mines on Hill 913 and being wounded; personal stories.

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Floyd H. Erickson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH440
Scope and Contents

The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Erickson's experiences as a member of the 10th Mountain Division during World War II.

Dates: 2009

Francis W. Lovett oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH226
Scope and Contents

The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Lovett's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II: time at Camp Hale, service friends, stress, transition to civilian life and post-war career.

Dates: 2003

Frank and John Dolinsek oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH391
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Frank and John Dolinsek's experiences: Aspen in the 1920s and 1930s; skiing and the development of the industry; early ski tow equipment known as the "Bow Tow"; A and T being used as a reserve infantry (Frank); leading troops at Lizzano, Belvedere, Pietra Colora, Mt. Nuvoleti (Frank); being awarded several medals (Frank); how troops saved the bridge at the Po Valley (Frank); Mussolini being captured (Frank); time in the Navy...
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Frank Romano oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH450
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Romanos experiences during WWII, the Korean and Viet Nam Wars.

Dates: 2013

George H. Rosenfield oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH442
Scope and Contents

This oral history is an interview with George Rosenfield's son, Andrew. Andrew Rosenfield discusses information related to him by his father about the 10th Mountain division: breaking the gothic line leading to the Po Valley from the Apennines. Andrew Rosenfield also mentions a friendship between his father and James Rogers, also a member of 85-E.

Dates: 2013

George S. Sisneros oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH299
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Sisneros' experiences: early days before transfer to the 10th Mountain Division; military training, climbing Pike's Peak with mules; strategy used to take mountains in Italy; Captain Devens and Sergeant Kauzlarich of "C" Battery, Devens receiving a Silver Star medal, Sisineros and Kauzlarich receiving Bronze Star medals; building a communication system that saved members of the 85th; singing the Pack Artillery Song.

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Gerald Q. Nash oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH341
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Nash's experiences: early years; training at Camp Hale and skiing; combat experiences around Lake Garda; on subsequent trips to Italy he visits a house were he stayed; four of his brothers were also in various military units during WWII.

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Glen E. Robinson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH298
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Robinson's experiences: 10th Mountain Division's role in supporting British troops to prevent Marshall Tito from invading Italy at Trieste; duty related to the Korean conflict; training American troops and South Koreans.

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H. Robert Krear oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH336
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Krear's experiences: Camp Hale, Colo. and training, especially the D-Series; combat operations at Mount Belvedere, Lake Garda and in Italy; fellow soldiers: Stuart Abbott, John WInchester; Italian civilians; DUKW vehicles; Verona liberation; battle for the Po River.

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H. Robert Krear oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH438
Scope and Contents The interview provides biographical information and personal observations about Krear's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II: early life in Pa. including: elementary and high school, as well as effects of the depression on his family; time at Penn State University and participation on Ski team; joining the military and deciding to stay after early injury; arriving at Camp Hale and the training that took place there; assignment to weapons and rifle platoons; move to...
Dates: 2001

Hans A. Thompson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH408
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Thompson's experiences: joining the National Ski Patrol with 3 letters of recommendation; training experiences at Camp Hale and the "D" series; how unit climbed to top of Mt. Belvedere and reassurance offered by Gen. Hays; April offensive and taking Hill 913 was worst experience of his life; being in lead company taking Po River and crossing the river; arrival at Lake Garda and welcome in the town of Boccino; guarding bridges...
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Harold B. Lumm oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH337
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Lumm's experiences: German surrender at a farm house about 5 miles from the Po River; Italian town where Germans killed American soldiers with American or white flags; American air force retaliation against the town, killing civilians.

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Harold Hanson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH281
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Hanson's experiences as a member of the 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate): training at Camp Hale, Colo.; speaking Norwegian; being sent to Scotland in Sept. 1943; being sent to Normandy as replacements; German resistance; fighting in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany; Aachen, Germany and the discovery of gold and art treasures in the Merkers salt mine; Paris, France; travel to Oslo, Norway from La Havre, France.

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Harold K. Hagen

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Identifier: C MSS OH437
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about growing up in Minn. and Wyo.; graduated from Jackson High School in 1942; offered an opportunity to go to West Point, but turned it down and joined 10th Mtn. Division with 3 letters of recommendation; came to Camp Hale as a member of the 86th Regiment, "L" Company; discusses life at Camp Hale focusing on Ski and rock climbing instruction; brief discussion of Camp Swift; discusses trip across Atlantic carrying specialized...
Dates: 2011

Harold L. Jackson oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH334
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Jackson's experiences: medical treatment of Italian citizens, especially children for illnesses and wounds; Po River campaign and the outbreak of hepatitis.

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Harris Dusenbery oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH325
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Dusenbery's experiences: early life; training at Camp Hale, Colo.; D-Series maneuvers, combat experiences in Italy.

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Harris L. Haffner oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH280
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Haffner's time as a member of Company B, 604th Mountain Artillery and his service in Italy: role of an artillery battalion, gun sections, hiding guns and creating gun pits, foxholes, ammunition pits; crossing Lake Garda on a DUKW; end of the war; relocation to Yugoslavian border to reinforce British troops. He describes April 14, 1945 when his battalion and the 85th Infantry Regiment were under fire, as one of the worst times...
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Harrison Coleman oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH324
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Coleman's experiences: climbing Riva Ridge and the battle that followed.

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Hassell G. Vass oral history

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Identifier: C MSS OH404
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Vass' experiences: personal background and basic training at Ft. Bliss; circumstances around joining the 10th Mountain Division; arrival at Camp Hale and time spent with wife; "D" series; furlough prior to transport to Italy; poverty in Naples; time at Villa outside Pisa; arrival at Riva Ridge, seeing Selwin Alexander's death; being wounded at Castel D'Aiano and hospital stay; transport back to the US aboard a hospital ship;...
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Oral histories (document genres) 161
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American. 158
Soldiers -- United States -- Interviews. 157
Ski troops -- History -- Interviews. 152
Military maneuvers -- Cold weather conditions. 150