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Bill Murray photograph album

Identifier: C MSS TMD Photo Album 1

Scope and Contents

Snapshots of Bill Kennedy and others in training at Fort Lewis, Washington, Jolan, California, and Camp Hale, Colorado. Images of the Kiska Campaign.


  • between 1942 and 1943

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

William Murray Kennedy was a member of the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Companies L and G. Kennedy was killed during the assault on Mt. Della Torraccia. He invented an assault mortar sight that was used in the Italian campaign after his death.


1 photo box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Family of William Murray Kennedy;gift.


Title supplied.


Some of the photographic prints and album pages have inked or printed identification.

Table of Contents

Firing from a foxhole -- Bayonet and gas attack -- Preparation for mopping up -- Long thrust -- Port arms -- Firing from cover -- Mt. Shasta, California -- McNeil Island, prison in distance -- Fort Lewis Washington, 87th -- North Fort scene -- Jungle soldier -- Sniper -- Jolan California -- Camp Hale, Colorado -- Barracks and shade -- Lincoln, Elliott, Kennedy, Gustafson -- O.D.'s and whites -- Corn, Nockelby, Williams, Lord, Kaytis, Cormier -- Dumont, Me, Christoffersen -- Christen -- McNew -- Bugg and Yanakakis -- Mortar squad -- Chisholm, Kennedy, Limoge, Corn, Bobo, Lord, Opper, Christen -- Lord, Williams, Campbell, Hockelby, Morrison -- McCune and Bogg -- Glass, Nockelby, Corn -- Bill DeWolfe -- Fort Ord, [California] -- Practice barge and net -- Kiska, [Alaska] -- Destroyers, transports, barges -- Adak Harbor -- Eddy and Osborne -- Weasels and Battalion headquarters -- Jap ship, Gertrude cove -- Obaya -- Dino Sonnino -- Carl Riehle -- Milligan -- Kapler -- Hartwell -- Coast patrol -- Jap tent -- Jap emplacement.

Processing Information

album pages are loose, many photographic prints are loose, some fading and damage.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States