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William C. Turner oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH245

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Turner's lack of comfort with skiing; weather conditions and methods of crossing the Po River; capture of German soldiers at Lake Garda; youthfulness and training of soldiers; how information was relayed to American and German troops that the war had ended; celebration with American and Italian soldiers at war's end.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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 C. Turner was born in Grandbury, Tex. on January 19, 1925 and enlisted in the Army at Ft. Bliss, Tex. He received his basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark. before joining the 10th Mountain Division in Italy as a replacement soldier. Turner was assigned to Company E of the 85th Infantry Regiment. After World War II ended, he served an additional year with the U.S. occupation forces in Germany.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

William C. Turner;gift;2007. Myrna Hampton;gift;2006.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.

Finding Aid for the William C. Turner oral history,2005[videorecording]
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Repository Details

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

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Denver CO 80204 United States