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Thomas Bacher oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH410

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Bacher's experiences, he illustrates his comments with sketches he drew during his time in Italy documenting the events: during the Spiazzi attack; Po River; climbing Belvedere; strategic nature of crossing the Po River in effort to slow German advance; attending a funeral for a General; death of Sgt. Louis O. Brown, being a pallbearer at his funeral in Portland, Ore.;


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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

Thomas Bacher was born on April 9, 1923 in Vienna, Austria, emigrated with his family to Budapest, Hungary before arriving in New York City, N.Y. in 1939. He was married and had completed college before he enlisted in the Army on January 7, 1944. Bacher joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Company C of the 87th Infantry Regiment. He also trained at Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. Bacher was wounded in action at Spiazzi on April 29, 1945 and received the Soldiers Medal for his actions at Brescia on May 18, 1945. He attained the rank of Private First Class. Bacher died in Bellevue, Wash. on September 17, 2008.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Abbie Kealy;2005.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Thomas Bacher 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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