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World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 559 Collections and/or Records:

John A. Hendron oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH400
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Hendron's experiences: being an avid skier at Camp McCoy and deciding to join the ski troops; capabilities as a skier at Camp Hale; landing and experiences at Kiska Island, Alaska; "Collette Long Knives" named after Lt. Collette; unreported positions led to mass killings due to friendly fire; death of Lt. Funk; weather and environment on Kiska Island; writing a newspaper for the Ski Troops; making a delivery behind enemy...
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John A. Hill oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH284
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Hill's experiences about being drafted at 18 and basic training in a machine gun unit in Calif.; being assigned to the 10th Mountain Division and his first impressions of Camp Hale; unable to complete "D" series due to frostbite; being assigned as needed to different regiments, but fought with the 86th Infantry Regiment in Italy; impressions of being in the service.

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John B. Clayton oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH207
Scope and Contents

Clayton talks about his being drafted, training, and Officer's Candidate School. He talks about his decision to join the 10th Mountain Division. He also discusses his childhood and working his way through art school at Washington University.

Dates: 1992

John B. Woodard oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH356
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Woodward's experiences: ski training at Mt. Rainier and his role as head of the ski school; experimentation with ski equipment and techniques; how skiing techniques were used at Camp Hale, Colo.; ski instruction films made by Otto Lang; experiences in Italy with an abandoned German tank; racing for the University of Washington after the war.

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John B. Woodward oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH307
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Williams' experiences: training with the 41st Division at Mt. Rainer; manufacture and design of ski clothing and equipment; volunteering for the 10th Mountain Division being formed at Camp Hale, Colo.; early types of skis used and how skiers were rated at Camp Hale; during Italian campaigns, none of the American ski equipment was sent over, so soldiers used Italian equipment; being in the ski equipment business after the...
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JOHN B. WOODWARD PAPERS

 Collection
Identifier: TMD83
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The collection spans 1940 to 1995 with the bulk of the material from 1941 to 1945. Photographic prints and 35mm slides comprise the bulk of the collection. Limited military and personal papers are also included. Loose scrapbook pages and artwork for the 87th Infantry Regiment's regimental pin complete the collection. SERIES 1 PERSONAL PAPERS 1940-1995 BOX 1 The series includes orders, memos and correspondence from various military units to...
Dates: 1940-1995

John Benson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: TMD16
Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, prayer book, ephemera (1943-1945).

Dates: 1943-1945

John Best Wolffis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: TMD304
Scope and Contents

The collection contains family correspondence (n.d., 1980s, 1990s); copies of maps (1945); copies of photographs (1943-1945); 10th Mountain Division related ephemera (n.d.).

Dates: 1943-1944

John C. Meier oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH228
Scope and Contents

Account of Meier's experiences flying recon missions in Italy during World War II. Meier gives brief accounts of specific missions that he flew with Lieutenant Luther Hall which included active fighting with air and ground forces.

Dates: 2001

John C. Meier Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M2156
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a copy of Meier's memoir: The World War II Experiences of Sgt. John Meier (1994).

Dates: 1994

JOHN D. MAGRATH PAPERS

 Collection
Identifier: TMD65
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection documents Magrath's Medal of Honor award and the monuments erected in his honor. Materials span 1943 to 2000 and include newspaper clippings, citations, orders, memorial service programs and manuscript drafts. Limited correspondence completes the collection.

Dates: 1943-2000

John E. Fitzgerald Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M2102
Scope and Contents

Collection contains copies of Fitzgerald's memoir: Memoirs of a Ski-Trooper, 1942-1945 (1995), as well as a copy of: Italian Journal - 1982 (1982) by Jean Fitzgerald.

Dates: 1982, 1995

John F. Schmelzer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M2186
Scope and Contents

Collection contains biographical information (1945), citation (1947), correspondence and commendation (1945, 1943), military reports and correspondence (1943-1945, 1999), photographs of Camp Hale, Colo. and Kiska Island (1943), portraits (1947, 2002).

Dates: 1943-2002; Majority of material found within 1943-1947

John H. Caster oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH436
Scope and Contents

Collection contains two interviews recorded on two audiocassettes: 1. Provides information and personal observations about Caster's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II (January 11, 1993) -- 2. Contains comments about the Vail Ski Trooper statue project (May 23, 1995).

Dates: January 11, 1993; May 23, 1995

John H. Pierpont oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH233
Scope and Contents

Discusses Pierpont at Camp Hale in December of 1942. Recalls drills and practices in 20 degrees below zero weather. Went to Kiska in July of 1943. Served in Italy taking part in the assault on Mt. Belvedere. Talks about men being killed by minefields and grenades that Germans lobbed when they were pretending to surrender. Recalls partisans who killed Germans at night and his furlough in Rome. Concludes with post war information about the 10th Mountain Division Association.

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John H. Pierpont Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M2176
Scope and Contents

Collection contains copies of newspaper clippings (1945), personal correspondence (1945), journal entry (1945), Bronze Star citation (1945), travel history (1936).

Dates: 1936-1945

John H. Weaver Jr. oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH304
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Weaver's experiences: time at Camp Hale, Colo. and Italy; Task Force Duff and the approach to the Po River.

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John Imbrie oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH409
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Imbrie's experiences: basic training and joining the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Tex.; importance of mountain training at Riva Ridge; battles in Italy prior to the arrival of the 10th Mountain Division; Mt. Belvedere and Riva Ridge, Gen. Hays strategy and orders; German soldiers, artillery advantage, importance of artillery in warfare;' battles at Torraccia, Castel D'Aiano, della Spe; high casualties on Hill 913;...
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John Imbrie Papers

 Collection
Identifier: TMD37
Scope and Contents

Collection contains news clippings, personal papers, correspondence, memoirs and copied photograph album, photos of Hut trip (2004), Italian reunion booklets (2006).

Dates: 1994-2006

John Montagne Papers

 Collection
Identifier: TMD162
Scope and Contents

The collection contains two scrapbooks (1942-1946) chronicling Montagne's military service; a copy of Montagne's: "Narrative about equipment used for ice and glacier climbing school" (1999); vita (1986); obituary (2008).

Dates: 1942-1946

John P. Litchfield oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH396
Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Litchfield's experiences: as a member of the ski team and 1939 graduating class at Dartmouth College; working at Sun Valley before WW2; basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif.; training at Camp Hale, Colo. and the "D" series; relationship between enlisted men and officers; troop make-up in Italy; experiences with the development of the ski industry in Aspen after the war.

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John P. Litchfield oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH370
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Litchfield's experiences: (DVD1) background prior to joining the 10th Mountain Division; officer's training at Fort Benning; reasons for joining the 10th Mountain Division; beginning of Camp Hale; types of men at Camp Hale; uniqueness of Camp Hale and how training made the soldiers stronger; moratorium on publicity when the division arrived in Italy; move from Company Commander to liaison officer; role of liaison officer;...
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John R. "Bob" Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: TMD134
Scope and Contents

Collection contains clippings (1940s), ration card, passes, indentification cards, descriptions of the construction of Camp Hale.

Dates: 1940-1949

John R. Parker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: TMD192
Scope and Contents

The items in the collection include copies of Parker's memoirs (1947, 1950, 1951), extracts and biographical information from Parker's autobiography (1944-1991); correspondence with other veterans (1958-1994); ephemera (1944); military papers (1944, 1945, n.d.); color slides from Camp Hale, Colo. and Italy (1943-1945); photographs (n.d.).

Dates: 1944-1994

John S. Creaghe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: TMD201
Scope and Contents

The collection contains copies of journal entries and military records (1944-1946); correspondence, photos (1980s-2002); and documentation on Creaghe's Distinguished Service Cross award (1945).

Dates: 1944-2015

John T. Evans Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M2004
Scope and Contents

The collection contains clippings, correspondence relating to Evans military service and death (1998-1999); and copies of photographs (1923-1943).

Dates: 1923-1999

John W. "Bill" Hadskey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M2112
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a copy of Hadskey's memoirs: A few random thoughts on Camp Hale (n.d.); Camp Swift, Camp Patrick Henry and the high seas (n.d.); biographical sketch (n.d.); pay record (1943), Bronze Star citation (April 3, 1945), payroll worksheet (1946), photographs of Camp Hale.

Dates: 1943-1946

John W. Cunninghan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: TMD334
Scope and Contents

Collection contains baptismal certificate (1921), clipping (1945). discharge papers (1945), CCC documents and photographs (1939-1941), photographs 1943-1945, certificate and Bronze Star citation (1942, 1945), postcards (1950) and campaign ribbons and 10th Mountain Division shoulder patch (ca.1945), postcards of Lanesboro, Minn. (ca.1950).

Dates: 1921-1950

John W. Tripp oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH393
Scope and Contents The interview provides information and personal observations about Tripp's experiences: being discharged from the Army Air Corps for poor eyesight; joining the 10th Mountain Division as a member of Company L of the 87th Infantry Regiment; being a Technical Sergeant in the mortar section; meeting his wife and the role of wives to enlisted men; from Camp Hale to Kiska Island and return to Camp Hale; skiing experience before and during his time at Camp Hale; travel to Italy; being wounded at...
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John W. Tripp Papers

 Collection
Identifier: TMD109
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence (copy, June 1984) relating to return to Kiska Island, Alaska; journal (6 pages, August 5-26, 1983) relating to return to Kiska; poster (October 25, 2000) proclamation of friendship from Castel d'Aiano, Italy; poster (no date)contemporary views of Lizzano in Belvedere, Italy and Vidiciatico, Italy; poster (no date) reunion in Italy; notice from 1982 Italy reunion, Gaggio Montano; welcome signs from Italian reunions and 45 maps of Italy (1944).

Dates: 1944-2000