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WWII. World War II and Louisville

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Identifier: WWII

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

The Beanery: a village named Ormsby, James W. Settle memoirs

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 2002_039-UA
Content Description Two copies of Dr. Settle's memoir concerning his early childhood as a charge of Ormsby Village children's home, his schooling at the Kentucky Military Institute, his Navy service during World War II, and his life since that time. The memoir also documents his participation in marching bands and his service as a flight inspector during the war for Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, also known as Consairways Transport Service. Dr. Settle became a dentist after the war and settled in California.
Dates: 2002

Kenneth Bott scrapbooks

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 2000_084-UA
Content Description The collection contains two scrapbooks of clippings documenting Kenneth Bott's childhood, youth, and young adulthood. Most of the clippings concern his participation in amateur athletics in the Louisville area and his career as a student athlete at the University of Louisville in three varsity sports, basketball, baseball, and football. Also included are extensive athletic memorabilia such as game ticket stubs and programs. A small amount of material documents Bott's public schooling and his...
Dates: circa 1926-1945; Majority of material found within 1926-1931

Harvey W. Carman World War II scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 2015_211
Content Description A scrapbook created by Harvey W. Carman, a member of the 302nd Fighter Squadron (part of the Army Air Forces 332nd Fighter Group), documenting his experiences in the European Theatre. The 332nd Fighter Group, along with the 477th Bombardment Group, were segregated African American units, and were also known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The 332nd Fighter Group was nicknamed the "Red Tails"; a brief typescript history of the 332nd Fighter Group is included with the scrapbook. The scrapbook includes...
Dates: 1944-1945

Agnes Synder Crume papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1985_041-UA
Scope and Contents The papers primarily consist of letters between Agnes Snyder and John Crume, youthful friends who later married. Her letters were written during her student years at the University of Louisville to Crume, who was overseas in the European theater of World War II, and as a foreign service trainee following the war. Other materials include clippings of many stories Agnes Crume wrote as a reporter for the Louisville Courier-journal; personal correspondence of the Crumes, and her father, Herbert...
Dates: 1938 - 1946

Clarence H. Curbow papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2010_052-UA
Content Description Letters written by Clarence Curbow to his mother during his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Curbow was stationed in Tokyo. The letters date from June 1945 to May 1946; only two letters were written prior to "Victory over Japan" or "VJ" day.
Dates: 1945-1946

Richard L. Drye papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008_003-UA
Content Description Consists of items relating to Drye's service in World War II, including his military service record and the Official Journal of the Japanese Military Administration (1942), in Japanese and English.
Dates: 1940-1986

Charles Embry papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 1988_119-UA
Content Description This collection contains material concerning Embry's World War II naval service. He served aboard the battleship Missouri at the time of Japanese surrender.
Dates: 1945

Christine Hesse Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 1997_020-UA
Scope and Contents This small collection includes just four series and six folders. Samples of her poetry are tucked inside a Dun & Bradstreet Operations Folder. By far the largest amount of material stems from her World War II correspondence with five different soldiers, at least two of whom appeared to become serious beaux.
Dates: 1936-1966

Inda Wangerin papers

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2008_056-UA
Dates: 1943-1953; Majority of material found within 1943-1947

Mattie Jenkins Papers/American War Mothers records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1994_006-UA
Scope and Contents This collection contains records of the American War Mothers, a patriotic women's organization, and some personal papers of Mattie Jenkins, a Louisville resident who was active in the organization.
Dates: 1918-1988