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Gustav Wehrs Collection
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Gustav Wehrs Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 7
  • Collection
  • 1943-2003

This collection contains correspondence from Gustav Wehrs to David Chapman and Dr. Robert H. Carpenter, regarding the donation of his life's memories as part of the Military collection to Cushing Memorial Library at Texas A&M. Included is a translated account of his experiences during the Battle of the Aegean in 1943, and an account of the early years of his life he had typed in his native German language.

Wehrs, Gustav, 1915

Wehrs Materials

1/1: Correspondence

  • Letter to Dr. Robert H. Carpenter from Gustav Wehrs, detailing the contents of his memories and regretting they were in German, mentions a book that was soon to be published on the Battle of the Aegean and gives an update on the health of him and his wife, Annemarie. September 14, 2003
  • Letter to Gustav Wehrs from David Chapman, notifying him of Dr. Carpenter's donation of a copy of his memories and battle descriptions to Cushing Library, where it would be made a part of the Military Collection. October 15, 2003

1/2: Biography

  • Typed and bound account of Gustav Wehrs' memoirs of his early years, typed in his native German. Details like his parents' wedding date, the names of his siblings, hometown, and family profession are included, as well as Wehrs' life before being drafted into the German Army in 1939. All details afterward pertain to the war, and then into the 1950s when conditions in Germany began to improve.
  • Photocopies of several photographs are on some of the pages, some taken during World War II (WWII) and others are from his childhood.

1/3: Translated type-written account of Gustav Wehrs' World War II (WWII) experiences during the Battle of the Aegean on the islands Kos and Leros, in 1943.