Military Scrapbooks - World War II, Ruins of Manila
- US TxAM-C 1047
Military Scrapbooks - World War II, Ruins of Manila
Guthrie F. Layne, Jr. World War II Scrapbook
This collection contains the scrapbook from Seaman First Class Guthrie Fitzhugh Layne, Jr during World War II, including a detailed finding guide.
Tom Hannum Collection of World War II Letters and Manuscript
This collection contains correspondence, pictures, clippings, documents, notes, certificates, awards, and other materials concerning the military career of Air Force Lieutenant B. B. Baker and those with whom he worked. The materials span the time period of World War II as well as military operations and concerns in India, China, and Southeast Asia in the years following the war.
The largest section of correspondence is the letters between Lt. Baker and his parents dating from December 1942 to May 1954. Other correspondence includes those between Lt. Baker and others including Generals with whom Baker was associated.
Within the numerous military certificates awarded to Lieutenant Baker, there is an atomic illustration (joke certificate of atomic testing and WWII humor), a letter of gratitude from Harry Truman, and an Army certificate of appreciation for war service. Also included in the collection are military flying handouts, Marines football game photos, and other information about the WWII accounts in Baker's life. Other photographs include some of India in 1943 and 1944 as well as the Imperial Palace in Japan (folder 2/5). There is also a scrapbook containing newspaper articles concerning Asia along with notes on the region (folder 2/9).
Baker, B. B.
Lt. Haynes W. Dugan Collection
This collection includes two manuscripts written by Dugan entitled The Great Class of 1934 and On My Way to the Cemetery. The first work chronicles Dugan's life at A&M College and the latter discusses his experiences in World War II (WWII).
Other items in the collection include newspaper clippings related to WWII and the Texas A&M Aggies who fought in the war, war correspondence from the 2nd and 3rd Armored Divisions, and reunion information on the 3rd Armored Division.
Dugan, Haynes W.
World War II Propaganda Photographs
C. Lincoln Williston World War II Collection
Cliff and Judy Chamberlain World War II Scrapbook
This collection contains two topographical maps marked with military grid lines, originally published in 1941 by the British War Office, but apparently used by American forces in this instance. One for Cassino, Italy (sheet 160), the other for Isernia, Italy (Sheet 161), in Transverse Mercator Projection with military grid lines and joined with linen tape along the south grid number 96 to form one sheet measuring 50 cm x 72 cm. The map legend is missing on both sections however cities, towns, rivers, streams, roads (major roads in red stamped with numbers), railroads, relief is shown by contour lines, and spot heights can be seen.
The Isernia map is inscribed on the lower half of the back of it mostly in pencil, but with a few notes in ink. The inscriptions, possibly in several different hands, record times of day by the military clock, and locations numerically oriented on the military grid map for various military actions. These actions include remarks on place and type of artillery or small arms fire, observations on the taking of prisoners of war, and other actions in the area southwest of the Rapido River and the town of Cassino. According to the orientation of the action, these notes apparently record fighting by Allied forces against the German army in the Mignano Gap region preceding the Battle of Monte Cassino (January 12, 1944 - May 19, 1944).
The linen tape joining the two maps appears to have been added after inscriptions made on the Isernia map, but most likely during the campaign itself, to be useful for the entire area involved in the Battle of Monte Cassino. Polish troops, the 7th Infantry, and the name Custer are mentioned. The Isernia map is also inscribed in ink in the margin at the top with "Knapp - 31309661, K Co." (possible serial number and company designation K for a soldier named Knapp).
Published by the War Office of Great Britain, originally in 1941, though both sections have a date of 1943 for the second edition. Both maps are designated part of the series "Geographical Section, General Staff, No. 4164." Maps may have been reproduced by the U.S. Army Map Service.
British War Office
Philippine Military Operations Around World War II Scrapbook
This scrapbook contains black and white photographs of Philippine military operations, assumed to be during or after World War II. Also included is a copy of the pamphlet "Code of the U. S. Fighting Man" (1957).
Ray Dudley Papers - Reliving My World War II Adventure
This collection includes a personal account titled "Reliving my World War II Adventure" by Ray Dudley, depicting his experience as a B-26 pilot in the 34 thBomb Squadron during World War II, and some accompanying letters.
This scrapbook contains a World War II ration book, ration card, memorabilia of Texas A&M student life during the 1940-1950s with additional items in the 1960s regarding Texas A&M.
Barbara N. Stone World War II Scrapbook
This scrapbook was assembled by Dr. Barbara N. Stone during World War II (WWII). It primarily focuses on President Roosevelt but also contains homefront articles.
Steven Simon, Jr. '22 Scrapbook
This collection contains a scrapbook with photographs of early campus views Texas A&M College, its buildings, and the Aggie]Band in the 1920s. Also included are clippings and materials from Simon's enlistment in World War II (WWII).
Texas A&M Medal of Honor Research Collection
Correspondence, copies of transcripts, copies of official military records, newspaper clippings, photographs, award/recognition ceremony programs, and copies of a scrapbook about Dennis Keathley compiled by Jim Woodall while doing research on TAMU Medal of Honor Winners. Included in the collection are Horace Carswell, Thomas W. Fowler, William Harrell, Lloyd Hughes, Turney Leonard, Eli Whiteley, and George D. Keathley.
Richard R. "Dick" Tumlinson '51, "Recollections from Korea" Collection
This collection consists of 50 pages (small 1-inch binder) containing an overview autobiography of Tumlinson’s time spent in the United States Air Force during the Korean War along with photographs from his time overseas in Korea from 1953. Also included in the binder are mission reports.
Tumlinson, Richard R.