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WWII. World War II

 Topic Guide
Identifier: WWII
This classification groups together collections on the topic of World War, 1939-1945.

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Night Fighters of World War II Historical Collection

Identifier: MS-120

Consists of records from the Night Fighters Association, WWII Night Fighters organization, and personal papers from members of the organization, relating to Night Fighter Squadrons serving in World War II. Includes pilot tests, squadron reports, individual flight records, rosters, unpublished chronologies of the 6th and 417th Night Fight Squadrons, and photographs. The collection also includes an audio recording of the 1978 Night Fighter Reunion held in Dayton, Ohio.

Dates: 1942-2007; Majority of material found within 1942-1978

Pearl Harbor Collection (SC-269)

Identifier: SC-269
Scope and Contents The collection contains twelve 5” x 7” letterpress halftone photographs taken by Navy photographers on December 7, 1941 during and immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Included are photographs of the USS Arizona, USS Maryland, USS Oklahoma, USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, USS Shaw, USS Downes, USS Cassin, USS Pennsylvania, USS Helena, USS Nevada, and USS Oglala. Two photographs pre-date the attack: Amelia Earhart in Honolulu, Hawaii, and of Franklin D. Roosevelt with his son...
Dates: circa 1934-1941, 1986; Majority of material found in 1941

Bruno Porta WWII Photographs (SC-304)

Identifier: SC-304

The collection consists of 13 photographs depicting Benito Mussolini, Erwin Rommel, and other Italian and German military officers in North Africa in 1942-1943. Lieutenant Bruno Porta was an Italian Army officer in WWII. Porta later gave the photographs to his friend Richard Dawson, who served in the 415th Night Fighter Squadron.

Dates: 1942-1943

Laurence P. Richmond Papers (MS-594)

Identifier: MS-594

The collection consists primarily of information on the development of radio technologies at General Electric in the 1920s and of radio and radar technologies at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from the 1930s through 1950s. Some information on the WPAFB Quarter Century Club is also included.

Dates: 1918-1974; Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Emmanuel Ringelblum Collection of Oral History Memoirs of the Holocaust (MS-215)

Identifier: MS-215

Collection consists of audio interviews with 35 Dayton-area individuals who survived, or were impacted by, the Nazi Holocaust; audio and video recordings of lectures related to the Holocaust; and video programs produced from original interviews specifically for classroom use to supplement Holocaust curriculum.

Dates: 1978 - 1995

Jack Savage Papers

Identifier: MS-237

Papers consist primarily of materials documenting Savage's military career in the Signal Corps during World War II and include his letters home, a scrapbook, photographs, a narrative of his experiences, and his basic training book. Also included are materials from his father who served in World War I, as well as a small collection of Civil War letters and papers from Savage's ancestors who fought in Ohio regiments.

Dates: 1861 - 2007

Harley R. Schneider Northwest Vandalia Modification Center Collection (MS-557)

Identifier: MS-557
Abstract Harley R. Schneider was an employee of Northwest Airlines Corp. Schneider was a civil engineer employed to modify World War II bombers at Northwest Airlines Corp. Modification Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Northwest Airlines expanded their facilities in 1943 which included a new Modification Center in Vandalia, Ohio. Schneider was reassigned to the Vandalia location in 1943. This collection consists of various materials from his time working at the Vandalia Modification Center including a...
Dates: 1943 - 1944; 2000

Josephine Schwarz Papers

Identifier: MS-218
Abstract The Josephine Schwarz Papers consist of a collection of the personal correspondence, photographs, writings, and memorabilia of Josephine and, to a lesser extent, the personal papers of her sister Hermene Schwarz. The collection encompasses a wide range of topics, including the Schwarz School of Dance, the Dayton Ballet, correspondence concerning dance and ballet-related issues, personal correspondence with family, friends, and students, her journals, diaries, and scrapbooks, ballet and...
Dates: 1876-2004

Seth Furnas World War II Papers (SC-107)

Identifier: SC-107
Dates: 1943 - 1946

Lt. Bennett C. Simmons Drawing (SC-306)

Identifier: SC-306
Content Description

Collection consists of one oversize pencil portrait drawing of Lt. Bennett C. Simmons, a B-17 Bombardier-Navigator, Army Air Corps, WWII. The drawing was created by renowned portrait artist William Van Dresser at Boca Raton Field (Florida) in 1944.

Dates: 1944