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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:

James E. P. Sullivan Aviation Drawing Collection (MS-561)

Identifier: MS-561

The collection pertains mainly to James E. P. Sullivan’s work as a designer at United Aircraft Products in Dayton, Ohio, during World War II, including such materials as company history, product literature, newsletters, and many parts drawings and designs. The collection also includes some material on the development of the Douglas A-26 Invader aircraft, a project for which James Sullivan’s father was chief engineer. A few photographs of people and aircraft are included also.

Dates: 1918-1951; Majority of material found within 1940-1946

Survivors of the Holocaust Oral History Project Records

Identifier: MS-239

The Survivors of the Holocaust Oral History Project was established in 1977 as a joint effort by Antioch College and Wright State University. Its purpose was to interview and preserve stories of survivors of the Nazi Holocaust who settled in the Dayton, Ohio, area. The records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, lists of potential interviewees, clippings, and publicity. The Project produced the Emmanuel Ringelblum Collection of Oral History Memoirs of the Holocaust.

Dates: 1977-1985

The Job Ahead, Summary of the Report on the State of World War II, 1943 (SC-287)

Identifier: SC-287

Collection consists of a two-page newspaper format publication in color printed by the Dayton Emergency Committee in Ohio, summarizing a report from General Marshall, Chief of Staff, and other high-ranking Army officers on the state of the war and the road to victory.

Dates: 1943

Joseph Updyke Collection, World War II Correspondence (MS-674)

Identifier: MS-674
Abstract The collection consists primarily of correspondence written and received by Joseph F. “Bud” Updyke, a lifelong resident of Oakwood, during his World War II service in the U.S. Army at Fort Knox (Armored Force Replacement Training Center), England, and France. Subjects included military life and clerical work, interpersonal relationships, train travel, rationing and food shortages, base and barracks conditions, entertainment, weather, historic sites and scenery, holidays, and mail service....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; 1942-1945, 1995

U.S. Army WWII Correspondence Course Kit (SC-280)

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: SC-280
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of several correspondence courses which were to be taken by Army medics preparing for deployment to the Pacific Theatre. There are ten booklets on various diseases and treatments, two exams, and instructions.

Dates: 1943-1944

William H. Chisam World War I Photographs

Identifier: MS-166

The collection consists of seventy-five photographs from William H. Chisam’s time learning to fly at the Wright School of Aviation in Dayton, Ohio, and Augusta, Georgia, and his service during World War I as a member of the No. 3 Squadron of the Royal Naval Air Service. Chisam flew missions in France during World War I. These photographs are of Chisam and his friends in flying school, military aircraft in France, flying squadrons, and war damaged buildings.

Dates: 1915 - 1918

World War II Aviation News Clippings Scrapbook (MS-520)

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-520

This scrapbook contains news clippings of aircraft and aviation events around the Miami Valley and the nation in the World War II era. Many of the clippings come from Dayton’s newspapers at the time, the Journal, the Herald, and the Daily News. Some clippings were taken from magazines. The creator of the scrapbook is unknown.

Dates: Circa 1939-1945

World War II Ration Book (SC-133)

Identifier: SC-133
Scope and Contents

War Ration Book One from the Office of Price Administration. Includes a Certificate of Registrar that shows it was registered to a Virgil J. Roush of Columbus, Ohio issued on March 17, 1943.

Dates: 1943