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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

John C. Beason Papers

Identifier: MS-521

The collection consists primarily of materials pertaining to Beason’s service during World War II in the Western Pacific, including several photographs, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, and rosters of personnel who also served in the 37th Division Artillery from the group’s reunions. Copies of sketches by Edward J. Dollriehs of the Western Pacific are also included.

Dates: 1940-2016; Majority of material found within 1940-1945

Charles and Grace Bost Papers

Identifier: MS-453

The Charles and Grace Bost Papers consist of World War II-era correspondence. There are 67 letters between Charles and Grace of Springfield, Ohio. Charles entered the service in July 1942 and was stationed in Tennessee while Grace remained in Springfield, Ohio.

Dates: 1935-1943; Majority of material found in 1942

Arlene Galloway Dayton Newspaper Headlines Collection (SC-330)

Identifier: SC-330
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Dayton newspaper front pages with headlines concerning events such as World War II, President Dwight Eisenhower, and the 1969 moon landing.

Dates: 1941-1969; Majority of material found in 1945

Arlene Galloway World War II Political Cartoons Collection (SC-331)

Identifier: SC-331
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of newspaper clippings of political cartoons concerning World War II, taken from Dayton newspapers.

Dates: 1942-1945

Edward Hauck World War II Collection (SC-332)

Identifier: SC-332
Scope and Contents Edward Hauck was a life-long Dayton resident and World War II veteran. The collection consists of original drawings by a soldier known as “Poncho” (a member of Hauck’s Roger Squad) during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. The drawings depict fellow Roger Squad members (including Hauck) and combat scenes. The collection also includes letters (written on the backs of the drawings) from Hauck to his wife back home in Dayton and one photograph of Hauck and his brothers in their military...
Dates: 1944-1945, 1951

P. H. Richardson Wright Field Photo Collection

Identifier: MS-365

The Richardson Wright Field Collection contains 172 photos of aircraft and aircraft parts. The majority of the pictures feature displays from the Armed Forces Day Air Show held at Wright Field in 1945. Many of the exhibits pertain to Luftwaffe aircraft captured during Operation Lusty. As well, there are many photos documenting the only Fairchild powered XAT-6E Texan produced.

Dates: 1945

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