Chemical Warfare Agents Reference Chart, 1942
Chart titled "Chemical Warfare Agents Reference Chart: Gases - Bombs - First Aid at a Glance" published by the Educational Research Bureau, Washington, D.C., in 1942. The chart describes chemical warfare agents, their effects and treatments, and the Civilian Defense Corps, and has information about decontamination, first aid, and fire-fighting on the verso. Compiled and arranged by Henry Gray, distributed by the Washington Service Bureau, and reviewed and passed by the United States Office of Civilian Defense.
Daily Bulletin 117, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, 1941
Daily Bulletin No. 117 issued by the Office of the Commanding General, Headquarters, Camp Wheeler, Georgia on July 3, 1941. Includes reference to a lost pipe belonging to Corporal John L. Slaughter.
Hitler's Nemesis, The 9th Inf Division, circa 1945
A booklet titled "Hitler's Nemesis: The 9th Inf Division" published by Stars and Stripes in Paris, France, circa 1945. It tells the story of the service of the United States Army's 9th Infantry Division during World War II.
Memphis YMCA membership flyer, 1942
Memphis YMCA membership flyer titled “Toughen Up for Total War”, Memphis, Tennessee, 1942.
Permit to purchase beer, Allied Expeditionary Force, Freising, Germany, 1945
Permit issued on July 5, 1945, for Lt. Wilburn of the 3rd Battalion of the U.S. Army's 47th Infantry to purchase 900 liters of beer daily from the Weihenstephan Brewery in Freising, Germany, issued by the Allied Expeditionary Force Military Government.
Promotion list, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, 1941
List of men to be promoted from Company C of the 12th Training Battalion at Camp Wheeler, Georgia on April 21, 1941. Pvt. (SS) John L. Slaughter was promoted to Corporal and Company Clerk.
Safi Party, Great Success, 47th Infantry, circa 1945
A mimeographed sheet with a story about the Safi Party that Sergeant John L. Slaughter of the Third Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, initiated for survivors of the landing at Safi, Morocco, in November 1942, held in June 1945. On the other side of the sheet there is information on a G.I. show by the First Battalion, and other news. Photographs of the venue can be viewed. Slaughter notes on the verso of one photograph that he had the names of all the battles fought painted on the walls.
Shemya, Alaska, landing and occupation narrative, circa 1945
Copy of a 15-page narrative about the occupation of Shemya, Alaska, from 1943 to 1945 written by T/4 Andrew Thompson and T/4 Walter Wilson and published by Shemya Post Information and Education Office, APO 729, undated (circa 1945). It describes the landing on, and occupation of, Shemya, one of the Aleutian Islands, by troops selected from the Fourth Infantry Regiment in May 1943. This was part of the campaign to retake the islands of Attu and Kiska from Japan which had occupied them in 1942. The narrative then describes life at the base on Shemya, known as APO 729, until the end of the war.
Shemya, Alaska, U.S. Army 329th Station Hospital roster, circa 1945
Copy of a 4-page roster of U.S. Army and Red Cross personnel stationed at the 329th Station Hospital, APO 729, on Shemya in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, undated (circa 1945).
The First, circa 1945
Booklet published by Stars and Stripes describing the service of the U.S. Army's First Infantry Division, nicknamed "The Big Red One", published circa 1945. The front cover of the booklet is damaged.
The Huddle, 2:3, 1945
“The Huddle”, Vol. 2, No. 3, dated October 16, 1945 . A 12-page newsletter “published by and for permanent personnel and patients of the Hospital Ship "Jarrett M. Huddleston”. The ship was originally launched as the “Liberty Ship” "SS Samuel F.B. Morse" on September 28, 1942 before being sold to the War Department to be converted to a hospital ship between November 1943 and August 1944. Commissioned "USAHS Jarrett M. Huddleston" in August 1944, the ship operated between the east coast of the United States and the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater of Operations until it was decommissioned in December 1945. Commissioned as "USAT Jarrett M. Huddleston" in 1946, it became surplus in 1949 and was scrapped in 1971.
Thunderbolt, U.S. Army 83rd Infantry Division, 1945
Vol. 6, No. 27 of "Thunderbolt: Weekly Newspaper of the 83rd Infantry Division", Linz, Austria, published on November 3, 1945.
Hold Fast!: Historical Bits of Pathos, Lore, Heroism and Satire About the Veteran Ninth Infantry Division, circa 1945
Joseph B. Mittelman
A 57-page publication produced by division historian Joseph B. Mittelman titled “Hold Fast!: Historical Bits of Pathos, Lore, Heroism and Satire About the Veteran Ninth Infantry Division” published in Germany circa 1945. The U.S. Army Ninth Division was activated on August 1, 1940 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and served in North Africa, Sicily, France and Germany during World War II.
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