Our friends have been very generous lately with military records. This time we will look at new 20th Century records.
We have Story of the Thirty-Third Division in World War I
. This regimental history was published by the Chicago Daily News and mentions many of the soldiers by name. Third Squadron Air Service: September 15, 1918 to January 24, 1919
consisted of 152 men, mostly from the Midwest. Each man is listed with his rank and home address.
We have a high resolution image of a photograph of the 375 Co., 409 M.S.T., Lt. Morris Knapp, Commanding
, also from World War I. Finally we have an update consisting of “Letters Received” and “Miscellaneous Documents” for the Alois Masbaum WWI collection.
We have images of W.A. Clarke’s V-Mail from Europe in 1945
to his family in Crown Point, New York. We have records for Allen Henry Wisely
and Walter Wisely
, of Fort Wayne, both in the US Navy in World War II. The records were scanned by family friend and Genealogy Center volunteer, Don Weber, and contain photographs, Christmas and post cards and clippings.
Ornell Stauffer, US Army Air Corps
, was a hero in World War II. This Hoosier was shot down over Japan in 1944 in his plane. “Calamity Sue,” named for his baby daughter. His widow and daughter finally received his medals in 2015. Images of War: The Pacific Theater
, published by the World War II Memorial Society offers pages of photographs of events in the South Pacific. And we have a commemorative booklet for Aro Equipment Corporation, Bryan, Ohio
, in 1943 when the company won the Army Navy E for Excellence Award, which includes a list of all employees serving in the military.
We have a history of the 3rd and 14th Field Hospita
l in the Korean War. Besides a history of the combined units, there are photographs of the officers and enlisted personnel. Donald G. Allen of Bedford
, Indiana served in the United States Navy from 1951-1955. He was a fire control technician third class on the battleship USS Wisconsin and saw combat in the Korean War. Sara Allen donated his photograph collection from his time in service, including other service members at work or play and visitors to the ship.
Finally, we have various military records of our fabulous volunteer, Don Weber,
who served in the US Navy during peacetime. These documents include ID cards, evaluations, shore patrol assignments, examinations and much more. Don also provided the World War II records of his father George Anthony Weber
, who served with the US Army in Europe. These records include his discharge, ration cards, Christmas cards, post newsletters, post cards, and letters. One photo, shown here, is of George holding hands with his young son, Don, all dressed up in his miniature uniform. It’s a beautiful family moment!