Source: Leslie Avery Shaw Papers, #992 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison This image dated 1945 is among the personal papers of Leslie Avery Shaw who served as a Captain in the 11th AAA, 49th AAA Brigade, VII Corps in the U.S. First Army that was stationed in Europe during World War II. The image is of a [...]
Tag: United States Army
Source: Victor C. Faure Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #1201 Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: The letter is written by Pvt. Victor C. Faure to his parents, Henry E. Faure and Inge Peterson Faure, who live in San Francisco, California, describing his experiences during World War I. From his letter above he describes Army life on [...]
Source: Frank A. Armstrong, Jr. Papers Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Colonel Frank Armstrong with air crew in front of bomber. This 306th Heavy Bomber Group, Army Air Forces crew flew first daylight bombardment raid over Germany during World War II.
Source: George Willcox Mclver Papers (Addition #6), East Carolina Manuscript Collection #251 Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: The Carolina Wildcat insignia displayed here is a reproduction of the shoulder patches worn by Headquarters units of the 81st Infantry Division during World War I. Although the division included troops from Florida, Puerto Rico, and New York [...]
Source: Hugh Elroy Best, Jr. Family Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #894 Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: This week’s pick comes from a collection that contains photographic prints and photocopied documents relating to military service of three generations of a Tarboro, NC family. The family members include Hugh E. Best, Sr., Hugh E. Best, Jr., [...]