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Only top-level descriptions World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
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Charles Mason, papers

  • US IlHpHS maso.cha
  • File
  • 1944-1946

Soldiers letters, chiefly to Highland Park High School principal and community activist Charles Mason.

Mason, Charles

Gervase L Brown, papers

  • US IlHpHS brow.ger
  • File
  • 1918, 1943-1944

Order for Induction into Military Service (1918), cancellation, 1941 Voters Permanent Registration, and war bond certificates.

Brown, Gervase L

Mario Pasquesi, papers

  • US IlHpHS pasu.mar
  • File
  • 1942-1948

World War II service papers (copies and originals), insignia ephemera and B/W photos of service man Mario Pasquesi.

Pasquesi, Mario

Memories of World War II

  • 2007.11.11
  • Collection

Brief biography and detailed narrative of training and Pacific War Theater, 1942-1945 of "Grandpa" Sy Bortz.

Bortz, Seymour A. (Sy)

Norman Rivkin's interview about World War II

  • US IlHpHS 2014.1
  • Collection
  • ca. 2013

Oral history interview with Jewish World War II Army Veteran. Norman Rivkin served in the 5th Army Division "Red Diamond Division" during World War II, 11th division, Company K. He relates training and military exercises, "war games" leading up to the invasion of Normandy, France and the campaigns and battles on French and German soil, especially Alscace and Lorraine.

Rivkin discusses continued 21st century correspondence and meetings with people he met in the 1943-1945 war theater in Germany and France. Interviewed by "Eric" for student project.