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World War II -- From Homefront to Warfront

   
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  1. Arthur Burns' Memoirs
    Arthur Burns; Memoir of Arthur Burns compiled by Arvin Battersby

  2. Arthur W. Burns, service photograph
    Photograph of Arthur W. Burns during his service in the 8th Air Force

  3. Arthur W. Burns' Discharge Paper
    Arthur W. Burns' Discharge Paper

  4. Audrey and Robert Thornburg on their wedding day
    Robert and Audrey Thornburg on their wedding day. Audrey was a WAVE in Mare Island, CA when she met Robert while he was hospitalized due to a kamikaze attack in the Pacific

  5. Audrey Thornburg in a dress made from parachute silk
    Audrey Thornburg on her wedding day, her dress was made out of parachute silk.

  6. Audrey Thornburg, 2008
    Audrey Thornburg in 2008

  7. Audrey Thornburg, Service Photograph
    Audrey Thornburg during her service in the Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services (WAVES) during World War II

  8. Audrey Thornburg, Service Photograph
    Audrey Thornburg in her WAVES uniform during World War II

  9. Authorization Card
    Robert Inman; authorization card allowing him to wear the Army-Navy production award emblem

  10. Awarded the Bronze Star
    Papers from the 7th Armored Division headquarters in regards to awarding him a bronze star

  11. Awards Forwarded Paper
    Letter sent May 22, 1951 from Lt. Colonel John Gulick notifying Ray Born that the following awards were forwarded to him

  12. Awards Letter
    Joe Davito; letter notifying Joe of the awards he was to receive

  13. Awards Notification
    Letter detailing the actions that earned Ray Born a Silver Star and an Air Medal

  14. B29 Gunner's Manual
    Joe Davito; Second Air Force B-29 Standard Procedures for Gunner's Manual

  15. Badger Ordnance Works Patch
    Audrey Thornburg's Badger Ordnance Works patch. Thornburg worked at the Badger Ordnance Works plant in Madison, Wisconsin before volunteering for the WAVES during World War II

  16. Barbara and Erwin Gerard, 2008
    Barbara and Erwin Gerard, 2008

  17. Barbara Gerard
    Erwin Gerard's wife Barbara

  18. Battersby, Arvin; Video Recording (2:41)
    Arvin Battersby on Walter Burns' service during WWII NOTICE: You must download RealPlayer to access this file

  19. Battersby, Arvin; Video Recording (3:41)
    Arvin Battersby discussing the Schweinfurt Raid, which his uncle Arthur Burns was a part of NOTICE: You must download RealPlayer to access this file

  20. Battersby, Arvin, Jack Micetich; Video Recording (3:17)
    Arvin Battersby and Jack Micetich discussing the events surrounding Arthur Burn's plane being shot down NOTICE: You must download RealPlayer to access this file

  21. Battersby, Arvin, Jack Micetich, and Jerry Micetich; Audio Recording (1:33:02)
    1:00 Jack discussing some of his childhood memories of WWII 5:00 Jack on his father being drafted 10:05 Arvin on his uncle Arthur's service during WWII 13:10 Arvin discussing the Schweinfurt Raid 17:35 Jack discussing early tactics and strategy 19:20 Arvin, Jack, and Jerry on their uncle's plane being shot down 29:55 Arvin and Jack discussing how the war affected their uncle 33:45 Jack recollecting Arthur visiting during the war 35:00 Jack, Jerry, and Arvin on their uncle Arthur's life 44:35 Arvin detailing his uncle Arthur's service record 49:30 Arvin recounting his uncle Walter's service during WWII 53:20 Jack and Arvin discussing Walter and the 95th Infantry Division 55:20 Jack on his uncle Walter visiting during the war 58:05 Jack on the 95th Division 59:20 Arvin discussing General Patton and the 3rd Army 100:45 Jerry recalling a few stories his uncle Walter had revealed 104:30 Jerry and Jack detailing their father's service during WWII 115:00 Jack on his father's service and the war ending 117:20 Jerry and Jack on their father's experiences during training 121:25 Jack on how soldiers deal with the stress of war 122:20 Arvin on dealing with the stress of war and his service in Vietnam 127:00 Jack and Jerry discussing relatives who served in later conflicts 129:15 Arvin recalling the end of his service NOTICE: You must download RealPlayer to access this file

  22. Battery C, 485th Anti-Air Artillery Sign
    Battery C, 485th Anti-Air Artillery Sign displaying the Hits, Damaged, and Maybes on Japanese aircraft that they were responsible for at Leyte and Okinawa

  23. Battle Station
    Marvin's battle station was a 24-inch spotlight on Carrier Escort No. 85

  24. Bayonet and Scabbard
    John Franciskovich's Bayonet and Scabbard from World War II

  25. Beach after invasion- Casualties
    WARNING! Graphic Image; Beach in the Pacific littered with casualties

  26. Beach Post-Invasion
    Scene on the Beach in the Pacific after an American Amphibious Assault

  27. Begler, James; Audio Recording (56:58)
    0:30 Describing what he was doing the day Pearl Harbor was bombed 2:27 On basic training and being in a barrage balloon battalion 4:10 On embarking for the Pacific 5:40 On clearing out remnant resistance on islands in the Pacific 7:50 On the Americal Division and snipers 9:20 Describing coming across a large Cobra 10:00 On purchasing a pet monkey in the Pacific 10:50 Recounting an island inhabited by pygmies 12:50 On going to the Mariana Islands for decommissioning 14:25 On being lucky that he never saw heavy fighting 15:45 On hearing the news that Germany surrendered 17:30 On working at the Arsenal before entering the service 20:40 On returning home 22:00 On his experiences in the Pacific being forever etched in his mind 22:30 Detailing coaxing Japanese soldiers out of the hills in Finchaven 24:00 Describing his pet monkey 27:00 Receiving the rank of Staff Sergeant 28:40 Deciding it was time to get out of the Army 33:25 On the VFW 38:45 Detailing his life after the war 41:05 On what people should remember about World War II 44:45 On wanting to visit some of the places he served 45:00 Describing a tomb on Samar of an American Doctor's wife 46:55 On the natives in the Pacific 48:00 On Tokyo Rose and Midnight Charlie 49:15 Describing jungle hazards 50:25 On the guys he served with 52:15 On things getting scary at times 54:10 On never being in need of food or ammunition 55:30 On the atomic bombs being dropped NOTICE: You Must Download RealPlayer to Access This File

  28. Begler, James; Video Recording (0:51)
    Jim Begler; conditions and diseases of the war NOTICE: You must download RealPlayer to access this file

  29. Begler, James; Video Recording (1:18)
    Jim Begler; embarking for the Pacific. NOTICE: You must download RealPlayer to access this file

  30. Begler, James; Video Recording (1:25)
    Jim Begler; the cruelty of war and the smell of death NOTICE: You must download RealPlayer to access this file

  31. Begler, James; Video Recording (1:32)
    Jim Begler; his pet monkey NOTICE: You must download RealPlayer to access this file

  32. Berchtesgaden from a distance
    Photograph Jesse Brown took of Berchtesgaden in Southern Germany

  33. Bernard Ravnaas, Service Photograph
    Bernard Ravnaas during his service in the US Army during World War II

  34. Bernard Ravnaas, Service Photograph
    Bernard Ravnaas during World War II

  35. Bernard Ravnaas, World War II citations
    Collection of Bernard Ravnaas' World War II military decorations, which includes a Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars, World War II Victory Ribbon, and a Presidential Unit Citation

  36. Betty Davito, 2008
    Photograph taken in 2008

  37. Betty Morrill, 2008
    Betty Morrill, 2008

  38. Beverly Micono and Bernard Ravnaas, 2008
    Beverly Micono and her brother Bernard Ravnaas in 2008

  39. Billfold carried by a worker killed in an explosion at the Elwood Ordnance Plant
    The billfold Emil Novak was carrying when he was killed in an explosion at the Elwood Ordnance Plant in 1942.

  40. Biographical Information for Alexander McDermott
    Biographical Information for Alexander McDermott

  41. Biographical Information for Anne Craterfield
    Biographical Information for Anne Craterfield

  42. Biographical Information for Arthur W. Burns
    Biographical Information for Arthur W. Burns

  43. Biographical Information for Arvin Battersby
    Arvin Battersby; Biographical Information

  44. Biographical Information for Audrey Thornburg
    Biographical Information for Audrey Thornburg

  45. Biographical Information for Bernard Ravnaas
    Biographical Information for Bernard Ravnaas

  46. Biographical Information for Betty Davito
    Biographical Information for Betty Davito

  47. Biographical Information for Betty Morrill
    Biographical Information for Betty Morrill

  48. Biographical Information for Beverly Ravnaas Micono
    Biographical Information for Beverly Ravnaas Micono

  49. Biographical Information for Carbon Hill School Museum
    Biographical Information for Carbon Hill School Museum

  50. Biographical Information for Charles Buberle
    Charles Buberle's biographical information

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