World War, 1939-1945
Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:
Robert Eldred Taylor Papers
Selective service records of Taylor of Larned, Kansas, during World War II. Taylor was disqualified from Aviation Cadet Training due to color blindness, and entered the enlisted reserve corps and was assigned inactive status to Pan American World Airways in Miami, Florida. In 1945 Taylor had to go in front of the selective service board again for possible duty.
Herbert J. Thomas Papers
Born in Columbus, Ohio, moved to South Charleston, West Virginia in 1925. Attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute from 1937-1941. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and Purple Heart during World War II. Collection includes photographs, clippings, citations, and papers collected by Lt. Col. John Coulter for his book on the six Medal of Honor winners who were students from Virginia Tech.
Edward E. Thompson Memorabilia
Edward Everett Thompson (1911-1989) was a veterinarian who established the Salem (Virginia) Veterinary Hospital and a Major in the Veterinary Corps of the U. S. Army during World War II. The collection includes scrapbooks of a 1932 ROTC camp, Burma, New Guinea, World War II photographs, and China in 1981. A second scrapbook contains letters, cards, newspaper clippings, and photographs of politicians Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Nancy Reagan, and Charles Robb.
World War I Image Collection,
The collection consists of 33 postcards and 8 photos, from World Wars I and II.
World War II Ration Book Four
This collection contains a war ration book printed during World War II.
World War II Sugar Rationing Pamphlets,
The World War II Sugar Rationing Pamphlets include four pamphlets published during the height of food rationing in the United States during the Second World War. The pamphlets promote rationing of sugar at the homefront and provide recipes that can be made using a substitute for sugar.