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Finding aid for the G. I. Stories of the Ground, Air and Service Forces of the European Theater of Operations collection

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: G. I. Stories of the Ground, Air and Service Forces of the European Theater of Operations collection
Inclusive Date(s): 1941-1945
Author: Finding aid prepared by Cara Gilgenbach, April 2008
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Cara Gilgenbach using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2008
Origination: United States. Army. European Theater of Operations
Extent: .16 cubic feet (1 "shoebox" container)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0052
Abstract: This collection contains titles from a series of booklets produced during World War II by the European Theater of Operations division of the United States Army. Each booklet focuses on a specific Army division such as the 101st Airborne Division, among others.
Language(s): The records are in English

History of G. I. Stories of the Ground, Air and Service Forces Series

The booklet series was produced by the European Theater of Operations unit of the United States Army. Specifically, the series was issued by the Orientation Branch, Information and Education Division. Information was supplied by various Army generals, commanders, and their staffs. It appears that some of these booklets were given to newly-enlisted staff as there is a space for the enlistee to record his/her name, date of enlistment, date of arrival in the European Theater, and decorations earned. There is also a space at the back of many of these booklets in which to record the autographs of fellow service personnel.

Scope and Content

The collection contains 44 booklets produced by the United States Army, European Theater of Operations unit during the second World War. Each booklet, part of a series titled G. I. Stories of the Ground, Air and Service Forces, highlights the work and accomplishments of a distinct Army division, corp, regiment, etc. during the war, including the Transportation Corps, the Women's Army Corps, Military Police, 87th Infantry Division, among many others. The booklets generally run about 30 pages in length and feature many photographs, maps, and other illustrations. Each booklet's final page includes space for the inclusion of autographs. The booklets do not include a date of publication, but date from around 1941-1945.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is organized alphabetically by booklet title.

Preferred Citation

G. I. Stories of the Ground, Air and Service Forces collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

The booklets in this collection were withdrawn from the Kent State University Libraries Government Documents vertical file and transferred to the Department of Special Collections and Archives in April 2008.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe
World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories--United States
United States--Armed forces
Organizations/Corporations:
United States. Army. European Theater of Operations. Information and Education Division
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
United States. Army. European Theater of Operations
Occupations:
Soldiers
Material Types:
Military manuals



Detailed Description of the Collection
Box 1 / Folder 1
The 4th Armored: From the Beach to Bastogne, undated
Box 1 / Folder 2
The 9th: The Story of the 9th Armored Division, undated
Box 1 / Folder 3
28th: Roll On [28th Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 4
29: Let's Go!, undated
Box 1 / Folder 5
The 45th [45th Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 6
The 75th [75th Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 7
101st Airborne Division, undated
Box 1 / Folder 8
The 106th [106th Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 9
Achtung Jabos!: The Story of the IX TAC [9th Tactical Air Command], undated
Box 1 / Folder 10
All American [82nd Airborne Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 11
Attack! [35th Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 12
Blue and White Devils [3rd Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 13
Bravest of the Brave [95th Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 14
Brest to Bastogne: The Story of the 6th Armored Division, undated
Box 1 / Folder 15
Destination Berlin!: The Transportation Corps will furnish the necessary transportation, undated
Box 1 / Folder 16
Engineering the Victory: The Story of the Corps of Engineers, undated
Box 1 / Folder 17
Ever First! The 53rd Troop Carrier Wing, undated
Box 1 / Folder 18
Famous Fourth: The Story of the 4th Infantry Division, undated
Box 1 / Folder 19
Flaming Bomb: The Story of Ordnance in the ETO [Ordnance Service], undated
Box 1 / Folder 20
Fly Seek Destroy: The Story of the XIX TAC [19th Tactical Air Command], undated
Box 1 / Folder 21
Forward 80th [80th Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 22
From D+1 to 105: The Story of the 2nd Infantry Division, undated
Box 1 / Folder 23
Invaders: The Story of the 50th Troop Carrier Wing, undated
Box 1 / Folder 24
Lightning: The Story of the 78th Infantry Division, undated
Box 1 / Folder 25
Mission Accomplished: The Story of the XXIX TAC [29th Tactical Air Command], undated
Box 1 / Folder 26
MP [Military Police], undated
Box 1 / Folder 27
On the Way-94 [94th Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 28
Railsplitters [84th Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 29
Rolling Ahead! [89th Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 30
Service: Story of the Signal Corps, undated
Box 1 / Folder 31
Speed is the Password [12th Armored Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 32
Stalwart and Strong: The Story of the 87th Infantry Division, undated
Box 1 / Folder 33
The Story of the Casual [Ground Forces Reinforcement Command], undated
Box 1 / Folder 34
The Story of the Century [100th Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 35
The Story of the Reinforcement [Ground Forces Reinforcement Command], undated
Box 1 / Folder 36
The Story of the 36th Infantry Division, undated
Box 1 / Folder 37
The Story of the 97th Infantry Division, undated
Box 1 / Folder 38
Terrify and Destroy: The Story of the 10th Armored Division, undated
Box 1 / Folder 39
That Men Might Live!: The Story of the Medical Service, undated
Box 1 / Folder 40
Timberwolves: 104 Infantry Division, undated
Box 1 / Folder 41
Time Over Targets: The Story of the 9th Bombardment Division, undated
Box 1 / Folder 42
Tornado [8th Armored Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 43
Trailblazers [70th Infantry Division], undated
Box 1 / Folder 44
The WAC [Women's Army Corps], undated
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