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VI. Dickinson R. Debevoise [World War II]

 
    A. Histories and reminiscences
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4 1 Dickinson R. Debevoise History of 2d Platoon, Co. A, 294th Combat engineer Battalion (presentation), 2010
  2 Dickinson R. Debevoise History of 2d Platoon, Company A, 294th Engineer Combat Battalion, with extra notes
  3 Dickinson R. Debevoise 294th Battalion history, 1945
  4 Joe Luciano's reminiscences, with sketches (photocopy), 1976
  5 Letter from Gerald Pitman, 1994, and copies of Debevoise letters Pitman used in his Sherborne history
  6 Letter from Soper, 1995, and copy of his history of Belgium
  7 Notes and descriptions of the sinking of the Susan B. Anthony, the Welsh encampment, the Huertgen Forest, etc. (collated 1992)
  8 Typescript notes re: his time in the army, 1951
  9 Letter to Richard L. Rice, 2002, and draft of a portion of Rice's "Time out for war"
 
    B. Correspondence
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4 10 Correspondence Camp Dix March 16, 1943—March 24, 1943
  11 Correspondence Camp Gordon, Ga. March 29, 1943—April 25, 1943
  12 Correspondence Camp Gordon, Ga. April 31, 1943—May 21, 1943
  13 Correspondence Camp Gordon, Ga. May 24, 1943—June 18, 1943
  14 Correspondence Camp Gordon, Ga. June 20, 1943—August 4, 1943
  15 Correspondence Tenn. (Maneuvers) August 11, 1943—September 21, 1943
  16 Correspondence Letters from Tenn. Friends October 31, 1943—January 3, 1944
  17 Correspondence Camp Pilot Knob Arizona September 25, 1943—November 6, 1943
  18 Correspondence Camp Pilot Knob Arizona November 9, 1943—December 9, 1943
  19 Correspondence Daddy's letters to various officials Sept. 14, 1943—March 13, 1943
  20 Correspondence Camp Pilot Knob Arizona December 25, 1943—January 19, 1944
  21 Correspondence Clippings Sherborne, England January 30—April 2, 1944
  22 Correspondence Clippings Sherborne, England April 4—May 13, 1944
  23 Correspondence Clippings Sherborne, England and France May 17—June 30, 1944
  24 Correspondence Clippings France July 1—August 1, 1944
  25 Correspondence Clippings France and Belgium/Germany August 2—Oct. 3, 1944
  26 Correspondence Clippings Belgium/Germany October 6—November 13, 1944
  27 Correspondence Clippings Belgium/Germany and France Nov. 15—Dec. 31, 1944
  28 Correspondence Clippings France and Germany January 1—March 22, 1945
  29 Correspondence Germany March 24, 1945—May 5, 1945
  30 Correspondence After V-E day Part 1 1945 May 7—May 21, 1945
  31 Correspondence After V-E day Part 2 1945 May 23—June 14, 1945
  32 Correspondence After V-E day Part 3 1945 June 15—July 8, 1945
  33 Correspondence After V-E day Part 5 1945 July 11—August 15, 1945
  34 Correspondence After V-E day Part 7 1945 August 17, September 4, 1945
  35 Correspondence After V-E day Part 7 of 7 1945 Sept. 7—November 7, 1945, n.d.
  36 Elliott Debevoise letters re: DRD, 1945
  37 DRD correspondence with European friends including the Denis family, 1945-1995, with accompanying photos
 
    C. Contemporary documents
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5 1 Company A rosters, orders, commendations, 1943-1945
  2 DRD Orders, commendation, discharge papers, 1943-1945
  3 Insurance 1943-1944
  4 Paris Seen in Four Days, with photographs, occupation money, etc. (bought on 3-day leave Dec. 1944 prior to the Battle of the Bulge)
  5 Blue leather folder with letters, photographs, map, etc. kept in his duffel bag
  6 Leather folder with family photographs kept in his duffel
  7 Notebook always kept in his jacket, with passes, Engineer Field Notebook, items re: explosives, etc.
  8 Cards showing charges needed for demolition
  9 Collected German news sheets 1941, 1944
Oversize
  Le Mans European road map, Geographical Section, General Staff #4238, War Office, 1941
  Cherbourg – Rouen Iles Anglo-Normandes [map], Geographical Section, General Staff #4238, War Office, 1941
  Major operations of the 1120 Engineer Combat Group 6 June 1944 – 19 March 1945 [map], reproduced by 663rd Engineer Co., U.S. Army, 1945
 
    D. Photographs and drawings
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5 10 Photographs of Company A 1943-1945
  11 Sgt. Rudy Wedow drawings (copies)
  12 Photographs and negatives from Sherborne
  13 Photographs and postcards, including photos of German disinterring the bodies of forced laborers
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  Sgt. Rudy Wedow drawings, reproduced by the 663rd Engineer Co., 1945
 
    E. Memorials and research material
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5 14 Correspondence and collected material re: transport ships, the Susan B. Anthony, etc.
  15 Correspondence and collected material re: the Sherborne explosion and the Slapton Sands disaster
  16 Tovarich article/interview re: Russians in Berlin
  17 Material assembled for 1985 trip to Europe, with postcards, photos, and photocopied letters, notes
  18 Verification of deceased members of the 294th Battalion, 1987-1989
  19 294th Battalion Sherborne memorial plague arrangements, 1987-1989
  20 Correspondence and clippings re: Jersey City and Sherborne memorial, 1989
  21 294th Engineer Combat Battalion US Army in Memoriam June 6, 1989 (pamphlet)
  22 Correspondence re: 50th Anniversary of WW II Commemoration, 1994
  23 Photographs of Sherborne war memorial, 1995
  24 Correspondence and collected material re: WW II and members of Company A, 1945-2003
  25 Correspondence, etc. re: Nazi memorabilia, 2002
  26 Mission Accomplished: The story of the Campaigns of the VII corps U.S. Army in the war against Germany 1944-1945 (1945)
  27 The Battle of the Huertgen Forest (1963)
  28 On June Beach: Canada's D-Day heroes (2004)
 
    F. Albums
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5 29 World War II album (Album A, 1943-1945) photocopy of items in situ
  30 World War II album (Album A) items
  31 World War II album (Album A) items
  32 World War II album (Album A) items
  33 World War II album (Album B, 1984 trip through Europe) photocopy of items in situ
  34 World War II album (Album B) items
  35 World War II album (Album B) items
  36 World War II album (Album B) items
  37 World War II album (Album B) items

Debevoise Family Papers, 1853-2009

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