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Ralph H. Whitacre World War II correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16263

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Ralph H. Whitacre World War II correspondence, 1944-1945, .08 cubic feet, to his family and includes letters from his friends and some military and insurance papers. Included is one issue of the Trailblazer Magazine Volume III, No. 4, April 5, 1945. PFC Whitaker mentions that he was right behind the front line at the capture of Saarbrucken.

Dates

  • 1944-1945

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Ralph H. Whitacre served with the 275th Infantry, 70th Division. He was inducted September 13, 1944, trained in Maryland and South Carolina, arrived in England and then France in February, 1945. He fought in Germany from March 1945 to the war's end, and remained on occupation duty in Germany until September, 1945. He was from a farm in Siver, Virginia.

Extent

.08 Cubic Feet (One document box and one half-size document box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Ralph H. Whitacre World War II correspondence are arranged chronologically and consist of .08 cubic feet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Beltrone & Company by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on November 17, 2016.
Title
Ralph H. Whitacre World War II correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Ellen Welch
Date
8/30/17
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States