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William Charles Schmitt Collection

William Charles Schmitt Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
William Charles Schmitt
State of Birth:
IL
Home State:
IL
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1945
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Company D; 191st Port Company, 488th Port Battalion, 5th Army Transportation Corps
Location of Service
Scott Field, Illinois; Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; Oran, Algeria; North Africa; Naples, Italy; Anzio, Italy; Rome, Italy; Livorno, Italy; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Anzio, Rome
Highest Rank
Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a base sign painter, an illustrator, and cartoonist for the base newspaper. He also served as a pitcher for the base softball team.

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Biographical information [4 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Clippings [28 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Creative works [8 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Correspondence [5 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Printed matter [2 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Photograph: Original photographic print [45 items] -- Photograph
Photograph: Digital print [2 items] -- Photograph
Photograph: Copy photographic print [2 items] -- Photograph
Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [9 items] -- Photograph
Contributor:
Karen Seltzer
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/116589
Subjects:
Schmitt, William Charles
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
William Charles Schmitt Collection
(AFC/2001/001/116589), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-10-02
 

 

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