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Ralph Samuel Jaffe Collection

Ralph Samuel Jaffe Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Ralph Samuel Jaffe
State of Birth:
NY
Home State:
RI
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1944-1945
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army
Location of Service
Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Meade, Maryland; Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Manila (Philippines); Pacific Theater
Highest Rank
Private First Class
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
At the outset of World War II, Jaffe was living in Newport, Rhode Island, with his wife, Betty, and their two children, Rita and Stanley. The proprietor of a hardware store, Jaffe was drafted into the United States Army in 1944 at the age of 37, leaving his wife to attend to the family business. While in the Philippines, he served as a clerk in a recovered personnel detachment. He achieved the rank of Private First Class. At the end of his enlistment in 1945, Jaffe returned home to Rhode Island and resumed operation of his store.

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Type of Resource:
Artifact: Artifact [8 items] -- Other
Photograph: Original photographic print [22 items] -- Photograph
Manuscript: Clippings [22 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Creative works [1 item] --
Manuscript: Correspondence [540 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Diaries and journals [1 item] --
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Maps [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Printed matter [6 items] -- Typewritten document
Contributor:
Stanley Jaffe
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/20740
Subjects:
Jaffe, Ralph Samuel
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Ralph Samuel Jaffe Collection
(AFC/2001/001/20740), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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