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Elwood W. Camp, WWII Military Records

Title: Elwood W. Camp, WWII Military Records

Creator: Camp, Elwood W.

Dates: 1934-1983

Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0055

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Elwood W. Camp, WWII Military Records (MS 0055). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

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Elwood W. Camp graduated from the University with a bachelors degree in journalism and a masters from the Graduate School of Social Work. Camp served as a member of the Reserve Officers' Training Corp (ROTC) at the University of Nebraska. He attended the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, as part of the Student Training Brigade. He attained the rank of Major in the Allied Expeditionary Force beginning in October 1943. He transferred to the 12th U. S. Army Group, operating as a "Phantom" officer, in 1944. Camp was released from active duty in February 1946. He received the bronze star medal for his military service.

Scope and Content:

The materials include a handwritten diary, general, special and restricted military orders from Camp's ROTC service and as part of the U.S. Army. Camp's scrapbook includes correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings following World War II. One of Camp's ancestors served in the Civil War and the letters he wrote between 1862 and 1864 were transcribed and self-published by Andrew J. Morris in 1984.


World War, 1939-1945 -- United States

World War, 1939-1945 -- Correspondence

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Diary, London, France, 1944, Jan.-Nov. Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, 1940-1954, 1983 Box 1. Folder 3. Orders, 1934-1945 Box 1. Folder 4. Reports, 1945 Box 1. Folder 5. Awards, certificates, 1941, 1943, undated Box 1. Folder 6. Selective service cards, 1940-1941 Box 1. Folder 7. Telephone Directory, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, Issue 10, 1944, June 1 Box 1. Folder 8. Scrapbook, 1946 Box 1. Folder 9. Civil War letters, Dan Camp, 24th Iowa Volunteers 1862-1864, edited by Andrew J. Morris, 1984 Box 1. Folder 10. Photographs, 1945

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