Elwood W. Camp, WWII Military
Title: Elwood W. Camp,
WWII Military Records
Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear
Collection Number: MS 0055
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Preferred Citation: Elwood W. Camp, WWII Military Records (MS 0055). Archives & Special
Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
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
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