• Military Police Arm Band from World War II

    This arm band was worn by a member of the military police during World War II. It is black and marked with the gold letters "MP." This arm band was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class v…

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  • World War I Metal Canteen

    This canteen was used by an American soldier in World War I in 1918. This canteen was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brou…

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  • World War II Mess Kit

    This mess kit was used by an American soldier in World War II. It was used to eat and reheat meals and came with a fork and spoon. This canteen was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class v…

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  • World War II Ammunition Pouch

    This ammunition pouch was used by an American soldier in World War II. This canteen was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was br…

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  • Sewing Kit Used in World War II

    This sewing kit was used by Kenny Flowers in World War II in 1918. Sewing kits were used in the war to mend uniforms and dress wounds. This kit includes buttons, needles, safety pins, scissors, and th…

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  • War Rations Book from World War II

    United States Office of Price Administration

    This World War II war rations book was issued to Mary Whipple of Alton in 1943. It contains numerous stamps used to purchase goods rationed during the war. The stamps are decorated with artillery, air…

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  • Bethalto Resident and World War II Veteran Pvt. Edgar Wells

    This photograph shows World War II Veteran and Bethalto resident Private Edgar Wells. Wells served in the United States army from 1941 to March 1944, when he was honorably discharged. He served in Bat…

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  • World War II First Aid Kit for Airmen

    This first aid kit was given to an airman in the United States military during World War II. Inside are bandages, scissors, and dressings. This first aid kit was photographed as part of a Madison Hist…

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  • 1944 World War II Letter Describing Rifle Pin Qualifications

    This artifact is a copy of a genuine letter from a U.S. soldier to his wife dated 1944-3-26. The letter describes the qualifications for a rifle pin, written by Robert Thompson while he was stationed…

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  • Wife of Bethalto Resident and World War II Veteran Pvt. Edgar Wells

    This photograph shows the wife of World War II Veteran and Bethalto resident Private Edgar Wells. Wells served in the United States army from 1941 to March 1944, when he was honorably discharged. His…

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  • Discharge papers of Bethalto Resident and World War II Veteran Pvt. Edgar Wells

    This is a copy of the honorary discharge papers of World War II Veteran and Bethalto resident Private Edgar Wells. Wells served in the United States army from 1941 to March 1944, when he was honorably…

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  • World War II U.S. Navy Hat Belonging to Lester Mack Springman

    United States Navy

    This U.S. navy hat was part of Machinist's Mate Lester Mack Springman naval uniform from his service in World War II. This hat was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial…

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  • 1943 Photograph of Lester Kelley in World War II Uniform

    This is a picture of Lester Kelley from 1943. Kelley is the recipient of multiple military honors for active service in combat. He passed away in 2009. This photograph was photographed as part of a Ma…

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  • 882nd Field Artillery Battalion in World War II, including Bethalto resident Pvt. Edgar Wells

    This photograph shows the 882nd Field Artillery Battalion. One of the men in the photo is Bethalto resident Private Edgar Wells. Wells served in the United States army from 1941 to March 1944, when he…

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  • Two Soldiers in an abandoned World War II Hanger in West Germany in the 1960s

    This photograph shows two soldiers standing in front of a 2HALF ton gas tanker in an abandoned World War II Hanger in West Germany. One of the men is likely Bethalto resident Everett Jett, who was sta…

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  • U.S. Navy Training Course Certificate, Awarded to Lester Mack Springman in 1945

    United States Navy

    This certificate was awarded to Lester Mack Springman on September 7, 1945, certifying he had completed the Navy Training Course to receive the ranking of Motor Machinist's Mate First Class. This cert…

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  • U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate Lester Mack Springman, 1944

    This photograph shows Machinist's Mate Lester Mack Springman in his naval uniform during World War II. The photograph was taken in January of 1944. The Machinist Mate ensignia is visible on his left a…

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  • Nick Musolino (1898-1996)

    Nick Musolino [1898-1996] served in World War I. Buried in Boulder City, Nevada. BW Portrait 8 1/4" x 5"/

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  • Selective Military Service Notice

    Globe Printing Co. 520 Hampshire

    Notice requiring selective military service registration. BW Advertisement 5 1/2" x 7 1/2".

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  • WWII Induction Group

    First Adams County group of men inducted into World War II, posed on the courthouse steps. BW Exterior 6 1/2" x 4 1/2".

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