• 194-.2.Military.3 With the U S. armed forces

    Canton Daily Ledger

    This Canton Daily Ledger article recounts a letter written by Lt. Wanda L. Wright, stationed in Tokyo during WWII, to her parents. Lt. Wright was a 1944 graduate of Graham Hospital Training School of…

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  • 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 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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  • World War II Chaplain Cap

    Crofut & Knapp

    Chaplain cap worn by Reverend Edwin I. Stevens during World War II. In 1937, Rev. Stevens became the first minister for South Baptist Church in Mount Prospect . He joined the U. S. Army as a chaplain…

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  • World War II German Submariner Uniform

    Kriegsmarine (German Navy)

    A World War II German submariner leather uniform. Black leather jacket and pants with gold anchor buttons. Pants have leather suspenders buttoned to the pants at four points. The inside of the jacket…

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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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  • 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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  • 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 Pilot Hank Mayhall Jr. in 1943

    This photograph shows Hank Mayhall Jr., a World War II pilot, at pilot training in 1943. This photograph was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring…

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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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  • John Hutchings' Good Conduct Medal, World War II

    John Hutchings received this badge during World War II. John was a prisoner of war in Germany during the war. He was held in Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, Germany. See related website for more infomration…

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  • Training in New Mexico in World War II

    Theodore "Tom" Kane in front of his barracks in New Mexico, where he trained bombardiers during World War II.

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  • Detasselers During World War II

    McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill

    A group of female detasselers during World War II at Funk's farm including Gretchen Gottschalk, Barbara Benjamin, Marcella Pierson, unknown, Bessie Gottschalk, Phyllis Bender, Mary Johnston, Betty Bel…

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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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  • John Hutchings' Combat Infantry award, Germany, World War II

    John Hutchings received this badge during World War II. John was a prisoner of war in Germany during the war. He was held in Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, Germany. See related website for more infomration…

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  • Theodore "Tom" Kane, Army Air Corps, World War II

    Theodore "Tom" Kane was a bombardier trainer for the Army Air Corps in New Mexico during World War II.

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  • Theodore "Tom" Kane, Army Air Corps, World War II

    Theodore "Tom" Kane (center) and his buddies in New Mexico at a training station for bombardiers during World War II.

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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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