• Share:
  • Download/Print:
  • PDF
Search

Hargis Westerfield Research Collection : 41st Infantry Division, 1941-1994

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Westerfield, Hargis, 1909-1998
Title
Hargis Westerfield Research Collection : 41st Infantry Division
Dates
1941-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
10 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number
MC 364
Summary
This collection consists of materials collected by Hargis Westerfield in his capacity as historian for the U.S. Army 41st Infantry Division. The 41st Infantry was an activated National Guard Division serving in the South Pacific during World War II. Westerfield served in the 163rd Infantry Regiment of the 41st Division and acted as historian for the Division. The collection consists of subject files (1942-1945; 1971-1987) arranged by campaign and military unit, containing copies of official documents, diaries, writings and letters, lists of casualties, maps, and reports concerning the experiences serving in the South Pacific during World War II.
Repository
Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives
225 North Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT
59620-1201
Telephone: 406-444-2681
Fax: 406-444-5297
mhslibrary@mt.gov
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Hargis Westerfield was born in Richmond, Kentucky, on November 1, 1909. He received military training at Army Finance School at Ft. Harrison, Indiana. During World War II he served as a private first class in the Pacific Theater of operations, and earned, among other awards, a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Westerfield received a Ph.D. from Indiana State University, and served as a professor of English at the University of Nebraska. He was Division historian for the U.S. Army 41st Infantry Division from 1949 until his death in 1998, collecting diaries and reminiscences describing Division members' experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. These materials, in conjunction with his own research, form the basis for articles published in the Jungleer, a magazine produced by the 41st Infantry Division Association.

The 41st Infantry Division was composed of Army National Guard units from Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. These units were activated for service during World War II. During the war, recruits from around the nation were assigned to the various regiments of the 41st Infantry Division. The primary elements of the Division were its three infantry regiments: 162nd (Oregon), 163rd (Montana), and 186th (Idaho and Washington). The 41st also contained several smaller combat and support units including several Field Artillery Battalions, the 116th Engineer Battalion, the 116th Medical Battalion and the 163rd Combat Team.

The Division participated in many major battles and campaigns. Included among its major engagements were the battles of Salamaua and Sanananda during the New Guinea campaign; invasions of Wakde, Hollandia, Biak, Aitape and Jolo islands; conquest of Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindinao Island, in the South Philippine Archipelago; and occupation of Japan.

The entire 41st Division was deactivated on December 31, 1945.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of subject files (1942-1945; 1971-1987) arranged by campaign and military unit, containing copies of official documents; diaries, letters, and reminiscences; lists of casualties and awards; and maps; all concerning the experiences of the Division serving in the South Pacific during World War II. There is a subgroup for each military campaign, including Australia, Papua, Sanananda, Salamaua, Aitape, Hollandia, Wakde-Toem, Biak, Palawan, Zamboanga, Bongao, Davao, Jolo, Sulu, the occupation of Japan, and multi-campaign unit histories. Within each subgroup there are files for each military unit involved. Among the more important units are the 41st Infantry Division, the 162nd, 163rd, and 186th infantry regiments, and several other units including the 116th Engineers and the 116th Medical Battalions. The unit files include copies of declassified military documents; diaries, letters and reminiscences from veterans; lists of casualties and awards; and Hargis Westerfield's notes and writings. There are also files on Japanese regiments and Philippine insurgent groups. There is also a card index for recipients of medals. [OVERSIZE MATERIALS: Map case.]

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Montana Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

item description and date. Collection Title. Collection Number. Box and Folder numbers. Montana Historical Society Research Center, Archives, Helena, Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Australia ,  1942-1943 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
1 / 1
Provisional Engineers Company (re atabrine mosquito experiment, by Burdette W. Priefert)
1943
1 / 2
Special Services (re entertainment, by Merle Edmunds)
1942
1 / 3
"Australia's Pearl Harbor: Darwin 1942" by Douglas Lockwood; letters (Danny to Florence, Willard Heath), awards
1942-1943

Papua, New Guinea ,  1942-1943 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
1 / 4
41st Infantry Division: letters (Bruce Hoy, National Museum and Art Gallery, Papua, New Guinea)
1981-1988
1 / 5
116th Engineer Battalion: officers, awards
1943
1 / 6
116th Engineer Battalion: writing (William Andel)
undated
1 / 7
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. L: letter; 163rd Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion: writing (Hargis Westerfield)
undated
1 / 8
186th Infantry, Service Company: "Our Papuan Angels" and letters (Herbert C. Johnson)
1971?
1 / 9
186th Infantry, Service Company: writings and clippings
undated
1 / 10
Japanese Armed Forces: "Operations of the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces in the Papua, New Guinea, Theater during World War II", by Kengoro Tanaka; "Statement concerning the New Guinea Operations in 1942", by Shuichi Miyazaki
1950, 1980
1 / 11
Map of Buna in oversize folder
1942

Sanananda, New Guinea ,  January-March 1943 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
1 / 12
41st Infantry Division. Headquarters. official documents: history, journal, orders, training notes, etc.
1943
1 / 13
116th Medical Battalion: letters, etc. (Mark D. Holcomb, Milton Drexler, Franklin J. Cray, George Jackson)
1991, undated
2 / 1
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. 1 Headquarters. official documents: "The Battle of Sanananda," untitled history from Office of Company Commander; journal, etc.
1943
2 / 2
163rd Infantry Regiment, writings by Hargis Westerfield.
undated
2 / 3
163rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion: letter by Chaplain Joseph H. Castle
1968
2 / 4
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. B: letters and writings (includes James J. Eder re Fort Peck Reservation enlistments and history of Company)
1965-1982
2 / 5-6
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. B: letters and writings (includes Bill Dolan, Ray Gorishek, Robert Hamilton, Howard McKinney, Bernard Marley, Mort Rubens, K. B. Schooley)
1959-1984
2 / 7
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. C: diaries, letters and writings (includes Clifford Busse, Stanley C. Davison diary, Don Dixon, Robert Hamilton diary, Frank Kundert, Walt Larson, Russell Stevens, Don Torgerson diary); casualties
1943, 1968-1977
2 / 8
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. E: letters and writings (includes Donald F. Hulin, [___] Oswald, Don Woods), notes
1962-1982
2 / 9
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. F: letters and writings (includes Leeon F. Aller, Conway L. Ellers, J. A. Fallstick) , notes
1959-1971
2 / 10
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. G: letters and writings (includes Walter L. McKenzie)
1984
2 / 11
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. G: letters and writings (includes Roy Bennett, Art Braman, Charles Dawley, Joe Murphy, Art Sahs, Frank Steblay, George Weller), notes
1963-1973
2 / 12
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. G: sketch maps
1943
2 / 13
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. H: writing and diary (unidentified)
1943
2 / 14
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. I: notes
1943
2 / 15
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. K: letters and writings (includes Noble T. Murray, Edward Reams), notes
1965-1976
2 / 16
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. L: diary and letters (includes Lt. Art Merrick, Ralph Westerman), notes
1942-1943, 1974-1979
2 / 17
163rd Infantry Regiment, Co. M: letters and writings (includes Harold Ingle, Robert Moyer, unidentified), notes
undated
2 / 18
163rd Infantry Regiment, Combat Team: diary ®. L. Arnett)
1942-1943
2 / 19
186th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion: official journal
1943
2 / 20
186th Infantry Regiment, Co. G: letters (includes Henry P. Carsner)
1971, 1974
2 / 21
Papuan 1st Infantry Regiment: note cards
1943
Miscellany
Box/Folder
2 / 22
Poem by Don E. Rohrig
1943
Clippings
Box/Folder
2 / 23
"The Story of New Guinea and Yank Jungle Fighters" (by George Weller, series in unidentified paper)
1943

Salamaua, New Guinea ,  April-September 1943 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
3 / 1-2
41st Infantry Division: Official documents (includes unit history, journal, intelligence summary, "Tactical Study of the Terrain," by A. R. Mackechnie)
1943
3 / 3
41st Infantry Division: Official documents (includes payroll, casualties)
1943
3 / 4
116th Engineers Battalion: Official documents (includes unit, history, awards, casualties)
1943
3 / 5
116th Engineers Battalion: letters and writings (includes Kenneth Deacon, George "Tony" Rohlffs)
1943, 1961
3 / 6-7
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: official documents (reports, mostly by Col. A. R. McKechnie, including "Report of Operations...", "Leadership", "The Salamaua Campaign of the 162nd Infantry...", "Notes on Campaign 162nd Infantry in New Guinea...", "The Problems of Bases and Supply in the Southwest Pacific", "Rifle Company in Jungle Combat", "Training for Combat in the Jungles", cooperation with Australians, etc.)
1943
3 / 8
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: memos, orders, awards, casualties, sketch maps
1943
3 / 9
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: pamphlet on infantry combat (good summary of New Guinea campaigns)
1944
3 / 10
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: letters and writings (includes MacArthur Memorial Archives, Gen. Ralph W. Coane, Col. Arthur Fertig, Alvin F. Grauerholz, Sam B. Huntting, Edward J. Spannier)
1966-1969
3 / 11
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: notes
undated
3 / 12
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters, Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon: reports, etc.
1943
3 / 13
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters, Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon: clippings and notes
1943
3 / 14
162nd Infantry Regiment. 1st Battalion: miscellaneous
undated
3 / 15-16
162nd Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion: letters and writings (includes Joe Bradshaw re Australians, Kenneth Dillery, Bob Paprocki, unidentified)
1980-1981
3 / 17
162nd Infantry Regiment. 3rd Battalion: letters and writings (includes A. F. Grauerholz, Carl Webber), notes
1984
3 / 18-19
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. A: letters and writings (includes A. F. Burkhartsmeyer, John D. George, James M. Gray, Robert Little, Hargis Westerfield), notes
1971-1981
3 / 20
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. A: letters and writings (includes George Brozik, Richard C. Camp, Kent S. Freeman, I. A. Kuring, Marvin B. Noble, re Mt. Tambu, also includes Co. C. and D), notes
1980-1993
4 / 1
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. B: letters and writings (includes Lt. Sam N. Johnston, Lt. Wendell C. Messec); notes
undated
4 / 2
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. C: letters and writings (includes George Brozik, Richard C. Camp, A. B. Roosevelt, Fred J. Devenney, re Mt. Tambu); notes
1943, 1979-1980
4 / 3
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. E: official documents (includes journals, morning reports, casualties, officers)
1943
4 / 4
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. E: letters and writings (includes Donald Carlson, Les Dunkin, Floyd West)
1967-1985
4 / 5
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. F: letters and writings (includes Garlym Munkres, Jack Roy, Chester Young, unidentified)
1961, 1970
4 / 6
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. F: notes and maps
undated
4 / 7
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. G: letters and writings (includes Samuel Beitler, Gaetano de Mayo, Thomas J. Gildea, Earl Morey, Grant Ramey, Herman Steenstra)
undated
4 / 8
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. G: notes, journal excerpts, awards
undated
4 / 9
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. I: letters and writings (includes Alvin F. Grauerholz, M. H. Kelley, Richard C. Watson, Assistant Chaplain Sidney Stafford, James D. Clarke), notes, journal excerpts, list of men
1943, 1959-1982
4 / 10
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. K: letters and writings (includes Elmer D. Erickson, Frank Hurliman, John Feely, James Litke, Ed Wildfong)
1943, 1967-1987
4 / 11
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. K: notes
undated
4 / 12
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. L: letters and writings (includes Harwood Boggs, James Kindt, Donald Nelson, Robert Pope)
1967, 1976
4 / 13
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. L: notes and chronologies
1943, undated
4 / 14
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. M: letters (Marden Shaw) chronologies
1943, 1980-1981
4 / 15
162nd Infantry Regiment. Medical Detachment: letters and writings ( includes Chester Clark, Robert Dakin), notes and casualty lists
1989-1990
4 / 16
162nd Infantry Regiment. Service Company: letters (L. Eugene Crampton), notes
1967
4 / 17
205th Field Artillery: official documents (unit history, artillery action)
1943
4 / 18-19
205th Field Artillery: letters and writings (includes [___] Foulke, Tom Helmer, Russell B. Merritt, N. E. Poinier, Don Schroeder)
1965-1984
4 / 20
218th Field Artillery: official documents (unit journal, awards, report)
1943
4 / 21
218th Field Artillery: letters and writings (includes Lt. Col. Arthur B. Burelbach, Gorrell Norman, James Preston, Charles Ricks), notes
1971-1972
4 / 22
540th Amphibian Engineers: official documents (report of operations)
1959
4 / 23
641st Headquarters: photocopy of diary (John Slocum)
1943
4 / 24
Australian 17th Brigade: letters and writings (Joe Bradshaw)
1983
4 / 25
Japanese 33rd Naval Guard. Co. 5: letters and writings (includes Makoto Ikeda, Shinji Suzuki); notes
1986, undated
4 / 26
Papuan Infantry Battalion: notes
undated
Maps
Box/Folder
4 / 27
Hand-drawn sketch maps [additional maps in Oversize Folder]
1943
Miscellany
Box/Folder
4 / 28
Photo snapshots, Japanese money
undated
4 / 29
Watercolor drawings by unknown artist [additional drawings in Oversize Folder] FRAGILE!
1943
Clippings
Box/Folder
4 / 30
Articles by Hal O'Flaherty, Robert Cromie, and Col. A. R. MacKechnie
1943

Saidor, New Guinea ,  Jan.-Apr. 1944 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
5 / 1
25th Liaison Squadron: writing "Saidor in '44: Little Planes, Big Men", by C. Harvey Gardner, with excerpts from T/Sgt L. E. Gleason flight log and S/Sgt J. L. Henkle diary
undated

Aitape, New Guinea ,  Apr.-Aug. 1944 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
5 / 2
163rd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: official documents (historical report, journal, awards), mailing list
1943
5 / 3
163rd Infantry Regiment. 3rd Battalion: letters and writings (includes Walter McKenzie, Bernard Marley, Arthur Merrick)
1959, 1984
5 / 4
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. B, H: writings (includes James J. Eder, William C. Davidson, Raymond H. Wilcopolski, Ralph Marlow), notes
undated
5 / 5
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. H: mortar attack casualties
1944
5 / 6
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. M: letters and writings (includes Jack Arnold, M. Kelley, Vernon Magee), notes
1958-1959
5 / 7
163rd Infantry Regiment. Intelligence and Reconnaissance: writings (Pete Gianopoulos)
1947?

Hollandia, New Guinea ,  Apr.-Aug. 1944 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
6 / 1
41st Infantry Division. Headquarters: official documents "History of the Hollandia Operation"
1944
6 / 2
41st Infantry Division. Signal Corps: official documents "History of the Hollandia Operation", by Maj. Samuel F. Lambert
1944
6 / 3
41st Infantry Division. Special Services: writing "New Guinea Scandals", by Merle Edmunds
1944
6 / 4
98th Chemical Mortar Division: official documents (reports)
1944
6 / 5
116th Engineer Battalion: official documents (historical record)
1944
6 / 6
146th Field Artillery: official documents (report)
1944
6 / 7
162nd Infantry Regiment. 3rd Battalion: official documents (journal, report of operations)
1944
6 / 8
162nd Infantry Regiment. Cos. F and K: letters and writings (includes Charles Brockman, Chester Young, Hargis Westerfield), notes
1971-1981
6 / 9
186th Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: official documents (historical record, casualties)
1944
6 / 10
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. B: writings ®. E. Klink, Robert Ross Smith)
undated
6 / 11
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. C: transcript of diary (Bruce Lathrop)
1944
6 / 12
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. C: letters and writings (includes Ted Cotter, Harold Glaisyer, William Granville Levick, John Matchinsky, Durand Mandoline, Stan Rampala, George Yarbrough), notes, casualties
1974-1977
6 / 13
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. D: writings ("Hollandia and the Dutch New Guinea Campaign", by LeRoy Wheeler)
1987
6 / 14
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. E: unidentified writing ("First to Hollandia")
1944
6 / 15
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. G: official documents (record of events)
1944
6 / 16
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. I: letters and writings (includes Emerson Koenig, unidentified), notes, casualties
1980
6 / 17
205th Field Artillery: official documents (narrative report)
1944
6 / 18
218th Field Artillery: letters and writings (Hargis Westerfield), casualties
1980
6 / 19
532nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment [EBSR]: letters and writings (D. Hedburg, unidentified published article)
undated
6 / 20
947th Field Artillery: letters and writings (Hugh Kennedy)
1980

Wakde / Toem, New Guinea ,  May 1944 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
7 / 1
41st Infantry Division: official documents (awards)
1944
7 / 2
116th Engineer Battalion: letters and writings (includes George Moore, Tony Rholffs)
1944
7 / 3
116th Medical Battalion: letters and writings (includes Col. K. Van Buskirk, Louis Weis)
1982
7 / 4
163rd Infantry Regiment: writings (transcript of diary of Jack Arnold); awards; notes
1944
7 / 5
163rd Infantry Regiment. article in Infantry Journal
1945
7 / 6
163rd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters [Co. A]: official documents ("History of Tornado Task Force", journal, "Infantry and Tank Coordination in the Attack", awards)
1944
7 / 7
163rd Infantry Regiment. 1st Battalion: letters and writings (includes Sonny Sonnenfeld, Ray Heinitz, Chaplain Joseph Castle)
1982
7 / 8
163rd Infantry Regiment. 3rd Battalion: official documents (journal, awards)
1944
7 / 9
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. B: official documents (report on invasion of Wakde, journal, casualties, awards)
1944
7 / 10
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. C: official documents ("Infantry Assault Teams", casualties, awards)
1944
7 / 11
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. C: letters and writings (includes diary of Robert J. Burns, Harold Ingle, Walter Larson)
1944
7 / 12
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. D: letters and writings (includes James J. Eder, William Lawler), notes, awards, casualties
1958-1962
7 / 13
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. E: official documents (journal, casualties)
1944
7 / 14
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. F: letters and writings (includes Ralph B. Marlow, Clyde Plummer, Lloyd Schulte, Robert Ross Smith); casualties, awards
1944, 1971, 1978
7 / 15
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. G: writings (Hargis Westerfield), map in Oversize Folder
1944
7 / 16
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. H: letters and writings (includes Robert J. Burns, Harold Ingle, unidentified diary)
1944,
7 / 17
167th Field Artillery: official documents (unit history); letters and writings (Ralph Spencer)
1944, 1986-1989
7 / 18-19
218th Field Artillery: official documents (annual historical report, reports, casualties); mailing lists
1944
7 / 20
218th Field Artillery: letters and writings (includes John S. Panek, Grant Greene, Lloyd E. Willis)
1982
7 / 21
542nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment [EBSR]: official documents (report), writing (Hargis Westerfield)
1944
7 / 22
836th Engineer Aviation Battalion: letters and writings (Larry Rickert)
1986
7 / 23
Japanese 36th Army: notes
undated
Clippings
Box/Folder
7 / 24
"Storming the Beach at Wakde Island"
1944

Biak Island, New Guinea ,  May-Aug. 1944 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
8 / 1
"History of the Biak Operation", by Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger
1944
8 / 2
6th Army Headquarters: letters (Douglas MacArthur and Walter Krueger), notes
1944
8 / 3
31st Infantry Division: official documents (journal)
1944
8 / 4
41st Infantry Division: official documents ("Narrative Report of Biak Island Operation," several versions)
1944
8 / 5
41st Infantry Division: official documents ("Narrative Report of Biak Island Operation," several versions)
1944
8 / 6
41st Infantry Division: official documents (photocopies from Federal Records Center and elsewhere)
1944
8 / 7
41st Infantry Division: official documents ("Artillery Observations in the Jungle" casualties, awards)
1944
8 / 8
41st Infantry Division: writings (Chapter 13 of unidentified manuscript)
undated
8 / 9
41st Infantry Division. Quartermaster Corps: official documents (historical record), articles, casualties, letters and writings (includes John Graham Dowling, H. B. Cary)
1944, 1976
8 / 10
41st Infantry Division. Reconnaissance Troop: official documents (narrative history); letters and writings (includes George Andrew, Walter R. Rankin, Jens A. Doe)
1944, 1963
8 / 11
41st Infantry Division. Signal Corps: official documents (histories by William C. Moore, Carl T. Hallis, and James R. Tilbury)
1944
8 / 12
41st Infantry Division: 50th Anniversary
1994
8 / 13
26th Quartermaster War Dog Platoon: official documents (historical report, "Report on Capabilities and Limitations of War Dogs", notes
1944
8 / 14
98th Chemical Mortar Battalion [CML]: official documents (journal re motorized flamethrowers)
1944
8 / 15
116th Engineer Battalion: official documents ("Engineers of the Southwest Pacific" by Kenneth J. Deacon, Historical Division of Office of Chief of Engineers)
1960
8 / 16-17
116th Engineer Battalion: letters and writings (includes Argyle Armstrong, Mel Brooks, William Andel, Kenneth Deacon, Burdette Priefert, unidentified), awards
1961-1981
8 / 18
116th Engineer Battalion. Co. F: history by unidentified person
1960
9 / 1
116th Medical Battalion: official documents (historical report, battalion history by Dale D. Cornell)
1944
9 / 2
116th Medical Battalion: official documents (medical history)
1944
9 / 3
116th Medical Battalion. Co. C: letters and writings (includes Leeon F. Aller, Randall R. Balch, Milton Drexler, Mervin Eseola, James Gleeson, George Jackson), casualties, notes
1972-1980
9 / 4
146th Field Artillery: official documents (unit history, casualties, awards)
1944
9 / 5
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: official documents ("Regimental Journal: Biak Island Operation", report of operations, awards)
1944
9 / 6
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: official documents (interrogation of Japanese prisoners, "Japanese Tactics")
1944
9 / 7
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: official documents (patrol reports)
1944
9 / 8
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: letters and writings (includes Gen. Harold Haney, unidentified)
1967-1969
9 / 9
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters. Intelligence and Reconnaissance: official documents (journal, training notes)
1944
9 / 10
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters. Intelligence and Reconnaissance: letters and writings (includes Alvin F. Grauerholz, Devid LeBaron, Arnold C. Neerman, Milan W. Peel, Raymond R. Russell, John Justin Smith, John W. Willis, Gould "Tex" Whaley)
1961-1978
9 / 11
162nd Infantry Regiment. 1st Battalion: letters (Fred J. Devenney)
1958
9 / 12
162nd Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion: letters and writings (Joe Bradshaw)
1980
9 / 13
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. A.: letters and writings (includes Robert W. Little, Ambrose F. Burkhartsmeyer, extracts from documents)
1968-1969
9 / 14
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. B: official documents (operations report, addendum, journal, history)
1944
9 / 15
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. B: letters and writings (includes Jim Gray, Bob Jacobs), notes)
1978
9 / 16
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. C: letters and writings (includes William Manley, Louis Krist), notes)
1967-1982
10 / 1
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. E: official documents (journal, payroll, casualties)
1944
10 / 2
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. F: official documents (journal, operations report, report extracts, casualties)
1944
10 / 3
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. F: letters and writings (includes Walter Stelter, Fowler W. Summers, Chester Young, unidentified)
1970-1971
10 / 4
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. G: letter (Harold Dougan)
1976
10 / 5
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. H: letter and writings (includes Samuel Beitler, Joseph D. Evans, Charles Jachim, David Rogers), notes
1986-1987
10 / 6-7
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. I: letters and writings (includes Alvin Bell, William Thomas Brown, Ambrose F. Burkhartsmeyer, M. H. Kelley, Tom Smith interview), notes
1964-1965, undated
10 / 8
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. K: letters and writings (includes Charles F. Brockman diary, Louis Botta letters)
1944, 1979-1981
10 / 9
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. L: official documents (journal, casualties, awards)
1944
10 / 10
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. M: letters and writings (includes Louis Botta, Jack Eipper, James Southard), notes
1977-1980
10 / 11
162nd Infantry Regiment. Antitank Co.: letters and writings (includes Steve Counts, Ralph Crawford, Glen Fuller, Johnny Hayock, Fred Kielsgard, [___]Schatzman), notes
1973-1980
10 / 12
162nd Infantry Regiment. Cannon Co.: letters (Al Morrow), notes
1972
10 / 13
162nd Infantry Regiment. Supply operations: official documents, notes
1944
10 / 14
163rd Infantry Regiment: official documents (journal, some pages missing)
1944
10 / 15
163rd Infantry Regiment: official documents (narrative report)
1944
10 / 16
163rd Infantry Regiment: official documents (awards and casualties)
1944
10 / 17-18
163rd Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion: letters and writings (unit history by Hargis Westerfield and Joe Rebone, Robert L. Irving H. C. Tracy letters), notes
undated
10 / 19
163rd Infantry Regiment. 3rd Battalion: letters and writings (includes Louis Botta, Bill Poole, Dante Priand, Ed Reams, John Sullivan: re Ibde Pocket), notes
1965-1978
10 / 20
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. A: official documents ("History of A Company", awards), writings (Richard J. Satran diary)
1944
10 / 21
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. B: letters and writings (includes Arthur W. Merrick, unidentified)
1961, undated
10 / 22
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. E: letters and writings (includes E. J. Hula, Ernest Johnson, Don Torgerson), notes, casualties
1983, undated
11 / 1
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. F: letters and writings (includes Jerry Burrell, Bert Ecklund, E. J. Hula, Ralph Marlow, Earl Mills), notes, extracts from journal
1944, 1982-1983
11 / 2
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. F: writings (Ralph Marlow, pp. 210-293 from manuscript)
1983?
11 / 3
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. G: letters and writings (includes Art Braman, Kermit Dulian, Robert Irving, Arthur W. Merrick, Tom Milford, Joseph Rebone, Hargis Westerfield), notes, awards
1970-1990
11 / 4
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. I: letters and writings (includes Huldah Doran, Robert Eichenberger, C. A. Holmgren, Dante F. Prandi, Ballard Stanchfield, Charles Steffen, John Sullivan, Walt Timm) awards
1961-1974
11 / 5
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. K: extracts from Jack Arnold diary and official journal
1944
11 / 6
163rd Infantry Regiment. Ammunition and Pioneer Platoon: letters and writings (Norman F. Mathews)
1982
11 / 7
163rd Infantry Regiment. Antitank Co.: notes
undated
11 / 8
163rd Infantry Regiment. Cannon Co.: letters (William C. Ponzo)
1978
11 / 9
163rd Infantry Regiment. Intelligence and Reconnaissance: letters and writings (Pete Gianopoulos), notes
1947, 1981
11 / 10
167th Field Artillery: official documents (unit history and unit journal)
1944
11 / 11
186th Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: official documents (journal, report by Gen. O. P. Newman missing p. 1, casualties)
1944
11 / 12
186th Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: letters and writings (includes Gen. Robert L. Eichenberger, Maj. Gen. O. P. Newman, Gen. Horace Fuller, Kenneth Sweeny)
1961-1972
11 / 13
186th Infantry Regiment. 1st Battalion: official documents (history, "Preparatory Phase", sketch maps)
1944
11 / 14
186th Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion: official documents (record of events)
1944
11 / 15
186th Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion: letters and writings (includes Jim Draper, Casimir Hebda, A. H. Hoffmeister, Roger J. Jensen, Frank Kraska, Kenneth L. Wheeler, "Closing the Gap" by Walter R. Rankin)
1961-1986
11 / 16
186th Infantry Regiment. 3rd Battalion: official documents ("Jap Attack on 3rd Bn, 186th Inf. June 8-9th"); letters (includes Joe Bradshaw, John E. Lapham, Joseph Poshka)
1944, undated
11 / 17
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. A: official documents (operation report, record of events, casualties), letters and writings (includes John Pennington, Charles Platko)
1944, 1977
11 / 18
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. B: letters (Durand Mandoline, George B. Shindurling)
1944
11 / 19
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. C: official documents ("Use of Pocket Launcher", "Infantry Battalion in Advance Against successive Delaying Enemy Groups")
1944
11 / 20
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. C: letters and writings (includes Edward Anklam, Walter Bish, Glenn Gilmore, Francis Snell)
1964-1980
11 / 21
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. D: official documents (operation report, casualties, awards), letters (Nick Wheeler)
1944, 1967-1969
11 / 22
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. E: official documents (record of events, casualties, awards)
1944
11 / 23
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. E: letters and writings (includes D. E. Carlson, Joe Crawford, Charles Foltz, unidentified)
1965-1968
11 / 24
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. F: official documents (record of events, general orders), letters and writings (includes Roy D. Bennett, Sam Hunting, William E. Jesse, Bob Windling), clipping
1944, 1974
12 / 1
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. G: official documents (record of events), letters and writings (includes Jordan W. Davis, Paul A. Jenkins, Albert R. Miner), notes
1944, 1964, 1976
12 / 2
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. H: official documents (record of events, payroll, casualties, awards), letters and writings (includes Frank Kraska, Darrel Leabo, John Otten), mailing list
1944, 1961, 1986
12 / 3
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. I: official documents ("History of Biak Campaign" by William B. Foster)
1944
12 / 4
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. I: letters and writings and poems (Charles M. Solley)
1987-1991
12 / 5
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. K: official documents ("History of Biak Campaign" and other partial documents [original deteriorated, best copy possible])
1944
12 / 6
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. K: letters and writings (includes Bill Ague, Vernon L. Barkhurst)
1962-1964
12 / 7
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. L: official documents (record of events)
1962-1964
12 / 8
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. M: official documents (record of events, casualties), letters and writings (includes Dick Blattner, John Lapham, Clarence Malcolm, Grady Scott), notes
1962-1964
12 / 9
186th Infantry Regiment. Antitank Co.: official documents (record of events), letters re reunion
1944, 1980
12 / 10
186th Infantry Regiment. Cannon Co.: writing (Hargis Westerfield re Walter Moore)
undated
12 / 11
186th Infantry Regiment. Intelligence and Reconnaissance: transcription of interview with Allen Locke
1958
12 / 12
186th Infantry Regiment. Medical Detachment: official documents (record of events)
1944
12 / 13
186th Infantry Regiment. Patrols: official documents ("Reconnaissance Patrols"), letters and writings (Neeno Schena), notes
1944, 1977
12 / 14
186th Infantry Regiment. Service Co.: letters and writings (includes Don Culp, Bud Lewis, Ray Pasvogel, Frank Rudie, Roger Scofield, Gordon Trif and Edward Linklater), mailing list, notes
1982-1988
12 / 15
205th Field Artillery: official documents (narrative report, log of operations, journal, casualties
1944
12 / 16
205th Field Artillery: letters (Russell Knobbs), notes
1960-1968
12 / 17
542nd Amphibian Engineers: pp. 356-380 of unidentified publication, map, notes
undated
12 / 18
603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion: official documents (historical record, operations report, notes on Japanese tank defense methods and lessons learned)
1944
12 / 19
641st Tank Destroyer Battalion: official documents (journal, authentication chart, codes, commendation)
1944
12 / 20-21
641st Tank Co.: letters and writings (includes J. Richard Gerttula, Riley Maxwell, Bennett M. Saunders), notes
1960-1979
12 / 22
947th Field Artillery: letters and writings (includes Thomas Hoolan, Col. Hugh H. Kennedy, William Lenzner, Nick Russo), notes
1980, undated
12 / 23
947th Field Artillery: articles and booklets
undated
12 / 24
CG Alamo Force: official documents (letter from Lt. Gen. Walter Krueger to Gen. Douglas MacArthur)
1944
12 / 25
U. S. Navy: official documents (operations on Biak)
1944
12 / 26
Japanese Army: diaries and letters (includes Rikio Kuzume, Koyama Rikinojo, Toshio Morimatsu, unidentified)
1944, 1987
Maps
Box/Folder
12 / 27
Maps of the Schouten Islands, including Biak [photocopies; additional original color maps in Oversize Folder]
1944
Clippings
Box/Folder
12 / 28
"Buffaloes at Biak", "Buffalo Victory"
1944

Palawan, Philippines ,  Feb.-Aug. 1945 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
13 / 1
116th Engineer Battalion: official documents (Palawan, Victor III)
1945
13 / 2
167th Field Artillery: letters and writings (William B. Morse)
1988
13 / 3
186th Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: official documents (reports, casualties)
1945
13 / 4
186th Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: letters and writings (includes Jordan Davis, Joe Montore, Franklin Sawyer, Frank Trayler), notes
1961-1978
13 / 5
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. D and E: letters and writings (includes Dwight E. Shonyo), notes
undated
13 / 6
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. G and H: letters and writings (includes Roy D. Bennett, Roy T. Dever, Hargis Westerfield), notes
1971
13 / 7
186th Infantry Regiment. Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon: writings (Bert DuBois)
undated
13 / 8
273rd Chemical Service Platoon: official documents ("History of Palawan Operation V-3" by Robert K. Gilchrist)
undated

Zamboanga, Philippines ,  Mar.-June 1945 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
14 / 1
"History of the City of Zamboanga" by Adolfo C. Navarro, City Commissioner of Tourism, City of Zamboanga
1971
14 / 2
U. S. 8th Army: official documents (operational monograph)
1945
14 / 3
41st Infantry Division: official documents (history by William C. Branton, "Zamboanga Recaptured", narrative report, general orders, intelligence reports, awards, aerial maps [in Oversize Folder]); photos
1945
14 / 4
41st Infantry Division. Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop: official documents (historical report, awards, casualties)
1945
14 / 5
41st Infantry Division. Military Police Platoon: official documents (unit history)
1945
14 / 6
41st Infantry Division. Military Police Platoon: letters and writings (includes Lewis E. Clark, Don Hedburg, Don Robinson)
1976-1981
14 / 7
41st Infantry Division. Quartermaster: official documents (historical record)
1945
14 / 8
41st Infantry Division. Reconnaissance: letters and writings (includes Bill Alsup, Ray McKinsey, E. S. "Curly" Mitchell, Bill Rundle, unidentified)
1987-1988
14 / 9
41st Infantry Division. Signal Co.: official documents (historical record, by Capt. Carl T. Hellis)
1945
14 / 10
116th Engineer Battalion: official documents (historical report)
1945
14 / 11
146th Field Artillery: official documents (historical report)
1945
14 / 12
162nd Infantry Regiment: official documents (journals)
1945
14 / 13
162nd Infantry Regiment: writings (includes "How We Broke the Japanese Codes", review of Edward Drea's book "MacArthur's Ultra" by Hargis Westerfield)
1993?
14 / 14
162nd Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion: writings ("Battalion Two and the Philippine Liberation", by Joe Bradshaw)
1982
14 / 15
162nd Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion: letters and writings (includes Vincent Bickel, Robert C. Smith, Sidney Stafford, John D. Young)
1982
14 / 16
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. A: letters (Roy S. Thrall), casualties, notes
1985
14 / 17
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. B: letters and writings (includes Donald C. Biedebach, Allen Cook, James Gray), notes
1969-1970
14 / 18
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. C: letters and writings (includes Tom Bolt, John Feeley, Tom Griger, Louis Krist, R. W. "Bob" Peters, Tom Quaiver, Floyd West)
1984-1987
14 / 19
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. E: official documents (journal extracts)
1945
14 / 20
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. E: letters and writings (includes Elwood Carlson, William Doescher, John N. McNulty, Archie F. Smith, )
1994-1995
15 / 1
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. F: notes
undated
15 / 2
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. G: official documents (roster of enlisted men)
1945
15 / 3
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. G: letters and writings (Richard T. Federson), casualties, map
1945
15 / 4
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. H: letter (Dan Salvatore), notes
1982
15 / 5
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. I: letters and writings (includes Ed Debelak, Harold Glaisyer, John Hood, Karl Kistner, Ovene J. Moore, John D. Williams), notes
1979-1983
15 / 6
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. K: letters and writings (includes Charles F. Brockman, Robert A.Irick, Walter R. Rankin), notes
1981
15 / 7
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. L: letters and writings (David W. Camack), journal extracts, notes
1945, 1959-1977
15 / 8
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. M: letters and writings (Louis Botta, also includes a sketch drawing of a village), journal extracts
1945, 1959-1977
15 / 9
162nd Infantry Regiment. Antitank Co.: letters and writings (includes Steve Counts, Fred Kielsgard)
1979-1980
15 / 10
162nd Infantry Regiment. Cannon Co.: official documents (company history), letters and writings (Harold Arkoff)
1945, 1983
15 / 11
162nd Infantry Regiment. Combat Team: official documents (report of operations, casualties)
1945, 1983
15 / 12
163rd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: official documents (journal officers list, casualties)
1945
15 / 13
163rd Infantry Regiment. 1st Battalion: official documents (journal)
1945
15 / 14
163rd Infantry Regiment. 1st Battalion: letters and writings (includes Donald Biedebach, Henry G. Castin, Jens Doe, Robert W. Helman, Sam Huntting, George B. Irish, Clifton James, Arthur Merrick, Marion Mijal, William Schacht)
1945
15 / 15
163rd Infantry Regiment. 1st Battalion: notes and miscellany
undated
15 / 16
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. C: letters and writings (includes Milo "Mike" Belshan, R. J. Burns, Clifton James), mailing list
1969-1977
15 / 17
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. E: letters (Robert E. Sams)
1972-1975
15 / 18
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. G: letters and writings (includes Jack Arnold diary pp. 35, 72, 91-111, Kermit Dulian, Hargis Westerfield, unidentified), notes
1945, 1972-1975
15 / 19
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. G: writings (pp. 154-196 of unidentified manuscript [Kermit Dulian?])
undated
15 / 20
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. H: letters and transcript of diary (Harold Ingle)
1944-1945, 1991
15 / 21
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. L: writings (William Schacht)
undated
15 / 22
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. M: writings (Robert Moyer), aerial photo by John R. Jacobucci
undated
15 / 23
163rd Infantry Regiment. Antitank Co.: letters (includes Phil Norris, Ramon Galvan) notes
1980
15 / 24
163rd Infantry Regiment. Service Co.: writings (Robert B. Campbell), notes
1980
16 / 1
167th Field Artillery: official documents (history, also includes Palawan), letter (William B. Morse) notes
1945, 1988
16 / 2
186th Infantry Regiment: official documents (casualties), notes, mailing lists
1945
16 / 3
186th Infantry Regiment, Co. D and I: official documents (report "Zamboanga Operation V-4"), notes
1945, undated
16 / 4
186th Infantry Regiment, Co. K and M: letters (Phil Kechele, John Lapham), notes
1965, 1982
16 / 5
205th Field Artillery: official documents (operations narrative, intelligence summary, communications narrative)
1945
16 / 6
205th Field Artillery: letter (Russ Knobb), notes
undated
16 / 7
218th Field Artillery: official documents (historical report, unit journal)
1945
16 / 8
273rd Chemical Service Platoon: official documents (report)
1945
16 / 9
543rd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment [EBSR]: pp. 626-631 of unidentified book
undated
16 / 10
716 Tank Battalion. Co. A: official documents (report)
1945
16 / 11
Amphibian Group 6: official documents (report, "Amphibious Attack on Zamboanga, Mindanao")
1945
16 / 12
U. S. Army Air Force: letter (Raymond Perry)
1987
16 / 13
Japanese Army: letters (Tokuhira Chida, Makota Ikeda), captured diary (Rinnosuke Maya)
1945, 1987
16 / 14
Philippine 121st Infantry Regiment: letters (Angel D. Dayot, Baliwasan Barangay Council)
1987
Maps
Box/Folder
16 / 15
Maps of Zamboanga in Oversize Folder
1945

Bongao / Tawi Tawi, Philippines ,  Mar.-Apr. 1945 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
16 / 16
163rd Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion: official documents ("Sulu White V-4 Historical Report", narrative report, journal, misc.)
1945
16 / 17
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. F, G, and H: writings (Hargis Westerfield, pp. 197-211 of unidentified manuscript [Kermit Dulian?]), notes, maps
1981

Davao, Mindanao, Philippines ,  May-June 1945 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
17 / 1
116th Engineer Battalion. Co. B: official documents (company history)
1945
17 / 2
116th Engineer Battalion. Battery C: official documents (report)
1945
17 / 3
162nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: official documents (report of operations, journal, awards, etc.)
1945
17 / 4
162nd Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion: official documents (V-4 operations)
1945
17 / 5
162nd Infantry Regiment. 3rd Battalion: official documents (journal)
1945
17 / 6
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. K: letters and writings (includes Charles F. Brockman, Robert Irick), casualties, notes (journal)
1981
17 / 7
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. L: letters and writings (includes David W. Camack, Bill Schacht diary, Richard W. Sterling, James A. Wood)
1945, 1961-1977
17 / 8
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. L-M: notes
undated
17 / 9
100th Division: official documents (operations)
1945
Maps
Box/Folder
17 / 10
Map of Davao in Oversize Folder
1945

Jolo / Sulu ,  1945 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
18 / 1
Sixto Y. Oroso. "The Sulu Archipelago and its People" [portion]
1923
18 / 2
41st Infantry Division: awards
1945
18 / 3
41st Infantry Division. Sulu Task Force
1945
18 / 4
146th Field Artillery: writings (Alfred E. Hintz, unidentified)
undated
18 / 5
163rd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters: official documents (journals, reports), writings
1945
18 / 6
163rd Infantry Regiment. Companies A to D: letters (includes Ward H. Beley, Clifton James), notes re casualties etc.
1975
18 / 7
163rd Infantry Regiment. Company E: official documents (morning reports)
1945
18 / 8
163rd Infantry Regiment. Company G: writings and notes (Hargis Westerfield)
undated
18 / 9
163rd Infantry Regiment. Company I: letters and writings (includes Dominic Gonzales, John Zanier)
1981-1984
18 / 10
163rd Infantry Regiment. Company K: letter (Herman Methfessel re Norman Mackiewicz, executed in 1961 for killing policeman in Florida)
1960
18 / 11
163rd Infantry Regiment. Company L: letters and writings (includes Roger J. Benson, Otto Matejka, Carl Phillips, Bill Schacht)
1976
18 / 12
163rd Infantry Regiment. Company L: notes re awards and casualties
undated
18 / 13
U. S. S. Saufley: official documents (action reports)
1945
18 / 14
Japanese Army: writings re surrender by Maj. Tokichi Tenmyo (in Japanese)
1945
18 / 15
Japanese Army. 55th Independent Mixed Brigade: interrogation of Maj. Tokichi Tenmyo, Maj. Hanada
1947
18 / 16
Japanese Army: letters (Akiyoshi Fujioka) Tenmyo, Maj. Hanada
1986-1989
18 / 17
Philippine guerrillas: messages by Alejandro Suarez; chronology
1943-1945
18 / 18
Allied Geographical Section: Terrain Study no. 102 (includes maps and photos, many pages missing)
1945
18 / 19
Holcomb General Hospital (Dr. Mark Holcomb)
1945
Maps
Box/Folder
18 / 20
Maps of Jolo/Sulu area (additional maps in Oversize Folder)
1945

South Philippines ,  1944-1945 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
19 / 1
41st Infantry Division. Reconnaissance: letters and writings (includes William Alsup, Everett W. Charlson, Roymond McKinney, Edwin S. Mitchell, William Rundle), awards, clippings
1945, 1987
19 / 2
116th Engineer Battalion: official documents (operations)
1945
19 / 3
148th Field Artillery: official documents (history), letters and writings (includes Cliff C. Causton, Mrs. Leonard Wirtz, unidentified)
1945
19 / 4
162nd Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion: official documents (report of Chaplain Robert C. Smith
1945
19 / 5
162nd Infantry Regiment. Co. F: letters and book chapter by Don Cortright, medic
1988-1989
19 / 6
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. D: book chapter ("The Philippine Campaign", compiled by LeRoy Wheeler, contributing authors include George Gage, Ross Kraeger, Marion Criswell, Lloyd Sabby, Albert Hannegan)
undated
19 / 7-9
Philippine guerrillas: memos (to General Douglas MacArthur from Lt. Col. Alejandro Suarez and [___] Young)
1944
19 / 10
Philippine guerrillas: reports
1945
19 / 11
Monthly reports of enemy ground and guerrilla strength, intelligence reports
1945
19 / 12
"Triumph in the Philippines", by Robert Ross Smith, pp. 584-629
1945
19 / 13
Miscellaneous
undated

Japan ,  1945 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
19 / 14
Hiroshima: writings (Pete Gianpulos); clippings (re German Catholic missionaries)
1945
19 / 15
Japanese Army: official documents (statements of Japanese officers on defense of Kyushu)
1945
19 / 16
U. S. Army of the Pacific. General Headquarters: official documents ("G-2 Estimate of the enemy Position with Respect to an Operation against Southern Kyushu in November 1945")
1945
19 / 17
Published material on invasion of Japan; photos
1945, 1965, 1985

Multi-Campaign / Unit History ,  1942-1945 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box/Folder
20 / 1
U. S. Army "Roster of organizations"
1990
20 / 2
U. S. Army. Services of Supply: official documents (memo military justice)
1942
20 / 3
U. S. Army. Surgeon General's Office: official documents (circular letters re medical news, etc.)
1943-1944
20 / 4
41st Infantry Division: official documents (awards, including Distinguished Service Cross and Bronze Medals
1943-1944
20 / 5
41st Infantry Division: bibliography (includes letters with libraries, historical sources, etc.)
undated
20 / 6
41st Infantry Division: official documents (casualties)
1944
20 / 7
41st Infantry Division: official documents (chronology of campaigns)
1941-1945
20 / 8
41st Infantry Division. Fuller's Navy: letters (includes R. W. Coane, John M. Myers)
1944, 1955, 1974
20 / 9
41st Infantry Division. Headquarters: letters and writings (re Gen. Horace Fuller, by Charles Ruoco, his barber, Ted W. Senff)
1975
20 / 10
41st Infantry Division. Headquarters: official documents (report by Kenneth Sweany
1942
20 / 11
41st Infantry Division: Japanese-American former members who served in Europe in the 442nd Infantry
1986-87
20 / 12
41st Infantry Division: mailing lists
undated
20 / 13
41st Infantry Division. Military Police: letters (includes Lewis E. Clark, Don Robinson)
1976, 1981
20 / 14
41st Infantry Division reunions
1992, undated
20 / 15
41st Infantry Division. Signal Corps: official documents (journal)
1943-1945
20 / 16-17
41st Infantry Division: writings (Lew Turner manuscript "Recall: a Story of the 41st Butchers", pp. 1-200)
1984
21 / 1-9
41st Infantry Division: writings (Lew Turner manuscript "Recall: a Story of the 41st Butchers", pp. 201-930)
1984
21 / 10
Clippings re 41st Infantry Division
undated
22 / 1
116th Engineer Battalion: official documents (unit history, roster)
1943-1944
22 / 2
116th Engineer Battalion. Co. A: letters and writings (includes Kenneth Gwin, Tony Rohlff, Frank Turosik)
1989-1990
22 / 3
116th Medical Battalion: writings (history by Franklin J. Cray)
1959
22 / 4
116th Medical Battalion: letters and writings (Dr. Mark D. Holcomb, letters and notebooks)
1944-1945
22 / 5
116th Medical Battalion: "The Pill Roller", newsletter of 116th Medical Chapter of 41st Division Association
1966-1982
22 / 6
146th Field Artillery: official documents (rosters, casualty lists)
1944-1945
22 / 7-8
148th Field Artillery: letters and writings (includes Willard Heath, O. L. Dugan, Horace Brown), casualties
1989
22 / 9
162nd Infantry Regiment: official documents (casualties)
1944-1945
22 / 10
162nd Infantry Regiment: official documents (casualties)
1944-1945
22 / 11
162nd Infantry Regiment. 3rd Battalion: letter (Steve Counts)
1944-1945
22 / 12
162nd Infantry Regiment. Medical Detachment.: writings (Chester F. Clark diary)
1943
22 / 13
162nd Infantry Regiment. Service Co.: mailing list
undated
22 / 14
163rd Infantry Regiment: official documents (casualties)
1943
22 / 15
163rd Infantry Regiment: official documents (chronology)
1943
22 / 16
163rd Infantry Regiment: Montana National Guard history
undated
22 / 17
163rd Infantry Regiment: official documents (payroll/roster)
1944-1945
22 / 18
163rd Infantry Regiment: Soldiers' Chapel at Lone Mountain
1955
22 / 19
163rd Infantry Regiment: writings (history by Hargis Westerfield, incomplete)
1975
23 / 1
163rd Infantry Regiment: writings (history by Ralph Marlow))
1983
23 / 2
163rd Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion. Ammunition and Pioneer Platoon: writings (Norman F. Mathews)
1982
23 / 3
163rd Infantry Regiment. 2nd Battalion. Medical Section: letters and writings (history by Kenneth Schooley, letter by George Jackson), clippings, poetry, illustrations
1978-1982
23 / 4
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. A: writings (unidentified)
undated
23 / 5
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. E-F: official documents (payroll/roster)
1944-1945
23 / 6
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. G: official documents (payroll/roster)
1944
23 / 7-8
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. G: writings (Harold Ingle diary, original and partial transcript; original also includes rosters and inter-company baseball game statistics)
1941-1945
23 / 9
163rd Infantry Regiment. Co. L: writings (Ralph Westerman diary, photocopy)
1941-1945
23 / 10
163rd Infantry Regiment. Cannon Co.: writings ("A History of Cannon Company, 163rd Infantry" by Cpl. M. Rudner)
undated
23 / 11
163rd Infantry Regiment. Regimental Surgeon: official documents (medical history by John B. White, Mark D. Holcomb)
1943-1945
23 / 12
186th Infantry Regiment: official documents (payroll/roster)
1944
23 / 13
186th Infantry Regiment: writings (history by Hargis Westerfield)
undated
23 / 14
186th Infantry Regiment. Co. D, F: letters and writings (includes Marion Criswell, Herman Hudnall, Reuben Klink, Ross Kreager, Gerald LaHaie, Lloyd Sabby)
1980-1982
23 / 15
218th Infantry Regiment: official documents (payroll/roster)
1944
24 / 1
947th Field Artillery: official documents ("History of the 947 Field Artillery Battalion," by Paul G. Hollister)
1945
24 / 2
Unidentified diary
March-December 1944
24 / 3
Unidentified writing
undated
24 / 4
United States Navy: writings (Hargis Westerfield, Robert J. Bulkeley, excerpts from Samuel Eliot Morrison's "History of United States Naval Operations in World War II" vol.8)
undated
24 / 5
Japanese Army. 55th Independent Mixed Brigade: writings (Hargis Westerfield, based on Akiyoshi Fujioka)
undated
24 / 6
Japanese Army. official documents (interrogations and reports)
1943-1950
24 / 7
Japanese. Iva Toguri ("Tokyo Rose")
undated
24 / 8
New Guinea natives
undated
Box
Card Box
Index to medal recipients
undated
Maps
Folder
Oversize Folder 1
Sanananda, Salamaua
1943
Oversize Folder 2
Salamaua watercolor pictorial maps
1943
Oversize Folder 3
Wakde, Toem, Biak
1944
Oversize Folder 4
Zamboanga
1945
Oversize Folder 5
Jolo/Sula, Davao, Mindanao
1945
Published Material
Box/Folder
24 / 9
"Introduction to New Guinea Pidgin" by Father F. Mihalic [re language]
undated
Clippings
Box/Folder
24 / 10
"The Bloody Jungle Road to Tokyo," by Robert L. Eichenberger and Milton MacKaye, Saturday Evening Post
1949
24 / 11
"The Forty First," newsletter published in Australia
1943
24 / 12
"The Fighting 41st in Review," by Herman Edwards in The Oregonian
1945
Tape Recordings
Box/Folder
24 / 10
G. Clare Thomas, 186th Infantry from Sept. 16 thru 1st Papuan Campaign" tapes, 1, 2 transferred to CD; tape 4 barely audible
1949

Personal ,  1956-1993 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Biographical Material
Box/Folder
25 / 1
Appointment of Dr. Westerfield to faculty of Iowa Wesleyan College
1956
General Correspondence [a mixture of personal and military content]
Box/Folder
25 / 2
B-H (correspondents include Joe Bradshaw, Doyle and Helen Bruce, Jens A. Doe, Edward J. Drea, Alvin Fritz Grauerholz, Christian P. Hald, Willard A. Heath, Karl L. Heiman)
1959-1993
25 / 3
Makoto Ikeda
1986-1993
25 / 4
J-N (correspondents include George Jackson, Dick Lund, Harold J. Lyon, Douglas MacArthur, Arthur W. Merrick, John H. Neilson)
1969-1991
25 / 5
Marilyn Owen
1982-1992
25 / 6
Herb Risley
1991
25 / 7
R-W (correspondents include Nick and Charlene Russo, Douglas Sikes, Irwin Soliday, Frank A. Turosik, Tex Whaley, Nick Wheeler, unidentified)
1987-1991
Diaries
Box/Folder
25 / 8
Hargis Westerfield diary
1991-1993
Miscellany
Box/Folder
25 / 9
Fighting Jungleer book publication, first and second editions
1977-1988
25 / 10
Fighting Jungleer table of contents (lists campaigns in order)
undated
25 / 11
Makoto Ikeda photo albums "My Pilgrimage to Zamboanga"
1991-1993
25 / 12
Jungleer chronological list of articles by Hargis Westerfield and distribution
1957-1987
25 / 13
Non-military writings by Westerfield
undated
25 / 14
notebook
Undated
25 / 15
Photocopying projects
1967-1983
25 / 16
Plan for last rites for Westerfield, as designed by him well ahead of time
1980
25 / 17
Play "Meet the Soldier" by Special Service Office
undated
25 / 18-19
Poems by Westerfield, Leeon F. Aller, and others
1944, undated
25 / 20
Religion
undated