Ernest Leo Gordon papers

Ernest Leo Gordon papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Gordon, Ernest Leo
Title: Ernest Leo Gordon papers
Dates: 1943-1945
Quantity: 0.08 Linear feet (65 items; housed with minor collections MS 2235- MS 2269)
Abstract:The collection consists of letters from Ernest Leo Gordon to his mother, Mrs. E.L. Gordon of Hull, Georgia from 1943-1945. The letters describe Gordon's basic training at Fort McPherson, Georgia; Camp Bowie, Texas; and his radio training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. In 1945, Gordon wrote from England, France, Belgium, Germany, and Czechoslovakia mainly about family, friends, and items he requests. After the censorship ban was lifted, Gordon's letters mention the battles he participated in (the Normandy invasion, the capture of Orleans, and the Rhine River) and his duties during the post war months.
Coll. Number: ms2250(m)
Location: 32108050927782

Biographical/Historical Note

Ernest Leo Gordon, World War II soldier with the 3rd, then 9th United States armies, from Hull, Georgia.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Military training camps--Georgia.
Military training camps--Oklahoma.
Military training camps--Texas.
United States. Army. Army, 3rd.
United States. Army. Army, 9th.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ernest Leo Gordon papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters (65 items)