Mrs. Alyce Baldridge Anderson collection

Mrs. Alyce Baldridge Anderson collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Anderson, A. Baldridge
Title: Mrs. Alyce Baldridge Anderson collection
Dates: 1939-1945
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms2728

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul V. Gentile, 81, who put his youth on hold during World War II to help storm the beaches of Normandy, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at Belmont Manor Nursing Center after a long illness. Born Paul Vincent on Oct. 17, 1925 to Biagio Gentile and Mary (Guaragna) Gentile of Belmont, he earned the nickname "Lucky Gentile" while serving as a jeep driver in the U.S. Army Amphibious Engineers - an apparent reference to his knack for steering superior officers out of harm's way. Mr. Gentile left Belmont High School to serve in the U.S. Army. He spent 10 months in Europe, including the Allied invasion at Normandy in June 1944, and was stationed for a time in the Pacific Theater before the end of the war. A half century later, as he and other veterans were being honored for having to leave school in service of their country, Belmont High officially awarded his diploma. Bedford Minuteman, February 14, 2007 (Retrieved August 6, 2009)

Savo Vukomanovich was a member of the United States Air Force.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters of correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, military pins and medals, and miscellaneous items all relating to World War II. Some of the correspondence is written by Frank Messing, Lt. Savo Vukomanovich, and Paul Gentile. The photos are of random soldiers and the medals belong to random G.I.s.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Gentile, Paul V., 1925-2007 -- Correspondence
Messing, Frank -- Correspondence
Soldiers--United States--Correspondence.
Soldiers--United States--Photographs.
United States. Air Force. -- Airmen--Correspondence
Vukomanovich, Savo -- Correspondence
World War, 1939-1945--History--Sources.
World War, 1939-1945--Medals--Specimens.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mrs. Alyce Baldridge Anderson collection, 1939-1945. MS 2728. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Military pins and medals
4Newspaper articles
5Misc. Items