|Creator:||Dunn, James T.|
|Creator:||Talley, John W.|
|Creator:||United States. Army. Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, 456th. -- Photographs|
|Title:||456th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion collection|
|Quantity:||7.9 Linear feet (10 document boxes, 2 half boxes, 2 oversized boxes, 1 carton, 1 oversized folder C)|
The collection consists of materials documenting various aspects of the unit's history - training, unit actions, causalities, commendations, diaries and recollections. Some soldiers kept personal items from the Army or items they acquired while in service, such as immunization records, post cards, a parachute, iron cross and German flag. There are over 500 photographs, most of which are identified, and copies of campaign maps from the European theatre with unit positions marked and an attached narrative related what action took place in these locations. Following the war, unit reunions have been held at regular intervals and materials from these gatherings are present in the collection. It is anticipated that more material will be added to the collection in the future. Contributors to this collection include George Marshall, James T. Dunn, John W. Talley, and many others.
Arranged by record type and battalion member.
456th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion collection, MS 2839. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Members of this World War II unit chose this library as the archive for their materials at the instigation of Dr. George Marshall, a member of the unit and Athens resident. Various members have donated materials they saved which would help to document various aspects of the unit's history-training, unit actions, casualties, commendations-plus diaries and recollections. Following the war, unit reunions have been held at regular intervals and materials from these gatherings are present in the collection.
It is anticipated that more material will be added to the collection in the future.