|Creator:||McCanless, J. L., (Jesse Luke)|
|Title:||J.L. McCanless papers|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of papers of J.L. McCanless from 1942 to 1945. The papers consist of correspondence from McCanless during his military service with the U.S. Army in World War II, to his father Leo McCanless, his stepmother Kathleen McCanless, and his Aunt Inez Doss, all of Canton, Georgia. From August 1942 - June 1944 McCanless wrote from various military training camps in the United States describing his training activities, the areas, and news of family and friends. After June 1944, McCanless wrote from England, France, Belgium, and Germany. His letters describe his trip overseas, the English countryside, the destruction in France, United Service Organization Shows, prices for commodities, V-E day and peace, his opinion of the German people, and his duties questioning Germans to determine their role in the war. Of particular interest is a letter (May 25, 1944) written from Leipzip (Germany) where McCanless describes his participation in the Normandy invasion and the destruction and casualties from the battle.|
Jesse Luke McCanless was a soldier with the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe. Prior to his service overseas, he resided in Canton, Georgia. He travelled through many European countries during World War II, including France and Germany. He participated in the Normandy invasion.
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J.L. McCanless papers. MS 2904. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.