J.L. McCanless papers

J.L. McCanless papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: McCanless, J. L., (Jesse Luke)
Title: J.L. McCanless papers
Dates: 1942-1945
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.
Coll. Number: ms2904

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Doss, Inez
McCanless, Kathleen
McCanless, Lee
Military training camps--United States.
Photographs.
Soldiers--Georgia.
United Service Organizations (U.S.) .
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945--Belgium.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945--Destruction and pillage--France.
World War, 1939-1945--England.
World War, 1939-1945--France.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.

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

J.L. McCanless papers. MS 2904. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Biography
 
2Correspondence, 1942
 
3Correspondence, 1943
 
4Correspondence, 1944 January - July
 
5Correspondence, 1944 August
 
6Correspondence, 1944 September
 
7Correspondence, 1944 October - November
 
8Correspondence, 1944 December
 
9Correspondence, 1945 January - February
 
10Correspondence, 1945 March - April
 
11Correspondence, 1945 May - August
 
12Clippings
 
13Photographs