Connecticut Soldiers Collection, Dexter Wilcomb Papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains newspaper clippings, publications, maps, administrative records, and a scrapbook. It includes a copy of the 1943 Biennial Report of General George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the United Sates Army, entitled "Victory is Certain". The scrapbook maintained by Wilcox that displays an award citation, photos, newspaper clippings, postcards , foreign currency, pressed flowers, and othe memorabalia for his time in Europe during WWII. Also in the collection are clippings from Army publications and war maps.
- undated, 1943-1945
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
Dexter Wilcomb was a Technician Third Grade in the U.S. Army who fought in World War II. He belonged to the 165th Engineer Combat Battalion and recieved a Bronze Star Medal for "meritorious service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States during the period 15 January to 8 March 1945." Mr. Wilcomb's unit was involved in the liberation of the concentration camp at Dachau.
1.5 Linear Feet
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This collection of World War II memorabilia donated by Technician Third Grade, Dexter Wilcomb, contains a scrapbook maintained by Wilcomb that displays an award citation, photos, newspaper clippings, postcards , foreign currency, pressed flowers, and othre memorabalia for his time in Europe during WWII. Also in the collection are clippings from Army publications and war maps.
Provenance and Acquisition
The collection was donated in November 1995.
- Maps (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Newspapers Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
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- Publications (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- World War (1939-1945) Subject Source: Fast
- Connecticut Soldiers Collection, Dexter Wilcomb Papers
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- 2012 October
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