Homer D. Wilkes Papers, 1942-46, 1971, 1974, 1976-94
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Brief Description: Papers of Homer D. Wilkes, assistant in the Military Science Department (1961-66), including a mimeographed history of the 747th Tank Battalion (1976) and supplement (1978) containing accounts of military action at the Omaha Beach landing in Normandy, Isigny, St. Lo, St. Germain de Tallerande, Picardy, Roer campaign (Meykstein to Koslar) Monchen-Gladbach, Rheinberg and Marl; comments of personnel, equipment and weapons; tank repair notebooks (1944-45); reports concerning relationships with the 29th Division and amphibious and military government assignments; and Lieutenant Wilkes' personnel file (1942-46). The series includes postwar correspondence with veterans concerning recollections (1976-80) and reunions (1971, 1974, 1976) and governmental agencies concerning military records and publications of Mr. Wilkes. The series includes publications of veterans of the 29th Infantry division, 1987- and the 760th Tank Battalion, 1991-.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 27/3/21
Created by: Wilkes, Homer D.
Volume: 1.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/2/82
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/2703021.pdf
Arrangement: Chronological
Subject Index
Army, United States
France - History and Geography
Germany - History and Geography
Military Government
World War I - Agricultural and Industrial Production and Construction
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]