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          Wisconsin in World War II: A Bibliography
                        Compiled by: Abigail Miller
                               (last updated 11/2004)

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is dedicated to preserving the memory of
Wisconsin men and women who have participated in America’s military
conflicts, from the Civil War through the present. The Wisconsin Veterans
Museum Research Center contains books, letters, diaries, photographs, and
other manuscript materials that document the service and sacrifice of
Wisconsin’s citizen-soldiers in all wars.

This bibliography lists books that specifically focus on the involvement of
Wisconsin men and women in World War II. Similar bibliographies for other
wars will be forthcoming.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center actively seeks to expand its
collection of books concerning Wisconsin in World War II, and would like to
find out about any publications that are not listed in this bibliography. If you
know of any, please contact Gayle Martinson at (608) 261-0536

Authors may contact George Christensen at (608) 261-0535 for information
about selling a book in the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Gift Shop.

The bibliography has been divided into the following categories:

Individual Accounts (pg. 2)           Wisconsin Home Front (pg. 24)
Group Accounts (pg. 14)               Veterans Organizations (pg. 30)
Biographies (pg. 18)                  Return to Civilian Life (pg. 31)
Published WWII Letters (pg. 20)       Service Records &
Regimental Histories (pg. 23)          War Casualties (pg. 32)

Unless marked with an asterisk (*), all books are available for use at the
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center.

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Individual Accounts

European Theater

Barquest, Glenn D. and Lucille Barquest. Life of a Draftee in World War II:
September 16, 1940 to April 1, 1951.
     Eau Claire, WI: G. Barquest, 2001. 97 p.
Barquest, an Anson, Wisconsin native, served with the 172nd Engineering
Combat Battalion, 23rd Armored Engineers during World War II. His account
includes induction, basic training at Camp Polk (Louisiana), gunnery school at
Fort Knox (Kentucky), officer candidate school, and trip overseas. Barquest
also includes an account of service in France, Germany, Holland, and the
Battle of the Bulge. Also discussed are recreation activities, occupation duty,
and service in the Reserves.

Bowers, Robert P. The War Years: 1942–1945.
    S.n.: s.l., 1994. Unpaged.
Bowers, a Platteville, Wisconsin native, writes about his World War II service as
a gun crewman with the 959th Field Artillery Battalion. He tells of campaigning
in Europe beginning shortly after the D–Day invasion, fighting in the Battle of
the Bulge, and post-war occupation duty in Germany.

Drake, Glen. A Paratrooper Remembers.
     Oregon, WI: Badger Books, 2003. 105 p.
Drake, a Baraboo, Wisconsin native, recalls his World War II service as a
paratrooper with the 508th Paratrooper Infantry Regiment in Europe. He talks
about his early life on a Wisconsin farm, basic training, his first jumps, and
military life in England. Drake details his participation in the D-Day invasion,
Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge.

* Dunsirn, Bob. I Dunno.
    Amherst, MA: Modern Memoirs Pub., 2000. 287 p.

Erickson, Wayne V. My Part of Time.
     S.l.: s.n., 1990. 24 p.
Erickson, a Cumberland, Wisconsin native, reflects on his World War II service
as a medic with the 28th Infantry Division. He was taken prisoner at the Battle
of the Bulge and relates his experience in a POW camp. Also included are
newsclippings concerning his service and photographs.

Fergot, Paul L. Time Out For War.
     S.l.: s.n., n.d. 92 p.
Fergot, a Wautoma, Wisconsin native, served with the 460th Bomb Group in
World War II. His account mentions pre-war life in northern Wisconsin, basic
training, service in Italy, bombing missions targeting industrial buildings in
Germany and Poland, and his experience when his plane was shot down.
Included in the book are copies of letters exchanged between Fergot and his
wife, and reports of his plane’s bombing runs.

Fisher, Gordon. Fragments of War: Fascinating Recollections of WWII by
an Ex–P.O.W.
     S. l.: s. n., n.d. 116 pages.
Fisher, an Appleton, Wisconsin veteran, discusses his World War II service as a
paratrooper over Europe. He completed one jump before being taken prisoner
by the Germans and spending the rest of the war in prison camps.
Experiences included are military life in England, drinking, recreation activities
in POW camp, and release from camp.

Freese, Frank. Private Memories of World War II: Small Pieces of a Big
     Madison, WI: F. Freese, 1990. 135 p.
Reminiscence of the World War II service of Freese, a Madison, Wisconsin
native, who served with the 333rd Infantry Regiment, 84th Division. His
account includes information about the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central
Europe campaigns. Included is detailed information about military life,
humorous anecdotes, and occupation duty in Germany.

Grilley, Robert. Return from Berlin: The Eye of a Navigator.
     Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. 183 p.
The Lancaster, Wisconsin native writes of his experiences with the 401st Bomb
Group of the 8th Air Force as a navigator aboard a B–17 in Europe. The work
recounts Grilley’s participation in pre–war Civilian Pilot Training (CPT),
stateside training, and experiences while stationed in England and France. He
details several missions to Germany and discusses the fact that many missions
took on a similar quality.

* Harrison, Jack. Flight from Youth: The Story of an American Prisoner
of War.
     Madison, WI: J. S. Harrison, 1973. 85 p.
Diary of Harrison, a Madison, Wisconsin native, who served as a bomber pilot
with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He writes about training at
Maxwell Field (Alabama), evaluates different types of airplanes, bombing
missions over Europe, being captured by Germans, and his experiences as a
POW. He also includes the details of several escape attempts and photographs
of his service.

Hering, Alfons. So You Wanted America: One DP’s Story.
    Wausau, WI: Evergreen Press, 1996. 223 p.
Hering, a Byslaw (Poland) native, served with the Polish Army during World
War II, and was a prisoner of war in Germany for five years. After liberation, he
was classified a “Displaced Person” and spent five years being transferred
around Europe. In 1950, he was brought to Stevens Point, Wisconsin where he
became a prominent community member.

Jørgensen, Arthur W. Jorgy’s War.
    Madison, WI: Jensen-Jørgensen & Associates, 1988. 140 p.
Jørgensen, a Waupaca county native, describes his service with the 8th Air
Force in Europe. He spent the majority of the war traveling to American air
bases in England as an aircraft recognition instructor, teaching pilots which
markings designated an enemy plane and which marked an ally. Also includes
photos and photocopied documents.

Koopman, Norbert. I Was Just Lucky: Memoirs of a World War II Private.
     Wisconsin: s.n., 2001. 97 p.
Koopman, a Marshfield, Wisconsin native, served with the 1115th Engineering
Group during World War II. Serving as a radar operator, he comments on
training, trip overseas, military life in England and France, duty in Germany,
and pilfering. He describes several German cities in detail, return home, and
experience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the GI Bill.

Kroll, Charles D. Clifford C. Kroll TSGT, USAF 48th Troop Carrier
Squadron 313th Troop Carrier Group (1942–1945).
     Claremont, CA: Claremont Graduate School, 1996.
Transcription of an oral history interview with Clifford Kroll, a New London,
Wisconsin native, who served as a crew chief and engineer with the Air Force in
North Africa and Europe. He talks about basic training, the invasion of Sicily,
the D–Day invasion of Normandy, and Operation Market Garden. There are
also photographs of North Africa and Italy.

Kuhn, Julius J. I was Baker 2: Memoirs of a World War II Platoon Sergeant.
     West Bend, WI: J. J. Kuhn, 1994. 246 p.
Memoirs of Kuhn, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, who served with Company B,
2nd Platoon, 110th Infantry, 28th Division during World War II. He talks about
basic and amphibious training, as well as military life in the United States.
Also discussed are fighting in France, sniper fire, the feelings of loosing a man
in combat, and being taken prisoner at the Battle of the Bulge.

Livingstone, John. The Importance of Being From Oshkosh.
     Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2004. 264 p.
A collection of stories by the Oshkosh, Wisconsin native, who served in World
War II with the Army in Europe. Stories discuss many different experiences of
Livingstone’s in Europe. He also describes his Cold War intelligence work. The
book also provides a sketch of Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the 1920s and 1930s.

Megellas, James. All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe.
     New York: Ballantine, 2003. 309 p.
Megellas, a Fond du Lac, Wisconsin native, discusses his World War II service
as an officer with the 82nd Airborne Division. He details his experiences
parachuting at Anzio, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge.
After World War II he worked with the Army in the Republic of Vietnam to
establish infrastructure.

Makal, Thomas J. Mr. National Guard: A Civilian Soldier.
     S.l.: s.n., 2002. 80 p.
Makal, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, joined the 127th Field Artillery of the
32nd Division in 1936. During World War II his unit was reorganized into the
985th Field Artillery Battalion. Makal relates his service with the 985th, battles
in Europe, the cooperation between artillery and infantry troops, and post-war
stateside service.

Memories of the War (And Other Things): An Interview with Floyd
    S.l.: s.n., 199–. 42 p.
An interview with Floyd Schmidt of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin who served in
Europe during World War II and was a prisoner of war in Europe. He talks
about his prisoner of war experiences including the conditions at camp, food,
and recreation at the camp.

Peters, Robert. For You, Lili Marlene.
     Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995. 107 p.
A memoir of Peter’s World War II service as a clerk in England. This book
focuses on the social aspects of the war including leave in England and Paris,
prostitutes, sightseeing in Europe, relationship with a German woman, and
seeing a Marlene Dietrich performance. Much of the work deals with Peters’
confusion over his sexuality, feelings he may be gay, and treatment of
homosexuals in the Army.

* Plano, Jack C. Fishhooks, Apples, and Outhouses.
     Kalamazoo, MI: Personality Press, 1991. 374 p.
The life story of Plano, a Merrill, Wisconsin native, who served as an engineer
in World War II. Topics covered are basic training, maneuvers at Camp
Claiborne (Louisiana), interactions between officers and enlisted men, social life
in Southern towns, and trip overseas. Stationed in France and Germany, he
talks about sexually transmitted diseases, smoking, German prisoners of war,
and V-E Day in Euorpe. Also found are the headlines from Wisconsin
newspapers covering the major events of the war.

Radermacher, John P. Flashbacks.
     Sheboygan, WI: Artex Publishing, 1996. 128 p.
Radermacher, a Hubertus, Wisconsin native, tells of his World War II
experiences with the 82nd Airborne Division including being dropped at
St. Mere Eglise for the D-Day invasion of France. He also writes about his
participation in Operation Market Garden and crossing the Rhine.

Radermacher, John P. Greetings.
     Sheboygan, WI: Artex Publishing. 160 p.
Radermacher, a Hubertus, Wisconsin native, tells of his World War II
experiences with the 82nd Airborne Division. His account focuses on his duty
in North Africa and Italy, and includes many anecdotes about military life.
Also included are many photographs and maps.

Roth, Herbert S. The 93rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion: A Personal
History of its Six Battle Campaigns in World War II.
     Madison, WI: H.S. Roth, 2002. 20 pages.
Roth, a Mauston, Wisconsin native, discusses his World War II service with the
Armored Field Artillery in Algeria, Italy, France, and Germany. He writes about
his enlistment in the 32nd Division Wisconsin National Guard, training,
marriage while in the service, and military life. Also included are photographs
of his service.

Salzman, Harvey. Once is Enough: One Man’s Experience, Europe WWII,
December 12, 1941 thru [sic] October 29, 1945.
     Appleton, WI: Harvey Salzman, 2001. 68 p.
Salzman, a Wisconsin native, was a medic with the 14th Tank Battalion, 9th
Armored Division. He talks about training in Louisiana, duty in France, Battle
of the Bulge, and crossing the Rhine. Salzman also mentions post-war
occupation duty in Czechoslovakia and Germany.

Sanderson, Gerald. Gerald Sanderson: My History and Life (So Far).
     Elroy, WI: G. Sanderson, 1999. 143 p.
History of the Sanderson family including biographical sketches of its
members. There are histories of the WWI service of Carl Sanderson (the
author’s father) who was a German prisoner of war and of Carl “Archie”
Sanderson (the author’s brother) who served in WWII with 249th Combat
Engineers and landed in France on D-Day. There is also an account of the
author’s World War II service in a bomber with the Army Air Corps serving first
in Africa and later in Europe.

Sargent, Mary Thomas. Runway Towards Orion: The True Adventures of a
Red Cross Girl on a B-29 Air Base in World War II India.
    Grand Rapids, MI: Triumph Press, Inc., 1984. 243 p.
Sargent, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, describes her World War II service
with the Red Cross at an American air base in India. She talks about her
experiences on the base, meeting her future husband, trips to an Indian
market, interaction with Indian children, and English colonialism.

Schereck, William J. The Ghosts of the Battlefield: A Collection of World
War II Poetry.
    S.n.: Wm. J. Schereck, 1994. 12 pages.
Poems written by Wisconsin veteran William Schereck commemorating his
World War II service in the Italian Campaign.

Schou, Aage Morris. Adopted by Uncle Sam: My Story.
      S.l.: A. M. Schou, 1981. 100 p.
Schou, a northwestern Wisconsin veteran, discusses his World War II service
as a Medic with the Airborne Engineers in Europe. He writes about his voyage
overseas, duty in England, military life in France, and interactions with French
civilians. Schou also describes combat in Belgium, medical care in Army
hospitals, and readjustment to civilian life.

TenHaken, Mel. Bail-Out.
    Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 1990. 144 p.
Reminiscences of radio-operator and gunner whose plane was destroyed on a
bombing mission. TenHaken parachuted from the plane and was a prisoner of
war for five months in Germany.

Thom, D. E. and Victor L. Thom. Of Love and War: The Climactic War
Years and a Little of the Peace that Followed.
     Tampa, FL: Golden Triangle Publishing Corporation, 1987. 84 p.
Victor Thom, a Wisconsin native, served in the European theater of World
War II. He relates interrogating Russians, interactions with German civilians,
and military life. Also included is a fictional story about a soldier in the
German Army.

Thorsen, Duane W. Faded Blue, Forest Green.
     Stoughton, WI: The Printing House, 1994. 274 p.
Autobiography of Thorsen, a Stoughton, Wisconsin native, who served with the
Army Air Corps. Thorsen talks about basic training, army language, daily
activities, flight training, military life in Europe, and several of his missions.
Also touched upon are the point system and readjustment to civilian life.

Van Der Loop, Paul. I am Paul.
     Rice Lake, WI: Rice Lake Printery, 2002. 366 p.
Autobiography of Van Der Loop in which he discusses his reaction to Pearl
Harbor, enlistment, basic training, and the boat trip overseas. He relates
military service with the 532nd Anti-Aircraft Battalion in Italy, experience being
under fire, and the casualties in his unit.

Vine, Gordon. A Young Man’s Life, 1941–1946: For Young Men Only.
    Granton, WI: Berlin Journal Newspapers, 1996. 268 p.
Memoir of Vine, a central Wisconsin native, who served with the Army Air
Corps as an Assistant Engineer for B-24 bombers as a member of the 741st
Bomb Squadron, 455th Bomb Group. Vine served in Italy, and uses
reminiscences, letters, and photographs to recount his experiences.

Williams, Walter. A Young Draftee’s Eye View of World War II or a World
War II Veteran’s Memoirs.
     S.n.: s.l., n.d. 29 p.
The Eagle River, Wisconsin native writes about his World War II experiences
with a medical detachment in Texas and in Europe. Included is information
about officer and enlisted relations, leave in France, and long boat trip home.
Williams also reminisces about his post-war life in Wisconsin.

Zimmerman, Harry P. My Name Was Harry, 1942–1945.
     Middleton, WI: H. Zimmerman, 1999. 170 p.
Zimmerman, an Ada, Wisconsin native, writes about his World War II service
with the 651st Tank Destroyer Battalion. Topics include basic training, writing
letters home, first impressions of Europe, fighting in France, and the Battle of
the Bulge.

Pacific Theater

Bradley, Charles C. Aleutian Echoes.
     Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Press, 1994. 275 p.
Bradley, a Baraboo, Wisconsin veteran, served with the 10th Mountain Division
where he trained candidates for a possible ground assault on Japan. Topics
included are problems with the Aleutian climate, mountain training, and the
botany on the island.

Coker, Jesse M. My Unforgettable Memories of World War II.
     Monticello, AR: J. M. Coker, 1994. 311 p.
Reminiscences of Coker, who fought in New Guinea with the 32nd Division.
Although Coker is not from Wisconsin, his World War II participation in the
128th Infantry, 32nd Division (Wisconsin and Michigan National Guard), makes
his story pertinent to those researching Wisconsin soldiers experiences in
World War II. Topics covered include basic training, service in Australia,
battles at Leyte, and interactions with natives.

Crowley, Leo J. The Road to Hell and Back.
     Oshkosh, WI: L. J. Crowley, 1995. 11 p.
Crowley, an Oshkosh, Wisconsin native, served with the 32nd Division in the
Pacific theater of World War II.

Donovan, William N., M.D. P.O.W. in the Pacific.
     Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources Inc., 1998. 182 p.
Memoirs of Donovan, a Madison, Wisconsin veteran, who was a medical officer
in the Pacific theater of operations. Donovan was taken prisoner in 1942 at the
surrender of Corregidor and was held in POW camps until August of 1945.
Topics covered include the Siege of Bataan, conditions at Camp Bilibid, work
details, medical treatment at POW camp, prison ship Haro Maru, and return
home. Also included are transcripts of letters Donovan sent home during his

Doyle, Robert J. Anybody Here From Wisconsin? News Stories Telling
How Wisconsin Men and Women in Uniform Helped Win World War II.
     Madison, WI: Copy Rite, Inc., 1995. 312 p.
Collected newspaper articles of Robert Doyle who was the war correspondent
for the Milwaukee Journal. Many of the articles were written while Doyle was
in the Pacific theater.

Gudgeon, Ishmael L. A Pre-View of Hell.
     S.n.: s.l., n.d. 37 p.
Gudgeon, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, writes about his World War II
experiences with the Air Force on Mindanao and as a Japanese prisoner of war.
He discusses life in the jungle, fears once his unit’s air strip was destroyed,
seeing a dog fight, learning of the fall of Bataan, and being told of the surrender
of Mindanao. He details his experiences as a prisoner of war including medical
care, recreation, Red Cross packages, and work detail. Gudgeon also writes of
his disillusionment at the lack of aid available to POWs upon their return.

Howell, Monte. The Young Draftee.
    San Jose: Writers Showcase, 2002. 147 p.
Howell, a California native, served with the 32nd Division in the Pacific during
World War II. Although not a Wisconsin native, his story is similar to the
Wisconsin National Guardsmen who experienced the fighting on Buna, Leyte,
and Luzon.

Johnsen, Robert E. As I Remember the Days.
    Stoughton, WI: Inkworks, Inc., 1996. 34 p.
Johnsen talks about service in the Philippines, interactions with Red Cross
nurses, radar repair, and his impressions of the islands in the South Pacific.

Jungwirth, Clarence J. World War II Diary, 1940–1945.
     Oshkosh, WI: Poeschl Printing Company, 1991. 154 p.
Diary of Jungwirth, who served with the 32nd Division in Australia and the
Philippines. The volume includes newsclippings related to the 32nd Division,
and captioned photographs.

Lashway, Dave. Memoirs of Henry C. Lashway Vols. 1–2.
     S.l.: s.n., 1996. 2 vols.
Reminiscences of Henry Lashway, a Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin native, who
was an Army first lieutenant during World War II. Included are memories of
training, service in the Pacific, military life, and post-war life. Also contains the
letters Lashway wrote to his wife, Ruth, who lived in Wisconsin during the war.

* Madison, Ruth Hudson Mladinich. In the Rays of the Rising Sun.
    Milwaukee, WI: Artistic License, 1996. 171 p.

Martin, James I. Now and Then: Autobiography of James I. Martin.
     Kewaskum, WI: J. I. Martin, 1995. 97 p.
Martin, a West Allis, Wisconsin native, discusses his early life on a Wisconsin
farm, work with the Methodist Church, and World War II service aboard the
USS Warhawk with the Navy in the South Pacific. He writes about his
shipboard experiences, leave in China, and his job typing the ship logs. Also
included is a history of the USS Warhawk.

McDonald, Ward D. For What it’s Worth.
     S.n.: s.l., 1995. 94 p.
Autobiography of McDonald, a Richland Center, Wisconsin veteran, discussing
his childhood in Seattle (Washington), decision to enlist in the Coast Guard in
1944, rejection from the Coast Guard, and enlistment in the Navy. He writes
about boot camp, assignment to the USS Goodhue, and combat experiences in
the Pacific Ocean.

Merz, Ed. Green Islands and Blue Sea.
      Milwaukee, WI: Network Printers, 2003. 155 p.
Merz, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, served in World War II as a pilot with a
troop carrier squadron in New Guinea. He writes about Air Corps training
across the United States and the various training benchmarks before one is
officially a pilot. Also included is information about duty in New Guinea,
carrying supplies to Filipino guerrilla fighters, dropping paratroopers on
Coregidor, and occupation duty in Okinawa (Japan).

* Moresby, Isabelle and Clarence Jungwirth. New Guinea Before “Bloody
    Oshkosh, WI: C. Jungwirth, 1999. 104 p.

Nix, Asbury L. Corregidor, Oasis of Hope.
     Stevens Point, WI: Trade Winds Publications Co., 1991. 194 p.
Nix, a Stevens Point, Wisconsin resident, served with the 34th Light
Maintenance Company on Bataan. He recounts the experiences of his unit
during the campaign at Corregidor, and goes on to relate his prisoner of war
experience, work details, and the Noto Maru prison ship. Also included are
complete rosters for those held at POW Camp Number 9, names and statistics
about the Japanese “Hell Ships,” rosters of those on work details, and a roster
of people aboard the Noto Maru.

Norquist, Ernest O. Our Paradise: A GI’s War Diary.
      Hancock, WI: Pearl-Win Publishing Co., 1989. 388 p.
Norquist, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin veteran, wrote this diary while serving as an
Army medic in the Philippines. An almost daily account provides information
on Army life, the Bataan Death March, experiences as a Japanese POW, and
life in an Army camp shortly after liberation.

Parish, Phil. One Thirteen-Millionth.
     S.l.: P. Parish, 1986. 127 pages.
Parish, a Janesville, Wisconsin native, served with the 192nd Tank Battalion at
Bataan. Parish relates the Bataan Death March, incidents of Japanese abuse,
work details, food, and interactions with Philippine civilians.

* Paulbeck, Joy Bonnin, ed. C. L. Raaths, As I Remember.
     Milwaukee, WI: Joy Publishing, 1983. 111 p.
Raaths, a Shawano County, Wisconsin native, served in World War II as a
radioman aboard the USS Hovey. Topics included are radio operation, codes,
food, shipboard conditions, and campaigns in the South Pacific like the
Solomon Islands, Savo Island, mine sweeping operations, and duty in
Australia. On his second tour of duty, Raaths was stationed in American
Samoa and relates opinions of the natives, interrogation, and radio duty at
several bases there.

Roenneburg, Dale. Journal of United States Military Army Career of Dale
Edward Roenneburg, Major Retired 1943–1965 For My Family.
     S.n.: s.l., n.d. 46 p.
Roenneburg, a Monroe, Wisconsin native, discusses his military service with
Company K, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division while just 16 years old and
volunteering for the Army once he was of age. He writes about basic training,
service with the 86th Field Artillery, service at Guadalcanal, and fighting at
Bougainville. He also includes information about his post-war service.

Scovill, Roger P. What Did You do Grandpa?: The United States Marine
Corps: An Artillery Enlisted Man’s Memoir of World War II.
     Madison, WI: Straus Printing Company, 1994. 234 p.
The reminiscences of Roger Scovill who served with the 2nd Marine Division in
the Pacific Theater of Operations. The book is complied from letters written
home and some published sources. Also included is the genealogy of the
Scovill family.

Smith, Herbert M. 0-241957: The Early Years of World War II.
    Eau Claire, WI: Heins Publications, 1995. 109 p.
Smith served with the 128th Infantry of the 32nd Division during World War II in
Buna and New Guinea and his account details the actions of the division.

Smith, Herbert M. Four Score and Ten: Happenings in the Life of
Herbert M. Smith.
     Eau Claire, WI: Heins Publications, 1995. 195 p.
Includes information about his military service with the 128th Infantry, 32nd
Division and a good deal of information pertaining to his being wounded in the
South Pacific.

Thayer, Lawrence. My War.
     Palmyra, WI: Palmyra Historical Society, 2003. 58 p.
Thayer, a Palmyra, Wisconsin native writes about his World War II service as a
member of the 32nd Division fighting on New Guinea. He describes duty in
Australia, arrival in New Guinea, combat at Buna, leave in Australia, and
fighting during the second New Guinea campaign.

Other Theaters

Bates, Richard F. Memories of Military Service (A Teenager in Burma).
     S.n.: s.l., 1995. 177 p.
Bates, a Baraboo, Wisconsin veteran, discusses his World War II service with
Merril’s Marauders in China, Burma, and India. He provides a detailed
account of basic training, maneuvers in Louisiana, involvement in the
Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon, and trip overseas. Also discussed are
the campaigns in China, Burma, and India, fighting, problems caused by
constant rain, and hospital stay. Bates also writes responses to many
questions he has been asked by high school students.

* Bruno, James F. Beyond Fighter Escort: A Vivid Untold Diary of the
99th Heavy Bomber Group Stationed in North Africa and Italy.
     Milwaukee, WI: Ken Cook Co., 1995. 252 p.
Bruno, a Waukesha, Wisconsin native, tells of his World War II experiences as
a co–pilot with the 99th Heavy Bomber Group. He details many of his units’
missions, military life, and rest and relaxation. Also included are several
letters written by members of the 99th Bomb Group and photographs of various

Campbell, Frank N. My World War II Navy Years.
     Madison, WI: F. N. Campbell, 1995. 91 p.
The Gays Mills, Wisconsin veteran writes about his World War II Navy
experiences aboard the USS. Cache. He talks about corresponding with his
wife, marriage while in service, patrolling the Panama Canal, and shipboard
duties. Also included are photocopies of discharge certificates, commencement
programs, photographs, and official service related letters.

Krzycki, Victor L. Me and the Rendezvous.
     Mequon, WI: Victor Krzycki, 2003. 191 p.
Reminiscence of the World War II service of Krzycki, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin
native, who served with 472nd Quartermaster Group. Serving in the China–
Burma–India theater, his account includes information about the trip overseas,
responsibilities of an officer, medical care, supply distribution, and service in
China. He provides information about working with the Chinese military,
military life in China, and his impressions of the country.

Rodewald, Don and Kenneth Meredith. Tiger Tenacity: Courage and
Determination Forged the Don Rodewald Story.
     Lake City, CO: Golden Stone Press, 2000. 260 p.
The Baraboo, Wisconsin native served as a pilot in the National Guard and Air
Corps and was stationed in China during World War II. He discusses the
different types of planes he flew and activities in China. Rodewald also served
during the Korean War and later worked at the Pentagon.


Richards, Hugh T. Through Los Alamos, 1945: Memoirs of a Nuclear
      Madison, WI: Arlington Place Press, 1993. 95 p.
Memoirs of Richards, who participated in the development and testing of the
first nuclear bomb. He discusses his ethical questions about the atomic bomb,
rationalization strategies, and the hope that such a bomb would make war
obsolete. He includes letters home, news clippings, and photographs.

Schnur, Maria. Unforgettable Years.
     Chicago, IL: Bollmann Publications, n.d. 83 p.
Story of Maria and Josef Schnur, Yugoslavian refugees who fled Europe to
settle in Wisconsin during World War II.

Warmington, Carl. A Letter Pre-dated for the Year 2000: Carl
Warmington Anticipates a Question His One-and-a-half Year Old
Grandson Carter North Warmington Might Ask Around the Year 2000:
“What did Grandpa Warmington do During World War II?”
     S.l.: s.n., 1985. 19 p.
Account of the wartime activities of Warmington, the Executive Secretary of the
Madison Community Union, a fundraising and planning organization. He was
involved in the Madison War Chest effort, a group which included the Red
Cross, USO, war relief agencies, and the Madison Community Union. He
includes an account of the fundraising campaigns held in Madison and
includes the total amount of money raised by the War Chest.

Group Accounts

Arendt, Laurie. Back from Duty: Ozaukee County’s Veterans Share Their
     Ozaukee County Council of America Legion Posts, 2002. 187 p.
Oral history interviews of veterans conducted by Arendt and students from
Ozaukee County. Detailed accounts covering almost every service branch.
Also includes interviews from more recent military conflicts.

Bethany United Methodist Church (Madison, Wisconsin). Bethany Men and
Women Who Served Their Country 1940–1995.
     Madison, WI: Bethany United Methodist Church, 1995. 12 p.
A listing of names with brief service sketches of members of Bethany United
Methodist Church who served in the military spanning the years 1940–1995.

Blackbourn, Mark and Charles Lee. Vivid Memories of War: La Crosse
Remembers World War II.
     La Crosse, WI: Central High School of La Crosse, 1996. 70 p.
A collection of oral history interviews of La Crosse, Wisconsin area World War II
veterans. There are interviews of home front participation and events including
USO Shows, working in war industry, rationing, and visiting military bases.
There are also interviews discussing military operations in both the European
and Pacific theaters, recreation activities, reminiscences of the attack on Pearl
Harbor, and prisoner of war experiences.

Carlisle, John M. Red Arrow Men: Stories About the 32nd Division on the
Villa Verde.
     Detroit, MI: Arnold-Powers, Inc., 1945. 215 p.
Carlisle, a 32nd Division veteran, interviewed other members of the Division, to
compile the accounts in this book. The work focuses on the Villa Verde
campaign at Luzon, as an excellent example of the teamwork of the 32nd.

Crowe, Kris. Augusta Remembers: The Greatest Generation, a Local Look
at WWII.
    S.l.: K. Crowe, 2002. 183 p.
Oral history interviews of Augusta, Wisconsin World War II veterans conducted
by high school seniors. Interviewees include soldiers and home front civilians.
Topics covered are military life, the draft, rationing, concentration camps,
combat experiences, and Wisconsin during the war.

D.C. Everest Area School District. World War II: Stories From Our
     Weston, WI: D.C. Everest Area Schools, 2001. 298 p.
A collection of oral history interviews with area World War II veterans
conducted by D.C. Everest students. Some interviews have photographs, and
there is a discussion of the steps taken to produce the book.

82nd Airborne Division Association, Badger State Chapter. As You Were: A
Book of Memories as Told by the Men Who Lived Through Them.
     199–?. 244 p.
Includes photos, reminiscences, letters, and certificates related to the World
War II service of the Badger Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association.
Also includes materials from subsequent wars.

Frei, Terry. Third Down and a War to Go: The All-American 1942
Wisconsin Badgers.
     Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2005. 260 p.
Frei traces members of the 1942 Wisconsin Badgers football team prior to and
during their World War II service. He pays particular attention to Dave
Schreiner and Mark Hoskins both of Lancaster, Wisconsin The work includes
interviews with the former Badgers and excerpts from letters sent home.

Gilpatrick, Kristin. The Hero Next Door: Stories From Wisconsin’s World
War II Veterans.
    Oregon, WI: Badger Books, 2000. 232 p.
The stories of fourteen Wisconsin veterans including airmen, bombers, and
gunners gathered through oral history interviews.

Gilpatrick, Kristin. The Hero Next Door Returns: More Stories From
Wisconsin’s World War II Veterans.
    Oregon, WI: Badger Books, 2001. 309 p.
Sequel to Gilpatrick’s first book, this work has the stories of fourteen
Wisconsin veterans including nurses, pilots, medics, and infantrymen.

Larson, Bradley G. Voices of History, 1941–1945.
     Oshkosh, WI: Oshkosh Public Museum, c2003. 223 p.
A collection of oral history interviews of World War II veterans living in the
Oshkosh, Wisconsin area. Includes interviews with both male and female
veterans and represents all service branches.

Lehman, Gordon. Grantsburg Remembers World War II, 1941–1991.
     S.l.: s.n., n.d. 170 p.
Brief World War II service histories of men and women from Grantsburg,
Wisconsin and surrounding communities arranged by school district. Also
includes some information about the veterans’ post–war life and short histories
of the schools in the Grantsburg area

Lewinnek, Walter, ed. WWII Remembered: Interviews of World War II
Veterans From Lincoln County, Wisconsin.
      Merrill, WI: Merrill Historical Society, 1994. 88 p.
Interviews of veterans conducted by Rose Marie Stevens to commemorate the
50th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War II. Also includes a
list of Lincoln County soldiers who died while in service.

McIntosh, James F. Wisconsin at War.
     Black Earth, WI: Trails Books, 2002. 157 p.
Oral history interviews conducted by Dr. James McIntosh and Mark Van Ells
for the Wisconsin Veterans Oral History Project. Although the book
encompasses most of the military conflicts in which Wisconsin was involved,
the majority of included histories are of World War II veterans.

Martin, Adrian R. Brothers from Bataan, POWs, 1942–1945.
     Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 1992. 334 p.
Oral history interviews of Wisconsin military personnel captured at Bataan who
endured the Bataan Death March. Topics included are basic training, fighting
in the Philippines, capture, survival techniques, and forced labor. Also
included are sketches, photographs, and maps of various prisons.

* Milwaukee County War Chest. If You Were There.
     Milwaukee, WI: The Chest, 194-. 1 sheet

Milwaukee Jewish Archives. We Were There, World War II: The Milwaukee
Jewish Experience.
     Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Jewish Archives, 1996. Unpaged.
Compiled as a part of an exhibit at the Milwaukee Jewish Archives, this book
highlights the many roles of the Milwaukee Jewish community during World
War II. Included are photographs and biographical sketches of soldiers as well
as a memorial list.

* Nelson, Evelyn Edythe. Appleton in World War II.
     Appleton, WI: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Harvey Pierre Post No. 2778,
     1946. 605 p.

Nichols, Sandra Ann. Through the Eyes of Veterans.
     S.n.: s.l., 2001. 117 pages.
Oral history interviews of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin area veterans and
Wisconsin home front workers conducted by sophomore students at
Assumption High School (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin). This work contains
detailed accounts covering almost every service branch.

Panasuk, Timothy K. Ojibwa Ogichida: Lac Courte Oreilles Warriors of
World War Two in Historical Perspective.
     Thesis (M.A. in History)—University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, 1994.
     109 p.
The work examines the wartime contributions of select men and women from
the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation in Northern Wisconsin using oral interviews
and published works. Also discussed is the role of the warrior in Ojibwa
culture, effects of World War II service, and the treatment of Ojibwa veterans.

Peterson, Lowell. The Sun Rose Clear: Stories of WWII.
    Appleton, WI: Peterson House, 2002. 287 p.
Edited and told by Lowell Peterson. Includes both oral histories Peterson
conducted of area veterans and essays he wrote reflecting on the home front as
experienced by a child in northern Wisconsin.

Rokicki, Rayna. Women and World War II: Stories of Domesticity,
Opportunity and Life During WWII.
     WI: Antares Production Co., 2002. 52 p.
Reflections of several Wisconsin women on World War II and its effects on their
lives. There are accounts of home front life from women who worked in war
industry and women who raised families while spouses were away. Also
included are stories of women serving stateside and overseas with the WAACs
and WAVEs.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Division of Archives and Manuscripts. A
Guide to the Good War: Resources on World War II in the Archives of the
State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
     Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1994. 118 p.
A listing of manuscripts, government records, maps, visual materials, sound
recordings, and film resources available to researchers at the Wisconsin
Historical Society. Each collection has a small description and is organized by
number. Appendices organize the materials by front, letters, reminiscences,
diaries, and scrapbooks.

Stevens, Michael E. Women Remember the War, 1941–1945.
     Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1993. 157 p.
Twenty oral history interviews with Wisconsin women highlighting different
roles for women during World War II. Topics discussed are factory work,
women in the service, raising children while men were overseas, stresses of
having a relative overseas, war-related volunteer work, and V-J Day

Teeples, Robert Woodrow. Jackson County Veterans, Volume II.
     WI: S.n., 1986. 291 p.
Brief sketches of the military participation of men and women who served in
World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War from Jackson County
Wisconsin. Includes photographs of units and individuals when available.

* War Narratives by Student-Veterans in La Crosse State Teachers
    S.l.: s.n., 1946. Unpaged.

Voboril, Daniel Ray. Their Spirit Never Dies: Recollections of Milwaukee
Veterans on the Fighting in New Guinea, 1940–1944.
    Thesis (M.A. in History)—University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 1985. 96 p.
An account of the experiences of the 32nd Division (Wisconsin National Guard)
during the fighting on New Guinea. Voboril focuses on 32nd Division soldiers
from Milwaukee and interviews many of these veterans as the basis of the


Andersen, Robert C. The Hingham Boys Muster of 1941–1950–1961.
     Hingham, WI: R. C. Andersen, 1991. 58 p.
Compiled bibliographic information for each member of the Higby-Oglan-
Soerens American Legion Post 345, Hingham, Wisconsin. Includes military
service information and photographs of the post members.

Bong, Carl. Dear Mom: So We Have War.
     S.l.: Burgess Publishing, 1991. 573 p.
The story of Poplar, Wisconsin native Richard Bong, a fighter pilot in the South
West Pacific who shot down 40 Japanese planes. Bong’s brother, Carl, uses
his brother’s letters and combat reports, as well as statements from those who
knew Richard Bong to tell the story of his World War II experiences.

Bong, Carl and Mike O’Connor. Ace of Aces: The Dick Bong Story.
    S.l.: s.n., 1985. 223 p.
The story of Poplar, Wisconsin native Richard Bong, a fighter pilot in the South
West Pacific who shot down 40 Japanese planes. This book details the service
experiences of Bong, and his trips home to Wisconsin. Also included are
photographs of Bong and his planes, as well as shots of Bong and his family.

Balousek, Marv. Wisconsin Heroes.
     Oregon, WI: Waubesa Press, 1995. 197 p.
This work spans the history of Wisconsin, and includes biographical sketches
of two Wisconsin pilots. Included are Richard Bong (fighter pilot), and Donald
Slayton (World War II bomber, and career Air Force).

Dooley, Roger and Madeline. To You Who Answered the Call: The
Monticello Drizzle Photo Supplement.
     Monticello, WI: Monticello Area Historical Society, 2001. 338 p.
Biographical sketches and photographs of Monticello area veterans who are
mentioned in Roswell S. Richard’s Monticello Drizzle. Also included is
information on the Monticello veteran’s memorial, and World War II era
newspaper announcements about war production.

Huebsch, Allen and Jane Huebsch. Edgar Remembers: A History of Area
Service Persons.
     Edgar, WI: J. Huebsch, 2002. 188p.
Biographical sketches of the servicemen and women of Edgar, Wisconsin who
served in World War I, World War II, Korean War, Cold War, and Vietnam War.
Photographs are included for most soldiers. There is also a section listing
burial information for deceased servicepersons whose headstone indicates
military service.

Lande, D. A. Honor Bound: Clarence Wieseckel’s Escape from Hitler’s
    Neenah, WI: Master Litho Inc., 1996. 123 p.
Wieseckle, a Sherwood, Wisconsin native, served as the radioman and gunner
aboard a B–17 bomber. The book chronicles Wieseckle’s experiences evading
capture in Europe after bailing out of his plane during a bombing raid over
Germany. He writes about traveling with resistance groups, meeting other
Americans in similar situations, reaching Switzerland, and his return to the
United States.

Lyga, Michael. A Small Town Goes to War: A History of Independence,
Wisconsin, and its Veterans During World War II, Vols. 1-2.
     De Pere, WI: M. Lyga, 2002. 2 vols.
Biographies of more then 240 World War II veterans from Independence,
Wisconsin with information gathered from written memoirs and oral history
interviews. The second volume commemorates the home front activities of
Independence complied from the Independence News-Wave, the local
newspaper, including names of those drafted, activities of the American Legion,
war loans, and problems local farmers faced during the war.

Noren, Carl R. Service Men and Women, World War II, St. Croix Falls,
Wisconsin Area: Articles from the Standard Press.
     St. Anthony, MN: C. R. Noren, 1998. 48 p.
A collection of newspaper clippings pertaining to World War II service men and
women from St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin which originally appeared in the
Standard Press of St. Croix. Articles include death announcements, poems,
award and discharge announcements, and letters from soldiers and sailors
written to the newspaper.

Van Galder, Marjorie. Taming the Blue: The Thrills and Challenges of
One Man’s Journey in Private Aviation.
      Beloit, WI: Plum Tree Publications, 1991. 107 p.
The story of Russell Van Galder, a Janesville, Wisconsin native, who was a
civilian pilot prior to World War II. Included is information on the effects of
Pearl Harbor on the flying community in Janesville, participation in the Civil
Air Patrol, and training pilots.

War Without Guns: This Book Records the Contributions of Wisconsin
Physicians Who Served in World War II During the Period from Pearl
Harbor, December 7, 1941 to V–J Day, August 14, 1945.
     Madison, WI: State Medical Society of Wisconsin, 1949. 134 p.
Commemorating the role that Wisconsin doctors had in World War II. Includes
brief biographical sketches of the doctors.

Published World War II Letters

Carson, William Waller Sr. A Way of Life.
     S.l.: s.n., 1976. 200 p.
Compilation of letters written home by George and William Chase, William
Carson Jr., and William White IV to Julia and William Carson. Topics include
service in North Africa, Italy, Europe, and China.

* First Wisconsin National Bank of Milwaukee. The First Mail.
     September 1943 to June 1945.
A round robin type gathering of letters all sent to the First Wisconsin National
Bank of Milwaukee, compiled, and then shared with others. Published
monthly, the First Mail provides many accounts of World War II service from
Milwaukee area soldiers and sailors serving both stateside and overseas.

* First National Bank of Milwaukee. Round Robin to Employees Serving in
the Nation’s Armed Forces.
A round robin started by Clarence H. Litchfeldt, of the First National Bank of
Milwaukee, to facilitate contact between those in the Armed Services and those
working in Milwaukee. The letters provide accounts of most branches of
military service and service experiences.

Fox, Donald H., ed. Then Fell in Love My Father: Twelve War-time Letters of
Frederic E. Fox to His Brother Morley E. Fox December 3, 1943 to
April 16, 1944.
     S.l.: D. H. Fox, 2001. 37 p.
Letters from Donald Fox, who served with the 23rd Special Headquarters
Troops, to his brother Morley, who served in the Aleutian Islands with the 40th
Division. Topics included are maneuvers, military life, dating, and rations.

Hassett, Paul E. Letters to Char From the CBI, 1945.
     Madison, WI: P. E. Hassett, 1994. 46 p.
Letters written by Paul Hassett to his wife, Charlotte, during his service flying
the hump with the Air Force in the China-Burma-India theater. The letters
talk about military life, sightseeing in China, feelings about the war, and

Jeske, Russell G. WWII Memories Recalled: A GI’s Diary of Letters.
     Elm Grove, WI: Sycamore Press Ltd., 1992. 371 p.
Collection of letters written home and reminiscences about Jeske’s World
War II service in Europe. Topics touched upon include concentration camps,
censoring, food, and military life after V-E Day.

* Linley, William F. William F. Linley, 23rd Bombardment Sqdn., Hickam
Field, Hawaii: Letters Home From the Pacific.
     S.l.: Tom Linley, 1989. 55 p.

Olson, Frederick I. and Jane Correll Olson. Dear Jane: A Soldier’s Letters
From West Africa and the Middle East, 1942-1945.
     Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee County Historical Society, 1994. 189 p.
Letters written home by Olson, who served with the Counter Intelligence Corps,
detailing his service experiences. The letters touch upon training, descriptions
of Africa, military life, recreation, and thoughts on the war.

Peterson, Eugene T. Little Glory, Much Love: The World War II Letters of
Lt. Eugene T. Peterson and Marian E. Smith.
     S.l.: s.n., 1994. 466 p.
Peterson, a northern Wisconsin native, recounts his war experiences through
letters he wrote to and received from his future wife Marian. Peterson fought
with the 3rd Marine Division, and participated in the beach landing at Iwo
Jima. This book chronicles military life talking about drinking, smoking, USO
shows, and the feelings of an enlisted Marine toward British Imperialism,
General MacArthur, and the Chinese Civil War.

Richards, Roswell S. Monticello Drizzle, Subscription Price: A Letter a
     Monticello, WI: Monticello Area Historical Society, 1998. 210 p.
A complete set of the “Monticello Drizzle,” a newsletter produced by Rosewell
Richards, the Monticello postmaster, during World War II. Originally Richards
produced the newsletter and sent it to friends serving in the Armed Forces, but
it soon grew to a production of 250 plus, and was produced with the help of the

Richardson, Charles Dale. Our Son, His Letters Home, July 9, 1923–
June 28, 1944.
     WI: R. Richardson, 1946. 18 pages.
Letters written by Richardson to his parents documenting his World War II
service as a member of the 6th Marines. Richardson was killed while fighting
on Saipan. His letters are remarkably detailed. The work also includes letters
from friends of Richardson.

Sklansky, Ronald, ed. World War II Letters From Private Sklansky.
     S.l.: s.n., 1995. 105 p.
Letters written from Milton Sklansky to his family in Chicago while he was in
service as a litter bearer and entertainer in North Africa.

Stevens, Michael E. Letters From the Front, 1898–1945.
     Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1992. 175 p.
Letters from Wisconsin men and women in the Armed Forces written to their
family members remaining in Wisconsin. The majority of letters in this book
are related to World War II and express the wartime activities of the authors as
well as their feelings about service.

Regimental Histories

32nd Division

Blakeley, Major General H. W. The 32d Infantry Division, World War II.
     Madison, WI: Thirty-Second Infantry Division History Commission,
     19–. 416 p.
Detailed account of the 32nd Division’s participation in World War II. Individual
chapters dedicated to stateside training and individual battles of the Division.
Includes information on the Bataan Death March, and rosters from both
Wisconsin and Michigan.

Dopkins, Dale R. The Janesville 99: A Story of the Bataan Death March.
    Janesville, WI: D. R. Dopkins, 1981. 45 p.
Story of the 192nd Tank Battalion and the 99 Janesville natives taken prisoner
at Bataan. The account provides a roster of the Battalion and the causes of
death for the 65 who died during the war.

Jungwirth, Clarence J. Bloody Buna: A Picture History.
     Oshkosh, WI: C. Jungwirth, 1998. 73 p.
Text of an article entitled “Buna: The Red Arrow Division’s Heart of Darkness”
by Tom Doherty, originally appearing in the Wisconsin Magazine of History
(44:2, 1993–1994) with photographs from the Australian Armed Forces.

* Lauer, E. T. The 192d Tank Battalion in Action During the Fall of the
Philippines, 1942.
    Wauwatosa, WI: E. T. Lauer, 1949. 32 p.

Public Relations Office, 3d Inf. Division. 13,000 Hours: Combat History of
the 32d Inf. Division—World War II.
    Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, n.d. 30 p.
Details the 32nd Division’s participation in World War II, including duties in
Australia, battles at Buna, Yalau, Aitape, and Leyte.

Schutt, Donald A. Janesville Tankers on Bataan.
     Thesis (M.S.)—University of Wisconsin, 1966. 252 p.
The story of the 192nd Tank Battalion of Janesville, Wisconsin and the fighting
in the Philippines. The battalion surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 and it’s
members were held in prisoner of war camps until the war’s end.

Smith, Herbert M., Hannibal Had Elephants II.
    Eau Claire, WI: Heins Publications, 1995. 52 p.
Story of the 2nd Battalion, 126th Infantry, 32nd Division over the Owen-Stanley
Mountains crossing New Guinea from Port Moresby to Buna.

Other Units

* Let the WAVES From Wisconsin Tell You the Wonders of Navy Life.
     Milwaukee, WI: Office of Naval Officer Procurement, 194–. 16 p.

Moldrem, LeVerne J. Tiger Tales.
     Prescott, AZ: Flying M Press, 2003. 571 p.
Recollections of World War II service with Chennault’s American Volunteer
Group (the Flying Tigers) stationed in China. Moldrem, a Wisconsin native who
flew with the group, includes his own memories and stories collected from
those he served with.

Silvis, Robert and Robert Hall, eds. Parche SS 384.
     Monroe, WI: New Life Press, 2002. 62 p.
Story of the USS Parche, a submarine which patrolled in the Pacific Ocean
during World War II. Featured is the account of Wisconsin resident Robert

* Solberg, Louis. Keep Them Rolling, Company 314: A World War II Story,
     WI: L. Solberg, 1983. 105 p.

Unit History Co. A 1st 632d Armor, Merrill.
     Merrill, WI: s.l., n.d. 11 p.
A history of Company A, 1st Battalion, 632d Armor focusing on its service
spanning the years 1947–1980. The members of Company C are mainly from
the Merrill, Wisconsin area.

Unit History HHC 1st 632d Armor, Wausau.
     Wausau, WI: s.l., n.d. 44p.
A history of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion
632nd Armor, whose members were primarily from Wausau, Wisconsin,
including its participation in World War II.

Wisconsin Home Front

* Bureau of Labor Statistics. A Statistical Summary of the Manitowoc
Area, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin: Statistical Data on War and Pre-
war Employment and Industry for Use by Local Groups Formulating
Plans for the Post-war Period.
    Washington D.C.: The Bureau, 1943. 12 p.

Brasser, Dean. Effects of World War II on Manitowoc.
     Manitowoc, WI: Manitowoc County Historical Society, 1980. Unpaged.
Brasser’s account includes information about those who served in the Armed
Forces, war industries in Manitowoc, and the economy. Also found is a list of
soldiers, sailors, and marines who died during the war with the date of death
and cause included.

* Coe, Mollie A. Farm Labor: Barron County Farm Labor Program,
June 28, 1943–November 1, 1945.
    Barron County, WI: County Agent's Office, 1945. Unpaged.

Cowley, Betty. Stalag Wisconsin: Inside WWII Prisoner-of-War Camps.
     Oregon, WI: Badger Books, 2002. 311 p.
A history of the 39 World War II prisoner-of-war camps scattered throughout
Wisconsin. The project was undertaken to combat the lack of information
available on these camps, and uses local newspapers and oral history
interviews to gather much of the information. This work also contributes to an
understanding of the Wisconsin home front as it talks about labor shortages,
POW labor, reactions of children to the camps, and public perception of the

Daniels-Howell, Todd. The Chippewa Valley and World War II.
     [Class Paper]—University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, 1985. 15 p.
This work describes the effect of World War II on the home front using
accounts from the Eau Claire Leader, a local newspaper. Also talked about are
war bond drives, economic conditions, social unrest in the area, and the
influences of returning veterans.

* Dear Joe: An Address Book of Wisconsin Public Service Employees in
the Armed Forces.
    Green Bay, WI: Contact News, Public Service, 1944. 38 p.
Addresses and photographs of public service employees from the state of
Wisconsin, who joined the armed forces. Includes where the person worked
and the date they entered the service.

Drucker, Marge Bong. Memories: The Story of Dick and Marge Bong
(Major Richard Bong, America's All-time Fighter Ace) A Love Story.
    Los Angeles, CA: Drucker Publications, 1995. 111 p.
Drucker’s reminiscences of her relationship with fighter pilot Richard Bong.
Topics included are dating while in the armed services, home front life, public
opinion of Bong, and Bong’s death.

Erickson, Darryle D. Editorial Opinion of the La Crosse Tribune and
Leader Press Prior to U.S. Entry into World War Two.
     Thesis (M.S.)—Wisconsin State University, La Crosse, 1971. 25 p.
An analysis of the opinions expressed in the editorial section of the La Crosse
Tribune and Leader Press about the political events in Europe prior to the
United States entry into World War II. Erickson finds that early on the paper
advocated isolation but as Hitler began invading the Netherlands, Belgium, and
Luxembourg editorials began to advocate preparedness for war. With the
battles of France and Britain, the La Crosse paper began encourage entry into
the war.

Fredricksen, Ira and Terry Tutton. Palmyra Answers the Call in World
War II.
     Plymouth, WI: Palmyra Historical Society, 1999. 52 p.
A history of Palmyra, Wisconsin focusing on the town’s involvement in World
War II; including the names and photographs of those who served, news stories
taken from local newspapers, a home front history, and wartime anecdotes told
by veterans.

Galli, Fred A., et al. Manitowoc Submarines.
     Manitowoc, WI: Manitowoc County Historical Society, 1976. Unpaged.
An overview of the ships built in Manitowoc, Wisconsin during World War II. It
includes a war history of each ship, photos of several, and an illustration of
many ship’s insignia.

Gasser, Doris Litscher. The Coming of Badger Ordnance.
     Prairie du Sac, WI: Giegerich Sons, 2002. 182 p.
Gasser traces the effects of the Badger Ordnance plant on the residents of the
Prairie du Sac area. Includes oral history interviews with farmers from
Sumpter–Merrimac who were evicted to make room for the plant and a history
of the villages of Sumpter–Merrimac showing the plant’s effect on the villages.

Graan, Laura Toft. Community of Friends: Door County, Wisconsin During
World War II.
     Milwaukee, WI: Laura Toft Graan, 1999. 142 p.
A discussion of Door County, Wisconsin during World War II, focusing on the
economy, shipping industry, war bonds, and home front patriotism.

* Impact of the War on Sauk County, Wisconsin, Location of the Badger
Ordnance Works Working Notebook for Use by Local Groups Studying
Recent Economic Development and Formulating Plans for the Post-war
    Washington D.C.: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1943. Unpaged.

* It’s the Little Things that Count: How You Can Help Win the War!
      Milwaukee, WI: Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co., 1942. Unpaged.
A pamphlet which explains the need for factories to switch to war production
and encourages special care of office supplies and equipment like rubber
bands, paper clips, pencils, and typewriters.

Johnson, Virginia Field. Women of the Plywood: The World War II Years.
    S.l.: V. F. Johnson, 1998. Unpaged.
Story of the Algoma, Wisconsin hardwood factories, a wartime industry which
employed mainly women. Johnson interviews several hardwood factory
workers to tell her story, included are pay information, work atmosphere, and
photos of the factory.

Keefe, Frank B. Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack: Additional
Views of Hon. Frank B. Keefe, of Wisconsin, Submitted to the Congress of
the United States, Pursuant to S. Con. Res. 27, 79th Congress.
     Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1946. 16 p.
Information about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

* Kennedy, Edwin O. What Christians Can Do: Some Suggestions for
Helping in Wartime.
    Madison, WI: Christ Presbyterian Church, n.d. 1 folded sheet.
A pamphlet encouraging Christians to make sacrifices for the war effort.

Kepler, Mariel Beeman. World War II: News of Our Men and Women in
Service, Richland County Wisconsin.
     Richland Center, WI: Hynek Printing, 2003. 312 p.
Newspaper clippings compiled by Richland Center, Wisconsin native, Kepler,
which document the roles of Wisconsin men and women in World War II. The
clipping are primarily from the newspaper section “News from Our Boys” which
published letters written home from service people. The clippings in the
scrapbook document nearly all aspects of World War II.

* Let Your Needles Carry On! : A Resumé of Three Years' Effort, American
Society for Russian Relief, Inc., Wisconsin Committee.
     Milwaukee, WI: The Committee, 1946. Unpaged.

Lyman, Robert L. The Momentous Moment: The Submarine Building
Program at the Manitowoc Shipyards in World War II.
      Manitowoc, WI: Manitowoc County Historical Society, 1979. Unpaged.
An account of the shipyard in Manitowoc, Wisconsin includes accounts of the
first ship launched, living conditions for the workers, and a few quotes from
those who worked at the shipyard.

* National Jewish Welfare Board, Milwaukee Army and Navy Committee. A
Report to the Community.
    Milwaukee, WI: The Committee, 1943. 16 p.

Pifer, Richard L. A City at War: Milwaukee Labor During World War II.
     Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2003. 210 p.
Pifer examines the effects of World War II on Milwaukee, Wisconsin working
class men and women. The study focuses on the effects of unions like the
AFL-CIO by analyzing women’s experiences in unionized factories in relation to
the perceptions and goals of male workers, union leaders, and society. This
work seeks to contribute a labor perspective to the social history of World
War II.

Pifer, Richard L. A Social History of the Home Front: Milwaukee Labor
During World War II.
     Thesis (Ph.D.)—University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1983. 505 p.
An examination of the labor force in Milwaukee during World War II, noting the
effect of war industry on the city. Also noted are changes in labor as the size of
the armed forces increased.

Plank, Elsie. Elsie’s World War II Scrapbook: Hundreds of Newspaper
Snippings as Originally Published by the Marshfield News-Herald.
    Marshfield, WI: s. n., 1995. 270 p.
Newsclippings of Elsie Plank, a Marshfield, Wisconsin native, who compiled a
scrapbook of articles related to Marshfield residents in service during World
War II. Also included are general articles about the war.

Schmieden, Harley K. Tales of Horses & Cows in Barns With Haymows
Tractors, Cars, Trucks & Trains, Jeeps, Ships & Prop-driven Planes.
     WI: H. Schmieden, 1998. 92 p.
The Maine, Wisconsin native writes about his experiences as a teenager
growing up in Northern Wisconsin during World War II. With two brothers
serving overseas, he writes of following the war from Wisconsin, impressions of
the service, and keeping contact with family members overseas. Schmieden
joined the Navy in 1945 at age 17 and writes about his military service during
the Cold War and Korean War.

State Committee, World War II Commemorative Community Program.
Wisconsin’s Role in World War II.
     Madison, WI: Department of Veteran’s Affairs, 1994. 24 p.
A history of World War II covering the major battles as well as the home front
focusing on Wisconsin.

* Sorden, Leland George. The Wisconsin Farm Labor Program, 1943–1947.
     Madison, WI: Agricultural Extension Service, College of Agriculture,
     University of Wisconsin, 1948. Unpaged.

Steckler, Marlys Manley. POWs in Wisconsin During WWII.
     Wisconsin Rapids, WI: M. M. Steckler, 2000. 73 p.
This work details the German prisoner of war camps in Wisconsin, especially
near Marshfield (Wisconsin) during World War II. Included are newspaper
clippings about the prisoners, maps of the camps, photos of prisoners, and
information about the prisoner’s work in the cranberry industry. Also found
are remarks from Wisconsin Rapids residents who remember the camps.

* Suggestions for Block Leaders.
    Madison, WI: Wisconsin State Council of Defense, 1943. 12 p.

Thibaudeau, May Murphy. Depression, Draft, Dance, Democrats or World
War II For Us at Home.
    Milwaukee, WI: Ramur Publishing, 2002. 172 p.
Reminiscences of the Wisconsin home front combined with published sources
about Southern Wisconsin. Discussed are the war industry, rationing, Badger
Ordnance Plant, the draft, and GI Bill. Badger Village, first a community for
those working in the war industries and later a community for veterans at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison, is described in detail.

Thurow, Carol. Looking Back to the (Home) Front: The Teenage Years
During 1942-1945.
     New York: Vantage Press, 1993. 136 p.
Letters written by Carol Thurow, a La Crosse, Wisconsin native, to her friend
Sandy who lived in Racine, Wisconsin. The letters discuss the feelings and
activities of two young women on the home front. Topics include dating
soldiers, factory work, “Dear John” letters, following the war from home, and
V-J Day.

Tips on the Town for Madison’s War–time Guests.
     Madison, WI: Dane County Office of Civilian Defense Recreation
     Committee, 1942. 16 p.
A guide to the city of Madison, Wisconsin aimed at soldiers, airmen, and war
workers in Madison (particularly those at Truax Field). Includes a list of
recreational activities and places for service people to visit.

WAVES National Badger Unit and Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation.
Wisconsin’s Role in World War II: A Teacher’s Guide Developed for the
Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
     Madison, WI: Department of Veterans Affairs, n.d. 24 p.
A history of Wisconsin in World War II which corresponds with exhibits at the
Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Highlighting the movements of Wisconsin
troops, the book also includes information about the opinion of Wisconsites
toward women in military service, minorities in war, and the home front. Also
included are biographical sketches of Wisconsin soldiers and sailors.

* Wisconsin War Fund. Wisconsin War Fund, 1943-1946: A Report to the
Membership of the Wisconsin War Fund, May, 1946.
    Milwaukee, WI: s.n., 1946. Unpaged.
See also the work of Lowell Peterson (pg. 18), Michael E. Stevens (pg. 19), and
Gordon Lehman (pg. 17).

Veterans Organizations

Battery C, 74th AAA Reunion, August 21, 22, 23, 1992.
      Fond du Lac, WI. Unpaged.
A book commemorating the reunion of Battery C of the 74th Anti-Aircraft
Artillery Battalion. Included are biographical sketches of the veterans along
with photographs. There are also photographs of past reunions, a detailed unit
history, roster, and photocopied excerpts of regimental newspapers.

* F.Y.I. for Wisconsin Submarine Veterans of World War II.
     WI: The Veterans, n.d. Unpaged.
An account of an annual meeting of this veterans organization in 2001
including the dedication of a Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
and a list of events.

Gasser, Doris Litscher. Addition to Kuoni Reuter American Legion
Post #167.
     Sauk Prairie, WI: Gasser, 2002. 18p.
Articles and photographs about Arthur Kuoni and Leonard Reuter, the
namesakes of the Sauk Prairie American Legion Post. The book also contains
several news articles about Post #167’s anniversary of organization.

Gasser, Doris Litscher. Lachmund Cramer VFW Post #7694: Stories
Written in 1996 for 50th Year Celebration.
     Sauk Prairie, WI: Gasser, 2003. 41 p.
Newspaper stories written by Gasser to commemorate the 50th anniversary of
VFW Post 7694 in Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin The articles compiled in this book
feature World War I, World War II, and Korean War veterans interviewed by
Gasser for the “Sauk Prairie Star” newspaper.

Hines, Harry H., Twenty-five Years Post Records: American Legion, Post
98, Cumberland, Wisconsin.
     Minneapolis, MN: Lund Press, Inc., 1945. 83 p.
Activities and membership of the Cumberland American Legion Post during
World War I and II.

See also the work of Robert C. Andersen (pg. 19), Mark D. Van Ells (pg. 33),
and Leland G. Sorden (pg. 30).

Return to Civilian Life

Attention Returning Veterans (and Families of Veterans): A Grateful
Wisconsin Leads the Nation in What it Offers Returning Veterans Who
May Need Assistance.
     WI: Veterans Recognition Board, 1945. 8 p.
Information about the programs available for those returning from World
War II. There is also information about the Veterans Recognition Board.

Milwaukee Journal. They Can't Eat Medals: V.2 of a Series of Articles
from the Milwaukee Journal Discussing Problems of Returning
     Milwaukee, WI: Journal Co., 1943. 53 p.
Articles discussing services and programs available for returning veterans.
These articles focus on what the veterans bureau, vocation experts, veterans,
and community groups are prepared to do for returning service personnel.

Olson, Keith W. The G.I. Bill , the Veterans, and the Colleges.
     Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1974. 139 p.
A summary of the GI Bill of Rights, legislation passed in 1944 which
guaranteed certain benefits to veterans. The book uses the University of
Wisconsin–Madison as a case study, and includes a significant amount of
information about the campus right after World War II.

* Rawlinson, George. Fox Valley Veterans: A Salute to Hometown Heroism.
    Elgin, IL: State Street Publishing, 2004. 373 p.

Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs, Farming in Wisconsin:
Information for Veterans.
    Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs, 1945. 54 p.
Suggestions for returning veterans on how to operate their own farm, some of
which are intended for those who have never farmed before. Also includes
descriptions of state departments which could help a veteran begin to farm.

Van Ells, Mark. “To Hear Only Thunder Again:” The Readjustment of
World War II Veterans to Civilian Life in Wisconsin.
     Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin, 1999. 466 p.
A Ph.D dissertation by former Wisconsin Veterans Museum employee Van Ells
who conducted about 200 veteran’s history interviews for the Museum. These
interviews form the core the work.

Van Ells, Mark D. To Hear Only Thunder Again: America’s World War II
Veterans Come Home.
    London and New York: Lexington Books, 2001. 271 p.
From 1994 to 1997 Van Ells conducted 206 oral history interviews of
Wisconsin veterans on behalf of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. He uses
these interviews to examine the transition to civilian life, use of benefits, and
organization membership amongst World War II veterans.

Veterans Recognition Board. A Grateful Wisconsin Leads the Nation in
What it Offers Returning Veterans Who May Need Assistance.
     Madison, WI: Veterans Recognition Board, 1944. 8 p.
A description of the Veterans Recognition Board and its goals. Also provides a
veteran’s classification system.

Service Records and War Casualties

Brunsell, Rollo. Gold Star Boys: Veterans of Western Rock County.
    Footville, WI: Luther Valley Historical Society, 1993–1998?. Unpaged.
Compilation of newspaper clippings, photographs, and compiled lists of
casualties from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Civil War.
The book includes obituaries, photos of soldiers, and photographs of graves.

Clow, Sharon L. City of West Allis: Residents Who Served in World
War II.
    West Allis, WI: S. L. Clow, 1992. 86 p.
Alphabetical list including address and service branch of residents who served
in World War II. Also included is a list of World War II casualties.

* Clow, Sharon. The City of West Allis World War II Roll of Honored Dead.
     West Allis, WI: S. L. Clow, 1992. 86 p.

* Enlistment of Green Bay Platoon: Souvenir Program and War Bond
Premiere "Wake Island."
     Green Bay, WI: U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Council, 1942. 1 folded
     sheet [8] p.
Includes the names of the people who enlisted in the Green Bay Platoon of the
Marine Corps, list of War Bond buyers, and the Marine Corp Hymn.

General Marshall’s Victory Report: Biennial Report to the Chief of Staff
of the United States Army, 1943-1954, to the Secretary of War.
     Sparta, WI: Distributed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, General R. B.
     McCoy Post no. 2112, 1945. 123 p.
A history of the major campaigns of World War II, with a section listing the
names of the service men and women of Sparta, Wisconsin

* Hetzel, Bev. Wisconsin Soldiers, 14th Armored Division, World War II.
    West Bend, WI: B. Hetzel, 199–. Unpaged.

* Hetzel, Bev. World War II Casualties, Washington County, WI.
    West Bend, WI: B. Hetzel, 199–. Unpaged.

The Louis Allis Messenger, September-October 1942 [Dedicated to the
Folks Whose Fine Sons are Serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps.].
     Milwaukee, WI: Louis Allis Co., 1942.
An issue of the Louis Allis Messenger devoted to images (presumably of Louis
Allis employees) serving in World War II.

* Memorial Service for Those Lawrentians Who Gave Their Lives in World
War II: Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Saturday, June 7, 1947, 10:30 a.m.,
Appleton, Wisconsin.
     Appleton, WI: Lawrence College, 1947. 14 p.
List of names and biographical sketches of students of Lawrence College,
Appleton, Wisconsin, who died during World War II.

Miller, G. L. Portage County Draft Registration Lists for World War I and
World War II.
     Stevens Point, WI: G.L. Miller, 2000. 73 p.
List of Portage County men drafted into military service for World War I and
World War II. The lists, arranged alphabetically, include addresses and draft

* Remember Pearl Harbor!: Souvenir Program, Enlistment, Earl Wallen
Platoon, United States Marine Corps: Columbus Auditorium, Green Bay,
December 7, 1942.
     Green Bay, WI: U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Council, 1942. 4 p.
Includes the names and home towns of men who enlisted in the Marine Corps
on December 7, 1942.

Riley, Martha K. Honor Roll, Lafayette County, World War Two,
April 1950.
     Lafayette County, WI: County Board of Supervisors, 1950. 60 p.

A Salute to our Fallen Heros [sic].
      Manitowoc, WI: Laker Shopper, 2003. 24p.
Contains information about the war casualties from Manitowoc County,
Wisconsin who died during the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I,
World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and during peacetime service. The
listings include service organization, place of burial, and Manitowoc County
residence information.

* Service Record Book of Men and Women of Galesville & Vicinity.
    Marceline, MO: Walsworth, 194- . 139 p.

* Service Record Book of Men and Women of Genoa City, Wisconsin, and
    Genoa City, WI: The Post, 1947. Unpaged.

Service Record Book of Men and Women of La Farge, Wisconsin and
     La Farge, WI: s. l., n.d. 107 p.
Includes photographs and service record information about the men and
women of La Farge and surrounding communities who served in World War I
and World War II. There is a section featuring the founding members of the
Jones Lawrence Post 9078 (Veterans of Foreign Wars), gold star list, and war
themed poetry.

* Service Record Book of Men and Women of Oregon, Wisconsin &
Community Sponsored by the V.F.W. Post No. 9379; Assisted by the
Oregon, Wisconsin & Community Businessmen.
    S.l.: s.n., 1946. 53 p.

* Service Record Book of Men and Women of Orfordville, Wisconsin, and
    Orfordville, WI: Kenneth S. Wells Post no. 209, American Legion, 194–.
    46 p.

Service Record Book of Men and Women of Westfield, Wisconsin and
     Marceline, MO: Walsworth Brothers, n.d. Unpaged.
Includes photographs and service record information about the men and
women of Westfield and surrounding communities who served in World War I
and World War II. Included is a special section for those killed in action,
history of the American Legion Post, and picture of the town of Westfield.

Sheridan, Charles M. Honor Roll Album of Bayfield County Men and
Women Who Served in World War II.
    Washburn, WI: Washburn Times, 1947. Unpaged.
Organized by towns in Bayfield County, the roll includes service photographs of
most along with name, rank, parents names, when and where entered service,
major engagements, organization, and discharge date and location.

Souvenir Program, Menomonie Centennial: July 2–3–4–5, 1946.
    Menomonie, WI: Menomonie Centennial Committee, 1946. 43 p.
Contains a history of Menomonie, Wisconsin and a listing of men and women
from the area who served in World War II.

* Stanley Roll Call: Victory Post No. 112, American Legion.
     Stanley, WI: Inter County Publishing Co., 1943. 64 p.

* Wall, Helen. Service Record Book of the Men and Women of Highland,
Wisconsin, Present and Past.
    Highland, WI: Veterans of Foreign Wars, McGuire-Longmeir Post 9440,
    1956. 346 p.

The Wisconsin Blue Book.
    Madison, WI: Industrial Commission, 1913-1968.
The 1962 edition of the Blue Book contains a history of Wisconsin in World
War II focusing on war legislation, state government activities, the National
Guard, and the draft.

United States Adjutant General’s Office. Honor List of Dead and Missing--
State of Wisconsin.
     Washington, DC: War Department, 1946. 37 p.
Name, serial number, and rank of Wisconsin soldiers who died or were counted
missing during World War II. The list is arranged by county, and also includes
a tabulation of county casualty statistics.

United States Navy Office of Information. State Summary of War Casualties
     Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946. 57 p.
Alphabetical list of Wisconsin Naval and Marine dead, wounded, and missing.
Information included is rank, service branch, parents’ names and addresses.


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