World War II D-Day Accounts from the Cornelius Ryan Collection

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This collection features materials from Ohio University Libraries' Cornelius Ryan Collection of World War II Papers. Gathered as part of Ryan's research process while writing his book, The Longest Day, the accounts include questionnaires, interviews, and correspondence with soldiers who participated in the events surrounding D-Day.

These materials were digitized by request of the Canadian Research and Mapping Association (CRMA) in support of Project ’44, an interactive web map that allows users to explore WWII through digitally preserved maps, aerial imagery and war diaries. The CRMA and Ohio University Libraries have partnered to further enhance the use and discoverability of these primary sources by promoting volunteer transcription. Read more about the CRMA-OHIO WWII Transcription Project.

This project was previously limited to Canadian D-Day accounts but has been expanded to include the experiences of British and American veterans. New documents will be added regularly as digitization is ongoing.

Sensitive Content Warning: The Cornelius Ryan Collection of World War II Papers contains first-hand accounts of those who witnessed and experienced violent, traumatic events. Their stories, writings, and images convey the physical and emotional effects of war, and describe graphic scenes of battle in which many lives were lost.

Box 024, folder 15: Donald Fowler

Box 024, folder 15: Donald Fowler

12 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 16: George C. Fraser

Box 024, folder 16: George C. Fraser

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 17: Clinton C. L. Gammon

Box 024, folder 17: Clinton C. L. Gammon

5 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 18: George J. Gardiner

Box 024, folder 18: George J. Gardiner

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 19: James D. M. Gillan

Box 024, folder 19: James D. M. Gillan

6 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 20: Raymond J. Goeres

Box 024, folder 20: Raymond J. Goeres

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 21: Robert J. Graham

Box 024, folder 21: Robert J. Graham

10 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 22: Peter Griffin

Box 024, folder 22: Peter Griffin

5 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 23: Gunnar H. Gunnarson

Box 024, folder 23: Gunnar H. Gunnarson

7 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 24: Charles W. R. Haines

Box 024, folder 24: Charles W. R. Haines

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 25: John T. Hall

Box 024, folder 25: John T. Hall

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 26: John H. Hamilton

Box 024, folder 26: John H. Hamilton

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Box 024, folder 27: Rev. R. M. Hickey

Box 024, folder 27: Rev. R. M. Hickey

6 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 28: Richard Hilborn

Box 024, folder 28: Richard Hilborn

12 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 29: Frank W. Hillock

Box 024, folder 29: Frank W. Hillock

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 30: Walter J. Hurtick

Box 024, folder 30: Walter J. Hurtick

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 31: Ernest A. Jeans

Box 024, folder 31: Ernest A. Jeans

5 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 32: Alexand Johnston

Box 024, folder 32: Alexand Johnston

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 33: T. Johnstone

Box 024, folder 33: T. Johnstone

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 34: Placide Labelle

Box 024, folder 34: Placide Labelle

5 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 35: Gordon K. Laing

Box 024, folder 35: Gordon K. Laing

6 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 36: Robert C. Lane

Box 024, folder 36: Robert C. Lane

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 37: Louis Langell

Box 024, folder 37: Louis Langell

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 38: Joseph E. H. Leblanc

Box 024, folder 38: Joseph E. H. Leblanc

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Box 024, folder 39: Roland A. Leroux

Box 024, folder 39: Roland A. Leroux

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 40: Percival Liggins

Box 024, folder 40: Percival Liggins

8 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 41: Jack Butler Lind

Box 024, folder 41: Jack Butler Lind

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 42: Edward T. Little

Box 024, folder 42: Edward T. Little

5 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 43: Lloyd J. Lockhart

Box 024, folder 43: Lloyd J. Lockhart

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 024, folder 44: C. Lawrence Lynch

Box 024, folder 44: C. Lawrence Lynch

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
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