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.

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 010, folder 08: Robert L. Strayer

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 010, folder 08: Robert L. Strayer

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 51: Siegfried Frank Kratzel

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 51: Siegfried Frank Kratzel

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 06: Donald D. Anderson

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 06: Donald D. Anderson

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 40: Clifford M. Henley

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 40: Clifford M. Henley

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 23: Angelo Di Benedetto

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 23: Angelo Di Benedetto

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 60: Domenick Louis Magro

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 60: Domenick Louis Magro

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 19: Sam L. Cochran

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 19: Sam L. Cochran

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 11: Rufus Charles Jr. Boling

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 11: Rufus Charles Jr. Boling

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 25: Howard Paul Price

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 25: Howard Paul Price

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 50: Glenn C. Kloth

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 50: Glenn C. Kloth

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