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 45: Donald Leigh MacDougill

Box 024, folder 45: Donald Leigh MacDougill

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Box 024, folder 46: Peter A. MacLean

Box 024, folder 46: Peter A. MacLean

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Box 024, folder 47: Richard Osborne MacLean

Box 024, folder 47: Richard Osborne MacLean

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Box 024, folder 48: John C. R. K. MacRae

Box 024, folder 48: John C. R. K. MacRae

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Box 024, folder 49: Morris Henry Magee

Box 024, folder 49: Morris Henry Magee

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Box 024, folder 50: Robert F. Manning

Box 024, folder 50: Robert F. Manning

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Box 024, folder 51: Ian Arnott Marriott

Box 024, folder 51: Ian Arnott Marriott

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Box 024, folder 52: Paul Mathieu

Box 024, folder 52: Paul Mathieu

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Box 024, folder 53: John Martin McCumber

Box 024, folder 53: John Martin McCumber

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Box 024, folder 54: Colin C. McDougall

Box 024, folder 54: Colin C. McDougall

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Box 024, folder 55: William Pardee McFeat

Box 024, folder 55: William Pardee McFeat

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Box 024, folder 56: William McGechie

Box 024, folder 56: William McGechie

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Box 024, folder 57: Charles Wesley McLean

Box 024, folder 57: Charles Wesley McLean

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Box 024, folder 58: Robert McKee

Box 024, folder 58: Robert McKee

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Box 024, folder 59: Robert M. McMurray

Box 024, folder 59: Robert M. McMurray

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Box 024, folder 60: Gerdow A. McNamee

Box 024, folder 60: Gerdow A. McNamee

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Box 024, folder 61: Roderick H. McPhatter

Box 024, folder 61: Roderick H. McPhatter

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Box 024, folder 62: Frank A. McTavish

Box 024, folder 62: Frank A. McTavish

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Box 024, folder 63: James Frederick Mitchell

Box 024, folder 63: James Frederick Mitchell

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Box 024, folder 64: John Leslie Moffat

Box 024, folder 64: John Leslie Moffat

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Box 024, folder 65: Albert Basil Mosher

Box 024, folder 65: Albert Basil Mosher

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Box 025, folder 01: Hewitt James Murch

Box 025, folder 01: Hewitt James Murch

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Box 025, folder 02: Harry James Newin

Box 025, folder 02: Harry James Newin

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Box 025, folder 03: Earl A. Olmsted

Box 025, folder 03: Earl A. Olmsted

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Box 025, folder 04: Robert B. O'Regan

Box 025, folder 04: Robert B. O'Regan

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Box 025, folder 05: Daniel Noel Osborne

Box 025, folder 05: Daniel Noel Osborne

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Box 025, folder 06: William Paterson

Box 025, folder 06: William Paterson

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Box 025, folder 07: Clifford A. Pearson

Box 025, folder 07: Clifford A. Pearson

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Box 025, folder 08: Desmond Wm. Piers

Box 025, folder 08: Desmond Wm. Piers

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Box 025, folder 09: Jack Raich

Box 025, folder 09: Jack Raich

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