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 45: John Joseph Reville

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 010, folder 45: John Joseph Reville

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 22: Charles M. Coniver

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 22: Charles M. Coniver

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 34: Bernard J. Flynn

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 34: Bernard J. Flynn

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 48: John J. Kelly, Jr.

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 48: John J. Kelly, Jr.

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 44: Stanson R. Jones

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 44: Stanson R. Jones

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 31: John Blaise Ellery

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 31: John Blaise Ellery

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 21: Donald Edward Parker

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 21: Donald Edward Parker

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 33: Lincoln D. Fish

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 33: Lincoln D. Fish

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 12: Alan Charles Bodet

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 12: Alan Charles Bodet

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 43: Leo A. Stumbaugh

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 43: Leo A. Stumbaugh

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