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 013, folder 45: Allen Jones

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 45: Allen Jones

9 pages: 66% complete (100% corrected, 33% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 52: Edward LaGrassa

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 52: Edward LaGrassa

6 pages: 66% complete (100% corrected, 33% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 25: Hyman Edelman

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 25: Hyman Edelman

9 pages: 66% complete (100% corrected, 33% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 18: Richard William Clifford

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 18: Richard William Clifford

7 pages: 71% complete (100% corrected, 29% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 03: Paul Carl Kraft

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 03: Paul Carl Kraft

7 pages: 71% complete (100% corrected, 29% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 12: Harry Lester. Brown

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 12: Harry Lester. Brown

7 pages: 71% complete (100% corrected, 29% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 019, folder 32: Henry Victor Bury Baxter

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 019, folder 32: Henry Victor Bury Baxter

13 pages: 76% complete (100% corrected, 23% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 55: Herschel E. Linn

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 55: Herschel E. Linn

5 pages: 80% complete (100% corrected, 20% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 46: Benjamin Edward Telinda

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 46: Benjamin Edward Telinda

5 pages: 80% complete (100% corrected, 20% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 019, folder 33: Sidney John Thomas Beck

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 019, folder 33: Sidney John Thomas Beck

16 pages: 81% complete (100% corrected, 19% needs review)
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