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 025, folder 10: Cecil McKee Rehill

Box 025, folder 10: Cecil McKee Rehill

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 11: Robert E. Rogge

Box 025, folder 11: Robert E. Rogge

8 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 12: George E. M. Ruffee

Box 025, folder 12: George E. M. Ruffee

8 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 13: Frederick Thomas Saunders

Box 025, folder 13: Frederick Thomas Saunders

15 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 14: John Schaupmeyer

Box 025, folder 14: John Schaupmeyer

18 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 15: Max Schwabe

Box 025, folder 15: Max Schwabe

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 16: Charles J. Scott

Box 025, folder 16: Charles J. Scott

7 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 17: Ronald G. Shawcross

Box 025, folder 17: Ronald G. Shawcross

8 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 18: Stanley A. E. Smith

Box 025, folder 18: Stanley A. E. Smith

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 19: Joseph Somerville

Box 025, folder 19: Joseph Somerville

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 20: Robert Woodward Stanley

Box 025, folder 20: Robert Woodward Stanley

5 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 21: Angus Alexander Stewart

Box 025, folder 21: Angus Alexander Stewart

7 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 22: Jack G. Stothart

Box 025, folder 22: Jack G. Stothart

6 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 23: Earlston H. Thompson

Box 025, folder 23: Earlston H. Thompson

3 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 24: Robert James Thompson

Box 025, folder 24: Robert James Thompson

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 25: Thomas Ambroise Thomson

Box 025, folder 25: Thomas Ambroise Thomson

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 26: Percy A. S. Todd

Box 025, folder 26: Percy A. S. Todd

5 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 27: Gene Velux

Box 025, folder 27: Gene Velux

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 28: Douglas Ross Vidler

Box 025, folder 28: Douglas Ross Vidler

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 29: James Arthur Warburton

Box 025, folder 29: James Arthur Warburton

10 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 30: Arthur Seymour Washburn

Box 025, folder 30: Arthur Seymour Washburn

8 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 31: John L. Webber

Box 025, folder 31: John L. Webber

5 pages: 100% complete (100% transcribed)
Box 025, folder 32: William Benjamin White

Box 025, folder 32: William Benjamin White

4 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 33: Edwin Tauno Widenoja

Box 025, folder 33: Edwin Tauno Widenoja

8 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 34: Donald J. Wilkins

Box 025, folder 34: Donald J. Wilkins

11 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 35: Joseph Willicombe, Jr.

Box 025, folder 35: Joseph Willicombe, Jr.

7 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Box 025, folder 36: Theodore Zack

Box 025, folder 36: Theodore Zack

7 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
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