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 012, folder 13: Lester I. Montgomery

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 13: Lester I. Montgomery

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 26: Vincent J. Pulcinella

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 26: Vincent J. Pulcinella

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 23: Warren Miller Plude

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 23: Warren Miller Plude

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 09: Atwood Maine McElyea

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 09: Atwood Maine McElyea

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 12: John Julius Moglia

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 12: John Julius Moglia

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 11: Maurice A. Belisle

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 11: Maurice A. Belisle

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 08: Sam H. Ball, Jr.

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 08: Sam H. Ball, Jr.

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 20: Wayne E. Palmer

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 20: Wayne E. Palmer

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 08: Paul Oswald McCormick

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 08: Paul Oswald McCormick

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 05: C.W. Anderson

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 05: C.W. Anderson

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