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 37: James W. Haley

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 37: James W. Haley

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 014, folder 21: Armand John Sorriero

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 014, folder 21: Armand John Sorriero

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 36: Paul Russell Shorter

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 36: Paul Russell Shorter

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 014, folder 07: Glen Carroll Nelson

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 014, folder 07: Glen Carroll Nelson

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 47: Bertram Kalisch

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 47: Bertram Kalisch

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 32: Leslie J. Scott

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 32: Leslie J. Scott

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 36: Arthur Funderburke

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 36: Arthur Funderburke

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 48: Charles William Kidd

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 013, folder 48: Charles William Kidd

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 07: John R. Armellino

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 07: John R. Armellino

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 021, folder 25: Leonard Keith James

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 021, folder 25: Leonard Keith James

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