World War II D-Day Accounts from the Cornelius Ryan Collection

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About

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.

Works

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 20: William James Wiedefeld, Jr.

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 20: William James Wiedefeld, Jr.

8 pages: 37% complete (101% corrected, 63% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 21: John D. Willett, Jr.

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 21: John D. Willett, Jr.

6 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 22: William Bevan Williams

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 22: William Bevan Williams

8 pages: 25% complete (100% corrected, 75% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 23: Ellis Willis

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 23: Ellis Willis

6 pages: 100% complete (100% corrected)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 27: Fred Gordon

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 27: Fred Gordon

7 pages: 14% complete (100% corrected, 86% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 28: Howard Kenneth Hanson

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 28: Howard Kenneth Hanson

9 pages: 44% complete (100% corrected, 56% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 30: Spencer J. Huggins

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 30: Spencer J. Huggins

6 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 31: Joseph Heilman Shollenberger, Jr.

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 31: Joseph Heilman Shollenberger, Jr.

9 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 33: Jonathan Edwards Adams, Jr.

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 33: Jonathan Edwards Adams, Jr.

9 pages: 33% complete (100% corrected, 67% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 34: Denver Albrecht

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 34: Denver Albrecht

27 pages: 7% complete (100% corrected, 93% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 39: Neal W. Beaver

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 39: Neal W. Beaver

13 pages: 15% complete (100% corrected, 85% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 40: Carl A. Beck, Jr.

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 40: Carl A. Beck, Jr.

7 pages: 57% complete (100% corrected, 43% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 41: Ernest Riley Blanchard

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 41: Ernest Riley Blanchard

11 pages: 27% complete (100% corrected, 73% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 46: William Cable

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 46: William Cable

6 pages: 16% complete (100% corrected, 83% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 48: Fred J. Carden

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 48: Fred J. Carden

4 pages: 25% complete (100% corrected, 75% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 49: Cullen E. Clark, Jr.

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 49: Cullen E. Clark, Jr.

9 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 51: Anthony Joseph DeMayo

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 51: Anthony Joseph DeMayo

5 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
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