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.

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 53: Thomas F. Donahue

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 53: Thomas F. Donahue

15 pages: 13% complete (100% corrected, 87% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 54: Hamilton J. Dubois

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 54: Hamilton J. Dubois

5 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 55: Ralph P. Eaton

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 007, folder 55: Ralph P. Eaton

5 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 01: William E. Ekman

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 01: William E. Ekman

11 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 04: James M. Gavin

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 04: James M. Gavin

20 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 07: Bartley Edward Hale

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 07: Bartley Edward Hale

7 pages: 14% complete (100% corrected, 86% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 10: Jack R. Isaacs

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 10: Jack R. Isaacs

6 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 11: Donald Ivan Jakeway

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 11: Donald Ivan Jakeway

7 pages: 57% complete (100% corrected, 43% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 12: Hubert H. Jordan

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 12: Hubert H. Jordan

4 pages: 50% complete (100% corrected, 50% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 15: Robert Wolling Law, Jr.

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 15: Robert Wolling Law, Jr.

6 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 16: Henry Emile LeFebvre

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 16: Henry Emile LeFebvre

7 pages: 57% complete (100% corrected, 43% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 17: Roy E. Lindquist

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 17: Roy E. Lindquist

3 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 20: Thomas J. McClean

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 20: Thomas J. McClean

4 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 21: Daniel B. McIlvoy, Jr.

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 21: Daniel B. McIlvoy, Jr.

5 pages: 40% complete (100% corrected, 60% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 28: Ben F.  Pearson

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 28: Ben F. Pearson

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