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 008, folder 32: Edson Duncan Raff

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 32: Edson Duncan Raff

7 pages: 57% complete (100% corrected, 43% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 39: Gus Lininger Sanders

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 39: Gus Lininger Sanders

9 pages: 55% complete (100% corrected, 44% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 42: Thomas J. B. Shanley

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 42: Thomas J. B. Shanley

5 pages: 20% complete (100% corrected, 80% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 43: Gordon Kenneth Smith

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 43: Gordon Kenneth Smith

9 pages: 33% complete (100% corrected, 67% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 47: William H. Tucker

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 008, folder 47: William H. Tucker

14 pages: 57% complete (100% corrected, 43% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 01: Benjamin H. Vandervoort

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 01: Benjamin H. Vandervoort

53 pages: 5% complete (100% corrected, 94% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 02: Glen Wilson Vantrease

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 02: Glen Wilson Vantrease

6 pages: 16% complete (100% corrected, 83% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 03: James Melvin Wade

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 03: James Melvin Wade

4 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 09: S. L. A. Marshall

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 09: S. L. A. Marshall

59 pages: 20% complete (100% corrected, 80% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 13: Henry James Billings

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 13: Henry James Billings

7 pages: 14% complete (100% corrected, 86% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 14: Norman William Billiter

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 14: Norman William Billiter

8 pages: 0% complete (100% corrected, 100% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 15: Warner A. Broughman

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 15: Warner A. Broughman

11 pages: 18% complete (100% corrected, 82% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 16: Thomas B. Bruff

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 16: Thomas B. Bruff

12 pages: 41% complete (100% corrected, 58% needs review)
Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 20: Paul A. Danahy

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 009, folder 20: Paul A. Danahy

9 pages: 11% complete (100% corrected, 89% needs review)
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