William D. Murdy, WWII Collection, 1944-1945 | East Texas Research Center
Primary Creator: Murdy, William D.
Subjects: Concentration camps -- Germany -- Photographs, Dachau (Concentration camp) -- Photographs, Murdy, William D. -- Diaries, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, World war, 1939-1945 -- Photographs
During World War II, Captain William D. Murdy served with the U. S. Army, 3rd (later became 2831st) Battalion, 40th Engineer Combat Regiment, as Company Commander from August 1944-May 1945. The company operated both in France and Germany. Murdy kept a journal of the activities of the company in which he included periodic reports of work accomplished, recommendations for awards, statements of the history of his company, commendations, some correspondence, and other military reports and orders. He took and collected photographs of work done, military equipment and machinery, members of the company, war damages, and historic sites. Also included were photos taken at Dachau Concentration Camp.
("William D. Murdy, WWII Collection." East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).
Browse by Box:
- Box 1
- Folder 1: Journal, August-December 1944
- Folder 2: Journal, December 1944
- Folder 3: Journal, January- February 1945
- Folder 4: Journal, (Includes photocopies of pictures from Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany), February-April 1945
- Folder 5: Journal, (Includes photocopy of Stars and Stripes announcing the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, information sheets on Hitler's mountain retreat with pictures and diagrams of the retreat), April-May 1945
- Folder 6: Journal, November 1945