John (Jack) A. Forman Papers, 1910-1984 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: John (Jack) A. Forman Papers, 1910-1984Add to your cart.

ID: A/125

Primary Creator: Forman, John A. (1911-2005)

Extent: 0.0

Arrangement: Consists of 374 items arranged in 40 folders across 4 boxes.

Subjects: Forman, John A., 1911-2005 -- Manuscripts, World War, 1914-1918 -- Photographs, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains a 37-page typescript narrative by Jack Forman of his World War II memories, papers and certificates providing a record of his military service, and documents which trace the 17-month march through Europe of his unit, Battery "A" of the 110th Gun Battalion. There are 200 photos and a number of negatives of war scenes in Europe, as well as a 48-star U. S. flag, foreign currency, and some war maps.

Collection Historical Note

John (Jack) A. Forman was born July 14, 1911, in Denison, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin for two years and then traveled in Texas for the Quaker Oats Company from 1937 to 1942. In November of 1942 he entered the U. S. Army, serving for three years in Europe during World War II and participating in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. After receiving a discharge from the Army with the rank of Captain, Forman eventually moved to Nacogdoches where he worked for Texas Farm Products from 1953 until his retirement. John A. Forman died in Nacogdoches on May 4, 2005.

Subject/Index Terms

Forman, John A., 1911-2005 -- Manuscripts
World War, 1914-1918 -- Photographs
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Acquisition Method: Gift


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Folder 1: Correspondence, special and general orders, memos relating to assignments, appointments, leaves, and commendations. 12 items, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, special and general orders, memos relating to assignments, appointments, leaves, and commendations. 11 items, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, special and general orders, memos relating to assignments, appointments, leaves, and commendations. 17 items, 1946-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Roster with home addresses entitled: "Headquarters Battery, 110th AAA Gun Bn. (Mbl.)." 1 item, c.1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Official "March Order" of Battery "A" as compiled from the Morning Reports census leaving the USA. 1 item, c.1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Identification documents, immunization record, combined leave pass and railway ticket of the Allied Expeditionary Force, program of Christmas dinner of Battery C, 57th Antiaircraft Training Battalion, Camp Callan, California. 7 items, 1940-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 7: V-Mail letter (photocopy) to parents and change of address form postcard to wife. 2 items, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Certificates, commendations, discharge papers. 6 items, 1943-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Certificate and letter of discharge from the U. S. Army. 2 items, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Newspaper clippings, mimeograph of article, concerning activities of Forman and the First Army during the war. 7 items, 1945-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "World War II Memories," typed transcript of taped memoirs of Jack Forman. 1 item, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Coast Artillery Field Manual, Antiaircraft Artillery, and 48-star U. S. flag. 2 items, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 13: French, Belgium, and German currency. 10 items, 1910, 1933-1945Add to your cart.

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