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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Contains snapshots and other photos relating to Forman's experiences in the military from his training in California to his departure for the United States after the end of the war.
Folder 1: Basic training and service in the U. S.. 4 photos, 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: England (London, Oxford, and other places). 11 photos, 1/1944 - 5/1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: France (Omaha Beach, St. Lo, and other showing destruction). 27 photos, 6/1944 - 7/1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: France (Paris, including liberation scenes). 29 photos, 8/1944 - 1/1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Belgium (scenes of country at war). 32 photos, 9/1944 - 12/1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Germany (various locations). 16 photos, 3/1945 - 5/1945Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Germany (various locations). 24 photos, 4/1945 - 10/1945Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Germany (various locations), June-Nov. 1945. 19 photos, 6/1945 - 11/1945Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Germany (various locations). 18 photos, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Scenes of troops going home, drilling, etc. 22 photos, 8/1945 - 11/1945Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Paris. 28 negatives, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Riviera, France; England. 42 negatives, 1945Add to your cart.

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