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Collection Robert M. Crump
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1887
Object Name Archive
Title Memoir, 1998.
Date 1998
Event World War II
Description Memoir written by Robert M. Crump, a Lake Mills, Wisconsin, resident who was given a field commission in the Army while in the Philippines after the Japanese invaded during World War II. Crump was working as part of a geological mine survey team in the Philippines during the invasion, and was granted a field commission of 2nd lieutenant by an officer in the United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE). The memoir provides information about Crump's early life, his education, being assigned to a geological team in the Philippines, and his experiences as part of the guerrilla resistance to the Japanese during the war. The memoir also includes some original currency from the Philippines and photocopies of photographs, with descriptive captions, from his service and return to the United States.
Extent and Medium of Description 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder)
Subjects Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Lake Mills.
Veterans -- Wisconsin.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines -- Biography.
United States. Army. Forces, Far East.