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Harold Bank papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0108

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a battalion log and a newspaper. Sgt. Harold L. Bank kept this unit journal from 15 July 1944, until 10 October 1945, from Mindanao, Philippine Islands. It is the Battalion log of the 3rd Battalion, 167th Infantry, 31st Infantry Division. The division was located in the vicinity of Mafin Bay, Dutch New Guinea, along the southeast bank of the Worske River, and then moved to Morotai Island. On 25 December 1944, the 2nd Lieutenant of the 167th Infantry, James D. Spencer, wrote an additional note concerning a night attack. The 31st Division returned to the states in November 1945, and all who desired were discharged.

This newspaper is the front portion of the Chicago Daily Tribune, from Tuesday, 8 May 1945. The headline reads “V. E. Day – Today”.

Dates

  • 1944-1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical/Historical note

This Tuscaloosa native was a Battalion Sergeant Major with the 3rd Battalion, 167th Infantry, 31st Infantry Division in Mindanao, Philippines from 1944-1945, during World War II. On 22 December 1945, he was discharged at Camp Beale, California.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (2 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

A Battalion log of the 3rd Battalion, 167th Infantry, 31st Infantry Division while stationed in Mindanao, Philippine Islands, from 15 July 1944, until 10 October 1945, and the front portion of the Chicago Daily Tribune, from Tuesday, 8 May 1945. The headline reads “V. E. Day – Today”.

Provenance

Transferred from Alabama Museums, 1986 ; gift of Netta Bank, October 22, 1986

Processed by

Catherine Eddins, 2002; updated by Donnelly L. Walton, 2006

Creator

Title
Guide to the Harold Bank papers
Status
Completed
Date
May 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500