World War II

Calvert S. Foote Plaque

Gold-tone plaque inscribed to the memory of Calvert S. Foote, a member of the class of 1944, who served and died in World War II.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00335

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Commemorative Plaque, Military, World War II

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Certificate and World War II Medals, 1945

A certificate mounted in a gold frame listing the date, medals and position awarded to Thomas Edward Munce, Jr. for his service in World War II. Under the crest printed in orange, the text reads "The Under-Secretary of State for War presents his compliments and by Command of the Army Council has the honour to transmit the enclosed Awards granted for service during the war of 1939-45. 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, with 8th Army Clasp, Italy Star, War Medal, 1939-1945." This item belonged to Thomas Edward Munce, Jr., class of 1939.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2005.5_2

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: certificate, Award Medals, Military, World War II

Format: Currency/Medallions, Ephemera

Deck Piece from the USS Missouri, c.1945

A piece of reddish wood with a circular silver disk inserted on one side. The disk reads, "U. S. S. MISSOURI, Over this spot on 2 September 1945 the instrument of formal surrender of Japan to the Allied Powers was signed thus bringing to a close the second world war. The ship at that time was at anchor in Tokyo Bay. Latitude 35 21 17 North - Longitude 139 45 36 East" 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2001.18_2

Location: Shelf 28 (Box 1)

Subject: U.S.S. Missouri, World War II, Military

Format: Miscellaneous

Navy Chaplain Service Case, c.1950

A black faux leather case containing items for Christian religious services, belonging to Amos B. Horlacher.  Items include silver communion cups, a silver cross and, silver candle sticks as well as Bibles and religious texts.  The case is lined with red velvet and has a false top that lays flat across the items.  

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00336

Location: RR 05

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Military, World War II

Format: Miscellaneous

Nazi Flag

A Nazi Germany flag reportedly taken from Adolf Hitler's private yacht and given to Colonel William Addlemen Ganoe. The flag features a black, white and yellow swastika in the center of red fabric framed by yellow fringe. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00274

Location: Shelf 9 (housed with AC 00272-00273)

Subject: Flag, World War II

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

World War II Victory Medal, c.1945

A gold medal attached to a rainbow and red colored ribbon pin. On the front there is an image of woman holding a broken sword in each hand and one foot standing on a helmet and the text "WORLD WAR II". On the reverse is the image of a piece of grain and the text "UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN 1941 - 1945". This object belonged to Albert Louther Demaree, class of 1923. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2010.4_3

Location: Shelf 34 Box 1

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War II

Format: Currency/Medallions

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