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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Harold Bank papers MSS.0108

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-07T10:52-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Harold Bank papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0108

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (2 items)

Dates:

1944-1945

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”.

creator

Bank, Harold, unknown

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”.

Preferred Citation:

Harold Bank papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Processing Information:

Processed by

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

Acquisition Information:

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

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.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Diaries (aat)

War and Military (localbroad)

World War, 1939-1945 (lcsh)

Unit Journal, the 3rd Battalion, 167th Infantry, 31st Infantry Division, July 15, 1944 - October 10, 1945 Box 2903 Folder 1

Scope and Contents note

Sgt. Harold L. Bank kept this unit journal from July 15, 1944, until October 10, 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 December 25, 1944, the 2nd Lieutenant of the 167th Infantry, James D. Spencer, has written an additional note concerning a night attack. The 31st Division returned to the states in November 1945, and all who desired were discharged.

Newspaper, Chicago Daily Tribune, March 8, 1945 Box 2903 Folder 2

Scope and Contents note

This newspaper is the front portion of the Chicago Daily Tribune, from Tuesday, May 8, 1945. There is a “V. E. Day – Today” headline at the top of the paper.