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John R. Passauer Collection

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John R. Passauer Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
John R. Passauer
State of Birth:
KS
Home State:
IN
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified
War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1941-1945
Entrance into Service:
Drafted
Branch of Service:
Army
Unit of Service:
2nd Armored Division
Location of Service:
Cumberland Gap, Pennsylvania; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort George G. Meade, Maryland; Fort Benning, Georgia; European Theater; Africa; Sicily; Italy; French Morocco
Battles/Campaigns:
Battle of the Bulge
Highest Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Prisoner of War:
Unknown
Service History Note:
According to Audio log form: The veteran lied about his age to get into the Army in 05/1938 and then paid $120 to obtain a "Purchase Discharge' in order to go home (08/1939) and help rebuild his parent's house that had burned down. He was drafted 09/1941.

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Mixed (Multiple types of manuscripts) [9 items] --Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [4 items] --Photograph
Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
William Gibson
Contributor:
Richard Lugar
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
U.S. Senate/Richard Lugar
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/336
Subjects:
Passauer, John R.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
John R. Passauer Collection
(AFC/2001/001/336), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   8/22/2014

 

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