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Rafael D. Hirtz Collection

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Rafael D. Hirtz Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Rafael D. Hirtz
 
 
 
 
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified
Note
Veteran was born in Argentina.

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1940-1946
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Army Signal Corp; Operational Forces, Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
Location of Service
European Theater; North Africa; China
Highest Rank
Captain
Service Related Injury
None
Prisoner of War
Unknown
Service History Note
Veteran started his service in the Army Signal Corps as an Infantry paratrooper where he parachuted behind enemy lines in France twice and once with the Chinese 2nd Commandos in China. Hirtz's last three years were spent with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the Operational Forces of the OSS.

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Type of Resource:
Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [10 items] -- Photographs
Video: S-VHS-C [3 items] -- Oral history interview
Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] -- Electronic file of interview transcript
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of video recording
Video: Digital Betacam [2 items] -- Digitized Copy
Contributor:
Clinton Brown
Contributor:
Clinton Brown
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/00094
Subjects:
Hirtz, Rafael D.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Rafael D. Hirtz Collection
(AFC/2001/001/00094), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2015-02-04
 

 

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