Soldier from Detroit, Mich., member of Co. A, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes letters from home and diary concerning living conditions in the army and combat duty with the Polar Bear expedition.
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Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs
Scope and Content:
The papers include a typescript, dated 1964, of a diary covering the period July 1918-July 1919, which describes his daily routine, fighting upriver from Shenkursk, Sept. 1918, and fighting at Ust Padenga, Jan. 1919. The correspondence is chiefly to him from his family, and gives little information about the campaign.
Biographical / Historical:
A resident of Detroit, served as sergeant, Co. A, 339th Infantry.
The collection was donated by J. S. Crissman, of Port Charlotte, Florida, in 1964 (Donor no.: 4116 ).
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