Member of Co. G, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes partial transcript of interview recounting his experiences with the Polar Bear Expedition; and miscellanea collected at the time of the expedition.
15 items 3 audiocassettes 1.52 GB
86640 Aa 2
Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs
Scope and Content:
The tapes contain two interviews conducted in Dec. 1971 by Sheldon Annis, in which Salchow describes his general memories of the campaign, the Russian people, Archangel, relations with British and French troops, his experiences at Camp Custer, machine gun training, army food, the mutiny of Co. I, and the morale of the troops. A partial transcript of one of the interviews is included in the papers, along with issues of The Trident, published aboard the U.S.S. Von Steuben while returning from Russia, six post cards of Archangel scenes, and some Russian money.
Biographical / Historical:
Served as corporal Co. G, 339th Infantry.
The collection was donated by Hugo Salchow, of Southfield, Michigan, in 1972 (Donor no.: 5216 ).
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