Member of Co. B, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes record of combat experiences against Bolshevik troops.
Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs
Scope and Content:
The diary, July 1918-July 1919, describes his journey from Camp Custer to Russia, patrolling the countryside, his uncertainty and bewilderment over the objectives and purpose of the campaign, fighting at Seltso, Oct. 1918, and Toulgas, Oct. and Nov. 1918; the defense of Toulgas, Jan.-Feb. 1919; fighting at Kurgomen, March-April 1919; and his return to the United States.
Biographical / Historical:
Served with Co. B, 339th Infantry.
The collection was donated by John Brozowski, of Detroit, Michigan, in 1963 (Donor no.: 4056 ).
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