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U.S. Fifth Army Collection--World War II

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2004-028

Content Description

This collection consists of materials relating to the actions of the U.S. Fifth Army in World War II. The collection is composed of army publications which relate the actions of the Fifth Army in the Mediterranean Theater during WWII. Among the military publications included within the collection are: Fifth Army History (Vol. I, II, & III); The Winter Line; To Bizerte With the II Corps; Road to Rome; Volturno; Salerno; Mission Accomplished: Africa, Sicily, Italy; Finito!: The Po Valley Campaign; The Advance on Rome; Engineer History, Mediterranean Theater: Fifth Army (Vol. I, II, III, IV, & Appendices); Bridging Operations: Italy. On the covers of many of the publications are notes which reference page numbers in the publications that relate to the 109th Engineer Combat Battalion which was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. Coffee, a Brookings, South Dakota resident. Lieutenant Colonel Coffee’s name is written inside the front covers of several of the publications. The collection also relates to South Dakota native Carl E. Schieferstein, whom also served with the 190th Engineer Battalion. Major Schieferstein’s name is written on the front cover of one of the included publications.

Acquisition Type


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  • ca. 1940s


0.75 Cubic Feet