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1941-1945
Inclusive dates
1941-1945
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eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1941-1945, of George Stuart Woodson (1913-2002) of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of diaries, military orders, forms, envelopes, accounts, receipts, invitations, correspondence, and photographs. Diary, 1941-1945, details Woodson's service in the Quartermaster's Corps during World War II, including his training at Philadelphia and Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, and his trip overseas to his station in England. Woodson describes his duties at Quartermaster's Depot 107 in Stowmarket, Suffolk County, England, as well as his social life, including dating and trips to London. Woodson comments on the presence of African American troops at the military depot in Stowmarket. He also comments on his service in Paris, France, as a member of the Quartermaster's Corps, as well as his social and dating life there. Woodson remarks on German air raids on the coast of England, infiltration into Paris, and the fighting at the end of the war. He notes Victory in Europe day as well as Victory over Japan Day. Woodson's journal concludes with his return to the United States
  • Papers also include two copies of extract of special orders no. 105 ordering 2nd Lieutenant George Stuart Woodson to active duty in the Army Quartermaster's Department; blank "immediate action" form and envelope; account, 1942, of Woodson with Barclays Bank in London, England; three hotel receipts, 1943; two military passes, 1943, for Woodson to travel to London; invitation, May 1943, to a dance hosted by the ladies of Quartermaster's Depot 107; letter, 1 December 1943, from Silvia Weston to Mr. Byford concerning her health; letter, 30 March 1944, from Woodson to the Slavia Club concerning his membership; receipt 6 June 1944, from the officers' mess; playbill, 3 July 1944, for "Night Must Fall" at the Savoy; undated receipt for boots; a poem entitled "I'm Going to Get Lit-up;" and four photographs of Woodson, one with Quartermaster's Depot 107
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Biographical or historical data
George Stuart Woodson was born 8 March 1913 in Richmond, Virginia. He served in the Quartermaster's Corps in England and France during the second World War. He died in Richmond 12 December 2002, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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  • 20
  • 6
  • 1
Immediate source of acquisition
Crown Collectibles
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001527884
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • p.
  • v. (166 p.)

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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