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Trunk 25B – We Remember World War II


Artifacts in trunk:

48 Star handmade USA flag

Flag materials for table top

” C” ration can of date pudding

 Blue star flag replica to place in window of home

2 airplane models. 

Spotter cards- commemorative deck of playing cards 

Set of 7 military post cards from Camp Davis Holly Ridge, NC 

Postcard size copies of posters from WWII (5) 

The Soldier’s Handbook Coast Artillery Journal

War Ration books (3) belonging to Mary Scully, Tillie C. Trainer and Alice Ralston 

Navy patch with eagle over propeller

.Two army stripes patches

 Two RAF blue patches

 Patch with blue wheel and silver wings

 Set of 6 3 cent stamps

 Buy War Bonds envelopes (2)

 Laundry stamping set for GI


 Military New Testament in khaki case –belonging to Harry Cole

Included in Bible:

    Note saying he was in the Illinois National Guard 54 QM CO. Depot supply New Guinea, 1 battle star SS (Sharpshooter)/Carbine

    Honorable discharge certificate and military record

    Soldier’s poem (author unknown)

    Two obituary notices for Eugene Cole, father of Harry Cole


Plastic box of World War II artifacts:

       Dog tags of Robert E. Collins

      Signal Corps pin

       Blue patch with mountain

    .  Brass pin with eagle seal on it

      U.S. brass pin (92)

       Enameled blue bird pin

    .  Small Signal corps pin


Uniforms in wicker suitcase: Clothing (in suitcase):

     Navy white cotton uniform (pants and shirt)

      Navy dress shirt (button up)

  .   Navy dress shirt (pullover)

      Navy Seabee shirt

      Army fatigue shirt

      Army dress jacket

Silk parachute in black and red bag in trunk


White notebooks:

“We Remember World War II – Unit lesson plans in white notebook

Teacher resources for unit in white notebook

 Big Smith Carthage letters/newsletters in white notebook

White notebook with teaching materials:



Authentic 1954 map of Pirmasens area of France

.Authentic 1954 map of Glan-Munchweiler area of Germany 

World War II aircraft

 “Flags of Our Fathers” movie poster

 “The Good German” movie poster

 Our Postwar Heritage

“He Volunteered for Submarine Service” poster



36.  Ready-to-Use American History Activities for Grades 5-12 by James F. Silver

37.  Short Role-playing Simulations for US History Classrooms by Richard DiGiacomo

38.  The D-Day Experience by Richard Holmes –“ a museum in a box”

39.  Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War by Paul Fussell


Documents and magazines:

 “ DDay: Why it Matters 60 years Later” Time, May 31, 2004

  Joplin Globe issues (9) with WWII stories or supplements

  “Our Postwar Heritage” – poster and teaching activities in white manila envelope

“1941 The Home Front 1945”– poster and class activities in white manila envelope

Cobblestone Magazine –“World War II: The Home Front” – December 1985

 Cobblestone Magazine: - “World War II: Americans in the Pacific” – January 1994

 Cobblestone Magazine: “WWII: Americans in Europe” – January 1993

The Sad Sack by Sergeant George Baker (Xerox copy of carton book)

Joplin Globe laminated issue of June 7, 1944

Honolulu Star-Bulletin replica copy of December 7, 1941

July 1942 magazine covers of Movie-Radio Guide and Country Gentleman (all magazines published in this month displayed the flag on the cover)

 “Bristow Man Kept Having Close Calls with Japanese” – Tulsa World, March 25, 2007 (laminated)

 “Contribution of Wartime Code Talkers Never Honored” – Tulsa World, March 25, 2007 (laminated)



History Channel set of 7 VHS tapes of “World War II: The War Chronicles”

Songs of World War II CD of 10 songs






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