World War II D-Day Accounts from the Cornelius Ryan Collection

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This collection features materials from Ohio University Libraries' Cornelius Ryan Collection of World War II Papers. Gathered as part of Ryan's research process while writing his book, The Longest Day, the accounts include questionnaires, interviews, and correspondence with soldiers who participated in the events surrounding D-Day.

These materials were digitized by request of the Canadian Research and Mapping Association (CRMA) in support of Project ’44, an interactive web map that allows users to explore WWII through digitally preserved maps, aerial imagery and war diaries. The CRMA and Ohio University Libraries have partnered to further enhance the use and discoverability of these primary sources by promoting volunteer transcription. Read more about the CRMA-OHIO WWII Transcription Project.

This project was previously limited to Canadian D-Day accounts but has been expanded to include the experiences of British and American veterans. New documents will be added regularly as digitization is ongoing.

Sensitive Content Warning: The Cornelius Ryan Collection of World War II Papers contains first-hand accounts of those who witnessed and experienced violent, traumatic events. Their stories, writings, and images convey the physical and emotional effects of war, and describe graphic scenes of battle in which many lives were lost.

Box 023, folder 42: James E. Anderson

Box 023, folder 42: James E. Anderson

https://media.library.ohio.edu/digital/collection/p15808coll15/id/5884

6 pages: 100% corrected
Box 023, folder 43: Robert Arbuckle

Box 023, folder 43: Robert Arbuckle

https://media.library.ohio.edu/digital/collection/p15808coll15/id/5959

5 pages: 100% corrected
Box 023, folder 44: Douglas S. Axford

Box 023, folder 44: Douglas S. Axford

https://media.library.ohio.edu/digital/collection/p15808coll15/id/5979

4 pages: 100% corrected
Box 023, folder 45: John Backosti

Box 023, folder 45: John Backosti

https://media.library.ohio.edu/digital/collection/p15808coll15/id/5984

4 pages: 100% corrected
Box 023, folder 46: Gilbert Bayliss

Box 023, folder 46: Gilbert Bayliss

https://media.library.ohio.edu/digital/collection/p15808coll15/id/5964

4 pages: 100% corrected
Box 023, folder 47: K.G. Blackader

Box 023, folder 47: K.G. Blackader

https://media.library.ohio.edu/digital/collection/p15808coll15/id/5911

5 pages: 100% corrected
Box 023, folder 48: John J. Blake

Box 023, folder 48: John J. Blake

https://media.library.ohio.edu/digital/collection/p15808coll15/id/5947

7 pages: 100% corrected
Box 023, folder 49: Arthur H. Boon

Box 023, folder 49: Arthur H. Boon

https://media.library.ohio.edu/digital/collection/p15808coll15/id/6012

7 pages: 100% corrected
Box 023, folder 50: Colin N. Brebner

Box 023, folder 50: Colin N. Brebner

https://media.library.ohio.edu/digital/collection/p15808coll15/id/5928

16 pages: 100% corrected
Box 023, folder 51: William R. Chalcraft

Box 023, folder 51: William R. Chalcraft

https://media.library.ohio.edu/digital/collection/p15808coll15/id/5953

5 pages: 100% corrected
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