Inventory of the William Friel Heimlich Papers

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Title: William Friel Heimlich papers
Date (inclusive): 1974-1976
Collection Number: 74093
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 folder, 2 phonotape cassettes (0.3 linear feet)
Abstract: Memoirs, correspondence, and an interview, relating to the American military entrance into and occupation of Berlin at the end of World War II. In part, photocopy.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Heimlich, William Friel.

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Friel Heimlich papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical Note

Colonel, United States Air Force; assistant chief of staff, G-2, United States Forces in Berlin, 1945.

Scope and Content of Collection

Memoirs, correspondence, and an interview, relating to the American military entrance into and occupation of Berlin at the end of World War II. In part, photocopy.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army Air Forces.
Berlin (Germany)--History--1945-1990.
Phonotapes.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.

 

Sound recordings undated

 

Sound recording of an oral history of U.S. forces entering Berlin, Germany, 1945 undated

Conditions Governing Access note

Use copy reference number: 74093_a_0003648

Scope and Contents note

This oral history is about the Berlin Operation in the last months of World War II. William Friel Heimlich describes the denazification, disarmament, and subsequent occupation of Berlin by Allied forces. Topics discussed include the Potsdam Conference, refugee handling, social conditions, landscape and infrastructure deterioration, Operation Sparkler, inadequacy of U.S. soldier preparedness, and reflections on the U.S. success of the mission. (2 sound cassettes)
Folder 1

Memoirs and correspondence