Inventory of the Ernest Fred Easterbrook papers

Finding aid prepared by Aparna Mukherjee
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Ernest Fred Easterbrook papers
Date (inclusive): 1852-1988
Collection Number: 2006C56
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 18 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 2 digital PDF files (9.1 linear feet, 0.005 GB)
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, orders, reports, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia relating to American military operations in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, military operations during the Korean War, American military assistance to Thailand, and American army aviation. Includes papers of Edmund Pepperell Easterbrook, army chaplain and father of E. F. Easterbrook. Transcribed copies of Earnest Fred Easterbrook's World War II diaries (10 March 1944 - 23 February 1945) are available at http://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections  or at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Easterbrook, Ernest Fred, 1908-1989.
Contributor: Easterbrook, Edmund Pepperell, 1864-1933.

Access

Collection is open for research. Transcribed copies of Earnest Fred Easterbrook's World War II diaries (10 March 1944 - 23 February 1945) are available at http://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections  or at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ernest Fred Easterbrook papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2006.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Alternative Forms of Material Available

Transcribed copies of Earnest Fred Easterbrook's World War II diaries (10 March 1944 - 23 February 1945) are available at http://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections  or at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

Related Materials

Joseph Warren Stilwell papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Biographical Note

1908 August 6 Born, Fort Worden, Washington, United States, to Edmund Pepperell Easterbrook and Fannie Luscombe
1931 B.S., Military Academy; Commander, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
1938 September 9 Married Nancy Stilwell, daughter of General Joseph Warren Stilwell
1943-1945 Stationed under General Joseph Warren Stilwell in China-Burma-India Theater
1945 Awarded Combat Infantry's Badge
1946 Awarded the Legion of Merit
1946-1949 Member, staff and faculty, U.S. Infantry School
1948 Awarded Bronze (First Oak-Leaf Cluster) Star Medal
1949-1951 Member, staff and faculty, Canadian Army Staff College
1953 Awarded the Silver Star
1954 Awarded the Legion of Merit
1954-1955 Member, staff and faculty, U.S. Command and General Staff College
1955-1957 Assigned, G-3, Allied Land Forces, Central Europe, SHAPE, Combat Infantry Badge; Military Cross 1st class (Belgium)
1957-1959 Director, army aviation, ODCSOPS, Department of Army
1959 475th Infantry Regiment, China-Burma-India (CBI); advanced through grades to Major General, U.S. Army
1959-1961 Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center
1961-1963 Commanding General, 25th Infantry Division
1963-1965 Chief, Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group, Thailand
1965 Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal
1965-1967 Deputy Commanding General, Sixth U.S. Army
1967 Awarded La Croix de Guerre 1940 avec Palme and The Royal Honorable Flying Badge
1985 Author, The Soldier and the Cross
1989 February 19 Died

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Ernest Fred Easterbrook document American military operations in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, U.S. Army operations in the Korean War, American military assistance to Thailand, and army aviation. Correspondence, orders, photographs, reports, speeches, and writings relate to Major General Easterbrook's tenure as an infantry instructor of Chinese troops in World War II, commander of the 7th Infantry regiment in Korea, and deputy commanding general of the 6th Army, headquartered at the Presidio in San Francisco.
In addition to documenting Easterbrook's career in the military, the collection includes the papers of his father, Edmund Pepperell Easterbrook (1864-1933), chief chaplain of the United States Army. Correspondence, reports, and photographs chronicle Edmund Easterbrook's career as a chaplain in Cuba during the Spanish-American war and Germany in World War I.
The collection includes two published biographies and related materials: The Soldier and the Cross (1985), a biography of Edmund Easterbrook written by Ernest Easterbrook, and The Soldier with a Heart (2006), a biography of Ernest Easterbrook written by his son, John Easterbrook.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Burma.
Stilwell, Joseph Warren, 1883-1946.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
United States--Military relations--Thailand.
Thailand--Military relations--United States.
United States. Army--Aviation
United States. Army--Officers.
Chaplains, Military--United States

Boxes 1, 3

Edmund Pepperell Easterbrook Papers, 1852-1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes citizenship papers, correspondence, clippings, commissions, reports, photographs, printed matter, and memorabilia relating to Edmund Easterbrook's life and his position as the chief chaplain of the United States Army. The series is further subdivided into Personal, Career, Photographs and Clippings files and then ordered chronologically.
 

Personal file, 1896-1933

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Citizenship document, 1896

Scope and Contents note

Includes signature, brochure, note, and picture of Rockton Church.
Box/Folder 1 : 24

Fannie Easterbrook memorial service, 1929

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings and letters related to the death of Edmund Easterbrook's wife.
Box/Folder 1 : 28

Biographical sketch and general information, 1931

Box/Folder 1 : 26

Retirement and death, 1933

 

Career file, 1899-1978

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Commission, 1899

Scope and Contents note

Appointment to chaplain, United States Army.
Box/Folder 1 : 17

Spanish-American War, 1898-1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters.
Box/Folder 1 : 18

Chaplain's duties, 1899-1913, undated

Scope and Contents note

Printed matter and a letter.
Box/Folder 1 : 19

Philippines, 1900-1918

Scope and Contents note

Photographs and negatives.
Box/Folder 3 : 3

Records from chaplain's school, 1902-1915

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Monthly reports, 1908, undated

Scope and Contents note

Written while stationed in Manila.
Box/Folder 3 : 4

Germany, Senior Chaplain of Armed Forces, 1919-1923

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, pictures, and program for President Theodore Roosevelt's memorial service by Edmund Easterbrook. Includes a letter to Edmund Easterbrook conferring on him the Croix de Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the President of the French Republic.
Box/Folder 1 : 25

Chief Chaplain of the United States Army, 1928-1933

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, letters, and printed matter relating to his retirement.
Box/Folder 1 : 27

Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1978

Scope and Contents note

A plaque honoring the memory of Army Chaplain Edmund Easterbrook dedicated in Memorial Day services at Fort Worden.
 

Photographs, 1852-1973

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Family portraits, 1852-1911

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs from Easterbrook's childhood in England.
Box/Folder 1 : 29

Family portraits, 1891-1973

Scope and Contents note

Includes pictures from Fort Worden, Thanksgiving service in Ramblon, Rhode Island, notes, postcard, and souvenirs from the Holy Lands.
Box/Folder 1 : 22-23

Family portraits before and after World War I, 1906-1916, 1918-1923

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Headshots of Edmund Easterbrook, 1909, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes service reports.
 

Clippings, 1932

Box/Folder 1 : 20

Philippines, 1932

Boxes 1-22

Ernest Fred Easterbrook Papers, 1903-2006

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, journals, clippings, medical reports, flight records, photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and printed matter relating to Ernest Easterbook's career in the United States Army. The series is further subdivided into Personal, Career, Correspondence, Photographs, Speeches, Writings, Certificates, Awards, Clippings, and Printed Matter files and then ordered chronologically.
 

Personal file, 1903-1983

Box/Folder 1 : 12

1903-1977

Box/Folder 16 : 4

Miscellaneous, 1922-1970, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes article about movies shown by Edmund Easterbrook, article titled "Reminiscences," certificate from the Church of the Centurion, clippings, invitation, letters, program for armistice day service, and four unidentified pictures.
Box/Folder 8 : 11

1957-1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes medical report.
Box/Folder 17 : 1-2

1958

Box/Folder 14 : 1-6

1959

Box/Folder 15 : 1-10

1961

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Journal, circa 1960s

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Passports, 1978-1983

Scope and Contents note

Includes two photographs and cancelled passports.
Box/Folder 2 : 8

China trip, 1980-1982

Scope and Contents note

Includes article, journal, and notes.
 

Career file, 1936-1986

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Efficiency reports, 1932-1965

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Infantry school, 1933-1966

Scope and Contents note

Includes United States Military Advisory Group to the Republic of Korea, National Defense College, National War College, and Academic Department telephone directory.
Box/Folder 18 : 5

Panama, 1934-1936

Scope and Contents note

Letters, list of assignments of men of details in fields, memoranda, printed matter, and special orders, including from War Department.
Box/Folder 18 : 6

Camp Dix, 1937-1941

Scope and Contents note

Commendation for his lecture on the Panama Canal before the Reserve Officers Association, letters, and special orders issued by the War Department.
Box/Folder 18 : 11

War Department efficiency report and special orders, 1937-1942

Box/Folder 17 : 6

Special orders, 1941

Scope and Contents note

Relieved from duty by Adjutant General.
Box/Folder 11 : 1

Diaries, notebooks, and records of army personnel, 1942-1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings, card signed by Ernest Easterbrook, messages, and miscellany.
 

China-Burma-India Theater, 1943-1987

Box/Folder 2 : 7

General information, 1943-1945

Box/Folder 12 : 1

475th Infantry Association (CO CT 475), 1944 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Lists of addresses, ammunition, weapons, and accessories to be carried by mules.
Box/Folder 11 : 3

475th Infantry, 1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes general orders, letters, memoranda, printed matter, and roster of officers and home addresses. See oversize boxes for maps and other materials.
Box/Folder 10 : 6-8

Merrill's Marauders, 1968-1987

Scope and Contents note

Includes brochure, clippings, correspondence, lists, memoranda, printed matter, and related materials.
Box/Folder 18 : 3

Fort Benning, Georgia, 1946-1948

Scope and Contents note

Includes a pictorial report of the conference, list of army personnel, memoranda from John W. O' Daniel in appreciation of Ernest Easterbrook's outstanding work as Secretary of the Infantry Conference, Infantry School.
Box/Folder 12 : 5

Sketch of "A" CO BUNC Combat Patrol, undated

Scope and Contents note

See oversize boxes for magazine, maps, and other materials.
Box/Folder 18 : 2

Canada, 1949-1951

Scope and Contents note

Letter, nominal roll and address list, National Defense College and Canadian Army Staff College, and a poem.
Box/Folder 12 : 2-3

Miscellany, 1952-1989

Scope and Contents note

Includes award, card, certificate citation, clippings, correspondence, list of officers and casualties, memoranda, newsletters, notes, printed mattter, roster, and special orders
Box/Folder 10 : 1

Roster of officers and enlisted men of Korean Military Advisory Group (KMAG) RTC #1, 29th ROK Infantry Division, 1953-1954

Box/Folder 18 : 4

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1954-1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes personnel roster from Department III, clippings, memoranda in appreciation of Ernest Easterbrook's completion of duty with the Command and General Staff College and promotion to General Officer for his outstanding service as Director, Department III.
Box/Folder 18 : 9

France, 1955-1957

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, award of Croix de Guerre, article on Ernest Easterbrook, and a Christmas letter.
Box/Folder 8 : 9

Flight records, 1958-1967

Box/Folder 17 : 5

Briefings, 1959, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes.
Box/Folder 13 : 11

Miscellany, 1959-1986

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, letter of recommendation for promotion to Major General, magazines, and printed matter.
Box/Folder 13 : 10

Clearance record, list of papers, and telegrams, 1962

 

Thailand, 1963-1965

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Order regarding Ernest Easterbrook's assignment of command of Joint United States Military Advisory Group (JUSMAG) to Thailand, APO 146, San Francisco, California, 1963

Box 22

Scrapbooks, 1963 June-November, 1965 April-August

Box 21

Joint United States Military Advisory Group (JUSMAG), Thailand, 2 scrapbooks, 1963 November - 1965 April

Box/Folder 5 : 1

Printed matter and correspondence, 1963-1965

Box/Folder 9 : 7

Certificate, memorandum, notes, press release and rosters, 1963-1965

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Embassy of the United States of America, Bangkok, and Thailand telephone directories, 1963-1965

Scope and Contents note

Includes American Women's Club of Thailand directory.
Box/Folder 9 : 5

Alphabetical roster, Joint United States Military Advisory Group (JUSMAG) to Thailand, 1965

Box/Folder 8 : 6

Proposal for East Asia International University, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Albums, compliments of RTA Cavalry Center, Sarabury, Thailand. From Sawad-Di to Major General Easterbrook with the best wishes of the members of Army Section of Joint United States Military Advisory Group (JUSMAG) to Thailand, undated

Box/Folder 8 : 10

Rosters, 6th Army, 1966-1967

Box 20

Scrapbook presented to Ernest Easterbrook by the 6th Army senior staff, undated

Box/Folder 13 : 8-9

Fort Rucker, Alabama, 1960-1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes certificate, correspondence, farewell message, magazines, newsletters, notes, and miscellany.
Box/Folder 8 : 7

Retirement papers, 1959-1967

Box/Folder 8 : 8

Retirement and letters of good wishes, 1967

Box/Folder 7 : 7

Retirement ceremony schedule and standard pilot log book, 1967

 

Correspondence, 1921-1988

Box/Folder 16 : 5

1921-1932

Box/Folder 16 : 3

1925-1927

Box/Folder 16 : 1

1927-1930

Box/Folder 16 : 2

1928

Scope and Contents note

Includes clipping and diary.
Box/Folder 7 : 9-10

1962-1963

Box/Folder 6 : 2-3

1962-1964

Box/Folder 13 : 1-7

1959-1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes clipping and diary.
Box/Folder 6 : 4

1962-1964

Box/Folder 6 : 5

1963

Box/Folder 6 : 1

1963-1964

Box/Folder 10 : 2-4

1965-1966

Box/Folder 5 : 2-3

1965 January-August

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Chief Joint United States Military Advisory Group (JUSMAG), Thailand, 1965

Box/Folder 8 : 1-4

1966

Box/Folder 9 : 1-2

1967 January-May

Box/Folder 8 : 5

1967 May-August

Box/Folder 7 : 5

1967-1968

Box/Folder 18 : 7

1969

Scope and Contents note

Proposal for an Oral History Project. Correspondence with Glenn Campbell, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Willa Baum, University of California, Berkeley.
Box/Folder 11 : 2

John H. Lattin Associates correspondence, 1985-1988

 

Photographs, 1918-1963

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Boyhood pictures, brochure and proposal, 1918-1923

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Plebe Year and at West Point, 1927-1930

Box/Folder 2 : 6

As young officer at West Point and in Panama, including his wedding picture, 1935-1942

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Fort Benning, Georgia, 1948, undated

Scope and Contents note

Faculty of Infantry School, Ernest Easterbrook with his family.
Box 20

Canadian Army Staff College, 2 group pictures, 1949 January 19, 1950 January 16

Box/Folder 2 : 1-2

Pictures of Ernest Easterbrook and others taken in Korea, 1953-1954

Box/Folder 4 : 5

France, 1955-1956

Box/Folder 10 : 5

Presidio of San Francisco, pre-arrival of 6th Army, 1955-1956

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Ernest Easterbrook in army uniform and at social gathering, 1957-1960

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Ernest Easterbrook including in Rucker, Alabama, 1959-1962

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Ernest Easterbrook and his wife with others, 25th Division, 1962-1963

Box 20

Ernest Easterbrook scrapbook, 1963 March-June, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes 2 pictures of Ernest Easterbrook with unidentified individuals.
Box/Folder 5 : 6

Thailand, army helicopters and reconnaissance helicopters, 1965, undated

 

Speeches, 1959-1967

Box/Folder 17 : 3

1959-1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes brochure and clippings.
Box/Folder 7 : 1

1961-1967

Box/Folder 7 : 2

AUSA dinner meeting, 1965 November 11

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Army ROTC graduates, 1966 January 27

Box/Folder 7 : 4

Fort Rucker, Alabama, 1966 March 1

 

The Soldier and the Cross, 1895-2006

Box/Folder 3 : 2

The Soldier and the Cross: A Biography of My Father, Edmund P. Easterbrook, by Ernest F. Easterbrook, undated

Box/Folder 18 : 1

The Soldier and the Cross: A Biography of My Father, Edmund Easterbrook, and The Soldier with a Heart, biography of Ernest Easterbrook by John Easterbrook, 1985, 2006

 

Photographs used in The Soldier and the Cross, 1895-1929

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Chapter 1, Edmund Easterbrook and his family and personalized souvenir from the Holy Lands, 1895-1897 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Chapter 2, Edmund Easterbrook's family and his trips to Egypt and Palestine, 1897-1900

Scope and Contents note

Includes acceptance of his commission as chaplain of the U.S. Army and memorandum from the office of the Adjutant General with instructions about his assignment.
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Chapter 3, Chaplain from Manila, 1901

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Chapter 4, Chaplain and his work, 1902

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Chapter 5, Picture of Fort Worden, circa 1912

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Chapter 6, Individual reports of the chaplain to the Adjutant General, 1908-1909

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Chapter 7, Edmund Easterbrook and flag presentation at Fort Worden, 1918 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Chapter 8, Pictures of Church of the Palace, reception for Commander Eva Booth, ceremony for awarding Légion d'Honneur, Edmund Easterbrook and his sons, wedding of Gladys Easterbrook, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Chapter 9, Pictures and negatives, Easter Sunrise Service at Walter Reed Hospital, appointment of Edmund Easterbrook as Chief of Chaplain, and Edmund Easterbrook's letter to Gladys Easterbrook, 1928-1929

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Chapter 10, Fort Worden, Memorial Day services, circa 1912, and visit to West Point, 1929

 

Certificates and diplomas, 1931-1989

Box/Folder 18 : 10

Fort Benning, Georgia, 1931-1933, undated

Scope and Contents note

Certificate for the completion of a base course, Troops Schools, in the subject of care of animals, clippings, letters, notebook, orders from the War Department.
Box 19

Recognitions received by Ernest Easterbrook from China, Korea, and Thailand, 1931-1954

Box 19

Diploma awarded for advancement in the Army of the United States, given at West Point, New York, 1931 June 11

Box 19

Letter of thanks from Headman of district office, Southern Cheju, Korea, for his help with the war orphans, 1954 February 23

Box 19

Testament from Korea for service to war orphans, 1954 March 3

Box 19

Letter of appreciation for his cooperation and maintenance of close liaison with the Advisory Group of 29th Infantry ROK Division and for his efforts in supplementing training aids, 1954 March 3

Box 19

Certificates of appreciation, 1954

Box 19

Testimonial for distinguished services in the reconstruction of educational and welfare institutions in Cheju, Korea, 1954 April

Box 19

Testimonial in recognition of outstanding contribution to the administrative efforts at the orphanage of Chun-Sa, Korea, 1954

Box 19

Certificate of appreciation on the eve of his departure from Korea, undated

Box 19

Album of pictures from Korea with illustrations in both Chinese and Korean, undated

Box 22

Certificate for a diploma awarded to Ernest Easterbrook for graduating from the Defense Committee Course of Mediation, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1948 December

Box 19

Memorial resolution of the California State Assembly in memory of the passing of Ernest Easterbrook, 1989

 

Awards, 1908-1984

Box 20

1908-1984

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Awards of the Silver Star, citation for the Legion of Merit (Oak-Leaf Cluster), award of the Bronze Star Medal, and employment record, 1950-1963

 

Clippings, 1908-1982

Box/Folder 1 : 21

Fort Worden, 1908-1975

Scope and Contents note

Includes printed matter and an article of remembrance of Ernest Easterbrook, Burman News.
Box/Folder 17 : 4

Fort Rucker, Alabama, 1959

Scope and Contents note

Clippings relating to Ernest Easterbrook's arrival as Commander of the U.S. Army Aviation Center.
Box/Folder 9 : 6

Miscellaneous, 1962-1963

Box/Folder 9 : 4

Hawaii, 1962-1963

Box/Folder 9 : 3

Presidio of San Francisco, 1963-1966, undated

Box/Folder 18 : 8

"Training on the Roof of the World," Ernest Easterbrook's article on Tibet in Army, 1982

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings, Joseph Warren's comments about the United States Army, correspondence, and map. Also includes typescript copies of the article.
 

Printed matter, 1954-1965

Box 21

Front Line: The Third Infantry Division, Korean edition, 1954 October

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Bangkok World, 1963-1965

Box/Folder 9 : 8

VIP Forecast, 1963-1965

 

Diary transcriptions

Scope and Contents note

The transcribed copies of Earnest Fred Easterbrook's World War II diaries (10 March 1944 - 23 February 1945) cover a significant period of his service during World War II. In 1942, Earnest Fred Easterbrook was assigned to the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater (then commanded by Lieutenant General Joseph W. Stilwell); initially he was an instructor and head of department at Ramgarh, India, instructing Chinese soldiers and officers in military tactics and associated subjects. In early 1944, when these diaries begin, he was assigned to be General Stilwell's executive assistant in Burma. He continued in that position through the capture of Myitkyina; in late 1944, he was assigned to command the 475th Infantry Regiment, a component of the MARS Task Force, at that time the only US ground combat unit in the CBI Theater. In that capacity he led the regiment behind Japanese lines to cut the Burma Road in support of Chinese troops from Burma linking up with the Chinese Y-Force. The Y-Force was a 72,000-man force based in China's Yunnan Province that was forcing the Japanese out of southwestern China so that a land supply route - the soon to be named Stilwell Road from Ledo in India to Kunming in China - could be reopened.
The diaries are significant for their detailed recording of the activity of Chinese units in northern Burma, including hand-drawn maps; as such, they are a companion to the Stilwell Diaries of the same period. In addition, during Easterbrook's command of the 475th Infantry Regiment, the diaries provide visibility to activities and personnel during that little-know part of the campaign in Burma. In the diaries, references to "dad" or "pop" are to General Stilwell. Easterbrook also refers to General Stilwell at times as "Q.B.," short for Quarterback, Stilwell's code name.
Also in the Easterbrook collection are two diaries covering the same period (early to mid-1944). One of those diaries, labeled "Supplemental Diary," seems to have been written when he had time to gather his thoughts and write in a more complete manner. Those entries are designated by a box drawn around them.
Easterbrook originally drew the military unit symbols used in these diaries. The software used to reproduce the symbols uses a font from Tom Mouat's MapSymbs website (www.mapsymbs.com). The software is Mouat's intellectual property but can be copied freely. Tom was most gracious and generous with his time to ensure that the symbols worked properly.
Easterbrook's son, John, transcribed the diaries into DOC files, converted them to PDFs, and transferred them to Hoover in 2011. Hoover digitized the maps in the diaries, creating JPG files, in 2011.
 

Volume 1, 1944

 

Volume 2, 1945