Preliminary Inventory of the Elmer E. Wilson Collection, ca. 1939-1945

Processed by Mrs. Elmer E. Wilson; machine-readable finding aid created by Brooke Dykman Dockter
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Phone: (650) 723-3563
Fax: (650) 725-3445
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© 2000
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Preliminary Inventory of the Elmer E. Wilson Collection, ca. 1939-1945

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Mrs. Elmer E. Wilson
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 2000 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Elmer E. Wilson Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1939-1945
Collection number: 67004
Collector: Wilson, Elmer E.
Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes, 2 cubic foot boxes, memorabilia 3 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: German World War II military equipment, including a Luftwaffe survival kit; army, navy, air force and Nazi party insignia; and flags. Includes some correspondence and photographs.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elmer E. Wilson Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1967.

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.

Access Points

Germany. Luftwaffe.
Armies--Equipment.
Military supplies.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
Germany.


Container List

 

Three canisters

 

Rations: hardtack, dextrose tablets, chocolate, cigarettes and matches

 

Medical supplies and three hand-held flares

 

Flare gun (VERY pistol) with cartridges

 

German Navy Rank, Specialty, and Corps insignia

 

Army and Air Force national insignia - Breast Eagles

 

German Navy National insignia - Breast Eagles - Army Style

 

German Navy National insignia - Breast Eagles (summer uniform)

 

German Army National Insignia - Breast Eagles (summer cotton rock)

 

German Navy National Insignia Fatigue Corps

 

Golden Blue - sea on winter dress

 

Golden khaki - summer army type uniform

 

German Navy - stretcher bearer armband

 

Nazi Party

 

Armband - Labor Service Organization "Todt"

 

Armband - worn by all civilian party organizations

 

German Army horse gas mask (#1)

 

Tank marker (long plastic strip - red and black coloring) used by U.S. forces to mark captured enemy tanks to identify them as in friendly hands (#2)

 

German Army

 

Combination spoon and fork (#3)

 

Field stove (Sterno type) with extra box of fuel tablets (#4)

 

Gloves for handling barbed wire (#6)

 

Unidentified-1 black and 1 orange round box - food containers (#7)

 

German Forces - spark plug in rubber package (#8)

 

Imperial German Army - regimental flag pole marker, possibly from Imperial Guards Regiment (#9)

 

National (German) war flag - represents one used as national colors only during time of war. Peace flag - red with black swastika on white circle (this is not a military flag) (#10)

 

Dunhill fluidless lighter - extremely unpopular with U.S. troops, who preferred Zippos (#11)

 

Two orange bottles - used to contain anti-gas ointment (#12)

 

Memorabilia

 

German Luftwaffe survival kit (used by bomber and transport crews forced down on land or sea)

 

Two shooting tables - field artillery (#5)