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Description
This collection contains correspondence written by Second Lieutenant Harold J. Glickman to his sister, Frances Glickman Schweitzer, and mother, Leah Glickman, from the South Pacific during the Second World War. Also included are two photographs of Lt. Glickman and his headstone.
Background
The cover letter that accompanied this collection stated that 2nd Lt. Harold J. Glickman was killed by German bombers, a story remembered by the donor's wife told by the donor's mother. This is inaccurate as 2nd Lt. Glickman and the 9th General Hospital were deployed to the South Pacific for the duration of their existence during the war. The 9th General Hospital was a unit formed in New York out of doctors and nurses from New York medical institutions and Cornell University Medical that trained outside of Boston and was deployed to Australia, then islands near Papua New Guinea. It is unknown with which branch of the military this the 9th General Hospital belonged. The unit was disbanded in 1945. 2nd Lt. Glickman was killed on December 22, 1943.
Extent
0.05 Linear Feet (2 folders)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.
Availability
This collection is open for research.