Register of the Charles MacArthur Carman, Jedburgh collection

Finding aid prepared by David Jacobs
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Title: Charles MacArthur Carman, Jedburgh collection
Date (inclusive): 1934-1994
Collection Number: 90090
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In English and French
Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 envelope, 2 microfilm reels (5.5 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Reports, orders, letters, writings, printed matter, and audiovisual material, relating to Jedburgh operations carried out by the Office of Strategic Services in 1944, involving parachuting operatives behind German lines in the Netherlands, Belgium and France to effect liaison with local resistance forces. Includes copies of official records of the operations, and subsequent recollections of veterans of the operations. Some materials are photocopies. In part, originals are located in the National Archives and Records Administration.
source: Carman, Charles MacArthur
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

Object Case Mixed Collection Box 9 may not be used without permission; access copies available in Box/Folder 9 : 1. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

Use

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1990.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles MacArthur Carman Jedburgh Collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Alternative Forms of Material Available

Some materials are photocopies. In part, originals are located in the National Archives and Records Administration.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Charles MacArthur Carman collection in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives consists primarily of materials relating to the activities of the Office of Strategic Services in the last phase of World War II, and specifically to the operations of the Jedburgh teams that were parachuted into German-occupied areas of Holland, Belgium, and France in 1944.
The three man Jedburgh teams, which were made up of American, British, Dutch, and French agents, attempted to reinforce and coordinate local resistance activities against German forces in advance of the Allied offensive that followed the Normandy landings in June 1944. They trained and armed resistance forces, undertook sabotage actions, and attacked German troops. A number of Jedburgh team members were killed in action or executed by the Germans.
The bulk of the collection is comprised of photocopies of military records located in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. In addition, there are publications and other materials collected by Charles MacArthur Carman, who was himself a former Jedburgh agent (a member of team Maurice). Many of these concern the history of the French resistance, often at the level of a specific region or town (see Printed Matter series).
In later years, Carman corresponded with other former Jedburgh operatives, and this correspondence, where it appears, is identified. The collection also includes a number of photographs of Jedburgh training exercises and videorecordings of commemorations of the Normandy landings and of Jedburgh operations. Additionally, there are two examples of items carried by Jedburgh operatives, a map and code chart, both printed on silk (see Oversize Materials).

Arrangement

The collection is organized into seven series: Office of Strategic Services File, Printed Matter, Photographs, Sound Recordings, Video Recordings, Oversize Materials, and Microfilm.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements
World War, 1939-1945 -- Netherlands
World War, 1939-1945 -- France
Secret service -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Belgium
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service
United States. Office of Strategic Services
Carman, Charles MacArthur

 

Office of Strategic Services File 1934-1991

Scope and Contents note

Numerical files, Jedburgh "after action" reports, and files relating to specific individuals, arranged separately
 

Numerical files relating to Jedburgh operations 1944-1991

box 1, folder 1

Unnumbered. Letter from John P. Bodnar to Colonel Cheever 1987 December 13

box 1, folder 2

No. 31. "Remembering Jedburgh Team Augustus" by Paul Ausseresses, with accompanying letter to Captain Irwin 1989 October 25

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
box 1, folder 3

No. 32. Printed copy of an obituary of Christopher Blathwayt 1990

box 1, folder 4

No. 33. "Journey of a Jed" by Stanley Cannicott undated

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
box 1, folder 5

No. 34. Holograph excerpt, "Chapitre V--L'évasion," undated, and newsletters published by the organization Amicale du bataillion charollais 1984-1985

box 1, folder 6

No. 36. Guidebook, Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation, Besançon, France undated

box 1, folder 7

No. 37. Printed copy of obituary of Dom Joseph Coombe-Tennant, The Times (London) 1989 November 14

box 1, folder 8

No. 38. Printed copy of Debout les paras 1990 September-October

box 1, folder 9

No. 39. Typescript of memorandum by George A. Schriever 1944 December 4

box 1, folder 10

No. 40. Two letters relating to a memorial fund in honor of Horace W. Fuller 1990

box 1, folder 11

No. 41. Postcard addressed to Charles Carman, with enclosure, an excerpt from Le Finistère dans la guerre 1989 July 31

box 1, folder 12

No. 42. Typescript, "Report on Seventy-five SO Agents (Mostly Jedburghs) Dropped by Parachute into France" undated

box 1, folder 13

No. 131. Photocopy of cartoon by Victor A. Gough, with accompanying biographical information undated

box 1, folder 14

No. 133. Two letters to Charles M. Carman from Wyman W. Irwin, 1990-1991, and typescript of paper by Irwin, "Jedburgh Operations in Southeast France, June 1944--January 1945" 1990 May 14

box 1, folder 15

No. 134. Materials relating to Jedburgh operations sent to Charles M. Carman by Michael R. King. Typescript, "Rapport du Team 'Ian'," 1944 September 26, and correspondence 1991

box 1, folder 16

No. 135. Typescript of thesis by William W. Irwin, "A Special Force: Origin and Development of the Jedburgh Project in Support of Operation Overlord" 1991

box 1, folder 17

No. 136. Printed copy of Le maquis de Beaubery et le bataillon du Charollais by Claude Zeigel 1947

 

No. 137

box 1, folder 18

Typescript of paper by S. J. Lewis, "Jedburgh Team Operations in Support of the 12th Army Group, August 1944" 1987 July

box 1, folder 19

Typescript of translation of "The England Spiel (England Maneouvre)" by J. E. van der Starp 1948

box 2, folder 1

No. 138. Typescript, "The Springing Tigers in France, 1944" by R. G. Loosmore 1985 May

box 2, folder 2

No. 139. Excerpt from Vercors, haut-lieu de France by Pierre Tenant 1966

box 2, folder 3

No. 140. Letter from Henry D. McIntosh to Charles M. Carman, with enclosures 1990 August 27

box 2, folder 4

No. 141. Excerpt from Guide des maquis et hauts-lieux de la Résistance d'Auvergne by Gilles Lévy undated

box 2, folder 5

No. 142. Typescript report on Operation Linnet 1944 August 29

box 2, folder 6

No. 231. Letter from Roger Meuret to Charles M. Carman, with enclosures 1991 May 20

box 2, folder 7

No. 232. Typescript, "Reminiscences of a Junior SOE Officer: C'est magnifique mais ce n'est pas la guerre, or How the 'Maquis' Really Was--for Some" undated

box 2, folder 8

No. 233. Excerpt from Les fougères de la liberté, 1939-1945 by Emilienne Eychenne undated

box 2, folder 9

No. 234. Letter from John M. Olmsted to Charles M. Carman, with enclosure 1990 March 5

box 2, folder 10

No. 235. Typescript, "About the Jedburghs," 1982 Fall, and correspondence relating to citations and awards given to members of Jedburgh teams 1945 April 12

box 2, folder 11

No. 236. Typescript, "Raw Interrogation: 'Fife and Carlow'" 1944 July 28

box 2, folder 12

No. 237. Excerpt from Mémorial de la Résistance en Haute-Savoie undated

box 2, folder 13

No. 238. Contents transferred to Photographs series

box 2, folder 14

No. 239. Letter from Michel Boissarie to Charles M. Carman, with enclosure 1991 June 2

box 2, folder 15

No. 240. Thesis, "The Jedburghs: Combat Operations Conducted in the Finistère Region of Brittany, France from July--September 1944" by Elliot J. Rosner 1990

box 2, folder 16

No. 241. Printed copy of pamphlet, Septembre 1944, le VIe corps U.S. libère Besançon undated

box 2, folder 17

No. 242. Typescript report relating to Jedburgh operation Comet 1944 September 7

 

Jedburgh "after action" reports, and related materials, arranged by name of team or mission 1944-1990

box 2, folder 18

Alan. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 19

Alastair. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 20

Alec. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 21

Alexander. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 22

Alfred. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 23

Ammonia. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 24

Andrew. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 25

Andy. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 26

Anthony. Two typescript reports 1944

box 2, folder 27

Archibald. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 28

Arnold. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 29

Arthur. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 30

Aubrey. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 31

Auguste. Two typescript reports, 1944; one typescript speech, 1984 September 9; and one letter, 1989 October 20

box 2, folder 32

Basil. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 33

Benjamin and Bernard. Typescript 1944

box 2, folder 34

Brian. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 1

Bruce. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 2

Bugatti. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 3

Bunny. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 4

Cecil. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 5

Cedric. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 6

Chloroform. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 7

Chrysler. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 8

Cinnamon. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 9

Citroen. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 10

Clarence. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 11

Claude. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 12

Collodion. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 13

Daniel I. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 14

Daniel II. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 15

Desmond. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 16

Dodge. Two typescript reports 1944

box 3, folder 17

Douglas I and Douglas II. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 18

Dudley. Typescript report, 1944, and typescript manuscript undated

box 3, folder 19

Edward. Two typescript reports 1944

box 3, folder 20

Ephedrine. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 21

Felix. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 22

Francis. Typescript 1944

box 3, folder 23

Frank. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 1

Frederick. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 2

Gavin. Two typescript reports 1944

box 4, folder 3

George I. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 4

George II. Two typescript reports 1944

box 4, folder 5

Gerald. Two typescript reports 1944

box 4, folder 6

Gilbert. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 7

Giles. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 8

Godfrey. Two typescript reports 1944

box 4, folder 9

Gregory. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 10

Guy. Two typescript reports 1944

box 4, folder 11

Hamish. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 12

Harold. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 13

Harry. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 14

Henry. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 15

Hilary. Typescript report 1944.

Scope and Contents note

Also includes a typescript account by E. Mautaint, 1984, and photocopy of a print depicting a monument commemorating team Hilary, 1990
box 4, folder 16

Horace. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 17

Hugh. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 18

Ian. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 19

Ivor. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 20

Jacob. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 21

James. Typescript 1944

box 4, folder 22

Jeremy. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 1

Jim. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 2

John. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 3

Jude. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 4

Julian. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 5

Lee. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 6

Mark. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 7

Martin. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 8

Masque. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 9

Maurice. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 10

Miles. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 11

Minaret. One typescript report, 1944, and one letter, 1944 October 1

box 5, folder 12

Monocle. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 13

Nicholas. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 14

Norman. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 15

Novocaine. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 16

Packard. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 17

Paul. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 18

Philip. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 19

Quentin. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 20

Quinine. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 21

Raymond. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 22

Roderick. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 23

Ronald. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 24

Sceptre. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 25

Scion. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 26

Simon. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 27

Stanley I. Typescript 1944

box 5, folder 28

Stanley II. Two typescript reports 1944

box 5, folder 29

Timothy. Typescript 1944

box 6, folder 1

Tony. Typescript 1944

box 6, folder 2

Veganine. Typescript 1944

box 6, folder 3

Verveine. Typescript 1944

box 6, folder 4

Willys. Typescript 1944

 

Files relating to specific individuals involved in Jedburgh operations 1934-1990

box 6, folder 5

Galbert, Maurice de (nom de guerre, Jacques Le Rocher). Correspondence, identity cards, and pay book 1934-1966

box 6, folder 6

Lajeunesse, Lucien E. Correspondence, identity card, and program 1943-1951

 

Olmsted, John M. Clippings, correspondence and reports

box 6, folder 7

1943

box 6, folder 8-9

1944

box 6, folder 10

1945

box 6, folder 11

1987-1990

box 6, folder 12

Péré, Pierre. Brochure, map, postcard, and reports 1987

 

Printed Matter 1944-1994.

Scope and Contents note

Brochures and leaflets; monographs; and serial issues, arranged alphabetically by physical form
 

Brochures and leaflets

box 6, folder 13

1945-1989

box 7, folder 1

1991-1994

 

Monographs

box 7, folder 2-4

undated.

box 7, folder 5

1944

box 7, folder 6

1945

box 7, folder 7

1948

box 7, folder 8

Serial issues 1994

 

Photographs 1944-1994.

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically
box 7, folder 9

Five prints depicting Jedburgh training exercises, England circa 1944

box 7, folder 10

Four prints depicting Jedburgh training courses, Milton Hall, England circa 1944

Scope and Contents note

(Originally contained in numerical file no. 238)
box 7, folder 11

One print depicting a victory parade, France circa 1944

box 7, folder 12

Two prints depicting the grave of Captain T. A. Mellows, France 1991

box 7, folder 13

Two prints depicting a monument to Captain T. A. Mellows, France 1991

box 7, folder 14

Two prints depicting a street named for Captain T. A. Mellows, France 1991

box 7, folder 15

One print depicting a plaque commemorating Commonwealth soldiers, France 1991

box 7, folder 16

Four prints depicting a ceremony inaugurating a plaque in honor of the Jedburgh operations, United States 1994 January 28

box 10 A.V.

One print depicting General William J. Donovan and Lucien E. Lajeunesse 1944 December 15

box 8

Sound Recordings 1994.

Scope and Contents note

Compact and mini sound cassettes, arranged chronologically
box 8, folder 1

One compact sound cassette, "L'Épopée du Vercors," undated.

box 8, folder 2-5

Four mini sound cassettes containing interviews relating to Jedburgh operations 1994

 

Video Recordings 1994.

Scope and Contents note

VHS videocassettes, arranged chronologically
box 8, folder 1

One VHS videocassette, "Musée de la Résistance Bretonne," undated.

box 8, folder 2

One VHS videocassette labeled "Égletons, E.N.P.I.," 1994

box 8, folder 3

One VHS videocassette labeled "Josselin/ Cöetquidan/Égletons, E.N.P. II," 1994

box 8, folder 4

One VHS videocassette labeled "Neuvic," 1994

box 8, folder 5

One VHS videocassette labeled "Solstice en Provence," 1994

box 8, folder 6

One VHS videocassette labeled "Eliz/Omaha, Running-In," 1994

box 8, folder 7

One VHS videocassette containing footage of the dedication ceremony for a plaque in memory of the Jedburgh operations 1994 January 28

box 8, folder 8

One VHS videocassette containing scenes of the Musée de la Résistance bretonne, St. Marcel, France, and other places associated with the 1944 liberation of France 1994 June-August

box 8, folder 9

One VHS videocassette containing footage of the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Normandy landings 1994 June 5-11

box 8, folder 10

One VHS videocassette labeled "Omaha," 1994 June 6

 

Oversize Materials 1944-1983.

Scope and Contents note

Map, chart, photocopies, brochure, and clippings, arranged by physical form
box 9, folder 1

One map printed on silk depicting regions of Holland, Belgium, France, and Germany (access copy) circa 1944

Access

Originals located in Object Case Mixed Collection Box 9 restricted; access copies available in Box/Folder 9 : 1.
box 9, folder 1

One set of codes printed on silk (access copies only) circa 1944

Access

Originals located in Object Case Mixed Collection Box 9 restricted; access copies available in Box/Folder 9 : 1.
box 9, folder 2

Photocopies of photographs depicting bomb damage at Égletons, France 1944 August

box 9, folder 2

Brochure and clippings relating to the French resistance group Bolambo 1983

 

Microfilm Cabinet Microfilm undated.

Scope and Contents note

Two reels of filmed records from the National Archives of the United States