Preliminary Inventory of the Elmer E. Wilson collection

Finding aid prepared by Mrs. Elmer E. Wilson
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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© 2000


Title: Elmer E. Wilson collection
Date (inclusive): circa 1939-1945
Collection Number: 67004
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 2 cubic foot boxes, memorabilia (3.0 linear feet)
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.
Creator: Wilson, Elmer E.

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elmer E. Wilson collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], 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 https://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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Box 1

Pre-Induction Training Conference 1943

Box 1

6 photographs depicting liberation of Paris August 1944

 

Three canisters

Box 3

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

Box 3

Medical supplies and three hand-held flares

Box 3

Heat source, stay awake pills, bottle with cork

Box 4

Flare gun (VERY pistol) with cartridges

 

German Navy Rank, Specialty, and Corps insignia

Box 1

German Navy Corps Insignia patches

Box 1

German Army Corps Insignia patches

Box 2

Army and Air Force national insignia - Breast Eagles

Box 2

German Navy National insignia - Breast Eagles - Army Style

Box 2

German Navy National insignia - Breast Eagles (summer uniform)

Box 2

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

Box 2

German Navy National Insignia Fatigue Corps

Box 2

Golden Blue - sea on winter dress

Box 2

Golden khaki - summer army type uniform

Box 4

German Navy - stretcher bearer armband

Box 4

Nazi Party

Box 4

Armband - Labor Service Organization "Todt"

Box 4

Armband - worn by all civilian party organizations

Box 4

Armbands, patches, and cap ribbon

Box 3

German Army horse gas mask (#1)

Box 2

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

Box 4

Combination spoon and fork (#3)

Box 4

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

Box 4

Gloves for handling barbed wire (#6)

Box 2

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

Box 2

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

Box 3

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

Box 4

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)

Box 3

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

Box 4

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

Box 4

German officer's underwear

Box 2

Spectacles to be put on a gas mask

On shelf

Memorabilia

 

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

 

Two shooting tables - field artillery (#5)