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  • Title: Robert Dark papers
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1964
    Collection Number: 77078
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 5 card file boxes, 6 envelopes, 3 oversize boxes (8.7 linear feet)
    Abstract: Orders, correspondence, speeches, clippings, and photographs, relating to the U.S. Army in the Philippines, 1931-1932, the activities of the 321st Infantry Regiment in the Pacific Theater, 1942-1946, and the invasion of Angaur and Peleliu Island, 1944. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
    Creator: Dark, Robert, 1894-1976.


    The photographic negative file in Boxes 3-7 is restricted. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Dark Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 


    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.

    Biographical Note.

    1894 September Born, North Carolina
    1912 Joined United States Army as a private of the Cavalry branch
    1915 Noncommissioned Officer, Coast Artillery Corps
    1917 Second Lieutenant, Infantry branch
    1917-1919 Served with American Expeditionary Force in France, attained rank of brevet Major
    1931-1932 Served at Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippine Islands
    1932-1933 Served at Vancouver Barracks, Washington
    1941 Colonel, United States Army
    1942-1946 Regimental commander, 321st Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, (1942-1944, trained in continental United States; 1944-1945, fought in Pacific campaigns, 1945-1946, served with occupation troops on Kyushu, Japan).
    1946 Resigned from United States Army.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army--Officers.
    United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 321st.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.
    World War, 1939-1945.