Register of the David Wooster King papers

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Title: David Wooster King papers
Date (inclusive): 1914-1971
Collection Number: 72014
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Diary, orders, correspondence, and memorabilia, relating to French and American military operations in World War I, the American consular service in Ethiopia in 1926, and Office of Strategic Services activities in North Africa during World War II.
Creator: King, David Wooster, 1893-
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], David Wooster King papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

1893, July 5 Born, Wickford, R.I.
1914, August Enlisted in French Foreign Legion
1915, October Transferred to 170th French Infantry
1917, November Released by French Army
1918, January 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army
1918, March Assistant to Military Attach, Col. W. F. H. Godsden
1918, December Paris Peace Conference
1919, August Return to United States for demobilization
1920 Calcutta, India
1926 Abyssinia
1935-1945 Lt. Col. AUS OSS Algiers, Tunisia, Italy, Morocco, Washington, New York
1941-1943 Vice Consul and Military Intelligence

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Secret service -- United States
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North
Ethiopia -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Ethiopia
United States. Department of State
United States. Office of Strategic Services

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Personal data (applications, certificates, promotion notifications, etc.)

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American and French awards

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Correspondence 1944-1971

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Military orders, army regulations, recommendations for awards, etc. 1943-1953

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Diary of D. W. King while secretary and interpreter for Consul General Ralph Totten on a United States diplomatic mission to Abyssinia 1926 April-June