WORLD WAR II SCRAPBOOK - CARL AND MARTHA DAVIS
SOURCE: Glenda Major
SIZE: 1 item
SHELVING UNITS: 1 volume
PROCESSING: GEC, 1999
This scrapbook was obtained by Glenda Major from Martha Davis. Mrs. Major in turn donated the scrapbook to the Troup County Archives on November 11, 1991
Mr. Carl O. Davis was a native of LaGrange, Georgia. He married Martha Weaver on May 22, 1937, in LaFayette, Alabama. On December 6, 1943, Davis was called into active duty by the U.S. Army. He was stationed briefly at Ft. McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia, and then sent to Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg , Mississippi for basic training. Mr. Davis remained at Camp Shelby until July 1944 when he was transferred to Ft. Meade in Baltimore, Maryland. Soon afterwards, he was sent to Europe as a member of the 7th Army, 36th Infantry division, 2nd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment. Mr. Davis saw action in France and Germany during the last year of the war. After the war, Mr. Davis returned to his home in LaGrange where Mrs. Davis lived. Mr. Davis was an employee of the Dunson Division of West Point Pepperell. He died on August 31, 1979.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
This collection consists of a scrapbook kept by Carl O. Davis' wife, Martha, during his time of service in the U.S. Army in World War II (December 6, 1943-January 29, 1946). Mrs. Davis maintained the scrapbook in a diary format. She gives personal accounts of her visits to Camp Shelby as well as Mr. Davis' visits to home. Documents found in the scrapbook include personal correspondence (telegrams, postcards, and one letter); souvenirs from Mrs. Davis' visits to her husband and Mr. Davis' service in Europe; newspaper clippings; numerous photographs of Mr. Davis, his friends in the army, and scenes in France and Germany during. A few of these photographs show war damage to Ulm, Germany. The scrapbook also contains a few newspapers published by Mr. Davis' division during WW II.
United States History - European War - 1939-45