The Longest Day: Initial Research – OHIO University Libraries

 


Box 1

  • Folder 1
    • Original outline, Ryan to William Buckley, CTL, Nov 19, 1957 (3p.).
  • Folder 2
    • Newspaper and military bulletin advertisements for D-Day veterans (3 items: 8p.; c.2 xerox, 8p.).
  • Folder 3
    • Letters, notes, and telegrams between Ryan (Europe) and Ward and Lang (NY Reader’s Digest), June 17- July 30, 1958 (22 items; 39p.).
  • Folder 4
    • Letters, notes, and telegrams between Ryan (Europe) and Panitza (Germany) and Revay (France), April 25, 1958-March 10, 1959 (29 items; 53p.).
  • Folder 5
    • Letters, notes, and telegrams between Ryan and Isaacs (NY Reader’s Digest), May 7, 1958- April 15, 1959 (49 items; 79 p.).
  • Folder 6
    • Letters, notes, and telegrams between Ryan and Reader’s Digest (Pleasantville, NY), November 22, 1957- August 13, 1958 (11 items; 17p.).
  • Folder 7
    • Correspondence from American veterans (131p.; 1 photograph).
  • Folder 8
    • Rosters of American personnel (6 items; 15.).
  • Folder 9
    • Master lists of American questionnaires sent and returned, interviews held (13 items; 103p.; c.2 carbon, 53p.).
  • Folder 10
    • Dead files- questionnaires not answered or non-participant (50 items; 52p.; c.2-3 Ts carbon, 80p.).
  • Folder 11
    • Schedules, notes, and lists concerning interviews (30p.).

Box 2

  • Folder 1
    • Letters, telegrams, inventories, lists, and rosters between Ryan/staff and the Departments of the Army and Navy, April 14,1958- September 2, 1958 (45 items; 60p.).
    • letter John Toland to Ryan, TNS, June 15, 1958 (1p.).
  • Folder 2
    • Lists and rosters of American and German personnel and units (14 items; 108p.).

Correspondence from Americans not in D-Day

  • Folder 3
    • Abrams, Brig Gen Creighton,Letter to Ward, TLS, May 13, 1958 (1p.),
    • Letter to Ryan, TLS, July 9, 1958 (1p.)
  • Folder 4
    • Anderson, Lt A.R., Letter Ward to Anderson, TL carbon, July 29, 1958 (1p.).
  • Folder 5
    • Collins, Gen J. Lawton, Letter to Ward, TLS, May 9, 1958 (1p.).
  • Folder 6
    • Davey, John A., Questionnaire (holo, 3p.).
  • Folder 7
    • Eddy, Gen Manton S., Questionnaire (holo, 2p.),
    • Letter to Ward, TLS, May 21, 1958 (1p.),
    • Medal Citation (photostat, 1p.).
  • Folder 8
    • Gerow, Gen Leonard T., Letter to Ward, ALS, May 11, 1958 (1p.).
  • Folder 9
    • Gibbs, Col George W., Letter to Ward, TLS, May 13, 1958 (1p.; c.2 carbon, 1p.).
  • Folder 10
    • Heck, Richard C., Letter to Ward, TLS, August 1, 1958 (2p.).
  • Folder 11
    • Huebner, Lt Gen C.P., Letter to Ward, TLS, May 22, 1958 (1p.).
  • Folder 12
    • Hutchinson, Lt George F., Letter to Ward, ALS, August 5, 1958 (1p.).
  • Folder 13
    • Lang, SSG James H., Questionnaire (Ts, 7p.),
    • Questionnaire synopsis (Ts, 1p.),
    • Postcard to Ryan, TNS, March 31, 1958 (1p.).
  • Folder 14
    • McLaughlin, Amos M., Letter Ward to McLaughlin, TL carbon, July 29, 1958 (1p.).
  • Folder 15
    • Reckord, Maj Gen Milton A., Questionnaire (Ts, 2p.),
    • Letter to Ward, TLS, April 2, 1958 (1p.),
    • Letter to Ward, TLS, April 23, 1958 (1p.),
    • Letter to Ward, TLS, May 9, 1958 (1p.),
    • Roster (Ts, 1p., holo, 1p.; c.2 carbon, 1p.).
  • Folder 16
    • Rizzo, Capt Victor P., Letter to Ward, TLS, April 16, 1958 (1p.; c.2 carbon, 1p.),
    • Poetry (Ts carbon, 2p.).
  • Folder 17
    • Schwirtz, Pvt Vincent C., Questionnaire (holo, 2p.),
    • Letter to Ward, ALS, June 1, 1958 (1p.).
  • Folder 18
    • Unger, Capt E., Notes (Ts, 1p., holo, 1p.).
  • Folder 19
    • Van de Voort, Lt Col Leo D., Letter to Ward, TLS, May 19, 1958 (1p.),
    • Medal Citation (photostat, 1p.).
  • Folder 20
    • Wyman, Gen W.G., Letter to Ward, TLS, May 20, 1958 (1p.),
    • Medal Citation (photostat, 1p.).

Americans not in D-Day, listed in book.

  • Folder 21
    • Harper, Col J.R., Letter to editor, ALS, October 21, 1958 (3p.),  Photograph, ca. 1945 (1 item).
    • Payne, Lt Winslow C., Questionnaire (holo,6p.),  Letter to Ward, ALS, June 1, 1958 (2p.).
    • Ormsbee, Charles F., Questionnaire, (Ts, 3p.).
    • Swatosh, Maj Robert B., Questionnaire,(Ts, 3p.).
    • McCall, Capt Hobby H., Questionnaire, (holo, 3p.).

Miscellaneous American Correspondence.

  • Folder 22
    • Altick, Harold K., Letters (2 items: holo, 4p.).
  • Folder 23
    • Crouch, Kenneth E., Letters (4 items: Ts, 8p.),
    • Roster (Ts, 1p.; c.2 carbon, 1p.).
  • Folder 24
    • Guthrie, Thurmon P., Letters (2 items: Ts, 2p.).
  • Folder 25
    • Harwood, Jonathan H., Letters (3 items: holo, 5p., Ts with holo revisions, 2p.),
    • Summary of life of Capt J.H. Harwood, Jr (Ts carbon, 2p.).  *partial dictaphone belt.
  • Folder 26
    • Von Luttichau, Charles V.P., Letter to Ryan, ALS, June 5, 1958 (1p.),
    • Letter to Ward, TLS, June 10, 1958 (1p., holo, 1p.),
    • Letter Ryan to Von Luttichau, TL carbon, Sept 5, 1958 (1p.)
    • Letter to Ryan, TLS with holo addition, Oct 13, 1958 (1p.).
  • Folder 27
    • Pattulo, A.R., Letters (2 items: Ts, 3p.).

Hit Tunes of 1944.

  • Folder 28
    • “I Double Dare You” (sheet music, 6p.; 2 copies),
    • Altered lyrics to “I Double Dare You” (holo, 1p.; Ts version, 1p.; c.2-4 Ts carbon, 1p.),
    • Lyrics to songs (Ts, 1p.).
  • Folder 29
    • British correspondence, May 11, 1958- Aug 26, 1958 (10 items: 20p.).

Canadian Correspondence

  • Folder 30
    • Letters and notes between Ward (U.S.) and MacKay (Canada), July 15, 1958- Jan 27, 1959 (18 items: 24p.).
  • Folder 31
    • Hickson, A.E., Letter to Ward, ALS, Oct 6, 1958 (1p.).
  • Folder 32
    • Hundevad, John, Letters (6 items: 12p.).
  • Folder 33
    • Milroy, Lt Col W.A. and Stacey, Col C.P.
    • Letters (4 items: 6p.).
  • Folder 34
    • London TIMES, June 4, 6-8, 1944 (4 items).
  • Folder 35
    • Newspaper and magazine articles from 1958 (5 items: 17p.).

Book Excerpts and Journal Articles

Box 3

  • Folder 1
    • “Anti-Invasion: The Normandy Battles from the Enemy Side”, R.A.C.,JOURNAL, v.4, #1 (pp. 4-11 as Ts, 16p.; c.2 xerox, 16p.).
  • Folder 2
    • Assman, Rear Admiral Kurt, “Normandy, 1944”, THE FORCES MAGAZINE, Mar 1955 (pp. 44-50 as Ts, 21p; c.2 xerox, 21p.).
  • Folder 3
    • “Battalion and Small Unit Study Number 9 (Cassidy’s Battalion)”, History Section, European Theater of Operations, ca. 1945 (60p.; c.2 xerox, 60p.).
  • Folder 4
    • Best, Wing Commander Norman,”We went on D-Day”, RADAR BULLETIN, June 1945 (pp. 4-6 as Ts, 6p.; c.2 xerox, 6p.).
  • Folder 5
    • Blond, Georges, LA DEBARQUEMENT 6 JUIN 1944 (synopsis of ch. 15, Ts, 2p.; c.2 xerox, 2p.).
  • Folder 6
    • Bowering, Cliff, “This Was D-Day”, THE LEGIONARY, v. 29, #1, June 1954 (pp. 5-7 as Ts, 4p.; c.2 xerox, 4p.).
  • Folder 7
    • CANADA’S BATTLE IN NORMANDY (pp. 36-37, 45-61 as Ts, 14p.; c.2 xerox, 14p.).
  • Folder 8
    • Chaplin, W.W., THE 52 DAYS (pp. 186, 281, 293-294 of THE LONGEST DAY, manuscript, Ts, 2p., Ts carbon, 6p.).
  • Folder 9
    • Clay, Maj Ewart W., THE PATH OF THE 50TH (ch. 19, pp. 238-245 as Ts, 12p.; c.2 xerox, 12p.).
  • Folder 10
    • Coker, Lt (jg) Coit N., “Fire Control on Omaha Beach”, THE FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL, UNITED STATES, Sept 1946 (pp. 530-532 as Ts, 8p.; c.2 carbon, 8p.; c.3-4 xerox, 8p.).
  • Folder 11
    • “D-Day”, THE EAGLE, GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT, v.2, #10 (pp. 33-43 as Ts, 24p.; c.2 xerox, 24p.).
  • Folder 12
    • Danckwerts, P.V., “King Red and Co”, R.A.C. JOURNAL, v.1, July 1946- Oct 1947 (pp. 186-195 as Ts, 18p; c.2 xerox, 18p.).
  • Folder 13
    • Gale, Lt Gen R.N., WITH THE 6TH AIRBORNE DIVISION IN NORMANDY (pp. 53-54, 59-61, 72-88 as Ts, 26p.; c.2 xerox, 26p.).
  • Folder 14
    • Gill, Ronald and John Groves, CLUB ROUTE IN EUROPE (pp. 15, 17-22 as Ts, 6p.; c.2 xerox, 6p.).
  • Folder 15
    • Gunning, Hugh, BORDERERS IN BATTLE: THE WAR STORY OF THE KING’S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS 1939-1945 (ch. 11ff as Ts, 11p.; c.2 xerox, 11p.).
  • Folder 16
    • “Hitting the Beaches”, ARMOR, v.60-61, 1951-1952 (pp. 14-21 as Ts, 21p.; c.2 xerox, 21p.).
  • Folder 17
    • Holman, Gordon, STAND BY TO BEACH (excerpts from pp. 37-88 as Ts, 30p.; c.2 xerox, 30p.).
  • Folder 18
    • Jackson, Lt Col G.S., OPERATIONS OF EIGHTH CORPS (p. 15 as Ts, 2p.; c.2 xerox, 2p.).
  • Folder 19
    • Lockhart, Sir Robert B., COMES THE RECKONING (p. 306 as TS, 3p.; c.2 xerox, 3p.).
  • Folder 20
    • Lockhart, Sir Robert B.,THE MARINES WERE THERE (ch. 4-5 as Ts, 20p.; c.2 xerox, 20p.).
  • Folder 21
    • Lowman, Maj F.H., “Dropping into Normandy”, OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKS LIGHT INFANTRY JOURNAL, Jan 1951 (pp. 159-160 as Ts, 6p.; c.2 xerox, 6p.).
  • Folder 22
    • Madden, Capt J.R., “Ex Coelis”, CANADIAN ARMY JOURNAL, v.11, #1 (pp. 50-59 as Ts, 14p.; c.2 xerox, 14p.).
  • Folder 23
    • Millar, Ian A.L., Questionnaire (holo, 3p.; c.2 xerox, 3p.), THE STORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN DENTAL CORPS (pp. 234-240 as Ts, 5p.; c.2 xerox, 5p.).
  • Folder 24
    • “Naval Bombardment”, JOURNAL OF THE HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY, v.23, #244, Aug
    • FolderSept 1946 (pp. 216-220 as Ts, 10p.; c.2 xerox, 10p.).
  • Folder 25
    • Nicholson, Lt Col G.W.L., “The First Canadian Parachute Battalion in Normandy”, CANADIAN ARMY JOURNAL, v.5, Nov 1951 (pp. 30-36 as Ts, 12p.; c.2 carbon, 12p.; c.3-4 Ts xerox, 12p.).
  • Folder 26
    • Nightingale, Lt Col P.R., A HISTORY OF THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT (DUKE OF YORK’S OWN) IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945 (pp. 177, 179 as Ts. 1p.; c.2 xerox, 1p.).
  • Folder 27
    • North, John, NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-1945 (pp. 40-51 as Ts, 15p.; c.2 xerox, 15p.).

Box 4

  • Folder 1
    • Otway, Terence, THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945: AIRBORNE FORCES (pp. 172ff, 429ff as Ts, 27p.; c.2 xerox, 27p.),
    • Book synopsis (holo, 10p.; Ts version, 4p.; c.2 Ts xerox, 4p.),
    • Letter Otway to Isaacs, TL (copy), Apr 24, 1959 (1p.).
  • Folder 2
    • RED DEVILS (by members of the 224th Parachute Field Ambulance), (pp. 1-24, 28, xerox; c.2 photostat).
  • Folder 3
    • Roberts, Derek M., CLASH BY NIGHT (pp. 85, 90-104 as Ts, 21p.; c.2 xerox, 21p.).
  • Folder 4
    • Salmond, J.B., THE HISTORY OF THE 51ST HIGHLAND DIVISION 1939-1945 (pp. 138-139 as Ts, 3p.; c.2 xerox, 3p.).
  • Folder 5
    • Samain, Bryon, COMMANDO MEN (pp. 1-4 as Ts, 14p.; c.2 xerox, 14p.).
  • Folder 6
    • Saunders, Hilary St George, THE RED BERET (pp. 69-85, photostat; c.2 photostat xerox).
  • Folder 7
    • Von Schweppenburg, Gen Baron Leo G., “Invasion Without Laurels”, AN COSANTOIR, v.9, 1949 (pt.1: pp. 574-581, pt.2: pp. 5-14 as Ts, 34 p.; c.2 xerox, 34p.).
  • Folder 8
    • Synge, Capt W.A.T., THE STORY OF THE GREEN HOWARDS 1939-1945 (section covering June 6, 1944 as Ts, 7p.; c.2 xerox, 7p.).
  • Folder 9
    • Waldron, Tom and James Gleason, THE FROGMEN (ch. 7 as Ts, 15p.; c.2 xerox, 15p.).
  • Folder 10
    • Watney, John, THE ENEMY WITHIN (pp. 73, 87 as Ts 8p.; c.2 carbon, 8p.; c. 3-4 xerox, 8p.),
    • Letter to Ryan, TLS, May 27, 1958 (1p.; c.2 xerox, 1p.),
    • Letter to Isaacs, TNS, June 3, 1958 (1p.; c.2 xerox, 1p.).
  • Folder 11
    • Young, Lt Col Peter, STORM FROM THE SEA (pp. 142ff as Ts, 15p.; c.2 xerox, 15p.).
  • Folder 12
    • French BBC broadcast scripts, June 4-6, 1944 (French, photostat, 122p; English translations, Ts, 6p.).
  • Folder 13
    • “Battle Studies”, Historical Division, U.S. Army, European Command, June 3, 1949 (220p.).
    • “United States Army Europe 1949,” Public Information Division, U.S. Army, European Command (24p.).

Book Sections

Box 5

  • Folder 1
    • DOUGHBOY CHAPLIN (pp. 146-169, photostat).
    • ALL AMERICANS ALL OVER (pp. 11-25, photostat).
    • U.S. ARMY TRANSPORTATION CORPS (pp. 14-25, photostat).
    • PARATROOPER PADRE (pp. 43-55, photostat).
    • 29TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION (pp. 81-86, photostat).
    • THE CANADIAN ARMY 1939-1945 (pp. 168-185, photostat).
    • Willoughby, Malcolm F., THE U.S. COAST GUARD IN WORLD WAR II (pp. 238-255, photostat).
    • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945, v.3 (pp. 107-109, photostat).
    • Jacobs, Bruce,HEROES OF THE ARMY (pp. 132-135, photostat).
    • “First U.S. Army Report of Operations Oct 20, 1943- Aug 1, 1944”, THE FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL, UNITED STATES (pp. 39-49, photostat).
    • Harrison, Gordon A., CROSS CHANNEL ATTACK (pp. 22, 39, 50-52, 62-63, 85-87, 95-96, 102- 107, 111-127, 142-149, photostat).
    • V CORPS OPERATIONS IN THE E.T.O. JANUARY 6, 1942- MAY 9, 1945 (pp. 20-68, photostat).
  • Folder 2
    • Newspaper and magazine articles (25 items: 104p.).
  • Folder 3
    • Paris newspaper articles, June 5-6, 1944 (Ts, 5p.; c.2 xerox, 5p.).