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George W. Wilson papers

Guide to the George W. Wilson papers

Collection number: HMC-0978.
Creator: Wilson, George W.
Title: George W. Wilson papers.
Date: 1944.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs and a certificate from a WWII serviceman stationed in the Aleutians.

Biographical note:
George W. Wilson was a U. S. Army soldier who served in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

Collection description:
The collection consists of photographs and a certificate from George W. Wilson’s service in the Aleutians during World War II. The collection contains: 11 black and white prints; a black and white photographic print of an illustrated certificate awarded to Wilson entitled “The Distinguished Sleeping Cross.” Subjects of the photographs include soldiers in winter clothing with rifles, military landing craft on a beach, aircraft, and island scenery. The certificate was awarded to Wilson for having completed 10,000 hours of sack time while serving in the Aleutian Islands by the command of General Lee Alwin.

Arrangement: The photographs appear to be in no particular order.

Digitized copies: The certificate has been digitized and placed online in the Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright status of collection materials is unknown.

Preferred citation: George W. Wilson papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The Archives purchased the collection at internet auction in 2007.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. The guide to the collection was updated to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2015.

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