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1st Infantry Division - Memorial in Vicksburg Park

1st Infantry Division - Memorial in Vicksburg Park
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the Memorial in Vicksburg Park honoring the 1st Infantry Division. Topics included but not limited in the correspondence includes: inscription proposals and cost of the Memorial, blueprints, and printed material relating to the siege and defense of Vicksburg. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


1st Infantry Division return to Fort Riley, Kansas

1st Infantry Division return to Fort Riley, Kansas
Date: August 01, 2006
This is a panoramic photograph showing the 1st Infantry Division on the parade grounds during their return to Fort Riley, Kansas.


Army 1st Infantry Division Patch

Army 1st Infantry Division Patch
Date: between 1943 and 1946
United States Army 1st Infantry Division "Big Red One" should patch. Belonged to Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army cartridge belt

Army cartridge belt
Date: between 1943 and 1946
United States Army cartridge belt. Worn by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army duffel bag

Army duffel bag
Date: between 1943 and 1946
U.S. Army duffle bag. Carried by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army first aid kit

Army first aid kit
Date: between 1943 and 1946
United States Army first aid pouch. Used by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army jacket

Army jacket
Date: between 1943 and 1946
U.S. Army Eisenhower-style jacket. Worn by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army leggings

Army leggings
Creator: Nasco Awnings, Inc.
Date: 1942
Pair of United States Army M1938 dismounted leggings. Worn by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army mess kit

Army mess kit
Date: 1944
United States Army mess kit. Used by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Basic Field Manual: First Aid for Soldiers

Basic Field Manual: First Aid for Soldiers
Creator: United States. War Dept.
Date: between 1943 and 1946
Basic Field Manual: First Aid for Soldiers. War Department publication FM 21-11, April 7, 1943. Belonged to Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Basic Field Manual: Infantry Drill Regulations

Basic Field Manual: Infantry Drill Regulations
Creator: United States. War Dept.
Date: between 1943 and 1946
Basic Field Manual: Infantry Drill Regulations. War Department publication FM 22-5, August 4, 1941. Belonged to Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Basic Field Manual: Soldier's Handbook

Basic Field Manual: Soldier's Handbook
Creator: United States. War Dept.
Date: between 1943 and 1946
Basic Field Manual: Soldier's Handbook. War Department publication FM 21-100, July 23, 1941. Belonged to Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


First Infantry Division passing in review at Fort Riley, Kansas

First Infantry Division passing in review at Fort Riley, Kansas
Creator: Atwood, William
Date: June 11, 1960
This is a photograph of the First Infantry Division passing in review at Fort Riley, Kansas.


How to Shoot the U.S. Army Rifle

How to Shoot the U.S. Army Rifle
Creator: Infantry Journal, Inc.
Date: between 1943 and 1946
How to Shoot the U.S. Army Rifle, published by the Infantry Journal, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1943. Belonged to Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Infantry Field Manual: Rifle Company, Rifle Regiment

Infantry Field Manual: Rifle Company, Rifle Regiment
Creator: United States. War Dept.
Date: 1942
Infantry Field Manual: Rifle Company, Rifle Regiment. War Department publication FM 7-10, June 2, 1942. Belonged to Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Jim Sharp, World War II letters

Jim Sharp, World War II letters
Date: 1943-1946
This collection of letters is written by Staff Sergeant Jim Sharp of the 18th infanty regiment of the 1st infantry division to his fiance Marilyn Mitchell and his parents. For more information see the link below to Archives Catalog.


John Lee Meyer, Jr. World War II scrapbook

John Lee Meyer, Jr. World War II scrapbook
Date: 1943-1946
This is a scrapbook compiled by John Lee Meyer, Jr., who served in the First Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F. It contains photographs, maps, newspaper clippings, general orders, and telegrams documenting his training and service during World War II. Wounded on November 29, 1944, Meyer received a Purple Heart. After the war, he participated in the renovation of the courthouse where the Nuremberg trials were held.


Nazi gun-cleaing kit

Nazi gun-cleaing kit
Date: 1937
Nazi gun-cleaning kit. Collected by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Nazi map case

Nazi map case
Date: between 1943 and 1946
Rectangular brown leather Nazi map case. Collected by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Pin-up card

Pin-up card
Creator: International Mutoscope Reel Company
Date: between 1943 and 1946
"A Good Skate" Mutoscope brand pin-up card. Belonged to Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Pipe

Pipe
Date: between 1943 and 1946
German hunter's pipe. Collected by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Possible Enemey Chemical Warfare Agents handbill

Possible Enemey Chemical Warfare Agents handbill
Creator: United States. War Dept.
Date: between 1943 and 1946
Possible Enemy Chemical Warfare Agents. Approved War Department Graphic Training Aid 3-2, January 4, 1944. Belonged to Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Reflections of a "Dogface"

Reflections of a "Dogface"
Creator: Meyer, John L.
Date: 2001
In this reminiscence, John Lee Meyer, Jr. of the First Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, F Company recalls his military service during World War II. Meyer helped construct the courtroom for the Nuremberg Trials in Germany.


Souvenir knife

Souvenir knife
Date: between 1940 and 1945
Souvenir knife made of a piece of shrapnel from the London Blitz. Collected by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


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