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World War ii
Eric L Wesson
Carroll P Hungate
Time to Study Lessons Learned in War
May 2, 2003
A look at what the Iraqi War taught America. Includes a chart comparing U.S. war causualties, length of days, and total number of military in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam...
Soldiers Buried in Kansas City, Missouri: Revolutionary War Through Korean War
Lists with brief descriptions of war veterans buried in Kansas City starting with the first American war, the Revolutionary.
SC68 Gold Star Mothers Legion Scrapbook Finding Aid
The Gold Star Mothers of Kansas City began in 1945 when Mrs. Myra Willock first called together a group of 10 mothers after her son lost his life in World War II. Initially they met to encourage and comfort...
Robert Dale Ainsworth
March 1, 1955
Obituary for Robert Dale Ainsworth, or Robert Ainsworth, dying on March 1, 1955, a veteran pilot of World War II and the Korean War.
Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport
Photo and history of Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport, established in 1941 as the Grandview Airport "as an auxiliary airport for the Olathe Naval Air Station" in Grandview, Missouri, named for Lieutenant...
Remembering 'Forgotten' War
September 29, 2011
Photograph and article about the dedication of the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial located in Washington Square Park, Kansas City, Missouri. The memorial is a result of the efforts of James Shultz,...
Primaries: Victory for Symington
Article about the senatorial election of W. Stuart Symington of Missouri, "Harry S. Truman's favorite troubleshooter" as the President's advisor before the Korean War, with photo and description of his...
Park Board OKs Site for a Korean War Memorial
November 21, 2007
Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners approved a project to create a memorial for Missourians who died in the Korean War in Washington Square Park, near Union Station. "The design by...
History of military medicine inside and originating out of the Kansas City area, starting with World War I Base Hospital Unit Number 28 in France and including the local civil defense program and medicine...
Contains newspaper articles about the Korean War and the Center for the Study of the Korean War located at 1401 W. Truman Road, Independence.
Clippings from the Kansas City Star and Times about the Korean War of the early 1950s.
Photos and multiple articles about Jim Leedy, "professor of sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute" and winner of "the first Thomas Hart Benton Award" there in 1975. Description of his life and career,...
Impact of the Korean War on Kansas City
Photo and article about the impact of the Korean War on Kansas City in the early 1950s. Mentions decrease of unemployment through increased local manufacturing industry, reactivation of World War II facilities...
Genesis of a Decision: Response to Aggression in Korea.
Compilation of comments made by members of Truman administration describing his actions at beginning of Korean War.
Frank E. Brennan: Leader
Photo and biographical sketch of Frank Brennan, executive and lawyer for the New England Life Insurance Company and liaison between the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce, moving from Saint Louis...
Former Captain of Cruises on Missouri River in KC Dies at 88
October 24, 2014
Obituary for Richard J. Lynn, former owner and operator of the Missouri River Queen riverboat. The author states that Lynn served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and in the U.S. Air Force...
Floyd Edwin Wilhelm
Portrait of Captain Floyd Edwin Wilhelm who was born October 7, 1922 in Jonesboro, Illinois, son of William and Alice Wilhelm. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II for more than four years...
E. Bertram Berkley: Leader
Photo and biographical sketch of E. Bertram Berkley, or Bert Berkley, president of Tension Envelope company, a World War II and Korean War veteran officer and officer of several business and Jewish organizations....
Black General and Wife Killed in Plane Crash
File containing a photo and obituary for General Roscoe Cartwright, "black brigadier general, retired," killed in a plane crash at the age of 55. Native of Kansas City, Kansas serving in World War II,...
Biography of Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), President of the United States (1945-1953)
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