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Paul A. Atkins, Soldier, World War II Letters

Collection Number: A&M 2934


Letters from Atkins while serving with the First Cavalry, U.S. Army. Atkins was stationed in Australia in 1943, his unit moving to New Guinea in January 1944, the Admiralty Islands in March 1944, and the Philippines in October 1944. He was wounded in the fight for Rizal Stadium in Manila. Letters deal with routine camp life and more rarely with battles in which the unit was engaged. After the war Atkins became a professor of journalism at West Virginia University.


  • Creation: 1943-1945


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1.25 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 ft. 3 in. (3 document cases, 5 in. each))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Paul A. Atkins, Soldier, World War II Letters, 1943-1945
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US