ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58202
COLLECTION: OGL #1278 (addition)
DATES: 1944, 1951, 2004
SIZE: 1 folder
ACQUISITION: This addition to the Carleton Elliott Simensen Military Heritage Collection, 164th Infantry Association Records was deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection by Anthony Hannel, San Carlos, California, on February 20, 2004 (Acc.#2004-2669).
ACCESS: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections.
This addition to the Carleton Elliott Simensen Military Heritage Collection, 164th Infantry Association Records consists of material related to a historical discrepancy in the S-2 Journal entry for January 7, 1944. The discrepancy regards the actions of the 1st Battalion of the 164th Infantry during a fire-fight with Japanese troops during the Bougainville Campaign.
Materials include a copy of the original S-2 Journal for that date, as well as a photocopied excerpt from Under the Southern Cross: The Saga of the Americal Division. This book was published in 1951, and is the divisional history for the Americal Division. Anthony Hannel led the patrol that day, and he included a 2004 letter in which he recorded his recollections of the event.
Major differences regard the amount of time the fire-fight lasted, as well as the number of enemy troops killed or wounded. There were also differences in the amount of friendly casualties, as well as how far the patrol advanced before meeting Japanese resistance.
|Original Donation: 1906-1955 & undated [Bulk Dates 1941-1946]|
|1st: 1943-1993||2nd: undated||3rd: undated||4th: 1930s-1997||5th: 1942, 1944|
|6th: 1942-1945, 1962||7th: 1944, 1951, 2004||8th: 1942-1996||9th: 1988||10th: 1994|
|11th: 1949||12th: 1942, undated||13th: 1943-1998||14th: 1942-1996||15th: 1942-1943|
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