William D. Saffold papers
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William D. Saffold papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Saffold, William D., 1919-1978.
Title: William D. Saffold papers
Dates: 1941-1946
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1153

Biographical/Historical Note

William D. Saffold (1919-1978) lived in Chatham County, Georgia. He enlisted in the United States Army for service during World War II on January 16, 1941 at Fort McPherson in Atlanta.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of William D. Saffold's papers pertaining to his service during World War II. Included are an order to report for induction into the army, a temporary promotion certificate, Saffold's immunization record, a movement control order, and a paper related to the Presidential Citation to the 1st Air Commando Group, Burma Theatre. Also included is a letter from Jacob L. Devers to William D. Saffold, written from Washington, D.C., 1945; the letter thanks Saffold for his services during the war. These papers are photocopies.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Orders (military records)
Saffold, William D., 1919-1978.
World War, 1939-1945.

Location of Originals

The original papers were in the possession of William D. Saffold in 1978.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], William D. Saffold papers, MS 1153, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of William D. Saffold, 1978.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Item 1: Order to report for induction into the Army. Chatham County, Ga., 1941 January 7 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 2: Temporary promotion certificate. Atlanta, Ga., 1942 May 4 ( 1.0 p. )
The promotion was from Private First Class to Corporal.


1Item 3: Immunization record, 1943 ( 2.0 p. )
Dated August through October 1943.
Item 4: Movement control order #2, 1945 August 25 ( 3.0 p. )


1Item 5: Paper related to the Presidential Citation to the 1st Air Commando Group, Burma Theatre. Burma, 1945 September 5 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 6: Jacob L. Devers to William D. Saffold. Washington, D.C., 1945 December 20 ( 1.0 p. )
Form letter thanking Saffold for his services during the war.