Frederick William Mingledorff, Jr. family papers
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Frederick William Mingledorff, Jr. family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Mingledorff, Frederick William, approximately 1925-
Title: Frederick William Mingledorff, Jr. family papers
Dates: 1849-circa 2000s
Extent: 2.0 cubic feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 1991

Biographical/Historical Note

Frederick William Mingledorff, Jr. was born circa 1925 in Savannah, Georgia and grew up in Hinesville where his family owned a Ford dealership. In 1941 he enrolled in North Georgia College in Dahlonega after his graduation from the Bradwell Institute. While at North Georgia College he took the compulsory military training. A year later he transferred to Furman University, later joining the United States Marine Corps in 1943. He was stationed in Guam with Company A, Fourth Amphibian Tractor Battalion, 3rd Amphibious Corps, during World War II. While in Guam he contracted malaria and dysentery sending him to a hospital ship while the rest of his unit was sent to Iwo Jima. In March of 1945 Fred was discharged and returned to Georgia. He enrolled in the University of Georgia earning a business degree in 1948. He married his wife, Patty, and remained active with the Hinesville American Legion, the Disabled American Veteran Association and the Marine Corps Birthday Ball.

Frederick William Mingledorff, Sr. was married to Inez E. Mingledorff and lived in Liberty County, Georgia. He served in the United States Army during World War I in Battery D of the 61st Artillery (Coast Artillery Corps). This group was organized in March 1918 at Ft. Moultrie, South Carolina from existing regular Army units and companies from Georgia and South Carolina. They traveled overseas in July 1918 and returned to the United States in February 1919 when the unit was demobilized.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Mingledorff family deeds of Georgia land dating from 1849 to the mid-twentieth century and military papers and memorabilia of Fred William Mingledorff, Jr. and Fred William Mingledorff, Sr. dating from circa 1918 to the 1940s. Military materials include photographs of the Mingledorff's units, photographs of soldiers landing on Guam on D-day, World War I era postcards of France, and WWII correspondence. Also included are DVDs of World War II films and documentaries. Collection materials date from 1849 to 2000s.


This collection is arranged into 1 box and 1 oversize folder:

Box 1: WWI and WWII photographs, military records, postcards, scrapbook, artifacts, DVDs, and deeds, 1849-2000s; and

Oversize folder 1: WWI era panoramic photograph of Battery D, 61st CAC, circa 1918.

Box 2: Addendum. WWII correspondence, including V-Mail, arranged chronologically, 1943-1945; two photographs of WWII scenes; Saturday Evening Post "Island Life", December 23, 1944; Marine Corps Gazette, photo spread "Kwajalein"; photocopy of a group photo of 750th Platoon, 1943, identifications on the back; clippings on Frederick Mingledorff, Jr., 1995; Bonhomie 1943, yearbook for Furman University.

Index Terms

Artifacts (object genre)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Letters (correspondence)
Military records.
Mingledorff family.
Mingledorff, Frederick William, 1896-1979.
Mingledorff, Frederick William, approximately 1925-
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945--Photography.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The 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.

Separated Material

Artifacts were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Artifacts Collection. Search the Digital Image Catalog for further information.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.