William H. Baker, Jr. papers
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William H. Baker, Jr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Baker, William H., b. 1922.
Title: William H. Baker, Jr. papers
Dates: 1936-1999
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (3 folders)
Identification: MS 2254

Biographical/Historical Note

William H. Baker, Jr. was born on 21 February 1922 in Columbus, Georgia. In 1942 he joined the United States Army and was an officer serving in France during World War II. In 1967, Baker retired from active military service. Baker moved to Savannah, Georgia in 1979 where he became active in various veterans organizations including the Savannah chapters of the Retired Officers Association and the Military Order of the World Wars.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a memoir compiled in 1999 by William H. Baker detailing his career in the military from 1936 to 1967. Also included are photocopies of letters, newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, military orders, and military reports regarding Baker's service in the Army with the 339th Engineer General Service Regiment, the 78th Infantry Division, and the 989th Engineer Treadway Bridge Company during World War II.


Index Terms

Baker, William H., b. 1922.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Letters (correspondence)
Maps (documents)
Memoirs.
Military records.
Photocopies.
Photographs.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

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