Thursday, March 4, 2010

THE GATEWAY CITY GOES TO WAR, 1941-1945: PART IV

30. St. Louis University. In Memoriam [students who sacrificed their lives in World War II]. St. Louis, Mo.: Hilton Printing Co., 1948. (Central-ST 940.92)

Small (2 ¼ by 2 ¾ in.) black-and-white photographs and short, one paragraph biographical sketches of St. Louis University graduates (male and female) who died during World War II. Sketches usually provide name, rank, branch of service, dates of birth and death, and name of nearest relative. Sketches sometimes include short account of soldier's death, and any decorations awarded for man's actions during that engagement.

31. Temple Israel in World War II, 1941-1945. Saint Louis (Mo.): 1946. (Central-ST 940.92)

A list of Temple Israel congregation members who served in the armed forces during World War II. The booklet consists of three sections: the first lists men who were killed during the war or are listed as missing in action, and includes a large black-and-white photo of each man. The second is a "Temple Israel Armed Forces Roll Call, 1941-1945," that lists each congregation member who served in the armed forces or Merchant Marine during World War II. The book concludes with a list of all Temple Israel congregation members (October 1946). The list of men killed or missing in includes name, status, dates of birth and death, branch of service, rank, and decorations. The "Temple Israel Roll Call" lists name, street address, branch of service, rank, and decorations. The list of current congregation members lists name only.

32. Tracy, Walter P. St. Louis Leadership, 1944. St. Louis, Mo.: W. Tracy, 1944. (Central-HG-L, ST 920.07)

A biographical dictionary of leading St. Louis business and professional men. Biographical sketches are mostly one page in length, and a full-page black-and-white photograph accompanies each sketch.

33. United States. Navy Department. Office of Information. Combat Connected Naval Casualties, World War II, by States. Washington, D. C.: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1946. 2 vols. (Central-HG 940.92)

A list by state of residence of all combat-related casualties in the U. S. Navy, U. S. Marine Corps, and U. S. Coast Guard. Illinois and Missouri casualties are listed in volume 1.

34. United States. Navy Department. Office of Information. Casualty Records Section. Non-combat Dead: Missouri 534. Washington, D.C.: The Navy Department, 1948. (Central-ST Oversize 940.5467778)

A list of World War II U. S. Navy personnel from Missouri (534 total) who died during the war due to all non-combat related causes.

35. United States. Navy Department. Office of Information. Casualty Records Section. State Summary of War Casualties, Missouri. Washington, D. C.: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1946. (Central-ST 940.5467778)

A list of all World War II U. S. Navy personnel who died during the war of all causes, both combat-related and otherwise.

36. Washington University. The Contribution Made by Washington University in the Study and Development of Atomic Energy. St. Louis: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1945. (Central-ST 541.2)

Includes an article by Arthur H. Compton entitled "I Saw the Birth of Atomic Power," and an article entitled "The Role of Washington University in the Development of the Atomic Bomb." Concludes with a list of Washington University personnel involved in the Manhattan Project.

37. Webb, Henry W. The Story of Jefferson Barracks/ as compiled and edited by Major Henry W. Webb, Air Corps Public Relations Officer, 1942-43-44. St. Louis: Self-published, 1944. (Central-HG-L, ST, Co 977.8)

A chronological history of Jefferson Barracks. The chronology actually begins in 1762, and includes information on Jefferson Barracks' predecessor forts in the metro-area. The chronology covers through March 1, 1944.

38. World War II Memorial Committee (Saint Louis, Mo.). List of World War II Dead for Court of Honor; Total, 2573. Saint Louis, Mo.: The Committee, 1946. (Central-ST Oversize 940.5467778)

A list of names of World War II casualties (2,573 total- all services) from the city of St. Louis compiled prior to the dedication of the Court of Honor at Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis.

Compiled by: Thomas A. Pearson
Special Collections Department
St. Louis Public Library

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