Wisconsin in World War II: An Annotated Bibliography

This annotated bibliography contains books that focus on the involvement of Wisconsin men, women, organizations, and communities in World War II, ranging from memoirs and published letters to regimental histories and city honor rolls. It is updated annually and is meant to be as comprehensive as possible. All books are available for use at the WVM Research Center, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or by special appointment, unless marked with an asterisk (*).

The books have been divided into the following categories:

 

SECTION 1 [see other page]

  • Biographies
  • First-Person Accounts
    • China-Burma-India Theater
    • European Theater
    • Pacific Theater
    • Other Theaters

SECTION 2

  • Group Accounts
  • Regimental Histories
  • Return to Civilian Life
  • Service Records & War Casualties
  • Veterans Organizations
  • Wisconsin Home Front
    • Communities
    • Companies & Industry
    • Military Facilities


The WVM Research Center actively seeks to expand its collection of books concerning Wisconsin in World War II and would like to find out about any that are not listed below. If you know of any, please contact Amy O’Shea at (608) 261-5408 or amy.oshea@dva.state.wi.us.

Authors may contact the WVM Gift Shop manager (608) 261-0535 or giftshop.manager@dva.state.wi.us for information about selling a book in the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Gift Shop.


Group Accounts

Anderson, Eric. The veterans project: collected veteran’s stories. Fond du Lac, WI : Woodworth Middle School, 2003. Unpaged.
A collection of brief essays written by middle school students. Veterans included span World War II through the Iraq War. Many are Wisconsin men and women, but there are also biographical sketches about other notable veterans.

The veterans project: collected veteran’s stories. Fond du Lac, WI : Woodworth Middle School, 2004. Unpaged.
A collection of brief essays written by middle school students. Veterans included span World War II through the Iraq War. Many are Wisconsin men and women, but there are also biographical sketches about other notable veterans.

The veterans project: collected veteran’s stories. Fond du Lac, WI : Woodworth Middle School, 2005. Unpaged.
A collection of brief essays written by middle school students. Veterans included span World War II through the Iraq War. Many are Wisconsin men and women, but there are also biographical sketches about other notable veterans.

The veterans project: collected veteran’s stories. Fond du Lac, WI : Woodworth Middle School, 2006. Unpaged.
A collection of brief essays written by middle school students. Veterans included span World War II through the Iraq War. Many are Wisconsin men and women, but there are also biographical sketches about other notable veterans.

The veterans project: collected veteran’s stories. Fond du Lac, WI : Woodworth Middle School, 2007. Unpaged.
A collection of brief essays written by middle school students. Veterans included span World War II through the Iraq War. Many are Wisconsin men and women, but there are also biographical sketches about other notable veterans.

Arendt, Laurie. Back from duty: Ozaukee County’s veterans share their
stories. Cedarburg, WI: Ozaukee County Council of America Legion Posts, 2002. 187 p.
Oral history interviews of veterans conducted by Arendt and students from Ozaukee County. Detailed accounts covering almost every service branch. Also includes interviews from more recent military conflicts.

Back from duty 2: more stories from Ozaukee County’s veterans. Cedarburg, WI: Ozaukee County Council of America Legion Posts, 2005.
A compilation of oral history interviews of veterans living in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, those interviewed reflect service experiences from World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Middle East conflicts. Most interviews are accompanied by a photograph, the tape recorded interviews are available at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

Blackbourn, Mark and Charles Lee. Vivid Memories of War: La Crosse
remembers World War II. La Crosse, WI: Central High School of
La Crosse, 1996. 70 p.
A collection of oral history interviews of La Crosse, Wis. area World War II veterans. There are interviews of home front participation and events including USO Shows, working in war industry, rationing, and visiting military bases. There are also interviews discussing military operations in both the European and Pacific theaters, recreation activities, reminiscences of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and prisoner of war experiences.

Crowe, Kris. Augusta remembers: the greatest generation, a local look
at WWII. S.l.: K. Crowe, 2002. 183 p.
Oral history interviews of Augusta, Wis. World War II veterans conducted by high school seniors. Interviewees include soldiers and home front civilians. Topics covered are military life, the draft, rationing, concentration camps, combat experiences, and Wisconsin during the war.

D.C. Everest Area School District. World War II: stories from our
veterans. Weston, WI: D.C. Everest Area Schools, 2001. 298 p.
A collection of oral history interviews with area World War II veterans conducted by D. C. Everest students. Some interviews have photographs, and there is a discussion of the steps taken to produce the book.

DeRose, John J. Where were you? Our greatest generation: a collection of essays by Whitefish Bay High School students interviewing the WWII generation. Whitefish Bay, WI: Whitefish Bay High School, 2001. 125 p.
A series of essays written by high school students with information gathered from oral history interviews with World War II veterans. Interviews encompass both European and Pacific theaters and represent most service branches.

Frankenstein, Robert H. The Wisconsin connection. Victoria, B.C., Canada: R. Frankenstein, 2005. 140 p.
Summaries of oral history interviews with over 175 Beaver Dam, Wis. World War II veterans. The book covers both the European and Pacific theaters of the war and includes interviews with veterans in most service branches.

Gilpatrick, Kristin. The hero next door: stories from Wisconsin’s World
War II veterans. Oregon, WI: Badger Books, 2000. 232 p.
The stories of fourteen Wisconsin veterans including airmen, bombers, and gunners gathered through oral history interviews.

The hero next door returns: more stories from Wisconsin’s World War II
veterans. Oregon, WI: Badger Books, 2001. 309 p.
Sequel to Gilpatrick’s first book, this work has the stories of fourteen Wisconsin veterans including nurses, pilots, medics, and infantrymen.

McIntosh, James F. Wisconsin at war. Black Earth, WI: Trails Books,
2002. 157 p.
Oral history interviews conducted by Dr. James McIntosh and Mark Van Ells for the Wisconsin Veterans Oral History Project. Although the book encompasses most of the military conflicts in which Wisconsin was involved, the majority of included histories are of World War II veterans.

Maino, John. Frontlines, World War II, personal accounts of Wisconsin veterans. Appleton, WI: J. P. Graphics Inc., 2006. 371 p.
Compiled oral history interviews of Wisconsin World War II veterans. The veterans interviewed tell of most of the major events of World War II including Pearl Harbor, the Bataan Death March, D-Day, and the Battle of the Bulge.

Martin, Adrian R. Brothers from Bataan, POWs, 1942-1945. Manhattan,
KS: Sunflower University Press, 1992. 334 p.
Oral history interviews of Wisconsin military personnel captured at Bataan who endured the Bataan Death March. Topics included are basic training, fighting in the Philippines, capture, survival techniques, and forced labor. Also included are sketches, photographs, and maps of various prisons.

Panasuk, Timothy K. Ojibwa Ogichida: Lac Courte Oreilles warriors of World War Two in historical perspective. Thesis (M.A. in History)--University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1994. 109 p.
The work examines the war time contributions of select men and women from the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation in Northern Wisconsin using oral interviews and published works. Also discussed is the role of the warrior in Ojibwa culture, effects of World War II service, and the treatment of Ojibwa veterans.

Peterson, Lowell. The sun rose clear: stories of WWII. Edited and told by
Lowell Peterson. Appleton, WI: Peterson House, 2002. 287 p.
Includes both oral histories Peterson conducted of area veterans and essays he wrote reflecting on the home front as experienced by a child in northern Wisconsin.

Rawlinson, George. Fox Valley Veterans: A Salute to Hometown Heroism. Elgin, Ill.: State Street Publishing, 2004. 373 p.
Biographical sketches of veterans from the Fox Valley area of Illinois and Wisconsin. Includes the stories of both male and female veterans from World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and two veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A reason to serve: an oral history service-learning project by Slinger H. S.
English students 2008. Slinger, WI: Slinger High School, 2008.
Biographical sketches of veterans from the Slinger, Wis. area based on interviews and research conducted by a Modern American Literature class at Slinger High School. Veterans represented span from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Rokicki, Rayna. Women and World War II: stories of domesticity, opportunity and life during WWII. Wisconsin: Antares Production Co., 2002. 52 p.
Reflections of several Wisconsin women on World War II and its effects on their lives. There are accounts of home front life from women who worked in war industry and women who raised families while spouses were away. Also included are stories of women serving stateside and overseas with the WAACs and WAVEs.

Stulken, Kate. Hometown heroes: stories of Waunakee veterans of World War II, 2004-2005. Waunakee, WI: K. Stulken, 2005. 29 p.
Information about the Waunakee Area Veterans Memorial and reminiscences of area veterans. The stories were originally written and compiled for the Waunakee Area Senior Center Silver Notes.

Hometown heroes 2006: stories of Waunakee Korean War era veterans. Waunakee, WI: K. Stulken, 2006.
Reminiscences of Korean War veterans whose stories originally appeared in the Waunakee Area Senior Center’s Silver Notes. A detailed biography of Jacob Peter Dresen of Cross Plaines who died in the Buna Campaign of WWII.

Stevens, Michael E. Women remember the war, 1941-1945. Madison,
WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1993. 157 p.
Twenty oral history interviews with Wisconsin women highlighting different roles for women during World War II. Topics discussed are factory work, women in the service, raising children while men were overseas, stresses of having a relative overseas, war-related volunteer work, and VJ-Day celebrations.

* War narratives by student-veterans in La Crosse State Teachers College.
S.l.: s.n., 1946. unpaged.

Washington Junior High School (New London, Wis.). Traces of yesterday: a collection of oral history. New London, WI: s.n., 1990s. 97 p.
A collection of oral history interviews which includes two war veterans. Charles Friese who served in the Pacific theater and Harold Strebig who served in the European theater.

Whitefish Bay High School. Where were you? Our greatest generation: a collection of essays. Whitefish Bay, WI: Whitefish Bay High School, 2001. 125 p.
Biographical essays about Whitefish Bay area World War II veterans written by students at Whitefish Bay High School. Both male and female veterans are included and a variety of military theaters are represented.

Wisconsin at war: memories of Pearl Harbor. Wisconsin : Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers, 2001. 116 leaves.
A collection of stories and reminiscences about the attack on Pearl Harbor as it was experienced by Wisconsin men and women. Contains the reminiscences of 94 Pearl Harbor survivors from Wisconsin.


Regimental Histories

32nd Division


Blakeley, Major General H. W. The 32d Infantry Division, World War II.
Madison, WI: Thirty-Second Infantry Division History Commission,
19--. 416 p.
Detailed account of the 32nd Division’s participation in World War II. Individual chapters dedicated to stateside training and individual battles of the Division. Includes information on the Bataan Death March, and rosters from both Wisconsin and Michigan.

Campbell, James. The ghost mountain boys: their epic march and the terrifying battle for New Guinea- the forgotten war of the south pacific. Crown Publishers: New York, 2007. 378 p.
The story of the battle for New Guinea fought by members of the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Division. The unit was lead on a grueling march through the jungles of New Guinea and over the Owen Stanley Mountains.

Carlisle, John M. Red Arrow men: stories about the 32nd Division on the
Villa Verde. Detroit, MI: Arnold-Powers, Inc., 1945. 215 p.
Carlisle, a 32nd Division veteran, interviewed other members of the Division, to compile the accounts in this book. The work focuses on the Villa Verde campaign at Luzon, as an excellent example of the teamwork of the 32nd.

Dopkins, Dale R. The Janesville 99: A Story of the Bataan Death March.
Janesville, WI: D. R. Dopkins, 1981. 45 p.
Story of the 192nd Tank Battalion and the 99 Janesville natives taken prisoner at Bataan. The account provides a roster of the Battalion and the causes of death for the 65 who died during the war.

Jungwirth, Clarence J. Bloody Buna: a picture history. Oshkosh, WI:
C. Jungwirth, 1998. 73 p.
Text of an article entitled “Buna: the Red Arrow Division’s Heart of Darkness” by Tom Doherty, originally appearing in the Wisconsin Magazine of History (44:2, 1993-1994) with photographs from the Australian Armed Forces.

* Lauer, E. T. The 192d Tank Battalion in action during the fall of the
Philippines, 1942. Wauwatosa, WI: E. T. Lauer, 1949. 32 p.

Mol, Catherine. Duchy Dzungli, walki na Nowej Gwinei, 1942-1945. Poland: AJ-Press, 2002. 248 p.
An illustrated history of the New Guinea campaign of World War II with a special emphasis on the 32nd Infantry Division and the Australian troops involved.

Ovans, Phyllis M., ed. 173rd Field Artillery Group: a collection of memoirs.
S.l: s.n., 2003. 165 p.
History of the unit compiled through excerpts from reminiscences of former members. Includes description of basic training, the group’s role at Utah Beach, and the end of the war. Photographs and photocopied manuscript material.

Public Relations Office, 32d Inf. Division. 13,000 hours: combat history of the 32d Inf. Division—World War II. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, n.d. 30 p.
Details the 32nd Division’s participation in World War II, including duties in Australia, battles at Buna, Yalau, Aitape, and Leyte.

Schutt, Donald A. Janesville tankers on Bataan. Thesis (M.S.)—
University of Wisconsin, 1966. 252 p.
The story of the 192nd Tank Battalion of Janesville, Wis. and the fighting in the Philippines. The battalion surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 and it’s members were held in prisoner of war camps until the war’s end.

Smith, Herbert M., Hannibal had elephants II. Eau Claire, WI: Heins
Publications, 1995. 52 p.
Story of the 2nd Battalion, 126th Infantry, 32nd Division over the Owen-Stanley Mountains crossing New Guinea from Port Moresby to Buna.

Theobold, H. Rupert. History of the Wisconsin National Guard. Madison,
WI: Department of Military Affairs, 1977. 40 p.
Concise history of the Wisconsin National Guard from pre-statehood through the 1970s. Highlights development from its roots as a militia and includes mention of calls into active service during peace- and wartime.

Other Units


Hetzel, Bev. Wisconsin soldiers, 14th Armored Division, World War II.
West Bend, WI: B. Hetzel, 199-. unpaged.
A list, including rank and hometown, of Wisconsin men who served in the 14th Armored Division arranged by unit in which they served.

* Let the WAVES from Wisconsin tell you the wonders of Navy life.
Milwaukee, WI: Office of Naval Officer Procurement, 194-. 16 p.

Moldrem, LeVerne J. Tiger tales. Prescott, AZ: Flying M Press, 2003. 571 p.
Recollections of World War II service with Chennault’s American Volunteer Group (the Flying Tigers) stationed in China. Moldrem, a Wisconsin native who flew with the group, includes his own memories and stories collected from those he served with.

Norquist, Ernest. M/S Gripsholm. Milwaukee, WI: E. Norquist, 1993.
Story of the M. S. Gripsholm a Swedish ship which carried repatriates, wounded military personnel, diplomats, refugees, home-bound prisoners of war, teachers, missionaries, and orphaned children. The ship also carried food and medical supplies for prisoners of war.

Paddock, Robert H. The 1876th Engineers in World War II: a history of the
1876th Engineer Aviation Battalion for its activation at March Field,
California, in March 1943 until its deactivation in Japan in March 1946.
Madison, WI: R. Paddock, 1976. 146 p.
A regimental history of the 1876th Engineers written by Wisconsin veteran Robert Paddock, who served with the unit. The history begins with the formation of the unit and its basic training and spans its overseas missions.

Price, Bill. Close calls: two tours with the 353rd Fighter Group. Usk, WA: Aviation Usk, 1992. 127 p.
Regimental history of the 353rd Fighter Group of which Wisconsin native Harold Brown was a member. Brown’s diary is quoted several times in the work.

Rosholt, Malcolm. Days of the Ching Pao: a photographic record of the Flying
Tigers, 14th Air Force in China in World War II. Amherst, WI: Palmer
Publications Inc., 1978. 192 p.
Rosholt, a native of Rosholt, Wisconsin and veteran of the 14th Air Force, wrote this history of the 14th Air Force. Rosholt focuses on the groups experiences in China and the work contains a great deal of history on the unit.

Sandberg, Walt. The Battle of Iwo Jima: a resource bibliography and documentary anthology. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2005. 254 p.
A bibliography of sources about the Battle of Iwo Jima. It is dedicated to the current and former members of the Sergeant Alan P. Loper (Wisconsin) Chapter of the Third Marine Division who served at Iwo Jima, it contains a list of these men.

Silvis, Robert and Robert Hall, eds. Parche SS 384. Monroe, WI:
New Life Press, 2002. 62 p.
Story of the USS Parche, a submarine which patrolled in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Featured is the account of Wisconsin resident Robert Silvis.

Thayer, Earl R. The men of Company B in World War II: a scrapbook history of Company B 108th Engineer Combat Battalion. Madison, WI: The Odana Press Inc., 2002. 230 p.
A history of Company B, 108th Engineer Combat Battalion, 33rd Division during World War II written by Madison native and member of the unit, Thayer. The history was compiled from published histories, reminiscences of members, news clippings, and photographs.

Unit History Co. A 1st 632d Armor, Merrill. Merrill, WI: s.n., n.l. 11 p.
A history of Company A, 1st Battalion, 632d Armor focusing on its service spanning the years 1947-1980. The members of Company C are mainly from the Merrill, Wis. area.

Unit history HHC 1st 632d Armor, Wausau. Wausau, WI: s.n., n.d. 44p.
A history of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion 632nd Armor, whose members were primarily from Wausau, Wis., including its participation in World War II.

Wright, Stuart. An emotional gauntlet: from life in peacetime America to the war in European skies. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004. 334 p.
Tells the story of the 453rd Bomb Group and its European service. The original navigator for Crew 25 was Evansville, Wis. native Donald Lawry who navigated the crew to England via South American and Africa.


Return to Civilian Life

Attention returning veterans (and families of veterans): a grateful Wisconsin leads the nation in what it offers returning veterans who may need assistance. Wisconsin: Veterans Recognition Board, 1945. 8 p.
Information about the programs available for those returning from World War II. There is also information about the Veterans Recognition Board.

Milwaukee Journal. They can't eat medals: v.2 of a series of articles from
the Milwaukee Journal discussing problems of returning servicemen.
Milwaukee, WI: Journal Co., 1943. 53 p.
Articles discussing services and programs available for returning veterans. These articles focus on what the veterans bureau, vocation experts, veterans, and community groups are prepared to do for returning service personnel.

Olson, Keith W. The G.I. Bill , the veterans, and the colleges. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1974. 139 p.
A summary of the GI Bill of Rights, legislation passed in 1944 which guaranteed certain benefits to veterans. The book uses the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a case study, and includes a significant amount of information about the campus right after World War II.

Sinclair, Francis. America faces a challenge, volume 3 of a series of articles from the Milwaukee Journal discussing problems of returning servicemen. Milwaukee, Wis.: The Milwaukee Journal, 1945. 82 p.
A series of articles which appeared in the Milwaukee Journal which deal with servicemen and servicewomen’s transition to civilian life. This volume deals with medical care which veterans need and with transitioning veterans to jobs.

Sinclair, Francis. G.I. Joe, what of his future: selected articles from the ‘Milwaukee Journal’s’ series discussing the problem of restoring our servicemen to useful civilian life. Milwaukee, Wis.: The Milwaukee Journal, 1945. 86 p.
A series of articles which appeared in the Milwaukee Journal which deal with servicemen and servicewomen’s transition to civilian life.

Sinclair, Francis. Wounded soldiers come home…what then? A series of articles from the Milwaukee Journal discussing the problem of restoring our sick and maimed servicemen to useful life. Milwaukee, Wis.: The Milwaukee Journal, 1943. 38 p.
A series of articles which appeared in the Milwaukee Journal which deal with servicemen and servicewomen’s transition to civilian life. This volume discusses the changes necessary to VA hospitals and other medical facilities to care for veterans.

Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs, Farming in Wisconsin:
information for veterans. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of
Veteran Affairs, 1945. 54 p.
Suggestions for returning veterans on how to operate their own farm, some of which are intended for those who have never farmed before. Also includes descriptions of state departments which could help a veteran begin to farm.

Van Ells, Mark D. To hear only thunder again: America’s World War II
veterans come home. London and New York: Lexington Books,
2001. 271 p.
From 1994 to 1997 Van Ells conducted 206 oral history interviews of Wisconsin veterans on behalf of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. He uses these interviews to examine the transition to civilian life, use of benefits, and organization membership amongst World War II veterans.

Veterans Recognition Board. A grateful Wisconsin leads the nation in
what it offers returning veterans who may need assistance. Madison,
WI: Veterans Recognition Board, 1944. 8 p.
A description of the Veterans Recognition Board and its goals. Also provides a veteran’s classification system.


Service Records & War Casualties

American Legion. Service record book of men and women of Orfordville, Wis., and community. Orfordville, WI: Kenneth S. Wells Post no. 209, American Legion, 1946-1949. 46 p.

Bethany United Methodist Church (Madison, Wis.). Bethany men and women who served their country 1940-1995. Madison, WI: Bethany United Methodist Church, 1995. 12 p.
A listing of names with brief service sketches of members of Bethany United Methodist Church who served in the military spanning the years 1940-1995.

Biographical sketches and photographs of the men and women from Orfordville, Wis. who served in World War I and World War II. A special section honors those who died while in service and a second special section gives information on chaplains from Orfordville.

American Legion Andrew Blackhawk Post 129, Black River Falls, WI. Black River Falls, WI: the Post, 200-.
A listing of Ho-Chunk who served in wars from the Indian Wars of the 1600s through the Persian Gulf War. The service branch is included for veterans of World War I on. There is a specific section for women soldiers, photos of many veterans, and a section of war songs in Ho-Chunk and English.

Brunsell, Rollo. Gold star boys: veterans of western Rock County. Footville, WI: Luther Valley Historical Society, 1993-1998?. Unpaged.
Compilation of newspaper clippings, photographs, and compiled lists of casualties from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Civil War. The book includes obituaries, photos of soldiers, and photographs of graves.

Calnan, Selma. A Summing Up: Central High School Class of 1943 65th
and Final Reunion. Madison, WI: Selma Calnan, 2008. 32 p.
Compilation of newspaper articles and excerpted writings relating to the class of 1943 from Madison’s Central High School. Includes information about class members who fought in World War II.

Cambria victory homecoming August 9-10-11, 1946 Cambria, Wisconsin. Cambria, WI: s.n., 1946. 48 p.
A listing of all the soldiers from Cambria, Wis. as well as a list of the war casualties. There are also poems to war mothers, information on Cambria’s help to veterans, and biographical sketches of a few soldiers. There is also a list of Cambria’s Civil War, World War I, and Spanish American War soldiers.

The Chippewa Valley’s World War II memories: a photo history. Eau Claire, WI: Eau Claire Press Co., 2006. 112 p.
Black and white reproduction photographs featuring service men and women from the Chippewa Valley.

Clow, Sharon L. City of West Allis: residents who served in World
War II. West Allis, WI: S. L. Clow, 1992. 86 p.
Alphabetical list including address and service branch of residents who served in World War II. Also included is a list of World War II casualties.

* Clow, Sharon. The City of West Allis World War II roll of honored dead.
West Allis, WI: S. L. Clow, 1992. 86 p.

Curtis, J. Robert. A military history of Portage, 1673-1975. Friendship, WI: New Past Press, 2007. 285 p.
A detailed history of the military service of Portage, Wis. residents spanning the Indian Wars through Vietnam. Particular attention is paid to Company F, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry. The work includes images, detailed rosters, and newspaper headlines.

Deceased Fond du Lac County US War Veterans: Spanish-American, WWI, WWII, Korean, Viet Nam. Fond du Lac, WI: Fond du Lac County Historical Society, 1998. 144 p.
An alphabetical list of deceased Fond du Lac County veterans. Information included in the book is: military conflict, cemetery name, grave location, birth and death dates, and years of service.

Dedication ceremony Door County Veterans Memorial to soldiers killed on active duty, Memorial Day May 28, 2007. Sturgeon Bay, WI: Memorial Committee, 2007. 47 p.
A book discussing the Door County Veterans Memorial. It including biographical information on and some photographs of Door County’s war casualties from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War.

Dooley, Roger and Madeline. To You Who Answered the Call: the
Monticello Drizzle photo supplement. Monticello, WI: Monticello Area
Historical Society, 2001. 338 p.
Biographical sketches and photographs of Monticello area veterans who are mentioned in Roswell S. Richard’s Monticello Drizzle. Also included is information on the Monticello veteran’s memorial, and World War II era newspaper announcements about war production.

* Enlistment of Green Bay Platoon: souvenir program and war bond
premiere "Wake island." Green Bay, WI: U.S. Marine Corps
Recruiting Council, 1942. 1 folded sheet [8] p.

General Marshall’s victory report: biennial report to the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, 1943-1954, to the Secretary of War. Sparta, WI: distributed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, General R. B. McCoy Post no. 2112, 1945. 123 p.
A history of the major campaigns of World War II, with a section listing the names of the service men and women of Sparta, Wis.

Gibbs, Michelle, Daryle Ransom, and Rebecca Roepke. Generations of pride: a centennial history of Cudahy, Wisconsin. Cudahy, WI: Reminder Printing, Inc., 2006. 506 p.
A history of the city of Cudahy, Wis. with a detailed section on the service history of the town. A Gold Star roster lists casualties from World War I, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. There is a discussion on the Slusar family of Cudahy, who had five sons in WWII and a discussion of the Cudahy Brothers Co. war effort as well as temporary veterans housing the in the city.

* Giles, Jackie, et al. The Chippewa Valley’s World War II memories. Eau Claire, WI: Eau Claire Press Co., 2004. 112 p.

Hetzel, Bev. World War II casualties, Washington County, WI.
West Bend, WI: B. Hetzel, 199-. unpaged.
Biographical information, and photographs when available, of men from Washington County who died while fighting in World War II.

Historic Register of Academy Men Who Served Our Country. Delafield, WI:
St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, 2009. Unpaged.
Brief institutional history with listings and short narratives of prominent faculty and graduates who earned various military decorations. A historical directory lists all graduates who served in wartime. Includes glossary, sources, and photographs.

Honor roll of the South Wood County men and women in service. Wisconsin Rapids, WI: First National Bank, 1944.
A list of men and women from Southern Wood County who served in World War II during and before 1944. There are stars to denote those who died in service.

Huebsch, Allen and Jane Huebsch. Edgar remembers: a history of area service persons. Edgar, WI: J. Huebsch, 2002. 188 p.
Biographical sketches of the servicemen and women of Edgar, Wisconsin who served in World War I, World War II, Korean War, Cold War, and Vietnam War. Photographs are included for most soldiers. There is also a section listing burial information for deceased servicepersons whose headstone indicates military service.

Koppelmann, Elmer R. The ultimate sacrifice: Sheboygan County’s World War II casualties. Sheboygan Falls, WI: Sheboygan County Historical Society, 2004. 333 p.
This book contains information about the men of Sheboygan County who were killed in World War II. Typically, each entry includes a photograph, biographical sketch, excerpts from letters, and excerpts from newspapers.

Kronenberg, Harold. Honor & remembrance: the military heritage of the Chippewa Valley. Eau Claire, Wis.: Royal Credit Union, 1993. 59p.
A military history of the Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin beginning with the area’s contributions in the Revolutionary War and ending with the Persian Gulf War. The book makes special mention of Medal of Honor recipients and includes pictures of some of the area’s veterans.

Lyga, Michael. A small town goes to war: a history of Independence,
Wisconsin, and its veterans during World War II, Vols. 1-2. De Pere,
WI: M. Lyga, 2002. 2 vols.
Biographies of more then 240 World War II veterans from Independence, Wis. with information gathered from written memoirs and oral history interviews. The second volume commemorates the home front activities of Independence complied from the Independence News-Wave, the local newspaper, including names of those drafted, activities of the American Legion, war loans, and problems local farmers faced during the war.

* Memorial service for those Lawrentians who gave their lives in World
War II: Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Saturday, June 7, 1947,
10:30 a.m., Appleton, Wis. Appleton, WI: Lawrence College, 1947.
14 p.

Menominee veterans: a photo history of our land, our battles, our victories. Menominee Tribal Historic Preservation Department: Keshena, WI, 2010. 114 p.
Summarizes the contributions of Menominee men and women to US
wars from Revolution through Vietnam. Includes many photos and
excerpts from oral histories.


Miller, G. L. Portage County draft registration lists for World War I and
World War II. Stevens Point, WI: G.L. Miller, 2000. 73 p.
List of Portage County men drafted into military service for World War I and World War II. The lists, arranged alphabetically, include addresses and draft date.

Mueller, Tom. The Wisconsin 3,800: our men and women buried or MIA in the lands they
liberated in World War II. Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishing, 2009. 260 p.
Stories relating to Wisconsin men and women who served in World War II and are either buried overseas or missing in action. Includes the first and last World War II deaths from the Badger state, the day during which the most Wisconsinites were killed, and other interesting facts. Includes some photos.

Operation honor & remembrance: Wisconsin Medal of Honor recipients, Civil War through Iraqi Freedom, June 27, 2005. Eau Claire, Wis.: Documation, 2005.
A program for the annual golf outing held at the Hillcrest Golf and Country Club. The program provides biographical sketches and information on Wisconsin’s Medal of Honor recipients.

Operation honor & remembrance: the Chippewa Valley land of the free, home of the brave with a special tribute to the 32nd Red Arrow Division. Eau Claire, Wis.: Documation, 2006.
A program for the annual golf outing held at the Hillcrest Golf and Country Club. The program contains biographical and service sketches of Chippewa Valley area veterans who were honored at the 2006 event.

* Remember Pearl Harbor!: souvenir program, enlistment, Earl Wallen
Platoon, United States Marine Corps: Columbus Auditorium,
Green Bay, December 7, 1942. Green Bay, WI: U.S. Marine Corps
Recruiting Council, 1942. 4 p.

Riley, Martha K. Honor roll, Lafayette County, World War Two, April
1950. Lafayette County, WI: County Board of Supervisors, 1950.
60 p.
An alphabetical list of those who served in World War II from Lafayette County. The book lists rank, service branch, and next of kin information. There is also a special section of casualties.

A salute to our fallen heros [sic]. Manitowoc, WI: Laker Shopper, 2003. 24p.
Contains information about the war casualties from Manitowoc County, Wis. who died during the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and during peacetime service. The listings include service organization, place of burial, and Manitowoc County residence information.

Service record book of men and women of Clear Lake, Wisconsin and vicinity sponsored by the Wiley Davis Post No. 180, American Legion assisted by the Clear Lake and vicinity business men. Marceline, MO: Walsworth Brothers, 1945?. 53 p.
Provides information and portraits of the men and women from Clear Lake, Wis. who served in World War II. There is a special section for those who died during the war.

* Service record book of men and women of Galesville & vicinity.
Marceline, MO: Walsworth, 194- . 139 p

* Service record book of men and women of Genoa City, Wis., and
community. Genoa City, WI: The Post, 1947. unpaged.

Service record book of men and women of La Farge, Wisconsin and community. La Farge, WI: s.n., n.d. 107 p.
Includes photographs and service record information about the men and women of La Farge and surrounding communities who served in World War I and World War II. There is a section featuring the founding members of the Jones Lawrence Post 9078 (Veterans of Foreign Wars), gold star list, and war themed poetry.

* Service record book of men and women of Oregon, Wisconsin &
community sponsored by the V.F.W. Post No. 9379; assisted by the
Oregon, Wisconsin & Community Businessmen. S.l.: s.n., 1946.
53 p.

* Service record book of men and women of Orfordville, Wis., and
community. Orfordville, WI: Kenneth S. Wells Post no. 209,
American Legion, 194-. 46 p.

Service record book of men and women of Westfield, Wisconsin and community. Marceline, MO: Walsworth Brothers, n.d. Unpaged.
Includes photographs and service record information about the men and women of Westfield and surrounding communities who served in World War I and World War II. Included is a special section for those killed in action, history of the American Legion Post, and picture of the town of Westfield.

Sheridan, Charles M. Honor roll album of Bayfield County men and
women who served in World War II. Washburn, WI: Washburn
Times, 1947. unpaged.
Organized by towns in Bayfield County, the roll includes service photographs of most along with name, rank, parents names, when and where entered service, major engagements, organization, and discharge date and location.

Souvenir program, Menomonie Centennial: July 2-3-4-5, 1946.
Menomonie, WI: Menomonie Centennial Committee, 1946. 43 p.
Contains a history of Menomonie, Wisconsin and a listing of men and women from the area who served in World War II.

* Stanley roll call: Victory Post No. 112, American Legion. Stanley, WI:
Inter County Publishing Co., 1943. 64 p.

Stevens Point Journal. Portraits of honor. Stevens Point, WI: Journal Printing
Co., 2005. 56 p.
Contains information about the role of Steven’s Point men and women in military conflicts including, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom. The work also includes information about Stevens Point war memorials, home front activities, veterans organizations, and military life.

Tarr, Sharon. Lest we forget: the price of freedom our veterans paid, Civil War-World War II. Spooner, Wis.: S. Tarr, 2005. 109 p.
A detailed history of veterans from Spooner, Wis. Includes detailed biographical sketches for veterans of the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, and World War II. Also includes an interview with a WWI veteran and lengthy stories of World War II service from several veterans.

Teeples, Robert Woodrow. Jackson County veterans, volume I and II. Wisconsin: s.n., 1986.
Brief sketches of the military participation of men and women who served in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War from Jackson County Wisconsin. Includes photographs of units and individuals when available.

United States Adjutant General’s Office. Honor list of dead and missing-
State of Wisconsin. Washington D. C.: War Department, 1946.
37 p.
Name, serial number, and rank of Wisconsin soldiers who died or were counted missing during World War II. The list is arranged by county, and also includes a tabulation of county casualty statistics.

United States Navy Office of Information. State summary of war
casualties [Wisconsin]. Washington D. C.: U. S. Government
Printing Office, 1946. 57 p.
Alphabetical list of Wisconsin Naval and Marine dead, wounded, and missing. Information included is rank, service branch, parents’ names and addresses.

University of Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin gold star roll published in connection with a centennial memorial concert. Madison, Wis.: Centennial Committee, 1949. 47 p.
A booklet listing the University of Wisconsin students who died in the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, and World War II. Included in each name listed are age, hometown, service branch, rank, death date, and death location.

The University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Alumni Association memorial service in honor of the men and women who gave their lives in the Second World War. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin, 1946. 28 p.
A list of the students who graduated from the UW Madison who died during World War II. The list gives the individual’s name, service branch, graduation class, and home town.

Veterans of World War II, Rusk County Wisconsin. Topeka, KA: Pictorial Yearbooks and Custom Covers, Inc. 1946. 95 p.
Names, photographs, and service information of the men and women from Rusk County, Wis. who served in the military during World War II. There is also a list of those who died while in service.

* Wall, Helen. Service record book of the men and women of Highland,
Wisconsin, present and past. Highland, WI: Veterans of Foreign
Wars, McGuire-Longmeir Post 9440, 1956. 346 p.

War without guns: this book records the contributions of Wisconsin
physicians who served in World War II during the period from Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 to V-J Day, August 14, 1945. Madison, WI: State Medical Society of Wisconsin, 1949. 134 p.
Commemorating the role that Wisconsin doctors had in World War II. Includes brief biographical sketches of the doctors.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Division of Archives and Manuscripts. A guide to the good war: resources on World War II in the archives of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1994. 118 p.
A listing, with brief descriptions, of manuscripts, government records, maps, visual materials, sound recordings, and film resources available at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Appendices organize the materials by front, letters, reminiscences, diaries, and scrapbooks.


Veterans Organizations

82nd Airborne Division Association, Badger State Chapter. As you were:
a book of memories as told by the men who lived through them. Wisconsin: s.n., 199-?. 244 p.
Includes photos, reminiscences, letters, and certificates related to the World War II service of the Badger Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association. Also includes materials from subsequent wars.

Andersen, Robert C. The Hingham Boys Muster of 1941-1950-1961.
Hingham, WI: R. C. Andersen, 1991. 58 p.
Compiled bibliographic information for each member of the Higby-Oglan-Soerens American Legion Post 345, Hingham, Wisconsin. Includes military service information and photographs of the post members.

Battery C, 74th AAA Reunion, August 21, 22, 23, 1992 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. S.l.: s.n., 1992. Unpaged.
A book commemorating the reunion of Battery C of the 74th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion. Included are biographical sketches of the veterans along with photographs. There are also photographs of past reunions, a detailed unit history, roster, and photocopied excerpts of regimental newspapers.

* F.Y.I. for Wisconsin Submarine Veterans of World War II. Wisconsin:
The Veterans, n.d. unpaged.
An account of an annual meeting of this veterans organization in 2001 including the dedication of a Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery and a list of events.

Gasser, Doris Litscher. Addition to Kuoni Reuter American Legion Post # 167. Sauk Prairie, WI: Gasser, 2002. 18p.
Articles and photographs about Arthur Kuoni and Leonard Reuter, the namesakes of the Sauk Prairie American Legion Post. The book also contains several news articles about Post # 167’s anniversary of organization.

Gasser, Doris Litscher. Lachmund Cramer VFW Post # 7694: stories written in 1996 for 50th year celebration. Sauk Prairie, WI: Gasser, 2003. 41 p.
Newspaper stories written by Gasser to commemorate the 50th anniversary of VFW Post 7694 in Sauk Prairie, Wis. The articles compiled in this book feature World War I, World War II, and Korean War veterans interviewed by Gasser for the “Sauk Prairie Star” newspaper.

Hines, Harry H., Twenty-five years post records: American Legion, Post
98 Cumberland, Wisconsin. Minneapolis, MN: Lund Press, Inc.,
1945. 83 p.
Activities and membership of the Cumberland American Legion Post during World War I and II.


Wisconsin Home Front

Communities


As the Journal told it: selection from past issues of the Milwaukee Journal.
Milwaukee, WI: the Journal Company, 1945.
Selected stories from the Milwaukee Journal which include many from World War II.

Brasser, Dean. Effects of World War II on Manitowoc. Manitowoc, WI:
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 1980. Unpaged.
Brasser’s account includes information about those who served in the Armed Forces, war industries in Manitowoc, and the economy. Also found is a list of soldiers, sailors, and marines who died during the war with the date of death and cause included.

Brill, John E. Oconomowoc in World War II. Oconomowoc, WI: John E.
Brill, n.d. 6 p.
Research paper that explores the contributions of Oconomowoc residents to the war effort.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics. A statistical summary of the Manitowoc
Area, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin: statistical data on war and pre-
war employment and industry for use by local groups formulating
plans for the post-war period. Washington D. C.: The Bureau, 1943.
12 p.

*Coe, Mollie A. Farm labor: Barron County farm labor program, June 28,
1943 - November 1, 1945. Barron County, WI: County Agent's
Office, 1945. Unpaged.

Daniels-Howell, Todd. The Chippewa Valley and World War II. [Class
Paper].-- University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1985. 15 p.
This work describes the effect of World War II on the home front using accounts from the Eau Claire Leader, a local newspaper. Also talked about are war bond drives, economic conditions, social unrest in the area, and the influences of returning veterans.

Erickson, Darryle D. Editorial opinion of the La Crosse Tribune and
Leader Press prior to U.S. entry into World War Two. Thesis (M.S.)—
Wisconsin State University, La Crosse, 1971. 25 p.
An analysis of the opinions expressed in the editorial section of the La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press about the political events in Europe prior to the United States entry into World War II. Erickson finds that early on the paper advocated isolation but as Hitler began invading the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg editorials began to advocate preparedness for war. With the battles of France and Britain, the La Crosse paper began encourage entry into the war.

Fredricksen, Ira and Terry Tutton. Palmyra answers the call in World
War II. Plymouth, WI: Palmyra Historical Society, 1999. 52 p.
A history of Palmyra, Wisconsin focusing on the town’s involvement in World War II; including the names and photographs of those who served, news stories taken from local newspapers, a home front history, and wartime anecdotes told by veterans.

Frei, Terry. Third down and a war to go: the All-American 1942 Wisconsin
Badgers. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2005. 260
p.
Frei traces members of the 1942 Wisconsin Badgers football team prior to and during their World War II service. He pays particular attention to Dave Schreiner and Mark Hoskins both of Lancaster, Wis. The work includes interviews with the former Badgers and excerpts from letters sent home.

Gauer, Harold. War and peace in the 1940s. Greendale, WI: Precision Process
Books, 1991. 283 p.
This work recounts the experiences of Harold Gauer, Robert Bloch, and Carl Zeidler during the 1940s in Milwaukee. None served in the military, but all were active in home front activities.

Graan, Laura Toft. Community of friends: Door County, Wisconsin during
World War II. Milwaukee, WI: Laura Toft Graan, 1999. 142 p.
A discussion of Door County, Wisconsin during World War II, focusing on the economy, shipping industry, war bonds, and home front patriotism.

Gurda, John. One People, Many Paths: A History of Jewish Milwaukee.
Milwaukee: Burton & Mayer, Inc., 2009. 314 p.
Touches upon military service of Jewish Milwaukeeans in the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

Headline history of the Second World War. Milwaukee, Wis.: The Milwaukee
Sentinel, 1945.
Reproductions of the front pages of the Milwaukee Sentinel from the years 1939 to 1945.

Kahoun, John. The Biron News: published monthly by the Biron War Service
Club during World War II, January, 1943 to October, 1944, copies
enclosed. Wisconsin Rapids, WI: J. Kahoun, 2006.
Reproductions of the Biron News a publication put out by the Biron War Service Club and mailed to servicemen and women serving overseas. The newsletter shared both home front news and news sent in by those in the service.

*Kennedy, Edwin O. What Christians can do: some suggestions for
helping in wartime. Madison, WI: Christ Presbyterian Church, n.d.
1 folded sheet.
A pamphlet encouraging Christians to make sacrifices for the war effort.

Kepler, Mariel Beeman. World War II: news of our men and women in service,
Richland County Wisconsin. Richland Center, WI: Hynek Printing,
2003. 312 p.
Newspaper clippings compiled by Richland Center, Wis. native, Kepler, that document the roles of Wisconsin men and women in World War II. The clippings are primarily from the newspaper section “News from Our Boys” which published letters written home from service people. The clippings in the scrapbook document nearly all aspects of World War II.

Larson, Bradley G. Voices of History, 1941-1945. Oshkosh, WI: Oshkosh Public Museum, c2003. 223 p.
A collection of oral history interviews of World War II veterans living in the Oshkosh, Wis. area. Includes interviews with both male and female veterans and represents all service branches.

Lehman, Gordon. Grantsburg remembers World War II, 1941-1991. S.l.: s.n., n.d. 170 p.
Brief World War II service histories of men and women from Grantsburg, Wisconsin and surrounding communities arranged by school district. Also includes some information about the veterans’ post-war life and short histories of the schools in the Grantsburg area

Lewinnek, Walter, ed., WWII remembered: interviews of World War II
veterans from Lincoln County, Wis. Merrill, WI: Merrill Historical Society, 1994. 88 p.
Interviews of veterans conducted by Rose Marie Stevens to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War II. Also includes a list of Lincoln County soldiers who died while in service.

* Milwaukee County War Chest. If you were there. Milwaukee, WI: The
Chest, 194-. 1 sheet

Milwaukee Jewish Archives. We were there, World War II: the Milwaukee
Jewish experience. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Jewish Archives, 1996. unpaged.
Compiled as a part of an exhibit at the Milwaukee Jewish Archives, this book highlights the many roles of the Milwaukee Jewish community during World War II. Included are photographs and biographical sketches of soldiers as well as a memorial list.

*National Jewish Welfare Board. Milwaukee Army and Navy Committee.
A report to the community. Milwaukee, WI: The Committee, 1943.
16 p.

Nelson, Evelyn Edythe. Appleton in World War II. Appleton, WI: Van Rooy Printing Co., 1948. 605 p.
Alphabetical listing, with brief biographical information of the men and women from Appleton, Wis. who served in World War II. For those who died during the war, a picture is included as is biographical information. The final section of the book is called “human interest stories” and are longer accounts of the experiences of service men and women related to a specific war-time incident.

Nesbit, Robert C. Wisconsin: a history. Madison: University of Wisconsin
Press, 1973. 573 p.
Sweeping history of Wisconsin from the arrival of Europeans through 1970 that touches upon World War II and its effects on the Wisconsin homefront.

Nichols, Sandra Ann. Through the eyes of veterans. S.l.: s.n., 2001. 117 p.
Oral history interviews of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. area veterans and Wisconsin home front workers conducted by sophomore students at Assumption High School (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.). This work contains detailed accounts covering almost every service branch.

Noren, Carl R. Service men and women, World War II, St. Croix Falls,
Wisconsin area: articles from the Standard press. St. Anthony, MN: C. R. Noren, 1998. 48 p.
A collection of newspaper clippings pertaining to World War II service men and women from St. Croix Falls, Wis. which originally appeared in the Standard Press of St. Croix. Articles include death announcements, poems, award and discharge announcements, and letters from soldiers and sailors written to the newspaper.

Ozaukee County’s thanks to our yanks. Ozaukee, WI: Ozaukee Press, 194-.
20 p.
A book compiled by those on the home front for the servicemen and women from Ozaukee County. Contains messages from various businesses, honor rolls from businesses and stores listing employees in the service, photos of area organizations, and service memorials.

Pifer, Richard L. A city at war: Milwaukee labor during World War II.
Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2003. 210 p.
Pifer examines the effects of World War II on Milwaukee working class men and women. The study focuses on the effects of unions like the AFL-CIO by analyzing women’s experiences in unionized factories in relation to the perceptions and goals of male workers, union leaders, and society. This work seeks to contribute a labor perspective to the social history of World War II.

---. A social history of the home front: Milwaukee labor during World War II.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin—Madison, 1983. 505 p.
An examination of the labor force in Milwaukee during World War II, noting the effect of war industry on the city. Also noted are changes in labor as the size of the armed forces increased.

Plank, Elsie. Elsie’s World War II scrapbook: hundreds of newspaper
snippings as originally published by the Marshfield News-Herald.
Marshfield, WI: s. n., 1995. 270 p.
Newsclippings of Elsie Plank, a Marshfield, Wisconsin native, who compiled a scrapbook of articles related to Marshfield residents in service during World War II. Also included are general articles about the war.

Returned veteran the Beloit Y.MC.A. welcomes you back home. Beloit, WI:
Y.M.C.A., 1945. 2 p.
A pamphlet welcoming veterans back to Janesville, Wisconsin after their World War II service. The pamphlet provides advice on the first things to do when discharged and services of the Y.M.C.A.

Richards, Roswell S. Monticello Drizzle, subscription price: a letter a
drizzle. Monticello, WI: Monticello Area Historical Society, 1998.
210 p.
A complete set of the “Monticello Drizzle,” a newsletter produced by Rosewell Richards, the Monticello postmaster, during World War II. Originally Richards produced the newsletter and sent it to friends serving in the Armed Forces, but it soon grew to a production of 250 plus, and was produced with the help of the town.

Schueller, Mary J. The soldiers of poverty. Richfield, WI: Rustic Books,
2006. 327 p.
Follows the nearly four years that Mike Kerkes served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at various camps in the Midwest, including several in Wisconsin.

*Sorden, Leland George. The Wisconsin farm labor program, 1943-1947.
Madison, WI: Agricultural Extension Service, College of Agriculture,
University of Wisconsin, 1948. Unpaged.

*Suggestions for block leaders. Madison, WI: Wisconsin State Council of
Defense, 1943. 12 p.

Thibaudeau, May Murphy. Depression, draft, dance, democrats or World
War II for us at home. Milwaukee, WI: Ramur Publishing, 2002. 172 p.
Reminiscences of the Wisconsin home front combined with published sources about Southern Wisconsin. Discussed are the war industry, rationing, Badger Ordinance Plant, the draft, and GI Bill. Badger Village, first a community for those working in the war industries and later a community for veterans at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is described in detail.

Thurow, Carol. Looking back to the (home) front: the teenage years during
1942-1945. New York: Vantage Press, 1993. 136 p.
Letters written by Carol Thurow, a La Crosse, Wisconsin native, to her friend Sandy who lived in Racine, Wisconsin. The letters discuss the feelings and activities of two young women on the home front. Topics include dating soldiers, factory work, “Dear John” letters, following the war from home, and VJ-Day.

Tips on the town for Madison’s war-time guests. Madison, WI: Dane County
Office of Civilian Defense Recreation Committee, 1942. 16 p.
A guide to the city of Madison, Wisconsin aimed at soldiers, airmen, and war workers in Madison (particularly those at Truax Field). Includes a list of recreational activities and places for service people to visit.

The victory handbook. Portage, WI: The Woman’s Society for Christian Service
of the Portage Methodist Church, 1944. 46 p.
Victory recipes emphasizing food conservation, several recipes have military themed named (defense apples, torpedo frosting). The book also includes a list of World War I and World War II service people from Portage, Wisconsin. The book is also has red and blue patriotic binding.

Warmington, Carl. A letter pre-dated for the year 2000: Carl Warmington
anticipates a question his one and a half year old grandson Carter North
Warmington might ask around the year 2000: “what did Grandpa
Warmington do during World War II?” S.l.: s.n., 1985. 19 p.
Account of the wartime activities of Warmington, the Executive Secretary of the Madison Community Union, a fundraising and planning organization. He was involved in the Madison War Chest effort, a group which included the Red Cross, USO, war relief agencies, and the Madison Community Union. He includes an account of the fundraising campaigns held in Madison and includes the total amount of money raised by the War Chest.

WAVES National Badger Unit and Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation.
Wisconsin’s role in World War II: a teacher’s guide developed for the
Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Madison, WI: Department of Veterans
Affairs, n.d. 24 pages.
A history of Wisconsin in World War II which corresponds with exhibits at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Highlighting the movements of Wisconsin troops, the book also includes information about the opinion of Wisconsinites toward women in military service, minorities in war, and the home front. Also included are biographical sketches of Wisconsin soldiers and sailors.

The Wisconsin blue book. Madison, WI: Industrial Commission, 1913-1968.
The 1962 edition of the Blue Book contains a history of Wisconsin in World War II focusing on war legislation, state government activities, the National Guard, and the draft.

*Wisconsin War Fund. Wisconsin War Fund, 1943-1946; a report to the
membership of the Wisconsin War Fund, May, 1946. Milwaukee, WI:
s.n., 1946. Unpaged.


Companies and Industry

40 wartime cheese dishes by Shefford from Wisconsin. Green Bay, WI:
Shefford Cheese Co., Inc., 1943. 46 p.
Wartime recipes, along with color pictures of the dish for food that involves Shefford cheese. The company was known for a chevelle cheese and many of the dishes involve that.

1943 at Ray-O-Vac for those interested in our progress. Madison, WI: Ray-O-
Vac, 1943.
A booklet highlighting the war service of the Ray-O-Vac corporation of Madison, Wisconsin. The booklet includes photographs of soldiers using equipment powered by Ray-O-Vac batteries, women working in the factory, and war time adds featuring the company. Also included is a list of Ray-O-Vac employees in the armed forces.

All out for war, all set for peace. Milwaukee, WI: Badger Meter Manufacturing
Co., 1945. 65 p.
The book discusses and illustrates the work the Badger Meter Manufacturing Company did for the war effort. Many illustrations show bombs the company produced and feature images of women war workers.

An American Dream: a commemorative history of Cutler-Hammer, Inc., 1892-1978. Milwaukee: Cutler-Hammer, Inc., 1979. 94 p.
History of the Milwaukee area electronics company that includes mention of the military service of employees.

*Dear Joe: an Address Book of Wisconsin Public Service Employees in the
Armed Forces. Green Bay, WI: Contact News, Public Service, 1944. 38 p.
Addresses and photographs of public service employees from the state of Wisconsin, who joined the armed forces. Includes where the person worked and the date they entered the service.

Erb, David and Eldon Brumbaugh. Full steam ahead: J. I. Case tractors and
equipment, 1842-1955. St. Joseph, MI: Amerian Society of
Agricultural Engineers, 1993. 343 p.
Corporate history of the Racine, Wisconsin based company that includes discussion of their contributions to the World War II effort, when they produced shells and airplane parts.

Engine gasoline air cooled, Wisconsin models MVE4D and MVF4D.
Washington, D.C.: USGPO, 1957. 176 p.
Military manual for an engine built in Wisconsin.

*First Wisconsin National Bank of Milwaukee. The First Mail, September 1943
to June 1945. s.l.: s.n., n.d.
A round robin type gathering of letters all sent to the First Wisconsin National Bank of Milwaukee, compiled, and then shared with others. Published monthly, the First Mail provides many accounts of World War II service from Milwaukee area soldiers and sailors serving both stateside and overseas.

*---. Round Robin to employees serving in the nation’s Armed Forces, 1941-
1943. s.l.: s.n., n.d.
A round robin started by Clarence H. Litchfeldt, of the First National Bank of Milwaukee, to facilitate contact between those in the Armed Services and those working in Milwaukee. The letters provide accounts of most branches of military service and service experiences.

Frigates built by Froemming Bros., Inc. Milwaukee, WI: Froemming Bros.,
1944. 11 p.
Pictures of several ships and the launching of those ships which were built by Froemming Bros Inc. out of Milwaukee.

Galli, Fred A., et al. Manitowoc Submarines. Manitowoc, WI: Manitowoc
County Historical Society, 1976. Unpaged.
An overview of the ships built in Manitowoc, Wisconsin during World War II. It includes a war history of each ship, photos of several, and an illustration of many ship’s insignia.

Gasser, Doris Litscher. The coming of Badger Ordnance. Prairie du Sac,
WI: Giegerich Sons, 2002. 182 p.
Gasser traces the effects of the Badger Ordnance plant on the residents of the Prairie du Sac area. Includes oral history interviews with farmers from Sumpter-Merrimac who were evicted to make room for the plant and a history of the villages of Sumpter-Merrimac showing the plant’s effect on the villages.

Holmes, Michael S. J. I. Case: the first 150 years. Milwaukee: Case
Corporation, 1992. 197 p.
Corporate history of the Racine, Wisconsin based company that includes discussion of their contributions to the World War II effort, when they produced shells and airplane parts. Also highlights a unit, 518th Ordnance Company- Heavy Maintenance, which contained roughly 200 Case employees.

*Impact of the war on Sauk County, Wisconsin, location of the Badger
Ordnance Works working notebook for use by local groups studying
recent economic development and formulating plans for the post-war
period. Washington D. C.: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1943. Unpaged.

*It’s the Little Things that Count: How you can Help win the war! Milwaukee,
WI: Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co., 1942. Unpaged.
A pamphlet which explains the need for factories to switch to war production and encourages special care of office supplies and equipment like rubber bands, paper clips, pencils, and typewriters.

Johnson, Virginia Field. Women of the plywood: the World War II years.
s.l.: V. F. Johnson, 1998. Unpaged.
Story of the Algoma, Wisconsin hardwood factories, a wartime industry which employed mainly women. Johnson interviews several hardwood factory workers to tell her story, included are pay information, work atmosphere, and photos of the factory.

*Let your needles carry on! : a resumé of three years' effort, American
Society for Russian Relief, Inc., Wisconsin Committee. Milwaukee,
WI: The Committee, 1946. Unpaged.

The Louis Allis Messenger, September-October 1942 [dedicated to the folks whose fine sons are serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps.]. Milwaukee, WI, Louis Allis Co., 1942.
An issue of the Louis Allis Messenger devoted to images (presumably of Louis Allis employees) serving in World War II.

Lyman, Robert L. The momentous moment: the submarine building
program at the Manitowoc Shipyards in World War II. Manitowoc,
WI: Manitowoc County Historical Society, 1979. Unpaged.
An account of the shipyard in Manitowoc, Wisconsin includes accounts of the first ship launched, living conditions for the workers, and a few quotes from those who worked at the ship yard.

National victory canner (war model) time tables, instructions, and recipe book.
Eau Claire, WI: National Pressure Cooker Co., 194-. 31 p.
Booklet discussing canning and pressure cooking produced by a Wisconsin company.

Nelson, William T. Fresh water submarines: the Manitowoc story. Manitowoc,
WI: Hoeffner Printing, 1986. 180 p.
A detailed account of the World War II ship building program in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The work discusses the building of the submarines and the transportation of the ships to the ocean. There is also a list of the submarines build at Manitowoc, the commanding officers of the subs, and the battle credits of the submarines.

Peterson, Walter F. An Industrial Heritage: Allis-Chalmers Corporation.
Milwaukee: Milwaukee County Historical Society, 1978. 448 p.
Company history of the Milwaukee area manufacturer that includes description of employees military service.

Roller, road, gasoline, tandem, 2-axel 2 to 2 ½-tom, Ferguson, model 151, with Wisconsin engine, model AGH. Washington D.C.: War Dept., 1944. 162 p.
A military field manual featuring an engine made in Wisconsin.

Waukesha power unit- model 6 WAKU with model “ick” starter: operator’s
manual, maintenance manual, parts price list. Washington, D.C.: War
Department, 1943.
Manual for an engine made in Waukesha, Wisconsin and used in military vehicles.

Zurawski, Joseph W. Sturgeon Bay shipbuilding. Chicago, IL: Arcadia Press,
2006. 128 p.
This book recounts the shipbuilding at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin with a section on the World War II shipbuilding.


Military Facilities

The beam, Truax Field Madison, Wisconsin: Army Air Forces Central Technical Training Command. St. Louis, Mo.: Everett Schneider Co., 194-
Yearbook of the Army Air Corps base at Truax Field. Includes pictures of the men stationed there as well as images of the base and activities there. The WVM Has three different versions of The Beam all are undated, but are presumably 1943 and later.

Camp McCoy. Camp Douglas, Wis.?: The Telephone Co., 1945? 24 p.
A brief history of Camp McCoy, a training camp for troops during World War II.

Cowley, Betty. Stalag Wisconsin: inside WWII prisoner-of-war camps.
Oregon, WI: Badger Books, 2002. 311 p.
A history of the 39 World War II prisoner-of-war camps scattered throughout Wisconsin. The project was undertaken to combat the lack of information available on these camps, and uses local newspapers and oral history interviews to gather much of the information. This work also contributes to an understanding of the Wisconsin home front as it talks about labor shortages, POW labor, reactions of children to the camps, and public perception of the POWs.

Lawrence, Kathleen Gay. Prisoners of war in Columbus, 1944-1945.
Wisconsin: Kathleen Gay Lawrence, 2008. 20 p.
Narrative, supplemented with newspaper clippings, that documents the Columbus Prisoner of War camp that held German POWs during the final years of World War II.

Luick-Thomas, Michael. Vanished: German-American Internment, 1941-1948.
St. Paul, MN: Traces, 2005. 104 p.
The book discusses the internment of German-American’s during World War II, providing many images of camps and those interned there. Several families from Wisconsin are mentioned specifically.

Madison, Wisconsin the home of Truax Army Air Field. Madison, WI: Democrat
Printing, 194-. 32 p.
A brochure probably distributed to men stationed at Truax Field which discusses the city of Madison, with hand drawn illustrations of the city.

*Paulson, Joan A. Prisoners of war in Wisconsin. Wisconsin: J. A. Paulson,
2005. Unpaged

Steckler, Marlys Manley. POWs in Wisconsin during WWII.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI: M. M. Steckler, 2000. 73 p.
This work details the German prisoner of war camps in Wisconsin, especially near Marshfield, Wisconsin during World War II. Included are newspaper clippings about the prisoners, maps of the camps, photos of prisoners, and information about the prisoner’s work in the cranberry industry. Also found are remarks from Wisconsin Rapids residents who remember the camps.

Truax Army Air Field. Madison, WI: Democrat Printing Co., 1944? 32 p.
A booklet describing life at Truax Field during World War II. The pictorial work shows the various types of training available at Truax and the facilities.

Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Telephone
Company, 194-. 15 p.
A booklet describing Truax Field and the buildings there. There is also a section about telephone service at Truax.

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