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157th Infantry Association records relating to the liberation of Dachau

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1993.A.0006 | RG Number: RG-09.020.01

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    Contains information about the liberation of Dachau on 29 April 1945 by the 42nd and 45th U.S. Infantry Divisions. Additionally, donor Felix Sparks provides background on Dachau and his recollections of its liberation and aftermath (e.g., encounter with General George S. Patton Jr. over threatened courts martial of 45th Infantry Division members in connection with events during liberation). Also included are re-created excerpts of unit daily journals during the time of Dachau liberation with explanatory notes added by Sparks.
    Collection Creator
    Felix L. Sparks
    Felix L. Sparks, a retired United States Army Brigadier General, former commanding officer with the 157th United States Army Infantry Regiment during World War II, and Secretary of the 157th Infantry Association.

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    Arrangement is thematic

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    The donor created the originals of these materials as secretary for the 157th Infantry Association. He sent photocopies to Susan Cohen of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch. That department made additional photocopies of the materials, retained one set, and turned over the other to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives in Oct. 1992. Gen. Sparks signed a Donor Agreement covering both sets on 08 Dec. 1992.
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