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Diary of Stanley Rabold

by Rabold, Stanley (1942 – 1945)

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The Diary of Stanley Rabold begins on the first day he enlisted in the Army, September 12, 1942, and includes entries until September 11, 1945. Rabold, who became a corporal, fought in the Pacific during the Second World War. He kept a record at the front of the diary of where his company traveled, drew maps of some camps, and attached unsent letters to various pages. He wrote entries about boot camp, detailed life aboard the ship and in camps, and combat. Rabold was involved in the New Guinea campaign, including battles on Wadke and Leyte Islands in the Philippines, and survived Japanese bombing raids. He also wrote about dead and alive Japanese soldiers, notably collecting souvenirs from the deceased.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Military History • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: SC2017.007
Repository: Special Collections
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