This collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2005. Corporal Charles D. Keller (Tank Commander, Company B, 727th Amphibious Tractor Battalion) served in the South Pacific during World War II from 1944-1946.
Consists of a 120 page manuscript diary, dated 1944-1946, written by Corporal Charles D. Keller (Tank Commander, Company B, 727th Amphibious Tractor Battalion). Keller writes excellent and greatly detailed entries of his experience in World War II, in the South Pacific, telling of beach assaults, sever combat, deaths and wounded all around him, in New Guinea, Borneo, Luzon, and Leyte. There are 3 small photos lose inside the diary. Also included in a leather case containing Keller’s “Discharge Service Record” for his honorable discharge.
Diary has a printed section in front explaining to its owner that it is to keep a record of his experience in service to his country. There is a section called “My Buddies in The Service” where names and other information is recorded. As section for the names and information of “Civilians I Have Met While in Service.” The diary covers Keller’s service during the years of 1944-1946.
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