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Carl H. Sundell World War II Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: M545

Scope and Contents

The collection contains three essays detailing Carl Sundell’s experiences during World War II. Each text discusses different aspects of life in the South Pacific, highlighting Sundell’s interactions with fellow military personnel and describing the APc-5’s home base at Milne Bay, New Guinea and the surrounding areas. Sundell revised his 1995 draft in 1999.

Dates

  • 1995
  • 1999

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

Carl H. Sundell was born January 5, 1917 in Oneida, Illinois, the son of Ernest A. and Helen Helbig Sundell. After meeting his wife, Helen Engert, at Oberlin College, Carl enrolled in the University of Texas (Austin) and joined the Navy in World War II as a radio specialist, eventually reaching the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade. Carl served on the Coastal Transport Vessel, APc-5, from 1943-1944, and his commanding officer was Dr. Claude E. Fike, Jr. After returning from the war, Sundell married Helen Engert and worked in a variety of areas, even contributing to the invention of the Moog synthesizer. Sundell died December 2, 2006.

Extent

3 Items (1 folder) : 302A.B1.A2

Language of Materials

English

Form of Material

The Carl H. Sundell World War II Memoir consists of three essays written by Carl H. Sundell on his experiences in the South Pacific during World War II. This collection would be of particular interest to researchers studying World War II and veterans’ recollections of their service.

Arrangement

This small collection consists of one folder, containing three drafts.

Provenance

Donated by Mr. Carl H. Sundell, 1995 and 1999.

Existence and Location of Copies

For Digitized Materials from this collection, see: EXTERNAL DOCUMENTS link at bottom of page.

Related Materials

M275: Claude E. Fike World War II Diary, 1941-1993

M278: Pat H. Bullock World War II Papers

M281: Chester W. Hill World War II Memoirs

M374: Alvy Ray Pittman World War II Memoir

M496: Jim Minn World War II Memories

M544: William Riley Taylor World War II Memoir

Sources

Carl H. Sundell World War II Memoir, M545, Historical Manuscripts, Special Collections. The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQ54-S95 : 14 March 2018), Carl Sundell in household of Ernest Sundell, Ithaca Town, Tompkins, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 55-40, sheet 23A, line 29, family 510, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2793.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWJS-Q31 : 13 March 2018), Carl H Sundell in household of Royal D Sundell, Brownsville, Justice Precinct 2, Cameron, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 31-9, sheet 4A, line 17, family 91, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3998.

Title
Carl H. Sundell World War II Memoir
Author
Collection processed and finding aid written by Jonathan Puckett
Date
08 May 2019
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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