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Wesley Ross Memoir of World War II, 2009

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Wesley Ross Memoir of World War II, 2009

ID: MSS RossW

Primary Creator: Ross, Wesley

Extent: 0.1 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Wesley Ross Memoir of World War II consists of personal remembrances and research conducted by Ross on the activities of the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion. Ross attended Oregon State College from 1938 to 1943 and earned a BS degree in electrical engineering.

Scope and Content Notes

The Wesley Ross Memoir of World War II consists of a compilation of personal remembrances and research conducted by Ross on the activities of the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion (ECB) during World War II. 146 Engineer Combat Battalion -- Essayons: A Journey details Ross' wartime experiences as well as his activities after the war and includes reproductions of archival materials (documents, photographs, and maps) and written accounts by other members of the 146th ECB and affiliated units. A list of the 146th ECB members and their lives after the war is included. In a chapter devoted to pre-war activities, Ross describes his student years at Oregon State College including stories of hijinks among his fellow military cadets and samples of his school expenses. Essayons (French for "Let us try.") is the motto of U.S. Army Engineers.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Wesley Reid Ross was born in 1919; grew up in Wamic, Oregon; and graduated from Maupin High School. He attended Oregon State College from 1938 to 1943 and earned a BS degree in electrical engineering. Ross served in the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion (ECB) during World War II and participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research. A PDF copy of Ross's memoir is available upon request.

Acquisition Note: The memoir was transferred to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2012.

Related Materials: The Oregon State College History of World War II Project Records (MSS OSCWW2) document military service of Oregon State students, alumni and faculty as well as wartime activities and programs conducted by the College. Other personal narratives documenting World War II are available in the Oregon State Yank Collection (MSS Yank). Wartime activities of campus organizations are documented in the Alpha Lambda Delta Records (MSS AlphaLambdaDelta), Delta Zeta Sorority Chi Chapter Scrapbook (MSS DeltaZeta), and the Maple Manor Cooperative House Collection (MSS MapleManor).

Preferred Citation: Wesley Ross Memoir of World War II (MSS RossW), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Ross, Wesley

People, Places, and Topics

Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon State College--Alumni and Alumnae.
Oregon State College--Students.
Ross, Wesley
University History
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.


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