Overview of the Jerry B. Riseley typescript : Adjutant's journal : Second Battalion, 503d Parachute Infantry

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Overview of the Jerry B. Riseley typescript : Adjutant's journal : Second Battalion, 503d Parachute Infantry

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2009
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Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun.
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Collection Summary

Title: Jerry B. Riseley typescript : Adjutant's journal : Second Battalion, 503d Parachute Infantry
Dates: 1943
Collection Number: 89034
Creator: Riseley, Jerry B.
Collection Size: 1 volume (1 folder) (0.1 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Relates to military operations of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment in the New Guinea campaign during World War II, especially to the parachute landing at Nadzab, New Guinea, and to circumstances surrounding the death and presumed suicide of the regimental commander, Colonel Kenneth Kinsler. Includes retrospective interpellations, a battalion roster, and a related sound recording. Photocopy.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: In English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jerry B. Riseley typescript : Adjutant's journal : Second Battalion, 503d Parachute Infantry, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1989.

Accruals

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Location of Originals

Original in possession of: J. B. Riseley.

Biographical/Historical Note

First lieutenant, United States Army; adjutant, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1943.

Scope and Content of Collection

Relates to military operations of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment in the New Guinea campaign during World War II, especially to the parachute landing at Nadzab, New Guinea, and to circumstances surrounding the death and presumed suicide of the regimental commander, Colonel Kenneth Kinsler. Includes retrospective interpellations, a battalion roster, and a related sound recording. Photocopy.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Kinsler, Kenneth, dd. 1943.
United States. Army. Parachute Regimental Combat Team, 503rd.
Parachute troops.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--New Guinea.