The Resource 87th Mountain Infantry photo collection, (manuscript)

87th Mountain Infantry photo collection, (manuscript)

Label
87th Mountain Infantry photo collection, ca.1941-1944
Title
87th Mountain Infantry photo collection
Inclusive dates
ca.1941-1944
Contributor
Donor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collection contains b/w photographs from an unknown soldier in the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment. Many men are identified, locations include training at Ft. Lewis, Camp Hale, as well as photos of Kiska and Adak Islands
Note
Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Biographical or historical data
The 87th Moutain Infantry Regiment was the first unit of ski troops to be activated. The 1st Battalion was activated at Fort Lewis, Wash. on November 15, 1941. The 2nd Battalion was activated on May 1, 1942 and the 3rd Battalion followed on June 1, 1942. The Regiment participated in the invasion of Kiska Island on August 15, 1943. Following occupation duty at Kiska, the Regiment returned to the 10th Light Division (Alpine) in February 1944. On November 6, 1944 the Division was reorganized to become the 10th Mountain Division. The 87th was one of three Regiments that made up the Division.
Cataloging source
DPL
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  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military maneuvers
  • Soldiers
  • Ski troops
  • Camp Hale (Colo.)
  • Fort Lewis (Wash.)
Label
87th Mountain Infantry photo collection, (manuscript)
Instantiates
Note
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
Extent
1 photo box
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Unknown;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn757836902
  • (OCoLC)757836902
Label
87th Mountain Infantry photo collection, (manuscript)
Note
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
Extent
1 photo box
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Unknown;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn757836902
  • (OCoLC)757836902

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