The Resource John P. Litchfield papers

John P. Litchfield papers

Label
John P. Litchfield papers, 1939-2009
Title
John P. Litchfield papers
Inclusive dates
1939-2009
Creator
Contributor
Donor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection includes news clippings, notes, World War II reports, 10th Mountain Division campaign reports, scrapbooks contain photographs, correspondence, calendars, postcards, news clippings, orders, history of the 10th Mountain Division, photographs; manuscripts, text and layouts for "Hale and Farewell: Commemorative Book of the WWII 10th Mountain Division" (2006-2007); "Mountaintown" DVD; National reunion committee correspondence, notes, receipts, reports and working papers; "I.S. Division 10th Mountain Division Day, April 5, 2006" DVD; National board of directors meetings: minutes (2004), meeting book (2004), reports, clippings, correspondence (1988-2009); 10th Mountain Division Memorial Day, Tennessee Pass CD-ROM (2008); 10th Mountain Division Foundation Meeting CD-ROM (2008); Litchfield's military records (1942-1955); veteran's obituaries (2006-2009); "Po River Crossing" manuscript (2001). Two maps (copies) depicting unit deployments during crossing of the Po River, April 23, 1945 with documents: historical summary of the battle, order of battle
Note
Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center.
Biographical or historical data
John Litchfield was born in Lisbon Falls, Me. in 1917. He was a graduate of Dartmouth College (1939) where he had been a member of the National Champion Dartmouth Ski Team. Litchfield was Inducted into U.S. Army at Hailey, Idaho and went through Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. in 1942. He was assigned to Camp Hale, Colo., where he spent a brief tour of duty with the Mountain Training Center. In September 1944, Litchfield served as Liaison Officer to the 86th Regiment before being shipped to Italy in 1945. Promoted to Captain in February 1945, he was awarded the Bronze Star medal in May 1945. Litchfield also served on the General Staff in the Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 Intelligence during the Korean Conflict (1951-1952) and was honorably discharged in October 1952. He retired to Denver, Colo. in the 1970s and has been involved with the activities of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, where he served as President. Litchfield was also a Board member of the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association and the 10th Mountain Division Foundation and is the compiler and editor of "Hale and Farewell: Commemorative Book of the WWII 10th Mountain Division" (2007).
Cataloging source
DPL
Label
John P. Litchfield papers
Note
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
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Extent
6 linear ft. (6 boxes), 6 oversize boxes, 6 oversize folios, 2 oversize folders.
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
John P. Litchfield;
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595361
System control number
  • OCM60343329
  • (OCoLC)60343329

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