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A Wisconsin army lieutenant describes being wounded by German shrapnel during World War Two.

William H. and Elizabeth Ann Upham papers, 1934-1946, 1973-1974 (selections).


William H. Upham, son of Wisconsin Governor William H. Upham, served as a lieutenant in the army from 1941 to 1946. The two letters digitized here describe being wounded in action by German shrapnel and include a Western Union telegram informing his wife Betty Ann of his injury. Six additional boxes of manuscripts, including his entire World War II diary, additional letters, and documents about their subsequent careers (described here) exist in paper form in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives. These documents are made available online through a partnership between the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television.


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Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
Creator: Upham, William H., 1916-.
Pub Data: William H. and Elizabeth Ann Upham papers, 1934-1946, 1973-1974 (selections). Original manuscripts at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Call Number: Mss 985
Citation: Upham, William H., 1916-. William H. and Elizabeth Ann Upham papers, 1934-1946, 1973-1974 (selections). Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Call Number: Mss 985. Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1639 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1639; Visited on: 4/23/2014
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