Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
  • Unit of Service: 2nd Photo Procurement Detachment
  • Location of Service: Algeria; North Africa; India; United States
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant

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"I matured faster, becoming wiser sooner in the ways of the world than had I remained at home." (Memoir: A G.I. Odyssey, page 23)

John Enman's memoirs of his service in World War II read more like travelogues. His assignment, to secure and process aerial photographs in the China-Burma-India Theater, took him to India. He spent 18 months there, and though he didn't witness combat first-hand, he was privy to another fierce battle, the political struggle over the future of China involving Chiang Kai-Shek and General Joseph Stilwell.

[ Photo Album ]

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[ Enlisted Man's Temporary Pass ]
[ Diploma from the Franklin Technical Institute ]

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[ Memoirs: "A GI Odyssey" ]
[ Manuscript, "GI Anecdotes" ]
[ GI Anecdotes [additional material] ]
[ Memoirs Manuscript: "GI Anecdotes" ]
[ V-Mail to Dad & Sis [6/24/44] ]
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[ V-Mail to Mr.& Mrs. J. Enman [7/30/44] ]
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[ V-Mail to Mr.& Mrs. J. Enman [Christmas 1944] ]
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[ V-Mail to Mr.& Mrs. J. Enman [4/44] ]
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[ V-Mail to Elaine Enman [4/44] ]
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[ V-Mail to Mom, Dad, & Sis [8/30/45] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [October 27, 1943] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [November 27, 1943] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [December 23, 1943] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [January 9, 1944] ]
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[ Letter to Julie, along with newsclippings and photograph [January 20, 1944] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [February 1, 1944] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [March 29, 1944] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [April 22, 1944] ]
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[ Letter to Julie and an Algerian 5 franc note [May 10, 1944] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [June 21, 1944] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [July 10, 1944] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [August 9, 1944] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [October 11, 1944] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [November 5, 1944] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [December 3, 1944] ]
[ Letter to Julie [December 21, 1944] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [January 17, 1945] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [February 6, 1945] ]
[ Letter to Julie [April 11, 1945] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [April 24, 1945] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [June 3, 1945] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [July 29, 1945] ]
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[ Letter to Julie [June 26, 1945] ]
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[ Delhi and its Neighborhood ]
[ Kashmir Love Darts ]
[ Agreement form "Kashmir Paradise Company" ]
[ Invitation to "Allied Services Art Exhibition" ]
[ Invitation to the Viceroy's House ]
[ Program: All-India Gramophone Society [9/16/45] ]
[ Program: All-India Gramophone Society 1/7/45 ]
[ Program: Concert By The Madras Guards Symphony Orchestra ]
[ Newsclipping from "The National Call" [Wednesday August 9, 1944] ]
[ Copy of regimental newspaper [November 30, 1944] ]
[ Christmas greeting card [1943] ]

About this Item

Title

  • John Aubrey Enman, Jr. Collection

Names

  • Enman, John
  • Enman Jr., John Aubrey

State of Birth

  • MA

Home State

  • PA

Headings

  • -  Enman Jr., John Aubrey
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
    • Unit of Service: 2nd Photo Procurement Detachment
    • Location of Service: Algeria; North Africa; India; United States
    • Highest Rank: Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1943-1946
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Memoirs [2 items] -- (collected 1943 - 1946)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1944)
  • Manuscript: Periodicals [1 item] -- (collected 1995)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [24 items] -- (collected 10/1943 - 6/1945)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [6 items] -- (collected 1944 - 1945)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [7 items] -- (collected 1944 - 1945)
  • Photograph: Digital print [21 items] -- (collected unknown)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [29 items] -- Photograph (collected 1943 - 1945)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [6 items] -- (collected 1942 - 1946)
  • Manuscript: Book [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1964)
  • Manuscript: Maps [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Civilian papers (certificates, forms, wills, etc) [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2011)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/817

Cite as

  • John Aubrey Enman, Jr. Collection (AFC/2001/001/817), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

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Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

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Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Enman, John, and John Aubrey Enman Jr. John Aubrey Enman, Jr. Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.00817/.

APA citation style:

Enman, J. & Enman Jr, J. A. (1943) John Aubrey Enman, Jr. Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.00817/.

MLA citation style:

Enman, John, and John Aubrey Enman Jr. John Aubrey Enman, Jr. Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.00817/>.