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Joseph E. Galano [left] and his brother and a friend [April 1944]

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: 135th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company
  • Location of Service: United States; England; France; Germany; Belgium; Holland; Luxembourg; European Theater
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/1439

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Joseph Emanuel Galano Collection
Interview / Recording

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More Resources

[ Letter from President Bill Clinton [June 4, 1993] ]
[ Special Orders for German-American Relations, from General Omar Bradley [April 1944] ]
[ Memoir, "My Story With the 135th Ordnance Company" ]
[ Letter from Anne-Marie Simon [December 31, 1996] ]
[ Card from Anne-Marie Simon [February 2, 2002] ]

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[ Letter from Galano to Veteran's History Project [August 10, 2002] ]
[ Letter from Galano to Veteran's History Project [August 17, 2002] ]
[ Allied Military scrip, German ]
[ Obituary card for T. Blindert, German soldier, b. February 3, 1924, in Euskirchen (found in abandoned house) ]
[ Wollersheim Beer Factory letterhead (Galano has drawn arrow to indicate place where he was quartered) ]
[ Blank German postcard depicting beer factory in Wissen, Germany ]
[ German propaganda, "Why the war is important for Germany" ]
[ Article "At WWII memorial, a race against time" [April 30, 2004] ]

About this Item

Title

  • Joseph Emanuel Galano Collection

Names

  • Galano, Joseph Emanuel

Home State

  • Maryland

Headings

  • -  Galano, Joseph Emanuel
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: 135th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company
    • Location of Service: United States; England; France; Germany; Belgium; Holland; Luxembourg; European Theater
    • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1943-1945
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2004-07-17)
  • Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript (collected 2002-07-26; 2004-10-12)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2004; 2004)
  • Manuscript: Memoir [1 item] -- (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [3 items] -- (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [4 items] -- (collected unknown)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Self-interview (collected 2002-07-27)
  • Artifact: Artifact [1 item] -- (collected 1995)
  • Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [15 items] -- Photographs (collected 1944-2002)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2004)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/1439

Cite as

  • Joseph Emanuel Galano Collection (AFC/2001/001/1439), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image
  • online text

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

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Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

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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/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

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

Recording:

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

Photograph:

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

Computer file:

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

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), 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:

Galano, Joseph Emanuel. Joseph Emanuel Galano Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.01439/.

APA citation style:

Galano, J. E. (1943) Joseph Emanuel Galano Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.01439/.

MLA citation style:

Galano, Joseph Emanuel. Joseph Emanuel Galano Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.01439/>.