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Elijah Lankford Williams:
An Inventory of His Papers, 1942-1993 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Elijah Williams served in Europe during World War II in the 10th Armored Division under General Patton. He and his brother Walter Isaiah Williams were at the Battle of the Bulge and Bastogne in 1944. He was the brother of Paul Sherman “Pete” Williams, a serviceman in the Pacific Theater during World War II, during which time Pete Williams chauffeured General Douglas MacArthur as he toured Japan.
The Papers consists of Elijah Lankford Williams’ diary during his time in Europe during World War II, as well as accompanying photographs of daily life, the European countryside, and war-torn locations. Records of his discharge and the history of his unit, the 10th Armored Division, are also present.
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Elijah Lankford Williams Papers, 1942-1993 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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Processed by: Robert Weaver, 2013