University of Florida's Freshman Class, 1942

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Title

University of Florida's Freshman Class, 1942

Alternative Title

UF's Freshman Class, 1942

Subject

Gainesville (Fla.)
University of Florida

Description

A page from the 1942 edition of The Seminole, the yearbook for the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida. A notable individual shown on this page was Samuel T. Williams (1922-1945), who is the first person in the third row. A native of Eustis, Williams served as a Private First Class (PFC) in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. He is one of 85 Florida residents interned at Epinal. Williams was born in 1922. He enlisted in the Army on October 24, 1942, while attending UF. Williams was assigned to the 291st Infantry Regiment of the 75th Infantry Division. Williams' division arrived in Britain in November of 1944. They took part in a number of major battles, including the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 and 1945 and the Battle of Colmar Pocket in 1945. Williams died in combat around the Alsace-Lorraine region on February 3, 1945.

Source

Digital reproduction of original yearbook page: The Seminole (Gainesville, FL: Senior Class of the University of Florida, 1942): George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1942

Date Copyrighted

1942

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
The Seminole (Gainesville, FL: Senior Class of the University of Florida, 1942): George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

187 KB

Medium

1 yearbook page

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by the University of Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the University of Florida and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal Project

Curator

Barnes, Mark

External Reference

"The Seminole." University of Florida Digital Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00022765/00033/112j.
"PFC Samuel T Williams." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=williams&GSfn=samuel&GSmn=t&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GScntry=7&GSob=n&GRid=56376369&df=all&.
"World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: Florida." National Archives and Record Administration. http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/florida.html (accessed October 20, 2015).
"Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Reserve Corps Records)." National Archives and Record Administration. https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=929&mtch=1&cat=TS14&tf=F&sc=25005,25022,25006,25025,25007,25020,25028,25023&bc=,sl,fd&txt_25005=14077340&op_25005=0&nfo_25005=V,8,1900&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=111061 (accessed October 18, 2015).

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1 yearbook page

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