University of Florida Class of 1941

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Title

University of Florida Class of 1941

Alternative Title

UF Class of 1941

Subject

Gainesville (Fla.)
Colleges
Universities
University of Florida

Description

A page from the 1941 edition of The Seminole, the yearbook for the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida. A notable individual shown on this page is Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr., a native of Panama City, Florida. Upon his graduation, Capt. Calhoun enlisted as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves. Upon his enlistment, he entered the 92nd Field Artillery's 2nd Armored Division in Fort Benning, Georgia. His unit gained the nickname the Brave Cannons, which has stuck throughout the 92nd Field Artillery's career. With the intensification of World War II, the Allied began to execute the Omaha Beach Normandy Invasion in June of 1944. After the invasion, Capt. Calhoun made his way to Northern France, where he played a vital role in the liberation of Bresles, a commune in the Picardie region of France. Capt. Calhoun died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. Calhoun is one of 85 Florida residents interned at Epinal. His death led to the creation of a tribute site and memorial in his honor in Bristles.

Source

Digital reproduction of original yearbook page: The Seminole (Gainesville, FL: Senior Class of the University of Florida, 1941), page 69: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1941

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

2.76 MB

Medium

1 yearbook page

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

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 Cemetery Project

Curator

Berrios, Melissa
Cepero, Laura

External Reference

"En souvenir du soldat américain." Courrier Picard, September 8, 2012. https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/935628_123685017831888_1935428313_n.jpg?oh=b94bf6b0a3bfc74aba8f10090c557950&oe=57781DD4.
"Aquilla Calhoun, Un Héros Américain Tombé Pour La Libération De Bresles." Tribute to Capt Aquilla Calhoun, January 29, 2016. https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/v/t1.0-9/1441236_185057748361281_1766238369_n.jpg?oh=38dd54c9e1f454bf71e2288bc13ea0fd&oe=577C4BA2.
David, Powell. "Unit History: The 1/92nd Field Artillery Association - Vietnam." Brave Cannons. Accessed March 21, 2016. http://www.bravecannons.org/History/red_devil.html.
"To Receive Degree from U. of Florida." The Panama City News-Herald, January 18, 1942. https://www.newspapers.com/image/39103540/?terms=Calhoun.
"Miss Lillian Luke Becomes Bride of Lt. A. A. Calhoun In Lovely Eufaula Ceremony." The Panama City News-Herald, January 18, 1942. https://www.newspapers.com/image/39092405/?terms=Calhoun.

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1 yearbook page

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