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1984.72.124 - Tag, Luggage

Luggage Tag. Group 14, U.S. Army Transport Service Port of New York No. 015425 From the service of Major Richard T. Smith, 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd Division, AEF.

1984.72.125a - Tag, Luggage

Luggage Tag. American Expeditionary Forces, Quartermaster Corps, Salvage Divison, Baggage Service. Horse Equipment Major Richard T. Smith 117th Fld. Sig Bn. 42nd Division Stow in Hold, Not wanted on Voyage From the service of Major Richard T. Smith, 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd Division, AEF.

1984.72.125b - Tag, Luggage

Luggage Tag. American Expeditionary Forces, Quartermaster Corps, Salvage Divison, Baggage Service. Horse Equipment Major Richard T. Smith 117th Fld. Sig Bn. 42nd Division Stow in Hold, Not wanted on Voyage From the service of Major Richard T. Smith, 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd Division, AEF.

1984.72.126 - Leaflet

Leaflet in French for a lighter. Stiff booklike binding, maroon on the outside, opens up to an illustration of a soldier holding the lighter. There is a table on the right page with sizes. From the service of Major Richard T. Smith, 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd Division, AEF.

Image of 1984.72.127 - Roster

1984.72.127 - Roster

Christmas program for Company A Missouri Signal Corps at Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas showing the menu and the company's roster. Front colver displays a wreath around the signal corps logo. The inside of the back cover displays various additional military symbols. Full transcription as follows: 127_1984.72.127_RichardSmith_December 25, 1916_Page01 Merry Christmas 1916 With best wishes from Capt. Ruby D. Garrett Company “A,” Missouri Signal Corps Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas 127_1984.72.127_RichardSmith_December 25, 1916_Page02 Merry Christmas 1916 Company “A”, Missouri Signal Corps CAMP WILSON, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Menu Oyster Cocktail Olives Celery Roast Turkey and Dres

Image of 1984.72.128 - Postcard

1984.72.128 - Postcard

Postcard. The front is a phorograph of a woman standing near the door of a house. There are bushes by the steps and a gravel path winding around the house. There is a small table near the steps. The postmark reads: Kansas City MO., Mar 22 12 PM 1919 The back has a stamp that reads, Passed as censored. Full transcription as follows: 128_1984.72.128_RichardSmith to Betty Plank_March 22, 1919 [Post Card] This is a picture of the house and of [ms illegible 1 word] sister in Nice. She is a wonderful woman and they certainly gave me a good time. Dick Miss Betty Plank 1601 Linwood Blvd. Kansas City, Missouri From the service of Major Richard T. Smith, 117th Field Signal Battalion

1984.72.129 - Receipt

Receipt for the payment of membership dues to the Rainow Division Veterans Association. From the service of Major Richard T. Smith, 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd Division, AEF.

1984.72.130 - Register

Vaccination register for Richard T. Smith. Major, 117th Fld. Bn. Signal Corps. Batch #32 24 March 1919 From the service of Major Richard T. Smith, 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd Division, AEF.

Image of 1984.72.131 - Telegram

1984.72.131 - Telegram

Telegram from Major Richard Smith to Miss Betty Plank. Full transcription as follows: 131_1984.72.131_RichardSmith to Betty Plank_April 15, 1919 [cablegram] 74ny dq 15 pasny 730pm Brest april 15 1919 Miss Plank 1601 Linwood Kansas City, Missouri Sailed fourteenth april period battle ship South Carolina meet Smith From the service of Major Richard T. Smith, 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd Division, AEF.

Image of 1984.72.132 - Letter

1984.72.132 - Letter

Letter from Rec Cross Christmas Parcels Committee Chairman Mrs. Ralph Stout to Miss Bethine Plouk (Betty Plank) thanking her for her work on the Committee. Full transcription as follows: 132_1984.72.132_Mrs Ralph Stout to Bethine Plouk_December 26, 1918 [American Red Cross letterhead] December Twenty-sixth 1918 Miss Bethine Pouk, 1601 Linwood, Kansas City, Missouri., My dear Miss Plouk:- I desire at this time to extend to you my sincere expressions of appreciation for your helpfulness and co-operation in connection with the work assigned by the Kansas City Chapter, American Red Cross to the Christmas Parcels Committee. I know you will be glad to know that you Committee sent 22, 94

Image of 1984.72.31 - Letter

1984.72.31 - Letter

Order 322.21 to Department Signal Officer of Company A Missouri Signal Corps. Full transcription of letter: 031_1984.72.31_Company A Signal Corps to Department Signal Officer_January 3,1917 3322.21- Co. “A” Mo. Sig. Corps. Hq. Prov. Bn. Signal Corps Camp Wilson, Texas Jan. 3, 1917 From: C.O. prov. Bn. Signal Corps. To: Department Signal Officer. Subject: Final Report Co. “A” Missouri Signal Corps. 4. The most excellent work of this company while serving under my command is deserving of more than passing comment. It is exceptionally blessed with three able, intelligent and painstaking officers; but the splendid spirit of the enlisted men and the zealous manner in which they p

Image of 1984.72.32 - Itinerary

1984.72.32 - Itinerary

An itinerary of United States involved campaigns from February to Novembe, 1918. Full transcription to follow 032_1984.72.32_RichardSmith_Unknown Date Luneville Sec. 21 Feb. to 23 Mar Baccarat Sec. 31Mar to 21 June Espon Louvain 4 Jul to 14 July Champagne Marne 15 to 17 July Anisne [Aisne] Marne 25 July to 3 Aug St. Mihiel Offensive 12 Sep to 16 Essay Pom 7 Sept to 30 Meuse Argonne 12 Oct. to 31 Oct. [Meuse Argonne] 5 Nov. to 10 Nov. From the service of Major Richard T. Smith, 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd Division, AEF.

Image of 1984.72.33 - Leaflet

1984.72.33 - Leaflet

Mossouri House Bill No. 349 ensuring medals for WWI, Mexican Border, and Spanish American conflicts. Full transcription to follow: 033_1984.72.33_RichardSmith_Unknown Date, 1919_Page01 [ENGROSSED] HOUSE BILL NO. 349 50TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY INTRODUCED BY MR. HOPKINS. Read first time January 24, 1919, and 500 copies ordered printed. Read second time February 4, 1919, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs February 10, 1919 with recommendation that the bill do pass with amendments. Taken up for engrossment February 14, 1919. Bill ordered engrossed and printed as amended. W.G. Kitchen, Chief Clerk. AN ACT To provide for t

1984.72.47 - Orders, Military

General Orders No. 126 from the War Department concerning awards of distinguished service crosses, service crosses, medals, and the rescission of those awards. From the service of Major Richard T. Smith, 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd Division, AEF.

Image of 2001.25.5 - Map

2001.25.5 - Map

A map of the western front during 1918. The title of the map is 'The Western Front June 1918: Dark Shaded Areas Show Sectors and Fronts occupied by the 42nd Division'. The seven shaded areas have regional titles. Six of the areas are on the front while the largest one is in Germany on the left bank of the Rhine. From the World War One service of Joseph W. Murphy, Co. B, 117th Ammunition Train, 42nd Division.

2001.25.6 - Map

A map showing the route of the 117th Ammunition Train of the 42nd Division through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. The map is pasted into a cardboard cover. The cover reads 'Map Showing Route of Motor Battalion 117th Ammunition Train 42nd (Rainbow) Division Through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany. Across the top of the cover written in pen is the worlds 'Altenahn, Germany 3-21-1919'. The map is on blue paper, and shows the greatest German advance into France, the front line in the spring of 1918, as well as where the front was when the armistice was signed in November of 1918. A brief history of the formation and arrival in France of the 117th ammunition train is located

Image of 2004.100.35 - Letter

2004.100.35 - Letter

A retyped letter from Douglas MacArthur to Major William K. Herndon, President of the Kansas Chapter of the Rainbow Division Veterans. Undated. Includes a version of the Rainbow Division insignia: a circle with "42" in the background with the half rainbow crossing through. MacArthur declined the request to attend the 117th Ammunition Train reunion during the annual convention of the Kansas Chapters of the Rainbow Division Veterans on November 11. MacArthur further described the achievements of the 117th Ammunition Train during the War. 28 x 21.5 cm. From the service of Corporal Frederick Bruce Shields, Jr., 117th Ammunition Train, 42nd Division, AEF.

Image of 2005.70.35 - Letter

2005.70.35 - Letter

Letter, typed, from Major General Charles T. Menoher, U.S. Army, to the 42nd Division. Menoher describes the service of the Division since arriving in France and offers his appreciation for their efforts. He also encourages the men to continue fighting. Dated August 13, 1918. 26.8 x 20.5 cm. From the service of Cpl. Urban Brownlee, Company F, Ammunition Train, 42nd Division, AEF, Service Number 207390.

2005.70.38 - Map

Map. Shows the route of the Horsed-Battalion, 117th Ammunition Train, 42nd Division. The route goes through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. Compiled and platted by C.W. Hyde Jr., Evansville, Indiana. Scale 1:500,000. Map is in yellow and white ink on a blue background. 75.7 x 86 cm. From the service of Cpl. Urban Brownlee, Company F, Ammunition Train, 42nd Division, AEF, Service Number 207390.

Image of 2006.84.1 - Roster

2006.84.1 - Roster

Roster for Truck Company No. 4, 117th Ammunition Train, 42nd Division at Camp Mills, Mineola, NY Images on Roster: Resting After a Hike; Guard Mount; Firing Three Inch Gun; On a Hike; Recruits Learning to Aim; Trench Digging; Firing 12 Inch Mortars; Camp Scene; Cavalry; Field Artillery; Field Mess; Field Wireless; Machine Gun Auto Truck; The Engineers