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Norman Erling Houge diary, 1943

Part of Norman Erling Houge diary

2010MS020 Norman Erling Houge Diary, 1943-1945 2010ms020 Finding aid prepared by Krystle Farman University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 8/1/2010 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-08-02T15:59-0400 English Describing Archives: A Content Standard Norman Erling Houge diary 2010ms020 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.18 Cubic feet 1 box 1943-1945 The Norman Erling Houge diary contains a day-by-day diary that provides a description of Houge's life in World War II. The entries are typically short and consist of activities throughout his training at Camp Walters in Texas, Hammer Field in Fresno, California, and the Army Air Field in Santa Maria, California. Houge, Norman Erling, 1917-1985 Preferred Citation note 2010MS020 : [identification of item], Norman Erling Houge diary, 1943-1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note The intellectual rights to the collection reside with University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Use note Collection is available to researchers by appointment. Scope and Contents note The Norman Erling Hourge diary covers the World War II military life of Norman Houge. It documents his service, mostly on the West coast telling the story of a young musician who used his talents to entertain the troops in the area. Arrangement note The collection is comprised of two copies of a single item. Biographical note Norman Erling Houge, born in 1917, enlisted in the army on October 27, 1943. He left his home and wife, Grace Houge, for Camp Walters, Texas on November 17, 1943, eventually joining a regiment at the Amarillo Air Field in Amarillo, Texas. Throughout the duration of his enlistment, Houge trained not only at Camp Walters, but also around the United States at Hammer Field in Fresno, California and Army Air Field in Santa Maria, California. Never deployed to overseas, Private Houge entertained fellow soldiers at home through his music abilities for the duration of the Second World War. He was discharged and returned to Kentucky on January 20, 1945. Tuck, Susan Diaries. Military training camps. Soldiers--United States. World War, 1939-1945. Houge Diary: original, 1 1 1943 December 25-1945 January 20 Houge Diary: copy 1 2 Norman Erling Houge diary