Virginia Holocaust Museum accepts donation of Signal Corps artifacts

The Virginia Holocaust Museum has accepted the donation of three Signal Corps artifacts by way of my Unofficial Informal Archive of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Northwest Europe in WWII.

Two are the late Camp Crowder trainee John Moriarty’s copies of two special editions of Radio News:

Radio News

Covers of November, 1942 and February 1944 special Signal Corps issues of Radio News

John Moriarty’s daughter Pat Nagel  loaned them to Unofficial Informal Archive of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Northwest Europe in WWII.

I used them to create a Radio News page on the Unofficial Informal Archive of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Northwest Europe in WWII.


The third artifact is a copy of A Rookie In Crowder

A Rookie in Crowder

A Rookie in Crowder is the Camp Crowder, Missouri edition of a souvenir comic book depicting basic training. Ned Eller is a cartoonist who trained as a front line combat infantryman.
The Ray C. Berry Syndicate copyrighted it in 1942. No information is available regarding the renewal of this copyright so it may now be in the public domain.

This  copy of “A Rookie at Crowder” was rescued from a garage sale by Chris McCluer of Mission, Kansas. He recognized that veterans and their families would appreciate its depiction of World War II Army basic training and donated it to the Unofficial Informal Archive of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Northwest Europe in WWII site.

I scanned and uploaded it to Scribd and Google Documents.


Thanks to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center for referring the Unofficial Informal Archive of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Northwest Europe in WWII to the Virginia Holocaust Museum


Unofficial Informal Archive of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Northwest Europe in WWII

As I researched the gaps in my late father’s Signal Corps service I realized I had compiled information that was not readily available elsewhere and would be useful to other family history researchers.

I shared my research on my family history site.

Veterans and their families contacted me with additions, corrections, stories, and photos to share.

Out of that evolved the Unofficial Informal Archive of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Northwest Europe in WWII.

Recently people have sent artifacts. After sharing a copy on my site, all original artifacts are donated to an archives, museum, historical society, or library so the items are available to all.


For more information:

Radio News page on the Unofficial Informal Archive of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Northwest Europe in WWII

Signal Corps training at Camp Crowder, Missouri page on the Unofficial Informal Archive of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Northwest Europe in WWII

Virginia Holocaust Museum


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