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UB and World War II: Photographs

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2022 7:51 AM

Army Air Cadets of the Twenty-third College Training Detachment on and around bunk beds set up in Norton Union (now Harriman Hall), July 1943

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Army Air Cadets of the 23rd College Training Detachment relaxing in their barracks inside Norton Union (now Harriman Hall), July 1943.

A woman in a wedding dress and and man in an Army dress uniform are walking down the steps from Norton Union (now Harriman Hall).  On either side of them are two lines of solders in dress uniforms saluting the married couple.

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"Wedding a la Militaire" Newlyweds leaving Norton Union (now Harriman Hall), circa 1944.

Army Air Cadets of the Twenty Third College Detachment in line in the Norton Union (now Harriman Hall) cafeteria, July 1943.

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Army Air Cadets of the 23rd College Detachment in line in the Norton Union (now Harriman Hall) cafeteria, July 1943.

The Grover Cleveland Park clubhouse, circa 1944

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The Grover Cleveland Park clubhouse, circa 1944.  This building, Norton Union (now Harriman Hall) and portions of Clark Gym were converted to barracks for the Air Cadets of the 23rd College Detachment. 

The cover of the program for "About Face," a show presented by member of the Army Specialized Training Reserve Program at UB

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On December 16, 1944, cadets of the Army Specialized Training Reserve Program at UB presented "About Face."  This show included a number of skits and musical numbers, some of which satirized the cadets' officers and life in Norton Union.  A dance in Clark Gym followed the performance.

Four students in Army uniforms are standing outside the School of Medicine building at 24 High Street.  All four are looking at a document that has been propped on a low wall.

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Four members of the 3215th Service Command Unit of the Army Specialized Training Program standing outside the School of Medicine Building at 24 High Street, circa 1944.

A list of members of the class of 1943 that were serving in the United States Armed Forces: Edward Ehrman, Andrew Ellicott, Donald Gollop, Harold Kiener, Edwin Klingelhofer, Colin MacLeod, Alfred Trybezewski and Jack Volkert.

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This tribute to UB students who left the university to join the armed forces can be found in the 1943 Buffalonian yearbook.

Poster for the Engineering, Science and Management War Training Program at UB

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This poster advertises many of the tuition-free courses that were available to workers in local war industries as part of the Engineering, Science and Management War Training program at UB.

Soldiers in formal military uniforms sit with their instruments in the foyer of Norton Union (now Harriman Hall)

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UB's 23rd College Training Detachment Dance Orchestra in Norton Union (now Harriman Hall), 1944.

Six graduates of the School of Medicine's Class of 1944 dressed in either Army or Navy formal uniforms.  They are: E. George Heus (Army), John Paul Guinther (Navy), Payson Bernard Jacobson (Army), Samuel J. V. Hagen, Junior (Army), Richard Jeffrey Jones (Navy) and William Herbert Hall (Navy)

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Six members of the School of Medicine's Class of 1944.  Beginning with the 1943/44 academic year, nearly every graduate of the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry was a member of the Army Specialized Training Program or the Navy V-12 College Training Program.   

The presentation of a plaque honoring UB alumni servicemen that died during World War Two, October 3, 1946.  The names of 52 men are included on the plaque.

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The presentation of the Alumni Memorial during the Convocation for UB's Centennial Celebration, October 3, 1946.  The plaque lists 52 alumni who died in military service during World War II.  Pictured L-R are Elmer J. Tropman, Chair of the General Alumni Board; Gail Hotelling, President of the Norton Union Board of Managers; and Chancellor Samuel P. Capen.