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125th Field Artillery Assoc collection

 Collection — Box: Assorted Collections 2
Identifier: Mss 56

Scope and Contents

File includes:

1/125 Serial Number Register log book, incl 1959-1967 unit roster.

Stencil/spray painted 125FA crest, 8x10

A Solders Guide to the United States, primitive humor publication with sketches

Federal fact sheet on military pay 1965.

Motor vehicle accident report 1936

Hand-written unit roster, 1959-1961

Christmas card, 132nd Engineers, CANG, 1943.

Visitor's Log, 598th AAA AW Bn, 1950-1956

Statement of Lineage packet, 1954-1965, 598th AAA Bn (125FA)

Scope and Contents

Panoramic photos glued to plywood and laminated.

Located in flat file F-3-4 and F-3-5:

"1st Bat. 125 F.A. Camp Ripley Minn." 7x16"

"Bat. A - 125 F.A. Camp Ripley Minn '37" 7x16"

"1st Bn. Hq 125 F.A., Camp McCoy Wis. June 1925. Blakemore and Oliver Photo" 7x18"

"125 F.A. Gov. Day Camp McCoy Sparta Wis. 1927. Photo by Blakemore and Oliver." 8x20"

(2) "A-Btry. 125th F.A. Camp Ripley Minn. 1935. Photo by Oliver. 8x25"

"Battery A, 125th F.A. Camp McCoy Wis. June 1930, Cam=ptain Thos. J. Robinson Commanding" 8x24"

"Bat A 125 FA Camp Sparta Wis 1925" 9x28"

"Med. Det. 125th F.A. Camp Ripley Minn. June 1939" With ambulance, stretchers, clerks, tables, dental, operation, tents" 8x27"

"Officers 125 F.A. Camp Ripley 1932. Oliver pHoto Co." 8x31"

"Reg HQ Btry 125th F.A. Camp Ripley Minn. June 1939. Photo by oliver" 8x33"

(2) "1st Bat. Hdqts. Battery 125 F.A. Florman, Duluth" 8x14"

"1st Bn. Hq 125 F.A. Camp McCoy June 1928. Blakemore and Oliver photo."

Trucks and artillery pieces. "Photo by Oliver" Ca. June 1939. 8x31"

"Reg HQ Btry. 125th F.A. Camp Ripley Minn. 1935. Photo by Oliver" Commo and survey equipment, trucks. 8x30"

"A Battery 125 F.A. Florman Duluth" 8x14"

"34th Infantry Division Assn: 1957 Mpls. Minn. Schawang Photo" 8x17"

125th F.A. Band. "Camp McCoy June 1928. Blakemore and Oliver photo." 8x18"

"A Btry 125 F.A. Camp McCoy June 1928. Blakemore and Oliver photo." 8x20"

"A- Btry 125th F.A. Camp Ripley Minn. 1935. Photo by Oliver" 8x25"

"C-Btry. 125th F.A. Camp Ripley Minn. 1935. Photo by Oliver" 8x24"

"1st Bn. Hq. Btry. 125th F.A. Camp Ripley Minn. 1935. Photo by Oliver" 8x25"

"1st Bn. Hq. Btry. 125th F.A. Camp Ripley Minn. June 1939. Photo by Oliver." 8x28"

Flat file F-3-3:

Battery 'A' 125th F.A. Camp Claiborne, La., April 1941. 8x10"

(2) unknown unit at formal dining tables. 7x14"

(2) "1st Bat. Hdqts. Battery 125 F.A. Florman Duluth." 8x14"

"Officers. 125th F.A. Camp McCoy, Sparta Wis. 1927. Photo by Blakemore and Oliver" 7x19"

"Btry A, 125 F.A. Camp McCoy Sparta Wis. 1927. Photo by Blakemore and Oliver" 8x17"

"Bat C 125 F.A. Camp Ripley, Minn. 1937. KammerDiener, Mpls. K20" 7x17"

(2) "1st. Bat. 125 F.A. Camp Ripley Minn. 15.5x5.5"

Scope and Contents

Box includes:

Head-of-the-Lakes-Servicemen's News weekly newsletter. Duluth, 1944-45.

"Visitor's Guide to the G-2 Section, 47th Infantry Division" Maj. Welsh, 1962.

(2) Military Ball program. Ontario, 1951. 125FA and 598th Anti Aircraft Regiment

125th FA roster log book, 1918, Corp. A.C. Schaefer, with photo

Mark Clark victory in Italy letter, 1945.

The Liberty Torch newsletter, 77ID, Leyte, Feb 28 1945

"Mission Accomplished, Africa, Sicily, Italy" newsprint brochure. ca. 1945.

German "Unser Heer" (Our Army) newspaper. 2 May 1944

125th FA Roster by Albert Lipinski. Blue folder. Seems to be veteran reunion roster. Veteran name, address, "Lady Name," meals, and tours checklist. date not indicated.

"Liberty's Victorious Conflict, A Photographic History of the World War" book. Chicago, 1918.

(3) 125th FA Assoc Roster, 1981

(2) "The Firing Battery, Motorized. Duties of Cannoneers, service of the piece, material, care and maintenance, safety regulations" Oct 1936.

"Armed Forces Guide to Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Region, Fort Carson Edition. ca. 1960s

Reckless First Encounter. 8-page magazine article by Martin Blumenson. 34ID in North Africa.

"The Gallant Fight of the 34th Division in the North African Campaign" Des Moines newspaper articles. 1943

"Blood on the Olives, Italian Pilgrimage, Sketches of life with the 34ID" by S.B. Baskin. ca. 1945

"Americanism, A Record of Historical Facts Since 1776" by G.V. Labadie. 1943

Army Times newspapers, Camp Claiborne and 34ID editions. 1942.

Newspaper clippings, "Area Guardsmen Learn Army Way at Camp Ripley" Duluth, 1964. Also, 2-page color photo of British King and Queen with American troops in N. Ireland, ca. 1941.

Photocopied photos. Camp Claiborne LA, 1941.

Il Libro Della Prima Classe (The First Class Book). Italian grade school book "picked up in a shattered school near San Vittore, Italy on 15 Feb 1944."

Field Artillery extension course booklets, 1960-63. Ft Sill OK

Print collateral: - Field Message Book, blank, Signal Corps Form - Combat Tips booklet

- Fall-In brochure from American Legion

- The Last Days of Benito Mussolini booklet

- "Chart for Time Fire On Slopes"

- Dance Program, Duluth Garrison NCO Club, 1939

- TAG School, Carlisle Barracks, exam rating slips

- General Orders for Sentinels pocket card

- (2) Rymes and Official Data of the American Army in the World War booklet

- Kristal Suiker packet, empty

- Duluth Garrison 50th Anniversary event invitations, 1937

- Euren Kameraden geht es gut! (Your comerades are fine) flyer

Scrapbooks, filed and described in Ph010: - "Easy Mount Scrap Book"

- Scrapbook with dog head on cover.

- Scrapbook with Dutch children on cover.


  • 1942 - 1990
  • Event: Donated by the 125th Field Artillery Association. Accession 91.120

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Biographical / Historical

The 125FA Assoc was a veteran organization for that unit.


1 Files (One folder. Two flat file drawers.)

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Repository Details

Part of the Minnesota Military & Veterans Museum Repository

Minnesota Military and Veterans Museum
Camp Ripley
15000 Highway 115
Little Falls MN 56345 United States