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Walter F. Dundon papers,1929 and 1969.
Walter F. Dundon papers
Dundon, Walter F., 1890-
1929 and 1969.
Soldier from Frankfurt, Mich., member of Co. M, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the
"Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diary and reminiscences relating to his trip to Russia in 1929 to recover the bodies of members
of the Archangel Expedition killed and buried in the Soviet Union.
86529 Aa 1
Language: The materials are in English.
Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan
Access and Use
The collection was donated by Walter F. Dundon, of Frankfort, Michigan, in 1969 (Donor no.:
4767) and by Mrs. Hilda D. Lyon, of Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1971 (Donor no.:
The collection is open for research.
item, folder title, box no., Walter F. Dundon papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Resident of Frankfort, Mich.,
served as sergeant, Co. M, 339th Infantry, and was a member of the
Michigan and United States commissions sent to Russia in 1929 to locate and return bodies of American dead.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The papers contain a diary, July-Oct. 1929, describing the search
for bodies, memories of the Russian people about the American soldiers, living conditions, and his memories of the area; and a typescript
reminiscence, 1969, describing his mission, problems with the Russian authorities, the return
of the bodies, and the reinterment ceremony at
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery.
- Dundon, Walter F., 1890-
- Soviet Union--History--Allied Intervention, 1918-1920.
- World War, 1914-1918.
- Polar Bear Expedition.
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