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United States. Army. Ambulance Service. SSU 539


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Amherst Ambulance Unit and other C. W. Eastman notes, 1917-1919

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: War Materials 1], Folder: 17
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The War Materials Collection records the involvement of Amherst College, its students, staff and alumni in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and post-World War II conflicts such as the Korean and Vietnam wars. Documents include letters, bulletins, pamphlets, newspaper clippings and lists of alumni who served in the wars.

Dates: 1917-1919

U.S. Army Ambulance Service, Section 539 ["Black Cats"] Records

Identifier: MA.00139

World War I ambulance unit, recruited in Amherst, Massachusetts in June 1917 from Amherst College students and local residents. Collection consists of clippings, photographs, a photograph album, maps, books, correspondence, pay and enlistment records, and other materials documenting the activities of the U.S. Army Ambulance Service Section 539, also called S.S.U. 539, known colloquially as the "Black Cats," in France during World War I.

Dates: 1917-1941

Additional filters:

Archival Object 1
Collection 1
Ambulance drivers 1
Amherst College -- Alumni and alumnae 1
Amherst College -- Students 1
Photograph albums 1
World War, 1914-1918 1