H04-1537. Kuiper, George H. (1926-2016). Papers, 1950s. 0.25 linear ft.
George H. Kuiper was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during WWII with 3rd Army 4th Armored Division 191st FA Bn ‘A’ Battery. After returning to Holland, Michigan, he was a business owner, mechanic, private pilot, and boater. The collection includes biographical information, a 2004 oral history interview about his time with Roamer Boat Company, many photographs of his time in service including the liberation of a German concentration camp, memoir of his time in service titled “World War II as I Remember It,” and two 8mm films (2005 VHS transfer; 2006 DVD transfer) of the Roamer Boat Company's pleasure boats and tug boats taken on Lake Macatawa, Lake Michigan, Chicago, and the Mississippi River from the early 1950s and a newspaper story and several photographic slides of the transfer of tug boats built and delivered to the United States Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans, Louisiana, via Lake Michigan, Chicago, and the Mississippi River in October 1953.
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