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Claude J. Landry Papers

Collection 252

Claude J. Landry (1912-1998).  Papers, 1941-2003, n.d.

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Claude J. Landry was a native of Valenzuela, Louisiana.  He was the son of Adlard J. Landry and Odette LeBlanc.  He married Marian Yancey of Lafayette and they had one son and two daughters.

He served in the U.S. Army for five years during World War II with the 390th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, 3rd U.S. Army, under General G.S. Patton in the European Campaign. 

Landry was a resident of Lafayette since 1950.  After serving in the Army he worked for Rockwell International until he retired in 1975.  He then became owner and manager of C.J.’s Valve Clinic Inc. for 16 years.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and was a charter member of the Petroleum Club of Lafayette.   Landry died at the age of 86 and was interred in the Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.

This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, certificates, assignment orders, dog tag, military prayer books, and other material while he served in the U.S. Army.  Also included are oversize framed photographs.

This collection was donated by his wife, Mrs. Marian Yancey Landry.

Series:

A. Biographical 1-01
B. Photographs 1-02 through 1-03
C. Correspondence 1-04 through 1-10
D. Reserves 1-11
E. Records 1-12 through 1-13
F. Reunion 1-14
G. Certificates and Awards 1-15
H. Publicity 1-16 through 1-17
I. Miscellaneous 1-18 through 1-23
     
Oversize:  
  Framed and unframed photographs

Inventory:

A. Biographical
1-02 obituary of Claude Landry (copy)
photo of grave
funeral program of Claude Landry
     
B. Photographs
1-02 Claude J. Landry
   
1-03 photos in Bavaria, etc. 1945, n.d.
negatives, unidentified, n.d.
coming home from USS West Point, November 1954
photo of 1941 (Texas)
     
C. Correspondence
1-04 Notice of Selection, 4 March 1941
     
1-05 Assignment Letter Orders, 1953
    #32 -  15 March
#44 - 9 April
#94 - 26 June
#97 - 1 July
#98 - 2 July
     
1-06 Special Orders, 1942, 1943, 1945
    #169 - 17 September 1942
#211 - 17 December 1942
#31 -     4 February 1943
#39 -   13 February 1943
#104 - 27 March 1943
#18 -   27 March 1943
#104 - 29 April 1943
#107 - 3 May 1943
#148 - 28 May 1943
#86 -   27 December 1943
#134 -  4 September 1945
#10-7441 - 23 October 1945
#288 -  28 October 1945
#340 - 19 December 1945
     
1-07 Reservist, 1946-1953
    Includes active duty, inactive duty, and discharge of duty
     
1-08 National D-Day Museum, 24 October 2003
    Thank you letter for the generous donation of World War II-era memorabilia to museum. Also includes deeds of gift form and “World War II Honoree” flyer
     
1-09 Louisiana State University, University Libraries, 24 September 1980
    Donation to the library: Nazi boots and flag [photographs included]
     
1-10 miscellaneous, 1943, 1946, 1952, 1953
    Includes letter of completion in a special school for officers at the AAATC, Camp Hann, CA, 4 - 16 January 1943
     
D. Reserves
1-11 Qualification/Availability Questionnaire, n.d.
     
E. Records
1-12 Separation Qualification Record, n.d.
     
1-13 financial: including vouchers, bank statements, etc., 1946
     
F. Reunion
1-14 390th AAA Dinner Banquet and 3-Day Reunion, August 10,11,12 held in Los Angeles at Patriotic Hall
     
G. Certificates and Awards
1-15 Certificate of Service, U.S. Army [photocopy]
  Certificate of Eligibility, Veterans Administration, 28 May 1951 [photocopy]
  Certificate of Service, 390th anti-aircraft artillery automatic weapons Battalion, 13 December 1945 [photocopy]
  Discharge Certificate, 12 September 1947 [photocopy]
  Honorable Discharge Certificate, 1 April 1953 [photocopy]
  Certificate of appointment to Sergeant, 1 march 1942 [original]
  Certificate of appointment to First Sergeant, 22 June 1942 [original]
  Certificate of appointment to First Lieutenant, coast Artillery Corps, 15 June 1946 [original]
  Certificate of appointment to Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, 14 August 1946 [original]
  Certificate: National Memorial Roster enrollment - In appreciation for outstanding patriotic service to our country and the American people, Amvets National Service Foundation honor  [photocopy]
  Certificate: Road to Victory, US Army 1941-1945.  Husband. “D-Day Museum of  New Orleans [photocopy]
     
H. Publicity
1-16 The Saga of the 390th AAA AW BN (SP), by Captain David B. Scott, Jr.
    Includes excerpts [photocopy]
    Map and other pages only pertaining to Claude Landry [photocopy]
    Map: Battle of Normandy June-August 1944
    Publication: Time Over Targets, The Story of the 9th Bombardment Division, 1944
    Passenger Regulations, 1 September 1945 [USS West Point]
     
1-17 Anti-Aircraft Artillery, a Brief History of Operations in Europe, 1 August 1944 to 8 May 1945 [original]
     
I. Miscellaneous
1-18 military prayer books, 1917, n.d.
    Catholic Prayer Book for the Army and Navy, arranged and edited by John J. Burke, C.S.P., copyright 1917
    My Military Missal, edited by Father Stedman and all branches of the Armed Forces, n.d.
     
1-19 pass, authorized to visit London from 2400, 18 September 1944 to 2400, 20 September 1944. [original]
     
1-20 artifacts: dog tag, MP armband, promotion stripes, Claude Landry
     
1-21 typescript, “SHAEF War Room at Reims, France”, n.d.
    Headquarters, Oise Intermediate Section, Theater Service Forces, European Theater
     
1-22 yearbook: Officer Candidate Division, Antiaircraft Artillery School Camp Davis, N.C., 1942
     
1-23 reunion: Flash” Something Different, 390th AAA Bn.
    15th reunion [invitation]
     
Oversize
1. Framed Photograph: 204th area, Base
2. Framed Photograph: Training - Battalion - 204th Coast Artillery (AA), Major Harry Stahl, Commanding, Camp Hulen, Texas, 11 April 1941
3. Framed Photograph: group, unidentified
4. Unframed photograph: same as #3
5. Unframed photograph: Anti-Aircraft Officer Candidate School, Course #47, 28 September - 17 December 1942, Camp Davis, N C