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Collection TitleCL 18 Arnold Jerome CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:05/07/2008
Provenance:This collection was donated to the Booth Library by Helen Jerome in 2007. 
Terms:Military police; Naples (Italy); United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945

Arnold B. Jerome-Arnold Jerome was born November 18, 1911 to Max and Ella Jerome of Elmira, New York.  He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1928 and from Yale University in 1932.  After graduating, he returned home to work as a manager at his parents' clothing store, then known as the Empire Credit Clothing Co. at 314 East Water Street.  He enlisted in the United States Army in July of 1942. From the summer of 1943 to April of 1945, he served as the chief clerk for the 59th Military Police Company, Police District No. 1 in the city of Naples, Italy.  On April 5, 1945, Jerome was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and transferred to the 803rd Military Police Battalion, also in Naples.  He was honorably discharged from the army on February 3, 1946 and returned home from Elmira to take charge of his family store.  In 1948, he married Etta, a former Army nurse.   

Scope:The Arnold Jerome Collection consists of material related to Jerome's service as an MP during WWII and includes his official service record, various orders and military correspondence, training manuals and records pertaining to the 59th MP Company stationed in Naples, Italy.  The collection also includes a photo album with over 100 images of Arnold and his wife Etta during their respective tours of duty. 
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1928-1947
AbstractThis collection contains materials pertaining to Arnold Jerome's service as an MP during WWII.

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Sephath Emeth: Order of Prayers for the Whole Year in Hebrew and English. Book0100
2nd Lt. Arnold B. Jerome's War Department identification card, issued April 10, 1945. Identification Card010101
2 photographs of 2nd Lt. Arnold Jerome in uniform, circa 1945. Photographs010102
Arnold B. Jerome's official military service records, 1942-1945. Records0102
S/Sgt. Arnold Jerome's pass for Military Police District No. 1. Document010301
Arnold Jerome's certificate of promotion from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant, December 1, 1943. Document010302
Memorandum recommending that S/Sgt. Arnold Jerome recieve the Legion of Merit Decoration, March 18, 1944. Memorandum010303
Bound collection of letters in support of S/Sgt. Arnold Jerome's commission as an officer, June 4, 1944. Letters010304
Memorandum regarding a Letter of Commendation for S/Sgt. Arnold Jerome as recommended by the Executive Officer of Military Police District No. 1, 1st Lt. Joseph Bellantuoni, July 15, 1944. Memorandum010305
Certificate indicating that Browning pistol n. 111736 was a gift to Lt. Arnold Jerome from the Italian Police of Naples and is an authorized souvenir, November 19, 1945. Document010305
Memorandum from Major Joseph More, Commander Military Police District No. 1, regarding the commission of Jerome Arnold, August 7, 1944. Memorandum010306
Letter of Commendation for S/Sgt. Arnold Jerome for his service as Chief Clerk at the Naples Military Police Station, November 16, 1944. Memorandum010307
Special Orders Number 90 from General McNarney ordering the temporary assignment of S/Sgt. Arnold B. Jerome to officers' training, March 31, 1945. Document010308
Memorandum from the Peninsular Base Section of the US Army regarding the honorable discharge and commission of S/Sgt. Arnold Jerome, April 3, 1945. Memorandum010309
Shipping ticket for the transportation of 2nd Lt. Arnonl Jerome's military equipment, April 9, 1945.Document010310
Special Orders Number 104 transfering 2nd Lt. Arnold Jerome from the 59th MP Company to the 803rd MP Battalian, April 14, 1945. Document010311
Special Orders Number 43 from the Headquarters of the 803rd Military Police Battalion assigning 2nd Lt. Arnold Jerome to Company B, April 16, 1945.Document010312
Special Orders Number 115 from the 803rd Military Police Battalion assigining 2nd Lt. Arnold Jerome to Company D, September 14, 1945.Document010313
Special Orders Number 129 from the 803rd Military Police Battalion releasing 2nd Lt. Arnold Jerome to travel by plane or train, October 5, 1945. Document010314
Memorandum receipts, 1945.Documents010316
Letter from General Adolfo Infante of Italy recommending Lt. Arnold Jerome for la Croce di Cavaliere dell Ordine della Corona d'Italia, November 22, 1945. Document010317
Memorandum from the Peninsular Base Headquarters regarding 2nd Lt. Arnold Jerome's travel orders, December 1, 1945. Memorandum010318
Arnold Jerome's certificate of Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States for reason of appointment as a Second Lieutenant, April 5, 1945. (5 copies)Document010401
2nd Lt. Arnold Jerome's Certificate of Service following his discharge on February 3, 1946. (2 copies)Document010402
Arnold Jerome's Separation Qualification Record, February 3, 1946. (2 copies)Document010403
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