Floyd: Philip Anthony Floyd Papers, 1940-1955

Call Number: MG-486

1 box     9 folders     .2 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 11

Description: This collection contains registration, classification cards, AMVET and VFW cards, discharge paperwork, compensation and awards for a Lancastrian soldier that was in the Second World War.

Creator: Philip Anthony Floyd Papers

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Gift of Kenneth C. and Livia Riley, 18 May 2008.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KB, May-June 2014.


Folder 1 Registration Certificate and Classification Changes Cards

Item 1 Registration certificate for the Selective Service. October 16,1940

Item 2 Notice for physical examination. July 5, 1941

Item 3 Typed note stating he pass the examination

Item 4 Order No 1606 Class I. July 8, 1941

Item 5 Order No 1606 Class IA. July 21, 1941

Item 6 Order No 1606 Class IC. December 20, 1945


Folder 2 VFW and AMVET Cards

Item 1 VFW Card No. 514 1944

Item 2 Amvets Card December 31, 1950

Item 3 Temp Amvets Card January 31, 1953

Item 4 Amvet Card 1953

Item 5 Amvet Card 1953 Post 19 Home Association

Item 6 Amvet Card 1954

Item 7 Amvet Card 1954 Post 19 Home Association

Item 8 Amvet Card 1955

Item 9 Amvet Card 1955 Post 19 Home Association

Item 10 Amvet Post No. 19 of Lancaster, PA


Folder 3 Ephemera

Item 1 Merry Christmas wish from G. S. Patton, Jr. with prayer on back

Item 2 Soldier’s Pay Record March 26, 1942

Item 3 Postcard of Paris Et Ses Merveilles

Item 4 Austria: A Soldier’s Guide

Item 5 Army Exchange Ration Card – ETO


Folder 4 Order to Report for Physical Exam with envelope, Map of Germany

Item 1 Order to Report for Physical Examination Prior to Induction. January 6, 1942

Item 2 Envelope from Selective Service for Exam

Item 3 Map of Germany with dates and targets that would end the war in Europe. November 7, 1944 through May 8 1945


Folder 5 Certificates and Customs Declaration

Item 1 Certificates, Affidavits, and Custom Declaration. September 21, 1945

Item 2 Certificates, Affidavits, and Custom Declaration. September 21, 1945

Item 3 Certificate referring to an enemy’s military equipment


Folder 6 Discharge Papers

Item 1 Separation Qualification Record. November 20, 1945

Item 2 Honorable Discharge Paper. October 13, 1947

Item 3 Copy of side one of Item 2

Item 4 Copy of side two of Item 2

Item 5 Envelope that the paperwork came in.


Folder 7 Application for Readjustment Allowance and Compensations

Item 1 Application for Readjustment Allowance. August 30, 1946

Item 2 Check stud from the Governor’s Office Harrisburg for services during World War II

Item 3 Envelope that Item 2 came in. March 17, 1950

Item 4 Note from World War II Veterans Compensation Bureau Harrisburg, PA. March 17, 1950


Folder 8 Application for Compensation

Item 1 Application for Compensation Noted that Floyd received $17.50 from the French Government as a gift.

Items 2-3 Directions to fill out applications.

Item 4 Blank Application


Folder 9 Awards Received

Item 1 Certificate of Honor from City and County of Lancaster

Item 2 Letter from Adjutant General saying that they are working on getting decorations and awards out. June 16, 1954

Item 3 Envelope that Item 2 came in

Item 4 Letter from Adjutant General stating that Floyd would be receiving a Bronze Star Medal

Item 5 Envelope that Item 4 came in.

Item 6 Copy for Recipient Listing all of awards the Floyd would be receiving.