HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG5476.AM: Francis E. Liggett, 1920-2019
Shelton, Buffalo County, Nebraska: World War II veteran
Size: One item
Born on February 19, 1920, at Almena, Kansas, Francis Eugene Liggett grew up in Shelton, Nebraska, where he graduated from high school in 1938. He attended the University of Nebraska, where he served in the ROTC. Liggett graduated from the University in 1943, and then he joined the U.S. Army, serving with the 45th Infantry Division during World War II. Wounded twice in Italy, and then captured in France by German troops, Liggett spent eight months as a German prisoner of war in Poland at Oflag 64. When the war was over, Liggett returned to Nebraska, where he married Rosalie Wiese on February 3, 1946, at Shelton, Nebraska. Liggett worked for the USDA Soil Conservation Service until his retirement in 1975. He also served in Japan for a time during the Korean War. The Liggetts moved to Vancouver, Washington, in 1979. Francis Eugene Liggett died on November 27, 2019.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of one folder containing the military reminiscences of Francis E. Liggett. Titled, “No, Not Yet,” the reminiscences focus on World War II and Liggett’s experiences as a prisoner of war. The reminiscence only briefly mentions Liggett’s service during the Korean War.
World War II reminiscence, “No, Not Yet,” by Francis E. Liggett
Liggett, Francis Eugene, 1920-2019
Prisoners of war — United States
Soldiers — Nebraska
Veterans — Nebraska
World War, 1939-1945 — Personal narratives, American
World War, 1939-1945 — Prisoners and prisons