John Pershing Earley Collection

Historical / Biographical note: John Pershing Earley was from Brooklyn, New York. He was in Company A, First Battalion, 106th Infantry Regiment. During his time in service, he was promoted from private to private first class and served in the 27th Division military police platoon.

Scope & Content: This collection consists of memorabilia collected by John P. Earley during and after his time in the 27th Division, as well as, print materials related to the 27th Infantry Division during World War Two. Four photograph albums contain numerous pictures he took while stationed in Fort McLellan, Alabama; Cucamonga, California; Oahu and Kauai Islands of Hawaii; and Saipan. These photographs provide a snapshot of his life and time while in the 27th Division including military training, civilian life, Hawaiian buildings and landscapes, and war time. Additional items in the collection include military manuals and 27th Division reunion mementos. Several physical artifacts owned by Mr. Earley are also part of the museum's collection. This collection is housed at the New York State Military Museum Research Center.

Fort McClellan, Alabama 1940 - 1941 and 1990

Cucamonga, California 1941 - 1942

Oahu island, Hawaii 1942 - 1943

Kauai island, Hawaii 1943

Saipan 1944