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Title: Emil George Schweigert 164th Infantry World War II
               
Date: 1942

Collection Number: 2011-P-005

Quantity: 21 items

Abstract: Original, copy negatives and scans of 20 black and white photographs (various sizes, but most approximately 3" x 3").  Images are of 164th Infantry, U.S. Army, at Guadalcanal Island, WWII era. The photographs were mounted around the outside edge of a Japanese flag when received by Museum Division.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Douglas Schweigert in November 2010.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
               
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Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
               
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.       

Transfer: Originally part of artifact loan (Japanese flag) to Museum Division from Emil Schweigert (L1449; December 27, 1945). Photographs were copied on July 02, 1991 and accessioned as #91AV079, eventually being given Photograph Collection #00938. No gift agreement was obtained at the time the copy negatives were made. The original photographs were returned to SHSND Museum and donor. Copy prints were made for SHSND Museum and the copy negatives retained in the Photo Archives. In 2010, Museum Division was asked by Douglas Schweigert to return the Japanese flag (L1449) to the family. The flag was de-accessioned and the original photographs were transferred to Photo Archives and added to the collections as 2011-P-005. An Intra-Agency Transfer dated November 26, 2010 documents the transfer and a Gift Agreement signed by Douglas Schweigert, November 26, 2010 resides in Museum Division. Flag returned to descendent Doug Schweigert on November 26, 2010. The original Photo Collection #00938 was vacated and all the copy negatives merged with Photo Collection 2010-P-005.

Related Collections:
00080-Box 2-File 10-64 Emil Schweigert
SHSND Museums L1449

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Emil Schweigert was born March 30, 1920 in Stanton, Mercer County, North Dakota to Christian F (1883-1961) and Regina Dorothea (Reichenberg) Schweigert (1888-1949). He had eight siblings, Wilmar Herman Schweigert (1909-1971), Herbert (1913-), Helene Dorothy Schweigert Jordan (1914-1964), Henry Christian Schweigert (1917-1925), Eleanor Lydia Schweigert (1918-1993), Fred William Schweigert (1922-2000), Clara (1925-), Christian Herman Schweigert (1926-1926).

He received his education in Stanton and at the North Dakota Agricultural College in Fargo, North Dakota and Tri-State University in Angelo, Indiana. He enlisted in 1941 in Fargo, North Dakota and served in World War II with the 164th Infantry in the South Pacific, including time on Guadalcanal. After discharge he lived in Los Angeles, California and attended California Flyer School of Aeronautics. He worked as a mechanic for TWA (Trans World Airlines) until 1950 when he returned to North Dakota.

He married Louella E Dockter (1923-1968) on September 21, 1947 in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota. She died on June 30, 1968.

He was employed by the Corps of Engineers in Riverdale, North Dakota until 1952 when he moved to Bismarck, North Dakota. He worked for Franklin Life Insurance Company Bismarck, North Dakota and owned and operated Bismarck Realty Company.

He married Shirley Snow in Bismarck, North Dakota on November 21, 1969. He was a member of the first United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies, El Zagal Shrine, and the American Legion.

He had three sons, James Richard (1950-), David Alan (1953-) and Douglas Jon Schweigert (1960-). He also had two step-children, Mrs. L. L. (Dian) Hubbard and Robert Snow.  He died July 12, 1970 in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota and is buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Bismarck, North Dakota.

PHOTOGRAPHS INVENTORY

2011-P-005-00001 Captured Japanese anti-aircraft gun 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00002 Japanese anti-aircraft gun captured by 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00003 Three wounded Bandsmen 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00004 164th Infantry Band on Guadalcanal Cemetery Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00005 164th Infantry Band at Cemetery Guadalcanal Cemetery Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00006 Scene at Cemetery 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00007 Anti-aircraft gun used by "Pistol Pete" 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00008 Natives on Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00009 "Evening Dress" 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00010 Typical "Foxhole" 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00011 Cemetery on Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00012 Japanese transport sunk Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00013 Captured Japanese prisoner 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00014 Yank Bomb Drop 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00015 Japanese transport sunk off Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00016 Hospital in jungle 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands 1942
2011-P-005-00017 Yank Landing Operations 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands October 1942
2011-P-005-00018 A buddy buried on 'canal 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands October 1942
2011-P-005-00019 Japanese tank on beach 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands October 1942
2011-P-005-00020 Junac fighting on canal 164th Infantry Guadalcanal (Isatabu) Solomon Islands October 1942
2011-P-005-00021 Original layout of Guadalcanal photographs surrounding Japanese flag (SHSND Museum L1449; December 27, 1945.) Flag was returned to Emil George Schweigert on November 26, 2010.

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