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Franklin and Marshall College Alumni in World War I

Diaries of J. Reah Hollinger (F&M 1917), 1918-1919, and David A. Landis (F&M Academy 1914), 1918-1919

David A. Landis (F&M Academy 1914)

Photograph of David A. Landis (courtesy of James Landis and PA State Archives)

David A. Landis (1897-1967)

David Allen Landis, born April 8, 1897 in East Petersburg, PA, was a 1914 graduate of the Franklin and Marshall Academy. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1918 Landis enlisted on June 3, 1918 in Company F of the 26th Engineers Regiment (U.S. Army). Landis's diary covers the period from July 30, 1918 to March 21, 1919.

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Images and transcriptions of the Landis diary available in the World War I Diaries Collection on Scholars Square

Images and Transcription of 1918-1919 diary

This annotated transcription by Emily Hawk provide editorial clarification in {brackets} as well as footnote references that provide additional context for Landis's diary entries.

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Map of David Landis's service in France and Germany, 1918

This map by Emily Hawk traces and identifies locations in France and Germany where David Landis's company saw service.

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History of the 26th Engineers

Learn more about the history of the 26th Engineers Regiment at this link -

History of the 26th Engineers Regiment