Guide to the Edward Hauck World War II Collection

Edward Hauck World War II Collection
Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives
Phone: 937-775-2092
Hauck, Edward Charles, 1909-1991
Bulk dates:
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
One folder of original drawings by a fellow soldier of Edward Hauck and other members of the Roger Squad, as well as combat scenes during WWII. Also includes one photograph of Hauck and his brothers in their military uniforms.
The records are in English

Biography of Edward Hauck

Edward Charles Hauck was born July 15, 1909, in Dayton, Ohio, one of several children born to Louis A. and Emma (Schott) Hauck. Edward, like his father, was a milkman by occupation. Edward married Nellie E. Wright (1913-2011), daughter of Roman and Catherine Wright. At the time of World War II, Edward and Nellie resided in a rented home at 63 Park Drive in Dayton, in the South Park neighborhood. Edward enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 18, 1943, at the age of 34. According to his obituary, he served in the 5th Army, and according to the materials in this collection, he was a member of "Roger Squad." However, little is known of his unit divisions between Army and Squad. He was discharged November 18, 1945. He returned to his occupation as a dairyman, and he ultimately retired from the Meadow Gold Dairy. Nellie worked at Rike's Department Store for many years. The couple had no children. They were charter members of American Legion Post 675 (in Dayton's South Park neighborhood). Edward was also active in V.F.W. Post 2800 and Eagles Aerie 3675. He died on January 17, 1991, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Edward and Nellie are buried in Dayton's Woodland Cemetery.

Scope and Content

Edward Hauck was a life-long Dayton resident and World War II veteran. The collection consists of original drawings by a soldier known as "Poncho" (a member of Hauck's Roger Squad) during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. The drawings depict fellow Roger Squad members (including Hauck) and combat scenes. The collection also includes letters (written on the backs of the drawings) from Hauck to his wife back home in Dayton and one photograph of Hauck and his brothers in their military uniforms.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged in a single series of 6 items.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on accessing materials in this collection.

Subject Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


World War, 1939-1945


Hauck, Edward Charles, 1909-1991

Material Types:

Pen and ink drawings
Pencil drawings

Preferred Citation

[Description of item, Date], SC-332, Edward Hauck World War II Collection, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, by James Hauck, nephew of Edward Hauck, in May 2019.

Other Finding Aid

The finding aid is available on the Special Collections & Archives, Wright State University Libraries web site at