James Allen Tyler Collection
James Allen Tyler was a Private First Class in the U.S. Army during World War II. Originally from Princess Anne County near Virginia Beach, Tyler was recruited for service in 1943. He received his basic training at Ft. Eustis, Virginia, and landed in Normandy in 1944, six days after the invasion. An interested man, Tyler collected news leaflets and German propaganda when he could find it. Tyler was also a fanatic stamp collector and was able to collect a large number of stamps from a deserted German post office.