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Robert Harrington DVD

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3463

This film, entitled Troublemaker -- A Pilot's Story of WWII, documents Robert Harrington's service flying B-24s in Europe with the 466th Bomb Group during 1944.

Dates

  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This film, entitled Troublemaker -- A Pilot's Story of WWII, documents Robert Harrington's service flying B-24s in Europe with the 466th Bomb Group during 1944.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert W. Harrington was born to William and Ina May (Bison) Harrington in Newton, Iowa on November 17, 1920. He graduated from Newton High School in 1939 and studied at Iowa State College in Ames before volunteering for the U. S. Army Air Corps in 1940. Harrington flew a B-24 in Europe before he was shot down over Holland on August 15, 1944. He was discovered by the Dutch resistance movement, which sheltered him until the Canadian Army liberated the area eight months later. Harrington returned to the United States, married his high school sweetheart, and completed his college education at Iowa State (1949). He accepted a position as a masonry expert in San Francisco in January of 1950 and continued in this job until becoming a construction consultant in 1975. Harrington also served as the President of the James H. Doolittle Chapter of the 8th Air Force Historical Society. He died in San Francisco on October 9, 2009.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Clark M. Beyer donated this film to the Center for the Study of War and Society, which transferred it to Special Collections on May 6, 2005.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480