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Leroy Neal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0006

This collection consists of photocopies of Leroy Neal's personal papers regarding his service in WWII. The collection includes Leroy Neal's autobiographical essay about serving as a radio operator and side gunner on a B-24 bomber, 2 photographs, 2 letters to his parents, a service diary, and news clippings. Also included is an issue of the journal publication Sortie.

Dates

  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of photocopies of Leroy Neal's personal papers regarding his service in WWII. The collection includes Leroy Neal's autobiographical essay about serving as a radio operator and side gunner on a B-24 bomber, 2 photographs, 2 letters to his parents, a service diary, and news clippings. Also included is an issue of the journal publication Sortie.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leroy Neal was born July 30, 1923 in Dyersburg, Tennessee. He was the middle son of five brothers and was raised on a farm in Bonicord, Tennessee. Leroy married Polly Jernigan and the couple had two daughters. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on January 29, 1943 at the age of 20. He became a flight service specialist for Federal Aviation Administration. He died October 19, 2011.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two folders.

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as a part of MS.2012 and MS.2112. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.1.0006 until receiving its current number.

Acquisition Note

Materials were donated either by the veterans listed in the collection or by their families.

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