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Jesse W. Townsend Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0020

This collection consists of Jessie Townsend’s military record -- including assignments, executive orders, training requests and clearances -- and his aeronautical manuals and class notes from his service in the United States Air Force during World War II. Townsend enlisted in the Air Force in 1942 and rose to the rank of Sergeant. During his service, Townsend sustained an injury to his eye which required reassignment and additional training as a Bombsight Maintenance Technician.

Dates

  • 1942-1945

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of Jessie Townsend’s military record -- including assignments, executive orders, training requests and clearances -- and his aeronautical manuals and class notes from his service in the United States Air Force during World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information found.

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as a part of MS.1259. It was thenlisted as CSWS.WWII.1.0020 until receiving its current number.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections acquired this collection via the Center for the Study of War and Society.

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