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Dewey E. Crowe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0023

This collection consists of military documents, yearbooks, photographs, and correspondence which document Dewey E. Crowe’s service in the United States Air Force during World War II. Crowe served as 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Force from 1941-1942. His service was short-lived; during an attack in Alaska, his P-38 collided head on with another P-38 during a dogfight with a Japanese aircraft. The military documents contain materials such as his identification card and military certificates. The yearbooks and photographs document his graduation and personal images from his service. Crowe had written most of the correspondences to his parents back in Johnson City, Tennessee and they document his experiences in the service.

Dates

  • 1938-1943,1987

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 military documents, yearbooks, photographs, and correspondence which document Dewey E. Crowe's service in the United States Air Force during World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dewey E. Crowe was born in Johnson City, Tennessee in 1918. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps Reserve as 2nd Lieutenant, on September 26, 1941. Crowe was assigned to the 54th Fighter Squadron, The Aleutian Tigers, 343rd Fighter Group. On September 4, 1942, he arrived at Adak, Alaska. Ten days later, on September 14, the group was flying its first heavy bomber fighter strike against Kiska Island. During the attack his P-38 collided head on with another P-38 during a dogfight with a Japanese aircraft. Remainders of his body were never found. He is currently listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Honolulu Memorial, Hawaii.

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as part of MS.1314 (World War II Collection). It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.1.0023 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