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Donald L. Askerman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0112

This collection contains one copy of "My Forties," Donald L. Askerman's memoir of his experiences during World War II. Donald L. Askerman served mainly in the European theater during WWII. As an armored gunner in the Army Air Forces, he completed 35 combat mission before being grounded. His memoir contains photographs, personal notes, propaganda, and news from his service.

Dates

  • circa 1940

Language

English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are 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 (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection contains one copy of "My Forties," Donald L. Askerman's typed memoir of his experiences during World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

Donald L. Askerman (born October 7, 1923) served in the US Army during World War II. In 1941, he was commissioned as an Air Raid Warden and was officially inducted into the Army on January 25, 1943. In July of 1943 he was promoted from Private First Class to Sergeant. From 1944 to 1945, he served as an aerial armorer gunner, completing 35 combat missions. Askerman served mainly in the European theater during WWII.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.2012.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's 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