Donald L. Askerman Collection
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.
- circa 1940
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0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
This collection contains one copy of "My Forties," Donald L. Askerman's typed memoir of his experiences during World War II.
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.
This collection was previously listed as part of MS.2012.
This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society.