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Arthur B. Cox Jr.’s “Escape through Enemy Territory”

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0236

This collection includes one photocopy of Arthur B. Cox Jr.’s autobiography, “Escape through Enemy Territory.” The story details Cox’s service with the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the European Theater, including his experience of being shot down over France, spending time with a French family before escaping to Spain, and spending a month in a Spanish prison before being rescued.

Dates

  • 1988

Language of Materials

The material in this collection is in 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 Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Overview

This collection includes one photocopy of Arthur B. Cox Jr.’s autobiography, “Escape through Enemy Territory.” The story details Cox’s service with the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the European Theater, including his experience of being shot down over France, spending time with a French family before escaping to Spain, and spending a month in a Spanish prison before being rescued.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Bogle Cox Jr. was born January 22, 1920 to Arthur and Laura Perkins Cox. Cox attended Central High School in Fountain City, Tennessee, and following his military service, attended the University of Tennessee. Cox enlisted with the U. S. Army in 1941 and served with the Army Air Corps in the 93rd Heavy Bomb Group, 330th Bomb Squadron during World War II. He married Glynden Towle (1924-2004) in 1943. Cox died June 29, 1991, and is buried in Knox County, Tennessee.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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