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Robert S. Crouse Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0237

A typescript copy of Robert S. Crouse’s memoir, “There I Was…The Wartime Memoir of a Junior Birdman.” This story details Crouse’s time with the U. S. Army Air Corps from his basic training to his service as a bomber pilot in the Mediterranean Theater during World War II.

Dates

  • undated

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

A typescript copy of Robert S. Crouse’s memoir, “There I Was…The Wartime Memoir of a Junior Birdman.” This story details Crouse’s time with the U. S. Army Air Corps from his basic training to his service as a bomber pilot in the Mediterranean Theater during World War II.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Spencer Crouse was born in 1924 in Rutherford, Tennessee to Charles and Alice Crouse. He served with the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the 310th Bomb Group, 379th Bomb Squad. Crouse received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee and later worked for Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Crouse was married twice, first to Laverda King (1922-2011) and later to Mary Elizabeth Hope. Crouse died May 22, 2004, and is buried in Anderson County, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

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