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Henry Kent Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1983

This memoir (richly illustrated with copies of original photographs) documents Henry Kent's service as a pilot in North Africa and Italy during World War II. Kent discusses such subjects as the planes in use during World War II, the day-to-day operations of his unit, and the activities of his various friends while capturing the hardship, fear, and humor of the situation.

Researchers should note that most of the files on the CD are nearly inaccessible due to their format. As such, they have been printed to facilitate research. Unfortunately, the color present in the original photographs could not be reproduced.

Dates

  • 1943-1945

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

Abstract

This memoir (richly illustrated with copies of original photographs) documents Henry Kent's service as a pilot in North Africa and Italy during World War II. Kent discusses such subjects as the planes in use during World War II, the day-to-day operations of his unit, and the activities of his various friends while capturing the hardship, fear, and humor of the situation.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry W. Kent was awarded the DFC for 46 missions flown over Africa and Italy during World War II. He later taught chemistry and physics at the university level.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections on July 5, 2005.

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