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Benjamin H. Johnson Memoir

Identifier: CSWS-0327

This collection contains one copy of "Return to Freedom," a typescript memoir written by Benjamin H. Johnson. Originally penned in 1973, Johnson revised his work in 1987. The 60-page manuscript details Johnson's World War II experiences in Europe, particularly as a prisoner of war. The memoir also covers his pre- and post-war years and includes copies of photographs, articles, letters, and other documents alongside Johnson's writings.

Dates: 1987

Clyde W. Bradley Papers

Identifier: CSWS-0208

This collection includes the typed recollections of Clyde W. Bradley’s World War II service, including his crash landing and time as a prisoner of war in Germany.

Dates: undated

James J. Akins Collection

Identifier: CSWS-0106

Transcription of an oral history conducted with James J. Akins, who served as a pilot during World War II in the European theater. Akins was captured by German forces in 1944 and held for almost a year as a prisoner of war. During his service, he performed in several important raids on German forces. In his interview, he dictates experiences from before, during, and after the war.

Dates: 1993 September 20

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