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James J. Akins Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0106
Abstract

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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  • Subject: World War, 1939-1945. X
  • Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, American. X
  • Subject: Oral history -- United States. X