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423rd Field Artillery Group Aerial Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3112
Abstract

This collection consists of a number of World War II-era aerial photographs of Bologna, Italy and surrounding areas, taken in March and April 1945 by the U. S. Army's 423rd Field Artillery Group. They show potential targets and the results of artillery shelling by American forces, including destroyed buildings and fields covered with craters.

Dates: 1945 March-April

A Brief History of Marine Air Warning Squadron Eight

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0036
Abstract

This collection consists of memoir titled, A Brief History of Marine Air Warning Squadron Eight by Ed. Farmer, written in 1984. It includes a history of the Marine Air Warning Air Squadron Eight stationed in Okinawa, Japan during World War II. The booklet includes maps and personnel rosters of the various operations of MAWS-8 as they landed in Okinawa.

Dates: 1984

Air Defense and Warfare Publications

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3377
Abstract These three publications of the United States Air Force contain information pertaining to air strategy during World War II. The first, Air Defense in Theory and Practice: 1918-1945 by Denys Volan, provides a brief introduction to the development of conventional air defense tactics from the advent of auxiliary military air forces in World War I to their most prevalent implementation during World War II. The second publication, entitled Mission...
Dates: 1945-1946

Camp Tyson Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3090
Abstract

This collection houses papers documenting Camp Tyson, a military base located near Paris, Tennessee during World War II. It contains photographs, documents, forms, and manuals relating to camp operations.

Dates: 1941-1942

Cecil B. Staley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0211
Overview

These papers document Cecil Staley’s service with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. Included are Staley’s typed accounts of his missions in Japan from December 1944 to July 1945.

Dates: circa 1945

Charles Otis Rainwater Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3538
Abstract

This collection features three newspaper clippings about Lieutenant Charles O. Rainwater's crash landing in April of 1943 in Central America during World War II. The collection also houses a map of France sent to Rainwater's father with an accompanying letter, dated May 19, 1943, and several undated photographs of Rainwater, his plane, and the plane wreckage.

Dates: 1943 May 29-1944

China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association Newsletter and Roster

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3375
Abstract

The China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association newsletter housed in this collection is dated 1991 October 30 and contains letters from the President and Chairman of the Board to the membership, notes from the last convention, and lists of new members, life members, and deceased members. The roster provides a list of the Association's members (including address, spouse's name, phone number, role in the operation, and wartime base).

Dates: 1991 April 1-October 30

Neil B. Schultz Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0216
Overview

This collection includes typed biographical notes and a short memoir as well as photocopies of photographs and articles all documenting the life and World War II service of Neil Schultz.

Dates: circa 1978

Reginald C. Ferguson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0060
Abstract

This collection consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings regarding Sgt. Reginald Ferguson's disappearance while overseas during World War II.

Dates: ca. 1940s

Robert Forrester, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2034
Abstract

This collection houses correspondence and personal effects documenting Robert L. Forrester, Jr.'s service and death in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Dates: 1941-1942

Robert S. Crouse Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0237
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.

Dates: undated

Wiley O. Woods Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2569
Abstract

The Wiley O. Woods Diary, 1944-1945, consists of a photocopy of Woods' World War II diary. Woods wrote every day from November 26, 1944 to November 1, 1945. Woods' diary gives insight and understanding to flight groups' activities during World War II.

Dates: 1944 November 26-1945 November 1