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455th Bomb Group Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3205
Abstract This collection houses a compilation of papers documenting the 455th Bomb Group including military orders, photographs, and material showing the conception of the 455th Bomb Group Association. These papers provide a wealth of information about the strategic nature of the air war in Europe, the quality of life for pilots and crew members in combat, and the camaraderie of squads following the end of the war.

525th Tactical Fighter Squadron Papers

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Identifier: MS-3044
Abstract This collection contains materials relating to the 525th Tactical Fighter Squadron during World War II in the 1940s, including publications, histories, photographs, the diaries of S/Sgt. Virgil R. Embry and James L. Griswold, and the personal papers of First Lt. Jack Thornton.

Barwick O. Barfield Memoir

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Identifier: CSWS-0117
Abstract This collection includes a copy of Days Not Forgotten, a memoir of Barwick O. Barfield's World War II experiences as a navigator with the Army Air Forces in the European theater and a prisoner of war.

Ben Franklin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0165
Abstract This collection includes publications kept by Ben Franklin about the Fifteenth Air Force (established in 1943 during WWII). The first publication documents the first 40 years of Fifteenth Air Force 1943-1983, the second and third publications are Fifteenth Air Force “Sorties” from 1989.

Carmichael Bohnson Correspondence

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Identifier: CSWS-0095
Abstract This collection features two letters written from Carmichael Bohnson to his aunt Alice - one during his enrollment in the United States Army Air Force at Vanderbilt University and the other from his time spent in the Military Intelligence Service in Washington, D.C.

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.

Clifford E. Keenan Papers

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Identifier: MS-2075
Abstract This collection houses correspondence, photographs, and military memorabilia documenting Clifford Edward Keenan's service and death with the 505th Parachute Infantry during World War II.

Dewey E. Crowe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0023
Abstract This collection consists of military documents, yearbooks, photographs, and correspondence which document Dewey E. Crowe's service in the United States Air Force during World War II.

Donald L. Askerman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0112
Abstract This collection contains one copy of "My Forties," Donald L. Askerman's typed memoir of his experiences during World War II.

Ed Merkel Papers

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Identifier: MS-3220
Abstract This memoir, entitled My Last Mission, describes Lieutenant Colonel Ed Merkel's time as a B-17 pilot and German POW during World War II.

Edward G. Harris Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0018
Abstract This collection consists of 41 correspondences and commentaries by Edward G. Harris to his mother, grandmother, and grant aunt during his service in the United States Army Air Force during World War II.

Elmore Allen Green Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0126
Abstract This collection features a copy of Elmore Allen Green's recollections of his time in the US Air Force serving in the European theater during World War II.

Frank Baghetti Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0115
Abstract This collection includes a copy of World War II soldier Frank Baghetti's memoir, "As I Witnessed World War II," along with aa photograph of Baghetti's plane, "Hubba Hubba."

George B. McDonald Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0010
Abstract This collection consists of George McDonald's photographs, military documents, and war recollections.

Gordon Strevel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0074
Abstract This collection consists of two copies of the Sawbuck Gazette, dated January 24 and July 15, 1995. Also included is a registry of enlisted men's names and their addresses throughout the United States dated 1955.

Howard O. Lane Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0065
Abstract This collection consists of a folder that contains letters and a transcription of the diary belonging to Howard O. Lane, bomber in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

James J. Akins Collection

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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.

James R. Eddy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0068
Abstract This collection contains materials pertaining to James R. Eddy, member of the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. The documents include Eddy's correspondence and military papers, newspaper articles, and photographs taken in Tinian, Saipan, and Guam during the war.

Jerome Jacobs World War II Memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3237
Abstract This collection consists of Dr. Jerome Jacobs' World War II memoirs, entitled Some Came Home. The bulk of the material documents the years from 1941 to 1945. Dr. Jacobs, a fighter pilot veteran, recounts his experiences training as a pilot, his involvement in combat and in Operation Market Garden, and some of his experiences as a prisoner of war.

John Crowe Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0179
Abstract This collection features John Crowe's personal narrative, "Days in the Wild Blue Yonder," written about his service in the European Theater during World War II.

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