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Institute on WWII and the Human Experience

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Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience

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Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0241

27th Troop Carrier Squadron Foundation papers, 1942-2002, bulk 1948-1982

1 boxes
This collection related to the 27th Troop Carrier Squadron includes a manuscript that consists of memoirs entitled "Freedom Rings," which were gathered from members of the Army's 27th Troop Carrier Squadron about their time in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater. The squadron was in the CBI Theater from 1942-1945. The squadron was involved in many Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and SACO (Sino-American-Cooperative-Organization) operations, including rescues and liberations of P.O.W.'s. The collection includes their veteran's association magazine/newsletters as well.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.18.0012

385th Bomb Group Association collection, 1942-2015, bulk 1943-1945

1.00 items
This collection relates to the 385th Bombardment Group, Heavy, that was stationed at Station 155, Great Ashfield, Suffolk, England during World War II.  The collection includes a publication which documents the group's history during the war.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.01.0046

460th Heavy Bombardment Group Society papers, 1943-2015

40 boxes
The collection of the 460th Heavy Bombardment Group Society contains a unit history of this B-24 U.S. Army Air Corps Group, 55th Wing, 760th, 761st, 762nd, 763rd Squadrons and Group Headquarters, which served in the Italian Campaign. This collection primarily focuses on the memory of the war and those who served in the 460th. Included is a listing of the airmen who were held as prisoners of war, including their squadrons, positions on the plane (e.g. pilot, gunner), the date, mission, and what country or stalag in which they were held. Also included is a booklet, "Remembering the 460th Bomb Group (H)," which contains photographs, personnel lists, and maps, and was prepared as a gift from Duane and Betty Bohnstedt to their members. There are mission lists, target details, flight records, and crew searches. The collection includes issues of the society's veterans' association magazine, "Black Panther" from mid-1990 to their final issue, December 2005.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.02.0047

484th Bombardment Group Association papers, 1939-1998

11 boxes
This collection relates to the 484th Bombardment Group (Heavy) that was assigned to the 5th Air Force and based in Torretta, Italy as a component of the Foggia Airfield Complex during World War II and assigned B-24 Liberator heavy bombers.  The materials contained in this collection were subsequently assembled during the post-war period by the 484th Bombardment Group Association.  The collection contains official reports, data sheets, statistics, newspapers, Missing Air Crew Reports, personal histories, photographs, and unit histories.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.10.0016

Abraham Lifschitz collection, 1942-1946

2.00 boxes
Abraham Lifschitz, a Polish native, served in the US Army from 1942-1945. He served in Europe with the 100th Infantry Division until the end of the war. Collection is 1/2 box of 7 folders containing military service records, wartime publications, a few religious articles, and brief correspondence with his neice, Roberta, who donated this collection. Additionally, Lifschitz's artifacts are housed in the Artifact Collections. They consist of a veteran hat and handkerchief from an unknown relative who served in WWI, as well as Lifschitz's unit patch, cigarette case, marksmanship badge, a bracelet of French francs, his dog tags, and a banner commemorating his unit's history.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.09.0174

Abraham Zuckerman transcript, 1939-1946

1 folders
This oral history interview transcript relates to Abraham Zuckerman who was a concentration camp survivor from Krakow, Poland during World War II and worked as a slave laborer for Oskar Schindler.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.98.0165

Adolph Westheimer Collection, 1932-1999, bulk 1944-1945

2.00 boxes
Adolph Joseph Westheimer served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. The collection includes personal letters, government documents pertaining to his service, some postcards, tickets, papers with Japanese scripts, and Japanese artifacts. It also includes the oral history transcript of the Westheimer interview and manuscripts giving detailed descriptions and information on living conditions of Air Force members during the war in Japan. In addition, it includes the certificates of his physical conditions.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0224

Albert L. Haggerty papers, 1942-1945, bulk 1943-1945

1.00 folders
This collection consists on a series of papers focused on Albert "Al" Haggerty and the "Three Feathers"  B-24 Liberator Bomber he was assigned as crew chief during World War II. The "Three Feathers" bomber belonging to the 726th Bomber Squadron, 451st Bombardment Group. Documents in the collection include Haggerty's memories of his time with the plane, photocopies of pictures of the plane and the crew as well as an excerpt from a book were Sidney Winski, the first pilot of this aircraft,  recounts the "Three Feathers" incident, and finally the transcript of an interview where Haggerty provides a detailed account of his life, his time in training, the "Three Feathers incident," his experiences on service in Italy and the functioning of a B-24.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.16.0018

Alexander Schmidt collection, 1942-1945

3 boxes
This World War II collection covers the overseas experience of a sailor in the U.S. Navy aboard the escort aircraft carrier U.S.S. Natoma Bay (CVE 62), Composite Squadron 63 (VC-63). The collection includes sets of uniforms, a bomber jacket, personal papers, medals, awards, and a plaque. His personal papers include personnel documents, two journals, captured Japanese papers, the Bluejacket Manual, Natoma Bay records, and various publications from and about the Natoma Bay Association. The papers primarily document his time spent in the Pacific Campaign, although his records also date his trainings in Rhode Island and Jacksonville, Florida. This sailor also has a memoir titled Between Here and There that details his life and military experiences. He died in 2010.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.05.0136

Alfred Zenger papers, 1941-2010, bulk 2000-2010

2 boxes
These papers relate to Sergeant Alfred Zenger who served in the U.S. Army in the 297th Infantry in Alaska, the Pacific, and in India. The collection contains one book on the history of the 297th Infantry, one manuscript, and a collection of newsletters.