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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Lyle D. Armstrong collection

 File — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0049- Folder 1
Identifier: 02.03.0049
Content Description This collection relates to Lyle D. Armstrong and his service in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. The collection contains a veteran's questionnaire where he shares his experience in service and recalls a memory of being in Manila when the Japanese Envoys came to speak to General MacArthur. He also mentions that he kept in contact with some of the men he met in service. The collection also contains photographs of Armstrong and his three older brothers,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1944-1946

Carl Fessel collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0589-Folder 1
Identifier: 02.00.0589
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs, personal papers and personal memorabilia belonging to Carl Fessel, a member of the United States Army Air Force who served in the 570th Squadron of the 390th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force in Europe from February of 1944 to April of 1945. Papers include a certificate of honorable discharge issued by the U.S. Army, while photographs include a picture of Fessel in uniform for a bombing mission and a contemporary map of Europe highlighting the prison...
Dates: 1944-2002; Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Date acquired: 06/15/2000

Herman J. Simler papers

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02.98.0104
Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs and documents pertaining to aerial operations over Europe during World War II. Lt. Herman Simler flew over 30 bombing missions over Europe during his service. The squadrons specified in this collection are the 8th Army Air Force, the 15th Army Air Force, and the 716th-719th bomber squadrons.

Dates: 1944-1999; Date acquired: 01/23/1998

Frank Louis Lash collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0075 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.06.0075
Content Description

This collection relates to Frank Louis Lash who served as a Captain pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the 587th squadron, 394th Bomb Group in the 8th Air Force which was based in England. The collection consists of a mechanical navigational watch and a brief manuscript detailing how the watch was acquired.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1943-1945

Roland Cadoret papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box, Folder: 08.0183 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.08.0183
Scope and Contents Roland Cadoret served as a B-17 pilot in the 351st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, in the European Theater.  His collection contains a manuscript, "The Battle of Grounded Eagles," in which he details his entire POW experience from mission briefing to liberation, an excerpt from his diary, and his photocopied version of General Dwight D. Eisenhower's letter to Invasion Forces. The Polebrook Post 351st Bomb Group Association 8th Airforce Vol. XXVII-No. 2,...
Dates: 1943-1995; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 12/05/2008

Simeon C. Sparkman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.16.0030
Scope and Contents This collection contains a compilation of personal letters and official documents, photographs, personal items, and military badges of Sgt. Simeon C. Sparkman who served with the 8th Air Force from 1943 to 1945, at Burtonwood Air Depot, Warrington, England, also known as Base Air Depot No. 1. Sparkman was specifically assigned to Hangar 5, Mary Ann Site, "B" Shift, Aero Repair Crew 6, and was the ranking NCO on Crew 6 in the grade of T/Sgt. The papers in this collection are comprised of...
Dates: 1940-1976; Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Date acquired: 10/28/2016

Stanley P. Koss collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.12.0030
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Stanley P. Koss who served as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Koss participated in the battle for Bastogne, Belgium. The majority of this collection pertains to Stanley P. Koss's war bond tour of war production plants in New York and New Jersey as part of an effort to boost war worker morale. The collection includes military orders, itineraries, letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings related to this tour, as well as...
Dates: 1942-1994; Majority of material found in 1945; Date acquired: 06/11/2012