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Abstract William Frederick "Bill" Barns (1920-1995) joined the United States Air Force in 1942 and flew in the European Theater during World War II. After the war, Barns served in the USAF in several capacities until his retirement in 1966 when he went to work in the private sector, including for Garrett Corporation. The collection contains a broad array of textual materials as well as photographs and digital images related to his military and professional careers.
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Contents of the Collection The James O. Brewer World War II Collection documents Brewer’s service as a pilot in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The collection consists of both photographic and textual material, primarily dating from 1942-1949.Photographs are in color and black-and-white and appear to show military personnel, reunions, and personal candids, though most of the photographs are not dated or annotated. A significant number of photographs were taken in Australia and prominently feature...
Overview Major Norman George Stromer (1922-2019) was an Army Air Corps pilot who participated in bombing campaigns in the South West Pacific during World War II, served as part of the Military Air Transport Service (MATS), and worked as a fight inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This collection contains photographs, military records, certificates, and other textual materials documenting his military service, post-military career, and personal life, primarily dating from 1940-1960.