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Frank D. Browning World War II Collection
Collection — Box: 1
Contents of the Collection The Frank D. Browning World War II Collection pertains to Browning's service as a navigator and bombardier with the 490th Bomb Squadron in the China India Burma Theater during World War II. Most of the items are dated 1942-1947, with some later dates. Materials include military records, including Browning's military business cards and a conduct guidelines sheet; a partially filled notebook, maps of China and select United States cities, photocopies of clippings and printed ephemera likely...
Harold K. and Charlene B. Hartell World War II Collection
Overview The Harold K. and Charlene B. Hartell World War II Collection documents the personal careers of the Hartells during the war, primarily from 1942 to 1945. The collection documents Harold’s training and service as a bombardier in the United States Air Corps and Charlene’s training and work for North American Aviation building B-25 bombers.
Robert K. Mason B-17 Incident Report and Photographs Collection
Collection — Folder: 1
Contents of the Collection The collection consists of an incident report and photographs of a B-17G crew, 490th Bomber Group, 850th Squadron, based in Eye, East Anglia, England with its aircraft that was damaged by enemy fire during a bombing mission on March 9, 1945. The two-page report by B-17 pilot Robert Mason describes that the crew came under flak fire en route to their bombing target: railroad yards in Frankfurt, Germany. A shell passed through the No. 2 engine in the left wing without exploding. After...
Homer Rickman World War II Photographs
Collection — Folder: 1
Contents of the Collection The Homer Rickman World War II Photographs is a small collection comprised of eight black-and-white photographs, presumably taken by Rickman and featuring several aircraft squadrons from the 490th Bomb Group. The photos were taken both during combat missions and on the ground at the squadron's home base at RAF Eye, near Mellis, England. The photos showcase several B-17 Flying Fortresses, including one where they are pursued by Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighters. Also featured is a Hawker Hurricane...