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Ole B. Bennedsen World War II Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2011-07-01
Contents of the Collection The Ole B. Bennedsen World War II Collection documents Bennedsen's service as a pilot of Boeing B-17 aircraft on operational missions over Germany near the end of World War II. This small collection includes a Pilot's Flight Log with entries from 1943-1945, a pay card, and a list of all of Bennedsen's 35 operational missions over Germany, which includes the dates and names of German cities. Also present are two black-and-white photographic prints depicting Bennedsen and his "Bonnie Lassie"...

Donald T. Hayes World War II Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2011-09-06
Contents of the Collection The Donald T. Hayes World War II Collection includes items accumulated by Sgt. Donald T. Hayes of the 452nd Bomb Group, ball turret gunner of the B-17 Flying Fortress "Tangerine." The collection includes Air Medal citations, a 452nd Bomb Group Lucky Bastard Club certificate and a "magnetic" style photo album with 113 black-and-white photos. The photographs are snapshots that feature Hayes, his fellow crewmembers, B-17 bombers in flight, life on base, several images of the "Tangerine" following...

Clarence H. Lamping World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-10-27
Contents of the Collection The Clarence H. Lamping World War II Collection contains textual materials and a small amount of photographic prints relating to the World War II service of Lieutenant Colonel Clarence H. Lamping. Some of the material is retrospective. Most of the material was collected by Lamping during and after his service, although some items were collected by his son, John. The bulk of the collection is textual materials, most of which are post-war. Materials include Lamping's U.S Army Air Forces...

Robert K. Mason B-17 Incident Report and Photographs Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 1985-09-11
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...

David S. Newcom World War II Eighth Air Force Photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2016-11-23
Content Description This small collection is comprised of 18 World War II-era photographs from Sgt. David S. Newcom, a B-17 bombardier in the United States Eighth Air Force, then based in England. All the photographs are small, black-and-white snapshots, primarily informal portraits. Newcom is featured in most of the photographs, both in civilian clothes and in military uniform, sometimes with other servicemen. B-17 aircraft can be partially seen in seven of the photographs. Many of the photographs have...

Homer Rickman World War II Photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 1993-10-06-A
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...

Charles C. Smith World War II Collection

 Collection — Box: one
Identifier: 2015-12-09
Content Description The Charles C. Smith World War II Collection is a small collection documenting the military service of Charles C. Smith, a B-17 Navigator during the second world war. The collection includes: 45 black-and-white photographs primarily depicting aircraft, especialy B-17s, some portraits of Smith, and a few snapshots taken in England and Scotland; a membership card for the Army Air Forces Aid Society, 1944; clippings regarding the war; receipts from 1960 and 1965; a Polaris yearbook for the...

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