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United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 8th


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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 camp at which Fessel was held as a prisoner of war. Personal memorabilia include membership cards titled "Life Membership: American Ex-Prisoners of War."

Dates: Created: 1944-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/15/2000

Clarke M. Brandt collection

 Collection — Container: 02.0458 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-02.0458
Scope and Contents

The collection of Clarke M. Brandt contains an oral history transcript and various publications about army life during World War II. In it are examples such as George (Bob) Caron who was a tail gunner on the "Enola Gay" B-29 Bomber. The oral history includes Caron's eyewitness account of the bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Also included are pamphlets and newsletters including "War Buddies," which covers the relationship between a soldier and his canine companion through his years as a member of the US Marine Corps. "War Buddies" is written by Earle Welch and Dick Roberts.

Dates: Created: 1939-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 10/29/2002

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  • Subject: Prisoners of war--Austria--History--20th century X

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Air defenses--United States 1
Air pilots, Military--United States 1
Airplanes, Military--United States--History 1
Atomic bomb--Japan--History--20th century 1
Austria 1