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


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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

Herman J. Simler papers

 Collection — Container: 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: Created: 1944-1999; Other: Date acquired: 01/23/1998

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

Additional filters:

Air defenses--United States 1
Air pilots, Military--United States 1
Airplanes, Military--United States--History 1
Atomic bomb--Japan--History--20th century 1
B-24 (Bomber) 1