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Richard N. Peters collection

 Collection — Container: 03.0194 - Box 1
Identifier: 03.0194

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to First Lieutenant Richard N. Peters who served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps in the European Theater of Operations in Italy with a troop carrier squadron. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript and three flight training yearbooks.


  • November 17, 2003
  • 1942-1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2003-12-02


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

Richard N. Peters was born on November 8, 1924. He trained and served as a C-47 pilot in the United States Army Air Corps in the European Theater. Stationed out of Rome and then Leghorn, Italy, Peters completed troop transport missions until the end of the war. In October 1945, Peters was granted leave and eventually discharged. Using the G.I. Bill he attended Iowa State University. Following graduation, Peters worked for the Reynolds Metals Company for 40 years. He retired December 1, 1989.


.25 Linear Feet (1 quarter box)

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Dick Peters.


Richard N. Peters collection
Beatrice Dain
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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