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Angie Croy collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 98.0574

Content Description

This collection relates to Angie Croy and her father, Aviation Machinist's Mate Felder Lang Howell, who was killed in a car accident while on duty at Corry Field in Pensacola, Florida. The collection consists of two scrapbooks from World War II, one belonging to Angie Croy, the other assembled by her mother. The scrapbooks include photographs, greeting cards, newspapers, and magazine clippings. The collection also includes letters, telegrams, certificates, and military documents all pertaining to Howell and his family. Artifacts include jewelry, a gold star flag, a floral arrangement ribbon, and a medal awarded posthumously.


  • Majority of material found within 1941-1951
  • Other: Date accessioned


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

Felder Lang Howell was born on May 16 1916 in Branford, Florida. On November 30, 1935, Howell married Lorayne Barbour. They had two children together, Ralph and Angie Howell. Howell enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 1942 and received training in Norfolk, Viginia. He was then transferred to Corry Field in Pensacola, Florida in October 1942. He served as an Aviation Machinist's Mate, Second Class, and worked as a naval air mechanic specialized in electrical work. On August 18,1943, Felder was killed in a car accident while on duty as he traveled to Corry Field in Pensacola, Florida. He is buried at the McCalls Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hatchbend, Florida.


1.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

1 folders : Oversize folder

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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.

Angie Croy collection
Sara Canon
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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