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Adolph Westheimer Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 98.0165

Scope and Contents

Adolph Joseph Westheimer served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. The collection includes personal letters, government documents pertaining to his service, some postcards, tickets, papers with Japanese scripts, and Japanese artifacts. It also includes the oral history transcript of the Westheimer interview and manuscripts giving detailed descriptions and information on living conditions of Air Force members during the war in Japan. In addition, it includes the certificates of his physical conditions.


  • Created: 1932-1999
  • Other: 1944-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1999


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 or Historical Information

Adolph Joseph Westheimer served in the US Air Army Air Corps during World War II in both the 13th Service Group and the 386th Service Group with a serial number 38050027. Born in Houston, Texas on August 5, 1915, Westheimer spent his early life in San Francisco, CA and joined the United States Army Air Corps on November 19, 1940. Westheimer served in both World War II and the Korean War. During World War II, Westheimer participated in the battle of Iwo Jima and remained there until the end of the war. During the Korean War, he was stationed about seventeen miles from Tokyo, Japan. He was married to Jenna Rose Westheimer. Adolph passed away on December 14, 2009, in Houston, TX.


2 boxes

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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.

Source of Acquisition

Adolph Westheimer

Method of Acquisition


Adolph Westheimer Collection
Huaqing Shi
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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