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Raymond L. Willett collection

 Collection — Container: 16.0015 - Box 1
Identifier: 16.0015

Scope and Contents

This collection centers around a Corporal and Combat Radio Operator in the 310th Bombardment Wing, 528th Bomb Squadron, 380th Bomb Group, in the Southwest Pacific theatre of World War II. It includes handwritten radio messages, commendations, strike reports, a copy of the Filipino Press from May of 1945, and a Japanese newspaper. It also includes twenty-two aerial photographs of the Southeast Pacific, including Saigon, Indochina, Formosa, and Muong Man, Vietnam. It also includes two envelopes without letters, a Christmas card, and a modern day article from CNN.

Scope and Contents

Raymond L. Willett was born in Tennessee on January 29, 1924. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps at Ft. Mcclellan, Alabama on November 16, 1942. He served as a radio operator with the 528th Bomb Squadron, 380th Bomb Group, in the Pacific Theater. He passed away in Thomasvile, GA on April 28, 1994 and is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery Thomasville, GA.


  • Created: 1942-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/25/2016


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.


1 boxes (1 box containing 7 folders)

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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

Donated by Ruth Martin Willett

Raymond L. Willett Collection
Jill Szaroleta
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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