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Donald Preston Ward papers

 Collection — Container: 00.0207 Ward
Identifier: 00.0207

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Donald Preston Ward's letters, postcards, and miltary documents. Ward served with the 40th Heavy Bombardment Squadron, 20th Air Force during World War II.


  • Created: 1943-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/24/2000


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

Donald Preston Ward served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as part of the 6th Bomber Group, 40th Bomb Squadron, 20th Air Force in the Pacific Campaign from 1943-1945. While in New Jersey, Tennessee, and South Carolina, he was trained as a radio operator and mechanic, and flew missions over Tinian Island. In addition, he delivered food and supplies to POW camps in China and Japan.


1.00 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

Donald Preston Ward

Method of Acquisition


Donald Preston Ward papers
Lorenzo Stephen Bright
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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