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Reubin O'Donovan Askew papers

 Collection — Folder: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0520 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0520

Scope and Contents

This collection centers around one Florida State Guard soldier, and an American soldier stationed at the Technical School and Basic Training Center for the Air Force in Gulfport Field, Mississippi. The collection includes a child's drawing, two letters written to the soldier's mother outlining Air Force training and daily life, a newspaper clipping written about the Florida State Guard drills, a letter about D-Day, and photographs of a B-26 Marauder, an American flight crew, an American and Russian soldier, and Yontan Airfield in Okinawa, and their corresponding modern negatives.


  • Created: 1943-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/28/2001


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This collection is open to all researchers.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Reubin Askew was born in Oklahoma on September 11, 1928. He joined the Florida State Guard in 1944, lying about his age of 15 to enlist. He later attended Florida State University, earning a degree in Public Administration in 1951, and then served in the U.S. Air Force until 1953. He served as the Governor of Florida from 1970-1979.


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Reubin O'Donovan Askew papers
Jill Szaroleta
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository