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Roland Cadoret papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box, Folder: 08.0183 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-08.0183

Scope and Contents

Roland Cadoret served as a B-17 pilot in the 351st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, in the European Theater.  His collection contains a manuscript, "The Battle of Grounded Eagles," in which he details his entire POW experience from mission briefing to liberation, an excerpt from his diary, and his photocopied version of General Dwight D. Eisenhower's letter to Invasion Forces. The Polebrook Post 351st Bomb Group Association 8th Airforce Vol. XXVII-No. 2, and the English version of the Moorsburger Beitung, a newspaper, which had special stories all about the POWs which were kept at Stalag VII-A.

Dates

  • Created: 1943-1995
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1944
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/05/2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical or Historical Information

Roland Cadoret received his training in Texas and Oklahoma.  He flew as a B-17 pilot in World War II and participated in the D-Day Invasion. He flew many successful missions before his plane was shot down and he was held as a German prisoner of war for almost a year in Luft Stalag VII-A.

Extent

1.00 folders

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

creator

Source of Acquisition

Roland Cadoret

Method of Acquisition

donation

Title
Roland Cadoret papers
Author
Craig Whittington
Date
03/27/2018
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Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository