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Donald Preston Ward papers

 Collection — Container: Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02-00.0207

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

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

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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By creator

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 Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository