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Bill Huston collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0077 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0077
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Sergeant William "Bill" W. Huston who served in the 448th Bomber Group, 713th Bomb Squadron US Army Air Force in the European Theater of Operation. This collection also relates to John Robert Huston who served in the U.S. Army in field artillery and gun battery regiments. In addition to the letters, the collection contains a description of Bill Huston, escape from Switzerland, his Air medal citation, a history of the 8th Air Force titled "Target Germany," and a 1942 picture book of Scott Air Field in Illinois, the Huston mother's ration booklet, several photographs of Bill Huston at Scott Field, and a safe-conduct pass issued to Bill Huston by the French...
Dates: Event: Majority of material found within 1943-1945

Loren E. Jackson manuscript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0449-Folder
Identifier: 02-00.0449
Scope and Contents

The Loren E. Jackson manuscript "Epilogue to a War Story" documents Lieutenant Colonel Loren E. Jackson's experience as a prisoner of war when he was shot down during D-Day from his B-17 that he piloted with the 385th Bomb Group during World War II. His manuscript details his encounter with the German Gerhard Graf von Schwerin who he met in the 1960s after not seeing him since he was interrogated by him. Jackson recounts the conversation he had with General and touches on multiple subjects, such as German memory of war, behaviors of the Germans, morale, and the surrendering of Germany.

Dates: Created: 1944-1967; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/31/2000

Francis W. Purdy manuscript

 Collection — Box: 99.0673 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-99.0673
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Francis W. Purdy who served as a Navigator on B-17 bombers with the 347th Bomb Squadron, 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during World War II.  He was stationed in Italy and flew during missions over both Italy and Austria. This collection contains a manuscript memoir written by Purdy which includes pages from training manuals and photographs from Purdy's life.

Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 12/06/1999