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Crispen Nissen served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps with the 12th and 18th Weather Squadrons during World War II in the United States, England, North Africa, and Italy. This collection includes an original diary Nissen kept from 1941-1942, describing his daily thoughts, experiences, and observations about the general war effort. The collection also includes Vmail and handwritten letters, written by Nissen to his fiancee and future wife, Etrulia Ellis, as well as the letters she sent to him.
This collection relates to James W. George who served as a Chief Master Sergeant in the 9th U.S Army Air Force. Wilmot R. George was James George's brother and also served in the European Theater. He served as a Tech Sergeant and received a Silver Star. This collection contains a one-page handwritten summary of James George's military service and ten-page memoir of his brother Wilmont's service during the Second World War.
This collection relates to John Eugene Zemanek who served as a bombardier on a B-24 with the 455th Bombardment Group in Italy during World War II. The collection contains a typed account of the events of April 25, 1945, Zemanek's last bombing mission, and annotated photocopies of pages from Stephen Ambrose's The Wild Blue.
Alan May served as a gunner on a B-24 Bomber with the 451st Bomb Group during World War II in Italy and was shot down during a mission to Ploesti, Romania, and became a POW. May was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medals, 2 Presidential Unit Citations, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Included in this collection is a footnoted manuscript diary of missions.
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.
This collection contains a copy of the oral history interview of Joe Rendelman who served with the 15th Air Force in Italy. He was shot down over Romania after twenty-five missions. He spent six months in a POW camp and was liberated by the Russians in 1944.
- World War, 1939-1945 5
- Prisoners of war 4
- World War, 1939-1945--United States 4
- B-24 (Bomber) 3
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North 3
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American 3
- United States--Army Air Forces--Aerial operations 2
- United States--Army Air Forces--Aerial operations--Personal narratives 2
- United States. Air Force. Air Force, 15th 2
- United States. Army--History 2
- United States. Army--Military life 2
- Vienna (Austria) 2
- World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American 2
- World War, 1939-1945--Austria 2
- World War, 1939-1945--Germany 2
- World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain 2
- Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945 1
- B-17 bomber 1 ∧ less
- United States. Army Air Forces 6
- United States. Army. European Theater of Operations 3
- United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 15th 2
- Bohnstedt, Betty 1
- Bohnstedt, Duane 1
- Camp Blanding (Fla.) 1
- George, James W. 1
- George, Wilmont. 1
- Germany. Luftwaffe 1
- Great Britain. Royal Air Force. 1
- May, Alan 1
- Nissen, Crispen 1
- Pentagon 1
- Purdy, Francis W., 1924-2001 1
- Rendelman, Joe 1
- Schwartz, John G., 1917-2003 1
- United States. Air Weather Service 1
- United States. Army 1
- United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 9th 1
- United States. Army Air Forces. Bomb Group, 99th 1 ∧ less