Terre Haute (Ind.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
460th Heavy Bombardment Group Society papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection of the 460th Heavy Bombardment Group Society contains a unit history of this B-24 U.S. Army Air Corps Group, 55th Wing, 760th, 761st, 762nd, 763rd Squadrons and Group Headquarters, which served in the Italian Campaign. This collection primarily focuses on the memory of the war and those who served in the 460th. Included is a listing of the airmen who were held as prisoners of war, including their squadrons, positions on the plane (e.g. pilot, gunner), the date, mission, and what country or stalag in which they were held. Also included is a booklet, "Remembering the 460th Bomb Group (H)," which contains photographs, personnel lists, and maps, and was prepared as a...
Dates: Created: 1943-2015; Other: Date acquired: 02/07/2015
John W. Rockwood papers
Collection — Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box 14 (99.0300-99.0326), Folder: 99.0321 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents This collection relates to John W. Rockwood who served with the U.S. Navy during the Second World War in the 145th Construction Battalion Seabees. He served in the Solomon Islands and Okinawa. This collection contains ten letters from Rockwood to his cousin, Jane Brunkow, and her father in Pelham Manor, New York and a photograph of Rockwood with his children during a duck hunt in 1950. His letters reference his time in the Solomon Islands. He mentions sending mementos, such as a whiskey shot glass and bracelet made from Japanese planes and shells, some crafts from the local natives, as well as some dirt from his foxhole. He also spends some time describing the environment of...
Dates: Created: 1944-1950; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1999