World War, 1939-1945
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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
Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0053 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents This collection contains an oral history transcript of Staff Sergeant Charles Diedling, a flight engineer on a B-24 with the 460th Bomb Group at Spinazola, Italy. Charles Diedling discusses his training as a flight engineer and waist gunner for the B-24 at Keesler AFB, Mississippi and Loredo AFB, Texas. In June of 1944, he was assigned to the 460th Bomb Group of the 15th Air Force in Spinazola, Italy. Diedling was shot down over Germany becoming a prisoner of war.
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/2004
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to First Lieutenant Elwood Harry Fredrickson who served as a bombardier in the 743rd Bomb Squadron, 455th Bomb Group. The collection contains flight records, textbooks and notes from flight school, assignments from flight school, various documents regarding Fredrickson’s postings, personnel lists, volumes one and two of the 455th Bomb Group Journal, booklets on aviation and cadet life, various receipts, certificates and photographs.
Dates: Created: 1943-1952; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/16/2007
Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0412 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents This oral history interview transcript relates to George Logue, an aerial gunner armament specialist on a B-24 assigned to the 15th Air Force. Logue discusses his bombing missions over Europe, being shot down, life as a prisoner of war, and his brief service with the British 5th Army.
Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 10/07/2002
Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs and documents pertaining to aerial operations over Europe during World War II. Lt. Herman Simler flew over 30 bombing missions over Europe during his service. The squadrons specified in this collection are the 8th Army Air Force, the 15th Army Air Force, and the 716th-719th bomber squadrons.
Dates: Created: 1944-1999; Other: Date acquired: 01/23/1998
Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0130 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: Created: 1944; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2001