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World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Nicholas and Jeanne Baldino transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0106 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0106
Content Description

This collection relates to Nicholas Baldino who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps with the 5th and 11th Bomb Groups in the Pacific Theatre and his wife Jeanne Baldino. This collection contains an oral history transcript detailing Nicholas Baldino's military service and how Jeanne met Nicholas Baldino.

Dates: April 13, 2005; Event: Majority of material found within 1943-1946

Charles Crampton papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0008 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0008
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of a U.S. Army Air Corps cook and baker, who served in England during World War II in the 2003rd Ordnance Unit at Melchbourne Park. This collection also contains a unit history.

Dates: Created: 1943-2006; Other: Date acquired: 01/23/2006

Charles Diedling transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0053 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0053
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

Charles P. Campbell papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0288 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0288
Scope and Contents

Charles Campbell was bombardier on a B-17 who was shot down over Linz, Austria and captured by the Germans. While in captivity, he was sent to Mauthausen concentration camp and managed to keep a journal of his experiences there. He served with the 483rd Bombardment Group. Just prior to the war's end, Campbell was transferred to an unidentified Stalag and credits this with saving his life. The collection includes reproductions of 483rd Bomb Group artwork, a statement and picture of the Mauthausen concentration camp from after the war, a World War II memoir with pictures and documents and a copy of his obituary.

Dates: Created: 1945-1997; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/26/2002

Crispen Nissen papers

 Collection — Letters/Diary
Identifier: 02-98.0704
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1941-1999; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 09/10/1998

George Logue transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0412 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0412
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

James H. Vander Laan papers

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02-01.0346
Scope and Contents This World War II collection relates to Sgt. James H. Vander Laan, who served in the United States Army Air Force and was assigned to the 511th bomber squadron in the 351st Bombardment Group. During his service, he trained as a ball-turret gunner and radio operator on a B-17 bomber. The collection consists of documents, letters, photographs, and memorabilia. The documents detail where James H. VanderLaan was stationed, inducted and discharged from service. The letters from James H. Vander Laan are addressed from Germany during his time as a Prisoner of War and are dated from November 7, 1943-November 5, 1944. The photographs are of James H. Vander Laan with his wife Marion Madeley and a...
Dates: Created: 1942-1953; Other: Date acquired: 08/08/2001

Alan May papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0130 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0130
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

Joe Rendelman papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0477 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0477
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1944; Other: Date acquired: 11/19/2002

Roland Cadoret papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box, Folder: 08.0183 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-08.0183
Scope and Contents Roland Cadoret served as a B-17 pilot in the 351st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, in the European Theater.  His collection contains a manuscript, "The Battle of Grounded Eagles," in which he details his entire POW experience from mission briefing to liberation, an excerpt from his diary, and his photocopied version of General Dwight D. Eisenhower's letter to Invasion Forces. The Polebrook Post 351st Bomb Group Association 8th Airforce Vol. XXVII-No. 2, and the English version of the Moorsburger Beitung, a newspaper, which had special stories all about the POWs which were kept at...
Dates: Created: 1943-1995; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/2008

Sherman T. Rose transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0297 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0297
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Sherman T. Rose, a flight instructor for the Tuskegee Airman and a private in the Air Force enlisted reserve. This collection contains an oral history transcript that details Rose's job as a flight instructor and his experience with segregation in the military.

Dates: November 16, 2004; 1939-1946

Leonard P. Schmitt collection

 File — Box Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0133 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0133
Content Description

This collection relates to Leonard P. Schmitt who served in the Army Air Corps in North African and China-Burma-India (CBI) Theaters with the 436th Squadron, 7th Bomb Group during World War II. This collection contains a veterans questionnaire and bound manuscript titled "Life and Times of Leonard P. Schmitt Sr." which recounts his experiences during the war.

Dates: Event: Majority of material found within August 1942- November 1945

Stalag 17 POWs papers

 Collection — Box 98.0475-Box 1
Identifier: 02-98.0475
Scope and Contents

This collection was compiled by Edward McKenzie and includes a directory of New Hampshire Ex-POWs book. It is a boxed collection of approroximately 20 individual collections of American POWs who were interned at Stalag 17. The individual collections collectively consist of personal papers, transcripts, documents, photographs, and drawings relating to their experiences as prisoners of war.

Dates: 1937-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/12/1998

Kay Arton Young collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0269 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0269
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to First Lieutenant Kay Arton Young who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. This collection contains a biography written by his daughter Nalani Young Wight, photographs of Kay, and a veteran questionnaire.

Dates: 1943-1945