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Atomic bomb--Japan--History--20th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Lyle D. Armstrong collection

 File — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0049- Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0049
Content Description This collection relates to Lyle D. Armstrong and his service in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. The collection contains a veteran’s questionnaire where he shares his experience in service and recalls a memory of being in Manila when the Japanese Envoys came to speak to General MacArthur. He also mentions that he kept in contact with some of the men he met in service. The collection also contains photographs of Armstrong and his three older brothers, who also served in World War II.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1944-1946

George R. Caron transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0299 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0299
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Staff Sergeant George R. Caron who served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Caron was the tail gunner on the "Enola Gay" B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript.
Dates: 1995; 1942-1945

Clarke M. Brandt collection

 Collection — Oral History Transcript/ Publications
Identifier: 02-02.0458
Scope and Contents The collection of Clarke M. Brandt contains an oral history transcript and various publications about army life during World War II. In it are examples such as George (Bob) Caron who was a tail gunner on the "Enola Gay" B-29 Bomber. The oral history includes Caron's eyewitness account of the bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Also included are pamphlets and newsletters including "War Buddies," which covers the relationship between a soldier and his canine companion through his years as a member of the US Marine Corps. "War Buddies" is written by Earle Welch and Dick Roberts.
Dates: Created: 1939-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 10/29/2002

George R. Caron Collection

 Collection — Transcript
Identifier: 02-04.0197
Scope and Contents This collection contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Technical Sergeant Bob Caron was the tail gunner on the B-29, "Enola Gay". The transcript covers his training missions, conditions on the plane during the journey, and his reaction to the bomb and its effects.
Dates: Created: 1941-2003; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/2004

Jennie Green and Eunice Proffitt transcript

 File — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0040 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0040
Content Description This collection contains an oral transcript of interviews with sisters-in-law Jennie Green and Eunice Proffitt. Green shares her experience during World War II when she served as a mess sergeant in the Women's Army Corps. Proffitt remained on the home front throughout the war and recounts working at her family's farm and as a nurse.
Dates: Event: Majority of material found within 1937-1945

John E. Hinrichs transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0115 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0115
Content Description John E. Hinrichs served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1941 to 1946 in the Pacific Theatre (Iwo Jima, Hawaii). He enlisted before Pearl Harbor, was assigned to Midway, then the 8th Field Depot, and was sent in as a part of the Army of Occupation of Japan. He discussed how the army affected him later in life. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript.
Dates: Event: Majority of material found within 1941-1946; January 15, 2005

John O. Pons transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2009 Box, Folder: 09.0059 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-09.0059
Scope and Contents 1st Lieutenant John O. Pons' oral history transcript details his experience as a military policeman at the Nuremberg Trials as a part of the 793rd Military Police Battalion from 1945-1946. Pons also describes his return to Germany in 1951-1952 as a member of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, of the 4th Infantry Division. Pons provided security during the Nuremberg Trials over 10 separate occasions and spent most of his time completing various tasks such as breaking up riots, controlling traffic, and participating in raids.
Dates: Created: 1945-1952; Other: Majority of material found within 1945-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/14/2009

Kay Secrist manuscript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0281-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0281
Scope and Contents This collection related to Kay Secrist, a worker and later a floor foreman for the Y-12 Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where she was involved with uranium production for the Manhattan Project. The collection contains one folder with a 45-page typed transcript of an oral history interview.
Dates: 2004; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/26/2004

Thomas C. Cartwright papers

 Collection — Documents/ Letters
Identifier: 02-14.0043
Scope and Contents Thomas C. Cartwright served as the pilot of the B-24 bomber, Lonesome Lady, in the 494th Bombardment Group, 7th Air Force. His plane was shot down over Japan at the end of July 1945. Cartwright and one other member of the bomber crew were transported elsewhere, while the majority of the crew was interred in prison in Hiroshima, Japan. All those crewmen were killed when the US dropped the atomic bomb on that city.

The collection contains correspondence, articles, and testimonies related to the bombing of Hiroshima and discovering the fate of Cartwright's bomber crew.
Dates: Created: 1945-2014; Other: Majority of material found in 1995-2004; Other: Date acquired: 05/20/2014