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Hollandia (Netherlands New Guinea)

Subject Source: Not Applicable

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Norman Conway Benson collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 00.0101
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Technician 5th Grade Norman Conway Benson who served with Company A, 1st Battalion, General Headquarters, United States Army Forces Pacific during World War II. The collection includes the contents of two scrapbooks, letters, government and identification information, and additional photographs during Norman Conway Benson's time serving the Army in the Philippines in 1944 and 1946. The letters and photographs originate from Norman Conway Benson's family, friends, and wartime girlfriend, Barbara Louise Howard. Photographs in the collection include family, friends, and Benson's time spent in the Philippines, Leyte, Luzon, Hollandia, New Guinea, and Canada....
Dates: 1943-1947; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-09-19

James Reed collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 98.0694
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to James Reed who served with the U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Fighter Control Squadron during World War II in the Pacific Theater. The collection includes an oral history interview transcript of Reed and comrade Chester Driest where they discussed their experiences in the Pacific Theater. Both served as radio operators that directed Army Air Force planes with ground based radar. The men also recount a few experiences before deployment and experiences in local indigenous populations they encounterd on the islands.

Dates: April 30, 1998; Event: 1941-1949