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Ex-prisoners of war--United States--Biography

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Cecil Blumenstein transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0597 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0597
Scope and Contents

Cecil Blumenstein (served 1943-1945) discusses his experiences in the 13th Armored Division in Germany in the winter and spring of 1945. Blumenstein was captured and spent a brief period of time in a POW camp before being liberated and sent back to the front. He fought in several engagements. This collection consists of an interview transcript.

Dates: Created: 1925-1946; Other: Date acquired: 03/13/2001

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

Paul and Leonard Gordy collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-15.0031
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of published material, newspaper clippings, interviews, and published unit histories, collected by the Gordy brothers about their wartime experience. Both brothers served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and as POWs in German camps.

Dates: 1946-2012; Other: Date acquired: 07/23/2015

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

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

Tillman Joe Rutledge collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0464
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Sergeant Tillman Joe Rutledge, who served in the 31st Infantry Regiment of the United States Army in the Far East's Philippine Division. After the fall of Bataan in April 1942, he was captured as a prisoner of war until 1945. This collection consists of one box of personal papers, including the original diary he kept during his internment and photocopies. It also contains an original draft and signed copy of his book My Japanese POW Diary Story; a 36-page oral history transcript; letters to and from his family; newspaper clippings; various government documents; and photographs.

Dates: Created: 1924-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1941 - 1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/17/1998