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United States. Air Force--History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Sheldon F. Berlow collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 13.0020
Content Description

This collection relates to Sheldon F. Berlow who served with the 352nd Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, as the chief public information officer. This collection contains letters, photographs, newspapers, and official documents from Sheldon F. Berlow's time in England and Belgium. Numerous photographs document the activities of the 352nd Fighter Group. Letters discuss the progress of the war in Europe and life on the homefront.

Dates: 1934-1980; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-10-07

George R. Cain collection

 Collection — 00.0559- Box 1
Identifier: 00.0559
Content Description

This collection relates to George R. Cain and his service as a communications officer in the 23rd Fighter Group, also known as the Flying Tigers, in China during World War II. The collection includes a variety of memorabilia, which spans from the beginning of George H. Cain's service in 1940 until his death in 2000. A few sources in the collection provide an overview of military service on the island of Hawaii. Others document his post-service work with his local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

Dates: 1940-2000; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-09-17

Clarke M. Brandt collection

 Collection — 02.0458 - Box 1
Identifier: 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

Paul and Leonard Gordy collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 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; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-06-08

Raymond Lester collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box 13 (99.0280-99.0299), Folder: 99.0283 - Folder 1
Identifier:  99.0283
Content Description

This collection contains a series of documents pertaining to Colonel Raymond Lester and his wife Eunice E. Barrett. The collection contains Raymond Lester's Retirement Order from Lockbourne Air Force Base and a Report of Discharge from his service in the Air Force. There is also as a letter of gratitude from the Office of the Commander when he retired from the 317th Tactical Airlift Wing. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and the U.S. Army Air Corp as a pilot in World War II. Also included in the collection is a Certificate of Service and Report of Separation document for Eunice Barrett, from her time in the Army.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1967; Other: Date accessioned: 1999-07-19

Francis A. Mirigliano collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16.0024
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Francis A. Mirigliano who served as a gunner crewman on a B-29 Superfortress bomber on Tinian, Marianna Islands during World War II with the 39th Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group of the 20th Air Force. The collection includes Mirigliano's dress uniform, leather bomber style jacket decorated with hand painted B-29 nickname of "Snuggle Bunny," pilot’s navigation leather flight portfolio, pilot training log book, personal letters and postcards, newspaper clippings, Tinian base newspaper, flight personnel lists, war service certificates, flight records of bombing missions, files of restricted and de-classified documents, fabric navigational maps of Japan and the...
Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 09/08/2016

Harry E. Neff collection

 Collection — 14.0005 - Box 1
Identifier: 14.0005
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Harry E. Neff who served during World War I and World War II. Harry E. Neff served as a Machine Operator for the 844th Aviation Engineer Battalion at March Field, California during World War II. This collection includes letters written by Neff to Dixie Johnson who resided in Chicago, Illinios.

Dates: 1918-1953; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-10-30

Jean Simpson transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box 13 (99.0280-99.0299), Folder: 99.0287 - Folder 1
Identifier: 99.0287
Content Description

This collection relates to Jean Simpson, who worked at a Barrett and Hilp Contractors shipyard during World War II. This collection contains an oral transcript of an interview with Simpson, in which she shares her experience being a female worker during the war. She recalls events in the shipyard including wages, going up a Jacob's ladder and working with other minorites such as African-Americans and Asian-Americans. She then went to Stanford law school and worked with a civil attorney. Simpson also shares her exerience applying for an Air Force commission in December of 1950 and entering the Air Force in May of 1951, where she served for twenty years.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1943-1951; Other: Date accessioned: 1999-02-01

Simeon C. Sparkman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16.0030
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a compilation of personal letters and official documents, photographs, personal items, and military badges of Sgt. Simeon C. Sparkman who served with the 8th Air Force from 1943 to 1945, at Burtonwood Air Depot, Warrington, England, also known as Base Air Depot No. 1. Sparkman was specifically assigned to Hangar 5, Mary Ann Site, “B” Shift, Aero Repair Crew 6, and was the ranking NCO on Crew 6 in the grade of T/Sgt. The papers in this collection are comprised of correspondence with his wife, parents, and other family members and close friends.

Dates: 1940-1976; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 2016-10-28; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-06-01