Kelly Field (Tex.)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
The Edwin Ivy papers illustrate 2nd Lieutenant Ivy's service in the Army Air Corps in the 485th Heavy Bombardment Group, 831st Squadron, from 1942-1945 in Italy, France, and Austria where he was shot down and became a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III. Ivy's oral history encompasses the majority of his collection and provides detail of his military training, time spent in the Army Air Corps, as a prisoner of war, and being discharged. His papers also include the first chapter of Old Man in a Baseball Cap by Fred Rochlin. The chapter describes the significance of remembering the past and passing down experiences to others.
This collection consists of photocopies of personnel records, official orders, and photographs related to the service of John E. Phillip Picket with the 13th Air Force, a tail gunner serving aboard a B-24 with the 307th Bomb Group of the 13th Army Air Force during World War II. There are official records documenting the number of missions Pickett and his crew undertook. Copies of a number of publications, including a history of the 13th Air Force in the Pacific, as well as summaries of each bombing mission that Pickett and his crew undertook in 1945, and several postwar reminiscences are included in the collection.
This collection relates to Henry Ellison Thompson. This collection covers Thompson's time in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Flying Cadet and later his time serving at Wheeler Field Hawaii up until his death in October 1941 from an aircraft accident. This collection includes a scrapbook, photographs, military documents including the letter the chaplain sent Thompson's parents after his death, a copy of George Marshall's Victory Report, as well as a memorial binder assembled by the donor that includes the accident report.