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Creator:Southmayd, Henry J., Jr., 1915-1967
Title:Henry J. Southmayd, Jr., World War II letters to the Southmayd family
Date(s):1940-1967
Call No:MSS 0666
Abstract:This collection consists of 58 letters written by Henry J. Southmayd, Jr., to his family between 1940 and 1945 while serving in the 65th Fighter Squadron, 57th Fighter Group of[...] the 12th Army Air Force. The letters detail his recruitment into the Army Air Corps and subsequent training as well as the events and conditions experienced while participating in the North African and Italian campaigns of the European Theater during World War II.
Subjects:World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North--Personal narratives | World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy--Personal narratives | World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations--Personal narratives | World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives | More Subjects