Henry J. Southmayd, Jr., World War II letters to the Southmayd family


Creator: Southmayd, Henry J., Jr., 1915-1967
Date(s): 1940-1967
Bulk Dates: 1940-1945
Call Number: MSS 0666
Language: Materials in English and Italian.
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.
Physical Description: 0.33 linear feet (1 box)
Source: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alan W. Southmayd, August 2013.
Processing: Processed and encoded by E. Evan Echols, September 2013. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard