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    • Blood Chit from World War II

    • World War II; Air pilots; Military air pilots; Equipment & supplies
    • Blood Chit issued by the Department of Defense to pilots and crews operating in Hostile Territory. A Blood Chit is a promise of a reward for the flyer's life. The object was used during China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. It has a United...
    • Sam H. Kerr Jr. World War I Scrapbook

    • World War I; Transportation; Military personnel; Military uniforms; Military vehicles; Motorcycles; Tractors; Cathedrals; Carts & wagons; Certificates; Trucks;
    • Photographs taken by Sam Hefling Kerr Jr. who served as a truck driver for the military in France during World War I. These photographs show various modes of transportation used during the war, including motorcycles, which allowed individuals to...
    • General Orders

    • Military air pilots; Military decorations; Military life; Military leadership; Military personnel; Military service; World War II;
    • General Orders recognizing the unit for its outstanding performance.
    • B-24 Liberator with crew

    • Military air pilots; Airplanes; Aircraft; Flight crews; Bombers
    • On June 20, 1943 a B-24 Liberator crew made an emergency landing in Nacogdoches because they ran out of fuel. The plane was enroute from Idaho to Mississippi. The next day Major F.T. Knox landed another B-24 with supplies. (Daily Sentinel, June 21...
    • Wilson, James

    • Airplanes; Airplane equipment; Air warfare; Air forces; World War II; Military air pilots; Military education; Military personnel; Military training; Korean War; Vietnam War
    • Memories of wartime England and of being shot down in Holland and escaping capture with aid of Dutch underground. Describes use of gliders in World War II and attitudes toward conduct of Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
    • Hopkins, Mack

    • Aircraft; Airplanes; Air forces; Air pilots; Schools; African Americans; Segregation; Sports; World War II; Universities & colleges
    • Mack Hopkins tells about his life before, during, and after going through flight training in Tuskegee, Alabama, for service in World War II. After retiring from the U.S. Post Office he worked for NASA on the Pioneer Venus Program.
    • Rice, George W.

    • Depressions; Military service; World War II; Flight training; Air pilots
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with George W. Rice includes experiences with a soil conservation camp in Jacksonville, Texas during the mid 1930's. They discuss his military training and deployment, and journey to India as a pilot. The interview...
    • Burrows, Oran

    • World War II; Air pilots; Military training
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Oran Burrows discusses flight training in the Army Air Force and the years following World War II in Houston, Texas. The interview was conducted in Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • Wade, William Oran

    • Depressions; World War II; Air pilots; Farming; Tomatoes
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with William Oran Wade discusses rural life in East Texas during the Great Depression and World War II. Wade talks about his brother Lance Wade, who was a Wing Commander in the Royal Air Force in World War II.

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