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Eighth Air Force Archive, 1939–2009
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The Eighth Air Force archive acquires and preserves original primary source documentation and reference materials devoted to
the history of this strategic bombing group and the role its veterans played in defeating the Axis powers. The archive also collects
records of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society and other World War II era combat, aviation and support organizations active in
preserving the historical legacy of "The Mighty Eighth." Through donations and gifts provided by veterans and their families,
state and local Eighth Air Force veteran's associations, private collectors and independent researchers, the Eighth Air Force
archive collects a wide variety of materials, including: original documents and manuscripts veteran's correspondence, diaries,
scrapbooks and oral histories ilmed combat sorties maps, photographs and original graphic art and ephemera newspaper
clippings, books and periodicals as well as veteran's organization newsletters and publications. The Eighth Air Force Archive
consists of approximately 130 cubic feet of records, more than 500 audio and videotapes, and hundreds of artifacts. It is
organized into eight series: Individual collections veterans groups and memorial societies photographs books audio-­‐visual
newsletters images and exhibit. Photographs document personnel, aircraft, base life and combat missions, as well as reunions,
symposiums, and air shows attended by veterans in the years after the war. All books are individually cataloged and
bibliographies may be found online with the University Libraries' catalog search. The audio-­‐visual series contains over ive
hundred titles, including gun camera footage, home movies of base life in England, reunions, symposiums, and documentaries.
The newsletter series is organized by organization and group numbers. The organizations include headquarters, ground crews,
ighter groups, bomber groups, state chapters, and related veteran’s groups. Many of the bomber and ighter groups, along with
their various support groups, are represented in this series.
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Series 1: Veterans' papers,
Subseries 1: James Hill papers,
Series 1: 8AF News,
Castles in the Air-­‐Book Manuscript for Review, undated
16 1-­‐3
Contrails-­‐Book Manuscript for Review, undated 16 4-­‐6
Flak Dodger-­‐Book Manuscript for Review, undated 16 7-­‐8
General Carl A. Spaatz and the Emergence of Independent Airpower-­‐Book
Manuscript for Review, undated
16 9-­‐10
Screwball Express-­‐ Book Manuscript for Review, undated 16 11
Stalag Luft III: A Collection of German Prison Camp Sketches-­‐Book Manuscript
for Review, undated
16 12
U.S.A.: The Hard Way-­‐Book Manuscript for Review, undated 16 13-­‐14
3ADHQ-­‐Submitted Short Stories, undated
16 15
7PRG-­‐Submitted Short Stories, undated
16 16
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