Bradley Briscoe Summers papers, before 2001
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Materials contain a detailed memoir concerning Bradley Briscoe Summers's induction, flight training, and combat in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Includes newspaper articles and sketches related to a crash landing and the crew's subsequent rescue by a passing convoy. Discusses his bombing missions, as part of a B-17 Liberator Bomber crew. Describes an early mission over Hamburg, Germany, in which his airplane was shot down and the crew was captured by German soldiers. Majority of memoir spent detailing life in the German prison camps, largely in in Stalag 3. Describes the treatment received from German guards; transfers, usually by rail, from one camp to another; living conditions; interrogations; escape attempts; medical care; and his eventual liberation at the hands of the U.S. Army. Photographs show Summers in full military dress, with his flight crew, with a training airplane, and on the ship that rescued his marooned crew. Also shown is Summers's wife. Contains sketches showing the approximate damage done to his B-17 prior to its crash over Hamburg. Dated before 2001.
- before 2001
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