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Phil Shumway papers, 1942-2001

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2350 Series 6 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 2 File 992

Scope and Contents

Materials contain the history of Phil Shumway regarding his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He discusses flying the P-39 and the P-38. Describes an occasion when his airplane malfunctioned and he had to bail out over the ocean. Recounts spending nine days floating in a life raft with no food or water, and watching the search and rescue planes fly over and not see him. Describes his eventual rescue by a Navy ship, his recovery, and becoming a flight instructor for the Air Corps until the end of the war. He included a transcript from ani nterview, CD full of pictures, his autobiography, several stories, and a photograph. Dated 1942-2001.


  • 1942-2001

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Saints at War Project records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.


1 videocassette

1 folder

Language of Materials


Separated Materials

Contains a video cassette of an interview with Phil Shumway located in box 117

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States