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World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Julian William Cummings papers

Identifier: MSS 8098
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to the life of Julian William Cummings. Most of the materials pertain to his service in the military as a Grasshopper Pilot during World War II. Documents pertaining to this include his own typed reminiscences, drawings and photographs of that time, and official correspondence on his orders. Also includes publication materials for his memoir, “Grasshopper Pilot,” written with his second wife, Gwendolyn Kay Cummings McClellan. Some materials pertain to his...
Dates: 1899-2007

Julian William Cummings artifacts, approximately 1944

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8098 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains artifacts pertaining to the life of Julian William Cummings. Primarily consists of pins and badges from his military service. Also includes a tool for pilots and a logbook of his flight time and distance over the years. Finally, includes a flag and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings. Dated approximately 1944.

Dates: approximately 1944

Julian William Cummings military papers, 1935-2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8098 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the military service of Julian William Cummings, a pilot during the Second World War. Includes his own typed reminiscences of his experiences and documents pertaining to the publication of his memoir on military service, "Grasshopper Pilot." Also includes several copies of service orders and correspondence, as well as his own military records of physicals and recruitment. Finally, includes documents related to clubs for retired pilots. Dated 1935-2006.

Dates: 1935-2006

Eleanor Kartchner scrapbook on the Second World War

 Collection — Oversize-folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230355791]
Identifier: MSS 7498
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings regarding the Second World War. The clippings mostly shed information on the German forces, their artillery, and their position. The collection dates from circa 1939 to 1945.

Dates: approximately 1939-1945

Walter H. Speidel interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330315]
Identifier: MSS SC 3174
Scope and Contents Transcript of an interview conducted on 28 March 1985 by Burt Speidel, Walter's son, for the Ray Hillam military history project. Walter was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was raised in Germany. He told about the Mormon missionaries that had to leave the country in 1938, and he was afraid that Germany and the United States would have to fight each other. He was in the Hitler Youth that had meetings on Sunday which made it difficult for him to go to Church....
Dates: 1985 March 28

Thomas B. Toyn papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337567]
Identifier: MSS 2743
Scope and Contents

Diary, autobiography, photographs, newspaper clippings, and histories. The typescript of his diary covers 7 February 1943 to 10 January 1944 while Toyn served as a fighter pilot. Also included is information on his life and service in the United States Air Force.

Dates: 1943-2000

Gail E. Waller interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330307]
Identifier: MSS SC 3175
Scope and Contents

Transcript of an interview conducted by Kelly J. Drake on 6 Aug. 1985 for the Ray Hillam military history project. Drake was in the United States Marine Corps starting in 1936 and later went into the United States Army in 1940. He served in North Africa for nine months and served in Sicily in 1943 with the ordinance section of the Seventh Army. He was later deployed to Germany in 1945 and met Russian troops on the Elbe River. Drake was sent home in July of 1945.

Dates: 1985 August 6