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40th Bomb Group Association records

 Collection
Identifier: 87017-4090006
The the 40th Bomb Group Association records relate to activities of the 40th Bomb Group in the China-Burma-India and Pacific Theaters during World War II, and to subsequent activities of veterans of the group. The collection is almost entirely the correspondence of several key members of the association, mostly focused on the organization of annual reunions in the United States after the conclusion of the war and into the 1990s.

The Association also published "War Stories" and "Memories" written by various former members of the 40th about their experiences in the war. This collection contains photographs from the annual reunions after the war, as well as material and photographs created during or immediately after the war.

Dates

  • 1943-1995

Access

The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Extent

6.9 Linear Feet (16 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 motion picture film reels)

Abstract

Correspondence, newsletters, memoirs, and audiovisual material relating to activities of the 40th Bomb Group in the China-Burma-India and Pacific Theaters during World War II, and to subsequent activities of veterans of the group. Includes photocopies of histories of other World War II American bomb groups

Historical Note

The organization of veterans of the United States Army Air Forces 40th Bomb Group was started in 1980 in order to retain relationships and memories of the 40th Bomb Group's veterans by holding yearly reunions for members.

Physical Location

Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1987.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at  https://searchworks.stanford.edu . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.
Title
Inventory of the 40th Bomb Group Association records
Status
completed
Author
Jackson Shumway, revised by Vishnu Jani
Date
© 2008, 2014
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2015: 2018 April 09 - data cleanup via script: removed tags from languageOfFindingAid; added catkey; added OAC url; updated Prefered Citation; updated Accruals statement May 8, 2015: Revised after circulation. July 29, 2014: Added Motion Picture film as an item; added second motion picture information in addition to 3 audio cassette tapes' information.

Repository Details

Part of the Hoover Institution Archives Repository

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