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Yorke, Harvey Photograph Collection
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This is a photographic collection created by United States Air Force (USAF) Lt. Col. Harvey F. Yorke from 1958 to 1964, regarding activities at Mather Air Force Base and at other points in his service career.
USAF Lt. Colonel Harvey Felix Yorke was born on March 27, 1918 in New York City. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1930s to live with his father, finishing high school in Santa Monica, CA. Yorke graduated from Stanford University in 1939 with degrees in Sociology and Psychology. He was drafted into the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) on February 22, 1942, having been rejected previously due to his colorblindness and flat feet. Yorke served in the Pacific Theater of World War II as a Public Information Officer for bomber units. He was then stationed in Japan until his discharge on October 12, 1946. He met Mildred Jane, an Army nurse, while recovering from malaria in a Tokyo hospital, and married her before his discharge. He also worked as a reporter for Armed Forces Magazine.
1 box; 0.5 Linear Feet
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