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Mele (Edward) Personal Papers
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: Edward Mele Personal Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10096
    Physical Description: 0.2 Cubic Feet One Archival Box
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1960
    Abstract: Edward Mele Served in the 20th Air Force in the Second World War.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item], [Filing Unit], [Series Title], [Subgroups], [Record Group Title and Number], [Repository “San Diego Air & Space Museum Library & Archives”]

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials in this Collection were donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

    Biographical / Historical

    Edward C. Mele was born on December 21, 1915 and was raised in Louisiana. At age 25, he went to a night school in New Orleans for accounting. When he was 27 he entered full term service for the Air Force. He attended San Marcos Air Force field in New Mexico before being transferred to the South Pacific to become part of the 20th Air Force V H Bombardment. While deployed there, he also became separated from his command and later found his way back. On November 8th, 1945 he was honorably discharged from the military as a Master Sergeant of the 680th bomb squadron.

    Scope and Contents

    Documents, photos and charts in one archival box.

    Related Materials

    20th Air Force Files.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    680th Bomb Squadron
    Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    United States. Air Force. Air Force, 20th
    Mele, Edward