The Descriptive Finding Guide for the Edward Mele Personal Papers SDASM.SC.10096
San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego 92101
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.
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The materials in this Collection were donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum.
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.
Documents, photos and charts in one archival box.
20th Air Force Files.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
680th Bomb Squadron
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
United States. Air Force. Air Force, 20th