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Lenney, Fred L. Jr. (Second World War correspondence)
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Fred L. Lenney, Jr. Second World War correspondence
    source: Peggy, Ms., Lenney
    Creator: Lenney, Fred Lycett, Jr.
    Identifier/Call Number: 2016.003.w.r
    Physical Description: .4 Linear feet (8 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1943 - 1948
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence and other materials concerning Cpl. Fred Lycett Lenney Jr., USAAF during the Second World War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 26
    Container: 5-14
    Container: 1-10

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Peggy Lenney


    This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date.
    • Series 1, Correspondence from Fred L. Lenney Jr.
    • Series 2, Correspondence from U.S. War Department
    • Series 3, Correspondence from Mabel Meurer
    • Series 4, Correspondence to Mabel Meurer
    • Series 5, Documents and photographs about bomber crew's funeral
    • Series 6, Coleman Flying School yearbook
    • Series 7, Ephemera

    Biographical / Historical

    Corporal Fred Lycett Lenney, Jr., United States Army Air Force.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], Fred L. Lenney Jr. Second World War correspondence (2016.003.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URL's, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Content Description

    This collection contains correspondence and other materials concerning Cpl. Fred L. Lenney, Jr., USAAF during the Second World War. Cpl. Lenney was a gunner on a B-24 bomber and after returning from a combat mission to Samarinda, Borneo on January 12, 1945, the bomber was reported missing in action, and later Cpl. Lenney and the crew were declared dead by the US War Department.
    A majority of the collection consists of letters written by Cpl. Lenney to his family and friends. The other correspondence and documents concern Kin Seeking Missing Military Personnel, Inc., families of the bomber crew, and the arrangements for the bomber crew's funeral and burial.
    • 83 correspondence, personal 1943-1951
    • two correspondence photocopies, personal 1946
    • 2 postcards
    • 17 photographs
    • three bills (foreign currency)
    • six General Accounting Office
    • Claimant's Notice documents
    • one Application for Pension
    • one check copy
    • one War Department Pamphlet
    • one newsletter
    • one "Citation of Honor" certificate and folder
    • one hand-drawn chart
    • one matchbook cover
    • one illustration print
    • one set of dental X-rays
    • one flying school yearbook
    • one envelope
    • eight funeral documents
    • two photocopies of list "Ted's crew members

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War (1939-1945)
    World War (1939-1945) -- Prisoners and prisons
    Battle casualties
    Peggy, Ms., Lenney