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Parunak (Capt. Aram Yervant Dick) Personal Papers
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Box 01


Folder 01 – VP-5F

Physical Description: 1 image of flight crew for Coco Solo flight. Photocopy only.

Folder 02 – Summary

Physical Description: Handwritten notes, probably Parunak, describing contents of collection that focus on Greenland. Includes very detailed notes about some of the rescues. Photocopy only.

Folder 03 – Bernt Balchen

Physical Description: 2 photos of Bernt Balchen. Photocopy only. Photos were inscribed with Balchen’s thanks to Parunak.

Folder 04 – Magazine Articles

Physical Description: All articles are about the rescue of the My Gal Sal crew. 2 articles are from 1942 Look and Time magazines. 1 page, entitled War Birds Over Greenland, is from an unidentified comic book. Photocopy only.

Folder 05 – Marrak Point

Physical Description: 7 photos of B-17 crash at Marrak Point, Greenland, June 6-10, 1942. Photocopy only.

Folder 06 – Edgedesminde

Physical Description: 3 photos of B-17 crash at Edgedesminde, Greenland, June 27-28, 1942. Photocopy only.

Folder 07 – My Gal Sal Rescue

Physical Description: Official report on rescue of B-17-E 9032, My Gal Sal, 5 pages. 10 photos, mostly of My Gal Sal operation, one of arctic weather station damaged by bombing, one of moored PBY. A note on one photo indicates rescue photos were taken by Balchen. Photocopy only.

Folder 08 – Citations World War II

Physical Description: Documentation of two citations: a Distinguished Flying Cross for My Gal Sal operation. An Air Medal for anti-submarine duty from November 1943–February 1944. 1 photo of Parunak in dress uniform, possibly at ceremony for Distinguished Flying Cross. Photocopy only.

Folder 09 – Citation from Japan

Physical Description: Translation of wording for The Third Order of the Sacred Treasure, awarded to Parunak in July 1960. 1 photo of Parunak receiving medal from Japanese Admiral Iahara. 1 formal portrait of Parunak. Photocopy only.

Folder 10 – Photo of Squadron VPB - 112

Physical Description: Oversized photo of entire squadron, posed on and around a B-24 at NAS Port Lyautey, French Morocco, North Africa. Photocopy only.

Folder 11 – Miscellaneous

Physical Description: Biographical Summary of Paruak, two pages. November 2000 newspaper article from the Newark Ledger. 1 business card belonging to Parunak. 1 photo from Greenland squadron dated 1943. Photocopy only.