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Kozlowski, Walter A. (Second World War correspondence)
2017.239.w.r  
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Description
This collection contains letters from 2nd Lt. Walter A. Kozlowski to his friend and colleague Joseph Weyres during the Second World War. Kozlowski and 13 people on the aircraft named "Bastard" were lost at sea on October 29, 1943 when the plane crashed over Puerto Rico.
Background
Second Lieutenant Walter A. Kozlowski was born May 1917 in Claremont, New Hamphire to his father William Kozel Kozlowski and his mother Cecelia Filipowicz. The family moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1918. Walter had 2 sisters and a brother, all of whom are currently deceased. His 1936 Kenosha High School yearbook states that his hobby was swimming. It is unknown whether he finished high school, for the donor believes he only attended 2 years. Walter worked at Godski Awning in Racine, Wisconsin with Joseph Weyres before Walter enlisted on June 24, 1941. The pair were co-workers and hunting buddies.
Extent
0.08 Linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
This collection is open for research.