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Guide to the William J. Lodge World War II Collection, 1944-1945
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Description
Major William J. Lodge served as a Statistical Officer in the VIII Fighter Command, 417th Night Fighter Squadron, of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war, he settled in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles and worked for many years as an investigator for the California Labor Commissioner's Office, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. The William J. Lodge World War II Collection consists of aerial propaganda leaflets and newsletters dropped over Germany and occupied Europe during the last months of World War II. The majority of the propaganda documents are in Dutch or German, and are accompanied by an official English translation. There are 33 issues of The Flying Dutchman newsletter (No. 49-61, 63-82), dropped over the Netherlands from 1944 until the end of the war. The collection includes reports on the success of propaganda leaflet campaigns, four issues of Stars and Stripes newspaper for American troops, and material and photographs related to the VIII Fighter Command during WWII.
Background
Major William J. Lodge served as a Statistical Officer in the VIII Fighter Command of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war, he settled in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles and worked for many years as an investigator for the California Labor Commissioner's Office, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. After the war he married Helen Chanda who later became a faculty member at CSUN.
Extent
0.41 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
This collection is open for research use.