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Walker, Spencer W. (Second World War correspondence and photographs)
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This collection contains correspondence and photographs from First Lieutenant Spencer W. Walker, United States Army Air Corps to his family and friends during the Second World War. Most of the correspondence is contained within two scrapbooks. Also included is one memoir, with transcriptions of the collected letters and 190 photographs, compiled by Lt. Walker circa 2000, as well as several black and white photographs with photocopies.
First Lieutenant Spencer William Walker, United States Army Air Force (1/13/1925 - 8/31/2013) was born in New Berlin, Pennsylvania and graduated from Lewisburg High School in 1942. He served as a navigator with the 492nd Bomb Squadron, 7th Bombardment Group, 10th Air Force beginning June 26, 1943. He deployed overseas on September 23, 1944 and returned September 1, 1945 until he was discharged on December 20 in Greensboro, North Carolina. During his service he was a navigator for a B-24 Liberator at a base near Calcutta, India during twenty five missions in the China-Burman-India Theater. For his actions, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.
2 Linear feet (2 scrapbooks, 2 folders)
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