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An unedited transcription of the log of T.Sgt. Frank D. Brumm, along with approximately a dozen primary source document including photos, telegrams, newspapers, maps, and official government documents.

T.Sgt. Brumm was on the B-24 "42-47483" with…

An approximately 230-page biography of 1st Lt. Ervin N. Miskin. The manuscript is broken in three parts. Ervin N. Miskin, Pilot, is a narrative biography of the 1st Lt. Miskin's life, the majority of which addresses his time in the military. The…

A six-page handwritten letter from S.Sgt. Wade Kehr to "Mother + Dad." The letter was written in several separate sitings, most likely written at the American camp at Nadzab, New Guinea.

S.Sgt. Kehr opens by discussing the oppressive heat and the…

A two-page handwritten letter from S.Sgt. Wade Kehr to "Mother + Dad." The letter was most likely written at the American camp at Dobodura, New Guinea.

S.Sgt. Kehr discusses the negatives that he sent to "Jim" for development. He asks for his…

One black and white photo of "Beatty" next to his beach-front residential tent.

Hand-written caption on the back:

"Barrels are filled with sand to keep the ocean from washing their tent away at high tide."

Hand-written caption on back:

"Hut natives built for our club house--Wasn't finished at time of photo_____Fellows playing ping-pong in hut--Volleyball at far end--Filling canteen at lister bags.-----Me [S.Sgt. Wade Kehr] at this end of hut with…

One black and white photo of three American servicemen sawing a tree, most likely to provide building material at a new camp site.

One black and white photos of three unidentified American servicemen in a residential tent.

One black and white photo of S.Sgt. Wade Kehr and an unidentified colleague relaxing in their quarters.