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Harry A. Berger Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2014-006-w-r
This collection consists of 288 pieces of personal correspondence, written to T/Sgt. Harry A. Berger, 8th Air Force, 2nd Air Division, 2nd Combat Bombardment Wing, 445th Bombardment Group, Squadron 702.

Letters come from an assortment of individuals, including friends and family, with the bulk of the collection originating from Vivian D. Hirsch, Selena Brody and Dorothy Dopp. This collection covers a period from 1938 until 1947.

This collection also includes a small photograph of Harry A. Berger, some miscellaneous ephemera and one copy of Yank magazine, from May of 1945.

Dates

  • 1938 - 1947

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)

Overview

This collection consists of letters written to Technical Sergeant Harry A. Berger, United States Army Air Force, by friends and family, from 1938 to 1947. Also included in this collection is one a small photograph of Harry A. Berger, some miscellaneous ephemera and one copy of Yank magazine, from May of 1945.

Biographical / Historical

T/Sgt. Harry A. Berger, USAAF, served with the 8th Air Force, 2nd Air Division, 2nd Combat Bombardment Wing, 445th Bombardment Group, Squadron 702. It is believed that he was stationed in Tibenham, United Kingdom roughly from 1942 until late 1944.

Arrangement

The Harry A. Berger World War Two correspondence collection is arranged by author, in chronological order.

Series 1, Correspondence from Vivian D. Hirsch (1940 - 1945)

Series 2, Correspondence from Selena Brody (1938 - 1945)

Series 3, Correspondence from Dorothy Dopp (1941 - 1943)

Series 4, Other correspondence (1939 - 1947)

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Philip Berger.
Title
Finding Aid for the Harry A. Berger Second World War correspondence
Status
completed
Author
Norm Lee
Date
06/17/2014
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States