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Harry Scotidas Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2016-122-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence written to United States Army Air Force Sergeant Harry Scotidas and Mary Mantos by family, friends, and fellow soldiers. The letters are dated between 1940 and 1946. Most of the letters are written in English, although there are some letters written in the Greek alphabet, namely from Harry's mother. In 1940, Scotidas was stationed in Hawaii (then an American territory) in Hickam Field in the Air Corps, as part of the 17th Air Base Squadron. In 1941, he was transferred to 4th Reconnaissance Squadron still on Hickam Field and he was promoted to Private First Class in the latter part of 1941. By April 1942, Scotidas was promoted to Sergeant and he was transferred to the 394th Bomb Squadron based in San Francisco, California by July 1942.


  • 1940 January 17-1946 April 17

Language of Materials

This collection contains letters written in English and Greek.

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.


.75 Linear Feet (1.5 document boxes; 18 folders)


This collection contains letters correspondence written to Sgt. Harry Scotidas, USAAF, and Mary Mantos by family and friends during the Second World War.


This collection is arranged in three series by recipient in chronological order. Series 1: Correspondence to Harry Scotidas -- Series 2: Correspondence to Mary Mantos -- Series 3: Correspondence to Sgt. Harry, Mary, and Thomas Scotidas

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Silverman [first name unknown]
Finding Aid for the Harry Scotidas Second World War correspondence
Rebecca Woolf
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States