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Roland W. Alderman Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 21, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-165-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence from F/O Roland W. Alderman, USAAF to his brother, Clarence Alderman, and mother during the Second World War. F/O Alderman would sometimes refer to himself as Joe and would sign his letters as Joe. The collectino consists of one V-Mail to his mother, signed Roland, two postcards to Clarence, signed Joe, and one business card that reads "Roland W. Alderman, Flight Officer, Army of the United States."


  • Majority of material found within 1944 August 31-1945 June 11

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.

Biographical / Historical

Flight Officer Roland W. Alderman, United States Army Air Force (4/16/1916 - 7/10/1996) served during and after the Second World War. Born in Carroll County, Virginia, he was trained in Memphis, Tennessee and was eventually deployed to China with the 1339th Army Air Force Base Unit. He served at Chengkung Air Base in China. Roland often referred to himself as "Joe." F/O Alderman spent most of his life in Galaxy, VA where he passed away in 1996.


.01 Linear feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains correspondence from F/O Roland W. Alderman, USAAF, to his brother Clarence and his mother during and shortly after the Second World War.


This collection is arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection is a gift of Peggy Alderman Williams.
Roland W. Alderman Second World War correspondence
Andrew Harman
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States