World War II miscellany > Lt. William B. Colgan letters [accession 98-03-05]

Series 16
Lt. William B. Colgan letters [accession 98-03-05], 1943-1947
Box 13, Folders 1-7

Biographical Note

Lt. William B. Colgan was in the United States Air Force 79th Fighter Group, 87th Squadron.

Scope and Content Note

The letters, dated from 1943-1945, are written to his family and friends in Waycross, Georgia, while he was serving in France and Italy. Colgan describes his activities and experiences during the war, particularly social activities including shows, meals, movies, and special programs for the soldiers. The collection also includes several documents discussing Colgan's military service and a news clippings regarding Colgan receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Box Folder Content
13 1 Correspondence, August-September 1943
13 2 Correspondence, October-December 1943
13 3 Correspondence, January-September 1944
13 4 Correspondence, October-December 1944
13 5 Correspondence, 1945
13 6 Correspondence, Others, 1945-1947
13 7 Military service commendations