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Edward C. James papers

Edward C. James papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward C. James papers
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1942-1965
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 document boxes
Collection Number: ms3047
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Edward Clark James, Jr., was a veteran of World War II and the Korean war, a graduate of the University of Georgia (BSA 1948, MS 1962), and a native of Connecticut. During World War II he was stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia (Troop A, 3rd Cavalry); Camp Atterbury, Indiana (Co. A, 331st Infantry); Aviation Cadet camps in California, New Mexico and Texas (2509th AAF); and saw combat in the Pacific with the Army Air Forces. He also served a six month tour of combat in the Korean War, where he was stationed at Kadena Base on Okinawa (307th Bomb Wing) and Anderson Air Force Base on Guam.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters written by Edward James to his wife Elizabeth Harrell James in Fitzgerald, Georgia, before and after they were married. The letters give details of the camps, towns where he was stationed, his bombardier training, and the bombing missions. He gives descriptive details of the Okinawan people, houses, crops, and typhoons. The letters to his wife are both romantic and sexually explicit. During World War II many of his letters discuss his future plans of owning a farm.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward C. James papers, ms3047, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bombardiers -- Correspondence.
James, Edward Clark, Jr., 1920-
James, Elizabeth Harrell
Japanese -- Japan -- Okinawa.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans.
Military education -- United States.
Okinawa Island (Japan).
United States. Air Force
United States. Army
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1942
12Correspondence, 1943-1944
13Correspondence, 1945 March-May
13Correspondence, 1945 June 1-14
15Correspondence, 1945 June 15-30
16Correspondence, 1945 July 1-14
17Correspondence, 1945 July 15-31
18Correspondence, 1945 August
19Correspondence, 1945 September 1-14
110Correspondence, 1945 September 15-30
111Correspondence, 1945 October 1-10
21Correspondence, 1952 April
22Correspondence, 1952 June
23Correspondence, 1952 July
24Correspondence, 1952 August
25Correspondence, 1952 September
26Correspondence, 1952 October
27Correspondence, 1952 November
28Correspondence, 1952 December 1-16
29Correspondence, 1952 December 17-31
210Correspondence, 1953 January
211Correspondence, 1965
212Correspondence, undated
213Empty envelopes
214Miscellaneous items