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Collection Howard W. Colvin
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 449
Object Name Archive
Title Papers and photographs, 1941-1949.
Year Range from 1941
Year Range to 1949
Event World War II
Description Souvenirs, newspaper clippings, photographs, memorabilia, and Air Force convention materials of Colvin, a La Crosse, Wis. native, who served in India and China during World War II with the 14th Air Force as a member of the "Flying Tigers." There are business cards, advertisements, and menus collected in India; a "war-time emergency label" from a Cadbury chocolate bar; an issue of the "Pointer's Pup" newspaper (February 24, 1943); an issue of the Eagle magazine devoted to World War II (July 1943), and a brochure for the China-Burma-India Veterans Association. Materials for the Third Annual Convention of the Air Force Association (1949) include a schedule of events and a list of those attending. Newspaper clippings provide information about Colvin's military service, other soldiers from La Crosse, and military comics. Photographs depict B-24s and other bombers and their air crews, and group photographs of Colvin's comrades. Also included are pictures of Indian buildings, cities, and natives, and copy prints of hand-drawn portraits made by Colvin of his brothers-in-arms.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers : 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder)
Photographs : 0.2 linear ft. (10 folders)
Subjects Veterans -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse.
Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse.
Soldiers -- Miscellania.
World War, 1939-1945 -- China.
World War, 1939-1945 -- India.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
Cartoons and comics.
United States. Air Force. Air Force, 14th.
China-Burma-India Veterans Association -- History.
Air Force Association -- History.
Souvenirs.
Memorabilia.