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Eleventh Air Force Association records

Guide to the Eleventh Air Force Association records

Collection number: HMC-0558.
Creator: Eleventh Air Force Association.
Title: Eleventh Air Force Association records.
Dates: 1942-2001.
Volume of collection: 0.8 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Records of a military veterans association.

Organizational history:
The 11th Air Force was headquartered in Alaska during World War II and took part in operations around the territory, particularly in the Aleutian Islands. The Eleventh Air Force Association was created to perpetuate the history of the 11th Air Force in World War II. According to by-laws, they take part in charitable, patriotic, educational, fraternal, recreational, and other non-profit activities. In addition, the Association also organizes reunions for its members and seeks permanent memorials to leave a legacy for future generations. In 1993, the Association added the “Americans Home From Siberia” group to its organization. Americans Home From Siberia is a group for American veterans who were held as prisoners of war in Siberia during World War II.

Collection description:
This collection consists of records of the Eleventh Air Force Association, including newsletters, reunion records, correspondence, and photographs. The newsletter files include newsletters and editorial files of the Eleventh Air Force Association and Americans Home From Siberia (1989-2001). Records of reunions consist of correspondence between members, organizing committee files, and programs for reunions held in 1990, 1992, and 1994. Correspondence is primarily between former President of the Association, Ralph Bartholomew, and other members, Air Force officials, and other organizations including the 10th Emergency Rescue Boat Association, and the P-38 Association. Photographs depict the Aleutian Islands during World War II, Anchorage, and the 11th Air Force Association Reunion held in 1990.

Arrangement: Newsletters and editorial files are arranged chronologically. Remaining materials are arranged in the order in which they arrived at the Archives.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.

Preferred citation: Eleventh Air Force Association records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: Photographs collected by Lawrence Marx regarding the Nome air base can be found in his collection, HMC-0581.  Records from an Alaska reunion of Eleventh Air Force personnel in 1990 can be found in HMC-0365.

Acquisition note: The newsletter files were given to the Archives in 2001 by Lawrence Marx, Past-President of the Association. Additional materials were donated to the Archives by John Cloe in 2002.

Processing information: This collection was described by Kathleen Hertel in 2002. The guide to the collection was updated in 2009. Additional materials were added to the collection guide by Gwen Sieja in 2015.

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