Guide to the Gerald Flynn photographs
Collection number: HMC-0594.
Creator: Flynn, Gerald.
Title: Gerald Flynn photographs.
Dates: undated, 1942-1945.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs collected by a member of the United States Army, Eleventh Air Force, 54th Fighter Squadron stationed on Attu Island during World War II.
Gerald Flynn was a member of the United States Army, Eleventh Air Force, 54th Fighter Squadron, during World War II. He was stationed on Attu for over two years during the war.
The collection consists of World War II era photographs collected by Eleventh Air Force veteran Gerald Flynn. There are 17 black and white photographic prints of aerial combat, aircraft, airfield facilities, and aerial views. Locations where the photographs were taken include Attu and Kiska islands. All but two of the photographs appear to be from official military sources. Aircraft pictured include P-38G, P-38J, and P-40 fighters, a C-47 cargo plane, and a B-25 bomber. The combat photographs include those of Japanese ships under aerial attack.
Arrangement: Materials in the collection are arranged by size.
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 hold copyright to the collection.
Preferred citation: Gerald Flynn photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Custodial history: Flynn gave the photographs to Ralph M. Bartholomew of the Eleventh Air Force Association in 1996.
Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the archives by John Cloe in 2002.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2002. The Guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.
|1||x937AB-12-20-44-273.1-CRASH-P38-#42-231547 CONF.x P-38G at Attu, 54th Fighter Squadron||1944 December 20|
|2||x397AB-1-31-45-6186-P-38 #634 ? ALEXAI PT. CONF.x P-38J at Attu, 54th Fighter Squadron||1945 January 31|
|3||x397AB-2-3-45-6169-P40-#42-9829-BLAST TUBE DAMAGE CONF.x Damaged P40 with airfield buildings in background||1945 February 3|
|4||x397AB-2-15-45-G215-CRASH P40-#46319-CONF.x Damaged P40||1945 February 15|
|5||xAPO 726 [Adak], 23 Jan 45, P40 acftx P40 fighter plane taking off||1945 January 23|
|6||Three soldiers in front of 54th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (Quonset hut)||undated|
|7||xSONS OF NIPPON SAVE FACE BY HUGGING GROUND DURING LOW-LEVEL ATTACK BY 11TH. A.F. B-25xsx Aerial photo||undated|
|8||xAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS EXPOSE JAP INSTALLATION SECRETSx Possibly Paramushiro||undated|
|9||xJAPANESE D.E. UNDER ATTACK BY B-25xs OF 11TH. A.F.x Aerial photo;||undated|
|10||xLOW LEVEL ATTACK ON JAP SHIPPING BY 11TH. A.F. B-25xs.xAerial photo||undated|
|11||Aerial photo of Japanese ship under attack from rear||undated|
|12||Aerial photo of Japanese ship under attack (close-up)||undated|
|13||x(02-105.3-11AF)(10-31-42-1010)(12″-5,000′) KISKA HARBOR (RESTRICTED)x Aerial photo||1942 October 31|
|14||x(0-9-105.3-11AF)(10-31-42-1330)(12″-9,000′) KISKA HARBOR (RESTRICTEDx Aerial photo||1942 October 31|
|15||x(O-14C-397AB)(10-7-43)(6-3/8″-6300′)SECx Aerial photo of airfield on Attu||1943 October 7|
|16||x7-4M3666-3-0-20-10-23-44-1505-638-3000′-Jap Fighters Restr.x B-25 bomber above Japanese fighter plane||1944 October 23|
|17||x397 A B 10-26-44 210 AIR FREIGHT DOCK CONFIDENTIALx C-47 cargo plane in front of warehouse||1944 October 26|