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Bruce R. Douglas photographs

Guide to the Bruce R. Douglas photographs

Collection number: HMC-0756.
Creator: Douglas, Bruce R. (1920-1997).
Title: Bruce R. Douglas photographs.
Dates: 1942-1944.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs from an 11th Air Force airplane mechanic stationed at Fort Richardson.

Biographical note:
Bruce R. Douglas was from Attleboro, Massachusetts. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Army as an airplane mechanic for the 11th Air Force and was stationed at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. After the war, Douglas was employed by the Foxboro Company in Massachusetts. Bruce Douglas died in Mansfield, Massachusetts, in 1997.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the World War II era photographs of airplane mechanic Bruce R. Douglas. The collection contains 258 black and white prints. Subjects of the photographs include: Bruce Douglas and fellow soldiers of the 11th Air Force at Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Field in Anchorage, and elsewhere; a 42nd Troop Carrier Squadron Alaska cake; the Curry Hotel on the Alaska Railroad; and the railroad station and hotel at Mount McKinley National Park.

Arrangement: Photographs do not appear to be in a specific order.

Digitized copies: Selected photographs from this collection have been digitized and can be viewed on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to these materials.

Preferred citation: Bruce R. Douglas photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: For more materials related to World War II, please see the World War II in Alaska topic guide.

Acquisition note: This collection was purchased at internet auction by the Archives in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey A. Sinnott in 2005.

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