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R. C. McCrary WWII Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0156
This collection includes service documents, personal papers, and a diary in which McCrary kept details of bombing missions in Europe which he took part in from May to September, 1944. There are also aerial photographs from bombing raids into Germany.

Dates

  • 1941-1945

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

0.50 Cubic Feet

Biographical or Historical Information

Robert C. McCrary, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake McCrary, was born on November 13, 1914, in Cushing, Texas. He entered the Air Force on November 17, 1941, and earned his wings several months later at Tyndall Field, Florida. McCrary received several decorations during his campaigns throughout World War II, including the American Defense ribbon, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Distinguished Unit Badge. McCrary was promoted to Staff Sergeant early in his military career.

("R. C. McCrary WWII Collection." East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).

Arrangement

This collection is described in 17 folders and housed in one clamshell box.
Title
Guide to the R. C. McCrary World War II Collection

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository

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