October 16, 1967, ca. 250 items; Copies of correspondence, orders, flight records, citations, certificates, clippings, biographical information, and miscellaneous.
February 12, 1968, (addition 1), 17 items; Correspondence, photographs, citations, booklets, biographical material, and clippings.
November 5, 1968, (addition 2), 14 items; Tactical mission reports, speeches, clippings, photographs, a pamphlet, and a copy of
Twelve O'Clock High.
November 12, 1968, (addition 3), 130 items; Correspondence, reports, photographs, clippings, manuals, yearbook, autobiography ("Wake the Sleeping Giant"), and miscellaneous.
April 6, 1971, (addition 4), 106-page diary ("So Near Heaven and Surrounded by Hell"). Gift of Mrs. I. T. Valentine, Nashville, N.C., and Lt. General Armstrong, Tampa, Fla.
January 15, 1997, (addition 5), 456 items; Copy of official personnel files (1927-1969), including efficiency reports, special orders, promotion appointments, commendation, medical records, photographs, and clippings. Gift of Honorable I. T. Valentine Jr., Nashville, N.C.
June 26, 1998, (addition 6), 6 volumes; Oversize scrapbooks, primarily reflecting General Armstrong's duty with the Alaskan Air Command, containing photographs, clippings, citations, programs, correspondence, etc. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. David H. Fuller and Miss Deborah Armstrong Fuller, Nashville, N.C.
November 14, 2000, (addition 7), 18 items; Films (ca. 1960, black and white, and color) documenting Brig. Gen. Frank A. Armstrong Jr. and his service in command of Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, Norway, and in the Philippines. Donor: Valentine, Tim; Elizabeth V. Fuller; and Mary Hobbs V. McIntyre.
May 19, 2003, (addition 8), 8 items; Videocassettes (6) of films (ca. 1960) documenting Brig. Gen. Frank A. Armstrong Jr. and his service in command of Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, Norway, and in the Philippines; duplicates of videocassettes (2); also digital video discs (2); copies of 16mm films in Addition #1. Purchase (Special Collections Fund), Herbert Schaaf, Statesboro, Ga.
July 19, 2007, (addition 9), 1 items, 0.19 cubic feet;
Twelve O'Clock High: Fact to Fiction: The 1949 film about the real-life adventures of the first U.S. bomber crews to tangle with the Luftwaffe has endured as a remarkable study in combat leadership, by Chuck Dunning. Periodical. In: Aviation History, v. 10, no. 1 (Sept. 1999), p. 42-48, 80. Donor: Chuck Dunning.
July 23, 2003, (addition 10), 10 items, 0.56 cubic feet; Collection (1942-2001) of manuscript material, notes, photographs, and a clipping relating Armstrong's experience as a brigadier general and pilot leading U.S. 8th Air Force Bomber Command's B-17 raids over Germany and Japan during World War II; including his typewritten diary, which became the basis of the popular novel and film "Twelve O'Clock High"; also relating to his retirement from the military (as a Lt. General) and the dedication of a historical marker at his boyhood home; also photocopies of manuscript materials. Donor: Frank A. Armstrong.
August 4, 2006, (addition 11), 1 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Collection (n.d.) including clippings, documents, printed material, etc. relating to Gen. Armstrong's service in Alaska, ca. 1959-1960, compiled by the donor, entitled Lt. General Frank Armstrong Case File for Missiles in Alaska. Photocopied. Spiral bound. Donor: John H. Cloe.
October 4, 2016, (unprocessed addition 12), 0.043 cubic feet; "Wake the Sleeping Giant" [ca. 1960] is the autobiography of General Frank A. Armstrong, Jr., as told to William E. Hickenbotham. The autobiography incorporated a diary maintained during Armstrong’s tenure in England as a military observer (1941). The diary contained a lucid description of British life during the German Air Blitz and was very descriptive in terms of what happened strategically in World War II. This addition to the Frank A. Armstrong, Jr., Papers is the diary used in the writing of the autobiography. Also, (in the back of the diary) are a few handwritten notes related to the war, as well as one typed letter from Armstrong in 1942 that starts off “Dear Diary” which does not appear to be included in “Wake the Sleeping Giant” or Armstrong’s other memoir. Armstrong’s grandson, Frank Armstrong IV, found this original diary while on a recent trip back to North Carolina to visit relatives. Gift of Frank A. Armstrong IV.
Gift of Mrs. I. T. Valentine
Gift of Lt. General Armstrong
Gift of Honorable I. T. Valentine Jr.
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. David H. Fuller and Miss Deborah Armstrong Fuller
Gift of Tim Valentine, Elizabeth V. Fuller, and Mary Hobbs V. McIntyre
Purchase (Special Collections Fund), Herbert Schaaf, Statesboro, Ga.
Gift of Frank A. Armstrong
Gift of Chuck Dunning
Gift of John H. Cloe
Gift of Frank A. Armstrong IV
Frank A. Armstrong Jr. Papers (#35), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by D. Lawson; M. Boccaccio; A. Merriman, November 1999
Processed by Amanda Keeny, 2011
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