Wilbur Kenneth Bragg Collection

Manuscript Collection #1100

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Series 1 :
Aerial Reconnaissance Photographic Prints
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Aerial Reconnaissance Photographic Prints (ca. 1945) High Wycombe & Marlow, England. Black & White. 10" x 10" 5 items. 5 p. Note: Captioned "Compliments of 325th Recon. Wing." Includes views of Daw's House, High Wycombe, Pinetree Camp Work Area, & Medmanham House, Marlow, England.
    • Folder b
      Aerial Reconnaissance Photographic Prints (7 May, 5 June 1945) Pinetree Camp, England & Unknown City with bomb damage, #0035, #0061, #0085, #0104. Black & White. 10" x 10" 4 items. 4 p. Note: Captioned: "D-US 7GR/LOC.4D(LIB) 7 May 45 F12"(305.0) 10.1500 22 SQ"; "D-US 7GR/LOC.33B(LIB) 5 June 45 F12"(305.0)"; & "1945 'Pinetree' 942nd Topo. Engr."
Series 2 :
Scrapbooks
  • Box 1
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    • Folder c  (1 item digitized)
      Scrapbook (16 November 1942 - March 1946) of photographic prints, maps, clippings, printed materials and manuscript materials compiled by Sgt. Wilbur Kenneth Bragg, recording his service with the 942nd Engineer Aviation Topographic Battalion, headquartered at Kew Billets, Kew, London, ca. March - April 1944, & Pinetree Camp, High Wycombe, England, ca. May 1944 - Sept. 1945; Eschwege, Bad Kissingen & Erlangen, Germany, September 1945 - February 1946, Le Havre, France, February 1946, including views of wartime London, daily life, bomb damage including "Buzz Bomb" (i.e. V-1 rocket bomb) in flight; Box Hill, South Downs, Dorking; also showing details of Kew Billets; Camp Pinetree (AAF Station 101) High Wycombe, showing tent area, members of his unit, pets, views of bombers en route to Arnhem, Netherlands; Winter 1944; Cartoons; working conditions; recreation, sport & dining facilities; The Abbey - 8th Air Force Headquarters; Gen. Doolittle's headquarters; Bill Conn boxing exhibition; Pinup pictures; B-24 returning from raid with smoking engine; Glenn Miller Band concert; RAF Mosquitoes at Watton; views of High Wycombe, including Red Cross Club, pubs, streets, canal, churches, old buildings; views of Stratford-On-Avon, including A. R. C., Shakespeare's birthplace, memorial theatre, hotel, Clopton Stone Bridge, Guild Chapel, Shottery Village, Anne Hathaway's home, Shakespeare's burial place; also views of Brighton, showing defenses, Canterbury, including enthronement of archbishop of Canterbury, April 1945; views of Marlow, near High Wycombe; Rougham Air Base, Bury St. Edmunds, including aerial views through gunner's sights; Glenn Miller Band & Dinah Shore at 200th Mission celebration; aerial views of bombing attacks in progress; fighter escorts; Jones family home, 176 Woodmanstern Rd; VE Day celebrations at Connings; Windsor Castle, Eton College, Warick Castle & village; Kingussie & Edinburgh, Scotland; North Wales; Chester; Eschwege, Kassel, Bad Kissingen & Erlangen, Germany showing local scenes & bomb damage, Christmas 1945; war crimes court, Nurnberg; remains of Benito Mussolini & mistress; Zermatt, Switzerland & French Alps. 754 photographs, etc. 1 item. 58 p.
Series 3 :
Oversized Materials
Oversize Folder os1
Rand McNally Recreational Area Map of the United States (February 1957) © Rand McNally & Co. Printed Map. Scale: 1:4,000,000. 1"= 65 miles (approx.) 34.5" x 52" 1 item. 1 p.
Series 4 :
Photographic Prints
  • Box 2
    • Folder a
      • Cathedral at Laon, France (1945) Photographic print. Black & White. 5.5" x 7.5" 1 item. 1 p.  (item #1)
      • Cathedral at Rheims, France (1945) Photographic print. Black & White. 5.5" x 7.5" 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
      • Arc de Triomphe [Arch of Triumph] Paris, France (1945) Photographic print. Black & White. 5.5" x 7.5" 1 item. 1 p.  (item #3)
      • Gardens at Palais de Versailles [Palace of Versailles] Paris, France (1945) Photographic print. Black & White. 5.5" x 7.5" 1 item. 1 p.  (item #4)
      • Palais de Chaillot [Palace of Chaillot] Paris, France (1945) Photographic print. Black & White. 5.5" x 7.5" 1  (item #5)
      • Eiffel Tower, View from base, Paris, France (1945) Photographic print. Black & White. 5.5" x 7.5" 1   (item #6)
      • Eiffel Tower, Elevation view, Paris, France (1945) Photographic print. Black & White. 5.5" x 7.5" 1   (item #7)
      • Ruins of Kassell, Germany (October 1945) Photographic print. Black & White. 5.5" x 7.5" 1   (item #8)
      • Ruins of Kassell, Germany (October 1945) Photographic print. Black & White. 5.5" x 7.5" 1   (item #9)
      • Ruins of Kassell, Germany (October 1945) Photographic print. Black & White. 5.5" x 7.5" 1   (item #10)
      • Ruins of Kassell, Germany (October 1945) Photographic print. Black & White. 5.5" x 7.5" 1   (item #11)
      • Ruins of Kassell, Germany (October 1945) Photographic print. Black & White. 5.5" x 7.5" 1   (item #12)
Series 5 :
Printed Materials
  • Box 2
    • Folder b
      Hitler Passed This Way: 170 Pictures from the London Times Evening News, Compiled by Crawford Snowden. Printed by Alabaster, Passmore & Sons, Ltd., London and Maidstone and Published by The Evening News (Associated Newspapers Ltd. Carmelite House, London, E.C.4.) Pamphlet. 1 item. 50 p. Note: Autographed: "To Dick with Best Wishes From Joan." A selection of photographs taken before and after the Blitzkrieg of 1940, illustrating the extent of bomb damage to London during World War Two.
    • Folder c
      History of the 942nd Engineer Aviation Topographic Battalion April 4, 1944 - November 20, 1945, World War II, European Theatre of Operations, by Robert des Granges San Diego, CA: Robert des Granges, 1989. Photocopy Typescript. Spiral Bound. 1 item. 194 p. Notes: Includes Technical History of the 942nd Engr Avn Topo Bn & Unit History 4 April 1944 to November 1945. Printing by Alphagraphics, San Diego, CA 92127. Note: Unit History was reproduced from a microfilm provided to the author by Russell Stradling. Autographed by author with sentiment: "Will, To a very good army buddy and friend of many years. Hope you enjoy the book. Bob des Granges."

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