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Inventory of the 40th Bomb Group Association records
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: 40th Bomb Group Association records
    Date (inclusive): 1943-1995
    Collection Number: 87017
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 17 manuscript boxes, 2 motion picture film reels (6.9 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, newsletters, memoirs, and audiovisual material, relating to activities of the 40th Bomb Group in the China-Burma-India and Pacific Theaters during World War II, and to subsequent activities of veterans of the group. Includes photocopies of histories of other World War II American bomb groups
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: 40th Bomb Group Association

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copiesof audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], 40th Bomb Group Association records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1987.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Historical Note

    An organization of veterans of the United States Army Air Forces 40th Bomb Group, started in 1980 in order to retain relationships and memories of the 40th Bomb Group's veterans, by holding yearly reunions for members.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection relates to activities of the 40th Bomb Group in the China-Burma-India and Pacific Theaters during World War II, and to subsequent activities of veterans of the group. The collection is almost entirely the correspondence of the several key members of the association, mostly focused on the organization of annual reunions in the United States after the conclusion of the war and into the 1990s. The Association also published "War Stories" and "Memories" written by various former members of the 40th about their experiences in the war. This collection contains photographs from the annual reunions after the war as well as material and photographs created during the war, mainly in 1946 and 1947.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States Army Air Forces Bomb Group, 40th.
    Motion pictures.
    World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Burma.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--East Asia.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.