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Box 09


Contains 2 Collections and/or Records:

Military related materials, 1943 - 1945

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 394, Series 6
Scope and Contents Materials include three different maps representing the three phases of Kern's final mission in World War II. One second map, second phase, there are markings of where Kern crashed his plane. These maps show the progression of discovery of military installations as well as the mission objectives. Miscellaneous items that Kern had throughout his time in the military include a 1945 certificate of membership from The American National Red Cross; correspondence from Ann Blyth which...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943 - 1945

Elmer F. Kern, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 394
Scope and Contents The Elmer F. Kern, Jr. papers contain more than four hundred and fifty letters, including twenty-four v-mail letters, written to and from Kern and loved ones. In his letters to family members and friends, he describes his life in vivid details from when he was a student at Purdue University, from his different assignments in the Air Corps, and until his death in Germany. His letters show the different envelopes represent the numerous places he has been with different sender addresses and types...
Dates: 1938 - 1945