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Title Papers
Creator Wheeler, Ernest Eugene, 1921-1944
Description Correspondence between Ernest Eugene Wheeler and his fiance and future wife, Alma Blancett, of Calhoun, Kentucky. The correspondence begins while Wheeler was a student at Western Kentucky State Teachers College and continues when he enters the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was killed in France when the plane he was piloting crashed on D-Day. The collection also contains Alma's 1945 diary and material related to James Wheeler's quest to obtain his father's military records.
Collection Manuscripts
Object Name Correspondence
Date 1939
Year Range From 1939
Year Range To 2006
Other Number MSS 210
Subjects World War II, 1939-1945
Soldiers
War casualties
Death
Military life
Courtship
People Wheeler, Ernest Eugene, 1921-1944
Wheeler, Alma I. (Blancett)
Wheeler, Alma I. (Blancett), 1922-1998
Wheeler, James Eugene, b. 1944
Search Terms Maxwell Field (Montgomery, AL)
Sedalia Army Air Field (Warrensburg, MO)
Nashville Army Air Center
McLean County, KY
Sympathy cards
U.S. Army Air Corps
Western Kentucky State Teachers College
Western Kentucky University
Diaries
Airplanes, Military
Bergstorm Field (Austin, TX)
Camp Forest, TN
Camp Mackall, NC
Del Valley Army Air Base (Austin, TX)
Embry-Riddle Field (Union City, TN)
Fort Bragg, NC
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Freeman Field (Seymour, IN)
Keesler Field (BIloxi, MS)
Malden Army Air Field (Malden, MO)
Finding Aids For finding aid click here - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_mss_fin_aid/778/
Catalog Number 2007.153.4
Dates of Creation 1939-2006
Caption Ernest E. Wheeler
Extent 6 boxes. 46 folders. 1048 items. Originals and photocopies.
Number of Images 1