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Creator:
Sewell, Charles B., 1918-1991  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 100th Bombardment Group. 350th Bombardment Squadron  Search this
Chamberlain, William  Search this
Ray, Frank  Search this
Sewell, Charles B., 1918-1991  Search this
Vecchione, Casper  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Logs (records)
Photographs
Postcards
Audiocassettes
Clippings
Date:
1940-1993
bulk 1942-1946
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the wartime log Sewell kept while a prisoner at Stalag Luft IV. The log includes poems, sketches, photographs, and food labels from the Red Cross Parcels. The collection also contains V-Mail and prisoner mail postcards, copies of newspaper articles about Sewell and Stalag Luft IV; photographs of Sewell; and copies of The Oversea Kid newspaper 1944. There are also newspaper articles on POW Edward Sanders, and cassette narratives of the following three POWs who were imprisoned with Sewell: Casper Vecchione; William Chamberlain; and Frank Ray.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles B. Sewell (1918-1991) enlisted in the Army in 1942. Technical Segeant Sewell was a top turrent gunner in a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortess, 350th Bomb Squadron, 100 Bomb Group. He was on his 14th mission when he was shot down over Germany. Sewell was held as a POW from May 1944 until April of 1945, with most of his time spent in Stalag Luft IV. Sewell was discharged from the Army in October 1945.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mae Y. Sewell, Gift, 1993, 1993-0014, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Prisoners of war  Search this
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany  Search this
Stalag Luft IV (Germany : Concentration camp)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Logs (records)
Photographs
Postcards
Audiocassettes
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0014