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Guide to the James S. Edwards Collection, RG 417

Listed by:  Catherine Conner
Date:  11-30-99


Date Span:  August 1944 May 1945

Size of Collection: 2 items

Biographical Sketch:  James S. Edwards (U.S. Army Air Force), a bomber radio operator, jumped out of his damaged plane and was captured by the Germans in Budapest, Hungary in World War II.

Scope / Content:  Contains one homemade diary (80 pages) and cigarette case of James S. Edwards.  Edwards wrote the diary on the back of old German postcards.  The journal describes his experience as a German prisoner of war, and he mentions other P.O.W.s that he met during his imprisonment.  He made the cigarette case out of tin scraps, and it contains 14 unfiltered cigarettes.


 

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