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Collection Number: 04159-z

Collection Title: William Griswold Smith's Ten Missions Over Germany, undated

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Abstract "Ten Missions Over Germany" was written by William Griswold Smith of Greensboro, N.C., in 1978. The collection includes "Ten Missions Over Germany," reminiscences (typed, 29 pages), written by Smith about ten missions he flew over Germany as a pilot with the 100th Bomb Squadron, United States Eighth Air Force, March-April 1945. The account describes attacks on German submarine pens and other facilities, gives information on briefings, and includes comments on other members of the squad and on social life in London, England, while on leave.
Creator Smith, William Griswold.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in William Griswold Smith's Ten Missions Over Germany, #4159-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from W. Griswold Smith of Greensboro, N.C., March 1978.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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"Ten Missions Over Germany" was written by William Griswold Smith of Greensboro, N.C., in 1978.

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The collection includes "Ten Missions Over Germany," reminiscences (typed, 29 pages), written by William Griswold Smith about ten missions he flew over Germany as a pilot with the 100th Bomb Squadron, United States Eighth Air Force, March-April 1945. The account describes attacks on German submarine pens at Keil and Hamburg; oil facilities at Zeitz and Hamburg; railyards at Nurenberg and Tabor; air fields at Munich and Magdburg; a factory at Ingoldstidt; and a railyard at Egen, Czechoslovakia. Information is included on the briefing and preparations for each raid; targets; the position of his plane in formation; type of bombs carried; and other aircraft on the raid. Also includes scattered comments on other members of the squadron and an account of a brief leave in London, England, and of several mercy missions to drop food in Holland.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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