Ninth Air Force Association, Archives of the

Range: 1932 - 2012 Size: 39.36 Record Group: 99/127

The Archives of the Ninth Air Force Association at the University of Akron Archival Services includes the official records of the Ninth Air Force Association (9AFA) including newsletters, membership lists, reunion programs, and photographs. The collection also contains unit histories and personal papers such as diaries, photographs, and oral histories of individuals who served in the Ninth Air Force. The materials in the collection relate predominantly to World War II.

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B26 Marauder Archives, Mugan, Anthony F. collection

Range: 1942 - 1946 Size: 0.5 Record Group: 100/252

Anthony Mugan served as a member of the 345th Service Squadron, 310th Service Group attached to the 319th Bomb Group. This collection contains collected documents, enlistment records of his friends during the service, photographs and postcards.

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B26 Marauder Archives, McCallum, Robert J. collection

Range: 1942 - 1944 Size: 0.33 Record Group: 100/9

Robert J. McCallum was a B-26 pilot during World War II. He achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the 554th Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group. This collection consists of various orders, flight logs, e-mails and CD-Roms.

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B26 Marauder Archives, Berg, Wilfred "Wally" collection

Range: 1941 - 1945 Size: 1.0 Record Group: 100/37

Wilfred “Wally” Berg was the photographer for the 17th Bomb Group, 95th Bomb Squadron. He served from May, 1942-November, 1945. He was stationed in North Africa, Italy, France, Austria and Germany. This collection consists mainly of photographs in a scrapbook made by Berg, other items included in the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and notes.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Yoder, Gaylord M. Collection

Range: 1942 - 1946 Size: 0.2 Record Group: 100/38

Gaylord M. Yoder served as a tail gunner during WWII. This collection contains awards, photocopies of photos and documents patches and emblems.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Wendell A. Fetters Collection

Range: 1944 - 2012 Size: 1.36 Record Group: 100/29

The Wendell A. Fetters Collection consists of correspondence between Wendell Fetters and members of the 391st Bomb Group Association, newsletters, several memoirs, and histories of the 391st Bomb Group.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Washington Area Marauder Men Collection

Range: 1992 - 2009 Size: 1.0 Record Group: 100/17

The Washington Area Marauder Men Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and media articles documenting monuments and memorials dedicated to the B-26 Marauder and service personnel.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Virgil L. Bell Collection

Range: 1977 - 1993 Size: .33 Record Group: 100/19

The Virgil L. Bell Collection includes photographs, newsletters, rosters, registrations and plaques documenting the 319th Bombardment Group and 17th Bombardment Group of the 12th Air Force.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Thelbert H. Thomas Collection

Range: 1943 - 2017 Size: .13 Record Group: 100/36

Thelbert "Dick" H. Thomas enlisted in the United States Army in 1941 and transferred to aviation cadet training in 1943. He served as pilot on a B-26 Marauder nicknamed "The Three Bears" until 1945. At this point he was reassigned from the 391st Bomb Group (BG), 572nd Bombardment Squadron (BS), to the 323 BG, 454 BS and ultimately was assigned to the 323 BG, 457 BS. He was discharged from the Army in 1945.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Robert L. Holliday Papers

Range: 1942 - 2001 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group: 100/1

Robert L. "Hap" Holliday served in the 391st Bombardment Group during World War II as a B-26 Marauder pilot. The papers include his military service records and correspondence, material form the 391st Bomb Group Association, the B-26 Marauder Historical Society and the B-26 Archives Advisory Council.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Robert E. Herndon Papers

Range: 1940 - 1957 Size: .25 Record Group: 100/20

The Robert E. Herndon Papers consist of Robert E. Herndon's military records, self-authored magazine articles, and the 42nd Bombardment Wing operations report.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Richard P. Ellinger Collection

Range: 1990 - 1994 Size: 4.0 Record Group: 100/24

The Richard P. Ellinger Collection includes video interviews of World War II B-26 Marauder veterans on VHS.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Richard J. Atkinson Collection

Range: 1988 - 2003 Size: .76 Record Group: 100/23

The Richard J. Atkinson Collection consists of newsletters, correspondence and plaques documenting Richard J. Atkinson's military career, B-26 Marauders and the Ninth Air Force Association.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Richard H. Denison Collection

Range: 1936 - 1994 Size: 2.07 Record Group: 100/25

The Richard H. Denison Collection consists of the military records of Richard H. Denison, maps with highlighted flight paths, newsletters and magazines involving the B-26 Marauder, photographs, and a model of the B-26 "Rat Poison."

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Richard C. Booth Papers

Range: 1942 - 1995 Size: .58 Record Group: 100/14

The Richard C. Booth Papers includes an autobiography of Richard C. Booth, correspondence with various organizations, personal records, and magazine articles involving Richard Booth, B-26 Marauders, and Barksdale Air Force Base.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Parker, George Collection

Range: 1936 - 2008 Size: 18.25 Record Group: 100/33

George W. Parker served as a pilot of a B-26 Marauder with the 397th Bomb Group during World War II.  He went on to serve a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, served three terms as a Missouri state representative, and was a founder of the Marauder Historical Society.  This collection consists of materials documenting the Second World War including mission reports, flight logs, diaries, notebooks, photographs, and publications.  This collection also includes materials on various B-26 Marauder and 9th Air Force reunion groups.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Marvin C. Colton Papers

Range: 1942 - 1995 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group: 100/5

Marvin C. Colton served in the 555th Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group (M) as a bombardier during World War II. This collection consists of photographs from the World War II era and the 1980's and 1990's "Return of the Crusader" reunions. It also includes a brief history of the 555th Bomb Squadron and rosters for the 386th Bomb Group (M) Association.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Martin C. Mazurk Newspaper Collection

Range: 1987 - 1997 Size: Record Group: 100/21

The Martin C. Mazurk Newsletter Collection includes copies of The Bombardiers, Inc. newsletter, Crosshairs and several issues of On Course! and The Marauder Thunder.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Donald McDonald Collection

Range: 1943 - 1945 Size: 0.25 cubic feet Record Group: 100/4

The Donald McDonald Collection consists of a photograph of the 575th ground crew and newspapers written, printed and distributed to the 391st Bomb Group while at their various stations during World War II.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Charles R. Meyers Jr. Collection

Range: 1943 - 1945 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group: 100/7

Charles R. Meyers Jr. served in the 319th Bombardment Group, 438th Bombardment Squadron from 1942-1945 as a Marauder pilot. His papers include strike photographs of various bombing missions from June 5, 1943 to December 3, 1944 and photo negatives from July 11, 1943 to August 10, 1945. The photographic negatives include combat crews, United Service Organizations (USO) shows, visitations, and other events associated with camp life.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Charles H. Tillson Papers

Range: 1941 - 1999 Size: .33 Record Group: 100/22

The Charles H. Tillson Papers consists of correspondence, military records, photographs and an autobiography of Charles H. Tillson.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Charles H. Drake Papers

Range: 1943 - 1949 Size: 0.25 cubic feet Record Group: 100/2

Charles H. Drake served in the Headquarters Squadron of the 391st Bomb Group. His papers include orders he received throughout his military service and many photographs taken during World War II.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, C. Forman “Dee” Dirickson Records

Range: 1941 - 1946 Size: 1.8 Record Group: 100/39

C. Forman “Dee” Dirickson was a pilot in the 451st Squadron of the 322nd Bomb Group. The collection consists of materials from his time as a pilot, including Dirickson’s flight log, records from pilot training and individual flight records, orders, photographs, maps and memorabilia.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, 455th Bombardment Squadron Association Records

Range: 1942 - 2011 Size: 9 cubic feet Record Group: 100/3

The 455th Bombardment Squadron Association Records include correspondence, memoirs, photographs, printed publications and scrapbooks collected and used by the association.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, 319th B.G. Reunion Association

Range: 1934 - 2001 Size: 20.05 Record Group: 100/26

The 319th Bombardment Group Reunion Association Collection consists of newsletters, photographs, correspondence, printed materials, and videos created and collected by the association and its members.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, 17th B.G. Reunion Association

Range: 1920 - 2011 Size: 24.23 Record Group: 100/27

The 17th Bombardment Group Reunion Association Collection consists of correspondence, military records, newsletters, photographs, printed materials, and videos created and collected by the association and its members.

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