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A scrapbook of Mr. Glenn Allan’s World War II years training in the United States, and service in Guam and Saipan. Newspapers (Wichita Eagle) from May and August 1945 dealing with the surrender of Germany and the bombing and surrender of Japan.

Floyd Glenn Allan (1918-2007) was born in Wichita, Kansas. He grew up in Hutchison, Kansas and Neosho, Missouri. Prior to the war he worked as a sheet metal worker for Beechcraft in Wichita. He joined the United States Army Air Force in 1944 and trained in the United States before being assigned a post in Guam and Saipan, where he was a member of the 500th Bomb Group of the 881st Air Crew (AKA “Rogers Crew”), flying B-29 bombers. He flew in eight missions over Japan. After the war, Allan married Hermeone Gherke in 1946 but they divorced several years later. In 1949 Allan married Dorothy Lee Chitwood. Both he and Dorothy passed away in Pittsburg, Kansas in 2007.

Publication Date

9-8-2021

Keywords

Military and War, Social Life and Behaviors

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Size of Collection

.4 linear feet

Dates of Collection

1944-1946

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0310

Allan, Glenn, Scrapbook, 1944-1946

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