R. C. McCrary WWII Collection, 1941-1945 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: R. C. McCrary WWII Collection, 1941-1945Add to your cart.

ID: A/156

Primary Creator: McCrary, Robert C. (1914-)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Subjects: Bombardment -- Europe, Diaries, McCrary, Robert C., 1914- -- Diaries, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes service documents, personal papers, and a diary in which McCrary kept details of bombing missions in Europe which he took part in from May 10 to September 5, 1944. Also included are aerial photographs of bombings in Germany.

Collection Historical Note

Robert C. McCrary, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake McCrary, was born on November 13, 1914, in Cushing, Texas. He entered the Air Force on November 17, 1941, and won his wings several months later at Tyndall Field, Florida. McCrary received several decorations during his campaigns throughout World War II, including the American Defense ribbon, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Distinguished Unit Badge. McCrary was promoted to Staff Sergeant early in his military career.

("R. C. McCrary WWII Collection." East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).

Subject/Index Terms

Bombardment -- Europe
Diaries
McCrary, Robert C., 1914- -- Diaries
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Honorable discharge certificate from the Army, November 16, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Certificate from the U. S. Army Air Corps. Technical Training School, Sheppard Field: Physical Education Award, February 4, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Diary of bombing raids McCrary took part in over sites in Europe, May 10 - September 5, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3a: Photocopy of the above diaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Payment worksheet, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letter to Mrs. R. H. Jones (sister), from Southern Italy, telling of trip to Rome, August 11, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 485th Bomb Group Memorial Chapel Bulletin, September 17, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Awards and Decorations Sheet - U. S. Army, September 18, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: General Orders, awarding Distinguished Flying Cross, September 29, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: General Orders, citing unit for outstanding performance, December 9, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Orders and Flight record file of R. C. McCrary, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Certificate for Meritorious Service, October 12, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Honorable Discharge Certificate, October 12, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Basic Military Training form, January 13, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Flier concerning safe sex, ca. 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Machine Gun Groups and their Component parts, ca. 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Aerial photographs of bombing Germany in World War II, ca. 1944Add to your cart.

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