Eugene L. Sasman Papers and Photographs,

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Title: Eugene L. Sasman Papers and Photographs
Inclusive Dates: 1942-1945

  • Sasman, Eugene L.
Call Number: WVM Mss 694

Quantity: 0.8 linear ft. (2 archives boxes) of papers and 0.8 linear ft. (1 folder and 2 flat boxes) of photographs.

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Veterans Museum (Map)

Papers and photographs of Eugene L. Sasman, a staff sergeant liaison pilot who flew photography and tracking missions for the Army Air Force from stateside air bases during World War II. The collection consists almost entirely of the letters that Sasman wrote home to his parents during his almost four years of service. These letters describe his daily activities, excitement at flying planes, impressions of Army life, and recreational activities at numerous air bases throughout the country, particularly Alexandria Army Air Field in Louisiana and fields in California and Texas. They provide insight into the operations and function of the stateside Army Air Force. Also included are Sasman's pilot logbooks from the war years, programs from two airbases at which he served, and other ephemeral items. Photographs include two scrapbooks filled with identified photographs of fellow pilots and air bases and other ephemeral items that Sasman sent home to his mother, Nina, for the express purpose of keeping in a scrapbook.

Language: English

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