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Eldridge William Franklin Collection

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Eldridge William Franklin Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Eldridge William Franklin
State of Birth:
TX
Home State:
FL
Gender:
Male
Race:
Black or African American

War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1942-1945
Entrance into Service:
Drafted
Branch of Service:
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service:
332nd Group
Location of Service:
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Tuskegee Army Air Field, Alabama; Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio; Kadena Air Base, Okinawa (Ryukyu Islands), Hancock Field, Syracuse, New York
Highest Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
Veteran served as the director of physical fitness and survival training at Tuskegee Air Field.

War or Conflict:
Korean War, 1950-1953
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1948-1963
Branch of Service:
Air Force
Prisoner of War:
Unknown

War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1941-1942
Branch of Service:
Army
Unit of Service:
35th Engineering Training Battalion
Prisoner of War:
Unknown

War or Conflict:
Cold War
Status:
Veteran
Prisoner of War:
Unknown

Collection Information (Not at LOC)

Interviewer:
David Gregory
Contributor:
Robin Sellers
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Florida State University, Reichelt Oral History Program
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/80140
Subjects:
Franklin, Eldridge William
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cold War--Personal Narratives
Cite as:
Eldridge William Franklin Collection
(AFC/2001/001/80140), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Non-LC Repository Location:
Florida State University, Reichelt Oral History Program
 
 

 

Last Edit:   9/22/2011

 

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