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Edward A. Wilen Collection

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Edward A. Wilen Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Edward A. Wilen
State of Birth:
NY
Home State:
FL
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1945
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
732nd Bomb Squadron, 453rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force
Location of Service
Ellington Field, Texas; San Marcos, Texas; Pocatello, Idaho; March Field, California; England; Stalag Luft III, Germany; Stalag VII A, Germany; European Theater
Highest Rank
First Lieutenant
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
The veteran was shot down over Hanover, Germany and held as a prisoner of war (POW) in Stalag Luft III and Stalag VII A.

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Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Mixed (Multiple types of manuscripts) [ item] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Memoirs [6 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [3 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [22 items] -- Photograph
Video: VHS [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Artifact: Artifact photocopy [1 item] -- Flag
Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Self-interview
Video: Digital Betacam [1 item] -- Digitized Copy
Interviewer:
Ryan Thomas
Contributor:
Kathleen Louper
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Eagles Landing Middle School
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/06422
Subjects:
Wilen, Edward A.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
Edward A. Wilen Collection
(AFC/2001/001/06422), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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