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   Harry Marlin Tinkcom
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Portrait of Harry Tinkcom in uniform, Sioux Falls, South Dakota [01/1943]
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit: 82nd Troop Carrier Squadron, 436th Troop Carrier Group
Service Location: Keesler Field, Mississippi; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Fort Myers, Florida; Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson, Arizona; Alamogordo, New Mexico; Grenada, Michigan; London, England; Fontainebleau, France; European Theater
Rank: Technical Sergeant
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 Personal Correspondence
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 Official Documents (29 items)
Official letter from the Adjutant General, J. A. Ulio, reporting Harry Tinkcom M.I.A. [10/13/1944] Certificate of completion of a course in Radio Operators and Mechanics at the Army Technical School [1/25/1943] Application for ration currency
Acceptance of enlistment application Memo: Reclassification of Enlisted Man [6/2/1945] Transient crew Post pass
Departure record Note granting Tinkcom permission to go on furlough Physical and immunization inspection record
Pilot and crew physical record card Enlisted man's i.d. card Authorization for allotment of pay
Soldier's individual pay record and immunization register Squadron orders [10/1/1943] Squadron orders [6/21/1944]
Squadron orders [8/25/1945] Notice of special orders [2/10/1944] Certificates, affidavits, and customs declaration
Berthing card and meal ticket Inventory certificate Certificate of honorable discharge, enlisted record and report of separation
Service card Certificate of appreciation for war service letter of eligibility for educational benefits
Award of education of training subsistence allowance Letter of Veteran's Administration entitlement List of squadron members and serial numbers, some names highlighted
Photostat image of an aircraft manifest for Holland combat mission, 9/17/1944 Letter from John Tosello with 82nd Troop Carrier squadron roster [12/1/1983] 
  
 Personal Correspondence (248 items)
Letter to Margaret [July 8, 1942] Letter to Margaret [July 10, 1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/14/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/15/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/21/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/26/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/30/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/2/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/6/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/7/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/12/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/19/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/23/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/28/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/5/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/11/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/13/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/20/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/22/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/27/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/28/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/4/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/9/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/13/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/18/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/25/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/26/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/30/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/5/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/8/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/11/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/14/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/18/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/30/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/24/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/23/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/1942] Letter to "Dearest" from Tink [12/1/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/4/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/6/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/8/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/10/1942]
Christmas Card to Margaret from "Tink" [12/14/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/13/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/16/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/20/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/21/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/25/1942]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/30/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/31/1942] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [1/3/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [1/6/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [1/11/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [1/13/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [1/16/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [1/21/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [1/29/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/7/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/14/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/16/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/21/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/22/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/28/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [3/6/1943] Postcard from "Tink" to Margaret [3/23/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [3/24/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [3/30/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [4/7/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [4/9/1943]
Telegram to Margaret Bailey from Harry M. Tinkcom [4/9/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [4/12/1943] Telegram to Margaret Bailey from Harry M. Tinkcom [4/19/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/5/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/9/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/11/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/18/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/25/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/3/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/30/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/2/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/9/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/19/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/27/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/23/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/30/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/5/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/13/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/20/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/27/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/1/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/6/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/11/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/15/1943]
Postcard to Margaret Bailey from "Tink" [9/17/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/18/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/24/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/26/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/1/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/3/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/10/1943] Postcard to Margaret Bailey from "Tink" [10/13/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/17/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/23/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/30/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/1/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/2/1943] Postcard to Margaret from "Tink" [11/20/1943] Postcard to Margaret from "Tink" [11/18/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/14/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/21/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/29/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/4/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/10/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/12/1943]
Christmas Card from "Tink" to Margaret [12/14/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/16/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/19/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/23/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/25/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/27/1943]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/30/1943] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [1/9/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [1/9/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [1/23/1944] V-Mail from "Tink" to Margaret [2/4/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/17/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/27/1944] V-Mail from "Tink" to Margaret [3/5/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [3/9/1944]
V-Mail from "Tink" to Margaret [3/12/1944] V-Mail from "Tink" to Margaret [3/19/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [3/16/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [3/22/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [3/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [3/27/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [4/3/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [4/15/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [4/16/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [4/21/1944] V-mail to Margaret from "Tink" [4/23/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [4/24/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/1/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/9/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/12/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/13/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/17/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/19/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/23/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/28/1944] V-mail to Margaret from "Tink" [5/29/1944]
V-mail to Margaret from "Tink" [6/4/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/10/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/11/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/13/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/17/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/24/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/29/1944] V-mail to Margaret from "Tink" [June (?) 1944] V-mail to Margaret from "Tink" [June (?) 1944]
V-mail to Margaret from "Tink" [June (?) 1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/2/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/8/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/16/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/22/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/4/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/4/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/18/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/13/1944] V-mail to Margaret from "Tink" [8/17/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/20/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/24/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/27/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/2/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/4/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/12/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/16/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/25/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/3/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/8/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/15/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/16/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/23/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [10/26/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/13/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [11/22/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/10/1944] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [12/21/1944]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [1/13/1944] V-Mail to Margaret from "Tink" [1945] V-Mail to Margaret from "Tink" [1/17/1945]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/4/1945] Typewritten letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/8/1945]; includes a poem by by "Sgt Tomzhek" Typewritten letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/11/1945]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/16/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/22/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [2/28/1945]
Typewritten letter to "Maggie" from "Tink" [2/11/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [3/25/1945] Typewritten letter to Margaret from "Tink" [4/2/1945]
Typewritten letter to Margaret from "Isaac W. T." [4/9/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [4/15/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [4/20/1945]
Typewritten letter to Margaret from "Tink" [4/28/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/16/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/18/1945]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [5/27/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/6/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" upon the death of Franklin Roosevelt [6/7/1945]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [6/12/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/1/1945] Typed letter to "Margarita" from "Tink [7/8/1945]
Typed letter to Margaret from "Tink [7/13/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/24/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [7/27/1945]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/2/1945] Typed letter to Margaret from "Tink [8/16/1945] Typed letter to Margaret from "Tink [8/21/1945]
Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/26/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [8/31/1945] V-Mail to Margaret from "Tink" [9/10/1945]
Telegram to Margaret Bailey from "Tink" [9/22/1945] Letter to Margaret from "Tink" [9/27/1945] Fragment of a letter from "Tink" presumably to Margaret Bailey, undated
Humorous postcard to Margaret Bailey from Harry Tinkcom, undated Letter to "Smilin' Sal" from "Tink" [3/13/1943] Typed letter to Harry M. Tinkcom from Morgan A. Greenwood [3/15/1943]
V-Mail to "Folks" from Harry "Marlin" Tinkcom [6/8/1944] Unsent telegram in pencil reporting Harry Tinkcom missing in action over Holland [10/5/1944] Letter from Harry "Marlin" Tinkcom to "Folks" [10/6/1944]
Letter in pencil on hotel stationary reporting Harry Tinkcom returned to duty and signed "J. A. Ulio, the Adj. General." [10/18/1944] Letter to "folks" from Harry "Marlin" Tinkcom confirming that he is safe after fighting in the Netherlands [10/18/1944] Letter to "Harry and Joe" from "John" [10/16/1944]
Letter to "Harry and Joe" from "HMT", Harry Marlin Tinkcom [10/29/1944] Letter to Harry Tinkcom from Guido Brassesco [11/25/1944] Letter from Joe Curreri to Harry Tinkcom, including a poem regarding the crash of their plane the Clay Pigeon, "Memorable Nightmare" by Sgt. Tomzhek [1/9/1945]
Letter to "Mr. Professor" (?), possibly Harry Tinkcom, from "Mary", a Dutch schoolteacher who assisted Tinkcom and his men following their crash in September '44 [5/25/1945] Letter from "Mary" to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tinkcom [9/5/1945] Letter to Tinkcom's mother from Mrs. M. L. Everett, regarding her son, who was lost when Tinkcom's plane crashed in the Netherlands in 1944 [10/26/1945]
Letter to Harry Tinkcom from Mrs. M. L. Everett, regarding her son, who was lost when Tinkcom's plane crashed in the Netherlands in 1944 [10/26/1945] Letter to Harry Tinkcom from Guido Brassesco [9/1959] Typed letter from Tinkcom to Guido Brassesco [9/21/1959]
Christmas Card with letter from Guido and Doris Brassesco, regarding their trip to the Netherlands where they met Mary and Adrian Hoof, who assisted the fliers in September 1944 [12/1971] Typewritten letter from George Koskimaki to Harry Tinkcom [4/6/1988] Typewritten letter from George Koskimaki to Harry Tinkcom [5/6/1988]
Handwritten letter from Joe Curreri to Harry Tinkcom [3/8/1990] Christmas card with letter from "Mary & Hoof", undated 
  
 Diaries (6 items)
Diary of Harry M. Tinkcom, June 1942 to October 1942 Diary of Harry M. Tinkcom, October 1942 to February 1943 Diary of Harry M. Tinkcom, February 1943 to April 1943
Diary of Harry M. Tinkcom, April 1943 to October 1943 Diary of Harry M. Tinkcom, October 1943 to August 1944 Diary of Harry M. Tinkcom, August 1944 to October 1945
  
 Other Materials (12 items)
Set of Sioux Falls, SD, postcards addressed to Margaret Bailey [12/7/1942] Churchill Club program of events for June 1945 [included with a letter of June 7, 1945] Transcription of a USO recording Tinkcom made for his mother [6/10/1943]
List of paratroopers and crew of "Clay Pigeon and Harry Tinkcom's pencilled notes on his time in Holland, later expanded for his diary [1944] Notice of National Service Life Insurance Informational pamphlett about the parish church of St. George and St. Mary, Cockington, England
Postcard of an AT-6 in flight, with note by Tinkcom on reverse Postcard of Avenue de la Koutoubia, Marrakech, Morocco, with a note by Tinkcom on reverse Spiral bound notebook with lecture notes from Gunnery School, 1943
Spiral bound notebook with handwritten notes from radio operator's school, 1943 USO Record envolope from PVT. Harry Tinkcom to Mr. Harry L. Tinkcom and Family Image of USO Record Record, record by PVT Harry Marlin Tinkcom and sent to Mother, Dad and Nancy
  
 

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