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PFC John Holgerson Letter

Identifier: M462

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a one-page letter on “Army Air Force Technical Training Command: Gulfport Field, Mississippi” letterhead. The stationery also features seven historical photographs and is signed “John F.”


  • September 3, 1943


Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) established several airfields in Mississippi to train pilots and aircrews as well as to prepare for antisubmarine defense of the Gulf of Mexico. Most of these airfields were under the command of the Third Air Force or the Army Air Force Technical Training Command (now the United States Air Force Air Education and Training Command). After the war, some of these airfields were converted into civilian airports or for agricultural uses. The Gulfport Army Airfield is now home to the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.


1 Folder

Language of Materials



The collection contains a one-page letter from PFC Holgerson at the Technical Training School at the Army Air Force Technical Training Command at Gulfport Field, Mississippi, to his friend PFC Elwyn W. Lowe in New York.


Donated by Diane Ross on August 21, 2004.

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PFC John Holgerson Letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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