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Mel Kraus papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-033

Collection Overview

The collection consists of five photographs of Mel Kraus, a U.S. soldier who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Photographs show Kraus working in France, where his squadron was based. Included is a photocopy of a two-page flight manifest detailing the August 1945 transport of Nazi prisoners to Nuremberg, Germany, in preparation for the war crimes trials held there later that year.

Dates

  • 1944-1945

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Mel Kraus was a Jewish airman who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the 305th Squadron of the 442nd Troop Carrier Group and served as a crew chief on flights to resupply the front lines, evacuate the wounded, and provide other transportation as necessary.

Extent

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The collection consists of five photographs of Mel Kraus, a U.S. soldier who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Included is a photocopy of a two-page flight manifest detailing the August 1945 transport of Nazi prisoners to Nuremberg, Germany, in preparation for the war crimes trials held there later that year.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2005 by Herb Crews.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, February 2012.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Mel Kraus Papers, 1944-1945
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
Date
2012
Description rules
Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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