Mel Kraus papers
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.
- Kraus, Mel (Person)
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Materials in English
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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.
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
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.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials donated in 2005 by Herb Crews.
Processed by Rebecca McClure, February 2012.
- Inventory of the Mel Kraus Papers, 1944-1945
- Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
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