Lawrence Layden scrapbook
The collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Lawrence "Ed" Layden, an officer with the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. The scrapbook contains photographs of Layden at various bases during the war, reconnaissance photographs, and photographs of Buchenwald concentration camp, which Layden visited on April 17, 1945, six days after it was liberated. Other materials in the scrapbook include military orders and patches, identification cards, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.
- Layden, Lawrence, 1916-2011 (Person)
Language of Material
Materials in English
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Lawrence "Ed" Layden (1916-2011) served with the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group of the Army Air Corps during World War II. Layden created a scrapbook detailing his service in World War II from his induction in June 1941 until his formal discharge in December 1945. Layden's squadron provided aerial reconnaissance for Operation Overlord and the assault on Nazi Germany. Materials in the scrapbook include photographs, maps, correspondence, and newspaper clippings from Layden's initial assignments in the United States to bases in England and continental Europe.
0.5 linear feet (1 oversize box)
The collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Lawrence "Ed" Layden, an officer with the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. The scrapbook contains photographs of Layden at various bases during the war, reconnaissance photographs, and photographs of Buchenwald concentration camp, which Layden visited on April 17, 1945, six days after it was liberated.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials donated in 2006 by Lawrence "Ed" Layden.
Alternate Form of Materials
Digital reproductions available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.
Processed by Rebecca McClure, April 2012.
- Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Layden, Lawrence, 1916-2011
- United States. Army. Air Corps. Air Force, 9th
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Reconnaissance operations, American
- black-and-white photographs
- clippings (information artifacts)
- identity cards
- orders (military records)
- photo CDs
- Layden, Lawrence, 1916-2011 (Donor, Person)
- Inventory of the Lawrence Layden Scrapbook, 1941-1945
- Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
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- Language of description
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- Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.
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