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Irving Sonenshine World War II documents

Identifier: Mss 1034-041

Collection Overview

Memo (August 1945) from Philip S. Ballard, Major, Air Corps Assistant Adjutant, Headquarters of the 499th Bombardment Group/Unit Personal Section (San Francisco, SC) re. announcement that Irving Sonenshine had been awarded the Oak-Leaf Cluster to Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross; includes "General Orders No. 27" which describes the Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross and lists the 1945 recipients. Map (January 1945) of the Nagoya-Osaka (Japan); printed at top of map"A-2 Section/XXI Bomber Command/Chart No. 3/ Restricted"; pen markings and date"1941" around Nagoya. Collection includes Sonenshine's ca. 1940s Army Summer Dress jacket.


  • Creation: 1940-1945

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Born in Charleston, SC, Irving Sonenshine served as a navigator in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.


1.75 linear feet (1 folder, 1 oversize paper folder, 1 oversize box) ; 28-41 cm.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Irving Sonenshine.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include an oral history interview with Irving Sonenshine (Mss 1035-169).



Inventory of the Irving Sonenshine World War II Documents, 1940-1945
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