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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Short firearms, either rifled or smoothbore, with the chamber made as an integral part of the barrel, designed for use with one hand.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George Detwiler Burges collection

Identifier: Mss 0095

George Detwiler Burges graduated from the College of Charleston in 1938. He served as a B-17 pilot during World War II and was killed in action in 1944. This collection consists of Burges' personal papers, letters, military records, photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, and military decorations including the Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.

Dates: 1929-1944