Finding aid prepared by Caitlin Tetreau and Jennifer Cox.
Collection number: BLC-CR21
Title: Joey S. Newman Collection, 1943-1945
Extent: .25 linear feet 71 letters
Collection Scope and Content
This collection contains 71 letters, telegrams, V-mail, cards, postcards and documents to and about Joey S. Newman (created 1943-1945). Mr. Newman trained at Tex Rankin Flight School. He went on to join the 345th bomb group, known as the “tree top terrors”, and participated in the 498th Tokyo Squadron known as the “yellow nose butchers”for the yellow noses and tiger heads they painted on their planes. Mr. Newman participated in the landing at Sanspor, New Guinea and says he is a part of the bombings that make the news. While in California he watched Japanese torpedo bombers suicide bomb ships and while in the Solomon Islands he played tag with headhunters. Mr. Newman also spent time in Australia, Honolulu and the Netherlands.
Arranged roughly chronologically.
001 Dec. 10, 1942-Jan. 27, 1943
002 Feb. 7-May 24, 1943
003 June 7-Aug. 30, 1943
004 Sept. 3-Dec. 29, 1943
005 Jan. 6-June 14, 1944
006 Aug. 9-Dec. 15, 1944
007 Jan. 6-May 2, 1945
008 Misc. and telegrams