Guide to the Joey S. Newman Collection, 1943-1945

Finding aid prepared by Caitlin Tetreau and Jennifer Cox.

Collection number:     BLC-CR21
Title:     Joey S. Newman Collection, 1943-1945
Dates:     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.

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Collection Contents


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