|Title:||Edward C. James papers|
|Quantity:||0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)|
Edward Clark James, Jr., was a veteran of World War II and the Korean war, a graduate of the University of Georgia (BSA 1948, MS 1962), and a native of Connecticut. During World War II he was stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia (Troop A, 3rd Cavalry); Camp Atterbury, Indiana (Co. A, 331st Infantry); Aviation Cadet camps in California, New Mexico and Texas (2509th AAF); and saw combat in the Pacific with the Army Air Forces. He also served a six month tour of combat in the Korean War, where he was stationed at Kadena Base on Okinawa (307th Bomb Wing) and Anderson AFB on Guam.
The collection consists of letters written by Edward James to his wife Elizabeth Harrell James in Fitzgerald, Georgia, before and after they were married. The letters give details of the camps, towns where he was stationed, his bombardier training, and the bombing missions. He gives descriptive details of the Okinawan people, houses, crops, and typhoons. The letters to his wife are both romantic and sexually explicit. During World War II many of his letters discuss his future plans of owning a farm.
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Edward C. James papers. MS 3047. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.