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Carolina Broaddus Tipton Papers

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Stalag XVIIB Certificates of Merit

Loose Items from Scrapbook



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Carolina Broaddus Tipton Papers, 1943-1973 | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

By Kyle Beeler

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Collection Overview

Title: Carolina Broaddus Tipton Papers, 1943-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1943-1945

Primary Creator: Tipton, Carolina Broaddus

Extent: 0.33 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 11/17/2010

Subjects: Madison County (Ky.)--History--20th century., Prisoners of war--Germany., Stalag XVII B Krems-Gneixendorf, United States. Army Air Forces., World War, 1939-1945.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Carolina Broaddus Tipton Papers center upon James R. Tipton, who served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II. The collection consists of two folders and a scrapbook. The first folder contains certificates of merit earned by Tipton while a prisoner of war in Germany. The second is composed of correspondence, souvenir items, and an almanac. The correspondence includes letters from Tipton to his family while he was a POW at Stalag XVIIB. The scrapbook was compiled by James' mother so that he would know what was happening on the homefront while he was in Europe fighting. It contains mostly newspaper items regarding local soldiers, the war effort, local news, and pictures. There is a Naval graduation class photo including Tipton, some correspondence, and a few postcards. Most of the material within the collection ranges from 1943-1945 with a few items from the early 1970s.

Collection Historical Note

James Tipton was an aerial gunner serving with the US Army Air Corps during World War II. He was captured by German forces in April of 1944, interred, and later liberated in 1945 by American forces.

Subject/Index Terms

Madison County (Ky.)--History--20th century.
Prisoners of war--Germany.
Stalag XVII B Krems-Gneixendorf
United States. Army Air Forces.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Repository: Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Physical Access Note: Material is very fragile, so copying will not be allowed.

Acquisition Source: Tipton, James R.


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Box 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Barcode: 31234013923535
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
This scrapbook is compiled mostly of newspaper articles regarding the war effort (pictures, news, maps, ads, etc.), a Naval class photo of James Tipton, news articles discussing local occurrences, church news, marriage notices, and also some correspondence from James and his brother.
Folder 1: Stalag XVIIB Certificates of MeritAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 31234013923543
Item 1: Interned Airmen's Institute Certificate of Merit, 28 Sep 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate of Merit stating that James Tipton completed a 15 week course in auto mechanics while interned at a POW camp in Germany.
Item 2: Interned Airmen's Institute Certificate of Merit, 11 Nov 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate of Merit stating that James Tipton completed a 5 week course in first aid while interned at a POW camp in Germany.
Item 3: Interned Airmen's Institute Certificate of Merit, 18 Jan 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate of Merit stating that James Tipton completed a 15 week course in advanced auto mechanics while interned at a POW camp in Germany.
Folder 2: Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1944-1973Add to your cart.
This folder contains mostly correspondence from James Tipton to his parents while interned at a POW camp in Germany. Also included are postcards from various points during Tipton's deployment, letters from the U.S. government informing Tipton's parents of his status of capture, an award notification for James, a letter from his chaplain conveying condolences after his capture, a war bond souvenir ticket featuring an aerial gunner, a Waco almanac, and a doily.
Barcode: 31234013923550


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