Reminiscence, 1991

Foss, Norman A

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 0.5 c.f. (1 flat box)


  • COLLECTION STORED, ALL or IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • A memoir by Norman Foss of River Falls, Wis. about his military service during World War II. The memoir begins with his enlistment and training as an aerial gunner in the Army Air Corps, and includes descriptions of flying decoy missions over France with the 95th Bombardment Group. Foss' flying career ended after only three missions due to a medical problem. After spending time recuperating in England, where he became close friends with an English family and played on the Red Cross golf team, he was transferred to Co. I of the 345th Infantry and was sent to the continent soon after the Battle of the Bulge. He describes being sent to do guard duty at Buchenwald concentration camp. The memoir also describes his discharge and return to River Falls, and includes copies of memorabilia and photographs.


  • Presented by Norman A. Foss, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991.
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