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Robert Butler World War II Photography
Robert Butler was a Staff Sergeant with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Butler was a writer, stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, and also appears to have spent time in North Africa with the 12th Air Force.
Judith L Butler-Lacy, Gift, 2016
0.2 Cubic feet ((1 box))
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Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following: fourteen negatives; a folder of calendars and invitations from the French Brigade de Bombardement (31st and 34 Escadres); a few articles written by Robert Butler; a propaganda leaflet in Arabic (probably for Operation Torch); a brochure on Edinburgh, Scotland, for the U.S. Armed Forces; and 138 black and white photographs, both snapshots as well as images by Army Air Corps photographers. The images show both personnel and aircraft, notably the Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 Marauder, at both MacDill Air Force Base and in North Africa and Sardinia.
Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 Marauder (Model 179)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations
Robert Butler World War II Photography, Accession 2016-0036 , National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.