Charles B. Sewell POW Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0014
Creators:
Sewell, Charles B., 1918-1991
Dates:
1940-1993
bulk 1942-1946
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the wartime log Sewell kept while a prisoner at Stalag Luft IV. The log includes poems, sketches, photographs, and food labels from the Red Cross Parcels. The collection also contains V-Mail and prisoner mail postcards, copies of newspaper articles about Sewell and Stalag Luft IV; photographs of Sewell; and copies of The Oversea Kid newspaper 1944. There are also newspaper articles on POW Edward Sanders, and cassette narratives of the following three POWs who were imprisoned with Sewell: Casper Vecchione; William Chamberlain; and Frank Ray.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Charles B. Sewell (1918-1991) enlisted in the Army in 1942. Technical Segeant Sewell was a top turrent gunner in a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortess, 350th Bomb Squadron, 100 Bomb Group. He was on his 14th mission when he was shot down over Germany. Sewell was held as a POW from May 1944 until April of 1945, with most of his time spent in Stalag Luft IV. Sewell was discharged from the Army in October 1945.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mae Y. Sewell, Gift, 1993, 1993-0014, NASM

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stalag Luft IV (Germany : Concentration camp) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Audiocassettes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Sewell, Charles B., 1918-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vecchione, Casper Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chamberlain, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ray, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Air Forces. 100th Bombardment Group. 350th Bombardment Squadron Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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