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Jarman Kennard [detail from memoir]

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
  • Service Unit/Ship: 415th Bomb Squadron, 98th Bomb Group
  • Location of Service: Egypt; Libya; Stalag Luft I, Germany; Sicily; Italy
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/2215

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"On my 16th mission, May 11th, 1943, my luck almost ran out. Catania, Sicily, was the \\ntarget." (Audio Interview, 24:47)

On the morning of December 7, 1941, Jarman Kennard was playing Battleship with a German sympathizer on the floor of his fraternity house at Cornell University. By the summer of 1943, Kennard would be a Prisoner of War of the Germans and their Italian allies. The lone survivor when his plane was shot down over Sicily in May 1943, Kennard articulately describes the fear and deprivations of a POW, as well as the rare humorous moments to be had among his generally sympathetic Italian captors.

Jarman G. Kennard Collection
Interview / Recording

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Interview / Recording

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[ Kennard, Jarman. Telegram from Adjutant General to Mr. Earle H. Kennard, reporting Jarman MIA [May 21, 1943] ]
[ Kennard, Jarman. Telegram from adjutant general reporting Jarman a POW of the Italian government [June 4, 1943] ]

About this Item

Title

  • Jarman G. Kennard Collection

Names

  • Legacies: Stories from the Second World War
  • Swope, Thomas A.
  • Kennard, Jarman G.

Home State

  • Ohio

Headings

  • -  Kennard, Jarman G.
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
  • -  Prisoner of War -- United States

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
    • Service Unit/Ship: 415th Bomb Squadron, 98th Bomb Group
    • Location of Service: Egypt; Libya; Stalag Luft I, Germany; Sicily; Italy
    • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1945
    • Prisoner of War: Yes
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of audio recording (collected 2002-09-11)
  • Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript (collected 2002-09-11; 2006-04-07)
  • Audio: CD [2 items] -- Reference copy (collected 2002-09-11)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2002-09-11; 2005-10-18)
  • Manuscript: Memoir [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1986-2002)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2002-09-11)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/2215

Cite as

  • Jarman G. Kennard Collection (AFC/2001/001/2215), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image
  • online text

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Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Legacies: Stories From The Second World War, Thomas A Swope, and Jarman G Kennard. Jarman G. Kennard Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02215/.

APA citation style:

Legacies: Stories From The Second World War, Swope, T. A. & Kennard, J. G. (1942) Jarman G. Kennard Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02215/.

MLA citation style:

Legacies: Stories From The Second World War, Thomas A Swope, and Jarman G Kennard. Jarman G. Kennard Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02215/>.