Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
  • Unit of Service: 17th Bomb Squadron, 27th Bomb Group
  • Location of Service: Randolph Army Air Field, Texas; Kelly Army Air Field, Texas; Nebraska; California; Manila, Philippines; Bataan, Philippines; Pampanga, Philippines; Pacific Theater
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant

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About this Item

Title

  • Madsen Cobb Kokjer Collection

Names

  • Sothan, Janet
  • Kokjer, Madsen Cobb
  • Beck, Jody

State of Birth

  • NE

Home State

  • NE

Headings

  • -  Kokjer, Madsen Cobb
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
  • -  Prisoner of War -- United States

Notes

  • -  Janet Kokjer Sothan gave an interview on behalf of her first cousin Madsen Cobb Kokjer.

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
    • Unit of Service: 17th Bomb Squadron, 27th Bomb Group
    • Location of Service: Randolph Army Air Field, Texas; Kelly Army Air Field, Texas; Nebraska; California; Manila, Philippines; Bataan, Philippines; Pampanga, Philippines; Pacific Theater
    • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
    • Dates of Service: 1940-1945
    • Prisoner of War: Yes
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Regimental/unit histories [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 09/26/1941)
  • Manuscript: Scrapbooks [1 item] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1941 - 1945)
  • Photograph: Slides [8 items] -- Photograph (collected 1969)
  • Manuscript: Periodicals [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 06/1945)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [9 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1907 - 1945)
  • Video: Flash Drive [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 03/16/2019)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [3 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 2019)
  • Artifact: Artifact [2 items] -- Other (collected 1969)
  • Manuscript: Civilian papers (certificates, forms, wills, etc) [50 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1928 - 1945)
  • Photograph: Negatives [12 items] -- Photograph (collected 1969)
  • Photograph: Duplicate [1 item] -- Photograph (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [18 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1939 - 1945)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [114 items] -- Photograph (collected 1969)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [1 item] -- Panorama (collected 09/04/1941)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [606 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1939 - 1958)
  • Manuscript: Diaries and journals [8 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1942 - 1945)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [16 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1943)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [36 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1937 - 2002)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [4 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1944 - 1963)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [5 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1945 - 1961)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Photograph: Digital print [1 item] -- Photographs (collected unknown)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/117698

Cite as

  • Madsen Cobb Kokjer Collection (AFC/2001/001/117698), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

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

Manuscript material:

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

Recording:

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

Photograph:

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

Computer file:

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

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), 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:

Sothan, Janet, Madsen Cobb Kokjer, and Jody Beck. Madsen Cobb Kokjer Collection. 1940. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.117698/.

APA citation style:

Sothan, J., Kokjer, M. C. & Beck, J. (1940) Madsen Cobb Kokjer Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.117698/.

MLA citation style:

Sothan, Janet, Madsen Cobb Kokjer, and Jody Beck. Madsen Cobb Kokjer Collection. 1940. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.117698/>.