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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Cold War; World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps; Air Force
  • Unit of Service: 45th Fighter Squadron, 7th Fighter Command, 7th Air Force; Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, California Air National Guard; 196th Fighter Squadron; 196th Fighter Interceptor Squadron; 146th Fighter Interceptor Wing; 163rd Fighter Group
  • Location of Service: Japan; Ontario Air National Guard Base, California; Van Nuys, California; Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands); Hawaii; Gilbert Islands; Iwo Jima; Japan
  • Highest Rank: Colonel; Major

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About this Item

Title

  • Arthur Hamilton Bridge Collection

Names

  • Dreier, David
  • U.S. House of Representatives/David Dreier
  • Bridge, Arthur Hamilton
  • Chiera, Athena

State of Birth

  • CA

Home State

  • CA

Headings

  • -  Bridge, Arthur Hamilton
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

Notes

  • -  Catherine V. Bridge gave an interview and materials on behalf of her husband.

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: 45th Fighter Squadron, 7th Fighter Command, 7th Air Force
    • Location of Service: Hawaii; Gilbert Islands; Iwo Jima; Japan
    • Highest Rank: Major
    • Dates of Service: 1941-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 196th Fighter Squadron; 196th Fighter Interceptor Squadron; 146th Fighter Interceptor Wing; 163rd Fighter Group
    • Location of Service: Japan
    • Dates of Service: 1948-1971
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, California Air National Guard
    • Location of Service: Ontario Air National Guard Base, California; Van Nuys, California; Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands)
    • Highest Rank: Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1946-1971
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Video: VHS [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 08/05/2005)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 01/18/1980)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Photograph: Digital print [181 items] -- Photograph (collected 1944 - 1972)
  • Photograph: Negatives [538 items] -- Photograph (collected 1941 - 1989)
  • Photograph: Slides [278 items] -- Photograph (collected 1941 - 1971)
  • Manuscript: Book [10 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1942 - 1990)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 04/04/1951)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [11 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1945 - 1996)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [7 items] -- Photograph (collected 1943 - 1989)
  • Manuscript: Periodicals [4 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1989-2004)
  • Artifact: Artifact [5 items] -- (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Biography [3 items] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Civilian papers (certificates, forms, wills, etc) [4 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 10/1982)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [13 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1943-1996)
  • Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [2 items] -- Photograph (collected 1954)
  • Manuscript: Diaries and journals [3 items] -- Handwritten document (collected 1941 - 1943)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of photograph (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Maps [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [ item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1941 - 1984)
  • Manuscript: Unit histories [6 items] -- (collected 1944 - 1989)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/34223

Cite as

  • Arthur Hamilton Bridge Collection (AFC/2001/001/34223), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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:

Dreier, David, U.S. House Of Representatives/David Dreier, Arthur Hamilton Bridge, and Athena Chiera. Arthur Hamilton Bridge Collection. 1941. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.34223/.

APA citation style:

Dreier, D., U.S. House Of Representatives/David Dreier, Bridge, A. H. & Chiera, A. (1941) Arthur Hamilton Bridge Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.34223/.

MLA citation style:

Dreier, David, et al. Arthur Hamilton Bridge Collection. 1941. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.34223/>.