Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Cold War; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps; Air Force; Army
  • Unit of Service: 332nd Fighter Wing (FW), Tuskegee Airmen; Strategic Air Command; Company D, 11th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division; 543D and 546 Air Ammunition Squadrons
  • Location of Service: Lockbourne Army Air Force Base, Ohio; Tyndall Field, Florida; Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana; Anderson Field, Guam; Okinawa Island, (Ryukyu Islands); Korea; Tachikawa, Japan; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant

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John Edward Allen Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • John Edward Allen Collection

Names

  • Allen, John Edward
  • Courtnage, Lee
  • OASIS of Albuquerque, New Mexico

State of Birth

  • FL

Home State

  • NM

Headings

  • -  Allen, John Edward
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives

Notes

  • -  Member of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • Black or African American

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Company D, 11th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division
    • Location of Service: Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Lewis, Washington
    • Dates of Service: 1945-1946
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
    • Unit of Service: 332nd Fighter Wing (FW), Tuskegee Airmen; Strategic Air Command
    • Location of Service: Lockbourne Army Air Force Base, Ohio; Tyndall Field, Florida; Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana; Anderson Field, Guam
    • Dates of Service: 1946-1982
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 543D and 546 Air Ammunition Squadrons
    • Location of Service: Okinawa Island, (Ryukyu Islands); Korea; Tachikawa, Japan
    • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Regimental/unit histories [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [6 items] -- Photograph (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 4/30/2007)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/53060

Cite as

  • John Edward Allen Collection (AFC/2001/001/53060), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio

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:

Allen, John Edward, Lee Courtnage, and New Mexico Oasis Of Albuquerque. John Edward Allen Collection. 1945. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.53060/.

APA citation style:

Allen, J. E., Courtnage, L. & Oasis Of Albuquerque, N. M. (1945) John Edward Allen Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.53060/.

MLA citation style:

Allen, John Edward, Lee Courtnage, and New Mexico Oasis Of Albuquerque. John Edward Allen Collection. 1945. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.53060/>.