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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; Army
  • Unit of Service: 545th Bomb Squadron (Heavy), 384th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force; Headquarters Battery, 212nd Field Artillery Battalion, Massachusetts Army National Guard; 483rd Engineering Battalion; New York Army National Guard; Army Reserve; Company C, 73rd Combat Engineers Battalion
  • Location of Service: Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Korea; Tyndall Field, Florida; Sheppard Field, Texas; Bruce Field, Texas; Pyote Army Air Field, Texas; Laredo Army Air Field, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; European Theater; RAF Grafton Underwood, England; Fort Roman, Massachusetts; Buffalo, New York
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant; Colonel; First Lieutenant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/85191

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Veteran giving a presentation in a school [March 28, 2003]

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Carlton Vernon Phillips Collection
Interview / Recording

Carlton Vernon Phillips Collection
Interview / Recording

Carlton Vernon Phillips Collection
Audio interview of veteran [July 30, 2004]

Carlton Vernon Phillips Collection
Audio interview of veteran [October 24, 2004]

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[ Post Card from veteran to Dad [2/20/1943] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [2/22/1943] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [2/23/1943] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [3/18/1943] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [4/21/1943] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [Thursday] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [6/16/1943] ]
[ Letter fragment [n.d.] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [6/1/1943] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [7/7/1943] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [8/6/1943] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [8/18/1943] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [8/26/1943] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [9/28/1943] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [10/4/1943] ]
[ Letter fragment [n.d.] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [1/14/1944] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [2/18/1944] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [2/18/1944] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [3/7/1944] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [3/19/1944] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [Friday, 16] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [Tuesday, eve] ]
[ V-Mail from veteran to Mother [9/16/1944] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Mother [12/11/1944] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [5/3/1945] ]
[ Letter from veteran to Dad [4/2/1946] ]

About this Item

Title

  • Carlton Vernon Phillips Collection

Names

  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Governor George W.P. Hunt Chapter
  • Phillips, Carlton Vernon
  • Mackowski, Maura Phillips
  • Benjamin Mackowski

Home State

  • Arizona

Headings

  • -  Phillips, Carlton Vernon
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Headquarters Battery, 212nd Field Artillery Battalion, Massachusetts Army National Guard; 483rd Engineering Battalion; New York Army National Guard; Army Reserve
    • Location of Service: Fort Roman, Massachusetts; Buffalo, New York
    • Highest Rank: Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1954-1984
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran also served in the Massachusetts National Guard from 1948 to 1951 with Headquarters Battery, 212nd Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Roman, New Bedford, Massachusetts and as a First Lieutenant from 1954 to 1957, 483rd Engineering Battalion. He served as a Captain in the New York National Guard 1960-1963, in Buffalo, New York; and as a Colonel in the Army Reserves 1954-1984.
  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
    • Unit of Service: 545th Bomb Squadron (Heavy), 384th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force
    • Location of Service: Tyndall Field, Florida; Sheppard Field, Texas; Bruce Field, Texas; Pyote Army Air Field, Texas; Laredo Army Air Field, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; European Theater; RAF Grafton Underwood, England
    • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a gunnery instructor in the United States. While serving in Europe, he flew bombing missions over Poland, Peenemunde, on the "Grapefruit Bomb" mission, and over Normandy, France.
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Company C, 73rd Combat Engineers Battalion
    • Location of Service: Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Korea
    • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
    • Dates of Service: 1951-1954
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2001-07-30)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2001-07-30)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2001-07-30)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2006-08-21)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2001-2006; 2011-07-28)
  • Video: VHS-C [1 item] -- Speech (collected 2003-03-28)
  • Video: VHS-C [1 item] -- Speech (collected 2003-03-28)
  • Video: VHS-C [1 item] -- Speech (collected 2003-03-28)
  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2003-03-28; 2011-07-29)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Handwritten document (collected 2012-05-20)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [31 items] -- Handwritten document (collected 1943-1945)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [21 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1942-1984)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2004-10-24)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2004-10-24)
  • Audio: Flash Drive [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2004-10-24; 2020)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2004-10-24; 2021-05-05)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/85191

Cite as

  • Carlton Vernon Phillips Collection (AFC/2001/001/85191), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • 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/[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:

Daughters Of The American Revolution, Governor George W.P. Hunt Chapter, Carlton Vernon Phillips, Maura Phillips Mackowski, and Benjamin Mackowski. Carlton Vernon Phillips Collection. 1954. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.85191/.

APA citation style:

Daughters Of The American Revolution, G. G. W. P. H. C., Phillips, C. V., Mackowski, M. P. & Benjamin Mackowski. (1954) Carlton Vernon Phillips Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.85191/.

MLA citation style:

Daughters Of The American Revolution, Governor George W.P. Hunt Chapter, et al. Carlton Vernon Phillips Collection. 1954. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.85191/>.