Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Cold War; World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps; Air Force
  • Unit of Service: 12th Bomb Group; 47th Bomb Group
  • Location of Service: Bryan, Texas; McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; El Paso, Texas; Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; England; Elgin Air Force Base, Florida; Moody Field, Georgia; Italy; India; North Africa; European Theater
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

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About this Item

Title

  • John William Beard Collection

Names

  • Ketchel, Carolyn
  • Trey Petermann
  • Beard, John William
  • Maney, Caroline
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter, Florida

State of Birth

  • WV

Home State

  • FL

Headings

  • -  Beard, John William
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

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: 12th Bomb Group; 47th Bomb Group
    • Location of Service: Moody Field, Georgia; Italy; India; North Africa; European Theater
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1940-1965
    • Prisoner of War: No
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Location of Service: Bryan, Texas; McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; El Paso, Texas; Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; England; Elgin Air Force Base, Florida
    • Prisoner of War: No
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 04/11/2014)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [3 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1965, n.d.)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [3 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1943 - 1965)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/97627

Cite as

  • John William Beard Collection (AFC/2001/001/97627), 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:

Ketchel, Carolyn, Trey Petermann, John William Beard, Caroline Maney, and Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter Daughters Of The American Revolution. John William Beard Collection. 1940. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.97627/.

APA citation style:

Ketchel, C., Trey Petermann, Beard, J. W., Maney, C. & Daughters Of The American Revolution, C. B. C. (1940) John William Beard Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.97627/.

MLA citation style:

Ketchel, Carolyn, et al. John William Beard Collection. 1940. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.97627/>.