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    • To each man...High Flight

    • Poetry; Barbed wire; Bombers
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows a poem called "High Flight," written by Pilot Officers John J. McGee, Eagle Squadron, killed in action. The poem is about the joy of flying.
    • Time marches on

    • Calendars; Music; Soldiers; Armistices; Arms & armament; Minstrel shows; Music; Track athletics; Doves
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows calendar images, each with a particular date enlarged and circled. He has drawn images next to the calendar pages, including a picture of a track and field athlete, a soldier, a minstrel...
    • Then follows...Dulagluft

    • Lions; Doors & doorways; Barbed wire
    • Mitchener drew this image during his stay at a German POW camp. The image represents the registration process of prisoners at Dulag Luft, after which they were sent to Stalag Luft III. Eleven names, listed on license plates, are pictured. They show...
    • Then and Now

    • Air pilots; Prisoners
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows two images, the first, a bombardier in an American B-17 airplane, and the second, a miserable prisoner of war who appears to be drinking. Mitchener is contrasting the two, and writes, "Then...
    • The Cook Shack

    • Barracks; Tree stumps; Barbed wire; Fences
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of several POW barracks within the camp. He has written, "An important item on the top of the page. Below is his drawing of the camp, "The Cook Shack." He includes information...
    • The B-17, continued

    • Poetry; Barbed wire; Bombers
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows the continuation of a poem called "The B-17," by POW D. Hughes. The poem is about the greatness of the B-17 bomber. A drawing of a B-17 bomber with the word,"Glory!" above it can also be...
    • The B-17

    • Poetry; Barbed wire
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows a poem called "The B-17," by POW D. Hughes. The poem is about the greatness of the B-17 bomber.
    • Thanks for the Memories

    • Songs; Prisoners; Musical notation
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows a song along with a tiny illustration of a soldier in prison. The song is called "Thanks for the Memories" and is attributed to L. G. Young, POW. The song is a parody and makes light of the...
    • Somewhere There's Freedom

    • Barbed wire; Torches; Sculpture; Heads (Anatomy); Reflections; Crowns; Fantasy
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II includes a drawing of the Statue of Liberty. On the top of the page he has written,"Maybe not in reality - but in every dream - "Underneath this heading, he has drawn a picture of a man dreaming...
    • Soldier looking out from Huey in flight

    • Helicopters; Rifles; Soldiers; Helmets; Military uniforms; Military personnel; Rural areas
    • A Huey in flight taken from another helicopter. A soldier and the barrel of an M-16 are also in the frame. The helicopters appear to be flying over a farming area. The photograph is from Ammons's first tour in 1968.
    • Sixteen-year-olds gaining military experience

    • Boys; Teenagers; Young adults; Military maneuvers; Military training
    • Four sixteen-year-olds who are gaining experience for when they attain regular Army age are shown with a twenty-six-year-old machine gun trooper. This photograph was taken during the Seventh Regiment's Large-Scale Maneuvers which took place in...
    • Saturday Evening Post

    • Poetry; Nostalgia; Patriotism
    • This page is a poem or list of things that Mitchener misses and craves during his imprisonment in a POW camp in Germany. He has then included a small poem that reads,"I have loved those things/Gentle living our country gave/You'll find them where...
    • RAF Expressions

    • Soldiers; Telescopes
    • This page includes a list of RAF (Royal Air Force) expressions, which include "Taking a good view," "Puttin' up a black," "getting a green," "Beacon crawling," "A short burst," and "Operational type." Mitchener has also drawn a picture of a soldier...
    • Prisoner's Prayer

    • Poetry; Barbed wire; Prayer
    • This page is a poem,"Prisoner's Prayer." Mitchener notes that it was memorized by a POW from scratchings on the wall in a Vienna transition camp. The poem asks for God's protection for airmen facing "shell, flak, fire, and foe." He writes, in part,...

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