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    • General Dickinson Inspects Air Center Examinations

    • Military officers; Militias; Military training; Testing; Military inspections; Cadets
    • General and Mrs. Jacob MacGavock Dickinson inspecting the Nashville Army Air Center. They are inspecting charts located in the Psychological Research Unit. Several cadets are seated in the foreground.
    • Mother's Sons

    • Poetry
    • This page is a poem, "Mothers' Sons," about the sons who don't make it home after the war and the ones who do. Mitchener is aware of his own luck to have survived his air missions, but sympathetic to those mothers who never see their sons again....
    • German anti air craft gun

    • World War, 1914-1918; Antiaircraft guns; Artillery (Weaponry); Firearms; Machine guns; Arms & armament
    • A German soldier is shown in a field at his sunken station aiming his antiaircraft gun skyward. The shadow of the war photograph appears in the image. A two-wheeled cart is in the background of the shot.
    • Mothers' Sons, continued

    • Poetry; Barbed wire
    • This is the last page of "Mothers' Sons," a poem about the sons who don't make it home after the war and the ones who do. Mitchener is aware of his own luck to have survived his air missions, but sympathetic to those mothers who will never see...
    • 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...
    • Brass

    • Military officers
    • This page features a list of signatures from the "Brass," the POWs who were military officers at Stalag Luft III along with Mitchener. The previous page includes autographs of the other men who were in the POW camp.
    • 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,...
    • Comrade to Freedom

    • Poetry; Barbed wire; Hands; Ball & chain
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows a short poem called "Comrade to Freedom." The poem observes that men who have never been in bondage do not truly understand the joys of freedom.
    • Huey in flight

    • Helicopters; Rural areas
    • A "Huey" (designation UH-1) helicopter in flight is photographed from another helicopter. The Huey is flying over a rural area of Vietnam including a network of roads and green cultivated fields, some filled with water.
    • Fighter Pilot

    • Poetry
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows a poem written by an African American POW, Hitchcock. Mitchener uses the word "colored" to describe him. The poem is called "Fighter Pilot" and is about the role and importance of fighter...
    • Fighter Pilot, continued

    • Poetry; Barbed wire
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows the continuation from the previous page of a poem written by an African American POW, Hitchcock. Mitchener uses the word "colored" to describe him. The poem is called "Fighter Pilot" and is...
    • British sending American propaganda to the German soldiers via small balloons

    • Military vehicles; Trucks; Balloons; Propaganda; Military personnel; Soldiers; Military uniforms; Uniforms; Helmets; Campaigns & battles; War; Balloon ascensions; Communication devices; War allies; World War, 1914-1918
    • Image features British troops in a field gathered around military trucks containing tanks of inflating gas. American propaganda materials are being suspended from small air balloons that will convey them to German soldiers. In the photo, one...
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    • Parachutists; Aircraft accidents
    • This image was drawn by Hardy A. Mitchener, Jr. in the diary that he received during his stay at a German prisoner of war camp. It pictures an airman, probably Mitchener himself, falling out of the sky in a parachute. His plane has been shot down,...

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