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Guide to the H. K. Puckett Letter MSS.2812

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Finding aid prepared by Lydia Wommack

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
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August 2010

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

H. K. Puckett Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2812

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

23 April 1951

Abstract:

H. K. Puckett writes to Mr. Buckland about his experiences during World War II where he spent most of his time as a radio operator in the South Pacific. Puckett provides information about markings on a dollar bill. He also shares photos of famous performers.

Preferred Citation:

H. K. Puckett Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Scope and Contents note

H. K. Puckett writes to Mr. Buckland about his experiences during World War II. He was stationed in the South Pacific with the USAFFE. The USAFFE took charge of planning and tactical control under the command of Major General MacArthur, Liutennant General Richard K. Sutherland and Major General Richard J. Marshall.

Puckett began his service as a medic and later flew around New Guinea with the Overseas Motion Picture Service. Eventually he operated a radio station. The letter is in response to a request for information about a dollar bill with markings on it. The markings are dates and places most likely marked by a member of the Air Corps. He mentions photos and the names of those in them. Radio actor Jack Benny, famous harmonica player Larry Adler, and actress Mary Nash are among the pictured.

Biographical/Historical note

In 1951 H. K. Puckett was stationed in the South Pacific where he served first as a medic and later as a radio station operator.

H. K. Puckett Letter Box SC0035 Folder 2812.1

Letter from H. K. Puckett, Detroit, Michigan, to Mr. Buckland, April 23, 1951 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/54942