A Wisconsin aviator describes missions in Asia.

Papers, 1945-1997 (selections).


Paul Hassett, a newspaper editor and executive secretary to Wis. governor Warren Knowles (1965-1970), served as a navigator on military transport planes in Burma, China, and India during 1945. In these letters Paul writes from Burma and China and describes the combat hours system, mentions a meeting in Calcutta of 1,000 Wisconsin army men and women, being rationed a 2-ounce shot of whiskey upon returning from each combat flight, censoring mail, taking tablets to prevent malaria, and "rest leave." Additional documents (described here) exist in paper form in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives. These documents are made available online through a partnership between the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television. These documents are made available online through a partnership between the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television.



Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
Creator: Hassett, Paul
Pub Data: Papers, 1945-1997 (selections). Original manuscripts at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Call Number: M93-275.
Citation: Hassett, Paul. Papers, 1945-1997 (selections). Original manuscripts at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives. Online facsimiles at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1645 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1645; Visited on: 12/18/2014
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