This collection is primarily composed of digital copies of a photograph album containing photographs taken by John E. Wellman, a combat photographer with the 571st Bomb squadron, 390th Bombing group, 8th Air Force, 1943-1945. Photographs show B-17s and fighter planes in formation, bombing runs, aerial views of bombs and ground attacks, and anti-aircraft fire during World War II. Other materials in the album include a 1943 class photo from the Army Air Force Technical Training School at Lowry Field, group and training photographs, a certificate signifying service in the 390th bomb group, and a 1988 color photograph featuring Wellman at a dinner. Physical materials consist of copies of materials from the Air Force Historical Society and United States Air Force Museum Friends Bulletin, and copies of a pamphlet about what to do if in Russian territory.
Special collections material is obtained from many sources and is intended primarily for research and educational purposes. Certain works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not governed by the department. It is up to the researcher to verify that they have permission to use these materials for publication or other activities.
Access and Use
For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
John E. Wellman Photograph Collection, 1943-1988, Accession No. 2005/03.0742, Special Collections Department, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.