MORTENSEN, BERNHARDT L. Papers. 1942-1944

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Call No. 732.04-1

IRIS No. 0258752

Major. USAAF. Duty assignments include: Historical Officer, V Bomber Command, 1942-1944.

Personal and official papers relating to Mortensen's War II service. Includes official documents relating to the establishment of the V Bomber Command's Headquarters in Townsville, Australia on 5 September 1942, and its subsequent move to Port Moresby, New Guinea a few months later. Contains colorful descriptions, written by Mortensen, of life at the base at Townsville, the people of Australia and the activities of the Air Corps personnel stationed there, including brief mention of the contribution V Bomber Command made in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea in March 1943.