Fonds PL26 - Lt. Grover C. Hodge fonds

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Lt. Grover C. Hodge fonds

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CA NL0051 PL26

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  • 1942-1943 (Creation)
    Lt. Grover C. Hodge

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0.5cm textual records.

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Lt. Grover C. Hodge (1921-1943) was a serviceman in the United States Army. In December of 1942, a Martin B-26 "Marauder" Medium Bomber of the 440 Sqn, 319 Bomb Group with a crew of 7 left Narsarsuaq Greenland (code name Bluie West One) heading back to the United States, with an intended stop-over at Goose Bay, Labrador. Lt. Hodge, the pilot, was forced to crash land at the head of the Saglek Bay, Labrador. The aircraft sustained damages and the crew survived the impact. Lt. Hodge kept a diary from October 1942 until February 1943 which includes accounts of their efforts to survive. The original transcript of his diary was included in the formal report filed by the USAF team that recovered the remains of the crew in April 1943.

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Collection consists of a typed copy of the diary, October 1942 to February 1943, kept by pilot, Grover C. Hodge and an introduction by the Office of Information, 37th Air Division.

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Photocopy acquired by THEM DAYS.


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  • English

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Original stored at other repository, photocopy at THEM DAYS.

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No restrictions.

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Much material in THEM DAYS archives has copyright protection. Researchers must obtain permission from copyright holders before publication in an form.

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THEM DAYS Vol 21.2, PL 2/1.

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This diary has been published in THEM DAYS and is available on several internet websites. The surname Hodge is referred to as Hodges in some sources.

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