A scrapbook created by Harvey W. Carman, a member of the 302nd Fighter Squadron (part of the Army Air Forces 332nd Fighter Group), documenting his experiences in the European Theatre. The 332nd Fighter Group, along with the 477th Bombardment Group, were segregated African American units, and were also known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The 332nd Fighter Group was nicknamed the "Red Tails"; a brief typescript history of the 332nd Fighter Group is included with the scrapbook. The scrapbook includes well-identified photographs of military personnel as well as airplanes and scenery. Of particular interest is a photograph of a plane named "Strange Fruit." An image of a worship service highlights Carman's lifelong religious faith.
Mr. Carman was orphaned, and was a resident student at the Lincoln Institute in Shelby County, Kentucky, graduating in 1937. Carman served in the Army from 1941 to 1945, rising to the rank of sergeant.
Harvey W. Carman World War II scrapbook, 2015_211, Box: 1. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections.
Harvey W. Carman World War II scrapbook, 2015_211, Box: 1. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections. https://archivescatalog.library.louisville.edu/repositories/2/resources/605 Accessed September 28, 2021.