Lieutenant Edward L. Feinberg World War II papers
- Feinberg, Edward L., 1916-1987
- Physical Description:
- 6 Items
- Restrictions on Access:
- Collection is open for research.
- Lt. Edward L. Feinberg, a Jewish Air Force Officer, P.O.W., who was shot down, captured, and imprisoned at Stammlager (Luft Stalag), Germany in 1944.
Feinberg served on the U.S. Army Air Corps, Eighth Air Force as part of a B-24 (Liberator) bomber group. Items archived include Feinberg's selective service card, his training personal equipment inventory/record; a shipping ticket of items/equipment received for training at Cheddington, Bedfordshire, England; a photocopy clipping of Jewish newspaper article with the headline "Feinberg Missing over Germany"; a requestion form of in/out items (aviator's clothing) used by Feinberg during navigator's training at Hondo Amry Airfield (Texas); and a letter sent by Feinberg to his wife from the German prison camp, dated December 11, 1944.
- Preferred Citation:
- Lieutenant Edward L. Feinberg World War II papers, #09999, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
- Photocopies of original materials may be made available for research purposes at the discretion of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library. Photocopies or reproductions of original materials may be subject to fees as outlined by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries reproduction policies.
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- Source of Acquisition:
- The Pennsylvania State University Libraries purchased this material from Read'Em Again Books/Kurt Sanftleben in September 2019.
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries purchased this material from Read'Em Again Books/Kurt Sanftleben on September 2019
- Administrative History:
- Edward L. Feinberg was born in Hammond, Indiana, in 1916, the youngest of five sons born to Russian immigrants Nathian and Fanny Feinberg. As a young Jewish second lieutenant, he was a B-24 Liberator navigator assigned to the 453rd Bomber Group stationed at Old Buckingham, England. On April 8, his plane participated in a massive bombing mission (664 bombers and 780 fighters) against Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany. The mission was intercepted by 20 Luftwaffe fighter groups that shot down 65 bombers. Feinberg's bomber was attacked by German Ace, Josef Zwernemann becoming his 126th kill. His pilot and two other crewmembers were killed; the rest parachuted to the ground where they were captured. (Feinberg's B-24 was Zwernemann's last victory; his Focke-Wul FW 190 was shot down later that day.) .
- Endowment Note:
- World War II's Eighth Air Force Libraries Endowment
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