George Elmer Larkin Papers,1940-1986

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George Elmer Larkin Papers,1940-1986
Larkin, George Elmer, 1918-1942
0.33 cubic ft.
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-
Japan-- History-- 1926-1945-- Sources.
United States.-- Army Air Forces-- History-- World War, 1939-1945-- Sources.
World War, 1939-1945-- Aerial operations, American-- Sources.
World War, 1939-1945-- Personal narratives, American.
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The Filson Historical Society

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Scope and Content
World War II airman from Ky. The papers focus on Larkin's participation in James H. Doolittle's Apr., 1942 raid on Tokyo, and his death in a plane crash in India in Oct., 1942. Included is a diary, written partially in retrospect, recounting Doolittle's Raid and subsequent experiences in China; correspondence regarding his death and burial; photos of him in China; Chinese money; Larkin's orders; and other related items