World War II memories of Wendell Van Twelves

World War II memories of Wendell Van Twelves

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Contains a bound book which is made up of an oral history interview with Wendell Van Twelves. There is also a series of correspondence between Wendell and Henry Sakaida, a couple of newspaper articles regarding Van Twelves's service in the military, and the accident and flying regulation violation record from his time in the military. All records except for the oral history interview are photocopies.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Sakaida, Henry, 1951. -- Twelves, Wendell Van, 1921-1991
  • Call Number: MSS 7606
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials left in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from World War II Memories of Wendell Van Twelves must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7606; World War II memories of Wendell Van Twelves; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7606, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Aaron Skabelund in 2008.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Aaron Skabelund; 2008.
Subject Terms
Twelves, Wendell Van, 1921-1991; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations
Genre / Form
Military records; Oral histories; Photocopies
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscripts processor, and John Murphy, Curator; 2010.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007.)
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Finding Aid Title
World War II memories of Wendell Van Twelves
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscripts processor, and John Murphy, Curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-27T04:08-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Wendell Van Twelves (1921-1991) was a fighter pilot during the Second World War and Korean War. He was awarded the Navy Cross and a Silver Star.

Wendell Van Twelves was born June 7, 1921 in Spanish Fork, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University before enlisting in the military during World War II as a fighter pilot. He died 20 November 1991, in Stanford, California.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts