The Resource Arctic Survival Training Camp papers of David Abbott, (manuscript)

Arctic Survival Training Camp papers of David Abbott, (manuscript)

Label
Arctic Survival Training Camp papers of David Abbott, 1943-1997
Title
Arctic Survival Training Camp papers of David Abbott
Inclusive dates
1943-1997
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Language
eng
Summary
The collection contains items assembled by Abbot: scrapbook compiled by Corporal Holmes during his time at Echo Lake Camp, photographs, button, patches, and correspondence (1942-1997). Abbott also collected materials from the various camps and from subsequent reunions (1981-1997)
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Biographical or historical data
The Arctic Training School began at the Greenland Ice Cap Weather and Rescue Station. From there, the school relocated to Wisconsin, Maine, and Alberta, Canada before settling in at a site on the side of Mount Evans in Colo. Beginning in June of 1943, the Echo Lake Camp operated for 16 months. Here the weather was perfect for training due to the arctic conditions. In addition to weather reporting, the team of instructors trained Army Air Corps personnel for the flights across the Arctic Circle to reach Europe. The soldiers volunteered for the training, which took five to six weeks to complete. In April 1944, the servicemen rescued approximately 30 people on Berthoud Pass after an avalanche. David Abbott served as an instructor at the Arctic Survival Training Camp. Although his length of service was short, he was active in the survivor group before being honorably discharged. He attended many of the reunions held throughout the United States.
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DPL
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1914-
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Abbott, David
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Abbott, David
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  • Abbott, David
  • Arctic Survival Training School
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military training camps
  • Echo Lake Camp (Colo.)
Label
Arctic Survival Training Camp papers of David Abbott, (manuscript)
Link
http://eadsrv.denverlibrary.org/sdx/pl/toc.xsp?id=WH1448&qid=sdx%5Fq5&fmt=tab&idtoc=WH1448-pleadetoc&base=fa&n=14&ss=true&as=true&ai=Advanced
Instantiates
Note
Repository also has WH997: Abbott family papers
Accompanying material
file folders (58 photographic prints : col., b&w, 1 postcard)
Extent
1 linear ft. (1 box), 1 oversize box +
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of David Abbott; 1985, 1997.
Organization method
Organized into 4 series: 1. Arctic Survival Training Camp, 1943-1945 (box 1). 2. Arctic survivors reunions, 1958-1997 (box 1). 3. Photographs, 1942-1993 (box 1). 4. Oversize, 1943-1944 (OVbox 1).
System control number
  • OCM45408425
  • (OCoLC)45408425
Label
Arctic Survival Training Camp papers of David Abbott, (manuscript)
Link
http://eadsrv.denverlibrary.org/sdx/pl/toc.xsp?id=WH1448&qid=sdx%5Fq5&fmt=tab&idtoc=WH1448-pleadetoc&base=fa&n=14&ss=true&as=true&ai=Advanced
Note
Repository also has WH997: Abbott family papers
Accompanying material
file folders (58 photographic prints : col., b&w, 1 postcard)
Extent
1 linear ft. (1 box), 1 oversize box +
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of David Abbott; 1985, 1997.
Organization method
Organized into 4 series: 1. Arctic Survival Training Camp, 1943-1945 (box 1). 2. Arctic survivors reunions, 1958-1997 (box 1). 3. Photographs, 1942-1993 (box 1). 4. Oversize, 1943-1944 (OVbox 1).
System control number
  • OCM45408425
  • (OCoLC)45408425

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