University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James McNutt Umstattd Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Umstattd, James McNutt, 1922-1988
Creator: Smith, William Ramer, Dr.
Title: Umstattd, James McNutt, Papers
Dates: 1944
Abstract: Transcribed excerpts from the flight logs of Lt. Umstattd, annotated by his son-in-law, Dr. William Ramer Smith. Includes maps of two mission flight plans. All material is photocopied or transcribed; the collection contains no original documents from 1944.
Accession No.: 2015-219
OCLC No.: 927147358
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

James McNutt Umstattd was born in 1922 and served during WWII as first lieutenant and B-17 navigator with the 546th Bombardment Squadron, 384th Bombardment Group. He flew 32 combat missions over Europe, spanning from April 19, to September 13, 1944. After his service he entered law school at the University of Texas and became an attorney. He later served as a captain of the JAG Corps during the Korean War. He died in 1988.


Scope and Contents

Transcribed excerpts from the flight logs of Lt. Umstattd, annotated by his son-in-law, Dr. William Ramer Smith. Includes maps of two mission flight plans. All material is photocopied or transcribed; the collection contains no original documents from 1944.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Umstattd, James McNutt, 1922-1988 -- Archives
Smith, William Ramer, Dr.
Subjects
Flight navigators, Military -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
B-17 bomber

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James McNutt Umstattd Papers, 1944, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Esther Kirchner, October 2015


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4A460a Flight logs (transcribed) 1944
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2W79 Maps of mission flight plans undated