White, Luther Henry (1920-1945) Papers, 1931-1946 

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  White, Luther Henry, 1920-1945 

Title:  Papers, 1931-1946 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  1 cubic foot 

Location Number:  Mss. A W586 

Scope and Content Note 

Papers include correspondence focusing on White’s service with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, describing impressions of basic training, flight training, bombardier training, and work as an instructor. Letters touch upon the war and patriotism, but are mostly concerned with everyday life, writing of hunting, listening to the radio, growing a Victory Garden, traveling, and his affection for his family. Letters to White’s family after his death focus on the grief of loved ones. 

Biographical Note 

Luther Henry White (1920-1945) was a World War II soldier from Louisville, Kentucky. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific. He was killed on a mission over Japan on 9 May 1945. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Correspondence, 1936-1941.

2 Correspondence, 1942 Jan.-Feb.

3 Correspondence, 1942 Mar.-May.

4 Correspondence, 1942 June-Aug.

5 Correspondence, 1942 Sept.-Dec.

6 Correspondence, 1943 Jan.-June.


Box 2 

7 Correspondence, 1943 July-Dec.

8 Correspondence, 1944 Jan.-July.

9 Correspondence, 1944 Aug.

10 Correspondence, 1944 Sept.-Dec.

11 Correspondence, 1945 Jan.-June.


Box 3 

12 Correspondence, 1945 July-Dec.

13 Correspondence, 1946.

14 Correspondence, n.d.

15 Miscellaneous, 1931-1946.