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JEROME KAUB NAGEL PAPERS

 Collection
Identifier: WH279

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

Collection contents relates to Nagel's service with U.S. Army Air Force in World War II (1942-1945) and contains: correspondence, training and military records, photographs, 16mm film, military uniforms, flight uniforms, medals, trunk, and items concerning squadron history and reunions.
SERIES 1 CORRESPONDENCE 1942-1945 BOX 1, FF1-FF53 Series contains letters received by Nagel from family and friends (1942-1945).
SERIES 2 MILITARY RECORDS 1941-1953 BOX1, FF54-FF56 Series contains files related to Nagel's military service.
SERIES 3 PRINT MATERIAL 1943-1975 BOX1, FF57-FF66 Series contains print materials documenting pilot information, 64th AAFFTD Southern Aviation School, 479th Fighter Group, 434th Fighter Squadron, reunion information, clippings, miscellaneous items.
SERIES 4 PHOTOGRAPHS 1943-1945 BOX1, FF67; OVFF1 Series contains photographs of Nagel, his family and friends. Includes images of airplanes.
SERIES 5 DRAWINGS AND PRINTS 1944-1945, BOX1, FF68; OVFF1 Sketch, "First Mission" and drawing generated by Nagel during the war.
SERIES 6 OVERSIZE 1943-1945 OVBox1-6 Series contains pieces of Nagel operational, dress and flight uniforms and quipment.
SERIES 7 AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIAL 1940s (AVEnv1) Contains 2 x 100 feet reels of silent 16mm black-and-white motion picture film. The film appear to contain footage taken during aerial combat.

Dates

  • 1942-1976

ACCESS:

The collection is open for research.

ACCESS;

Literary rights and copyrights - as appropriate - are assigned to the Denver Public Library. Floor plans for still standing privately owned buildings cannot be copied without written permission from the owner(s).

OWNERSHIP:

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

COPYRIGHT:

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Jerome Kaub Nagel was born December 26, 1923, in Denver, Colo. He attended Denver Public Schools and Middlesex School in Concord, Mass. In 1942, he entered Yale College and completed one year before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Nagel served as a fighter pilot with the US Eighth Air Force in England, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. He flew 60 combat missions and was credited with destroying 5 enemy aircraft, making him an “ace.” Nagel received both the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 11 Oak Leaf Clusters. After the war, he returned to Yale and graduated from the School of Architecture (1949). Nagel worked for several firms in Denver until 1953 when he received his license to practice architecture and opened his own office. In 1961, he went into partnership with John B. Rogers and formed the firm: Rogers/Nagel. The firm designed Colorado National Bank additions, Carmody Junior High School, and the new science building at Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo, Colo. Rogers/Nagel merged with Victor Langhart (1966) and that firm designed Kent School, Central Wyoming community College, as well as schools in Jefferson County, Colo. Nagel married Cynthia Fels (1951) and the couple had 2 sons: Peter, graduate of Harvard and DU Law School, and James, graduate of Hobart College. Jerome Nagel died on February 17, 2005.

Extent

1 box ; (1 linear foot)

6 oversize boxes

1 oversize folder

1 AVEnvelope

Language of Materials

English

PROVENANCE:

Gift; Jerome K. Nagel, Denver, Colo.; 1985.

General

The collection was processed with a donation from Jerome K Nagel. Collection contents documents Mr. Nagel’s service with the US Army Air Force in WWII (1942-1945).
Title
JEROME KAUB NAGEL PAPERS
Author
Jan Falkenburg, 1985; Revised by Martin Leuthauser, 2019.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

Contact:
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