This collection includes a copy of his scrapbook containing World War II-era newsclippings about Lawrence County soldiers and veterans, and an index for the names included in the articles.
In 1943 Staff Sergeant Elbert R. Little, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.O. Little, joined the military and attended basic and aviation training at Sheppard Field, Texas, and Kingman, Arizona. He also took an engineering course at Lincoln, Nebraska, to prepare him for an eleven-month tour-of-duty in England. He flew thirty-four combat missions over enemy territory, and was awarded the Air Medal, Silver Star, and three oak clusters. Little's mother compiled the scrapbook while he was at war and also included other servicemen who resided in the Hoxie, Arkansas, area. Staff Sergeant Little donated the scrapbook to the Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum, now Wings of Honor Museum. The museum was once the site of the Army Air Force Basic Flying School, 1942-1944.
Document; 8.5" x 11"
Lawrence County (Ark.)
Elbert R. Little papers, MSNE.0019
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Elbert R. Little papers, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
United States History