Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 25-03

Accession Number: 0708-165

Item(s): A brief description of Kenneth Futch’s experiences as a pilot and prisoner of war during World War II.

Producer: Kenneth Futch       

Donor: Walter Futch

Date Received: August 20, 2008

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives,
Irving Public Library.

Description

     The file contains a three-page narrative written by Kenneth Futch about his experiences in WWII as a bomber pilot and as a prisoner of war after his plane was shot down in 1942. Futch was a 1935 graduate of Irving High School. He joined the U. S. Army Air Corp in August 1942. He was trained on B-17s and was assigned to England where he flew raids over France and Germany. On November 4, 1943, his plane was shot down and he and his crew became prisoners of war.