Finding aid to the Harry Houston Jolly, Jr. Memoir from 1942-1945

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VA 24501
(434) 846-0501
HARRY HOUSTON JOLLY, JR., MEMOIR (1942-1945)
The collection consists a typescript of personal remembrances of Harry H. Jolly, Jr.
during training and service as a Technical Sergeant in the 8th Air Force during World War
II, including capture and detention as a prisoner of war in Nuremburg, Germany. Also
included are photocopies of his service record and a single photograph. The original
memoir was submitted in 2001 to the Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center,
Library of Congress. (AFC/2001/001/00619) Jones Memorial Library copy includes
updates as of May 14, 2004.
HARRY HOUSTON JOLLY, JR. (1921-2012)
Harry Houston Jolly, Jr. was born 9 January 1921, in Millboro, Bath County,
Virginia, the son of Harry Houston Jolly, Sr. and Edith Bratton. He enlisted in the Army
in August 1942 and served as a radio operator and machine gunner in the 457th Bomber
Group of the 8th Air Force. He was taken prisoner in January 1945 and was held thirteen
weeks in a prison camp in Nuremburg, Germany. For his service during the war, he
received the EAME ribbon with two bronze stars, a purple heart, and an Air medal with
two bronze clusters.
On 21 July, 1945, in Lynchburg, Virginia, he married Dorothy Lucy Swanson, the
daughter of Samuel Henry Swanson and Elizabeth Webber;. He worked as supervisor of
Western Electric in Burlington, N.C., for 37 years, retiring in 1983.
Harry Houston Jolly, Jr. died June 24 2012 at Alamance Regional Medical Center
in Burlington and was buried in Alamance Memorial Park.

MS1156

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Title

Finding aid to the Harry Houston Jolly, Jr. Memoir from 1942-1945

Subject

Finding aids
Memoirs
World War II
Nuremberg, Germany

Description

Finding aid to the Harry Houston Jolly, Jr. Memoir for 1942-1945 held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. The memoir details Jolly's detention as a prisoner of war at Nuremberg, Germany during World War 2.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

PDF file

Language

English

Identifier

MS1156FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the Harry Houston Jolly, Jr. Memoir from 1942-1945,” Digital Collections, accessed July 22, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/177.