Publications

The History Center publishes The Pine Bough, a popular annual East Texas history magazine featuring our growing archival collections.

The Pine Bough - Vol 10, December 2005

This issue of the Pine Bough focuses on Angelina County in World War II, highlighting The History Center’s on-site exhibit Angelina County at War: A World War II Exhibit. In it, you will find articles about D-Day in Lufkin by radio broadcaster Al Vinson and a letter describing the aftermath of D-Day from Normandy veteran Bob Poland. Angelina County men and women who fought in the war and worked at home are also featured through photographs and personal stories. Additionally, an interesting list of firsts in Diboll history rounds out the issue, along with news and notes about The History Center’s year.

TABLE OF CONTENTS: December 2005

Features

Angelina County at War: A World War II Exhibit

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A Letter From France, July 5, 1944

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D-Day in Lufkin, Texas, June 6, 1944

8

Their War Too: The Women of Angelina County During World War II

12

Sections

World War II Scrapbook Pages

20

Lufkin Foundry & Machine Company

20

Alton T. Warner and Pearl Harbor

21

Bill Lindsay, Aviator

22

Doyle Cummins, Navy carrier crewman and engineer

23

Frank Devereaux, the “Terrified Togglier”

24

Jesse Bradford, Navy LCT Commander

25

John H. Taylor, Screaming Eagle

26

Joe Denman, Navy Fighter Pilot

27

Tim McKinney, B-17 Crew Chief

28

R.V. Wilkerson, Feeding the Troups

29

Lufkin German POW Camp

30

Tributes to Angelina County Servicemen

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A List of Firsts in Diboll, Texas

46

News & Notices

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