Finding Aid of the Neill L. Britt Letters, PC.7015


Finding Aid of the Neill L. Britt Letters, PC.7015

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Neill L. Britt Letters
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United States. War Department
01/29/1944 - 03/09/1944
Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

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    Two letters to Sarah Prevatte Britt about her husband Neill L. Britt's missing-in-action and prisoner of war status.


    Neill L. Britt (1918 - 1973) was born and grew up in Robeson County, North Carolina. He attended Lumberton High School and Wake Forest University. In 1943, Britt graduated from Army Advanced Forces Flying School at Moody Field, Georgia and was comissioned a second lieutenant. Shortly afterwards, he married Sarah Prevatte of Whiteville, N.C., a recent graduate of Queens College in Charlotte. N.C.

    During World War II, Neill Britt flew a B-17 bomber out of England. He was shot down and went missing in action and was held in a German prisoner of war camp. Following the war, Britt worked as a legal aid for the Air Force in Washington, D.C., before returning to Robeson County to practice law. He also served in the Korean Conflict. He divorced and later remarried.

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  1. Whiteville (N.C.)
  2. United States. Army. Air Corps
  3. United States. Army Air Forces
  4. Prisoners of war
  5. World War, 1939 - 1945
  6. Germany
  7. Robeson County (N.C.)
  8. Letters (correspondence)