Five photographs selected from a scrapbook belonging to the late Henry Caswell Mines, Jr.

Title

Five photographs selected from a scrapbook belonging to the late Henry Caswell Mines, Jr.

Description

Henry Caswell Mines, Jr., September, 1943. 9 x 12.5 cm.

Hank in Scotland in front of fountain, 1944. 14 x 9 cm.

Scene at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, 1944. 14 x 9 cm.

Henry Mines and friend “Lyda” sitting on a canon, May, 1943. 6.5 x 9 cm.

Henry Mines in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, May 1943. 9 x 6.5 cm.



Henry was born September 21, 1921 in Howland, Ohio, son of Henry and Zoe Edwards Mines. He attended Howland High School, graduating in 1939, after which he joined the Army Air Corps. He was stationed with the 445th Bomb Group at Tibenham RAF in Norfolk, England, where he acted as radio repair man. Henry also served in the 2nd Air Division, the Heavy Bomber Group, and the 703rd Squadron, and attained the rank of sergeant before his discharge in 1945.

Henry married Lela Irene Miller in 1946 and fathered three children, Lawrence Ralph, Mark Wesley, Lora Allison and Martha Mines. He worked at Federal Machine and later Packard Electric, from which he retired in 1984. Hank was a member of the Howland United Methodist Church and helped to organize Howland Little League and the Howland Athletic Club. He served as past president of the Howland Tiger Boosters and delivered Trumbull Mobile Meals for ten years. He passed away on July 6th, 2014 and is buried in Howland Cemetery.

Date

1943-1944

Format

jpeg

Identifier

050-007-082

Location

Varied.

Original Format

Photographs

Physical Dimensions

Varied. See description.

Owner

Donor Cindee Mines.

Repository

Donor Cindee Mines.

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