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Below are 50 random items from across all online collections.
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List of Hastings, Michigan veterans who died in World War II

List of Hastings, Michigan veterans who died in World War II.

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Letter from James in Chico, CA during basic training to his mother, 1942-08-26

Letter from James in Chico, CA during basic training to his mother.

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The Main Desk of the Library in the High School

Photograph of the initial school library and the main desk.

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Photo of other pilots, some of whom flew on August 30, 1943.

Photo of other pilots, some of whom flew on August 30, 1943. Left to right are Johnson (debriefing officer), Hurst (flew), Wineburg (flew, KIA),…

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Young James Dibble in Grand Rapids, MI, age 2 or so

Young James Dibble in Grand Rapids, MI, age 2 or so.

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Mission Report for the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, June 11 and June 12, 1943

Mission Report for the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, June 11 and June 12, 1943.

NashvilleNews_1924-01-03.pdf

Nashville News Published 1924

Nashville News Published 1924. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.

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Letter from James at Luke Field, AZ during advanced training to his parents, 1942-11-27

Letter from James at Luke Field, AZ during advanced training to his parents.

HastingsBanner_1905-01-05.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1905

Hastings Banner Published 1905. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

HastingsBanner_1987-01-01.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1987

Hastings Banner Published 1987. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

HastingsBanner_1970-11-19.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1970

Hastings Banner Published 1970. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

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Jim Dibble holding uncle James' posthumous Distinguished Flying Cross

Jim Dibble holding uncle James' posthumous Distinguished Flying Cross at the Dayton Airforce Museum.

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Newspaper clipping announcing a tribute to war dead at Hastings High School

Newspaper clipping announcing a tribute to war dead at Hastings High School.

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Letter to James Dibble's mother regarding disposition to her of money owned by James Dibble, MIA

Letter to James Dibble's mother regarding disposition to her of money owned by James Dibble, MIA.

HastingsBanner_1902-01-09.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1902

Hastings Banner Published 1902. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

NashvilleNews_1875-01-01.pdf.pdf

Nashville News Published 1875

Nashville News Published 1875. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.

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Letter from James in Santa Ana, CA during primary training to his parents, 1942-04-15

Letter from James in Santa Ana, CA during primary training to his parents.

HastingsBanner_2015-01-01.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 2015

Hastings Banner Published 2015. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note some newspaper files are very large and may take some time to…

HastingsBanner_1935-01-02.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1935

Hastings Banner Published 1935. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

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Library History Timeline

A chronological list of key dates in the history of the Hastings Public Library from 1893 through 2021.

NashvilleNews_1919-01-02.pdf

Nashville News Published 1919

Nashville News Published 1919. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.

HastingsBanner_1939-01-04.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1939

Hastings Banner Published 1939. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

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James, Bill and their father James at the family farm

James (left), Bill (right) and their father James (center) at the family farm.

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James Dibble's Flight Trainee Exam for the P-38 Aircraft with Allison engines, 1942-12-21

James Dibble's Flight Trainee Exam for the P-38 Aircraft with Allison engines, 1942-12-21. Includes a required drawing from memory of the cockpit…

NashvilleNews_1939-01-05.pdf

Nashville News Published 1939

Nashville News Published 1939. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.

HastingsBanner_1982-01-07.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1982

Hastings Banner Published 1982. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

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Letter to Maxine Dibble providing further details on James Dibble's crash and status, details later found to be in error

Letter to Maxine Dibble providing further details on James Dibble's crash and status, details later found to be in error.

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James Dibble's tentmate Jack Hanton and Padula citizens

James Dibble's tentmate Jack Hanton (2nd from left) and Padula citizens. Jack flew with James on the mission when James was shot down and killed on…

HastingsBanner_2021-01-07.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 2021

Hastings Banner Published 2021. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.
Note some newspaper files are very large and may take some time to…

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Mission Report for the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, July 25 to July 27, 1943

Mission Report for the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, July 25 to July 27, 1943.

HastingsBanner_1889-01-02.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1889

Hastings Banner Published 1889. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

HastingsBanner_1863-01-07.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1863

Hastings Banner Published 1863. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

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Letter from James in King City, CA during primary training to his mother, 1942-06-28

Letter from James in King City, CA during primary training to his mother.

NashvilleNews_1966-01-06.pdf

Nashville News Published 1966

Nashville News Published 1966. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.

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Hastings City Council Creates the Hastings Public Library

Newspaper notice of formal creation of the Hastings Public Library by issuance of an Ordinance by the City Council on December 23, 1963.

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Speech by Bill Dibble, James Dibble's brother, at the monument dedication

Speech by Bill Dibble, James Dibble's brother, at the monument dedication.

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The story of August 30, 1943, titled "The Day of Armageddon" by Jim Dibble; an account of the air battle that earned his uncle James Dibble the Distinguished Flying Cross

The story of August 30, 1943, titled "The Day of Armageddon" by Jim Dibble; an account of the air battle that earned his uncle James Dibble the…

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Report by British forces of the finding of James Dibble's body in Padula and its relocation to a nearby cemetery

Report by British forces of the finding of James Dibble's body in Padula and its relocation to a nearby cemetery.

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Maxine Dibble in her Navy uniform

Maxine Dibble in her Navy Uniform.

HastingsBanner_1976-11-15.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1976

Hastings Banner Published 1976. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

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Letter from James in North Africa to his wife Maxine (Micky), 1943-06-13

Letter from James in North Africa to his wife Maxine (Micky). He tells her here about receiving the Air Medal.

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Copy of a statement from 2nd Lt. Raymond Schultz on what he saw when James Dibble 's group was attacked at Padula

Copy of a statement from 2nd Lt. Raymond Schultz on what he saw when James Dibble 's group was attacked at Padula. He mistakenly thought another plane…

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James Dibble at the Fleischmann Lab, NY

James Dibble (standing, left) at the Fleischmann Lab where he was sent from Chicago for training in yeast.

NashvilleNews_1905-01-05.pdf

Nashville News Published 1905

Nashville News Published 1905. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.

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Librarian Barb Schondelmayer (Furrow)

Photograph of head librarian Barb Furrow, 1984-2007.

HastingsBanner_2008-01-03.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 2008

Hastings Banner Published 2008. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note some newspaper files are very large and may take some time to…

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Letter to James' mother with information on bringing James back to the U. S. for burial

Letter to James' mother with information on bringing James back to the U. S. for burial.

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Letter from James in Chicago, IL to his parents, 1942-01-14

Letter from James in Chicago, IL to his parents.

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Letter from James in North Africa to his parents, 1943-08-22

Letter from James in North Africa to his parents.

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Mission Report for the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, August 1 to August 2, 1943

Mission Report for the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, August 1 to August 2, 1943.