C0043

Book inscribed to Bletchley Park Air Ministry Civilian Dorothy Gunn
Title
Book inscribed to Bletchley Park Air Ministry Civilian Dorothy Gunn
Production date
1944
Additional Title information
A book, titled 'The American', inscribed to Bletchley Park Air Ministry Civilian Dorothy Gunn by Lt. Col. Lewis F. Powell Jr, a member of the Intelligence Staff of the United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe.
MATERIAL(s)
Paper.
Type
Book
DIMENSIONS
TBC
Serial number(s)
Contributer(S)
Lewis F. Powell Jr. (inscription). James Trunslow Adams (author). Charles Scribner's Sons (publisher).
COLLECTION NUMBER
C0043
CONDITION
Good. Some minor foxing.
Category / Subcategory (if applicable)
Location
Main collection (Durham, UK).
STATUS
In storage
provenance
Purchased from a British dealer.
Acquisition Date
Nov 2021
Associated object(S)
Record Last Updated
Aug 20, 2022
DESCRIPTION
A book, titled 'The American', with an inscription addressed to Dorothy Gunn. The inscription, dated the 11th of December 1944, reads: "To: Dorothy Gunn An Englishwoman who understands and likes Americans, and who by her faith and genius has made a unique contribution to the success of American Air Power against Germany. Lewis F. Powell, Jr Lt. Col. A. C." Dorothy Gunn was an Air Ministry Civilian, TSAO(D) at Bletchley Park between 1941 and 1945. During her time there she worked in the Mansion, Hut 10 and Block A, (room 117) Block F(A), (room 21) Air Section - Air intelligence. Lewis F. Powell Jr. was a member of the Intelligence Staff of the United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe. Powell was assigned to Ultra, as one of the officers designated to monitor the use of intercepted Axis communications. He worked in England and in the Mediterranean Theater and ensured that the use of Ultra information was in compliance with the laws and rules of war, and that the use of such information did not reveal the source. He went on to become an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court.
Notes
Both Lewis F. Powell Jr. and Dorothy Gunn are referenced in the book 'ULTRA and the Army Air Forces in World War II : an interview with Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Lewis F. Powell, Jr.' See page 144 for notes on Gunn.
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