Cold War Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1745 WFCHS 

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains written experiences of individual soldiers operating in the U.S. military during the Cold War. Also contained is information on the F16 Combat Fighter and a DVD on the SAC Reflex in the UK during and following WWII.
(1 box) Last Updated 08/2016. 

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Cold War was a period of great hostility between the United States and the Soviet Union immediately following the conclusion of the Second World War and ultimately ending with the destruction of the Berlin Wall. The Cold War included hostility and subtle aggressive acts between the governments of both the US and USSR. The objective of the US for much of the war was the prevention of the spread of communism to any country, although specifically, any Western country still economically and politically vulnerable as a result of WWII. The USSR sought to spread communism and end the US powered system of capitalism that inserted itself into much of Europe after the war. The Cold War was especially tense as both countries had in their possession nuclear weapons and a strong intent on using them if the situation required it. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection. 

CITE AS: Cold War Collection, 1745 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA 


(R = military record, P = photograph, O = oral history interview, T = transcript, N = news article, M=memoir) 



Branch of Service

Major Theatres



Betit, Eugene (O)





Black, William Jr. (O, P)




1958; also served in Korea

Donald, Leroy (O)





Einstein, Jack (O, P)




1942-1946; also served in WWII

Graham, Roger (O, P)




1942-1946; also served in WWII

Haymaker, Fred (O, P)




1965; also served in Korea

Laure, Lew (O)





Martin, Ralph Jr. (O)





Nelson, Leonard (O)





Pinkham, Charles (O, M, P)

Navy, USAF



1958- c.1977

Also served in Vietnam

Richardson, Charles (O, M)





Templeton, James (O, P)





Walker, Floyd (O)





Watson, Raleigh (O)






BOX 1 

F16 Air Combat Fighter Information; September 1, 1975, 1 booklet, 12 pages, printed 

“My Twelve Years of Flying in the US Navy”—memoirs of U.S. Navy Service during the Cold War by Charles Richardson; 3 pages, typescript 

Pinkham, Charles—notes on the second part of an interview by Charles Pinkham pertaining to his experiences in military service during the Cold War; 3 leaves, typescript 

“SAC Reflex in the UK”—provides history, training techniques, styles of mission, etc. for the SAC and US Air Force in England during and after WWII; 1 DVD, approximately 15 minutes 

*NOTE: For additional information, please refer to the following:

“Bricks, Sand, and Marble: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Constructions in the Mediterranean and Middle East, 1947-1991,” by Robert P. Grathwol and Donita M. Moorhus; (358.2209 Gra)