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Burton R. Knotts Korean War collection

Burton R. Knotts Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Burton R. Knotts Korean War collection

BC.KWP.81

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

October 15, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Knotts, Burton R., 1930-
Title: Burton R. Knotts Korean War collection
Dates: 2012
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Burton R. Knotts from March 5, 2012.
Identification: BC.KWP.81
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of item.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains an oral history interview with Burton R. Knotts from March 5, 2012.


Biographical Information

Burton Ray Knotts was born on Ocrober 24, 1930, in Attica, Arkansas. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1949 at the age of eighteen. He served in the Korean War for approximately eighteen months as a sergeant in the 1st Radio Squadron Mobile. Knotts was a radio intercept operator who copied Russian, Chinese, and Korean radio messages. He also acted as a courier carrying Top Secret intercepted messages between his location and the 5th Air Force Headquarters in Seoul. Knotts was discharged from the service in 1952.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Knotts, Burton R., 1930-
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Communications
United States. Air Force. Security Service.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestriced access, except where noted.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Burton R. Knotts Korean War collection, KWP.81, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Burton R. Knotts, March 5, 2012


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