Captain John O’Connell; Perkins School for the Blind
Jennifer Hale, 2013
James Osborn, known as Jimmy, became widely known in the United States as the British blind pianist who was “adopted” by members the American Ninth Air Force. While stationed in England during World War II, the 9th raised money so that 10 year old Jimmy could get an education in the United States. In 1945, James was enrolled at Perkins School for the Blind. James was from Romford, England.In 1947, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Osborn moved to the United States, settling in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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1 series, 1 box
Box 1: Clippings and photographs, 1945-1951
Folder 1: Two photographs of Jimmy Osborn performing, n. d.
Folder 2: Collier’s clipping with hand written note from the author, 1945
Folder 3: Clippings sent from Capt. John F. O’Connell of the United States Strategic Air Forces (USSTAF), 1945
Folder 4: Clippings, 1945-1951
Folder 5: Clippings, 1945-1951
Folder 6: Clippings, 1945-1951