Albert P. Clark

Stalag Luft III


Albert P. Clark had a long and distinguished Air Force career, culminating in his service as the sixth Superintendent of the Air Force Academy. He retired as a lieutenant general in 1974. His collection includes a wealth of photos, diaries, and other documents from his career with special emphasis on the years he spent as a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III.

Clark helped establish The Friends in 1987, and he served as president for 12 years. While president he worked with prospective donors and was responsible for the acquisition of significant collections.






Lieutenant Colonel A. P. Clark after release from Stalag Luft III


Pursuit Squadron Commander

Captain A. P. Clark, Commander, 40th Pursuit Squadron, Selfridge Field, Michigan, 1941.


Predeployment Celebration

Lt. Gillis Johnson, 'Bub' Clark, Carolyn Clark, and Jo Johnson.

"Club "18" New York City, June 10, 1942, the night before we sailed "secretly" for UK."

Missing in Action

Telegram addressed to Mrs. A. P. Clark, informing her that her husband has been reporting missing in action, July 1942.

War Bond Drive

(Left to Right): Mrs. Boyington, wife of Navy Ace "Pappy" Boyington, Mrs. A. P. Clark, Rita Haywork, and Unknown, selling war bonds, August 1942.

Clark Captured

Newspaper item reporting that Lt Col. A. P. Clark has been interned as a prisoner of war.

Mrs. Clark Organizes

Local newspaper front page article covering Mrs. Clark's efforts to organize prisoners aid groups.

Lt. Colonel Clark Returns

Newspaper account of Colonel Clark's capture, internment, release, and return to the U.S.