Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
Papers, photographs and sound recordings pertaining to the service of Rodney Williams, a Delafield, Wisconsin, resident who served in the 17th Aero Squadron during World War I. The collection consists of manuscripts and photographs from his time in flight school and as a pilot during the war, as well as memoirs and audio recordings created by Williams after the war. Papers from his service include pilot's flight log, detailing each of his flights from 1917 to 1918, including airplanes he shot down. Williams kept several items inside the front cover of his flight log, all of which are included in the collection. Most of these papers are military orders; a few of them are short notes or newspaper clippings. Along with his piloting materials are several notebooks Williams kept during his time at flight school in Canada, that includes notes on how planes work, the mechanics of different airplanes, the functions of airplane parts and how to troubleshoot malfunctioning parts. Correspondence ... Read More
Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives
Correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous papers of a Red Cross, Army, and later public health nurse from Eagle, Wisconsin. Most of the correspondence deals with her nursing career with the Red Cross in Kiev, Russia, in 1915, and with American military hospitals in Vittel and Compeigne, France, 1917-1919. Two diaries cover her return trip from Russia via the Trans-Siberia Railway in the fall of 1915 and her service in France beginning with her voyage to Le Havre from New York in October, 1917, and ending in September, 1918. The diary includes a first-hand account of a Zeppelin alert at Le Havre. Also present are examination papers from the Illinois Training School for Nurses, 1911-1912; a Nurse's Case Record, 1913-1914; two humor booklets from World War I; and passports and travel documents
Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives
Papers of the first Polish-American aviator and the first licensed pilot in Wisconsin, a stunt flyer whose career spanned from 1912-1919, and was grounded by deteriorating eyesight. Includes correspondence and contracts with the Curtiss Exhibition Company, for whom Kaminski worked, concerning exhibition flights; and broadsides, newsclippings, and numerous photographs and newsclippings documenting his flights. The photographs are mostly of Kaminski and his Curtiss Model D pusher aircraft "Sweetheart," taken between 1912-1914 at public exhibitions or flight training schools
Minnesota Historical Society
A manuscript diary, correspondence (1918-1919), soldier's pay record book (1918-1919), military manuals (1917), photographs, camp newspapers (1919), and miscellaneous printed matter documenting a Minnesota soldier's experiences during World War I as a telephone officer with the 151st Field Artillery, which was part of the famed Rainbow Division
Minnesota Historical Society
Letters from McFarland, an airplane mechanic from Madelia, Minnesota stationed with the 273rd Aero Squadron (March 1918) and the 77th Aero Squadron (April-October 1918) at Barron Field, Everman, Texas, during World War I; written to Mrs. Cyrus W. Wells of Minneapolis. They provide data on routine mechanics' duties, camp life, his patriotic sentiments, and flight training casualties. They also acknowledge gifts and Minnesota news from Mrs. Wells, and include a picture of McFarland (with letter of April 25)
Emory University - Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Collection
The collection consists of photographs taken by Woodrow McKay from circa 1917-1918. Photographic images, mostly in black and white, depict military airplanes and destruction, mostly in France, following bombing campaigns during World War I. Many of the photographs are aerial photographs
US Army Heritage and Education Center
The Spencer Cosby collection spans the years circa 1880s-circa 1962, with the bulk of the materials dated from 1914-1917. The collection documents Cosby's military career, in particular his service as a military attacheĢ with the U.S. Embassy in Paris prior to U.S. involvement in World War I. The Official correspondence series consists of two letters enclosing reports regarding defense of U.S. waterways and an official invitation. The bulk of the Official papers series consists of numbered reports written from August 1914 to July 1916 while Cosby was a military attacheĢ. Two sets of inspection reports, from March and August 1915, describe the conditions of German prisoners of war (POW) held in French camps. Four official reports issued by the French government regarding battles from 1914-1916 are also included in the series. The Personal papers series contains handwritten stories, reports, and poems, and an invitation. A memoir by Corporal Hubert H. Hunt of Company B, 5th Engineer ... Read More
University of Wyoming - American Heritage Center
Collection contains two photo albums and loose photographs regarding the family's time in the United States Army during World War I and World War II
Columbia University
Childhood and education; interest in naval air during World War I; flight training, Pensacola, Kelly Field; testing and development work, Dahlgren Naval Proving Grounds; Norden bombsight; Japanese naval aviation; air support, Operation Torch; command of BUNKER HILL; Pacific operations: Raboul, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Eniwetok; fleet liaison with General MacArthur for Japanese surrender; Military Staff Committee, United Nations, 1947; Mediterranean, 1947-48; Commander, 6th Fleet. Impressions of Admirals Ernest King, H.K. Hewitt, Chester Nimitz, Richmond Turner and Generals George Patton and Douglas MacArthur
Stanford University - Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Depicts the American Lafayette Flying Corps in France


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