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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)

 Organization

Historical Note

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB) is an active base near Dayton, Ohio. It started as Wilbur Wright Field, in 1917, commonly called Wright Field. A portion of Wright Field was renamed Patterson Field in 1931. McCook Field was also established here in 1917 and its functions were reassigned to Wright Field when it closed in 1927. Wright Patterson AFB was established in 1948 as a result of a merger between Wright and Patterson Fields.

Citation

https://www.wpafb.af.mil/Welcome/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/1146061/wright-patterson-air-force-base/

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

David Brown Collection of World War II-era aviation ephemera

 Collection — Box: Small Collections oversize materials 2019-
Identifier: 2019-00-00-143
Contents of the Collection This is a very small collection comprised of World War II-era aviation ephemera, dated 1941-1945, collected by David Brown. The collection includes a "God is My Co-Pilot" promotional booklet, four pieces of WWII-era sheet music, an October 1945 United States Army Air Forces Fair leaflet, and a "Parade of Aircraft," souvenir booklet from the Wright Field Air Fair, Dayton, Ohio, October 1945.

Joe P. Doetsch B-17B inspection notes

 Collection — Folder: One
Identifier: 2019-00-00-6
Content Description This collection consists of notes by Joe P. Doetsch related to his work inspecting B-17B aircraft from about 1939-1940. There are 22 loose pages of notes which appear to have been cut from a notebook, an additional couple sheets of handwritten notes, and three pages of typed aircraft lists. The notebook pages document airplane serial number, its destination, propellor numbers, engine numbers, and other remarks such as pilot name. Additional pages document problems with the aircraft. The typed...

Col. Frank Wilbur Wright Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1986-01-02
Abstract Frank Wilbur Wright (1886-1950) of Portland, Oregon spent most of his adult life in the military, with service spanning the Oregon Naval Militia, Oregon National Guard, U.S. Army Air Service, Air Corps, and Air Force, and both World Wars. The collection contains commissions, photographs, identification cards, and other materials relating to Wright's long military career.

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