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Walton B. Ten Eyck World War I Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2021-06-09
The Walton B. Ten Eyck World War I Collection is a small collection primarily documenting the military service of Ten Eyck. Materials include a 1917 Christmas Dinner menu from Camp Taliaferro Field No. 3; two letters from Ten Eyck to his future wife Barbara Braid dated October 21, 1917 and December 15, 1918; 96th Aero Squadron stationery; four photographs (informal and formal portraits) of Ten Eyck in military uniform from his World War I service; and an undated clipping about his being wounded and shot down in France. A few items are present from his World War II service as well: two clippings and a formal photographic portrait in uniform.


  • 1917-1918, 1944


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


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Biographical Note: Walton B. Ten Eyck

Walton B. Ten Eyck served with the 96th Aero Squadron in World War I.

Born on February 24, 1894 in Brooklyn, New York to Walton B. and Mary A. Ten Eyck, Walton Bonnell Ten Eyck Jr. studied at the U.S. School of Military Aeronautics, in Ithaca, New York. He enlised in teh Army on April 3, 1916. He served with First New York Cavalry on the Mexican Border in 1916 as a Corporal. During World War I he served with the 96th Bombardment Squadron from 1918-1919 as a Second Lieutentant, spending time in Commercy-bar le Duc, France. He had two kills to his credit when he was wounded on Ocotober 28, 1918 in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. He returned from France on February 4, 1919 and was discharged on February 12. In 1942 in World War II he served as an intelligence oFficer with the rank of major. He flew Breguets. For his service, he was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross, a Purple HEart, a Mexican Broder Campaign, and a Victory Medal.

Outside of his military service, Ten Eyck worked in real estate. He was married to Barbara Braid. He died in 1964.

Biographical note derived from donor information and records on

Separated Materials

A painted 96th Aero squadron insignia cut from hTen Eyck's plane was transferred to the Small Objects Collection.
Guide to the Walton B. Ten Eyck World War I Collection
Completed - Level 2
N. Davis
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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