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military records

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Official documents detailing an individual’s service and conduct while in military service, including certificates of discharge.

Found in 62 Collections and/or Records:

Michael T. Russo World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-08-25
Abstract Michael T. Russo (1920-2006) was born in Cleveland, Ohio and joined the U. S. Army Air Corps in 1941 as a fighter pilot. Russo attained Ace status while fighting in the European and Mediterranean Theaters of Operation. The collection contains photographs, textual materials and ephemera related to the World War II experience of American Fighter Ace Michael T. Russo.

Seymour Rutberg World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2022-06-16
Abstract Seymour Rutberg (1919-2009) was a Jewish American World War II pilot. The collection documents Seymour Rutberg's World War II service as a pilot as well as his post-war service and veteran activities. A smaller amount of material is personal in nature. Most items are dated 1941-1952 and types of material include military records, flying logs, clippings, correspondence, reports and photographs.

John L. Schell World War II Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2011-07-05
Contents of the Collection The John L. Schell World War II Collection contains primarily textual materials related to the World War II military service of United States Navy pilot and fighter ace John L. Schell. Materials include military certificates and citations, pilot's logs, clippings, and additional printed ephemera, including a typed history of the "Fighting 3 (VF-3)." There is also a small amount of photographs, depicting military personnel and activities.

Kenneth C.R. Seal U.S. Naval Aviation Collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 2022-02-17
Content Description The Kenneth C.R. Seal U.S. Naval Aviation Collection is a small collection of textual and visual materials related to Seal's service in the U.S. Navy from about 1946-1959.The collection inlcludes one pilot's logbook dated 1949. However, the log only has one entry. The bulk of the collection conists of 48 photographs related to Seal's military service. While Seal served in Pensacola, Florida; Corpus Christi, Texas; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan, the majority of photographs are...

Charles Ashby Shoop World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-04-22
Contents of the Collection The Charles Ashby Shoop World War II Collection contains textual and visual materials related to the World War II and post-war military service of Charles Ashby Shoop, a liaison pilot with the United States Army 104th Infantry Division. The bulk of the textual materials is Shoop’s 1942-1945 World War II and 1946-1960 post-war Reserve military service records, which include orders and assignments, promotion recommendations, memorandums and correspondence, and receipts and shipping...

Noah D. Showalter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-02-25-A
Content Description The Noah D. Showalter Collection consists of textual, visual and audiovisual materials related to the career of N.D. Showalter, from his military service during World War II, to his time as a Boeing test pilot, and later work in military aircaft development.Showalter's military service as a bomber pilot during World War II is documented with a few military records but primarily with materials related to his involvement with the 483rd Bomb Group Association. Included are letters...

Robert L. Simons Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-05-05-B
Overview Robert Lewis Simons was a military and commercial pilot in the mid-twentieth century. The Collection is comprised of materials relating to Simons’ career , including log books, military records, photographs, and films.

Alden Drew Simonson Military Aviation Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-07-07
Content Description The Alden Drew Simonson Military Aviation Collection is a small collection consisting of textual and visual materials documenting Simonon's military service with the U.S. Navy during World War II and with the North Dakota Air National Guard after the war. The collection includes a "Flying the Weather" training booklet from the U.S. Navy with Alden's annotations; a logbook documenting his flights primarily at Naval Air Station Pensacola; separation records from his service with the U.S. Navy;...

Charles C. Smith World War II Collection

 Collection — Box one
Identifier: 2015-12-09
Content Description The Charles C. Smith World War II Collection is a small collection documenting the military service of Charles C. Smith, a B-17 Navigator during the second world war. The collection includes: 45 black-and-white photographs primarily depicting aircraft, especialy B-17s, some portraits of Smith, and a few snapshots taken in England and Scotland; a membership card for the Army Air Forces Aid Society, 1944; clippings regarding the war; receipts from 1960 and 1965; a Polaris yearbook for the...

Howard E. Smith World War II Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2020-02-25
Contents of the Collection The Howard E. Smith World War II Photograph Collection is comprised largely of photographic and audiovisual material, including 2,115 prints, 83 negatives, and 5 film reels. The images were taken or collected by Howard E. Smith, a United States Army Air Corps Public Relations Officer and base photographer, primarily while he was stationed at Smoky Hill Army Air Field (SHAAF) in Salina, Kansas. There is also a very small amount of textual documents. Most materials date from 1942-1943, with some...

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