Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject HeadingsScope 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.
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Collection — Box Small Collections oversize materials 2019-
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.
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.