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Captain Walter J. Seaborn World War I Collection

Creator:
Seaborn, Walter J. Captain, 1892-  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service. 25th Aero Squadron  Search this
Seaborn, Walter J. Captain, 1892-  Search this
Extent:
0.63 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box, 1 slim letter document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Memorandums
Reports
Photographs
Resumes
Receipts
Rosters
Date:
bulk 1917-1919
Summary:
This collection consists of original papers documenting Captain Walter Seaborn's World War I service, especially his duties relating to the Army Air Service's evaluation, procurement, and transfer of German aircraft and equipment to the United States after the war. The following types of material are included in the collection: correspondence, memorandums, reports, photographs, passenger lists, resumes, supply receipts, rosters, notes, publications, and military orders. There is also a photocopy of letters, photographs, and documents, bound in a book entitled "The Seaborn Family 1882-1972." This book contains information about Captain Seaborn and his family.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of original papers documenting Captain Walter Seaborn's World War I service, especially his duties relating to the Army Air Service's evaluation, procurement, and transfer of German aircraft and equipment to the United States after the war. The following types of material are included in the collection: correspondence, memorandums, reports, photographs, passenger lists, resumes, supply receipts, rosters, notes, publications, and military orders.
Arrangement:
The Captain Walter J. Seaborn World War I Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Walter J. Seaborn (1892-19??) attended high school and the Western Military Academy in Illinois. He attended several different business schools before graduating from the University of California with a law degree in 1912. In 1917, after having held a variety of jobs and traveling, Seaborn joined the Army Air Service and was assigned to Kelly Field. He was promoted to Commanding Officer of the 25th Aero Squadron and ordered overseas, to England and then to France. In France, Seaborn worked as the Liaison Officer between the Technical Section SOS and the Zone of Advance. In 1918, Seaborn was promoted to captain and after the war he transferred to the 3rd Army where his duty was to secure types of all available German aircraft for shipment to the United States for further evaluation.
Provenance:
Helen Seaborn Hopson, Gift, 2003
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Airplanes -- Germany  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Enemy property  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Memorandums
Reports
Photographs
Resumes
Receipts
Rosters
Citation:
Captain Walter J. Seaborn World War I Collection, Accession 2003-0053, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2003.0053
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Captain Walter J. Seaborn World War I Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2003-0053
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Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) Collection

Creator:
Haydu, Bernice Falk  Search this
Names:
Avenger Field -- Sweetwater, TX  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces  Search this
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)  Search this
Cochran, Jacqueline  Search this
Haydu, Bernice Falk  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Rosters
Photographs
Songbooks
Newsletters
Date:
1944-1980
bulk 1944-1949
Scope and Contents:
This accession includes photographs, logos, newsletters, yearbooks, a WASP songbook, membership rosters, and several miscellaneous items.
Biographical / Historical:
The WASPs (Women's Airforce Service Pilots) learned to fly US Army Air Corps aircraft during WWII. Jacqueline Cochran was director of the 1074 women who earned wings and flew 60 million miles for the US Army Air Corps between November 17, 1942 and December 7, 1944. From light aircraft, the WASPs advanced quickly to fly every air corps aircraft in use at the time. With the exception of aerial gunnery and formation flying, these women received the same training as the male pilots. WASPs ferried planes, towed targets, flew tracking, simulated bombing missions, performed radio control, flight tested aircraft, gave instrument instruction and performed many other duties. Their work allowed more men to participate in aviation combat roles.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Bernice Falk Haydu, Gift, 1987, 1987-0077, not NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Miss Fifinella (Fictitious character)  Search this
Women and the military  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Rosters
Photographs
Songbooks
Newsletters
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0077
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0077

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