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John H. Rogers 95th Aero Squadron Collection

Creator:
Rogers, John H.  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Correspondence
Memoirs
Date:
1917-1919, 1960s
Summary:
This collection consists of a photo album, a memoir, memorabilia, and military records and certificates pertaining to John H. Rogers and his service with the 95th Aero Squadron during World War I.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a nine by eleven inch photo album containing snapshots of the aircraft, including SPAD XIII (S.13) and Nieuport (France) 28; airfields; and personnel of the 95th Aero Squadron. The collection also contains a twenty-one page typewritten 1969 memoir by John Rogers, and a folder entitled, "World War I Memories of John H. Rogers, 1916-1918." This folder contains memorabilia including a program for dedication of the James Ely Miller Field, a 1971 letter from Eddie Rickenbacker to the widow of John Rogers, Rogers' military records and certificates, a First Reserve Aero Squadron Association newsletter, postcards and snapshots.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged according to type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
The 95th Aero Squadron, organized on August 20th, 1917, and demobilized on March 18th, 1919, was part of the 1st Pursuit Organization stationed in France on the Western Front during World War I. The squadron was assigned as a Day Pursuit (Fighter) Squadron and was the first American squadron to fly in combat, doing so on March 8th, 1918. The 95th Aero Squadron shot down 35 enemy aircraft and 12 observation balloons, participating in the following military campaigns: Champagne-Marne Defensive, Aisne-Marne Offensive, St. Mihiel Offensive and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Among the squadron's pilots were six air aces and Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt.
John H. Rogers (d. 1971) was a mechanic for the 95th Aero Squadron during World War I. Rogers was working for the Oldsmobile Motor Company in New York City as a mechanic in the Spring of 1917 when he quit his job and enlisted. On June 4, 1917, he was ordered to appear for duty. He trained as a solider at Wright Martin Flying Field in Mineola, New York, and in August of 1917 he sailed to France as part of the 2nd Reserve. In January 1918, he reported to the 95th Aero Squadron. He was Sergeant First Class and later promoted to Master Electrician (Me.E.) On February 14, 1919, he sailed back from France, arriving in New York on March 3, 1919, and was discharged from the Signal Corps Aviation Station in Mineola. After the war he worked as a mechanic in the garage business.
Provenance:
J. M. "Jack" Rogers, Gift, 2017, NASM.2017.0025
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 -- Aerial operations  Search this
95th Aero Squadron  Search this
SPAD XIII (S.13)  Search this
Nieuport (France) 28  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Correspondence
Memoirs
Citation:
John H. Rogers 95th Aero Squadron Collection, NASM.2017.0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0025
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John H. Rogers 95th Aero Squadron Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0025
Online Media:

27th Aero Squadron Scrapbook [Nathan Blumberg]

Creator:
Blumberg, Nathan  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service. 1st Pursuit Group. 27th Aero Squadron  Search this
Blumberg, Nathan  Search this
Luke, Frank, Jr.  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.14 Cubic feet ((1 14.5x11x1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1917-1973
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook was compiled by Nathan Blumberg who served with the 27th Aero Squadron. It contains photographs of members of the squadron, pictures of the graves of some of the pilots killed in action, pictures of planes (including Spad XIII, Donrad AR.2, Nieuport 28, and De Havilland DH-4) used in World War I and of France during the war. It also includes poems, newspaper articles on the squadron and on Lt. Luke and memorabilia of the squadron's reunions in 1966 and 1973. There are also newspaper clippings about Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker.
Biographical / Historical:
The 27th Aero Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, was chartered on 23 June 1917 and served in France during World War I. After training, the squadron embarked for Europe on 25 January 1918 and served at Toul, France. Among those serving in the 27th Aero Squadron was Lt. Frank Luke, Jr., who was killed in action and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Leonore B. Sheldon, gift, 1991, 1991-0028, 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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
SPAD XIII (S.13)  Search this
Dorand A.R. (Avion de Reconnaissance) Series  Search this
Nieuport (France) 28  Search this
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0028
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0028
Online Media:

97th Aero Squadron Notebook and Photo Album [Gamm]

Creator:
Gamm, Edward Joseph, 1893-1977.  Search this
Extent:
0.24 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Notebooks
Date:
1918
Summary:
This collection consists of a small pocket diary full of Edward Joseph Gamm's handwritten notes on various aspects of aircraft maintenance and a photo album assembled by Gamm containing photographs from his time in France serving with the 97th Aero Squadron.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a small pocket diary full of Edward Joseph Gamm's handwritten notes on various aspects of aircraft maintenance and a photo album assembled by Gamm containing photographs from his time in France. The photographs include images of 97th Aero Squadron personnel and facilities; aerial views of France; armament; aerial views of bombs being dropped; and aircraft including the Breguet Bre.14, de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4, and Nieuport 28 C1. The collection also contains a brief biographical sketch of Gamm compiled by the donor.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Joseph Gamm (1893-1977) served as an aircraft mechanic with the 97th Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in France during World War I.
Provenance:
Richard Stansell-Gamm, Gift, 2017, NASM.2017.0044
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
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4  Search this
Nieuport (France) 28  Search this
Breguet 14 (Military aircraft)  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Notebooks
Citation:
97th Aero Squadron Notebook and Photo Album [Gamm], NASM.2017.0044, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0044
See more items in:
97th Aero Squadron Notebook and Photo Album [Gamm]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0044
Online Media:

95th Aero Squadron Photographs

Creator:
Garrison, Herbert  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service. 1st Pursuit Group. 95th Aero Squadron  Search this
Garrison, Herbert  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1917-1918
Scope and Contents:
This donation consists of 23 images copied from a scrapbook which was loaned to the Archives Division by Walter Garrison. Mr. Garrison's father, Herbert Garrison, was a mechanic for the 95th Aero Squadron during World War I. These images, taken by Herbert Garrison, include shots of both aircraft and aviation personnel. The following aircraft are represented: Voisin VIII; Spad XIII; Nieuport 11, 17 and 28; Morane-Saulnier LA; Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.3B; and Fokker D.VI. In addition, there are two copy transparencies of a Red Cross postcard, stating that Garrison had arrived safely back in New York from the war.
Biographical / Historical:
The 95th Aero Squadron was organized on August 20th, 1917 and demobilized on March 18th, 1919. The 95th was part of the 1st Pursuit Organization and was stationed in France during World War I.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Walter Garrison, loaned for copying, 1998, 1998-0029, 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:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Voisin Aircraft Family  Search this
SPAD XIII (S.13)  Search this
Nieuport (France) 11 Monoplane  Search this
Nieuport (France) 17  Search this
Nieuport (France) 28  Search this
Morane-Saulnier Model LA (Mo.S.4)  Search this
RAF F.E.3 (A.E.1)  Search this
Fokker D.VI  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0029
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0029

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