United States. Army. Air Service. 2d Pursuit Group. 139th Aero Squadron Search this
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This collection consists of a photograph album relating to Russell L. Maughan, covering the period from 1917 through 1929. There are images detailing his World War I experience, aerial photos of cities in upstate New York, and photos relating to air races Maughan participated in.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a photograph album relating to Russell L. Maughan, covering the period from 1917 through 1929. There are images detailing his World War I experience, including a photo of the 139th Squadron personnel in France, individual photos of 139th pilots in front of their SPAD aircraft, as well as aerial photos of front lines in France in 1917 or 1918. There are also a number of aerial photos of cities in upstate New York, and photos relating to air races Maughan participated in including: the 1919 Transcontinental Air Race; 1922 Pulitzer Trophy race at Selfridge Field. Michigan; and the 1924 "Dawn to Dusk" transcontinental flight. There are also a substantial number of the photographs that are not related to his aviation career, but show his familial events.
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Russell L. Maughan (1893-1958) graduated from the Utah Agricultural College in 1917 and was a command pilot and combat observer for the United States Army Air Corps. Maughan served in the 139th Aero Squadron in France during World War I, and after the war participated in a number of air races and events, including the 1922 Pulitzer Trophy Race, which he won flying a Curtiss R-6 Army Racer. In 1924, Maughan flew a Curtiss PW-8 Hawk on the historic "Dawn to Dusk" transcontinental flight when he left Mitchel Field, Long Island, New York in the morning and reached Crissy Field, San Francisco, California, by that evening.
Russell L. Maughan, gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0228
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