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|Title:||Walter Henry, World War I Private, 77th Aero Squadron Papers|
|Abstract:||This collection consists of two letters written by Walter W. Henry to his aunt and uncle, dated 1918, and a discharge certificate, dated 1945.|
|Quantity:||0.01 linear feet (1 folder)|
|Collection Number:||MG 1580|
Walter W. Henry, a Private of the 77th Aero Squadron, Air Service, United States Army, enlisted on December 14, 1917 and received an honorable discharge on December 5, 1918.
This collection consists of two letters written by Walter W. Henry to his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Davis. The first letter is dated March 17, 1918, while the second letter is dated May 15, 1918. Also included in the collection is his discharge certificate, issued by the United States government on October 6, 1945.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Davis, Millard, Mrs.|
|Henry, Walter W.|
|United States. Army. 77th Aero Squadron|
|World War, 1914-1918.|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1580, Walter Henry Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Gift of Mrs. Robert Henry, April 2003.
Letters and Discharge Certificate
|1||1||Outgoing letter: to "Dear Aunt," [i.e. Mrs. Millard Davis], Paterson, New Jersey. Explaining his military transfer from Waco, Texas to Ft. Worth, Texas, describing his training to become an aerial gunner and the responsibilities that come along with the position.||1918 Mar. 17|
|1||1||Outgoing letter: to "Dear Aunt and Uncle" [i.e. Mr. and Mrs. Millard Davis], Paterson, New Jersey. Reporting that he has been interviewed by his Major as a potential candidate for ground school in order to become a non-commissioned flier, saying that he has visited Dallas, "the best town in the Southwest," and inquiring into the state of affairs in New Jersey.||1918 May 15|
|1||1||Discharge certificate: Enlisted on December 14, 1917, received an honorable discharge on December 5, 1918, by reason of "demobilization." Although his discharge occurred in 1918, this document was not issued until 1945.||1945 Oct. 6|
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