Guide to the Walter Henry, World War I Private, 77th Aero Squadron Papers1918, 1945MG 1580

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Access Points

Administrative Information

Container List

Letters and Discharge Certificate

Guide to the Walter Henry, World War I Private, 77th Aero Squadron Papers1918, 1945MG 1580Inventory prepared by Shawn Ryan Rosa.

Guide to the Walter Henry, World War I Private, 77th Aero Squadron Papers
1918, 1945

MG 1580



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Inventory prepared by Shawn Ryan Rosa.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. December 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Walter Henry
Title: Walter Henry, World War I Private, 77th Aero Squadron Papers
Dates1918, 1945
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

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Content Note

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.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Davis, Millard
Davis, Millard, Mrs.
Henry, Walter W.
Subject Organizations:
United States. Army. 77th Aero Squadron
Subject Topics:
World War, 1914-1918.
Subject Places:
Paterson (N.J.)
Document Types:
Certificates.
Correspondence (letters)
Subject Occupations
Soldiers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1580, Walter Henry Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Robert Henry, April 2003.

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Container List

 

Letters and Discharge Certificate

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Outgoing 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
11Outgoing 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
11Discharge 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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