Guide to the Walter Henry, World War I Private, 77th Aero Squadron Papers 1918, 1945 MG 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 Papers
1918, 1945
MG 1580
The New Jersey Historical Society
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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
Dates 1918, 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

Box Folder Title Date
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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