Mary (Platt) MacKinnon WWII aircraft scrapbook collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains various scrapbook materials collected by Mary (Platt) MacKinnon (1879-1966). The bulk of this collection is made up of several scrapbook pages that contain informative magazine clippings of various World War II military aircraft (1942). Other items in this collection include military aircraft posters.
- 1939 - 1942
- Majority of material found in 1942 - 1942
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
Biographical / Historical
Mary (Platt) MacKinnon (1879-1966) was the aunt of Robert Milton Platt (1920-1995). She was from Coopersville, Michigan. When Robert Platt joined the United States Army Air Force in early 1942 and flew military airplanes during World War II, Mary became very interested in learning to identify the various war aircraft. She maintained a scrapbook of magazine/newspaper clippings that provided facts and information about military aircraft. Some of these clippings were sent from Robert during the war.
Robert Platt served throughout the war flying missions over France, Italy, and Germany. He piloted several different aircraft during World War II for the U.S. Air Force. Later, Robert left the military, married Alice Rivers (who was serving as a Women's Army Corps lieutenant), and became a practicing attorney in Williamston, Michigan. Robert Platt passed away in 1995 and is buried in Coopersville, Michigan.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
This collection contains the personal scrapbook of Mary (Platt) MacKinnon, aunt of WWII pilot Robert Platt. The scrapbook collection includes scrapbook pages with information about various WWII military planes as well as posters and maps.
This collection is arranged by material type.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This scrapbook collection was the gift of Mary Platt.
A portion of the materials has been created as a separate collection in order to preserve the unity of the subject matter of the collection.
Separated materials can be found in the Mary (Platt) MacKinnon movie poster collection.
- Military aircraft. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War (1939-1945) -- United States -- Equipment and supplies -- Pictorial works. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War II Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mary (Platt) MacKinnon WWII aircraft scrapbook collection
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