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Joyce A. Burt First World War correspondence

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2017-515-w

Content Description

This collection contains 4 correspondence between doctors and nurses at a mental hospital for shell-shocked veterans during and after the First World War. The letters specifically reference the reporting of the death of a Major Gervais Lufbery, the United States' first flying Ace. The information was sent to the Air Force Museum by the donor's ex-husband. Also contains one eyewitness account.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

Gift of Joyce A. Burt

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1918 May 27 - 1974 May 10
  • Majority of material found within 1918 May 27 - 1918 September 13
  • Majority of material found within 1974 March 8 - 1974 May 10

Extent

.08 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Inventory

4 correspondence 1 eyewitness account