Alan H. Nichols Biographical Material

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0047
Creators:
Nichols, Alan H., -1918
Dates:
1917-1918
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a manuscript, 'Letters Home From the Lafayette Flying Corps,' comprised of Alan's correspondence during the war, his brother Jack's journal, newspaper articles, and sympathy letters to Alan's parents from his friends after his death; two letters from Alan Nichols to W.H. Nichols, September 8 and November 21, 1917; and five photographs taken by Alan in France, circa 1917.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alan H. Nichols (189 -1918) was a student volunteer for the Standford ambulance corps during World War I. Within six months Nichols switched over to the French aviation service, where he flew a SPAD for the Escadrille 85. He was cited twice and was awarded the Medaille Militarie posthumous. Nichols died of an abdomen wound he received during a patrol run between Compiegne and Soissons in 1918.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Alan and Nancy Nichols, unknown, 1992, 1992-0047, Donor

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Donor holds copyright on materials.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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World War, 1914-1918 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Nichols, Alan H., -1918 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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