Lieutenant Ahmed A. "Sammy" Rayner Negatives Collection
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0074
Dates:
1944-1945
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
Legal Folder (creased at 2nd score)
Repository:
This collection consists of forty 4 by 5 inch b/w copy negatives relating to the 477th Bombardment Group training activities in the United States, May 1944 to January 1945.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of forty 4 by 5 inch b/w copy negatives that appear to have been copied from US Army Air Forces (USAAF) photographs in a (or removed from a) scrapbook; most clearly show USAAF unit photographer markings at the lower edge. All images relate to the 477th Bombardment Group training activities in the United States, May 1944 to January 1945.

Arrangement
Arrangement
None

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lieutenant Ahmed A. "Sammy" Rayner, Jr. (died 1990) was a decorated USAF bomber pilot and original Tuskegee Airman, assigned to the 616th Bombardment Squadron. Rayner was from an African-American family of Chicago funeral directors, A. A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Home (noted for providing funeral services for Emmett Till), and later served as a Chicago alderman for the 6th Ward.

Administration
Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Joseph Hardy?, Gift, 1982, NASM.1993.0074
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2021.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Lieutenant Ahmed A. "Sammy" Rayner Negatives Collection, NASM.1993.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
This material was found inside of the
Black Wings
Exhibit and Book Collectio, NASM.1993.0060 in 2021 when that collection was being processed and put online via SOVA by Melissa Keiser.

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Keywords
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World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Rayner, Ahmed A. "Sammy", Jr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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