National Air and Space Museum Archives

Lieutenant Earle Nichols World War I Photograph Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1996.0010
Creators:
Nichols, Earle
Dates:
1918-1919
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
(2 folders)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 45 photographs relating to Nichols and the 163rd Aero Squadron. The images include: aerial views of air fields; 2nd Day Bombardment Group photographs and group photographs of the 163rd and the 100th Aero squadrons; wrecked aircraft; air-to-air photographs of aircraft and dirigibles; and ground shots of aircraft, mostly De Havilland DH-4s, and air fields. There is also a photo of the 2nd Day Bombardment Group Insignia.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lt. Earle Nichols was part of the 163rd Aero Squadron, which was a De Havilland DH-4 squadron for the 2nd Day Bombardment Group. This Group was organized on 1 November 1918 and was Major George E. Reinburg's first Air Service command at the Front. The group was ready for operations by 9 November but bad weather prevented them from flying any bombing missions before the Armistice.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David Mayhew, gift, 1995, 1996-0010, unknown

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
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

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General
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Keywords
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World War, 1914-1918 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerial photography Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air pilots Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Nichols, Earle Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Air Service. 2d Day Bombardment Group Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Air Service. 2d Day Bombardment Group. 163rd Aero Squadron Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Air Service. 2d Day Bombardment Group. 100th Aero Squadron Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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