Captain Walter J. Seaborn World War I Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2003.0053
Creators:
Seaborn, Walter J. Captain, 1892-
Dates:
bulk 1917-1919
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.63 Cubic feet
(1 legal document box, 1 slim letter document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of original papers documenting Captain Walter Seaborn's World War I service, especially his duties relating to the Army Air Service's evaluation, procurement, and transfer of German aircraft and equipment to the United States after the war. The following types of material are included in the collection: correspondence, memorandums, reports, photographs, passenger lists, resumes, supply receipts, rosters, notes, publications, and military orders.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Captain Walter J. Seaborn (1892-19??) attended high school and the Western Military Academy in Illinois. He attended several different business schools before graduating from the University of California with a law degree in 1912. In 1917, after having held a variety of jobs and traveling, Seaborn joined the Army Air Service and was assigned to Kelly Field. He was promoted to Commanding Officer of the 25th Aero Squadron and ordered overseas, to England and then to France. In France, Seaborn worked as the Liaison Officer between the Technical Section SOS and the Zone of Advance. In 1918, Seaborn was promoted to captain and after the war he transferred to the 3rd Army where his duty was to secure types of all available German aircraft for shipment to the United States for further evaluation.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Helen Seaborn Hopson, Gift, 2003

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Captain Walter J. Seaborn World War I Collection, Accession 2003-0053, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
World War, 1914-1918 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Germany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enemy property Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Memorandums Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Resumes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Seaborn, Walter J. Captain, 1892- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Air Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Air Service. 25th Aero Squadron Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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