Aviation Section, U.S. Army Signal Corps Love Field Scrapbook [Economy]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0003
Creators:
Economy, Anas Tommy
Dates:
1917-1920
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.28 Cubic feet
1 flatbox
Repository:
Anas Tommy Economy (born Anastasios Economou) served in the Aviation Section, US Army Signal Corps. This collection consists of a photo album documenting the years from 1917 to 1920 when he was stationed at Love Field, Texas with the 868th Aero Squadron at the Aviation Repair Depot.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a photo album documenting the years from 1917 to 1920 when Anas Tommy Economy (Anastasios Economou) was stationed at Love Field, Texas with the 868th Aero Squadron at the Aviation Repair Depot. The album measures approximately 15.5 by 11.25 inches and features a black leather-type cover and a string-tie binding. The album contains approximately 155 black and white photographs of varying sizes and includes some caption information and personal recollections by Economy. The photographs show daily life at Love Field; aircraft maintenance operations; various aircraft crashes; aerial photographs of the Dallas, Texas area; and photographs of Economy and his family. Aircraft shown in the photographs include the Martin (Glenn L.) (MB-1) GMB-M Night Bomber; Dayton Wright DH-4; Thomas-Morse MB-3; Curtiss JN (Jenny); and the Caproni Ca.3. The collection also contains a disc with scans of the entire album and a disc with a detailed biography of Anas Tommy Economy.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Anas Tommy Economy (born Anastasios Economou) emigrated from Greece to the United States in 1912 at the age of eight. Economy attended Detroit Technical college for a year and later obtained a degree by correspondence in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. Economy worked for the Great Northern Railway and Dodge Brothers Company before enlisting in the Aviation Section, US Army Signal Corps in 1917 where he was stationed at Love Field, Texas with the 868th Aero Squadron at the Aviation Repair Depot. During his time at Love Field, Economy was promoted to sergeant first class. Economy remained at Love Field until he was transferred to San Antonio Intermediate Air Depot in 1921. Economy was injured in a large hangar fire at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma and retired from the military in 1947 at the rank of colonel while still under treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. During his military service, Economy was the recipient of the American Defense Service Medal; the American Theater Service Medal; the American Campaign Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal. Anas Tommy Economy died in 1987 at the age of 89.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described (2014) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Constantina Economou, Gift, 2014, NASM.2015.0003

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
Aviation Section, U.S. Army Signal Corps Love Field Scrapbook [Economy], NASM.2015.0003, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Love Field, Texas Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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