94th Aero Squadron Photographs [Sieurin]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0041
Creators:
Sieurin, Oke
Dates:
bulk 1917-1919
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 21 black and white photographs (1917-1919) relating to the 94th Aero Squadron during World War I, and one postcard of the Smithsonian Castle, postmarked 1917. The photographs include shots of aces Harvey Weir Cook, Reed M. Chambers, Gervais Rauol Lufbery, and Eddie Rickenbacker, as well as other 94th personnel, officers quarters, the aerodromes, and their Nieuport 28 C1 and SPAD XIII (S.13) aircraft. There are also two photographs relating to Quentin Roosevelt, one of his grave and one of his crash. The photographs are captioned on the back by Oke Sieurin, Cook's aircraft maintenance technician during the war.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The 94th Aero Squadron, one of the first World War I American pursuit squadrons to operate over the Western Front and see combat, was highly publicized in American print media and became one of the most famous squadrons in the United States Army Air Service. Organized at Kelly Field, Texas, in August 1917, by April 1918 the 94th was stationed at the Gengault Aerodrome near Toul, France, where it began operations. The squadrons produced eight aces, including Harvey Weir Cook, Reed M. Chambers, Gervais Rauol Lufbery, and Eddie Rickenbacker. The aircraft fuselage insignia for the 94th Aero Squadron was the "Hat in the Ring."

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donald Sieurin Sr., Gift, 2016

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
94th Aero Squadron Photographs [Sieurin], Accession 2016-0041 , 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 -- Aerial operations Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
94th Aero Squadon Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lufbery, Raoul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
https://airandspace.si.edu/archives