Paul R. Stockton Scrapbook
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0283
Creators:
Stockton, Paul R., 1880-1919
Dates:
1916-1919
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
(1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection provides extensive documentation on the flying career of Paul R. Stockton from his entry into the New York Air National Guard through his service in France and Germany and eventual discharge in 1919. Included in this collection is documentation of the activies, personnel and equipment of Stockton's squadron, as well as are excellent aerial photographs of airplanes and before and after photographs of target areas. Many of the photographs show Marie, the Belgian police dog Stockton raised during the war. (Marie later appeared in motion pictures with Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino and others). One image is purportedly from one of the aircraft of Baron von Richtofen's "Flying Circus." Also included in this scrapbook are certificates of Stockton's appointments to corporal and to 1st lieutenant, hotel menus, copies of leaflets dropped by US aviators behind the German lines, examples of European currency, train and bus tickets, fabric swatches from aircraft, Stockton's pilot license and other such ephemera.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paul R. Stockton (1880-1962) enlisted in the Signal Corps from 1906-1909 and served in Cuba and Puerto Rico. He made his first flight in 1916 as a member of the First Aero Company, New York State National Guard at Mineola, New York. In 1917 Stockton was ordered overseas and served as the Commanding Officer of the 12th Aero Squadron of the American Expeditionary Forces. Stockton was discharged in 1919, and was later a member of the Early Birds.

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World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Stockton, Paul R., 1880-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richthofen, Manfred,, Freiherr von,, 1892-1918 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York. National Guard. First Aero Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Air Service. 12th Aero Squadron Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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