Dale B. Sigler Early Naval Aviation Scrapbook
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0295
Creators:
Sigler, Dale Butler, 1885-1965
Dates:
Circa 1911-1912
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.51 Cubic feet
1 flat box
Repository:
Dale Butler Sigler (1885--1965) joined the US Navy in April 1908 and became part of the Aviation Corps in the summer of 1911 as one of the first group of aviation mechanics. This scrapbook was compiled by Dale Butler Sigler and consists of photographs, drawings, and ephemera regarding the early days of US Naval aviation.
This collection is in English.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This scrapbook was compiled by Dale Butler Sigler prior to his death in 1965, and consists of photographs, drawings, and ephemera regarding the early days of US Naval aviation. In addition to Sigler, prominent figures in naval aviation shown in the scrapbook include John Rodgers; Theodore Gordon "Spuds" Ellyson; John H. Towers; Victor Daniel Herbster; and Glenn Hammond Curtiss. Aircraft shown in the scrapbook include the Wright (Co) Model B, US Navy Aircraft; Curtiss A-1 (AH-1); and Curtiss A-2 (Owl, E-1, AX-1). The scrapbook also includes information on the first two Navy airfields: Greenfield Point, Maryland and North Island, San Diego Bay, California. The scrapbook also contains a four-page biography of Dale B. Sigler and his career in naval aviation.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dale Butler Sigler (1885--1965) joined the US Navy in April 1908 and became part of the Aviation Corps in the summer of 1911 as one of the first group of aviation mechanics. Sigler left the US Navy in April 1912.

Administration
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
United States Navy, Gift, 1966, NASM.XXXX.0295.
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2021.

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
Dale B. Sigler Early Naval Aviation Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0295, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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