American Expeditionary Forces 69th Balloon Company Prints [Morgan Album]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1208
Creators:
Morgan , Fred
Dates:
1918
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.01 Cubic feet
legal folder
Repository:
This collection consists of nine copy prints of Fred Morgan and the 69th Balloon Company, American Expeditionary Forces, circa fall 1918.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of nine copy prints of Fred Morgan and the 69th Balloon Company, American Expeditionary Forces, circa fall 1918. The images include shots of balloons as well as members of the 69th Balloon Company, including Lieutenant Everett M. Dirksen.

Arrangement
Arrangement
No arrangment.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lieutenant Fred Morgan was a captive balloon observer with the 69th Balloon Company, 4th Army Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, on the Western Front during World War I. On October 30, 1918 Morgan was observing artillery fire on a German trench mortar when his balloon was shot down by a Fokker aircraft. Morgan jumped to safety in a parachute, landing in the Nonsard Woods, France. While jumping from the basket, Morgan sustained injuries for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2020.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fred M. Morgan, Gift, 1974, NASM.XXXX.1208

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
American Expeditionary Forces 69th Balloon Company Prints [Morgan Album], NASM.XXXX.1208, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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