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Creators:
Sanford, Robert S., 1897-1981
Dates:
bulk 1917-1970
Size:
0.55 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 folder in oversized box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0063
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material relating to both Robert S. Sanford's World War I service and his work in Alaska with the US Bureau of Mines. The material relating to his service with the 139th Aero Squadron includes the following: a series of over 100 letters from Sanford to his family from 1917-1919, chronicling his entry into the military, training stateside, his overseas deployment and service in the Toul sector; nine photographs of Sanford in uniform or of aircraft in France; a May 4, 1918 copy of "Plane News"; and a small brown diary with entries written by Sanford from 1917 to 1918.