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    31st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (Smith) Collection, 1943-1945
     
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    Creator: 
    Smith, James
    Title: 
    31st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (Smith) Collection, 1943-1945
    Phy. Description: 
    0.29 cubic feet (1 flatbox)
    Bio / His Notes: 
    The Thirty First Photo Reconnaissance Squadron was activated in August of 1943 and deactivated in November 1945. The Squadron's campaigns included the following: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; and Central Europe. The Squadron won a Distinguished Unit Citation in 1944. James Smith was an enlisted man for this unit.
    Summary: 
    This collection includes the following material gathered by James Smith: photo album containing Smith's handwritten diary, photographs, postcards, currency, and maps; a printed copy of Smith's diary; a song, "Ballad of Thirty First;" and the booklet "The Story of the Thirty First Photo Reconnaissance Squadron."
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    Subject-Topical: 
    Aerial photography
    Aeronautics
    Aeronautics, Military
    World War, 1939-1945
    Subject-Name: 
    Smith, James
    United States. Army Air Forces. 31st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron.
    Form / Genre: 
    Scrapbooks
    Publications
    Repository Loc: 
    National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560
    Local Number: 
    1999-0018
    Item Information
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    National Air & Space Museum Archives1999-0018Add Copy to MyList

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