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Sarris (Frank J) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.10124  
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: Frank J. Sarris Personal Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10124
    Physical Description: .75 Cubic Feet Two boxes of naval documents, newspapers, navigation notebook; photographs, logbooks, and air navigation charts mostly from the 1940s to the 1960s. The collection contains one 12.25”x10.25”x5” box and one 18.5”x13.5”x3”
    Date (bulk): bulk
    Abstract: Frank Sarris served as a pilot in the United States Navy during both WWII (Pacific) and the Korean Conflict. He retired as a U.S. Navy LCDR in 1964, after spending 25 years in the service.

    Biographical / Historical

    Frank John Sarris was born on December 8, 1917 in New Port, Rhode Island. He married Carmella Virgadamo and had three daughters. Sarris served as a pilot in the United States Navy during both WWII (Pacific) and the Korean Conflict. He retired as a U.S. Navy LCDR in 1964, after spending 25 years in the service. Carmella passed on May 21, 1993, leaving behind Frank, their three daughters, and eight grandchildren. Four years later, on January 26, 1997, Frank passed at the age of 79.
    He was buried at Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita, California on January 29, 1997 with full military honors.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains one 12.25”x10.25”x5” box and one 18.5”x13.5”x3” box of naval documents, newspapers, navigation notebook; photographs, logbooks, and air navigation charts mostly from the 1940s to the 1960s.
    The two logbooks identified as LB 291 A and LB 291 B will be placed in the logbook collection in box LB 291 A-B.

    Related Materials

    Lockheed Constellation aircraft files.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States Navy
    Lockheed Aircraft
    USS Sangamon
    Lockheed R7V-1 Super Constellation
    Sarris, Frank