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Williams (Robert M.) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.10158  
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Description
Robert Williams served as a pilot for the U.S. Army during World War I, after which he held multiple aviation jobs and continued to serve in the Reserve in World War II as a Colonel.
Background
Robert M. Williams, born in 1898, received his pilot license while in the Army during World War I, and later served with the 158th Aero Pursuit Squadron in France. After his discharge, Robert was hired as a test pilot, aerobatic instructor, barnstormer, and an air mail pilot. He was summoned from the Air Corps Reserve in World War II as a full Colonel. With the end of World War II, Williams resided in Phoenix, Arizona until his death in 1971. Photos from his collection depict much of his time spent in France with his unit.
Extent
0.45 Cubic Feet one box measuring 15 ¼ x 10 ¼ x 5 inches.
Restrictions
Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.