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Chadderdon (Gerald D.) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.10210  
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Description
Gerald D. Chadderdon was born on October 9, 1922 in Friendship, New York but grew up in Olean, NY. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force as a cadet in 1942 and did basic training at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. He graduated the summer of 1944 from the Army Air Forces Pilot School in Craig Field, Selma, Alabama as part of the Class 44-F. It was then that he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and received his "Silver Wings." He was a First Pilot in heavy bombers during the final stages of World War II, and was honorably discharged in 1945 after 32 months service.
Background
Gerald D. Chadderdon was born on October 9, 1922 in Friendship, New York but grew up in Olean, NY. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force as a cadet in 1942 and did basic training at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. He graduated the summer of 1944 from the Army Air Forces Pilot School in Craig Field, Selma, Alabama as part of the Class 44-F. It was then that he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and received his "Silver Wings." He was a First Pilot in heavy bombers during the final stages of World War II, and was honorably discharged in 1945 after 32 months service.
Extent
.3 Cubic Feet Additional items were received that are in the possession of the Curatorial Department, and are listed at the end of this Finding Guide. The remaining two boxes are made up mostly of personal documents from Chadderdon's time as a student, and as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force, and includes a collection of photographs over the period 1942 to 1970. There is also a variety of informational brochures, pamphlets and manuals. Additional items were received that are in the possession of the Curatorial Department, and are listed at the end of this Finding Guide. The remaining two boxes are made up mostly of personal documents from Chadderdon's time as a student, and as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force, and includes a collection of photographs over the period 1942 to 1970. There is also a variety of informational brochures, pamphlets and manuals. The collection consists of two 10" x 5" x 11" flip-top archival boxes.
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