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Taster (William) Personal Papers
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Box 1 of 2

 

Series I: Personal Records

 

Archival Box 1 of 1

Physical Description: 1. 3 panoramic graduation photos: St. Catherine’s Military School, 1944; Los Angeles High School, 1949; Los Angeles City College, 1951. 2. “Book of Instructions For Students, Compliments of Eddie Martin’s Airport,” Santa Ana, Calif. (reproduction). 3. Magazine article, “The Lady of Sequoia,” Air Clues, May 1984. 4. Book, “Tiger Tales,” by Milt Miller, 1984 (autographed by author to Bill Tascher). 5. “I’ve got wings!” safety training booklet published by US Army Air Forces. 6. Two AAF issued silk maps: No. 32 French Indo China; Lower Burma and Siam. 7. Tascher’s “Short Snorter” with 16 pieces of paper currency from the US, India, Indochina, China, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Russia. 8. Three patches from various units Tascher was associated with. 9. Three decals. 10. Eleven various ID cards. 11. Three Enlisted Men’s Club ticket stubs. 12. One postcard. 13. One “Rejected or Condemned Tag.’ 14. One fake $10 bill. 15. Three miniature copies of DD214.
 

Folder 1 – Horace Mann Junior High School Graduation program, 1934

 

Folder 2 – Hoover High School Graduation program, 1939

 

Series II: Correspondence

 

Folder 3 – Personal Letters

Physical Description: Six Letters to younger brother, John Tascher, Aug 14, 1943 – July 30, 1944.
 

Series III: Military career-related material

 

Folder 4 – Squadron 57 Roster, April 17, 1943

 

Folder 4 – Squadron 57 Roster, April 17, 1943

 

Folder 6 – Fort Sumner AAF Pilot School, graduation class 44-A, Jan. 7, 1944

 

Folder 7 – St. Catherine’s Military School, graduation ceremony, 1946

 

Folder 8 – Advanced Training Records, January 1944 to October 1944

 

Folder 9 – Orders, 1943 to 1945

 

Folder 10 – Orders, January 7, 1944 to November 8, 1945

 

Folder 11 – Individual Flight Record, August 1943 to September 1945

 

Folder 12 – Administrative Records, January 1944 to October 1945 1. Purple Heart Citation June 3, 1945.

 

Folder 13 - William V. Tascher 4th Air Force, September 1945 to 1953 Reserves

 

Folder 14 – AAF Certificate of Appreciation

 

Folder 15 – VA Benefits, 1946-47

 

Folder 16 – 22nd Bomb Squad Association

 

Folder 17 – 14th Air Force Association

 

Folder 18 – Photocopied diary of Lt. Clifford G. Schillinger, 491st Bomb Squad (M) AAF, 1943-44

 

Folder 20 – Line-crossing certificates 1. “Benevolent Order of Misfortunate Yankees,” Nov. 12, 1945. (Oversized). 2. “Brotherhood of Argentia Foreign Legion,” Jan. 21, 1955.

 

Series IV: Photographs

 

Folder 21 – Copies of B-25 “Wabash Cannonball” Crash removal, Sept. 2006

 

Folder 22 – Photographs

 

Series V: Newspapers

 

Folder 23 – Roundup Newspapers Two Roundup Newspapers, June 22, 1944 and Aug. 23, 1945.

 

Folder 24 – Newspaper Clippings Two newspaper clipping on Flying Tigers “Active Duty” status, July 6 and 7, 1991.

 

Series VI – Charts

 

Folder 25 - Two Aeronautical Flight Charts, San Diego and Los Angeles, 1954

 

Box 2 of 2

 

Series VI: Albums

Physical Description: 1. Scrapbook, 1942-1945. 2. Photo album, wood covers titled, “U.S. Army Air Force.” Mid-1940s. 3. Picture book, “Chennault’s Flying Tigers, A Commemorative History of the American Volunteer Group, China Air Task Force, 1941-1945.” 4. Picture book, “Chennault’s Flying Tigers, A Commemorative History of the American Volunteer Group, China Air Task Force, 1941-1945. Vol. II.” 5. Yearbook, “Torque, A.A.F. Basic Flying School, Pecos Army Flying School, Pecos, Texas, Class 44-A.” (Cover is deteriorating and covered with wax paper). 6. San Diego State College yearbook, “Del Sudoeste, 1941.” 7. San Diego State College yearbook, “Del Sudoeste, 1940.” 8. Hoover High School yearbook, “Dias Cardinales, 1939.”