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Litt, Clinton L. Sacramento Air Depot scrapbook
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Description
Clinton L. Litt worked as a mechanic and painter at Sacramento Air Depot, McClellan Field (later McClellan Air Force Base) from 1942 to 1953. This scrapbook documents his employment at the depot, and contains employment paperwork, news clippings, ephemera, photographs and correspondence.
Background
Clinton L. Litt was born on September 4, 1890, in the small town of Claus in Stanislaus County, California. Clinton worked as a rancher for many years, and in the 1920s, operated a 900-acre ranch three miles east of Trigo that he owned with his brother, Alvin. Both brothers lived on the ranch with their families, including Clinton's wife, Maude, and his daughter, Lorene. By 1940, Litt had divorced and moved in with his mother in Modesto. In 1942, he moved to Sacramento to work at the Sacramento Air Depot, McClellan Field (later McClellan Air Force Base), as a General Mechanic's Helper. Litt joined a civilian workforce of nearly 20,000 engaged in war work at the installation, working his way up to Senior Aircraft Engine Mechanic and finishing up his career as a Painter and Doper. He resigned from McClellan Air Force Base in 1953 and passed away in Sacramento in June 1969.
Extent
.2 Linear Feet 1 Scrapbook
Availability
Collection is open for research.