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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
    Title: Grant Ward papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MC 39
    Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet (1 Archival Box)
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1983
    Abstract: Grant Ward (1918-1987) served as a commanding officer of the 3535th Navigator Training Wing at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento. This collection includes newsletters, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and other printed material documenting Grant Ward's service in the Army and Air Force from 1942-1973.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Biographical Note

    Born on Augues 10, 1918, in Minersville, Utah, Grant Ward joined the Army in November 1941. He fought in the Pacific Theater of WWII and after the war, served as an administrator in the Air Force in New York, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Brazil. Ward held communications positions with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) and AFCENT (Allied Forces Central Europe). In 1966, he transferred to Mather Air Force Base as commanding officer of the 3535th Navigator Training Wing. He and his wife Jane had three children: Ruth, Gerry and John. Ward retired from the military in 1973, remaining in the Sacramento area. He passed away in 1987.

    Scope and Contents

    The bulk of this collection is comprised of newsletters, correspondence, photographs, ephemera and other printed material documenting Grant Ward's service in the Army and Air Force from 1942-1973. Included are insignia patches and unit insignia on card mounts for the 3535th Navigator Training Wing squadrons, newletters from AFCENT School Brunnsum in the Netherlands, correspondence regarding tranfers, ephemera from Mather Air Force Base and Larchmont Homes in Rancho Cordova, and short runs of periodicals like Airman (1972,1973) and Commanders Digest (1970-1973).

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Grant Ward papers, MC 39, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.