Guide to the Grant Ward papers
Amanda G. DeWilde
Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public LibraryCopyright 2017
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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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.
Collection is open for research.
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.
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).
[Identification of item], Grant Ward papers, MC 39, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.