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Williams, J. Wallace (First World War correspondence)
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This collection contains the correspondence from Lt. J. Wallace Williams, AEF, to his parents during the First World War. The collection also contains three newspaper clippings and three photographs.
Colonel John Wallace Williams, American Expeditionary Forces (2/27/1897 - ) was born in Franklin County, Kansas and flew with the AEF during the First World War, arriving in France July 1918 and returning home March 1919. As a scout, he flew a 300 mile mission in two hours forty minutes over France and Germany, but spent most of his time joy riding a small plane called a Newport and enjoying the chateaus at which he stayed with a French officer's family. After the war, he married Leona B. Curry on September 8, 1928 and had two children, Dimma and John, Jr. He later became a flight instructor for the military as a Colonel and even swore in his own son to begin flight training.
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