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Yingst (John Leonard) papers
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The John Leonard Yingst papers are comprised of his pilot's flying logbooks, service records, identification documents, and photographs gathered during his time as a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary. Material relates to airplane ferrying operations of the Air Transport Auxiliary in Great Britain during World War II.
John Leonard Yingst was born May 21, 1915, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He joined the Air Transport Auxiliary on January 16, 1941, and served as a flying officer until April 15, 1945. During this time he was responsible for ferrying military aircraft in Great Britain. After terminating his contract with the Air Transport Auxiliary, he returned home to Pennsylvania.
1 manuscript box (0.4 Linear Feet)
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