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Gardiner H. Fiske enlisted as a flying cadet in Boston on April 30, 1917, and had training at Chandler Field, Pennsylvania, before serving at Issoudon and Clermont-Ferrad, France during World War I. Fiske received his commission as 1st Lieutenant with the 20th Aero Squadron on January 27, 1918. One of Lt. Fiske war adventures was when acting as an observer, he was thrown from his cockpit 2000 feet in the air, miraculously landed in front of the vertical stabilizer, and managed to crawl back into the aircraft. Fiske, then a Major, was an Intelligence Officer for the Eighth Air Force during World War II.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0227

Creator

Fiske, Gardiner H.

Date

1917-1919

Provenance

Mrs. Gardiner H. Fiske, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0227, unknown

Extent

0.12 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Clippings

Correspondence

Maps

Photographs

Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents

This scrapbook holds photographs, maps, correspondence, military orders and newspaper clippings tracing the military career of Fiske. The scrapbook includes many photographs of Issoudon and Clermont-Ferrad taken during the war.

Genre/Form

Clippings

Correspondence

Maps

Photographs

Scrapbooks

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

United States. Army. Air Service. 20th Aero Squadron

Fiske, Gardiner H.

Topics World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics
World War, 1914-1918

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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