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George Conrad Schnitzer (1894 -1925) was the Chief Radio Operator of the USS Shenandoah. Schnitzer enlisted in the Navy in 1912 and was killed in the USS Shenandoah crash of 1925.

Identifier

NASM.2002.0030

Creator

Schnitzer, George C., 1894-1925

Date

undated

Provenance

George C. Schnitzer, Gift, 2002

Extent

0.3 Cubic feet ((1 box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Clippings

Letters

Postcards

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the following material relating to George Schnitzer and the USS Shenandoah: two newspaper articles from 1925; twelve photographs of the USS Shenandoah crew and the USS Shenandoah and its hangar; four letters written by Schnitzer to family members; and seven photo postcards, some hand-tinted, showing the USS Shenandoah, USS Los Angeles, and other related scenes.

Genre/Form

Clippings

Letters

Postcards

Photographs

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. Navy -- Aviation

ZR-1 Shenandoah (Airship)

Topics Airships
Radio in aeronautics
Aeronautics

Citation

George Schnitzer USS Shenandoah Collection, Accession 2002-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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