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John E. Tynan enlisted in the Army Air Corps as a private in 1916. He served in France with the 26th Aero Squadron of the A.E.F. during 1917 and 1918, leaving the service as a lieutenant.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0015

Creator

Tynan, John E.

Date

1916-1974

bulk 1916-1918

Provenance

John E. Tynan, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0015, NASM

Extent

0.2 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Newsletters

Aerial photographs

Clippings

Photographs

Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook documents Tynan's career in aviation, through training and active duty with photographs of personnel, activities and equipment. This includes aerial photographs of of France, and also numberous photographs of German, French, British, Italian and American aircraft, the cannon "Big Bertha" and numerous photographs documenting battlefields and trenches. Also included are many photographs of wrecked aircraft, bomb-damaged cathedrals, and towns such as Rheims, Belleau Wood, and Momarte. Also included are copies of 'PLANE NEWS': The air service letter of the A.E.F.', newspaper articles reprinting Tyran's letters recounting his training and service in France, and newspaper clippings from the time of his retirement, recounting his experiences as Chancellor at the American Embassy in Tokyo and his travel agency business.

Genre/Form

Newsletters

Aerial Photographs

Clippings

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. 26th Aero Squadron

United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces

Tynan, John E.

Topics Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics
Aerial photography
Flight training
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations
World War, 1914-1918

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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