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Mathias Peter Kashuba enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Service in December 1917. He served with the 4th Company, 2nd Regiment at the Second Air Instructional Center (2d AIC) at Tours Aerodrome, France, and was likely connected to the Aerial Photography School there. Kashuba was honorably discharged at the rank of corporal in June 1919.

Identifier

NASM.2019.0060

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2019. Digital assets attached by Allan Janus, 2020.

Creator

Kashuba, Mathias Peter

Date

1918-1919

Provenance

Adam Kashuba, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0060

Extent

0.18 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)

Summary

This collection consists of approximately 0.18 cubic feet of black and white photographs pertaining to Mathias Peter Kashuba's service at the Second Air Instructional Center (2d AIC) in Tours, France, during World War I.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of approximately 0.18 cubic feet of black and white photographs pertaining to Mathias Peter Kashuba's service at the Second Air Instructional Center (2d AIC) in Tours, France, during World War I. There is one set of captioned photographs which measure approximately 12 x 9 inches each that shows many aspects of life at Tours Aerodrome and which was likely put together by the Aerial Photography School there. These photographs show personnel, facilities, and operations on base. There are additional photographs of various sizes in the collection, many of which were possibly taken by Kashuba or his colleagues and others that are of the type generally collected by those who served in World War I. These photographs include aerial views of various areas of France, views of local citizens and notable locations, views of areas damaged by bombing, personnel, equipment, and aircraft including the SPAD XIII (S.13) and Sopwith Camel. Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.

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.

Topics Aeronautics
World War, 1914-1918
Aerial photography
Air pilots
Airplanes
Photographs

Citation

Second Air Instructional Center (2d AIC) Photographs [Kashuba], NASM.2019.0060, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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