Republic XP-47B Thunderbolt; Vought XF4U-1 Corsair; Stockton, Paul Richard; Military, USA, Army Air Service; Army Air Service, Units, 12th Aero Squadron; Wars and Conflicts, World War I (WWI). [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

Paul R. Stockton (1880-1962) enlisted in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1906. He made his first flight in 1916 at Mineola, New York as a member of the First Aero Company, New York State National Guard. In 1917 Stockton was ordered overseas, and served as commanding officer of the 12th Aero Squadron of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. He later compiled a scrapbook detailing his service before, during and immediately after World War I Loose scrapbook page with photographs of aircraft; top, color photomechanical reproduction of a photograph of the Vought XF4U-1 Corsair (BuNo 1443). Bottom, newspaper clipping dated January 7, 1942 of an article on the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt with a photograph of the Republic XP-47B Thunderbolt prototype (s/n 40-3051).

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  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Military Aircraft

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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