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Descriptive Finding Guide for the Frank T. Courtney Personal Papers SDASM.SC.10031
SDASM.SC.10031  
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Description
Frank Courtney started his aviation career in 1913, flying in World War I, World War II, and serving in commercial and military aviation for decades. His collection contains IDs, passports, and journals from 1922-1971.
Background
Frank T. Courtney (1894-1982) was born in London and was one of the few aviators that could make the claim that he was there for it all. He started his career with an apprenticeship at the Grahame-White Aircraft Company in 1913 and attained his pilot’s certificate in August 1914 flying primitive box-kite airplanes. He attained the rank of Captain while serving in the Royal Flying Corps in WWI while flying in a Morane-Saulnier “Parasol.”
Extent
0.36 Cubic feet 1 Manuscript Box
Restrictions
Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.