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William Mitchell Photographs

Identifier: SC 01096

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Scope and Contents

Photographs of 1921 bombing trials of a joint Air Service-United States Navy test of air power against ships at Langley Field, Va. The targets were German ships which were U. S. prizes from World War I and the decommissioned U.S.S. Alabama. The bombing was encouraged and publicized by Brig. Gen. William 'Billy' Mitchell. 13 black and white photographs.


  • Creation: 1921

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Processing Information:

Processed by Ellen Strong in 1995.

Guide to the William Mitchell Photographs
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository