Scope and Contents
Papers, 1942-1949, of Samuel Robison of Alabama, an officer in the Army Air Force based in the United States during World War II. Robison was frequently restationed throughout Texas and California during the war, holding positions at Brooks Field, Ellington Field, Randolph Field, Blackland Army Air Base, Kelly Field, Stinson Field, San Bernardino Army Air Field, Santa Ana Army Air Base, and elsewhere. The collection includes extensive records documenting Robison's reassignments and responsibilities.
During his service, Robison's wife gave birth to two children, which is documented by a number of letters that Mary Robison wrote to her husband as well as Robison's formal requests for leaves of absense. Following the war, Robison volunteered to serve as an officer in the Reserve Corps, which the collection documents up until 1949. Other notable materials in the collection include photographs of Robison during the war years, financial records such as a war ration book, poll tax receipts for Robison's home state of Alabama, and educational materials documenting Robison's participation in the G.I. Bill.
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