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Chico Army Air Field Collection MSS.141
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Description
The collection consists of materials assembled by Nena Vartabedian Childs during and after her employment at the Post Exchange on the Chico Army Air Field base. The collection includes: correspondence, brochures, photos, newspaper clippings, memorabilia and publications: THE FLYER 1942-1945 incomplete, THE CLIPPER January 15, 1945.
Background
The Chico Army Air Field or Chico Army Flying School was located 5 miles north of Chico, Butte County, California during World War II. The base opened April 14, 1942 and closed December 31, 1945. Over 5,000 cadets and officers were instructed in basic and advance flight training. The city of Chico took over the property at its close.
Extent
1.7 Linear feet 2 Boxes
Restrictions
No restrictions.
Availability
Collection is open for research without restriction.