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The Descriptive Finding Guide for the James Burr Hickman Personal Papers SDASM.SC.0018
SDASM.SC.0018  
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Description
Letters, documents and artifacts from James Burr Hickman, a member of the Army Air Corps in World War I who was killed in an air accident in Germany after the war.
Background
James Burr Hickman graduated from the US School of Military Aeronautics at the University of Illinois in 1918. Hickman was in the US Air Reserve until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps for the duration of WWI. Having survived the war, it was very unfortunate that on May 5, 1919 James Hickman died in an airplane accident at Coblenz, Germany. His family tried to the best of their abilities to gather information after his death. Many of Hickman’s fellow soldiers wrote and sent maps to his family in order to share the details of his death.
Extent
0.4 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.