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Collection on Arthur A. Sego

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 30
One photograph and several photocopied articles pertaining to the life and career of Arthur Sego, Purdue alumnus (1917) and test pilot, who died in 1918.

Dates

  • 1917-2004
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1917
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/12/2010; Leather bound 1917 Gala Week program donated by Tom McGraw, 10/04/2017

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

2.00 folders (Sego's 1917 leather bound Gala Week program, one photograph of Sego in his aviator helmet, and several photocopied articles pertaining to the life and career of Arthur Sego, Purdue alumnus (1917) and test pilot, who died in 1918.)

Biographical / Historical

Arthur A. Sego was born to Mr. and Mrs. Meddie Sego, Sr. on August 7, 1894 in Kentland, Indiana. He was a 1917 graduate of Purdue University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. Arthur Sego enlisted in Aviation Service, May 1, 1917, in Chicago. He trained at the Aviation Ground School, Cornell University, New York. He transferred to Camp Dick, Texas then to Ellington Field, Texas. Arthur Sego was rated as Reserve Military Aviator at Door Field, Florida. He was Commissioned Second Lieutenant, August 7, 1918. He was killed in an airplane accident September 12, 1918 at Love Field, Texas. He was buried with military honors in Kentland, Indiana. His name appears on the Wall of Honor in the Purdue Memorial Union.

Sources: The Gold Star Honor Roll, 1914-1918 - Newton County Soldiers Who Died During World War I, The Newcomer, v. 9, no. 2, Spring and Summer, 2004.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mary Sego, great-niece of Arthur Sego on 2010-10-12.
Title
Collection on Arthur A. Sego
Status
completed
Author
Mary A. Sego
Date
2017-12-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Edition statement
Second Edition. Collection description was first completed 2010-10-12.

Revision Statements

  • 2017-12-05: Addition 1 added to resource record by Jennifer Sdunzik.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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