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Box Communal Collections 71

 Container

Contains 5 Collections and/or Records:

Aviation Career, 1918 - 1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 3
Scope and Contents This series encompasses Cornish's extensive career in aviation following World War One with his work at Aereco Flying Service, manager of the Paul Baer Municipal Airport in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and after World War Two as the first director of the Aeronautics Commission of Indiana. Also included are events Cornish participated in, aviation groups he was a member of, anniversary flights, and awards and accolades. Types of materials include photographs, correspondence, documents, clippings,...
Dates: 1918 - 1997

Awards and Accolades, 1926 - 1997

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 3, Subseries 5
Scope and Contents This subseries includes awards, certificates, and framed objects that Cornish received over his extensive career and numerous accomplishments as a pilot. His posthumous induction into the International Forest of Friendship occurred in 1997. Of note is his Guinness World Record award for being the oldest actively flying pilot at the age of 96 years, 279 days as of August 16, 1995.
Dates: 1926 - 1997

World War One and Army Reserves, 1917 - 1940

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 2, Subseries 1
Scope and Contents This subseries includes documents, photographs, clippings, artifacts, manuals, and correspondence from Cornish's service in World War One and with the Army Reserves. Artifacts include a military service flag and a sewing kit. Other items of note are correspondence to family during World War One depicting his first flight and the Spanish flu epidemic, photographs and clippings from his early years serving in the military, and a military service flag from World War One.
Dates: 1917 - 1940

Clarence Frank Cornish papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323
Scope and Contents The Clarence Frank Cornish papers consist of letters, correspondence, photographs, awards and certificates, flight logs, aviator textiles and goggles, newspaper clippings, and artifacts documenting Clarence "Cap" Frank Cornish's air training and service during World War One, his service at Army Air Forces Headquarters during World War Two, his work for the Aeronautics Commission of Indiana, his participation in several aeronautical organizations, and his role in the development aeronautics and...
Dates: 1908 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1995

Military Career, 1917 - 1972

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 2
Scope and Contents This series includes documents, correspondence, photographs, clippings, and artifacts related to Clarence Frank Cornish's time served in World War One, his work with the Army Reserves, service with the Army Air Forces for World War Two, and his retirement. Of note are letters Cornish wrote home while at camp during World War One depicting his first flight, growing interest in flying, and mention of the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, in addition to artifacts such as military pins and a...
Dates: 1917 - 1972