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Box 10

 Container

Contains 6 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

Aeronautics Commission of Indiana, 1945 - 1954

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 3, Subseries 3
Scope and Contents This subseries includes materials related to Cornish's time as the first director of the Aeronautics Commission of Indiana from 1945 to 1953. Included are photographs, clippings, and correspondence. Of note are a desk diary from 1953 and letters of disappointment from friends and colleagues learning of Cornish's replacement as aeronautics director in 1953.
Dates: 1945 - 1954

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

Personal Files, 1908 - 1996

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 1
Scope and Contents This series includes photographs, clippings, documents, and papers related to Cornish's early life and work outside of aviation. Of note are autobiographies Cornish wrote about various events in his life, his collection of first day covers and aviation stamps, and documents on his early work with radios.
Dates: 1908 - 1996

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

World War Two and Retirement, 1924 - 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 2, Subseries 2
Scope and Contents This subseries includes correspondence, documents, photographs, clippings, and artifacts from Cornish's service in World War Two and the years leading up to his retirement in 1958. Artifacts included are various military pins from the entirety of his military career. Other items of note are correspondence from his service as the Chief of the Flight Operations division in Washington D.C. during World War Two, his military personnel file, and newspapers from World War Two depicting the United...
Dates: 1924 - 1972