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The Willburt E. Kinsley Papers digital collection contains photographs and documents relating to Kinsley's military service in World War I and World War II. Most of the collection is comprised of photographs taken by Kinsley in which he documents locations, people, and activities in France of the 90th Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.), United States Air Service, during World War I. The images show aircraft, landing fields, airport structures, barracks, drill grounds, and fellow soldiers. There also are photographs from Kinsley’s time spent in training at Gerstner Field in Louisiana and at liberty in New York. Several official documents concern his World War I Distinguished Service Cross and discharge. His World War I pilot log book provides detail on training and military missions in 1917 and 1918.

Photograph of Kinsley in uniform at Colombey-les-Belles
Finding Aid to Willburt E. Kinsley Papers

 
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