Had an amazing weekend meeting family that invented the “Marbro Man” and Ali who know almost all free world leaders. Look forward to seeing my friends in LA to learn more about horse breading from my realtor and the world from the best movie maker (my beer goggle of LA).
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The John Wilkey, Jr., collection is comprised of military documents, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs related to John W. Wilkey, Jr., who served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
Language:The material is in English Repository:William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.
John Wilkey, Jr. Collection, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
John W. Wilkey, Jr., was born in New Jersey in 1920, the son of World War I veteran John Wilkey and Mary Atkinson of Pennsauken, New Jersey. After joining the United States Army Air Forces at Fort DuPont, Delaware, on March 19, 1945, he served with the 8th Photo Technical Squadron in Germany in 1946. He and his wife Ruby had four daughters: Barbara, Mary, Carolyn, & Debra, . After the war, they lived in Newport News, Virginia, where he worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). John W. Wilkey, Jr., died on November 26, 1990.
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Collection Scope and Content Note
The John Wilkey, Jr., collection is made up of military documents, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs related to John W. Wilkey, Jr., who served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
Mary Wilkey and John Wilkey, Sr., wrote a letter to their son, John Wilkey, Jr., on February 5 and 6, 1946. His mother enclosed copies of letters by Representative Charles Wolverton and Senator Albert Wahl, who responded to her request that they support legislation to discharge fathers currently serving in the military. Wilkey’s father expressed his pressing need for his son’s help with their wheat farm, and urged him to seek a discharge. The collection also holds Wilkey’s official request for a discharge (April 26, 1946) and a special order issued in response by the 40th Bomb Wing headquarters (May 10, 1946), as well as a refund check for 2 cents (January 1945); an undated, printed application for a sugar ration book (not filled out); and an undated, printed advertisement for a commemorative military book. Five snapshot photographs depict John’s wife Ruby and their young daughter (April 1946).
The collection contains 3 additional documents: a typed “station notice” containing the order of events for an “Invasion Day rally” (May 19, 1944), a memorandum about “Regulations Concerning Compressed Air” from the torpedo shop at the United States Naval Mine Depot in Yorktown, Virginia (August 26, 1944), and a facsimile of an advertisement for an upcoming publication about the depot (February 1945).
Families of military personnel–United States.
United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Wing, 40th.
United States Naval Mine Depot (Yorktown, Va.)
United States–Politics and government–1945-1953.
World War, 1939-1945–Campaigns–France–Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945–United States.
Subjects – Visual Materials:
Hawkes, Albert W. (Albert Wahl), 1878-1971.
Wilkey, John, Sr.
Wolverton, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1880-1969.
SOURCE: AUBURN UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES
Guide to the John W. Wilkey, Jr., Papers, RG 236
Listed by: Dwayne Cox Date: 6-24-99
Date Span: 1942 – 1946
Size of Collection: 20 file folders
Biographical Sketch: John W. Wilkey, Jr., of Camden, New Jersey, served in the 9th Photo Tech Squadron of the US Army Air Force during World War II and the year following the war.
Scope / Content: Letters to and from Wilkey, mostly from him to his wife, written between 1942 and 1946, plus several photographs, arranged chronologically. Wilkey wrote to his wife regarding the Army Air Force and his plans for civilian life. Wilkey’s letters to his wife are posted from Chanute Field, Illinois (September to November 1945); Fort Dix, New Jersey (March 1945); Keesler Field, Mississippi (March to May 1945); Greensboro, North Carolina (December 1945); Camp Shanks, New York (December 1945 to January 1946); and Erlangen, Germany (January to May 1946).
I started this post trying to learn more about my Grandad and 8th Intelligence Squadron founded in Langley Air Force base in Hampton, VA. The history of names is interesting and words have meaning. Can you Guest why these places where named #langley (See game below).
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When I lived at 1405 Prince Street Alexandria VA and on Friday 13th 1994ish I got stuck in the window. Miss Bunting (from Newport, Road Island, USA) and Miss Harnet (from St. George, Bermuda) helped me out. I want to reflect upon what I learned being stuck for over an hour until Miss Bunting got home from working at the Smithsonian and helped me out window on Friday 13th 1994-ish.
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My mother raised me to be a Southern Gentleman and I have lost my way. Today I thank her for reminding me to be Gentleman, but remember today is world of #signs that means today you must be #woke = thank you mom to teaching me to respect everything in the world and to respect every #sign unless it is wrong.
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My grandfather was the 5th employee of NASA and worked for Air Force in agency before NASA. He worked for Air Force intelligence prior to working for NASA during World War II. He loved to draw cartoons and had lots of amazing stories about NASA and the world.
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Little Joe was a solid-fueled booster rocket used by NASA for eight launches from 1959-1960 from Wallops Island, Virginia to test the launch escape system and heat shield for Project Mercury capsules, as well as the name given to the test program using the booster. The first rocket designed solely for crewed spacecraft qualifications, Little Joe was also one of the pioneer operational launch vehicles using the rocket cluster principle.
FROM NASA DOCUMENTS
On September 20, 1951, a monkey named Yorick and 11 mice were recovered after an Aerobee missile flight of 236,000 feet at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Yorick got a fair amount of press as the first monkey to live through a space flight.
On May 22, 1952, two Philippine monkeys, Patricia and Mike, were enclosed in an Aerobee nose section at Holloman Air Force Base. Patricia was placed in a seated position and Mike in a prone position to determine differences in the effects of rapid acceleration. Fired 36 miles up at a speed of 2000 mph, these two monkeys were the first primates to reach such a high altitude. Also on this flight were two white mice, Mildred and Albert. They were inside a slowly rotating drum where they could “float” during the period of weightlessness. The section containing the animals was recovered safely from the upper atmosphere by parachute. Patricia died of natural causes about two years later and Mike died in 1967, both at the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC.