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Name Gates, Percival T., (Percival Taylor), 1897-1978

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Photographs of May 1917 trip from NYC to Brest, France, aboard the Leviathan - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

(5) photographs in envelope labeled "Trip across". Photos from Gates trip on the ship Leviathan, from New York City to his World War I service in Brest, France. B&W.

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World War I-era photographs, Angers, France - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

(20) World War I-era photographs, various small sizes. Includes pictures of the Château d'Angers castle. B&W.

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WWI photographs of Brest, France. - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

(2) small photographs and (2) photographic postcards (RPPC) showing Brest, France. B&W.

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Photographs of SPAD biplanes and of Hannover CL.IIIa shot down by Eddie Rickenbacker and Reed Chambers - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

(4) photographs, varying sizes, of (3) SPAD biplanes and a Hannover CL.IIIa with "Trophy of [illegible] Group. Shot down by Captain E.V. Rickenbacker & Lt. Reed Chambers, 94th Aero Squadron, Oct. 2nd, 1918" painted on its side. B&W.

Image of Letter, original and photocopy: father to Percival T. Gates, emphasizing the value of his participating in the war - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

Letter, original and photocopy: father to Percival T. Gates, emphasizing the value of his participating in the war - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

Letter, original and photocopy: father to Percival T. Gates, emphasizing the value of his participating in the war.

Image of Appointment certificate naming Percival Taylor Gates as a second lieutenant in the Aviation Section of the Signal Officers' Reserve Corps of the Army of the United States     - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

Appointment certificate naming Percival Taylor Gates as a second lieutenant in the Aviation Section of the Signal Officers' Reserve Corps of the Army of the United States - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

Appointment certificate naming Percival Taylor Gates as a second lieutenant in the Aviation Section of the Signal Officers' Reserve Corps of the Army of the United States.

Image of U.S. Army War Department/Signal Corps bulletin, December 3, 1917: "WARNING TO AMERICAN AVIATORS: Things to avoid if Forced to Land Behind German Lines" - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

U.S. Army War Department/Signal Corps bulletin, December 3, 1917: "WARNING TO AMERICAN AVIATORS: Things to avoid if Forced to Land Behind German Lines" - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

U.S. Army War Department/Signal Corps bulletin, December 3, 1917: "WARNING TO AMERICAN AVIATORS: Things to avoid if Forced to Land Behind German Lines". Footer reads, "Air Service Special Bulletin No. 3, dated Oct. 31, 1917." Transcript: "The following confidential information is furnished for the use of the Army and Navy and authorized civilians in the service of the Government. WARNING TO AMERICAN AVIATORS: Things to avoid if Forced to Land Behind German Lines. The following instructions in the form of a warning have been given to British Aviators. American Officers & Aviators should note them and appreciate their importance: If you are unfortunate enough to be compelled to lan

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(2) personal diaries of aviation training in the United States and service in France, 01/01/1918-10/17/1918 - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

(2) of Percival T. Gates' handwritten personal diaries regarding his World War One training and service. Diary 1 consists of (41) pages of 3½"x6" looseleaf lined paper and covers 01/01/1918-03/15/1918. Diary 2 is unpaginated and on 5½"x8½" lined paper in a 6½"x9" binder; it covers 05/23/1918-10/17/1918.

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(2) WWI aviation training student workbooks - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

(2) military aviation training student workbooks labeled on front covers "Laboratory Book I" and "Laboratory Book II". Both are also labeled "Percival T. Gates, Squadron 18". These books contain Gates' workshop notes, quiz results, and sketches/diagrams.Unpaginated.

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Percival T. Gates WWI Aviation Collection. - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

World War I aviator's memorabilia, including medals, correspondence, pilot's logbooks, and his published autobiography.

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World War I aviator's memorabilia collection - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

World War I aviator's memorabilia. See 1992G1026.1-1992G1026.7 for folder- or item-level descriptions. 2003G1252 and 1991G1029 are also part of this collection.

Image of "Inspection of Airplanes Before Flight": set of 10 instructions for pre-flighting a World War I-era airplane - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

"Inspection of Airplanes Before Flight": set of 10 instructions for pre-flighting a World War I-era airplane - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

"Inspection of Airplanes Before Flight". Set of 10 instructions for pre-flighting a World War I-era airplane.

Image of "General Rules for Flying Fields Applying to Primary Schools". Set of 42 rules, including general rules; rules of the air; notes for pilots climbing out of a restricted field; and glides and spirals. - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

"General Rules for Flying Fields Applying to Primary Schools". Set of 42 rules, including general rules; rules of the air; notes for pilots climbing out of a restricted field; and glides and spirals. - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

"General Rules for Flying Fields Applying to Primary Schools". Set of 42 rules, including general rules; rules of the air; notes for pilots climbing out of a restricted field; and glides and spirals.

Image of "General Rules for Flying Fields Applying to Primary Schools". Set of 42 rules, including general rules, rules of the air, notes for pilotsclimbing out of a restricted field, and glides and spirals. - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

"General Rules for Flying Fields Applying to Primary Schools". Set of 42 rules, including general rules, rules of the air, notes for pilotsclimbing out of a restricted field, and glides and spirals. - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

"Cross-Country Notes". Set of 16 instructions for cross-country flying. Single sheet comprising pages seven and eight of an unidentified document; the other pages are not in the collection.

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(2) single page, double-sided letters from Percival T. Gates to his father, and photocopies of same - Percival T. Gates World War I Aviation Collection

(2) single page, double-sided letters from Percival T. Gates to his father, and photocopies of same. First is dated September 30th, 1918; second is undated and is labeled "Extract from last letter" (possibly from notes Percival T. Gates, Jr. or David K. Vaughan took while preparing the book "An American Pilot in the Skies of France: The Diaries and Letters of an American Pilot, 1917-1918", based on Gates, Sr.'s pilot's log, correspondence, and memorabilia.

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An American pilot in the skies of France: The diaries and letters of Percival T. Gates / edited by David K. Vaughan. - 1992

Written by Percival T. Gates, Jr., utilizing his father's diaries, letters, and photographs; edited by David Kirk Vaughan. Lanham, MD: Wright State University Press. 1992. Includes bibliographical references and index. OHTM is credited for many of the photographic illustrations. See also OHTM's Percival Gates World War I Aviation Collection, which contains photographs, correspondence, medals and insgnia, and other memorabilia of Gates'.