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Guide to the Isham J. Dorsey, III, Papers, RG 832

Listed by: Lisa Schafer & Rebecca Seaman

Date: September 15, 1988


Collection Size:  1.5 cubic feet

Date: 1929-1988

Scope/Content: Papers include materials from flight school training, photographs, military orders, maps, a diary by Dorsey of D-Day June 1944, correspondence to Dorsey by family and friends during World War II, and miscellaneous items.  Organized into 4 series:  1. Correspondence;  2. Military Service Docuements;  3. Photographs;  4. Miscellaneous.

Biographical Note: Dorsey was a native of Opelika, Alabama, and attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute. He was a combat pilot in the European Theatre in World War II with 44 combat missions. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war he was a commercial pilot and instructor, and later an accountant.
 


SERIES 1: Correspondence:

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SERIES 2: Military Service Documents. Includes Flight training materials.

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SERIES 3: Photographs



SERIES 4: Miscellaneous

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