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Gorrell History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917-1918

 Collection
Identifier: F006-64-M

Scope and Content

The information given for a particular volume describes in general the contents of the volume but does not necessarily reflect all the documentation contained in the volume. For instance, a volume described as the history of an organization may contain narratives about and copies of records created by that unit. It may also document the histories of its subunits, which are not identified in the list below. The history of an administrative or technical section may include documentation describing technical equipment or processes of interest to that section, as well as narratives describing the operation of the section itself. Multiple listings are included only for volumes that contain information on several important or disparate subjects or on more than one unrelated organization. The two index volumes preceding series A and the list of contents at the beginning of each volume of the history should be consulted for more detailed descriptions of the contents.

The collection arrived in good condition and was initially processed with only a container list as description. Due to a change of the content management system, further description proved to be necessary.

Dates

  • 1915 - 1920
  • Majority of material found within 1917 - 1918

Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Historical Sketch

The Gorrell History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917-1918 was compiled by Colonel Edgar S. Gorrell, Assistant Chief of Staff of The United States Army Air Service. It was intended as an in-depth analysis of the performance and operations of American military aviation in World War I, as well as offer lessons for future planning to the United States Army General Staff. It was issued in 1919.

Sources

Source
Wikipedia, "Edgar S. Gorrell." [Online] 30 May 2018. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_S._Gorrell

Extent

2.9 Linear Feet (Nine microfilm boxes (4x4x11).)

Abstract

The Gorrell History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917-1918 was compiled by Colonel Edgar S. Gorrell, Assistant Chief of Staff of The United States Army Air Service. It was intended as an in-depth analysis of the performance and operations of American military aviation in World War I, as well as offer lessons for future planning to the United States Army General Staff. It was issued in 1919.

Series Description

The Gorrell History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917-1918 is located as Series VIII, sub-series 3 of the George H. Williams, Jr. Collection. It occupies boxes 68-78.

An index of the rolls of Microfilm follows:

1 A, vols. 1-3

2 A, vols. 4-8

3 A, vols. 9-12

4 A, vols. 13-17

5 A, vols. 18-20

6 A, vols. 21

7 A, vols. 22

8 A, vols. 23-29

9 B, vols. 1-4

10 B, vols. 5-7

11 B, vols. 8-15

12 C, vols. 1-3

13 C, vols. 4-7

14 C, vols. 8-11

15 C, vols. 12-15

16 D, vols. 1-2 / E, vols. 1-3

17 E, vols. 4-7

18 E, vols. 8-11

19 E, vols. 12-15

20 E, vols. 16-20

21 E, vols. 21-27

22 F, vols. 1-4

23 F, vols. 5-7

24 G, vols. 1-7

25 H, vols. 1-5

26 I, vols. 1-5

27 I, vols. 6-8

28 I, vols. 9-12

29 I, vols. 13-15

30 I, vols. 16-20

31 I, vols. 21-23

32 I, vols. 24-27

33 I, vols. 28-32

34 J, vols. 1-3

35 J, vols. 4-7

36 J, vols. 8-12

37 K, vols. 1-2 / L, vols. 1-4

38 L, vols. 5-8

39 L, vols. 9-11

40 L, vols. 12-14 / M, vols. 1-2

41 M, vols. 3-5

42 M, vols. 6-11

43 M, vols. 12-14

44 M, vols. 15-24

45 M, vols. 25-35

46 M, vols. 36-43

47 M, vols. 44-48

48 N, vols. 1-3

49 N, vols. 4-5

50 N, vols. 6-8

51 N, vols. 9-11

52 N, vols. 12-16

53 N, vols. 17-19

54 N, vols. 20-23

55 N, vols. 24-25 / O, vols. 1-10

56 O, vols. 11-23

57 O, vols. 24-31 / P, vols. 1-2

58 Q, vols. 1-5 / R, vols. 1-2

Provenance Statement

The George H. Williams, Jr. Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by George H. Williams, Jr. in numerous accessions from 1964 through 2008.

Additional Sources

Additional information about American aviation activity in World War I can be found in the George H. Williams, Jr. Collection (which this report is a part of) and the Frank W. Bailey Collection.

Note to the Researcher

The Gorrell History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917-1918 is part of the George H. Williams, Jr. Collection. This document serves as a guide to locating information within the reels of microfilm. See Special Collections staff with any questions of for assistance in location topics of interest.

The titles of reports have been transcribed from the original sources, and as such the unique abbreviation scheme used in the records has been preserved in the description of items in the collection.
Title
Gorrell History of the American Expeditionary Forces 1917 - 1918 Air Service
Status
Under Revision
Author
Thomas J. Allen, PhD, CA
Date
2018-05-30
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English (eng)
Edition statement
First Revision by Thomas Allen, PhD, CA. 2018-05-30

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. Repository

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