Col. Frank Wilbur Wright Collection

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Title

Col. Frank Wilbur Wright Collection

Description

Frank Wilbur Wright (1886-1950) of Portland, Oregon spent most of his adult life in the military, with service in the the Oregon Naval Militia, Oregon National Guard, U.S. Army Air Service, Air Corps, and Air Force, and spanning both World Wars.

The Col. Frank Wilbur Wright Collection contains commissions, photographs, identification cards, and other materials relating to the military career of Frank W. Wright. Wright began his service prior to World War I, serving as an aviator during the war and remaining in the Army throughout the interwar and World War II periods. The commissions document his changing roles and ranks during World War I, and photos and ephemera illustrate his later service at numerous U.S. bases as a military engineer and then commanding officer.

Only the World War I-era materials have been digitized for this collection.

Subject

Oregon. National Guard.
United States. Army Air Corps.
United States. Army. Air Service.
Wright, Frank Wilbur, Col.
World War, 1914-1918

Creator

Wright, Frank Wilbur, Col.

Format

certificates
clippings
identity cards
magazines (periodicals)
photographic prints
printed ephemera

Date

circa 1911-1920

Language

English

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Col. Frank Wilbur Wright Collection must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives,

Bibliographic Citation

The Col. Frank Wilbur Wright Collection/The Museum of Flight

Collection Items

[Collage of Portraits]
Photo collage of young men and women's portraits, including Wright, circa 1910s. Possibly for a school yearbook.

[Certificate of Commission for Frank Wilbur Wright as First Lieutenant]
Commission, November 17, 1917. Temporarily appoints Wright a First Lieutenant in the Signal Corps.

[Certificate of Commission for Frank Wilbur Wright as Captain]
Commission, August 5, 1917. Appoints Wright a Captain in the Oregon National Guard.

[Expert Aviator's Certificate for Frank Wilbur Wright]
Aero Club of America Expert Aviator's Certificate for Frank Wilbur Wright, October 3, 1917.

[Calling Card for F. Grob-Meyer with Note]
Calling card from F. Grob-Meyer, with handwritten note in German, 1911.

[Calling Card for Mrs. Frank Wilbur Wright]
Calling card for Mrs. Frank Wilbur Wright, undated.

[Aero Club of America Aviator's Certificate for Frank Wilbur Wright]
Photographic reproduction of Aero Club of America Aviator's Certificate for Frank Wilbur Wright, circa 1916.

[Oregon National Guard Identification Card for Frank Wilbur Wright]
Oregon National Guard identification card, Captain Wright, 1915.

[Oregon National Guard Identification Card for Frank Wilbur Wright]
Oregon National Guard identification card, 1st Lieut. Wright, 1914.

[Portrait of Unidentified Woman]
Studio portrait of a woman, circa 1910s-1920s.
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