MACK, WILFRED A. Papers. 1917-1979
Published January 18, 2008
.08 cu ft, 2 reels negative microfilm
Call No. 168.7115, 33531, 33925
IRIS Nos. 1028510, 1029782, 1031527
(1896-1980). Sergeant. National Guard (RI), 1915-1917; Air Service, 1917-1923. Born 27 January 1896, Pawtucket, RI. Enlisted as Private, Aviation Section, Signal Corps, January 1917. Service assignments include: Mechanic and Guard, Curtiss Field, 1917; Mechanic, Selfridge Field,1917; Sergeant Flight Rigger, 41st Aero Squadron and 138th Aero Squadron, 5th Pursuit Group, and 1st Air Park Depot, 1917-1920; First Sergeant and NCO in Charge, Technical Department, Ammunition Depot, 60th Ordnance Company, 1920-1922; First Sergeant, 59th Ordnance Company, 1922-1923. Resigned 1923. Died October 1980.
Personal and official papers relating to Mack's Air Service period, primarily during World War I. Includes diary excerpts (1917-1922), and memoirs of his entry and service in the Signal Corps, the latter published in Cross and Cockade, "Forgotten Fighters-The History of the 41st Aero Squadron" (1971). Also includes some personal correspondence (1969-1979). Contains annotated diagrams of the British Sopwith F-1 Camel landing wire system and a Sopwith Camel Biplane drawn by Mack (1917-1918). Also contains photographs news clippings (1979). Contains personnel records including orders (1918), a letter of recommendation (1977) and some mementos.