Edward "Dwight" Brauns Correspondence, 1917-1919, 1970 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 26/20/146
Volume: 0.2 cubic feet
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Description: Correspondence of Edward "Dwight" Brauns (ca. 1893-1970), Rose Polytechnic Institute (1915), Univeristy of Illinois School of Military Aeronautics Alumnus (1917), member of the American Expeditionary Forces, Aviation Section (1917-19), includes correspondence pertaining to his military service in France (1917-19), brief descriptions of French towns, experiences among the French, different lodgings for American cadets (1918-19), his commission by General Pershing as Second Lieutenant with the Signal Corps of the aviation section (1918), his marriage to a French woman, Sonia (1918), his return stateside with wife (1919), and his death and memorial service (1970).