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Williams, LeRoi S. (1919-1943) to the family of LeRoi Williams

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.062 Author/Creator: Williams, LeRoi S. (1919-1943) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: Circa 1941-1943 Pagination: 3 p. ; 26.5 x 19 cm.

LeRoi Williams writes to his family about his flight training and a recent cross country flight he made at night, from Chattanooga to Atlanta. He says he has enclosed the flight plan he used and describes how to read it.

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