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War Department Certificate of Training

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.157 Author/Creator: War Department Place Written: Columbus, Ohio Type: Printed document signed Date: 2 June 1947 Pagination: 2 p. ; 15 x 22.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Certifies that Eugene W. Williams 2nd Lt. Air Corps completed Instrument Ground Training at Lockbourne Army Air Base in Columbus, Ohio. Signed by William A. Campbell Major, Air Corps, Commanding. Stamped with United States War Office Seal and a delivery stamp. On the back is a stamp saying "Recieved Jun 13 1947".

People: Williams, Eugene W. (1925 - 1949)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryMilitary PersonnelMilitary ServiceAir ForceAirplanesPilotAfrican American TroopsEducationColumbus, Ohio

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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