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[Photograph of Valin Woodward and His Airplane]

Description: Photograph of Lieutenant Colonel Valin Woodward in front of his airplane. He is wearing his bomber jacket and a baseball style hat.
Date: August 1955
Creator: Air Force Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Arlington High School Class of 1939]

Description: Photograph of all graduates of Arlington High School Class of 1939. All graduates are named individually. Some names have awards listed next to them. Awards include: Athletics-Ben Love, Valedictorian-Faye Nation, Athletics-Elsie Lowe, Scholarship-Frank Wallace, Superintendent-Ben Everitt, Secretary of Treasury and Popularity-Martha J. Hornaday, Popularity-Forrest Green, Sponsor-Elizabeth Geer, Principal-W. R. Windish, Queen-Lois Herbert, Salutatorian-Mary L. Pemberton, Prettiest-Anna Lou Williams, Best Looking-Roy Post, President-Tom Elder, Vice-President-Maurice Duncan.
Date: 1939
Creator: Arlington High School
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[The Colt, January 7, 1943]

Description: Service Men's issue of the Arlington High School's newspaper The Colt, on January 7, 1943. The issue celebrates the Arlington High alumni fighting in World War II.
Date: January 7, 1943
Creator: Arlington High School
Item Type: Newspaper
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Certificate of Proficiency, Frank W. Gardner]

Description: Certificate awarded to Frank W. Gardner. It reads: "Army Air Forces Combat Crew School, Tarrant Field, Texas. Pilot Transition Training. Certificate of Proficiency. This is to certify that Frank W. Gardner, 2nd Lt., A. C. has successfully completed a course of instruction in Pilot Training and Ground Technical Instruction on B-24 D type equipment and is awarded this certificate in testimony thereof." It is signed by Louis R. Hughes, Jr., Lt. Col., A. C., Director of Training, and James S. Stowell, Col., A. C., Commanding Officer.
Date: 1940~/1949~
Creator: Army Air Forces Combat Crew School
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Keep 'Em Flying booklet]

Description: Book issued to flying cadets, including information such as officer personnel, student officers, cadet of the class of June 1942, and details of cadet life.
Date: June 1942
Creator: Austin, Garth G.
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Aviation Cadet Club Membership Card]

Description: Membership card to the Aviation Cadet Club belonging to Frank W. Gardner. The front of the card says: "Aviation Cadet Club Official Membership Card. This is to certify that the bearer F. W. Gardner is a member in good standing of the Aviation Cadet Club and is entitled to all privileges and benefits as such. Youngblood Hotel, Enid, Oklahoma. Club Phone ---, Date 7-11-42." The back of the cards reads: "I agree to fulfill my obligations to the Aviation Cadet Club and to abide by its rules and regulations. Unless revoked for any reason, this card entitles the bearer, as an aviation cadet, to membership in the Aviation Cadet Club for a period of one year from date of issue."
Date: July 11, 1942
Creator: Aviation Cadet Club
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[World War II Memories: August W. Benner]

Description: Autobiographical text describing August W. Benner's experiences during World War II when the 3rd Platoon of Company B, 142 Infantry was captured near Limberg, France.
Date: 1983
Creator: Benner, August W.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Japanese Military Equipment]

Description: Request from Justin L. Bible to release Japanese military equipment as his personal property. It reads: "SUBJECT: Japanese Military Equipment. AC/S A-2, Fifth Air Force, APO 710. 1. Request that the following items of Japanese military equipment now in my possession be cleared by War Department Agents and if released, be declared my personal property. 2. I hereby certify that these articles were secured on the field of battle and not secured on the Japanese mainland by looting. No ammunition or other explosives are included in this list. 1 rifle. 1 bayonet."
Date: October 10, 1945
Creator: Bible, Justin L.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Special Orders Number 253]

Description: Letter containing special orders for Lloyd F. Swaim; Marcus E. Anderson; Dale Powell; Charles W. Lindsey, Jr.; and Claude D. Horan to be transferred to Fort Worth, Texas.
Date: September 11, 1943
Creator: Brocks, S. F.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Greeting Card from G. E. Dalton to Jack Vaughan]

Description: Greeting card from G. E. Dalton and family. The front shows a drawing of an American flag, and the inside shows the American flag next to a picture of a dome.
Date: 194u
Creator: Dalton, G. E.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Arlington Public Library

High Pitch, Volume 1, Number 3, Class 42-H

Description: Booklet compiled by class 42-H at the Enid Army Flying School, including articles and photographs of the class, school, and town, as well as jokes and excerpts from other publications.
Date: 1942
Creator: Enid Army Air Field (Okla.)
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Envelope from Corporal Park B. Fielder, 1945]

Description: An envelope from Corporal Park B. Fielder addressed to Reverend and Mrs. C. B. Fielder and sent on June 9, 1945. A stamp in the lower-left corner says "Passed by U.S. Army Examiner 41073."
Date: June 9, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, April 21, 1945]

Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on April 21, 1945. He details his voyage from Los Angeles, California on the way to Calcutta, India, including a stop in Australia where he met up with a friend.
Date: April 21, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, August 12, 1945]

Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on August 12, 1945, relating his reaction and that of the soldiers in his outfit to the news that Japan has surrendered and the war is over. He is delighted at the thought of coming home and starting a family.
Date: August 12, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, August 20, 1945]

Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on August 20, 1945. He discusses his lack of interesting things to write home about, the possible end of censorship, and letters he has received and written recently.
Date: August 20, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, February 6, 1946]

Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on February 6, 1946. He complains of the routine of his days, and mentions his anger at the easy treatment of Japanese war criminals coming to Shanghai for trial.
Date: February 6, 1946
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum