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Hickman (James Burr) Personal Papers
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  • Biographical / Historical
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: James Burr Hickman Personal Papers
    creator: Hickman, James Burr
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10070
    Physical Description: 0.4 Cubic Feet 1 manuscript box
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1919
    Abstract: Letters, documents and artifacts from James Burr Hickman, a member of the Army Air Corps in World War I who was killed in an air accident in Germany after the war.
    Language of Material: English

    Biographical / Historical

    James Burr Hickman graduated from the US School of Military Aeronautics at the University of Illinois in 1918. Hickman was in the US Air Reserve until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps for the duration of WWI. Having survived the war, it was very unfortunate that on May 5, 1919 James Hickman died in an airplane accident at Coblenz, Germany. His family tried to the best of their abilities to gather information after his death. Many of Hickman’s fellow soldiers wrote and sent maps to his family in order to share the details of his death.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.

    Scope and Contents

    Items in this collection include correspondence, official government letters, photographs, postcards, travel mementos, and money.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials in this Collection were donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item], The Papers of James Burr Hickman, Archive, San Diego Air & Space Museum

    Related Materials

    Related SDASM Resources: Images from the James B. Hickman Collection are available on Flicker.com. Related Research Institutions: Secondary Sources: Lawson, Eric, Lawson, Jane The First Air Campaign: August 1914 – November 1918: (Conshohocken, Penn. Combined Books, 1996)
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Saint-Mihiel (France)
    Verdun (France)
    World War, 1914-1918
    Hickman, James Burr