Alright, it's been a while since the we've last posted new developments on the site so here goes...
The Centennial Series continues involving weekly accounts of the 12th Aero's experiences on the Western Front 100 years ago. If you're enjoying the series, please spread the word to others who might be interested as we are attempting to get the story out to as many readers as we can.
Transcription of the Lt. Wilbur D. Kennedy letters is 43% complete. Progress has slowed somewhat due to other more pressing projects but is still underway. So far, 44 of 101 letters have been transcribed. That's about 23,000 words.
Processing of the A1C Boe Simpson Collection is underway and picking up steam. A1C Simpson was a member of the 12th Tac Recon Squadron in Korea. He's been great to work with and has been contributing a great deal of material about his experiences. We hope to start posting these very soon.
Biggest news is an upcoming research trip to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Archives in D.C. They have the war diaries of Lt. Burdette Wright. Lt Wright was an observer with the 12th and later served on Gen Mitchell's staff, testified during his court martial and helped develop the national airway system. He's a very interesting fellow and this will be the first diaries the editor has had access to. It's a great opportunity and should hopefully yield some interesting results.
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