Guide to the D. S. S. Fraser Collection, 1942

Record Group 106

Date Span 1942
Extent 5 items

Biographical Sketch:  D. S. S. Fraser was an RAF pilot who trained during World War 2 at the Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School at Napier Field, AL.  He was a member of the class 42H.  According to information from the donor, Fraser lived in England (probably Cornwall), was an amateur radio operator ("ham"), and died in the Spring of 2010.

Scope / Content:  Contains certificates, photographs, and a souvenir booklet that document at least part of Fraser's training at Napier Field, AL, at the US Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School in 1942.

Organization  Item level control.

Provenance  Donor David Kemplen, a fellow amateur radio operator in the UK, rescued Fraser's items from the trash bin after Fraser's death.  Somehow he found the The Wiregrass Archives and mailed the materials here in June 2010.

Preferred Citation [Item], D. S. S. Fraser Collection, RG106.  Wiregrass Archives, Troy University--Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access/User Limits?  Open per gift agreement

Date processed:   June 2010
Processed By:
TB / MTO / HMc


Thumbnail File ID Number File Title
106-10-0603-ITM-001 6x8" Photo portrait of Fraser
106-10-0603-ITM-002 8x10" Photo (landscape) possibly of Class 42H
106-10-0603-ITM-003 Certificate of Proficiency in Instrument Flying
106-10-0603-ITM-004 Class Graduation Program
106-10-0603-ITM-005 Souvenir booklet, "Welcome to Napier Field . . ." (click thumbnail for PDF file)

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