135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron photo album

135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron photo album

Dates: approximately 1940-1949

Contains 355 personal photographs taken by members of the 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, including 272 mounted on cardstock, 82 loose. Also contains a binder made from aluminum from an aircraft used by the squadron with a yellowing photograph fixed in the spine with scotch tape, and a two-page personal written history and poem by creator.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Lewis, Lloyd K., 1922
  • Call Number: MSS 2956
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
The collection consists of eight series: 1. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron scrapbook pages, 1944; 2. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron loose photographic prints, circa 1940-1949; 3. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron photographs in plastic sheets, 1944-1945; 4. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron photograph album, undated; 5. Lloyd K. Lewis writings, undated; 6. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron Flying Tigers photograph album (photocopies), undated; 7. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron scrapbook register, undated; and 8. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron scrapbook digital scans, undated.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron photo album must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 2956; 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron photo album; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 2956, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Collection donated by Lloyd K. Lewis to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections February 2007.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Lloyd K. Lewis; 2007.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2956.xml
Subject Terms
United States. Air Force. Photographic Reconnaisance Squadron, 35th--Photographs; Burma Road (China and Burma); Chanyi (China); China--Photographs; Gushkharah (India); India--Photographs; Lao Hwang Ping (China); Military; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--China--Photographs; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Reconnaissance operations, American--Photographs
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Compact discs; Photograph albums; Photographs; Poetry
Processing Information
Processed; Jonathan Harmon; 2004 (revised 2007).
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron photo album
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Jonathan Harmon
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-09T18:00-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Entered United States Air Force 7 December 1942. Started service as an operator mechanic #756 and later was reclassified as a radio mechanic #754 after requesting a change. First to be sent home from his squadron, 22 April 1944, because he had a wife and child. The photograph album in this collection was presented to Lewis as a going away present.

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