World War I was the first conflict to see widespread use of airpower. Initially used to locate the enemy; airplanes quickly found offensive uses. This form records the events of a U.S. First Pursuit Group patrol over the front lines in France on September 27, 1918. At the end of the action 2nd Lt. W.W. White sought credit for shooting down two enemy planes.
First Pursuit Group Reconnaissance Report, 09/27/1918
Dated September 27, 1939, this passenger manifest from the SS Bergensfjord includes the von Trapp family, making their second musical tour of the United States.
Passenger list of the SS Bergensfjord, dated September 27, 1939 (page 1 detail); Passengers and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service