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Papers of Rudi Berndt, WPAFB Engineer via Operation Paperclip, Now Open for Research

We are pleased to announce that MS-632: Rudi Berndt Papers is now open for research. Rudi Julius Berndt (1921-2004) was a German engineer who came to the United States as part of Operation Paperclip (or Project Paperclip), a secret program … Continue reading

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Missed It By One Day: Clair W. Welty, An American Soldier in WWI

As we near the end of the World War I centennial commemorations, I find myself thinking of Clair Wilbur Welty, who, towards the end of the war, was a 28-year-old pilot-trainer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps at Issoudun, France. … Continue reading

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The Lufbery Legacy Lives On!

Raoul Lufbery, WWI Flying Ace, made his mark on history and his story is preserved in Special Collections and Archives at Wright State University. We had the pleasure of hosting his great nephew, Raoul Lufbery III, and his wife, Lynn, … Continue reading

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