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Rex Bixby in uniform [undated]

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1914-1918
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: 134th Infantry Regiment, School of Military Aeronautics
  • Location of Service: Austin, Texas; San Diego, California; March Field, Riverside, California
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/26649

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Rex Bixby spent two years in the Army National Guard before he enlisted in the regular Army in 1917. He then transferred to the School of Military Aeronautics in Texas in 1918 for pilot training. Though he never left the U.S. for service in the Great War, Bixby did assemble a scrapbook of photos from his time in Texas, most of which are accompanied by humorous comments cut out from newspapers. It might seem that Bixby enjoyed his time in the service, but he was injured in a crash and one of his fellow pilots was killed during a training mission, according to the newspaper accounts pasted into his book. His scrapbook is also filled with early aviation shots and rare aerial photos of his group flying in formation.

[ WWI scrapbook of Rex Bixby ]

About this Item

Title

  • Rex V. Bixby Collection

Names

  • Johnson, Muriel Dianne Bixby
  • Bixby, Rex V.

Home State

  • California

Headings

  • -  Bixby, Rex V.
  • -  World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Form

  • Scrapbooks

Extent

  • 1 item

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1914-1918

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: 134th Infantry Regiment, School of Military Aeronautics
    • Location of Service: Austin, Texas; San Diego, California; March Field, Riverside, California
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
    • Dates of Service: 1917-1919
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran was involved in a plane crash in March Field, California when a student froze at the controls, 9/24/1918.

Materials

  • Manuscript: Scrapbooks [1 item] -- (collected unknown)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/26649

Cite as

  • Rex V. Bixby Collection (AFC/2001/001/26649), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image

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Citing VHP Materials

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Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Johnson, Muriel Dianne Bixby, and Rex V Bixby. Rex V. Bixby Collection. 1917. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.26649/.

APA citation style:

Johnson, M. D. B. & Bixby, R. V. (1917) Rex V. Bixby Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.26649/.

MLA citation style:

Johnson, Muriel Dianne Bixby, and Rex V Bixby. Rex V. Bixby Collection. 1917. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.26649/>.