The Edward D. Silver Military Service Collection consists of materials assembled by Silver during his Air Force training and service. Silver graduated from Oregon State College in 1957; he joined the U.S. Air Force after graduation and was declared missing in action in North Vietnam in 1968.
ID: MSS Silver
Extent: 0.2 cubic feet
Scope and Content Notes
The Edward D. Silver Military Service Collection consists of materials assembled by Silver during his training and service in the U.S. Air Force. The collection includes patches, rank insignia, pilot wings, a Pilot Flight Record and Log Book, driver's licenses for travel in Saudia Arabia, an identification card booklet, an engraved plate, and a cloth ascot worn with a flight suit. The patches, numbering about 40 total, were worn on a flight suit and represented various Air Force squadrons and training units such as the Combat Crew Training Wing and the Air Force Fighter Weapons School. The collection also includes some biographical information about Silver.
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Edward D. Silver Military Service Collection (MSS Silver), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The materials were donated to the Archives in 2010 by Donna Silver.
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