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Lt. Frank Luke Writing Portfolio

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Frank Luke Jr. enlisted in the Aviation Section of the U.S. Signal Corps (A.S.S.C.) on Sept. 23, 1917. After receiving pilot training and being commissioned a Second Lieutenant, he was assigned to the 27th Aero Squadron in France. Luke was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, which is on exhibit in the museum's Early Years Gallery.

Attached to the inside cover of this notebook is a photo of Luke in uniform, and handwritten above his photograph is: Frank Luke Jr. 2nd Lt. A.S.S.C.

On page 2 of his notebook, dated March 28 1918, Luke wrote notes regarding target deflection:

"Target deflection is the lead
given a target or distance
between the target when trigger
is pulled and the point where
the bullet meets the target.

Target deflection is the
angle formed between the
line of flight with that of
the line that connects
shooter and target ..."

Donated by Bill Luke.

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