U.S. Army Air Force Aircraft Warning Service Armband from Oviedo

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Title

U.S. Army Air Force Aircraft Warning Service Armband from Oviedo

Alternative Title

Army Air Force AWS Armband

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
Aircraft warning systems
United States. Army
Army
World War II, 1939-1945

Description

United States Army Air Force Aircraft Warning Service (AWS) armband used in Oviedo, Florida, during World War II. This armband was given to Kathryn Aulin (now Kathryn Aulin Bunch) in 1943 for observing aircraft during the war. Bunch was stationed at a tower across the street from the First Baptist Church of Oviedo, located at 45 West Broadway Street. The AWS was a civilian service of the Army's Ground Observer Corps used to watch for enemy aircraft entering American airspace. Volunteers were organized in May 1941 and the service remained active until May 29, 1944.

Source

Original felt armband: Private Collection of Kathryn Aulin Bunch.

Date Created

1943

Contributor

Bunch, Kathryn

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original felt armband.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

98 KB

Medium

1 felt armband

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Kathryn Aulin Bunch and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Kathryn Aulin Bunch

External Reference

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 felt armband

Locations

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