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Karl John Schoen collection 1918-1968

Schoen, Karl John 1894-1918 creator (Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1144 (Text) 114401-1006 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/11/19 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/19 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/08 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection includes a handwritten letter from Karl John Schoen to his brother, Joe Schoen, on October 28, 1918, regarding family news, Karl's promotion to captain, and flying against the German aviators, as well as biographical information about Karl Schoen and several newspaper clippings.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Karl John Schoen collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note: Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: L138: Schoen family collectionOH225: Joe Schoen oral history
Biographical or Historical Data: Karl John Schoen was born on October 20, 1894 to John, tailor and president of Schoen Brothers Cleaners, and Effie M. (Johnston) Schoen in Indianapolis, Indiana. Schoen graduated from Manual Training High School in 1913, and attended Purdue University with his brothers. In 1917, he married Maurene Luft, and joined the Purdue Unit at the first Officers Training Camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Schoen served as a 1st lieutenant and World War I flying ace, credited with seven aerial victories while flying a Spad XIII for the United States Army Air Service during World War I. He perished when his plane was shot down on October 29, 1918, leaving behind his widow, Maurine, and a 10-month-old daughter. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in 1919.Sources: Franks, Norman, and Harry Dempsey.American Aces of World War I. Oxford: Osprey Aviation, 2001.Indianapolis Star, November 27, 1918.The Aerodrome. "Karl Schoen." Accessed February 8, 2016.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts through correspondence between Thomas Krasean, Indiana State Library, and Joe J. Schoen, brother of Karl John Schoen, in 1968.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: United States. Army. Air Service.
Air pilots > Indiana > Biography.
World War, 1914-1918.
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Genre: Clippings

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