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Dillport-Swindle family collection

Dillport-Swindle Family Collection

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Finding aid for the Dillport-Swindle Family Collection

BC.MSS.12.26

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Dillport-Swindle family (Walnut Ridge, Ark.)
Title: Dillport-Swindle Family Collection
Dates: 1887-1956
Quantity: 1.83 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains correspondence to and from the Dillport family, artifacts relating to the Swindle family, and photographs.
Identification: BC.MSS.12.26
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence to and from the Dillport family, artifacts relating to the Swindle family, and photographs.


Biographical Information

Robert D. Dillport was born around 1905, to Samuel A. Dillport and Cora Dillport. He had two sisters, Pauline (Dillport) Sloan and Kathleen Dillport. Dillport enlisted in World War II on March 13, 1942. He served over seas in North Africa and Italy and returned to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, after the war. Robert Dillport was married to Rayda Dillport. He died in 1957.

Robert J. Swindle was born on April 10, 1920, to Dr. John C. and Minnie Swindle. Before enlisting in World War II, he resided in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Swindle was a pilot on a B-17 in the 8th Air Force 303 Bomb Squadron Flying Fortress. His aircraft was shot down on January 23, 1943, while bombarding German U-boat pens in western France. The aircraft and crew went down in the water and were never found.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Dillport, Robert D., 1905-1957
Swindle, Robert J., 1920-1943
Walnut Ridge (Ark.)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Arkansas.
World War, 1939-1945.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dillport-Swindle Family Collection, MSS.12.26, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2012


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