Albert Lester Chandler, c. 1918. Willamette Heritage Center Collections, WHC 0091.022.0001.
Albert Lester Chandler Collection
WHC 0091.002 and WHC 0091.022
The Albert Lester Chandler Collection contains WWI era military gear and equipment used by Private Albert Lester Chandler during his service in France from 1918-1919 with the 449th Aero Squadron of the U.S. Army. Click here to see a listing of materials in the collection:
Chandler Collection Materials List
Albert Lester Chandler
Albert Chandler was born 2 June 1889 in Lamar, Missouri. As a farmer in the Turner area, he enlisted in the U.S. Army on 11 December 1917. He served in the 499th Aero Squadron, returning home from overseas on 6 March 1919. He died 11 April 1981 and is buried in the Belcrest Cemetery in Salem, Oregon.