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Texas, Passenger and Crew List of Airplanes, 1931-1964
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Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, 
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1943-1964
Microfilm Publication A3423. Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes Arriving at Brownsville, Texas, 1943-1964. 22 rolls.
Arrangement By date of arrival
National Archives Identifier 1956106 414
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What Is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains passenger and crew lists of airplanes arriving at Brownsville, Texas from 1943-1964 and corresponds with NARA publication A3423 part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The collection is arranged by date of arrival.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Length of service
  • Position within the crew
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • When and where signed on to crew
  • Significant remarks
  • Name of vessel
  • Post of departure
  • Date of departure
  • Port of arrival
  • Date of arrival

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