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Texas, Houston Arrival Manifests of Airplanes, 1946-1954
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Houston, Harris, Texas, 
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Record Description
Record Type Airplane Arrivals
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1946-1954
Microfilm Publication A4025. Manifests of Alien Arrivals by Airplane at Houston, Texas, December 1946-April 1954. 1 rolls.
Arrangement By date of arrival then by manifest number
National Archives Identifier 2789483 414
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains Arrival Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Houston, Texas for the years December 1946-April 1954. These records correspond with NARA publication A4025 and were filmed at the NARA facility in College Park, Maryland.


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