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Heermance, Laura W., 1916-1960  Search this
Air France  Search this
Imperial Airways  Search this
KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij)  Search this
11 digital scans
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
digital scans
bulk 1937
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of scans copied by the NASM Archives of eleven photographs taken by Laura W. Heermance (1916-1960) in France during the Spring of 1937. The photographs were shot at the Le Bourget Airport and at the Aero Club de la Riviera, France The following aircraft are shown: Imperial Airways Short L. 17 Scylla and Handley Page H.P. 42E Hannibal; Air France Potez 62; KLM Douglas DC-2; Sabena Savoia-Marchetti S.73; Percival Gull Six; de Havilland D.H.89 Dragon Rapide and D.H.80 Puss Moth; and Caudron C. 400 Phalene (Moth), C.232, and C.272 Luciole (Firefly).
Biographical / Historical:
During the Spring of 1937, Laura Heermance and Louise Tallman of Connecticut were taken to Europe by their aunt. They were loaned a Leica camera with 35 mm film and Ms. Heermance, an enthusiastic student pilot, took photographs of aircraft at Le Bourget Airport and Aero Club de la Riviera, France.
Louise Tallman, Gift, 2005
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Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Short L.17 Scylla  Search this
Handley Page H.P. 42E Hannibal  Search this
Potez 62  Search this
Douglas DC-2  Search this
Sabena Savoia-Marchetti S.73  Search this
Percival Gull Six  Search this
de Havilland D.H.89 Dragon Rapide  Search this
Caudron C.272 Luciole (Firefly)  Search this
Caudron C.400 Phalene (Moth)  Search this
Caudron C.232  Search this
de Havilland D.H.80 Pull Moth  Search this
French Aviation Photography Collection, Accession number 2005-0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives