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Ape Service Vehicles, Cars 2

Artist:
Willy Hwang  Search this
Creator:
Pixar Animation Studios  Search this
Medium:
Digital painting
Type:
Exhibitions
Concept art
Object Name:
Concept art
Date:
2011
Credit Line:
Courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios
Accession Number:
Pixar Cars 2 20
Rights:
© Disney/Pixar
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_Pixar_Cars_2_20

George Henry Mills Collection

Creator:
Mills, George H., 1895-1975  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy. Naval Airship Program  Search this
Mills, George H., 1895-1975  Search this
Extent:
13.39 Cubic feet (24 legal document boxes; 7 flatboxes)
14.95 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Maps
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1920s-1950s
bulk 1930-1949
Summary:
The George Henry Mills Collection was donated to the National Air and Space Museum in 1994 by Mills' daughter, Mrs. Georgia Mills Head.
Scope and Contents:
The George Henry Mills Collection consists of 14.59 cubic feet (14.47 linear feet) of material collected from his naval career, 1918-1948. A large part of the collection is made up of records of Mills' service during World War II as the commander of the Atlantic Fleet's airship formations. The collection also includes records of his service as an official Navy observer aboard the German rigid airships Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg. Of particular interest are records of the period before and immediately after the entry of the United States into World War II: the pre-war build-up of the Navy's LTA program, the "Neutrality Patrols" as the Navy fought an undeclared war against Germany, and of the harrowing early days of the Battle of the North Atlantic as German U-boats roamed the eastern coast of the United States. Mills maintained an extensive correspondence with many of the leading figures of LTA: Charles E. Rosendahl, Garland Fulton, and Scott E. Peck --their letters provide a unique picture of the Navy LTA program during its most active and successful period.

The collection also includes numerous technical reports on aspects of LTA flight, training material, photographs, clippings and articles on LTA.
Arrangement note:
The George H. Mills Collection is arranged in the following series:

Series I: Naval career of George H. Mills

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: General LTA Papers

Series IV: General Naval Papers

Series V: Publications, Articles, Clippings

Series VI: Lectures, Speeches, Papers

Series VII: Miscellaneous Papers

Series VIII: Photographs

Series IX: Scrapbooks; Oversized Material
Biographical/Historical note:
George Henry Mills (1895-1975), Naval officer and airship aviator, was a member of the U.S. Navy's inner circle of advocates of lighter than air (LTA) flight. Mills was born on August 5, 1895 in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, the son of John Craton Mills and Nora Poole Mills. He attended Bingham Military School in Asheville, North Carolina, and entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1914. Mills graduated from the Academy in June, 1918 and served in various fleet and shore assignments (a chronology of Mills' naval service will be found in the notes to Series I on page 2). He married Leonore Wickersham of Corning, NY in 1923; their daughter, Georgia Lee Mills, was born in 1928.

Mills was assigned to LTA training at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1931. He completed his training in 1932 and served in the Navy's LTA fleet through the 1930's. Mills flew as an observer on board the Graf Zeppelin in 1934 and on the Hindenburg in 1936. In 1935, Mills survived the crash of the USS Macon off the California coast. Mills returned to Lakehurst, serving there in various assignments; he was made commanding officer of NAS Lakehurst in January, 1940.

At Lakehurst, Mills organized blimp patrols as part of the Navy's Neutrality Patrol and helped coordinate the Navy's rapid buildup of the LTA program. When Airship Patrol Group One was formed in January 1942, Mills was named commanding officer; in December 1942 he commanded Airship Wing Thirty. In July 1943, Mills was assigned as the commander of Fleet Airships, Atlantic - the chief of the Navy's LTA forces in the Atlantic Theater. George Mills was promoted to the rank of Commodore in November 1943.

In 1945, Mills returned to sea as the captain of the troopship USS Hermitage. Before retirement from the Navy in 1949, Mills served as the chief of the Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command (CNATE) at NAS Lakehurst.

After leaving the Navy, Mills settled in North Carolina and worked for the Equitable Life Insurance Company, and later for the National Securities and Research Corporation. Mills served one term in the North Carolina State Legislature from 1950 to 1952. George H. Mills died on October 24, 1975, the same day as his longtime LTA colleague and friend, Garland Fulton, whose papers are also part of the collections of the National Air and Space Archives. They were buried on the same day in Arlington National Cemetery.
Chronology:
Chronology of George H. Mills' Naval Service

1914 -- June 14 - Entered U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

1918 -- June 6 - Graduated from the Academy, Class of 1919; commissioned Ensign, USN September 21 - Service aboard USS New Mexico. Promoted to Lieutenant (JG)(Temporary)

1920 -- June 1 - Promotion to Lieutenant (JG)

1922 -- First LTA flight as gunnery spotter on captive balloon on USS New Mexico June 3 - Promotion to Lieutenant

1923 -- September 25 - Assigned as personal aide to RADM George W. Williams, Commandant, Sixth Naval District, Charleston, SC June 20 - Assigned as divisions communication officer on staff of VADM Henry A. Wiley, Battleship Division, Battle Fleet

1929 -- June 5 -Assistant gunnery officer and senior watch officer, USS Pensacola

1924 -- August 5 - Served as aide and flag secretary to RADM Williams as Commander Destroyer Squadrons, Scouting Fleet. Served on USS Concord, USS Dobbin, USS Whitney

1925 -- September - Continued as aide when RADM Williams was relieved by RADM Noble E. Irwin

1931 -- June 1 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst for LTA instruction. Training flights on free and captive balloons and on airships Los Angeles (ZR-3), Akron (ZRS-4), J-3, J-4, K-1 and ZMC-2

1932 -- June 16 - Finished LTA training; designated naval aviator, lighter-than-air, # 3925

1927 -- June 30 - Officer-in-charge, naval recruiting for North and South Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina

1933 -- September 1 - Promotion to Lieutenant Commander

1934 -- May 14 - Ordered on temporary duty as naval observer on the Graf Zeppelin. Made three round trips aboard the Graf Zeppelin between Friedrichshafen and cities in South America August 9 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst as Operations Officer October 14 - Ordered to NAS Sunnyvale (later NAS Moffett Field) as tactical officer, pilot and navigational watch on USS Macon (ZRS-4)

1935 -- February 12 - USS Macon crashes off Point Sur, California. Mills is rescued after three hours in the water April 15 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst as operations and mooring officer

1936 -- November 4 - Ordered to Newport News for fitting out USS Yorktown August - Naval observer aboard Hindenburg on round trip flights between Lakehurst and Frankfort, Germany

1937 -- September 30 – Assigned as gunnery officer, USS Yorktown September 12 – October 2 - Training in chemical warfare at Gas Warfare School, Edgewood Arsenal, MD

1939 -- July 1 - Promotion to Commander June – Assigned as executive officer, NAS Lakehurst

1940 -- January 15 - Appointed commanding officer, NAS Lakehurst

1941 -- July - Temporary duty, Airship Board, Washington

1942 -- December 1 - Appointed Commander, Fleet Airship Wing Thirty June 17 - Promotion to Captain January 2 - Appointed Commander, Airship Patrol Group One

1943 -- November 5 - Promotion to Commodore July 1 - Appointed Commander, Fleet Airships, Atlantic

1945 -- July 23 - Awarded Legion of Merit July 10 - Appointed captain, USS Hermitage (AP-54). Reverts to rank of captain

1946 -- August 5 - Appointed commander, NAS Moffett Field

1947 -- September 26 - Appointed chief, Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command (CNATE)

1949 -- June 30 - Retirement from U.S. Navy

Abbreviations

ADM -- Admiral

ASW -- Anti-submarine warfare

ATC -- Air Transport Command

BuAer -- Bureau of Aeronautics (US Navy)

CDR -- Commander

CNATE -- Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command

Cong -- Congress

GHM -- George Henry Mills

LTA -- Lighter than air flight

MAD -- Magnetic anomaly detector (often found as magnetic airborne detector)

NACA -- National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

NAS -- Naval Air Station

NATS -- Naval Air Transport Service

ND -- No date

RADM -- Rear admiral

RN -- Royal Navy

Sess -- Session

VADM -- Vice Admiral

WPA -- Works Project Authority

ZNP -- Patrol airship

ZP -- Airship squadron
Provenance:
Georgia M. Head, Gift, 1994, 1994-0022, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Airships  Search this
Antisubmarine aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Maps
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
George Henry Mills Collection, Acc. 1994-0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0022
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George Henry Mills Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0022
Additional Online Media:

Hair ornament

Culture/People:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Previous owner:
Wu'-da-wi'-ap (Big White Bear), Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Hair ornament
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Native Term:
mo'n pi' ka di' ko
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Catalog Number:
2/1575
Barcode:
021575.000
See related items:
Niuam (Comanche)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_22839
Additional Online Media:

Bandolier/shoulder sash and bag

Culture/People:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Previous owner:
Wu'-da-wi'-ap (Big White Bear), Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Bandolier/shoulder sash and bag
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads, mescal beans, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Sewn, lazy/lane stitch beadwork
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Native Term:
wu' na ka'
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Catalog Number:
2/1534
Barcode:
021534.000
See related items:
Niuam (Comanche)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_22795
Additional Online Media:

Rattle

Culture/People:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Possible owner:
Wu'-da-wi'-ap (Big White Bear), Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Po-ta-ra (Po'-ta-na), Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Rattle
Media/Materials:
Gourd, wood, hide
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Native Term:
wu' sa wai ya
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Catalog Number:
2/1562
Barcode:
021562.000
See related items:
Niuam (Comanche)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_22826

Rattle

Culture/People:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Previous owner:
Wu'-da-wi'-ap (Big White Bear), Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Rattle
Media/Materials:
Gourd, feather/feathers, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Gourd stitch/Brick stitch/Netted beadwork , painted
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Native Term:
wu' sa wai ya
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Catalog Number:
2/1561
Barcode:
021561.000
See related items:
Niuam (Comanche)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_22825

Meal/flour

Culture/People:
Moapa Paiute  Search this
Previous owner:
Mary Ann (unknown surname), Moapa Paiute  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Meal/flour
Media/Materials:
Mesquite beans
Techniques:
Ground
Object Type:
Food and Foodstuffs
Native Term:
ap'
Place:
Moapa, Moapa River Reservation; Clark County; Nevada; USA
Catalog Number:
14/1849
Barcode:
141849.000
See related items:
Moapa Paiute
Food and Foodstuffs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_152534
Additional Online Media:

Hairbrush

Culture/People:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Previous owner:
Pi-tsi-ap, Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Hairbrush
Media/Materials:
Agave/Maguey fiber, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Gourd stitch/Brick stitch/Netted beadwork
Object Type:
Personal items
Native Term:
na" tsi tu' ye
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Catalog Number:
2/1920
Barcode:
021920.000
See related items:
Niuam (Comanche)
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_22889
Additional Online Media:

Lance scabbard

Culture/People:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Previous owner:
Wu'-da-wi'-ap (Big White Bear), Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Lance scabbard
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers
Techniques:
Stitched
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Catalog Number:
2/1576
Barcode:
021576.000
See related items:
Niuam (Comanche)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_22840
Additional Online Media:

Hide scraper

Culture/People:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Previous owner:
Wu'-da-wi'-ap (Big White Bear), Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Hide scraper
Media/Materials:
Iron blade, elk antler
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hide working tools
Native Term:
tu' ci'p pa" red' ya a'
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Catalog Number:
2/1510
Barcode:
021510.000
See related items:
Niuam (Comanche)
Hide working tools
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_22771
Additional Online Media:

Tattoo bundle

Culture/People:
Osage  Search this
Previous owner:
Ap Ka-tan-ka (Great Elk), Osage  Search this
Great Metanka, Osage  Search this
Doe wa hee, Osage  Search this
Hun tei wacha, Osage  Search this
Patty Frank (Ernst Tobis), Non-Indian, 1876-1959  Search this
Karl May Museum  Search this
Seller:
Karl May Museum  Search this
Object Name:
Tattoo bundle
Media/Materials:
Hide, feather/feathers, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Sewn, twined
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Bundles
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Catalog Number:
21/1571
Barcode:
211571.000
See related items:
Osage
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Bundles
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_225873

Boy's leggings

Culture/People:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Previous owner:
Wu'-da-wi'-ap (Big White Bear), Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Boy's leggings
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads, brass tacks/bosses, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Lazy/lane stitch beadwork , studded
Dimensions:
63 x 31 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Native Term:
ku's
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Catalog Number:
2/1500
Barcode:
021500.000
See related items:
Niuam (Comanche)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_22760
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Belt drop

Culture/People:
Non-Indian; collected from the Miami  Search this
Previous owner:
Susanne Pope (Pi'-m-wai-a'-to-mi'), Miami  Search this
Collector:
Chief William M. Skye (Bill Skye), Peoria, 1868-1923  Search this
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Belt drop
Media/Materials:
Silver, hide thong/babiche, silk ribbon
Techniques:
Perforated, wrapped, cut
Dimensions:
38.50 x 6.30 x 21.00 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Native Term:
co li' ap ka e' ga do wats me' te'm se'
Place:
Indiana; USA
Date created:
1860-1890
Catalog Number:
2/8023
Barcode:
028023.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Miami
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_29995
Additional Online Media:

Belt drop

Culture/People:
Miami  Search this
Previous owner:
Susanne Pope (Pi'-m-wai-a'-to-mi'), Miami  Search this
Collector:
Chief William M. Skye (Bill Skye), Peoria, 1868-1923  Search this
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Belt drop
Media/Materials:
Hide thong/Babiche, silver bead/beads
Techniques:
Strung
Dimensions:
48 x 12 x 1 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Native Term:
co li' ap ka e' ga do wats me' te'm se'
Place:
Indiana; USA
Date created:
circa 1880
Catalog Number:
2/8024
Barcode:
028024.000
See related items:
Miami
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_29996
Additional Online Media:

Child's moccasins

Culture/People:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Previous owner:
Wu'-da-wi'-ap (Big White Bear), Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Child's moccasins
Media/Materials:
Hide, hide, glass bead/beads, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Edge beaded , overlay beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Native Term:
nu' mu' nap
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Catalog Number:
2/1553
Barcode:
021553.000
See related items:
Niuam (Comanche)
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_22816
Additional Online Media:

Child's parka

Culture/People:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Previous owner:
Wu'-da-wi'-ap (Big White Bear), Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Child's parka
Media/Materials:
Lynx skin/fur, wool cloth, cotton cloth, glass pony beads, cowrie shell/shells, glass bead/beads, wooden beads, pigment/pigments, sinew, cotton thread
Techniques:
Sewn, strung, bead-wrapped, colored
Dimensions:
88 x 71 x 10 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (fitted)
Native Term:
pu ha wi' ka op so
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date created:
circa 1875
Catalog Number:
2/1503
Barcode:
021503.000
See related items:
Niuam (Comanche)
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (fitted)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_22764
Additional Online Media:

Cradle

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Collector:
Charles F. Newcombe (C.F. Newcombe), Non-Indian, 1851-1924  Search this
Previous owner:
Free Museum of Science and Art (University of Pennsylvania Museum) (University Museum, University of Pennsylvania)  Search this
Object Name:
Cradle
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
Native Term:
qua-ap
Place:
Xumtaspi; Mount Waddington Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Archipelago:
Vancouver Island Group
Island Name:
Hope Island
Catalog Number:
1/9506
Barcode:
019506.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_20855
Additional Online Media:

Notophthalmus viridescens

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Cedar Key, near, Levy, Florida, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 Mar 1965
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Amphibia, Caudata, Salamandridae
Published Name:
Notophthalmus viridescens
Accession Number:
2017352
Other Numbers:
Field Number : AP Blair #353
USNM Number:
544592
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Amphibians & Reptiles
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6535637

Notophthalmus viridescens

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Cedar Key, near, Levy, Florida, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 Mar 1965
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Amphibia, Caudata, Salamandridae
Published Name:
Notophthalmus viridescens
Accession Number:
2017352
Other Numbers:
Field Number : AP Blair #354
USNM Number:
544593
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Amphibians & Reptiles
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6535638

Notophthalmus viridescens

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Cedar Key, near, Levy, Florida, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 Mar 1965
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Amphibia, Caudata, Salamandridae
Published Name:
Notophthalmus viridescens
Accession Number:
2017352
Other Numbers:
Field Number : AP Blair #355
USNM Number:
544594
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Amphibians & Reptiles
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6535639

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