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New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum (Wanaka, New Zealand)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer UN, Folder 471000-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Museums, Exhibits, Memorials, Planetariums, Science Centers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-u-ref1513

New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum (Wanaka, New Zealand)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Museums, Exhibits, Memorials, Planetariums, Science Centers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-u-ref1512

Bourdina, Galina (fighter pilot; Soviet Air Force; USSR)

Collection Creator:
Revista Aérea Latinoamericana  Search this
Extent:
1 folder
Container:
Box 103, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Arrangement:
photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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 Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Revista Aérea Collection Collection, Acc. 2003-0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Revista Aérea Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0028-ref7377

Thomas Garvin Korean War Scrapbook

Creator:
Garvin, Thomas  Search this
Vines, Gail  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Envelopes
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Date:
1951-1953
Scope and Contents:
One scrapbook of fourteen pages consisting of hand-drawn illustrations cut from envelopes and glued to the scrapbook pages.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Garvin was a fighter pilot during the Korean War. During his tour he wrote letters home with a hand-drawn illustration on each envelope. He also edited an Air Force magazine calledAir Scoop.

According to an unidentified article sent by Gail Vines, Garvin's daughter:

"Thomas Garvin graduated from the Army Air Corps cadets as a second lieutenant in 1945. He served as a flight instructor at Perrin Field, Texas, and was then transferred to Williams AFB, Arizona. His next duty assignment was to Korea, where he served through 1952, flying 100 missions in F-86 and being credited with one confirmed MIG-15 kill and one probable kill.

"After Korean combat, he was assigned to the 50th Fighter Wing, Cannon AFB, New Mexico, and then to duty as operations officer of the 38th Squadron, Alexandria, Louisiana...."
Related Materials:
Of interest to researchers might be collection #755, Stephen A. Douglas World War II Envelopes, 1942-1945. Douglas used watercolors to decorate envelopes he sent home to his family during the war.

The Archives Center also has numerous collections containing scrapbooks and war related materials.
Provenance:
The scrapbook was donated to the Archives Center by Ms. Gail Vines, Garvin's daughter, in December 2000.
The collection was donated by Ms. Gail Vines, daughter of the artist.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
War in art  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Art and war  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Envelopes
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Drawings -- 1930-1970
Citation:
Thomas Garvin Korean War Scrapbook, 1951-1953, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0756
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Thomas Garvin Korean War Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0756
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Albert K. McCutcheon Collection

Creator:
McCutcheon, Albert K.  Search this
Extent:
0.36 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Technical manuals
Pamphlets
Date:
bulk 1940-1949
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following technical manuals and pamphlets: Identification and Tactical Functions of Naval Vessels: Student's Workbook, November 1943; Naval Vessels: Identification and Tactical Functions, July 1943; Instrument Flying, August 1943; Pilots' Information File, November 1944; Instrument Flying: Basic and Advanced, January 1944; Aircraft Recognition Manual; German Language Guide; Pocket Guide of Uniform Insignia; Handbook for Army Air Forces Officers; Going Back to Civilian Life, August 1945; Pocket Guide to The Cities of Southern France; Digest of Civil Air Regulations for Pilots; Identification and Tactical Functions of Aircraft Germany Student's Workbook, November 1943; When You Are Overseas These Facts are Vital, July 1943; related worksheets and charts, including one for Chemical Warfare Agents. There is also a January 1945 target map of Northern Germany which shows Allied and enemy air base numbers.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert K. McCutcheon served as a fighter pilot in the 362nd Flight Group, 378th Fighter Squadron during World War II. After the war, McCutcheon was a Personnel Training Officer with the 10th Depot Group in Germany.
Provenance:
Albert K. McCutcheon, Gift, 1976
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 Permissions Requests
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Pamphlets
Citation:
Albert K. McCutcheon Collection, Accession XXXX-1121, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1121
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1121

World War II Republic P-47 Gun Camera Footage

Creator:
Wolfe, Roland L.  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 82nd Fighter Squadron  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 film canister))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1944
Scope and Contents:
This single roll of film contains gun camera footage of Lieutenant Roland L. Wolfe during World War II. The approximately 200 feet of film covers Wolfe's activities (targets) from March 6, 1944, through September 1, 1944, while he was flying Republic P-47s for the 8th Air Force Fighter Command, 82nd Squadron.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Barbara Kucharczyk, Gift, 2001, 2001-0013, unknown
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 Permissions Requests
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0013
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0013

H. Wallace Peters World War I Collection

Creator:
Peters, Heber Wallace  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service. 33rd Aero Squadron  Search this
Peters, Heber Wallace  Search this
Extent:
0.12 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Date:
1916-1956
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of four folders of correspondence and official papers generated during Wallace Peters's military service.
Biographical / Historical:
Lieutenant Heber Wallace Peters was a member of the American Flying Service in France during World War I. He received flying instruction in Tours and Chateauroux and completed his training in Issoudun, where he became a flight instructor himself. Attached to the 33rd Aero Squadron, he was stationed in Bordeaux for a time after the Armistice before returning to the States.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Joy Peters Haslam, Transfer, 1977, XXXX-0593, unknown
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 Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0593
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0593

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Brooks, Arthur Raymond, 1895-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1918 - 1919
Scope and Contents:
U.S. Army Air Service fighter pilots (some identified).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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 Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection, NASM.1989.0104, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0104-ref248

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Brooks, Arthur Raymond, 1895-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1918 - 1919
Scope and Contents:
World War I fighter pilot aces, given to Brooks by Arthur K. Doolittle.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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 Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection, NASM.1989.0104, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0104-ref249

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Brooks, Arthur Raymond, 1895-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1918 - 1919
Scope and Contents:
World War I fighter pilot aces, given to Brooks by Arthur K. Doolittle.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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 Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection, NASM.1989.0104, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0104-ref250

Major George E. Preddy, Jr. Combat Footage

Creator:
Preddy, George E., 1919-1944  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 352nd Fighter Group  Search this
Preddy, George E., 1919-1944  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic Feet ((5 film reels))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
[ca. 1940s]
Scope and Contents:
This footage consists of five reels of film. The footage includes Preddy's combat footage, including most of his aerial victories through August 6, 1944 and some of this strafing mission footage. In addition, there is also gun camera footage of Preddy firing at two targets and ground targets in 1943.
Biographical / Historical:
Major George E. Preddy, Jr. (1919-1944) was an American ace during World War II, with thirty-two and a half (32 1/2) enemy planes to his credit. Six of those enemy aircraft were downed by Preddy in a little more than six minutes. In 1940, Preddy made three attempts to join the US Navy, each time rejected because of physical problems, before he joined the Army Air Corps and was ordered to report to flight training in April 1941. In December 1941, he graduated from flight training and was sent to Australia, to join the 9th Squadron, 49th Pursuit Group. In 1943 he was sent to the European Theatre, where he was part of the 352nd Fighter Group. He crashed to his death when his North American P-51 Mustang was hit during the Battle of Bulge by American machine gunners' flak on Christmas Day, 1944.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Rachel Preddy Harris, Gift, 1992, 1993-0066, unknown
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 Permissions Requests
Topic:
North American P-51 Mustang Family  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0066
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0066

Trevor S. Tait Scrapbook

Creator:
Tait, Trevor S.  Search this
Names:
Camp Dick, Dallas, Texas  Search this
Carlstrom Field, Arcadia, Florida  Search this
Dorr Field, Florida  Search this
Love Field, Texas  Search this
Extent:
0.38 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Certificates
Clippings
Aerial Photographs
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1917-1918
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook consists of photographs of Tait and his fellow cadets, plane maneuvers, gun camera photos, and newspaper clippings. Included in the collection but separate from the scrapbook are pages from a memoranda/address book, a brief memoir written by Tait in the early 1980s, and several official army certificates such as his training diplomas and his honorable discharge certificate. There is also a large comical watercolor of a pilot in a plane entitled the "Spirit of 1918" and signed at the bottom by 31 people.
Biographical / Historical:
During the summer of 1917, Trevor S. Tait postponed his studies at Yale University in order to volunteer for service with the new branch of the military, the U.S. Air Service. He received his initial pilot training at the newly opened ground school at Cornell University in November 1917. After graduating in February 1918, he was ordered to Camp Dick at Dallas, Texas, and then Love Field, also near Dallas. In October, 1918, he was commissioned, given pursuit classification, and ordered to Carlstrom Field at Arcadia, Florida. After graduating as a pursuit pilot in November, 1918, he was sent to Dorr Field, near Arcadia, for aerial gunnery training. Upon graduation, World War I having already ended, he was provided with an emergency discharge so that he could begin his freshman year at Yale.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Kevin S. Tait, Gift, 2001, 2001-0040, unknown
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 Permissions Requests
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Aerial gunnery  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Flight training  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Certificates
Clippings
Aerial Photographs
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0040

Folder 5 Material Culture. Includes corresponding sections of exhibition script, dated July 2, 1990; and excerpts from The First of the Few; Fighter Pilots of the First World War, by Denis Winter, 1983.

Collection Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-042, National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa93-042-refidd1e936

The Center of Gravity of the Seated Fighter Pilot, TSEAL-3-695-32HH

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Container:
Box 85, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
12/4/44
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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 Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0067-ref8739

The air battle for Malta : the diaries of a fighter pilot / James Douglas-Hamilton ; introduction by Laddie Lucas

Author:
Douglas-Hamilton, James 1942-  Search this
Douglas-Hamilton, David Lord  Search this
Subject:
Douglas-Hamilton, David Lord  Search this
Great Britain Royal Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
150 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Biography
Place:
Malta
Great Britain
Date:
1990
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Call number:
D786 .D68 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_697396

Walter Horten No.1 Talks about model gliders from age 12. [Unidentified speaker (veteran WWII German fighter pilot?), see CD 7a and 7b.] - Side 1 of 2

Collection Creator:
Myhra, David  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Disk 14a
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Scope and Contents:
Walter was born November 13, 1913 [3:40] in Bonn, he was the second son; by 1934 Walter had earned his A, B, C Glider certificate; [5:42] Walter volunteered to join Infantry Regiment 17 in Braunschweig rather than be conscripted into Arbeitsdienst; February 4, 1934, Walter enlisted in Third Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, commanded by then Major Irwin Rommel, Walter was the tallest man in the regiment and became a machine gunner; gunnery experience Walter learned as infantryman, he later applied to aerial fighting [12:00]. [14:40] Walter transferred to the 11th Infantry Regiment at Braunsweig as an officer candidate at the end of 1934…sent to [14:57] War College at Munich; out of about 500 soldiers, Walter the only one without a tailored uniform, Walter's was army issue; [19:50] After asking for a transfer to the Luftwaffe, Walter transferred to the army infantry war college at Dresden in April 1935, the Luftwaffe had no war college at this time; [23:00] Walter was sent to three aviation schools scattered around Germany; [25:11] Walter was sent to KG 155 equipped with Do 23 aircraft at Giebelstadt, near Würtzburg; Walter, disappointed, had wanted fighters; [29:12] Walter showed General Walter Wever (sp?) photos of all-wing aiarcraft; [29:47] on Dynamit AG at Troisdorf, near Cologne; [30:32] Walter asked for transfer to a garrison close to Cologne so he could help Reimar after his regular duty hours. Wever, "very interested" in all-wing aircraft; Walter transferred in early 1936 to JG 134 at Lippstadt, near Cologne; [35:30] Walter shared a room with Trautlaf; Walter's Commanding Officer was Dinort [35:40]; [39:38] Dinort offered Walter his own Ar 65 for flight training and practice; [41:39] Walter moved to Ostheim, Köln where he became a Technical Officer, used facilities to build all-wing aircraft, went to Troisdorf whenever possible to help Reimar; [42:30] Dinort made Reimar a reserve officer in JG 134 too; Walter on his gunnery training experiences; [52:49] Walter assigned to First Squadron as ? (unintelligible); [56:06] Udet ordered Walter to complete two semesters at the technical university in Berlin Charlottenburg where he remained until WWII began in September 1939; [56:36] Walter was transferred back to his old squadron (234?) and Reimar was transferred to Königsburg Neuhaus, a glider transport unit; [57:18] ----translator describes details about crash of Horten IX V2, "hear small starter motor," proof of lost engine.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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 Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra], Acc. 1999-0065, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1999-0065-ref190

Zenos R. Miller World War I Diaries

Creator:
Miller, Zenos Ramsey, 1895-1922  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service. 1st Pursuit Group. 27th Aero Squadron  Search this
Miller, Zenos Ramsey, 1895-1922  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Photographs
Date:
1918
Summary:
This collection consists of two diaries kept by Lieutenant Zenos Ramsey Miller (1895-1922) as a pilot in the 27th Aero Squadron of the US Air Service during World War I, and, following his capture, as a prisoner of war of in Germany.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two items: a diary that Miller entitled "Autograph Book and Diary of Zenos R. Miller: Containing the Names of my fellow Gefangeneners [sic] and a Brief Record of Events." The diary contains entries by 124 of Miller's fellow prisoners in which they write their name, address, and circumstances of capture. There are also descriptions, drawings, photographs, and mementos of prison camp life and the American, British, French and Russian prisoners of war held there. The second item is a diary entitled, "Daily Reminder 1918," which covers the time period January 1 to June 25, 1918, and describes Miller's training, aviation activities, and camp life. The entries were entered by Miller before he was shot down and became a prisoner of war. A memorial volume, "In Memory of Zenos Ramsey Miller" by William Alfred Eddy was included with the collection, and is now held by the National Air and Space Museum Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Zenos R. Miller was a pilot with the 27th Aero Squadron of the United States Air Service during World War I. Miller was credited with shooting down four German aircraft before he was shot down on July 16, 1918. He was held as a prisoner of war at Landshut and Villingen before he was freed by the Armistice in November of 1918. Miller returned to the United States and was studying at Harvard Medical School when he decided to undertake a transcontinental flight during the summer of 1922. He died during the first leg of the trip when his aircraft crashed.
Provenance:
Paul Miller and Helen Rosenthal, gift, 1981, 1994, NASM.1994.0038
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 Permissions Requests
Topic:
Prisoners of war  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics, Military -- Research  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0038
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Zenos R. Miller World War I Diaries
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0038
Additional Online Media:

Richard Rash Color Slide Collection

Creator:
Rash, Richard  Search this
Names:
Rash, Richard  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((10 slide boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color slides
Newsletters
Date:
[ca. 1949-1960s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 187 color slides documenting Rash's military career and his tours in China, Korea, and Viet Nam. The collection is divided into the following series: China, 1947-1948; USA 1948-1949; Korea, 1952-1954; Vietnam, 1966; and Vietnam 1968-69. Marine Corps aircraft are represented.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Rash was a Marine Corps aviator who flew in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. During World War II, Rash flew Grumman F4F Wildcats and Corsairs, as he accompanied dive bombers and torpedo bombers on their missions. After World War II, Rash opted for duty in China, and reported to VMF-211. His tour of China ended with the Communist takeover in 1949. He then went on several tours of duty in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, including service in Greece, Turkey, Spain, and Italy. Subsequently, Rash was called to duty in the Korean war, and later the Vietnam war, before retiring in 1973. During the Korean and Vietnam eras, he flew the following aircraft: North American Sabre F-86, Grumman F9F-5, McDonnell F2H-2, North American FJ-2; Grumman F8F-8, Douglas AD, and Beechcraft SNB.
General:
Other material: One copy of the "Pacific Beach Historical Society Newsletter," which includes a biography of Rash.
NASMrev
Provenance:
John Fry, gift, 1989, 1989-0131, 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 Permissions Requests
Topic:
Grumman F4F Wildcat Family  Search this
Vought F4U Corsair Family  Search this
Grumman F9F-5 Panther  Search this
North American FJ-2 Fury (NA-181)  Search this
Douglas AD (A-1, BT2D) Skyraider Family  Search this
Beech SNB Family  Search this
Grumman F9F-8 (F-9J) Cougar  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee  Search this
North American F-86 Sabre Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Newsletters
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0131
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0131

Langley Theater Audio Tape Preservation Project Collection

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Names:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Samuel P. Langley Theater  Search this
Bader, Douglas Robert Stuart  Search this
Boyington, Gregory W. "Pappy"  Search this
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Gabreski, Francis  Search this
Galland, Adolf  Search this
Gay, George  Search this
Hill, David L. "Tex"  Search this
Lopez, Donald S.,, 1923-2008  Search this
Neumann, Gerhard  Search this
Tibbets, Paul W. (Paul Warfield), 1915-2007  Search this
Yeager, Charles Elwood "Chuck"  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet ((19 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
CD-ROMs
Date:
bulk 1976-2001
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the cd and tape copies of this project. Please note that the original recordings are NOT part of this collection; the originals were returned to their original tape series and accession. The collection also contains the background documentation on this project, including grant information, and tape summaries.
Biographical / Historical:
The Langley Theater (now called the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater) at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) has been the venue for numerous lectures, seminars and special events. Opened in 1976, the theater was an arena for speakers who dealt with almost every aspect of aviation and space history and science. Many famed pilots and astronauts, aircraft and spaceship designers, and space scientists presented lectures or were part of symposiums at the Museum's theater. These presentations, preserved on audio cassette tapes, constitute a rich historical legacy in sound. In 1994, curator Von Hardesty, Aeronautics Division, received a 5000 dollar grant from the Aviation and Space Writers Foundation to help with the cataloging and preservation of the theater lecture tapes. As the grant was not large enough to pay for outside conservation work, equipment (one CD recorder and two audio tape cassette recorders) was purchased and an archival preservation system was implemented. Each selected tape had a cassette and CD copy made. Famous lecturers include: David L. "Tex" Hill, Gerhard Neumann, Adolf Galland, Douglas Bader, George Gay, Gregory W. "Pappy" Boyington, Donald Lopez, Johannes Steinhoff, Francis Stanley "Gabby" Gabrieski, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager, and Paul Tibbets.
Provenance:
Aeronautics Division, NASM, Transfer, 2012
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 Permissions Requests
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
CD-ROMs
Citation:
Langley Theater Audio Tape Preservation Project Collection , Accession 2012-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2012.0034
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2012-0034

Edward V. Rickenbacker Microfilm Collection

Creator:
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Names:
American Airlines  Search this
Eastern Airlines, Inc.  Search this
Fokker Aircraft Corp  Search this
United States. Air Force. Military Air Transport Service  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service. 1st Pursuit Group. 94th Aero Squadron  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((5 microfilm reels))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Albums
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Reports
Date:
1913-1973
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two annual reports, two photograph albums, and a set of microfilm of 26 scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings chronicling Rickenbacker's aviation career. The two photo albums are as follows: 'In Commemoration of the Dedication of the Rickenbacker Foundation,' and 'The Great Silver Fleet,' which features imagery from the 1941 Georgia crash. There are also two annual reports: United Aircraft and Transport Corporation First Annual Report to Stockholders,' 1929 and 'Central Airlines Annual Report, 1965.'
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (1890-1973) had only a sixth grade education but became a leading aviation figure in both military and civilian circles. Rickenbacker was a fighter ace during World War I, where as a member of the 94th Aero Squadron he shot down 22 German aircraft and 4 observation balloons. He became a colonel in the Army Air Reserves and during WWII helped form the Military Air Transport Services. In the civilian sector, Rickenbacker worked at several airlines, including Fokker Aircraft Corporation and American Airways, before going to work at Eastern Airlines in 1934. In 1939 Rickenbacker became Eastern's president and chairman, positions he held until 1963.
General:
Note: The physical scrapbooks were deaccessioned to Auburn University Library in 1996. The National Air and Space Museum holds a microfilm copy.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Estate of Edward Vernon Rickenbacker, unknown, 1973, XXXX-0525, unknown
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 Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0525
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0525

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