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John Wallis Bishop Collection

Creator:
Bishop, John Wallis (Jack)  Search this
Names:
Great Britain. Royal Flying Corps. 66th Squadron  Search this
Quiet Birdmen, The  Search this
Roosevelt Field (N.Y.)  Search this
Bishop, John Wallis (Jack)  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Photographs
Publications
Maps
Date:
1918-1936
Scope and Contents:
John (Jack) Wallis Bishop was born June 8, 1892 and was killed in a flying accident at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York on August 30, 1936. He was an American who began his military career in Canada during World War I and subsequently in 1917 was assigned to the 66th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) at the front for 14 months in northern Italy. He shot down two enemy aircraft and participated in 22 low altitude bombing raids. He returned to the US in June 1919, became a member of the "Ancient and Secret Order of Quiet Birdmen" and continued flying. In the 1930s he became a flying instructor and pilot at Roosevelt Field and a lieutenant in the Nassau County (NY) police department. He was a friend and flying associate of the air racer Annette Gipson.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection contains photos, log books,and a WWI diary. The collection includes an aerial map of the northern Italian front, a copper membership plate for the Quiet Birdmen organization, a booklet of silhouettes of WWI aircraft, pamphlets on the 66th Squadron, and an article from the November/December 1931 edition of The Military Engineer entitled "Two-Fifths of an Ace," describing Bishop's exploits with the 66th Squadron. Also included are a medallion of the Lafayette Escadrille memorial, a book of tickets for excursion flights with Bishop, and a genealogy of Samuel and John Bishop.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
E. Thompson Magoffin, gift, 1988, 1988-0086, not 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:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Photographs
Publications
Maps
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0086
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1988-0086

Carl J. Christenson Papers

Creator:
Christenson, Carl J., 1907-1986  Search this
Names:
Civil Aeronautics Administration  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
Humboldt Air Service (Eureka, Cal.)  Search this
Quiet Birdmen, The  Search this
Wright Air Service  Search this
Christenson, Carl J., 1907-1986  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Cubic Feet (4 legal document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1980s]
bulk 1928-1968
Scope and Contents:
This collection covers Christenson's flying and government career and includes the following types of material: photographs, newspaper clippings, government forms and memorandums, correspondence, publications, and log books.
Biographical / Historical:
Carl J. Christenson (1907-1986) learned to fly at Oakland, CA with the Wright Air Service and received his license in 1928. Christenson worked for the Wright Air Service as a line boy and mechanic's helper although he also hopped passengers to build flight time. He was issued transport and mechanic licenses in 1929 and went to work for Humboldt Flying Service in Eureka, CA. During the 1930s he became engaged in fixed base and barnstorming operations in northern California and central Washington with a variety of small flying services. In 1939 Christenson was hired as an inspector by the CAA/FAA, and he served in Maryland, Virginia, Iowa, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and California before retiring in 1969. Christenson was a member of the Quiet Birdmen.
General:
Other materials: a photograph of the Seversky aircraft was added to the Seversky aircraft technical file.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Andrew L. Christenson, gift, 1995, 1995-0057, 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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0057
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0057

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