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Frederick J. Poats Color Photography Collection

Creator:
Poats, Frederick J.  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 118th Tactical Reconnaissance  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
November 1944 - December 1945
Summary:
This consists of twenty-six color photographs taken between November 1944 and December 1945 by Frederick J. Poats in India at Panagar Air Base, and in China at Chengkung, Hangchow, Laohwangping, Luichow, Shanghai, and Suichwan.
Scope and Contents:
This group of 26 color photographs were taken by Frederick J. Poats. Aircraft and a few personnel (Poats, Lt. Leroy Price, and some Chinese) are seen in India at Panagar Air Base, and in China at Chengkung, Hangchow, Laohwangping, Luichow, Shanghai, and Suichwan. Two photos show Lockheed P-38 Lightnings of the 449th Fighter Squadron (449FS). Two photos show Poats' North American P-51D Mustang "Lady Marion" (named for his girlfriend, who became his wife after the war). One photo shows a Consolidated F-7A (s/n 42-64102) of the 24th Combat Mapping Squadron. Other aircraft types depicted include: Lockheed F-5E Lightning, Douglas C-54 Skymaster, captured Japanese "Ida" (Tachikawa Ki-36) in Nationalist China markings, Curtiss C-46 Commando, Douglas C-47 Skytrain, and Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt.
Arrangement:
No arrangement.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick J. Poats joined the 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (118 TRS), 23rd Fighter Group (23 FG), in November 1944. He was stationed in Luliang, China, and assigned to temporary duty assignments with the 26th Fighter Squadron (26 FS) based in Chengkung until the 118 TRS had established themselves at a base in Suichwan, China. Poats was stationed with the 118 TRS from that point on. From World War II's end through mid-December 1945 Poats was involved with ferrying aircraft and materiel for the Chinese government as part of the "Diffenbaugh Project."
Provenance:
Frederick J. Poats, gift, circa 1984, NASM.XXXX.0595
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:
Lockheed P-38 Lightning Family  Search this
North American P-51D (F-51D) Mustang  Search this
Consolidated F-7A Liberator  Search this
Lockheed F-5E Lightning  Search this
Douglas C-54 Skymaster Family  Search this
Curtiss C-46 Commando Family  Search this
Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family  Search this
Tachikawa Ki-36 Ida  Search this
Tachikawa Ki-55 Ida  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- India  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Frederick J. Poats Color Photography Collection, NASM.XXXX.0595, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0595
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0595
Additional Online Media:

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref1009

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref1347

Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AR, Folder 400440-00
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Bibliographies
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: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref45727

Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AR, Folder 400440-01
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.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref45730

Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AR, Folder 400440-03
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.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref45733

Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AR, Folder 400440-04
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.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref45736

Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AR, Folder 400440-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
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: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref45739

Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family, Civil

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AR, Folder 400441-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
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: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref45742

Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AR, Folder 400440-OS
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Oversize
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: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref45874

Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr. Papers

Creator:
Campbell, Lawrence Edward "Larry," Jr.,, 1926-1992.  Search this
Extent:
0.87 Cubic Feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Articles
Correspondence
Video recordings
Logbooks
Date:
bulk 1945-1992
Summary:
This collection consists of approximately 0.87 cubic feet of material relating to the career of Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr. in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Reserves, the National Transportation and Safety Board, and the Alaska Air National Guard.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.87 cubic feet of material relating to the career of Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr., including photographs; news clippings; correspondence; military and personnel records; award certificates and commendations; training materials and manuals; flight records; and a folder of material pertaining to a racial discrimination complaint that Campbell filed against his supervisor at the Alaska Field Office of the National Transportation and Safety Board. There are fifteen black and white photographs in the collection ranging in size from approximately 2.5 by 3.5 inches up to 8 by 10 inches. Aircraft shown in the photographs are the Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt; Lockheed (F-80) P-80A Shooting Star; and the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar. The collection also contains three VHS tapes containing oral history interviews of Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr. that were conducted by his family, the ceremony presenting him the The Alaskan Legion of Merit, and his memorial service; as well as two of Campbell's pilot's log books. The first log book covers the dates October 1947 to June 1960, and the second has a single entry for June 1968.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by type of material, or in some cases topic. Items within each folder are arranged chronologically. Titles in brackets were applied by Archivist.
Biographical / Historical:
Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr. (1926-1992) was a pioneering African American aviator. He volunteered for military service in 1944 and was sent for cadet training with the 332nd Fighter Group at Tuskegee Army Air Field but was discharged in 1945 at the end of World War II. Campbell was again accepted for flight training in 1947, which he successfully completed in 1948. In the late 1940s, Campbell flew the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star which was widely reported to be the first jet flight to be made by an African American for the U.S. Air Force. Campbell was discharged again a few years later but continued his flying career with the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Campbell worked as an accident analyst and later administrative assistant with Boeing from the 1950s until taking a position as an air safety investigator with the National Transportation and Safety Board in 1963. In February of that year, Campbell joined the Alaska Air National Guard at the rank of captain making him the first African American member, and when he assumed command of the Guard unit in 1972, he became the first African American group commander in the country. Campbell retired from the Air National Guard in 1973 at the rank of colonel. Throughout his career, Campbell held a number of positions in state and Federal government including membership on the Alaska Transportation Commission; director of operations and safety manager for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Aircraft Services; and loan examiner for the Alaska Department of Commerce, Division of Veterans Affairs. Campbell was the recipient of numerous honors and awards including being selected by then Alaska governor Walter J. Hickel as the state's representative to the American Foundation for Negro Affairs Conference (1966); receiving the Air Force Commendation Award for outstanding achievement (1972); and being honored with the Alaska Legion of Merit (1992).
Provenance:
Dolores R. Campbell, Gift, 2016, NASM.2016.0035
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
Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family  Search this
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar  Search this
Lockheed (F-80) P-80A Shooting Star  Search this
African American air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Articles
Correspondence
Video recordings
Logbooks
Citation:
Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr. Papers, NASM.2016.0035, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2016.0035
See more items in:
Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2016-0035
Additional Online Media:

Harley Bisselberg World War II Photo Album

Names:
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photograph albums
Date:
1942-1944
Summary:
This photo album contains approximately 280 black and white images relating to the 84th Fighter Squadron, Sergeant Harley Bisselberg's fellow service members, and wrecks, repair and maintenance of aircraft.
Scope and Contents:
This photo album contains approximately 280 black and white images relating to the 84th Fighter Squadron, Sergeant Harley Bisselberg's fellow service members, and wrecks, repair and maintenance of aircraft. Aircraft featured include the Waco CG-4A Hadrian (NZR) (Haig) (G-4); Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress; Republic P-47D (F-47D) Thunderbolt "Little Princess" (s/n 42-26581); North American P-51D (F-51D) Mustang "Big Beautiful Doll" (44-13923); North American P-51D (F-51D) Mustang "Scream'n Demon;" and North American P-51D (F-51D) Mustang "Double Trouble."
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Harley A. Bisselberg (1918-1986) was born in Indiana and enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1942, where he served as a mechanic. Sergeant Bisselberg's service was marked by innovation, as when he engineered a trap door in the belly fuel tank of a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt to enable the delivery of tool kits to downed pilots for repair of their aircraft. Bisselberg was awarded the Legion of Merit in 1944.
Provenance:
Tom Day, Gift, 2013
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
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family  Search this
North American P-51D (F-51D) Mustang  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Citation:
Harley Bisselberg World War II Photo Album, NASM.2013.0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0022
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0022
Additional Online Media:

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

Regulus I; Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family. [photograph]

Photographer:
United States Air Force  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
February 9, 1948
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Guided missiles  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-NASM-9A12044
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_370341

Propulsion, Propellers, Curtiss 836 Blades; Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family. [photograph]

Photographer:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1945
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A12119
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Sherman Fairchild Collection of Aeronautical Photographs
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_370855

Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family; Campbell, Lawrence Edward "Larry," Jr.. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1945
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A13504
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr. Papers
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381614

Campbell, Lawrence Edward "Larry," Jr.; Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1945
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A13513
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr. Papers
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381623

Campbell, Lawrence Edward "Larry," Jr.; Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family. [photograph]

Photographer:
United States Air Force  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
May 1966
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A13514
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr. Papers
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381624

Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family; Campbell, Lawrence Edward "Larry," Jr.. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1947
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A13516
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr. Papers
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381626

Davis, Benjamin Oliver, Jr. (Colonel);RÌ€epublic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family. [photograph]

Photographer:
Schreick's Photo Service  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1944
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aircraft  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A00657
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_383459

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