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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:

San Francisco welcomes the 14th Air Service Group and 987th Signal Company combined reunion, October 12, 13, 14, 1999 : 57th anniversary, 1942-1999

Title:
14th Air Service Group and 987th Signal Company : 1999 combined reunion, San Francisco, California
Fourteenth Air Service Group and Nine Hundred Eighty-Seventh Signal Company
Subject:
United States Army Signal Operations Company, 987th History  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Air Service Group, 14th History  Search this
Physical description:
70, [1] pages : illustrations
Type:
Personal narratives, American
History
Personal narratives
Place:
United States
Burma
Date:
1999
[1999?]
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Reunions  Search this
Call number:
D769.363 14th .S36 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096755

768th Bombardment Squadron China-Burma-India Theater Photographs and Maps [Trager]

Creator:
Trager, Max., 1921-2004  Search this
Extent:
1.22 Cubic Feet ((5 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1940s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.73 cubic feet of material relating to Max Trager's service with the 462nd Bombardment Group, 768th Bombardment Squadron in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater during World War II including photographic material, maps, and military records. The photographs show various aircraft, including a large amount of nose art; photographs of Max Trager as well as other personnel from his unit; scenes of life on base; and scenes from the various countries where they were stationed. The photographs are largely black and white and are of various sizes up to 8 by 10 inches. There is also one folder of color prints and one folder of color slides (some of which are metal mounted). There are also a small amount of negatives in the collection. Aircraft shown in the photographs include the Boeing B-29 Superfortress; North American B-25C Mitchell; Consolidated B-24 Liberator; North American P-51C Mustang; Republic P-47D (F-47D) Thunderbolt; Lockheed P-38L Lightning; and the Curtiss P-40N Warhawk. Named aircraft shown in the photographs include Boeing B-29 Superfortresses Mis-Chief-Mak-Er; Flak Magnet; Thunder Bird; Globe Girdle Myrtle; War Admiral; Hoodlum-House II; Celestial Princess; Musn' Touch It; The Shrike; Phony Express; Memphis Maid; Slave Girl; Global Glamour; Sweet Thing; Celestial Queen; Lady Marge; Fire Belle; Patience Reward; Snuffy; Raidin Maiden II; Sleepy Time Gal; High and Mighty; Mysterious Mistress; Ready Betty; Haulinas; Hellon Wings; Airborn; The Cajun Queen; Draggin' Lady; Lucky Lady; Our Gal; Dream Girl; Winnie II; Nightmare; King Size; Trouble-maker; and Jack's Hack; as well as a Curtiss P-40N Warhawk painted with the skull nose art of the 80th Fighter Group, known as the "Burma Banshees." Numerous unit insignia are also visible. The collection also contains a "Serviceman's Map of the United States" published by Fred Harvey which includes a key to insignia in various branches of service; some of Trager's military records (some are photocopies); a "Taj Mahal Atlas" which Trager marked with routes and notes on various missions; and a "462nd Bombardment Group Hellbird Handbook" featuring information on the various squadrons and some photos from the War. There are also two oversized maps in the collection. One is a U.S. Army Air Forces, Army Map Service Aeronautical Chart showing the Hooghly River region of India with some handwritten notes on it. This map measures approximately 28.75 by 22 inches and dates to circa 1943. The second is a world map, published by the "Geographia" Map Company and measuring approximately 41 by 27 inches, on which Max Trager has marked his travels during his military service.
Biographical / Historical:
Max Trager (1921-2004) was an airplane and engine mechanic who served with the 462nd Bombardment Group, 768th Bombardment Squadron in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater during World War II. Trager entered active service in September 1942. Trager was initially assigned to the aviation repair depot at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas where he worked on Curtiss-Wright engines. Trager then went to Piardoba Airfield, India by way of North Africa. Trager later served as crew chief for Boeing B-29 Superfortress aircraft flying out of Kiunglai Airfield, China. Trager's final duty station was at West Field, Tinian, Marianas Island before he separated from the military as a sergeant in November 1945.
Provenance:
Stephen M. Trager, 2015, gift
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:
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
768th Bombardment Squadron  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- India  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Photographs
Citation:
768th Bombardment Squadron China-Burma-India Theater Photographs and Maps [Trager], Accession 2015-0029, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0029
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0029

Walter W. Pentecost (Flying Tigers) Photograph Collection

Creator:
Pentecost, Walter W. ("Penny")  Search this
Names:
American Volunteer Group  Search this
Intercontinent Corporation  Search this
Pentecost, Walter W. ("Penny")  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic Feet ((4 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1941
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 88 photographs, primarily of Curtiss P-40 Warhawks, both before and after assembly in Rangoon. There are also photos of the American Volunteer Group, as well as of other aircraft, namely the Bristol Blenheim Bomber, Fleet Model 10, the Douglas DC-3, and several of the Lockheed 10 Electra. Most of the photographs were taken by Pentecost, except for five which are Curtiss-Wright photos simply furnished by Pentecost. There is at least one photograph of Walter Pentecost himself. Only approximately 10 of the photos are dated (1941), and a number of them do not list a location. Most, however, note Rangoon as the location, with some taken in Loiwing, China and its surrounding area.
Biographical / Historical:
Walter W. 'Penny' Pentecost's involvement in the world of aviation spanned the greater part of his lifetime. Following a stint as a barnstormer in the 1920s, Pentecost studied engineering at Purdue University. While working at North American Aviation as an Allison engine specialist, he was hired by the Intercontinent Corporation as an 'advance man' for the American Volunteer Group (a.k.a. the Flying Tigers). He was stationed in Rangoon, Burma between May and November of 1941 to oversee the assembly of approximately 100 Flying Tiger Curtiss P-40 Warhawks that were shipped to that nation for the Flying Tigers' mission to defend the Burma Road. Following this mission, Pentecost was sent to Loiwing, China, where he became involved with locating and refurbishing downed combat aircraft, and rescuing reusable parts that could be used to reconstruct other airplanes. Upon his return to the United States, Pentecost worked as a flight test engineer for combat airplanes, and as a service engineer for the Nike Zeus missile system. He also spent time as a project engineer for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory and assisted with NASA's Sky Lab.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Walter W. Pentecost, gift, 1982, XXXX-0567, 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:
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Series  Search this
Bristol Blenheim  Search this
Fleet (Canada) Model 10  Search this
Douglas DC-3 Family  Search this
Lockheed Model 10 Electra Family  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- India  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0567
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0567

India-Burma Headquarters Photograph Collection [Pace]

Creator:
Pace, Joseph J.  Search this
Names:
Pace, Joseph J.  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1944-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of photographs and negatives documenting the aircraft, equipment, operations, and recreational activities in the Malir area. The material includes images of recruit processing at Landhi Field and operations at the Landhi Flexible Gunnery Training Unit, as well as a typed list of special orders and addresses in use.
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph J. Pace was stationed in Malir, India, at the India-Burma Headquarters where he served as photo chief during World War II (1945) and in 1946. Although much of the information from this post was destroyed, Pace salvaged a portion of the photographs and negatives documenting the activities at the post.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Joseph J. Pace, gift, 1989, 1989-0100, Public Domain
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
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- India  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics, Military -- Research  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0100
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0100

I Can Hear it Now - Volume II - 1945 to 1949 [sound recording]

Performer:
Murrow, Edward R  Search this
Friendly, Fred W  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
1949
Topic:
Television programs  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-3828
Columbia 4261
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_316606

C-47/R4D skytrain units of the Pacific and CBI / David Isby

Author:
Isby, David C  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pacific Ocean
Burma
China
India
Date:
2007
Topic:
Douglas DC-3 (Transport plane)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
TL686.D65 I83 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_815105

Duty, honor, victory : America's athletes in World War II / Gary L. Bloomfield

Author:
Bloomfield, Gary L  Search this
Physical description:
394 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Athletes  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Sports  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_724229

Building for victory : World War II in China, Burma, and India and the 1875th Engineer Aviation Battalion / William Collins King

Author:
King, William C. 1921-  Search this
Subject:
King, William C  Search this
United States Army Engineer Aviation Battalion, 1875th  Search this
United States Army Officers  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 219 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, American
Biography
Place:
United States
China
Burma
India
Date:
2004
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_736172

The jungle war : mavericks, marauders, and madmen in the China-Burma-India theater of World War II / Gerald Astor

Author:
Astor, Gerald 1926-2007  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 392 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Burma
India
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Jungle warfare  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_740732

The Burma road : the epic story of the China-Burma-India theater in World War II / Donovan Webster

Author:
Webster, Donovan  Search this
Physical description:
370 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Burma
Burma Road (China and Burma)
Date:
2003
C2003
Japanese occupation, 1942-1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_799554

The U.S. Army campaigns of World War II

Title:
US Army campaigns of World War II
Author:
Center of Military History  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
1992-
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523945

Flying the Hump : memories of an air war / Otha C. Spencer

Author:
Spencer, Otha Cleo 1920-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 217 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Himalaya Mountains
China
Burma
India
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Airlift, Military--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
History, Military  Search this
Call number:
D790.S625 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_443204

The Arakan operations, 1942-1945 / N.N. Madan

Author:
Madan, N. N  Search this
Subject:
India Army History  Search this
Physical description:
xxx, 371 p., [38] p. of plates (some folded) : ill., maps (some col.), ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Burma
India
Date:
1954
1954]
World War, 1939-1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
History, Military  Search this
Call number:
D767.6 .M17 1954
D767.6.M17 1954
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_329714

Air operations in China, Burma, India, World War II : dates [sic] of survey, 1 July 1946 / Military Analysis Division

Author:
United States Strategic Bombing Survey Military Analysis Division  Search this
Physical description:
v, 107 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
India
Burma
Pacific Ocean
Date:
1947
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
D767.3 .U58 1947
D767.3.U58 1947
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_336831

2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, AAF, CBI, WWII / compiled and edited by W.E. Smith

Subject:
United States Army Air Forces Troop Carrier Squadron, 2nd History  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 434 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Burma
India
Date:
1987
C1987]
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
D790.A12 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_370745

China, Burma, India / by Don Moser and the editors of Time-Life Books

Author:
Moser, Don  Search this
Time-Life Books  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Burma
India
China
Date:
1980
1980,c1978
1937-1945
1824-1948
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
D767.6 .M898 1980
D767.6.M898 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_374879

China, Burma, India / by Don Moser and the editors of Time-Life Books

Author:
Moser, Don  Search this
Time-Life Books  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Burma
India
China
Date:
1978
C1978
1937-1945
1824-1948
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
D767.6.M65X 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_284503

Stilwell's personal file--China, Burma, India, 1942-1944 / edited by Riley Sunderland and Charles F. Romanus

Author:
Stilwell, Joseph Warren 1883-1946  Search this
Sunderland, Riley  Search this
Romanus, Charles F  Search this
Subject:
Stilwell, Joseph Warren 1883-1946  Search this
Physical description:
5 v. (xx, 2613 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
China
Burma
India
United States
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Sources  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Sources  Search this
Generals  Search this
Call number:
D767.S76 1976X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_98948

The mantle of command : FDR at war, 1941-1942 / Nigel Hamilton

Author:
Hamilton, Nigel  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 514 pages : illustrations, maps; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Case studies
Place:
United States
Great Britain
Date:
2014
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history  Search this
Command of troops  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Foreign relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1031258

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