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Colonel George Kraigher and General Ira Eaker Photographs

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Names:
Eaker, Ira Clarence (General)  Search this
Kraigher, George (Col)  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Serbia
Date:
bulk 1944-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of thirteen photographs of Colonel George Kraigher and Lt. General Ira Eaker during World War II, mostly at the Fifteenth Air Force Headquarters in Bari, Italy. Other personalities included in the images: Lt. Col. H. Malcolm Baldrige; Brigadier Fitzroy MacLean; Marshal Tito; and Brigadier General William I. Hall. Also included in the photography are images of Kraigher receiving the Order of the Partisan Star, First Class, at the House of the National Assembly building in Serbia in 1945. Two of the photographs show Colonel Kraigher in his Douglas C-47 A Skytrain.
Biographical / Historical:
Colonel George Kraigher was a Serbian World War I pilot. Between the two world wars, Kraigher worked for Fairchild and then became a command pilot for the Western division of Pan American where he invented a motor synchronizer. During World War II, Kraigher was selected by Lt. General Ira Eaker, 15th Air Force, to handle many of the complex relations with Yugoslavia, including the Air Crew Rescue Units. After the war, Kraigher became the head of Aramco's airline in Arabia.
Provenance:
Col. George Kraigher Estate, Gift, 1985
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:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Fifteenth Air Force  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Colonel George Kraigher and General Ira Eaker Photographs, NASM Acc. 1985.0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1985.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1985-0018