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James Kirkpatrick World War II Color Slides and Log Book

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Kirkpatrick, James J, 1922-2008  Search this
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
bulk 1943-1946
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eighty color 35 mm slides taken by 1st Lt. James J. Kirkpatrick, U. S. Army Air Corps, during his World War II service in the Pacific Theater. The collection also contains Kirkpatrick's pilot log (1943-1946) and five copy prints of Kirkpatrick and the aircraft he flew -- a Douglas C-47 Skytrain and a Curtiss C-46 Commando.
Biographical / Historical:
James J. Kirkpatrick (1922 - 2008) was in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. Kirkpatrick was a pilot of Douglas C-47 Skytrains and Curtiss C-46 Commandos, delivering food and medicine and transporting the wounded. After the war, Kirkpatrick graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he received his bachelor's degree (1948) and his master's degree (1949). In 1953, Kirkpatrick received his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Syracuse University and was a management consultant for Fortune 500 companies. Kirkpatrick then became a full professor at New York University and was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant to research fair employment; he was the lead author in the resulting book, Testing and Fair Employment: Fairness and Validity of Personnel Tests for Different Ethnic Groups. Kirkpatrick was a leading expert on fair employment and he became involved in many leading precedent setting cases as an experienced expert witness. He was a professor emeritus at California State University at Long Beach.
Martha Bonar, Gift, 2011
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Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family  Search this
Curtiss C-46 Commando Family  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area  Search this
Color slides
James Kirkpatrick World War II Color Slides and Log Book, Accession 2012-0006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives