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"They Cheer" World War II Pilot Safety Posters

Creator:
United States. Air Force  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Posters
Date:
bulk 1942-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of six 9 by 11 inch color lithographs from the "They Cheer" poster series from World War II.
Biographical / Historical:
During World War II, the Directorate of Air Traffic and Safety and Directorate of Safety Education published a series of posters reinforcing pilot safety using caricatures of Axis leaders Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Hideki Tojo, who cheer when the American pilot makes mistakes. The complete set consisted of sixteen posters.
Provenance:
Jeremy Kinney, Gift, 2016
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
Aeronautics -- Safety measures  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Citation:
"They Cheer" World War II Pilot Safety Posters, Accession 2016-0039, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2016.0039
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2016-0039

Frank Purdy Lahm Collection

Creator:
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963  Search this
Names:
International Balloon Race  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
United States. Army. Air Corps. Training Center. Randolph Field. Texas  Search this
United States. Army. Army Air School -- Phillippines  Search this
United States. Army. Second Army Air Service  Search this
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963  Search this
Extent:
1.04 Linear feet
1.09 Cubic feet (1 records center box; 1 flatbox)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Photographs
Publications
Posters
Correspondence
Diaries
Date:
1906-1965
bulk 1912-1930
Summary:
Major General Frank Purdy Lahm (1877-1963) was the first balloon pilot, the first airship pilot, and the first airplane pilot in the US Army. Like his father, Frank Samuel Lahm, his early interest was in ballooning, and in 1906 he won the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. In 1909 Lahm and Lt. Frederick E. Humphreys were trained by Orville and Wilbur Wright to fly the first plane the US Army purchased from the Wrights. In 1912 he was made commanding officer of the US Army Flying School in the Philippines, and during World War I he was commander of the Second Army Air Service. Following the war Lahm founded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, a source of great pride to him, but was reassigned in 1931 as air attaché and later military attaché to France and Belgium. When Lahm retired from the military in 1941 he had distinguished himself as recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and the French Legion of Honor.

This collection consists of photographs and news clippings detailing Lahm's military career and his personal life.
Scope and Contents:
The Frank Purdy Lahm Collection (Acc. 1986-0044), located in the National Air and Space Museum Archives Division, is made up of approximately 1 cubic foot of newsclippings and other materials relating to his personal life and aviation-oriented career. The collection was donated by Lahm's children, Colonel Lawrence Lahm and Mrs. R.E. McMahon on September 12, 1985. The collection was formally received by NASM Archives Division in January of 1986.

The collection consists primarily of newsclippings relating Lahm's aviation-oriented military career. Also included are personal items such as correspondence, photographs, and published materials. Materials in this collection date between 1906 and 1963, with the bulk dates being between circa 1912 and 1930, when Lahm's military career appears busiest. The materials were divided into 3 Series:

1) The personal life of Frank Purdy Lahm: this includes newsclippings, personal correspondence, speeches and presentations, awards and honors both won by and established in the name of Lahm, and newsclippings in which Lahm speaks about other aviation happenings.

2) Materials relating to Lahm's Military Career: this series includes Lahm's ballooning experiences and reports to his superiors, his establishing of the U.S. Army Flying School at Fort McKinley in the Philippine Islands and his establishing of the U.S. Army Air Training Corps, Randolph Field, TX. Also included in this series is a copy of a pamphlet entitled Training the Airplane Pilot, which Lahm wrote for Great Britain while he was Military and Air Attaché to France and Belgium.

3) Clippings relating to aviation figures: this series contains newsclippings collected by Lahm for other aviation figures he apparently knew. While the bulk of these relate to Henry Arnold and the Wright Brothers, there is also a folder entitled "Clippings on other Aviation Figures."

As the bulk of this collection is made up of newsclippings, arrangement was made difficult by the fact that items relating to the same incident were spread out over a period of years. As such, a chronological arrangement of materials on the folder level was impossible. Arrangement on the folder level has been done by subject, with either chronological or alphabetical arrangement for items within the folder.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into 3 Series:

1) The personal life of Frank Purdy Lahm: this includes newsclippings, personal correspondence, speeches and presentations, awards and honors both won by and established in the name of Lahm, and newsclippings in which Lahm speaks about other aviation happenings.

2) Materials relating to Lahm's Military Career: this series includes Lahm's ballooning experiences and reports to his superiors, his establishing of the U.S. Army Flying School at Fort McKinley in the Philippine Islands and his establishing of the U.S. Army Air Training Corps, Randolph Field, TX. Also included in this series is a copy of a pamphlet entitled Training the Airplane Pilot, which Lahm wrote for Great Britain while he was Military and Air Attaché to France and Belgium.

3) Clippings relating to aviation figures: this series contains newsclippings collected by Lahm for other aviation figures he apparently knew. While the bulk of these relate to Henry Arnold and the Wright Brothers, there is also a folder entitled "Clippings on other Aviation Figures."

As the bulk of this collection is made up of newsclippings, arrangement was made difficult by the fact that items relating to the same incident were spread out over a period of years. As such, a chronological arrangement of materials on the folder level was impossible. Arrangement on the folder level has been done by subject, with either chronological or alphabetical arrangement for items within the folder.

Series 1: Personal Life

Series 2: Military Career

Series 3: Other Aviation Figures
Biographical/Historical note:
Frank Purdy Lahm was born on 17 November 1877 in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of balloonist Frank S. Lahm and Adelaide Purdy Lahm. Following his mother's death in 1880, Frank's father moved to Paris to pursue his ballooning interests, leaving his son in the care of a widowed aunt. Between 1880 and 1901, Lahm attended a number of schools and military institutes, finally graduating in 1901 with a Bachelor of Military Science degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point. After graduation, Lahm was assigned to the cavalry branch and immediately departed to the Philippines for duty with the Sixth Cavalry. He served there until 1903, when, much to his dismay, he was reassigned to West Point to teach French. In the summer of 1904, Lahm went to visit his father in Paris on leave. While there, Lahm made his first ascent in a balloon. One year later Lahm was awarded Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (F.A.I.) Balloon Certificate #4. In 1906 Lahm represented the United States in the first Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race, which Lahm and his aide, Major Henry Hersey, won after out distancing their nearest opponents by fifty miles. Lahm was then transferred to the Aeronautical Section of the Army Signal Corps. Lahm was ordered to investigate aeronautical activities in Britain and Germany, where he spent much of 1907. In February of 1908, Lahm drafted a report on military aviation and presented it to Theodore Roosevelt, who then approved a sum of $25,000 for military aeronautics. Having received F.A.I. Airship Pilot Certificate #2, Lahm was deemed the best candidate to direct trial flights leading to the possible purchase of military aircraft.

With his prior aviation experience, Lahm was put in charge of organizing the 1908 trials of the Wright brothers' aircraft at Fort Myer, Virginia. While at Fort Myer, Lahm was the first passenger in a heavier-than-air craft, flying eight days prior to the accident in which Lt. Thomas Selfridge became the first Army flight casualty. After the accident, Lahm and the other directors were re-assigned to their original branches, with Lahm returning to the cavalry. Trial flights of the Wright Military Flyer resumed in 1909. On 9 September, Lahm and Orville Wright set the world endurance flying record with a flight of six minutes. During October, Wilbur Wright taught Lahm and Lt. Frederick Humphries to fly at College Park, Maryland, and Lahm received F.A.I. Airplane Pilot Certificate #2 on 26 October, soloing three minutes after Humphries.

Following the successful trial flights, Lahm returned to the cavalry branch and remained in relative anonymity until July 1911, when he won the National Balloon Race in St. Louis, Missouri, and placed second in the International Balloon Race, held at the same time. On 18 October, 1911, Lahm married Gertrude Jenner. In 1912, Lahm was transferred to the Philippine Islands, where he established and commanded the U.S. Army Flying School at Fort McKinley. Lahm remained in the Pacific until 1914, when he was again reassigned to the cavalry and served on the Mexican border. After his tour with the cavalry, Lahm was promoted to the rank of captain in April of 1916 and served as the secretary of the U.S. Army Flying School, Rockwell Field, San Diego, California. He remained here until 1917, when he was put in command of the U.S. Army Balloon School, Omaha, Nebraska, and promoted to the temporary rank of colonel. Later in that same year, Lahm was ordered overseas to observe British and French use of balloons in combat. Originally intending to return home, Lahm was then put in command of the American Expeditionary Force (A.E.F.) lighter-than-air service. He also acted as Commander of the Second Army Air Service, A.E.F. In 1918, due to the wartime necessity for officers, Lahm was promoted to the permanent rank of colonel and continued his service with the Second Army Air Service.

In 1919 and 1920 Lahm attended the Army War College, followed by assignment to the War Department General Staff in Washington, D.C. until 1924. From 1924 to 1926 Lahm acted as Air Officer for the Ninth Corps Area, and in 1926, Lahm was instrumental in planning and organizing the Air Corps Training Center, which was to soon become Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas. His duties at Randolph Field kept him in Texas until 1930, when Lahm was temporarily promoted to the rank of brigadier general and assigned as the Assistant Chief of the Air Corps. In 1930, Lahm returned to the position of Air Officer, Ninth Corps Area. In 1931, Lahm's wife died. Following his duty as Air Officer, Lahm reverted to his permanent rank and was assigned as the Air Attaché to France, Belgium, and Spain. In 1933, Lahm picked up the additional responsibility of being Military Attaché to France and Belgium, remaining in both of these posts until 1935. He then served as Air Officer for the Second Corps Area until 1940, when he became the Chief of Aviation, First Army, at Governors Island, New York. In 1941, Lahm was promoted to the permanent rank of brigadier general and assigned as the Commanding General at the Gulf Coast Training Center, Randolph Field, Texas. While here he received an honorary promotion to the rank of major general from President Franklin Roosevelt. Having reached mandatory retirement age, Lahm retired on 30 November, 1941 with the rank of brigadier general.

Following retirement, Lahm moved back to his hometown of Mansfield, Ohio. His interest in aviation continued, and within two years he and Charles de Forest Chandler co-authored How Our Army Grew Wings, on aeronautical activities in the U.S. Army prior to 1914. Lahm also became interested in civic activities during this time, becoming involved with the Boy Scouts, various local historical societies, and with stimulating local interest in international events. He helped establish International Affairs Committees in Cleveland and Mansfield, Ohio. Lahm also spoke on the lecture circuit, relating his personal experiences and providing support for the advancement of military aviation. On 4 April, 1948, Lahm married Grace Wolfe Kenson.

On 3 July, 1963 Lahm suffered a stroke and was hospitalized in Sandusky, Ohio. On 7 July 1963 he passed away at the age of eighty-five. His body was cremated and the ashes were spread into the air from a plane flying over Randolph Field, Texas.

In addition to being a member and past President of the Early Birds of Aviation, Inc., Lahm was also a member of the Washington, D.C. Army and Navy Club, the National Aeronautical Association, the American Legion, the Aéro-Club de France, and an Honorary Member of the Aero Club of America. Besides his many balloon competition victories, his awards include the Distinguished Service Medal (U.S.A.), the Commander of Legion of Honor (France), and the Ordre d'Avis (Portugal).
General:
Frank Purdy Lahm Timeline

1877 -- Frank Purdy Lahm born on 17 November, Mansfield, Ohio, the son of Frank S. Lahm and Adelaide Purdy Lahm.

1880 -- Adelaide Purdy Lahm died and Frank S. Lahm moves to France, leaving their son in the care of a widowed aunt.

1901 -- Graduated with a B.S., U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S.Army.

1901-1905 -- Served with the Sixth Cavalry in the Philippine Islands and then reassigned as instructor in French at the U.S. Military Academy.

1904 -- Lahm makes his first ascent as passenger in a balloon.

1905 -- Awarded Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (F.A.I) Balloon Pilot Certificate #4 after soloing 15 July while visiting his father in France.

1906 -- Winner (with Henry Hersey) of the first Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race, 30 September to 1 October.

1907 -- Investigator of military aeronautics production facilities and bases in London, England, and Berlin, Germany.

1908 -- Awarded F.A.I. Airship Pilot Certificate #2, August, after flying the Signal Corps Dirigible #1.

1908-1909 -- In charge of the Wright Brothers test flights at Fort Myer, Virginia. First passenger in a heavier-than-air craft, flying eight days prior to the Wright-Selfridge accident.

1909 -- Learned to fly at College Park, Maryland, with Wilbur Wright. Later awarded F.A.I. Airplane Pilot Certificate #2, 26 October. Established endurance flying record with Orville Wright, 9 September.

1911 -- Married Gertrude Jenner, 18 October. Winner of National Balloon Race, St. Louis, Missouri, July.

1912-1913 -- Organized and acted as commanding officer, U.S. Army Flying School, Fort William McKinley, Philippine Islands.

1913 -- Appointed "Military Aviator" by the War Department, and "Expert Aviator #15" by the Aero Club of America, July.

1914-1916 -- Service on the Mexican border with the U.S. Cavalry.

1916 -- Promoted to the rank of captain and designated a "Jr. Military Aviator," April.

1916-1917 -- Assigned as secretary of the U.S. Army Flying School, Rockwell Field, North Island, San Diego, California.

1917 -- Temporarily promoted to rank of lt. colonel and assigned as commanding officer of the U.S. Army Balloon School, Omaha, Nebraska. Later served as an observer with British and French air units on the Western Front.

1917-1918 -- Organized and commanded the American Expeditionary Force (A.E.F.) lighter-than-air service. Also served as commander, Second Army Air Service, A.E.F.

1918 -- Temporarily promoted to rank of colonel, U.S. Army.

1919-1920 -- Attended the Army War College.

1920-1924 -- Assigned to the War Department General Staff, Washington, D.C.

1924-1926 -- Served as Air Officer for the Ninth Corps Area.

1926 -- Established the Air Corps Training Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1 September.

1926-1930 -- Promoted to the temporary rank of brigadier general, 17 July, and assigned as the Assistant Chief of the Air Corps.

1930 -- Returned to duty as Air Officer, Ninth Corps Area.

1931 -- Death of Gertrude Jenner Lahm, October.

1931-1935 -- Reverted to rank of colonel and assigned as Air Attaché to France, Belgium, and Spain.

1932-1935 -- Assigned as Military Attaché to France and Belgium.

1935-1940 -- Acted as Air Officer for the Second Corps Area.

1940-1941 -- Served as Chief of Aviation First Army, Governors Island, NY.

1941 -- Promoted to brigadier general and assigned as Commanding General, Gulf Coast Training Center, Randolph Field, TX. Honorary promotion to rank of major general by Franklin Roosevelt, September. Frank Purdy Lahm retires with the permanent rank of Brigadier General, 30 November.

1943 -- Co-authored How Our Army Grew Wings with Charles De Forrest Chandler. Published by Ronald Press.

1948 -- Married Grace Wolfe Kenson, 4 April.

1949-1950 -- Served as President of the Early Birds of Aviation, Inc. organization.

1956 -- Lahm and his wife are seriously injured in car accident, Mansfield, Ohio.

1963 -- Frank Purdy Lahm died following a cerebral hemorrhage, Sandusky, Ohio, 7 July. Lahm was cremated and his remains were scattered over Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
Provenance:
Lawrence Lahm, gift, 1986, 1986-0044, 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:
Periodicals  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Airships  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Photographs
Publications
Posters
Correspondence
Diaries
Citation:
Frank Purdy Lahm Collection, Acc. 1986-0044, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1986.0044
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Frank Purdy Lahm Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1986-0044
Online Media:

Alfred W. Lawson Collection

Topic:
Fly (periodical)
Aircraft (periodical)
Creator:
Lawson, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1869-1954  Search this
Names:
Lawson Aircraft Corp  Search this
Lawson Airline Transportation Co.  Search this
Lawson Airplane Co.  Search this
Lawson, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1869-1954  Search this
Extent:
1.33 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (1 flatbox) (1 oversized folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Posters
Clippings
Publications
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1940s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following secondary source material relating to Alfred Lawson: photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, biographical information, advertisements, and his published writings. There are also some large broadsides relating to his lectures on Lawsonomy.
Biographical / Historical:
Alfred William Lawson (1869-1954) was born in London, England. Three weeks after Lawson's birth his family moved to Ontario, Canada. In 1872 the family moved again, this time to Detroit Michigan, where they became American citizens. In 1908, after a career in baseball, Lawson settled in Philadelphia where he launched a popular aviation magazine entitled _Fly_. Two years later he moved to New York City and started another aviation magazine entitled _Aircraft_. When the United States entered World War I, Lawson established the Lawson Aircraft Corporation to build training planes for the Army. Two prototypes were built, but orders were not contracted before the War was over. Lawson then formed the Lawson Airplane Company to build aircraft for the Lawson Air Transportation Company. The Lawson C-2, which Lawson called an airliner, was completed in August 1919. The following week it traveled from Milwaukee to New York City and Washington, DC. In 1920, on the basis of the success of his first airliner, Lawson designed a larger aircraft. Completed in 1921, an attempt to takeoff from a small field resulted in a crash and the end of his company. In 1928 Lawson made another attempt to enter the airline industry with a 100 passenger design, but it was never completed. Lawson spent his remaining 23 years promoting his economic philosophy, 'Lawsonomy.'
General:
Additional material: Two posters from this collection were transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Division.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Vivian J. Smith, gift/transfer, 1999, 1999-0046, 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:
Lawson (Alfred) C-2 Airliner  Search this
Economics  Search this
Conduct of life  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Journalism, Aeronautical  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Clippings
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0046
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0046

Professor King Grand Balloon Ascension Poster

Names:
King, Samuel Archer  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Posters
Date:
bulk 1876
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one poster announcing King's gas balloon ascension at the Centennial International Exhibition on August 30, 1876, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The poster is 31 by 44.5 inches, and the overprinted illustration depicts King in flight in his balloon over a large crowd, tent at right background.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel King (1828-1914) was a ballooning pioneer in the United States. He made his first balloon ascension in 1851, and over the course of his career he made over 450 flights. His flights generated great interest and balloon ascensions become an elemet of expositions and traveling shows. King also made several ascensions with United States Signal Service officers for the study of meteorology, leading the way with scientific study of air navigation and aerial photography.
Provenance:
Unknown, found in collection, Unknown, Inknown
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:
Ballooning  Search this
Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Citation:
Professor King Grand Balloon Ascension Poster, Accession XXXX-1196, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1196
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1196
Online Media:

Time-Life "Epic of Flight" Series Collection

Topic:
Epic of Flight Series (monographs)
Creator:
Time-Life Books, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Time-Life Books, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
25.07 Cubic feet ((23 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Maps
Posters
Photographs
Clippings
Date:
[ca. 1890-1983]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a selection of materials from the complete information files compiled by Time-Life Book, Inc. for the preparation of their 'Epic of Flight' series of books. The materials are primarily photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, posters, maps, etc. A few original photographs, transparencies, and negatives are included. The materials are groups by subject of the individual books in the series.
Biographical / Historical:
Time-Life Books, Inc., produced a series of aviation books called the Epic of Flight. The volumes cover the history of flight and and were divided into the following titled: The Jet Age; The Airline Builders; Soldiers of Fortune; Flying the Mail; The Carrier War; The Aeronauts;The Road to Kitty Hawk; The First Aviators; Barnstorming and Speed Kings; The Helicopters; The Explorers; Architects of Air Power; Fighting Jets; The Luftwaffe; The Soviet Air Force; Designers and Test Pilots; Women Aloft; The Giant Airships;The RAF at War; and The Bush Pilots.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Time-Life Books, Inc., Gift, 1983, XXXX-0103, not NASM
Restrictions:
Any restrictions are unknown.
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 -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Maps
Posters
Photographs
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0103
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0103

Clinton A. "Clint" McHenry, Jr. Log Books and Papers

Creator:
McHenry, Clinton A, Jr.  Search this
Names:
Scholl, Arthur "Art"  Search this
Wagstaff, Patty.  Search this
Extent:
1.44 Cubic Feet ((3 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Logbooks
Photographs
Correspondence
Posters
Articles
Date:
bulk 1940-1994
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 1.44 cubic feet of material pertaining to Clinton A. "Clint" McHenry, Jr.'s career including log books; photographs; correspondence; news clippings; and aviation event posters. The log books are from McHenry's time at Eastern Airlines and date from 1950 through 1968. There are twenty photographs in the collection, both black and white and color prints, that range in size from 8 by 10 inches up to approximately 11.5 by 15 inches. Some are mounted or matted, and many are signed by various pilots. Aircraft pictured in the photographs include the Extra EA230; Sukhoi Su-26; Extra 300S; Mudry CAP 231; Christen Eagle I; de Havilland (Canada) DHC-1A Chipmunk; Taylorcraft BC (BC-65); Loudenslager Laser 200; Pitts S-1T Special; Extra 260; Fouga CM 170 Magister (Schoolmaster); Bücker Bü 133 C Jungmeister, Beverly "Bevo" Howard; Panavia Tornado F.Mk.2 (RAF ADV); and the Pitts S-2A Special. In addition to McHenry, other pilots in the photographs include Patricia "Patty" Rosalie Kearns Combs Wagstaff; Kermit Weeks; Henry Haigh; Deborah Jean Rihn-Harvey; Don Taylor; Rick Bastian; Greer Parramore; Bob Abernathy; George Zimmerman; Chipper Melton; Leonard "Leo" Loudenslager; Bill Thomas; Betty Stewart; Bob Carmichael; Bob Cole; Duane and Judy Cole; Beverly E. "Bevo" Howard; Brigitte de Saint-Phalle; Linda Meyers-Morrissey; Patti Johnson-Nelson; James "Jim" Roberts; Bill Witt; Ray Williams; Dave Wood; Herb Cox; Ben Lowell; Terry Tubb; Charlie R. Hillard; Thomas Poberezny; John Eugene "Gene" Soucy; Art Scholl; Ian Groom; Bob Herendeen; Ellen Dean; and Harley Lawrence. Also in the collection are magazine covers (some enlarged) featuring images of Clint McHenry and posters or promotional materials from various aviation events and of various aerobatic teams from around the world, many of which are autographed.
Biographical / Historical:
Clinton A. "Clint" McHenry, Jr. is a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, commercial airline pilot, flight instructor, and aerobatic pilot who is best known as a three-time National Aerobatic Champion (1986, 1987, 1989). McHenry began flying aerobatics as a young man and served in varying leadership roles for the Aerobatic Club of America and the International Aerobatic Club from 1970 to 1990. He served as a National and International Aerobatic Judge and was also a well-respected instructor and air show pilot whose students included Patty Wagstaff and other champions. McHenry was a captain and instructor pilot for Eastern Airlines for his "day" job from 1950 to 1968, flying a range of aircraft such as the Douglas DC-3, including the example in the National Air and Space Museum's collection; the Martin (Glenn L.) Model 404 (4-O-4); Convair 440 Metropolitan; Lockheed Model 1049 Super Constellation; Douglas DC-7; and the Boeing Model 727. He joined Pompano Air Center (PAC) as Chief Aerobatic Instructor in 1976. McHenry was inducted into the International Aerobatic Hall of Fame in 1993.
Provenance:
Clinton A. McHenry, Jr., Gift, 2016
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
Airplane racing  Search this
Stunt flying  Search this
Sukhoi Su-26  Search this
Extra EA230  Search this
Extra 300S  Search this
Extra 260  Search this
Pitts S-1T Special  Search this
Pitts S-2A Special  Search this
Genre/Form:
Logbooks
Photographs
Correspondence
Posters
Articles
Citation:
Clinton A. "Clint" McHenry, Jr. Log Books and Papers, Accession 2016-0043, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2016.0043
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2016-0043

British Aerospace Avro RJ85 Avroliner (RJ) Manuals

Creator:
British Aerospace  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Posters
Date:
bulk 1994-2004
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following four manuals: "Avro RJ 85 Pilot Operating Manual," for Mesaba Airlines; "RJ Series Manufacturers Operations Manual," Volumes 1 and II; and a "CBT (Computer Based Training) Study Guide for the Avro RJ." There are also two cockpit training posters of the flight deck with Electronic Flight Instruments System (EFIS).
Biographical / Historical:
The British Aerospace Avro RJ85 Avroliner (RJ) is a four-turbofan short-range transport built by Avro International Aerospace, a division of British Aerospace Regional aircraft. The RJ85, which holds between 85 to112 passengers, was first delivered in 1993.
Provenance:
Eric Bagelmann, Gift, 2007
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
Airlines  Search this
British Aerospace Avro RJ85 Avroliner (RJ) l  Search this
Mesaba Airlines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Posters
Citation:
British Aerospace Avro RJ85 Avroliner (RJ) Manuals, Accession 2008-0001 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0001
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0001

2003 National Air Tour Race Collection

Creator:
The Aviation Foundation of America, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
1.04 Cubic Feet ((4 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Press releases
Video recordings
Dvds
Digital images
Map - draft
Posters
Date:
bulk 2003
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material relating to the planning, execution, and media coverage of the 2003 National Air Tour (NAT): newspaper and magazine articles; NAT comments received from the public; NAT promotional vhs and dvds; NAT period music cd; set of six photo cds (a summary set sent out to NAT participants); numerous cds sent by participants and professional photographers; Air & Space NAT article; The Ford Air Tours 1925-1931 by Lesley Forden; "One Two" and "4,000 Miles" booklets; America Takes Flight (NAT PBS program) - dvd and vhs; NAT 2003 Local coverage TV news clips vhs tapes; media kit; "Fact Sheet/Route Map;" NAT posters; NAT merchandise order form; five different colored lanyards used by NAT participants and officials; participant guide book and phone directory; yellow volunteer card; full set of participant legal forms; NAT 12 by 18 inch tri-fold promotional flyer; VFR area charts covering route locations; sample participant letter; NAT articles as found on world wide web; and a printed copy of NAT official web site.
Biographical / Historical:
The Aviation Foundation of America, Inc., a nonprofit public charity, sponsored the re-creation of the National Air Tours in the fall of 2003. The National Air Tours, also know as the Ford Air Tours, originally took place from 1925-31. They were conceived by a group of "air-minded" Detroit businessmen, receiving significant support from Henry Ford and his son, Edsel B. Ford, to introduce Americans to the concept of air travel
Provenance:
Gregory Herrick, Gift, 2005
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:
National Air Tours  Search this
Attach authorities  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Press releases
Video recordings
DVDs
Digital images
Map - draft
Posters
Citation:
2003 National Air Tour Race Collection , Accession 2005-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0030

Flight Safety Foundation Collection [Lederer]

Creator:
Lederer, Jerome, 1902-  Search this
Names:
Flight Safety Foundation  Search this
Lederer, Jerome, 1902-  Search this
Extent:
9.72 Cubic feet ((8 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Posters
Pamphlets
Reports
Date:
1925-1965
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of FSF material from Lederer's tenure as FSF. The material consists of safety pamphlets, accident investigation reports, correspondence, and memos published or received by FSF, as well as papers, letters, pamphlets, and bulletins addressed to or used by Lederer. The collection also includes CAB Safety Bulletins, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, NASA, and Department of Commerce technical and scientific reports. There is a series of safety posters made by American Airlines dating back to the 1950's.
Biographical / Historical:
The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), founded in 1945, is dedicated to improving safety in aviation. The FSF advises airlines on accident investigation, airport safety, operational precautions, and safety in weather forecasting. Jerome F. Lederer (1902-?) was an aeronautical engineer with degrees from New York University (BS, 1924; MS, 1925). After working for the United States Air Mail Service (Aeronautical Engineer 1926-27; Director of Aeronautical Technology 1927-29), Aeronautical Insurance Underwriters (Chief Engineer 1929-40), and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) (Director, Safety Bureau 1940-42; Airline War Training Institute 1942-44), he joined FSF as Technical Director 1948-67). Following his tenure at FSF, Lederer moved to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (Director of Manned Space Flight Safety 1967-70; Director of Safety 1970-72) and the Institute for Safety and Systems Management, University of Southern California (Adjunct Professor 1974- ).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Jerome Lederer?, gift, unknown, XXXX-0410, 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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft accidents  Search this
Aeronautics -- Safety measures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Posters
Pamphlets
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0410
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0410

United States Supersonic Transport Program (Friedman) Collection

Creator:
Friedman, Robert K.  Search this
Names:
American Supersonic Transport Program  Search this
Boeing Company  Search this
Concorde  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Friedman, Robert K.  Search this
Extent:
5.45 Cubic feet ((5 records center boxes) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Charts
Audiotapes
Posters
Press releases
Reports
Date:
1960-1975
bulk 1962-1965
Scope and Contents:
This collection is the files of Robert K. Friedman (Chief, FAA SST Support Division) on the development of commercial SST capability in the United States. The material consists primarily of technical and research reports, but also press releases, marketing procedures, proposals, assessment and evaluation reports on the entire SST program. The collection also includes material on foreign and U. S. military research, applications of supersonics and sonic booms and marketing and presentation material from Lockheed, Boeing, North American and Convair. This collection also has miscellaneous items including copies of the first FAA anti-hijacking poster, seven open reel audio tapes (one on SST program, six on hijacking), and a set of charts used for demonstration and training on management of aircraft design and procurement.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States' Supersonic Transport (SST) program was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1963. The program aimed for a Mach 2+ aircraft capable of carrying c.300 passengers with intercontinental range. The US aimed to outstrip the British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde and Soviet Tu 144 programs through the use of advanced technology and materials. By the late 1960s contracts had been let to prime contractors Boeing (airframe) and General Electric (engines) but the program was four to five years behind the European and Soviet efforts, which had graduated to supersonic flight testing while the US program had yet to pass beyond the mockup stage. In 1971 the slow pace of technical; development, environmental concerns, high costs, and questions over the commercial feasibility of the aircraft led Congress to cancel the program.
Provenance:
Robert K. Friedman, Gift, 1987, 1987-0130, 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:
Concorde, Production Airframe  Search this
Aeronautics -- Safety measures  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
High-speed aeronautics  Search this
Tupolev Tu-144 Charger Family  Search this
Hijacking of aircraft  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Charts
Audiotapes
Posters
Press releases
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0130
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0130

American Letterpress, The Art of Hatch Show Print: A Walk Around the Floor of the Letterpress Shop

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Tues, 28 Oct 2009 10:00:00 EST
Topic:
Exhibition  Search this
See more episodes:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_745ed4a96f425f306f01faf11f638406

American Letterpress, The Art of Hatch Show Print: Why Does Hatch Matter?

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Tues, 28 Oct 2009 10:00:00 EST
Topic:
Exhibition  Search this
See more episodes:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_ac9ae5bc8b5aea67d760cc27d245691d

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