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The Sky on Fire: The First Battle of Britain, 1917-1918 Book Collection [Fredette]

Creator:
Fredette, Raymond H.  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Cubic feet ((10 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Research
Date:
bulk 1960s - 2000s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 3.44 cubic feet of material pertaining to the book The Sky on Fire: The First Battle of Britain, 1917-1918 by Raymond H. Fredette including correspondence; photographs and negatives; reference material; research notes; drafts and proofs; reviews; and business and financial records. There is extensive correspondence with German veterans of World War I including Kurt Delang; Kurt K├╝ppers; Walter Georgii; Erwin Sauer; J. Johann Kilian; Franz Schrader; W. Zumbeck; Alfred Keller; Erich Fessel; Reinhold Konitzer; Paul Karkos; and Johannes Lorenz. The photographs in the collection are gathered from a variety of sources and show various aircraft including the Gotha G.IV; Handley Page O/400; Sopwith Camel; Gotha G.V; Zeppelin-Staaken R.IV 12/15; Zeppelin-Staaken R.V 13/15; and the Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI. The photographs also show barrage balloons; important figures such as Hugh "Boom" Trenchard, Queen Mary, and Lord William Weir; several airfields; aerial photographs of London, England; and various German air crews, flight clothing, and flight preparation activities. In addition to the source material, the collection also includes correspondence with publishers regarding various editions of the book as well as records pertaining to the purchase of photographs, resource materials, etc.
Biographical / Historical:
Raymond H. Fredette is a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and author. One of Fredette's works is The Sky on Fire: The First Battle of Britain, 1917-1918, originally published in 1966 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston and reissued by Smithsonian Institution Press as part of the Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series in 1991. The book examines the use of air power in World War I.
Provenance:
Raymond H. Fredette, Gift, 2015
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, Military  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany  Search this
Gotha G.IV  Search this
Handley Page O/400  Search this
Sopwith F.1 Camel  Search this
Zeppelin-Staaken R-Plane Projects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Research
Citation:
The Sky on Fire: The First Battle of Britain, 1917-1918 Book Collection [Fredette], Accession 2015-0030 , National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0030

Henry V. Borst Collection

Creator:
Borst, Henry V.  Search this
Names:
Boeing Company  Search this
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Henry Borst and Associates  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ames Research Center  Search this
Hoerner, Sighard F., 1906-  Search this
Lippisch, Alexander, 1894-1976  Search this
Extent:
11.99 Cubic feet ((11 record center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Research
Motion pictures (visual works)
Manuals
Correspondence
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material: 4.5 cubic feet of research material relating to the book Fluid-Dynamic Lift: Information on Lift and its Derivatives in Air and in Water, presented by Dr.-Ing. S. F. Hoerner, and co-authored by the donor, Henry V. Borst; 4.5 cubic feet of research material relating to the following book authored by the donor, The Aerodynamics of the Unconventional Air Vehicles of A. Lippisch; two cubic feet of material relating to donor's work with the Ames wind tunnel fan blades; and four films of the Curtiss-Wright X-19.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Borst graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and went to work for Curtiss-Wright's propeller division. Borst became the chief aerodynamicist for the Curtiss-Wright propeller division before he left to work for a few years at Boeing. Borst left Boeing in 1970, and from that year until 2002, he was head of Henry Borst and Associates in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Among his many significant propulsion consulting jobs was his engineering design work on the fan blades for the Ames 40 x 80 wind tunnel. Besides his consulting work, Borst wrote two books. Borst's book, Fluid-Dynamic Lift: Information on Lift and its Derivatives in Air and in Water, presented by Dr.-Ing. S. F. Hoerner, and co-authored by the donor, is considered a classic in the field. In his book, The Aerodynamics of the Unconventional Air Vehicles of A. Lippisch, Borst discusses Lippisch's contributes to basic aerodynamic theory, and to delta and tailless theories.
Provenance:
Henry V. Borst, Gift, 2002
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:
Wind tunnels  Search this
Propellers, Aerial -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Curtiss X-19 VTOL  Search this
Genre/Form:
Research
Motion pictures (visual works)
Manuals
Correspondence
Citation:
Henry V. Borst Collection, Accession 2002-0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0038
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0038
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