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Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection

Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Names:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Extent:
1.74 Cubic feet (1 legal document box, three oversized boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Biographies
Clippings
Reports
Scrapbooks
Logs (records)
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
1919-1946
bulk May 1919 to June 1919
Summary:
Rear Admiral Albert C. Read (1887-1967) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1907 and became Naval Aviator #24 in July 1915. In 1919, Read was the commander of the Curtiss NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic. The NC-4 covered 2150 nautical miles, from Nova Scotia to the Azores. The NC-4 was joined in the flight by the Curtiss NC-1 and Curtiss NC-3, but both the NC-1 and NC-3 were forced to land in the open sea.

This collection consists of the following: black scrapbook containing photographs with US Navy numbers; newspaper front pages; reports; cable grams; signals and dispatches; the NC-4 log; biography of Read; and correspondence.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following: black scrapbook containing photographs with US Navy numbers; newspaper front pages; reports; cable grams; signals and dispatches; the NC-4 log; biography of Read; and correspondence in both Portuguese (with English translations) and English.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Biographical/Historical note:
Rear Admiral Albert C. Read (1887-1967) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1907 and became Naval Aviator #24 in July 1915. In 1919, Read was the commander of the Curtiss NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic. The NC-4 covered 2150 nautical miles, from Nova Scotia to the Azores. The NC-4 was joined in the flight by the Curtiss NC-1 and Curtiss NC-3, but both the NC-1 and NC-3 were forced to land in the open sea.
Provenance:
Rear Admiral Albert C. Read, gift, 1962, XXXX.0391, 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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Curtiss NC-1 (P2N-1)  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Seaplanes  Search this
Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1)  Search this
Curtiss NC-Boat Family  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Biographies
Clippings
Reports
Scrapbooks
Logs (records)
Correspondence
Photographs
Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0391
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Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0391
Online Media:

The famous Fliers' Wall of the Mission Inn / Walter P. Parks

Title:
Fliers' Wall
Author:
Parks, Walter P.  Search this
Subject:
United States Air Force  Search this
Mission Inn History  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 288 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
2004
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1050570

Un'aquila nel cielo : Mario de Bernardi : la vita, le imprese / Giorgio Evangelisti

Author:
Evangelisti, Giorgio 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Attilio Orazio de Bernardi, Mario Bernardo 1893-1959  Search this
Physical description:
205 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Place:
Italy
Date:
1999
©1999
20th century
Topic:
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Test pilots  Search this
Aeronautics--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1094474

Airmen and air theory : a review of the sources / Phillip S. Meilinger

Author:
Meilinger, Phillip S. 1948-  Search this
Meilinger, Phillip S. 1948- Historiography of airpower theory and doctrine  Search this
Air University (U.S.) Press  Search this
Subject:
United States Air Force Officers  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 164 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Bibliography
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Generals  Search this
Air power--Historiography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1094137

The women who flew for Hitler : a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry / Clare Mulley

Author:
Mulley, Clare  Search this
Subject:
Reitsch, Hanna  Search this
Stauffenberg, Melitta Gräfin 1903-1945  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 470 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
Germany
Date:
2017
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, German  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Women  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Iron Cross  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089152

General Henry H. Arnold project, 1960-1974

Title:
Henry H. Arnold project
Compiler:
Columbia University Oral History Research Office  Search this
Interviewee:
Anderson, Orvil A.  Search this
Arnold, Eleanor Pool  Search this
Atwood, John Leland 1904-  Search this
Beebe, Eugene H.  Search this
Burns, James H (James Henry) 1885-1972  Search this
Cabell, Charles P (Charles Pearre) 1903-1971  Search this
Castle, Benjamin F (Benjamin Frederick) 1884-  Search this
Conant, Frederick Warren 1892-1974  Search this
Douglas, Donald W (Donald Wills) 1892-1981  Search this
Eaker, Ira 1896-1987  Search this
Gardner, Grandison 1892-1973  Search this
Gross, Robert Ellsworth 1897-1961  Search this
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell) 1891-1986  Search this
Harris, Arthur Travers Sir 1892-1984  Search this
Kindelberger, James Howard 1895-1962  Search this
Lahm, Frank Purdy 1877-1963  Search this
Lutes, Leroy 1890-1980  Search this
Milling, Thomas DeWitt 1887-1960  Search this
Peterson, A. C. General  Search this
Quesada, Elwood R (Elwood Richard) 1904-1993  Search this
Raymond, Arthur Emmons 1899-1999  Search this
Self, Henry Sir 1890-1975  Search this
Slessor, John 1897-1979  Search this
Spaatz, Carl 1891-1974  Search this
Strangman, Henry Wyman  Search this
Wagner, Hayden  Search this
Wolfe, Kenneth Bonner 1896-1971  Search this
Subject:
Arnold, Henry Harley 1886-1950  Search this
United States Military Academy  Search this
United States Army Air Forces  Search this
United States Army Air Corps  Search this
Physical description:
11 volumes ; 30 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1960
1960-1974
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics--History  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL540.A69 C65 1960
TL540.A75C72
Restrictions & Rights:
Written permission required from the Arnold family's heirs, legal representatives or assigns to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_109883

Italian Aces of World War I and their aircraft / Roberto Gentilli, Antonio Iozzi & Paolo Varriale ; color aircraft profiles by Antonio Iozzi

Author:
Gentilli, Roberto  Search this
Iozzi, Antonio 1957-  Search this
Varriale, Paolo 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
495 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Italy
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, Italian  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Fighter planes--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_789806

The Imperial Russian Air Service : famous pilots & aircraft of World War One / Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, Victor Kulikov ; three-view scale drawings by Ian Stair, Harry Woodman ; illustrations by Alan Durkota, Terry Waldron, James Dietz

Author:
Durkota, Alan 1960-  Search this
Darcey, Thomas 1961-  Search this
Kulikov, Victor 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 545 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, Soviet  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_820639

Boyd : the fighter pilot who changed the art of war / Robert Coram

Author:
Coram, Robert  Search this
Subject:
Boyd, John 1927-1997  Search this
United States Air Force Officers  Search this
Physical description:
x, 485 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
20th century
Topic:
Fighter pilots  Search this
Fighter plane combat  Search this
Aeronautics, Military--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_723981

The lion killers : Billy Mitchell and the birth of strategic bombing / written by William Schwarzer ; photographic reproduction by Robert V. Drapala ; design by Debra D. Rezeli

Title:
Billy Mitchell and the birth of strategic bombing
Birth of strategic bombing
Author:
Schwarzer, William  Search this
Drapala, Robert V  Search this
Rezeli, Debra D  Search this
Subject:
Mitchell, William 1879-1936  Search this
United States Army Air Corps  Search this
Physical description:
76 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Military--History  Search this
Air power--History  Search this
Air warfare--History  Search this
Military doctrine--History  Search this
Bombing, Aerial  Search this
Generals  Search this
Call number:
UG626.2.M57 S34 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_761737

Calculated risk : the extraordinary life of Jimmy Doolittle, aviation pioneer and World War II hero ; a memoir / by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes

Author:
Hoppes, Jonna Doolittle 1950-  Search this
Subject:
Doolittle, James Harold 1896-1993  Search this
United States Army Air Forces  Search this
Physical description:
334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
©2005
20th century
Topic:
Generals  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Aeronautics--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_765868

Assen Jordanoff and aviation / Milka Markowa Totevy

Author:
Markowa Totevy, Milka  Search this
Subject:
Jordanoff, Assen 1896-  Search this
Physical description:
168 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Bulgaria
Date:
1998
Topic:
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Aeronautics--History  Search this
Call number:
TL540.J773 M37 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_626151

Above and beyond : the aviation Medals of Honor / Barrett Tillman ; foreword by Joe Foss

Author:
Tillman, Barrett  Search this
Physical description:
x, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
Topic:
Medal of Honor  Search this
Aeronautics, Military--History  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Military decorations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_686677

In the air : three years on and above three fronts / by Lieut. Bert Hall, an American of the French Flying Corps

Title:
In the air
Three years on and above three fronts
Author:
Hall, Bert 1886-1948  Search this
Associated name:
Burden, William A. M (William Armistead Moale) 1906-1984 DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (U.S.) Aeronautical Archives DSI  Search this
Subject:
Hall, Bert 1886-1948  Search this
France Armée Escadrille Lafayette  Search this
Physical description:
128, [12] p. ; 20 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, American
Biography
Place:
France
United States
Date:
1918
[1918]
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, French  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Call number:
D603 .H3 1918
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_695494

Carl A. Spaatz and the air war in Europe / Richard G. Davis

Author:
Davis, Richard G  Search this
Subject:
Spaatz, Carl 1891-1974  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 808 p. : ill., col. maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Western Front
Date:
1993
Topic:
Generals  Search this
Aeronautics, Military--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
UG626.2.S66 D26 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_519665

Ennis C. Whitehead, aerospace commander and pioneer / by Donald M. Goldstein

Author:
Goldstein, Donald M  Search this
Subject:
Whitehead, Ennis Clement 1895-1964  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 515 leaves
Type:
Books
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
1970
1970, c1971
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military--History  Search this
Call number:
UG626.2.W45 G65 1970a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547127

America's aces in a day / William N. Hess ; [edited by Lisa Hanks]

Title:
Aces in a day
Author:
Hess, William N  Search this
Physical description:
176 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Aeronautics, Military--Biography  Search this
Call number:
TL539 .H443 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_561084

A man for the time : an oral history interview with Lieutenant General James T. Stewart

Author:
Stewart, James T. 1921-  Search this
United States Air Force Systems Command Aeronautical Systems Division History Office  Search this
Subject:
Stewart, James T. 1921-  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
United States Air Force Systems Command Aeronautical Systems Division History  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 440 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
[1990?]
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military--History  Search this
Generals  Search this
Call number:
UG626.2.S74A3 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401461

Carl A. Spaatz and the air war in Europe / Richard G. Davis

Author:
Davis, Richard G  Search this
Subject:
Spaatz, Carl 1891-1974  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 808 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Place:
United States
Western Front
Date:
1992
[1992?]
Topic:
Generals  Search this
Aeronautics, Military--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_460408

Makers of the United States Air Force / edited by John L. Frisbee

Author:
Frisbee, John L. 1916-  Search this
United States Air Force Office of Air Force History  Search this
Subject:
United States Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 347 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military--Biography  Search this
Call number:
UG626.M35 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_322290

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