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Bernt Balchen

Artist:
Paul Laune, 1899 - 1977  Search this
Sitter:
Bernt Balchen, 1899 - 1973  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 76.2 × 61cm (30 × 24")
Frame: 96.5 × 78.7cm (38 × 31")
Type:
Painting
Date:
early 1960s
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch  Search this
Bernt Balchen: Male  Search this
Bernt Balchen: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Bernt Balchen: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Bernt Balchen: Science and Technology\Engineer\Mechanical  Search this
Bernt Balchen: Military\Air Force  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
AZ990023
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a0a0287a-ae1c-4c4a-96fd-ef2660c8c2c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_AZ990023

Robert Diez

Alternate Title:
Keep Us Flying!
Artist:
Betsy Graves Reyneau, 1888 - 1964  Search this
Printer:
U.S. Government Printing Office  Search this
Sitter:
Robert Diez, 1919 - 7 Apr 1992  Search this
Medium:
Halftone poster
Dimensions:
Image: 68.3cm x 48.3 cm (26 7/8" x 19")
Sheet: 71cm x 50.8 cm (27 15/16" x 20")
Type:
Print
Date:
1943
Topic:
Exterior\Sky  Search this
Equipment\Goggles  Search this
Poster  Search this
Robert Diez: Male  Search this
Robert Diez: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Robert Diez: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Robert Diez: Visual Arts\Artist's Model  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.89.167
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b181655e-ac9b-455a-bc87-83b96c954756
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.89.167

Chuck Yeager

Alternate Title:
Chuck Yeager, The First Person to Break the Sound Barrier
Artist:
J. Carlton French  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager, born 13 Feb 1923  Search this
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1998
Topic:
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager: Male  Search this
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager: Military\Air Force\Officer  Search this
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager: Military\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: J. Carlton French
Object number:
MD992067
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47c4acd7c-c95c-4a90-91f1-901012597e4a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MD992067

Raynal Cawthorne Bolling

Artist:
John Elliott, 1858 - 1925  Search this
Sitter:
Raynal Cawthorne Bolling, 1877 - 1918  Search this
Dimensions:
30 × 22cm (11 13/16 × 8 11/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1918-1925
Topic:
Raynal Cawthorne Bolling: Male  Search this
Raynal Cawthorne Bolling: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Raynal Cawthorne Bolling: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Raynal Cawthorne Bolling: Military\Air Force  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: U.S. Steel Corporation
Object number:
NY900655
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41f56f07a-f055-449c-8cb6-e17431b0f159
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY900655

Lewis Brereton

Artist:
Boris Chaliapin, 1904 - 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Lewis Hyde Brereton, 21 Jun 1890 - 20 Jul 1967  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache and graphite pencil on board
Dimensions:
Sheet: 38.1 x 34.9cm (15 x 13 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Topic:
Lewis Hyde Brereton: Male  Search this
Lewis Hyde Brereton: Military\Army\Officer  Search this
Lewis Hyde Brereton: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Boris Chaliapin
Object number:
NPG.2010.TC86
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
©2008 Estate of Helcia Chaliapin
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49eb73f19-3605-465f-9b29-5b180c77ad88
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2010.TC86

General James Harold Doolittle

Artist:
Bernard Perlin, 21 Nov 1918 - 14 Jan 2014  Search this
Sitter:
Gen. James Harold Doolittle, 15 Dec 1896 - 27 Sep 1993  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
Recto Image: 13.3cm x 10.6cm (5 1/4" x 4 3/16"), Accurate
Verso Image: 9.3cm x 10.5cm (3 11/16" x 4 1/8"), Accurate
Sheet: 15cm x 12cm (5 7/8" x 4 3/4"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1945
Topic:
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Male  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Military\Air Force\Officer\General  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Medal of Honor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Bernard Perlin
Object number:
S/NPG.93.64
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm426887431-0449-4c1e-92a1-dc74957b8d14
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.93.64
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Chuck Yeager

Artist:
Peter Strongwater, 1941 - 2014  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager, born 13 Feb 1923  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
34.9cm x 34.9cm (13 3/4" x 13 3/4"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Oct 1982
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Personal Attribute\Wings  Search this
Personal Attribute\Teeth  Search this
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager: Male  Search this
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager: Military\Air Force\Officer  Search this
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager: Military\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Christopher Murray
Object number:
NPG.84.170
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Peter Strongwater/Govinda Gallery
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45e5951ea-034e-4c5a-bea4-094bb6fb06f4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.84.170

John Henry Towers

Artist:
Henry Reuterdahl, 1870/71 - 1925  Search this
Sitter:
John Henry Towers, 1885 - 1955  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and crayon on paper
Dimensions:
54.7cm x 42.3cm (21 9/16" x 16 5/8"), Sight
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1919
Topic:
John Henry Towers: Male  Search this
John Henry Towers: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
John Henry Towers: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: U.S. Naval Academy
Website: www.usna.edu/
Object number:
41.54.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4467d81ed-d6bd-4242-92e2-a0763b53503a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_41.54.2

General James Harold Doolittle

Artist:
William Sharp, 1900 - 1961  Search this
Sitter:
Gen. James Harold Doolittle, 15 Dec 1896 - 27 Sep 1993  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions:
29.3cm x 18.6cm (11 9/16" x 7 5/16"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1940-1961
Topic:
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Male  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Military\Air Force\Officer\General  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Medal of Honor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harry Ransom Center
Website: www.hrc.utexas.edu/home.html
Object number:
75.95.23
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f3e4578d-dc76-42e5-9ca0-46b8c44e518c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_75.95.23

John Henry Towers

Artist:
Albert Ketcham Murray, 29 Dec 1906 - 24 Mar 1992  Search this
Sitter:
John Henry Towers, 1885 - 1955  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
101.6cm x 86.3cm (40" x 34"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1945-1955
Topic:
John Henry Towers: Male  Search this
John Henry Towers: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
John Henry Towers: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Navy Art Center
Object number:
MURRAY 196
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41470e429-097c-41da-9a35-87fbec2974c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MURRAY_196

Pilots' Licenses Collection

Names:
Aero Club of America  Search this
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)  Search this
Coffyn, Frank, 1878-1960  Search this
Havens, Beckwith.  Search this
Keightley, George M., 1889-1967  Search this
Upson, Ralph Hazlett, 1888-1968  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Container:
Box 107 (Shared)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Identity cards
Date:
1911-1944
Summary:
This collection contains examples of pilot's licenses that were issued in the early 20th century. It includes licenses from various nations such as France, Italy, Canada and the United States.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a variety of pilot's licenses issued by civilian, government and military organizations dating from 1911 to 1944. The collection contains 52 items, and includes a variety of license types and personal effects relating to each pilot. Licenses issued by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) form a large portion of the non-military parts of the collection, with four of the FAI's founding organizations being featured in the collection. These are Aero Club D'Italia, the Aero Club of America, the Aéro-Club de France and the Royal Aero Club. The US Navy and Air Corps form the majority of military licenses in the collection, with licenses issued by the US Department of Commerce representing civil licenses issued by the Government. Included with many licenses in the collection are other forms of personnel identification attributed to the individual. Examples of these personal effects include a firearms license, an Aviation country club membership card, a business cards and a London-issued driver's license.

Included in this collection are licenses belonging to Raymond Emmanuel Bollack, Laura Bromwell, John Milton Bryant, Frank T. Coffyn, Curtis La Q. Day, Richard Duncan, Lester D. Gardner, G. S. Gillespie, Paul R. Gruhler, Beckwith Havens, Frederick A. Hoover, George M. Keightley, Benjamin Scovill Kelsey, Alfred S. Koch, Lawrence Leon, Grover Loening, Zenos Ramsey Miller, Thomas DeWitt Milling, Charles L. Morris, Thea Rasche, Roland Rohlfs, D. deR. M. Scarrit, Walter J. Shaffer, Thomas E. Springer, Norman Sweetser, Alexander Blair Thaw II, Ralph H. Upson, Clifford L. Webster and E. A. Yeager. A blank license attributed to the Service de la Navigation Aérienne is also included.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by alphabetical order by last name of the licensee.
Biographical / Historical:
Pilot's licenses became a requirement in the United States after the 1926 Air Commerce Act, however, private organizations issued their own licenses prior to this date. Prominent international organizations, such as the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), issued licenses to aviators around the world. The FAI was founded in 1905 through the collaboration of aviation clubs from eight countries, those being France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. These licenses often served to allow individuals to participate in aeronautic events endorsed by these organizations. Licenses were available for different vehicles with licenses available across various disciplines, with examples being separate documents for balloonists and heavier-than-air pilots. Military organizations often had their own licenses with their own standards. Including examples of licenses issued by various international organizations, the collection provides insight into the types of license that were issued to military and civilian pilots during the first half of the twentieth century.
Provenance:
Gifts and transfers from various sources and unknown, NASM.XXXX.0650.
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:
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Identity cards
Citation:
Pilots' Licenses Collection, NASM.XXXX.0650, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0650
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Pilots' Licenses Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0650
Online Media:

Black and white airmen : their true history / John Fleischman

Author:
Fleischman, John 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Leahr, John 1920-  Search this
Heilbrun, Herb 1920-  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Fighter Group, 332nd  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Bombardment Group (Heavy), 301st  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Biography
Place:
United States
African Americans
Ohio
Cincinnati
Date:
2007
C2007
To 1964
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
African American air pilots  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829163

MiG Alley the US Air Force in Korea, 1950-53 Thomas McKelvey Cleaver ; foreword by Col Walter J. Boyne, USAF (Ret.)

Author:
Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb2014006268 http://viaf.org/viaf/312859189/  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Boyne, Walter J. 1929- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79097846 http://viaf.org/viaf/10991419/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Walter_J._Boyne  Search this
Subject:
United States Air Force History http://viaf.org/viaf/142489267/  Search this
United States Air Force http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst00538280 http://viaf.org/viaf/142489267/  Search this
Korean War (1950-1953) http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst00988609 http://viaf.org/viaf/307833084/  Search this
Physical description:
336 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations, map 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
Korean War, 1950-1953
20th century
Topic:
Korean War, 1950-1953--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Air pilots, Military--History  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114201

Midair Craig K. Collins ; foreword by Charles T. Kamps, US Air Force Air Command and Staff College

Author:
Collins, Craig K. 1960- http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2014052042 http://viaf.org/viaf/310614683/  Search this
Subject:
Vietnam War (1961-1975) http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst01431664  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 218 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
South China Sea
United States
Date:
2016
Topic:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Aircraft accidents  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Call number:
DS558.8 .C64 2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113531

Air service medical manual / War Department, Air Service, Division of Military Aeronautics

Author:
United States War Department Division of Military Aeronautics  Search this
Physical description:
38 p., 47 p. of illus. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
1918
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Medicine, Military  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
UH393 1918
UH393 1918
RC1062.U58
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_261514

Spy pilot : Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 incident, and a controversial Cold War legacy / Francis Gary Powers Jr. and Keith Dunnavant ; foreword by Sergei Khrushchev

Title:
Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 incident, and a controversial Cold War legacy
Author:
Powers, Francis Gary Jr. 1965-  Search this
Dunnavant, Keith  Search this
Author or foreword:
Khrushchev, Sergeĭ  Search this
Subject:
Powers, Francis Gary 1929-1977  Search this
Powers, Francis Gary Jr. 1965-  Search this
Powers family  Search this
United States Central Intelligence Agency  Search this
Physical description:
296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Soviet Union
United States
Date:
2019
Topic:
U-2 Incident, 1960  Search this
Prisoners of war  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103632

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

Dave Dawson with the Air corps / by R. Sidney Bowen

Author:
Bowen, Robert Sidney 1900-1977  Search this
Physical description:
251 pages ; 20 cm
Type:
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Date:
1942
©1942
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Spy stories  Search this
War stories  Search this
Adventure stories  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Call number:
PZ7.B674 Air 1942
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_549844

Dave Dawson with the Pacific fleet / by R. Sidney Bowen

Author:
Bowen, Robert Sidney 1900-1977  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 9-249, [1] pages ; 20 cm
Type:
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Date:
1942
©1942
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Spy stories  Search this
War stories  Search this
Adventure stories  Search this
Call number:
PZ7.B674 Pac 1942
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_549846

Dave Dawson with the R.A.F. / by R. Sidney Bowen ..

Author:
Bowen, Robert Sidney 1900-1977  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 252 pages ; 20 cm
Type:
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Date:
1941
©1941
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations  Search this
War stories  Search this
Adventure stories  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Spy stories  Search this
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Scouts (Reconnaissance)  Search this
Call number:
PZ7.B674 RAF 1941
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_549847

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