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Edward V. Rickenbacker Microfilm Collection

Creator:
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Names:
American Airlines  Search this
Eastern Airlines, Inc.  Search this
Fokker Aircraft Corp  Search this
United States. Air Force. Military Air Transport Service  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service. 1st Pursuit Group. 94th Aero Squadron  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((5 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Reports
Date:
1913-1973
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two annual reports, two photograph albums, and a set of microfilm of 26 scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings chronicling Rickenbacker's aviation career. The two photo albums are as follows: 'In Commemoration of the Dedication of the Rickenbacker Foundation,' and 'The Great Silver Fleet,' which features imagery from the 1941 Georgia crash. There are also two annual reports: United Aircraft and Transport Corporation First Annual Report to Stockholders,' 1929 and 'Central Airlines Annual Report, 1965.'
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (1890-1973) had only a sixth grade education but became a leading aviation figure in both military and civilian circles. Rickenbacker was a fighter ace during World War I, where as a member of the 94th Aero Squadron he shot down 22 German aircraft and 4 observation balloons. He became a colonel in the Army Air Reserves and during WWII helped form the Military Air Transport Services. In the civilian sector, Rickenbacker worked at several airlines, including Fokker Aircraft Corporation and American Airways, before going to work at Eastern Airlines in 1934. In 1939 Rickenbacker became Eastern's president and chairman, positions he held until 1963.
General:
Note: The physical scrapbooks were deaccessioned to Auburn University Library in 1996. The National Air and Space Museum holds a microfilm copy.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Estate of Edward Vernon Rickenbacker, unknown, 1973, XXXX-0525, 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, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0525
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0525

World War I German Aviation Photographs

Names:
Udet, Ernst, General  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1914-1918
Scope and Contents:
This small collection is comprised of photographs of a large variety of subjects relating to World War I German aviation. Contained herein are images of personalities such as Captain Oswald Boelke and General Ernst Udet, images of aircraft (mostly German) including various models of Fokker, Farman, Nieuport, Vickers and Bristol aircraft and contemporary aerial photography. It should be noted that the collection is entirely in German, including the captions that are written on the reverse of many of the photographs.
Provenance:
Unknown, Unknown, 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
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Airplanes -- Germany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
World War I German Aviation Photographs, Accession XXXX-0590, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0590
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0590

Alexander de Seversky Russian Photograph Album

Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Date:
bulk 1912-1915
Scope and Contents:
This 12 1/2 by 9 1/2 inch black-paged photograph album, with captions in Russian, comes from the estate of Alexander de Seversky. It contains aerial photographs; images of the Russian officers and sailors; hangars and shipyards; and various floatplanes, some equipped with pontoons for use on ice. Aircraft seen in the photographs include the Sikorsky S-10, Hydro; Sikorsky S-5A; Sikorsky Il'ya Muromets on floats; Grigorovich pusher seaplane; Franco-British Aviation Co. Ltd. FBA Model C; and Maurice Farman M.F. 11.
Biographical / Historical:
Alexander de Seversky (1894-1974) was born in Russian Georgia and graduated from the Imperial Russian Naval Academy. He took a postgraduate course at the Military School of Aeronautics where he learned to fly a Farman 4. Upon the outbreak of World War I, he began service with the Baltic Fleet as a naval combat pilot. Seversky shot down 13 German aircraft during the war and lost his right leg during a bombing mission in 1915. After the Russian revolution he became an American citizen and worked as a test pilot and inspector for the US government. In the 1930s he organized the Seversky Aircraft Corporation. Seversky set numerous speed records during the 1930s and is credited with playing a major role in important aviation technological breakthroughs.
Provenance:
Joshua Stoff, Cradle of Aviation Museum, 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:
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics -- Russia  Search this
Sikorsky (Igor) S-10, Hydro  Search this
Sikorsky (Igor) S-5A  Search this
Sikorsky (Igor) S-22 Il-ya Muroments  Search this
Farman (Maurice) M.F.11  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Citation:
Alexander de Seversky Russian Photograph Album, 2005-0016, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0016
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0016

World War I Italian South Tyrol Aviation Photograph Album

Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Date:
bulk 1916-1917
Biographical / Historical:
Although nominally a member of the Triple Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary since 1882, in 1915 Italy entered World War I on the side of the Allied Forces and declared war on Austria-Hungary. Austrian and Italian forces fought high in the mountainous and disputed territory of the South Tyrol and in 1918 Italian forces occupied the region, which they would be awarded postwar under the terms of the Treaty of Saint-Germain.
Provenance:
Cradle of Aviation Museum, 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:
Aeronautics -- Italy  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics -- Italy  Search this
Brandenburg C.I  Search this
Oeffag C.II  Search this
Nieuport 17  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Citation:
World War I Italian South Tyrol Aviation Photograph Album, Accession 2005-0017, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0017
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0017

Mahlon Philip Bryan Collection

Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Extent:
.18t Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
bulk 1916-1963
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Mahlon Philip Bryan's cadet logbook from the 27th Aero Squadron, 1917-1918; Early Birds membership card; F.A.I. Aero Club of America Aviator's Certificate number 580; 1959-1960 membership card for the American Field Service; handwritten history of the 27th Aero Squadron; Early Birds membership rosters; several copies of Early Bird publication Chirp; correspondence and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Mahlon Philip "Phil" Bryan (8/9/1895-196?) attended the Harvard Summer Aviation School in 1916 and served in France with the American Field Service (AFS) before the American entry into World War I.
Provenance:
Mrs. William Kirkpatrick, Gift, 2004
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, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- France  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- France  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
27th Aero Squadron  Search this
Citation:
Mahlon Philip Bryan Collection, Accession 2004-0031, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0031
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0031

Paul Ernst World War I Photograph Album

Creator:
Ernst, Paul.  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Maps
Date:
1916-1918
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook documenting all aspects of an Austro-Hungarian officer's experience on the Eastern and South Tyrol Fronts of World War I. It includes photographs as well as maps.
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook includes images of all aspects of an Austro-Hungarian officer's experience on the Eastern and South Tyrol Fronts of World War I. Photographs include images of such cities as Trieste and Venice, of informal celebrations, life in the field, artillery, a lighter than air hangar used for the assembly of heavier than air craft, aircraft wrecks, war dead and executions of soldiers, as well as air to air images of World War I aircraft and several of a laboratory with wind tunnel. Aircraft featured in the scrapbook include the Albatros B.I, Aviatik B.II, Aviatik B.III, Aviatik triplane fighter, Brandenburg C.I (U), Brandenburg D.I (Ph), Brandenburg G.I, Brandenburg KD, Fokker A.III, Knoller B.I (Th), Lloyd triplane bomber (Type LK 1), Lohner B.I, Oeffag C.I, Phonix C.I, Rumpler B.I and Von Mises bomber (Type Gr.I). Also included are maps of the Eastern front and of towns including Kovel, Trojanowka, Loboml and Mielnica.
Arrangement:
This collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Ernst flew as an observer for the the Austro-Hungarian Army in World War I. His unit, Fliegerkompagnie 27, served on the Russian Front from June 1916 to December 1917. From March to October of 1918, Flik 27 flew on the South Tyrol front. Dr. Paul Ernst later taught at the Department of Applied Physics at the University at Glasgow, Scotland and in 1946 came to the United States, where he began work at Aberdeen Proving Ground
Provenance:
Estate of Gertrud Ernst, Gift, 2004, NASM.2004.0030
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, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Austria  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front  Search this
Albatros B.IIl  Search this
Aviatik B.II  Search this
Aviatik B.IIl  Search this
Brandenburg C.I (U)  Search this
Brandenburg KDW  Search this
Brandenburg D.I (Ph)  Search this
Brandenburg G.I l  Search this
Knoller B.I  Search this
Lohner B.I Series 11 Pfeilflieger (Arrow Flyer)  Search this
Oeffag C.II  Search this
Phonix C.1  Search this
Rumpler B.I (Typ 4A)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Maps
Citation:
Paul Ernst World War I Photograph Album, NASM.2004.0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0030
See more items in:
Paul Ernst World War I Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0030
Online Media:

Map, "Carte des Camps et Cantonnements Ennemis"

Collection Creator:
Heveran, Glenn, 1895-1960  Search this
Extent:
1 Map (29.5 x 21 inches)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Maps
Maps
Date:
1918-10-26
Scope and Contents:
"Cartes des Cantonnements Ennemis: Devant le front du 17e C.A." French military map, scale 1:50,000, issued October 26, 1918, of the area northeast of Verdun, France, giving the locations of German positions including underground camps, barracks, airfields, field hospitals, and sources of water; the city of Étain (Meuse), is seen in the lower right quadrant.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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, 1914-1918 -- France  Search this
Collection Citation:
World War I 14th Balloon Photo Section Scrapbook [Heveran],2004-0008, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
World War I 14th Balloon Photo Section Scrapbook [Heveran]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2004-0008-ref510

American Expeditionary Force Photo Section (Steichen) Collection

Creator:
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces  Search this
Names:
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Extent:
2.07 Cubic feet ((5 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1917-1919
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains original material from the Photographic Section of the Army Air Service, American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in World War I. The material was originally assembled by Edward Steichen, Chief of Photographic Section, AEF. The collection includes an article by Steichen on aerial photography in the Army Air Service; histories of individual photographic sections; bound and unbound volumes on photographic interpretation, camera installation, and camouflage; and photographic volumes on the battles of Chateau Thierry and Cantigny.
Provenance:
Robert Paul Mann, Gift, 1985
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, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
American Expeditionary Force Photo Section (Steichen) Collection , Accession 1986-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1986.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1986-0014

American Expeditionary Forces Identity Card

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
bulk 1917-1918
Scope and Contents:
An Identity card issued by the American Expeditionary Forces to Thaw during World War I. The card contains a photogrpah of Thaw. The spine of the card is fragile. No precise date is given regarding it's issuing.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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 I, 1914-1918  Search this
Licenses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Pilots' Licenses Collection, NASM.XXXX.0650, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Pilots' Licenses Collection
Pilots' Licenses Collection / Alexander Blair Thaw II
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0650-ref70

Dezsö Becker World War I Photo Albums

Creator:
Becker, Dezsö, 1896-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Place:
Austria
Date:
1914-1940
Summary:
This collection consists of photo albums and loose photographs documenting Dezsö Becker's World War I aviation career, as well as photocopies of Becker's death certificate and Buchenwald Camp entry paperwork.
Scope and Contents:
This donation consists of the following material documenting Dezsö Becker's World War I aviation career: a 13 by 11 inch cloth photo album, black background with flowers; a 7 by 9 inch gray photo album; and 24 black and white photographs. The larger photo album contains images of the following: Becker; a Russian pilot and his aircraft; the hangars and officer's mess of the FliK 44; an aircraft crash; and reconnaissance images of Bacau and other sites in Romania, including the Szentkatolna Airport, the bridge over the Szeret River, and the towns of Moinesti and Doftana. The album has Hungarian captions, which have been translated by the donor. The smaller photo album contains eight autographed 5 by 7 black and white portraits of Becker's comrades in the FliK 44. The loose photographs are mostly official portraits of Becker, but there are also a few group shots of the FliK 44. This collection also includes a small snapshot of Becker's Bradenburg C.I(U) mounted onto cardboard, with autographs on the reverse. There are also photocopies of Becker's death certificate and Buchenwald Camp entry paperwork.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by type of material. Folder titles in brackets were applied by the archivist.
Biographical / Historical:
Dezsö Becker (1896-1945), a bookkeeper by profession and a skilled amateur photographer, was a Lieutenant with the FliegerKompanie (FliK) 44 in the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I. FliK 44 was activated in April of 1917 as a reconnaissance unit. From May until December 1917, Becker was on the Romanian Front (Siebenburgen) and from January 1918 until October 1918, he was on the Piave Front. He was a photographer for the FliK 44, and flew in a Bradenburg C.I(U). Becker was a decorated World War Air Corps Officer; however, because he was a Hungarian Jew he was drafted into an army labor battalion in 1940, first as an officer, than as a forced laborer. He was shipped to the provinces of Hungary and later to Germany. Becker died in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, January 1945.
Provenance:
Ivan Becker, Gift, 2007, NASM.2008.0004
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, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities  Search this
Bradenburg C.I.(U)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Citation:
Dezsö Becker World War I Photo Albums, NASM.2008.0004, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0004
See more items in:
Dezsö Becker World War I Photo Albums
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0004
Online Media:

Carlisle S. Fliedner

Creator:
Fliedner, Carlisle S.  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania (Battleship)  Search this
United States. Navy. Air Station. Panillac, Gironde, France  Search this
Fliedner, Carlisle S.  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1916-1919
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbooks holds photographs of Carlisle S. Fliedner 's personal experiences and eyewitness accounts of World War I. Included in the scrapbook are photographs of construction of the United States Navy Air Station in Panillac, Gironde, France. Also included in this collection are photographs of World War I seaplanes, Curtiss twin flying boats, several de Havilland aircraft, the battleship USS Pennsylvania, the then new flagship for the Atlantic fleet, the 1919 NC-4 transatlantic flight, and candid photographs of the then Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0047, 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:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1)  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0047
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0047

Austro-Hungarian World War I Aviation Album

Creator:
Kaiserlich und Königliche Luftfahrtruppen  Search this
Extent:
48 digital scans
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital scans
Digital images
Date:
bulk 1915-1918
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of digital scans of the forty-eight photographs in a souvenir album of Fliegerkompanie 17; "Gewidmet vom Offiziers Korps der Fliegerkomp.17. Südwest Front ("Dedicated by the Officer Corps of Squadron 17. Southwest Front"). The photographs chronicle the daily life of an active World War I squadron, showing squadron personnel in a variety of activities: pilots and observers preparing for missions and relaxing off-duty, and enlisted menworking at all the trades required for keeping a squadron running -- repairing aircraft, manning an antiaircraft position, cooking rations, and even mending boots. The album provides a rare look at a lesser-known theater of the Great War.
Biographical / Historical:
The Austro-Hungarian Empire entered World War I with a small air force, the Kaiserlich und Königliche Luftfahrtruppen or K.u.K. Luftfahrtruppen (Imperial and Royal Aviation Troops), consisting of eighty-five pilots, thirty-nine operable aircraft, and ten observation balloons. In the first year of the war, Luftahrtruppen units operated on the Serbian, Russian, and Romanian fronts. The Luftfahrtruppen was confronted by its most formidable opponent when Italy entered the war on the Allied side in May 1915. Fliegerkompanie 17 (FliK 17), a reconnaissance and artillery cooperation squadron, was activated on June 3, 1915 and was assigned to the South Tyrol front in Northern Italy, attached to the Austro-Hungarian 10. Armee Korps (10.AK); first at Gardolo, later at Pergine Valsugana, and once again at Gardolo. The squadron was disbanded at Hall, Austria, in 1918. Its most notable commander was Hauptmann (later Major) Raoul Stojsavljevic (1887-1930), a leading Luftfahrtruppen ace with ten aerial victories.
Provenance:
Steve Jorstad, 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:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Citation:
Austro-Hungarian World War I Aviation Album , Accession 2015-0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0022
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0022

Albatros D. Va Drawings

Creator:
Waugh, Bob  Search this
Names:
Waugh, Bob  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 oversized folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
This collection of six Albatros D. Va drawings (and corresponding autopositives) were drawn by the donor, Bob Waugh.
Biographical / Historical:
The Albatros D. Va was a single-seat fighting scout used by the Germans during World War I, 1917-1918. The Albatros D. Va is similar to the Albatros D. V, the only certain means of distinguishing between the two being the location of the aileron control wires. Manufacture of the Albatros D. Va was discontinued in 1918 in favor of the Fokker D. VII, but the Albatros D. Va remained in action until the end of hostilities.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Bob Waugh, gift, 1994-0042, 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:
Albatros D.Va (L24)  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics -- Germany  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0042
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0042

Sky Fighters of France Exhibit Program (Farré)

Creator:
Farré, Henry  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Programs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the Washington, DC program for the exhibit, "Sky Fighters of France." Displayed in the galleries of the Ladies of the Washington Club, the exhibit was shown in Washington from April 24 to April 29 (year unknown, but not prior to 1917). This program includes an introduction, nineteen black and white images of Farré's paintings and portraits, a description of 176 of his works, photographic images of some of the sky fighters of France, and an article entitled, "With the Sky Fighters of France" by Farré.
Biographical / Historical:
"Sky Fighters of France" was an exhibit of works by Lieutenant Henri Farré. It consisted of paintings portraying air battles that Farré actually observed or took part in during World War I. Prior to the war, Farré had been a painter, exhibiting his work at the Salon every year from 1896 to the outbreak of the first World War. At that time, he offered his services to France and was eventually promoted to the rank of Observer-Bombardier, a role which provided him with the subject matter of his paintings. An exhibit, "Sky Fighters of France," was sent to the United States by the French government with the intention of showing it in all of the large cities of this country; the proceeds of the exhibition went to the children of French aviators killed in action.
Provenance:
Sue McLaughlin, 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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Painters -- France  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs
Citation:
Sky Fighters of France Exhibit Program (Farré), Accession 2002-0048, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0048
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0048

"Seekrieg" (Film)

Topic:
Seekrieg (Film)
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 film reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1944
Scope and Contents:
This donation consists of one 16mm b&w film, entitled 'Seekrieg.' This film is a silent German documentary which contains footage of German Naval Operations at the Battle of Jutland on May 31st, 1916. This film includes footage of float planes.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Samuel B. Fishbein, Gift, 1995, 1996-0005, 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:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Jutland, Battle of, 1916  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Denmark  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- Germany  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Identifier:
NASM.1996.0005
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1996-0005

George Meese Photography Collection

Creator:
Meese, George  Search this
Names:
National Air Races  Search this
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
United States. Marine Corps -- Aviation  Search this
United States. Navy -- Aviation  Search this
Meese, George  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes) (1 shoebox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1930s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 46 polaroid photographs, 412 negatives and 1,466 prints taken by George Meese from the mid-1920s until the late 1930s. This photograph collection focuses on the following aviation subject areas: aircraft at the 1930s National Air Races; World War I German Air Force aircraft; U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Navy/Marine aircraft, 1918-1941; airliners; record setting aircraft; and aviation personalities.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Richard Segar, unknown, 1990, 1991-0025, 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, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Airplanes -- Germany  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0025
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0025
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Albert and Willy Stupe World War I Photograph Album

Creator:
Stupe, Albert  Search this
Stupe, Willy  Search this
Names:
Boelcke, Oswald, 1891-1916  Search this
Brandenburg, Ernst, 1883-1952  Search this
Hindenburg, Paul von, 1847-1934  Search this
Kaiser Wilhelm II  Search this
Richthofen, Manfred, Freiherr von, 1892-1918  Search this
Stupe, Albert  Search this
Stupe, Willy  Search this
Extent:
0.51 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Photographs
Date:
1895-1919
Summary:
The Albert and Willy Stupe World War I Photograph Album (acc. 1991.0037) shows German soldiers in both formal and informal settings; living quarters and airfields; airplanes and the bombs they dropped; and the towns in which the military installments were situated. A variety of aircraft and high profile personalities also appear in this album.
Scope and Contents:
The Albert and Willy Stupe World War I Photograph Album contains photographs of soldiers of the 95th and 135th Infantry Regiments. The photographs record soldier life in both formal and informal settings, showing their living quarters and airfields; the airplanes they flew and the bombs they dropped; as well as the towns in which the airfields were situated. Several pages are dedicated to Kampfgeschwader 3, the England-Geschwader. It was this bomber squadron, under the command of Captain Ernst Brandenburg, that was responsible for the bombing of London by airplanes, an achievement which earned both Captain Brandenburg and his successor, Captain Rudolf Kleine, the Pour le Mérite.

A variety of aircraft also appear in this album, including: Gotha G.IV, Fokker E.II, LFG Roland, and LVG C.III. A number of images document the visits of high-profile German personalities to the units--Kaiser Wilhelm, General von Hindenberg, and Germany's most famous ace, Baron von Richthofen--while several photographs memorialize the funeral of flying ace Oswald Boelcke.
Arrangement:
The Albert and Willy Stupe World War I Photograph Album is in its original order. A group of ten postcards in folder two (acc. 1991.0054) are in no particular order.
Biographical/Historical note:
Willy Stupe (1889-1951) and his younger brother Albert (1891-1917) were born in Coburg, Germany, where they also began their military service. The brothers both served in the 95th Infantry Regiment (6th Thuringian) at some point during their military careers. Leutnant Albert Stupe was a decorated officer, having received two Iron Crosses and other combat medals. World War I German casualty lists for 1914-1919 show that Albert, who is said to have been a pilot, was killed in action on July 31, 1917.

Willy spent some of his military service as a paymaster and is said to have served in a motorcycle unit. He immigrated to the United States in 1921, declaring (as Willy Stuppe) his intentions be become an American citizen. Willy lived out the rest of his days with his wife, Cora Caesar, working as a merchant in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area until his death in 1951.
Provenance:
Kevin B. Skinner, Gift, 1991, 1991.0037, 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
Aeronautics -- Germany  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
LFG Roland Family  Search this
Fokker E.II (M 14)  Search this
Gotha G.IV  Search this
LVG C.III  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany  Search this
War -- World War I soldiers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums
Photographs
Citation:
Albert and Willy Stupe World War I Photograph Album, Acc. 1991.0037, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0037
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Edwin C. Parsons Scrapbooks

Creator:
Parsons, Edwin C, 1892-1968  Search this
Names:
France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Memoirs
Photographs
Certificates
Scrapbooks
Date:
1914-1924
bulk 1915-1820
Summary:
This collection contains three scrapbooks and four certificates relating to Edwin C. Parsons' aviation career.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains three scrapbooks and four certificates relating to Edwin C. Parsons' aviation career. The three scrapbooks include photos, news clippings, and mementos from Edwin C. Parsons' expatriate years, 1914-1924. Included in the albums are photos of Parsons' service in France with the Lafayette Escadrille and Les Cigognes squadron, his repatriation certificate, French military citations, and his memoir Fighting Men of the Sky, published in 40 installments weekly beginning 24 March 1918. Also included are news clippings of Parsons' exploits during his varied career.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by type of material; the scrapbooks are in original order and the loose items are housed at the end of the collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Rear Admiral Edwin C. Parsons (1892-1968) had a varied aviation career, serving in two World Wars. Parsons graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1910 and after attending the University of Pennsylvania, he moved to California where he learned to fly at Dominguez Field. Parsons was commissioned with the Mexican Aviation Corps in 1914 where he trained Pancho Villa's pilots. In 1915, he worked his way to Europe where he joined the Lafayette Escadrille, and was credited with eight kills, making him an ace. From 1920 until 1923, Parsons was a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He then went to Hollywood where he became a script writer and technical advisor, working on such films as Wings, Dawn Patrol, and The Great Adventure. In 1934 he joined the Naval Reserve where he advanced to the rank of Rear Admiral. During World War II Parsons served on an aircraft carrier and took part in amphibious landings in the South Pacific. He retired from the service in 1954.
Provenance:
Adm. Edwin C. Parsons, Gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0308
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
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Memoirs
Photographs
Certificates
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Edwin C. Parsons Scrapbooks, NASM.XXXX.0308, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0308
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Edwin C. Parsons Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0308
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Alexander Blair Thaw II

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
bulk 1917-1918
Scope and Contents:
Alexander Blair Thaw II was issued an Identity Card by the American Expiditionary Force during World War I.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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 I, 1914-1918  Search this
Collection Citation:
Pilots' Licenses Collection, NASM.XXXX.0650, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pilots' Licenses Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0650-ref69

John H. Rogers 95th Aero Squadron Collection

Creator:
Rogers, John H.  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photograph albums
Correspondence
Memoirs
Date:
1917-1919, 1960s
Summary:
This collection consists of a photo album, a memoir, memorabilia, and military records and certificates pertaining to John H. Rogers and his service with the 95th Aero Squadron during World War I.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a nine by eleven inch photo album containing snapshots of the aircraft, including SPAD XIII (S.13) and Nieuport (France) 28; airfields; and personnel of the 95th Aero Squadron. The collection also contains a twenty-one page typewritten 1969 memoir by John Rogers, and a folder entitled, "World War I Memories of John H. Rogers, 1916-1918." This folder contains memorabilia including a program for dedication of the James Ely Miller Field, a 1971 letter from Eddie Rickenbacker to the widow of John Rogers, Rogers' military records and certificates, a First Reserve Aero Squadron Association newsletter, postcards and snapshots.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged according to type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
The 95th Aero Squadron, organized on August 20th, 1917, and demobilized on March 18th, 1919, was part of the 1st Pursuit Organization stationed in France on the Western Front during World War I. The squadron was assigned as a Day Pursuit (Fighter) Squadron and was the first American squadron to fly in combat, doing so on March 8th, 1918. The 95th Aero Squadron shot down 35 enemy aircraft and 12 observation balloons, participating in the following military campaigns: Champagne-Marne Defensive, Aisne-Marne Offensive, St. Mihiel Offensive and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Among the squadron's pilots were six air aces and Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt.
John H. Rogers (d. 1971) was a mechanic for the 95th Aero Squadron during World War I. Rogers was working for the Oldsmobile Motor Company in New York City as a mechanic in the Spring of 1917 when he quit his job and enlisted. On June 4, 1917, he was ordered to appear for duty. He trained as a solider at Wright Martin Flying Field in Mineola, New York, and in August of 1917 he sailed to France as part of the 2nd Reserve. In January 1918, he reported to the 95th Aero Squadron. He was Sergeant First Class and later promoted to Master Electrician (Me.E.) On February 14, 1919, he sailed back from France, arriving in New York on March 3, 1919, and was discharged from the Signal Corps Aviation Station in Mineola. After the war he worked as a mechanic in the garage business.
Provenance:
J. M. "Jack" Rogers, Gift, 2017, NASM.2017.0025
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, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
95th Aero Squadron  Search this
SPAD XIII (S.13)  Search this
Nieuport (France) 28  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Correspondence
Memoirs
Citation:
John H. Rogers 95th Aero Squadron Collection, NASM.2017.0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0025
See more items in:
John H. Rogers 95th Aero Squadron Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0025
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