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William E. G. Taylor Collection

Creator:
Taylor, William E. G., 1905-1991  Search this
Names:
Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)  Search this
Great Britain. Royal Air Force  Search this
Great Britain. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve  Search this
Great Britain. Royal Air Force. 71 Squadron (Eagle Squadron)  Search this
Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Lexington (Aircraft carrier : 1927-1942)  Search this
Ranger (Aircraft carrier : CV-4)  Search this
Saratoga (Aircraft carrier : CV-3)  Search this
Scandinavian Airlines System  Search this
United States. Marine Corps  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
United States. Navy -- Aviation  Search this
United States. Navy. Night Attack and Training Unit, Atlantic  Search this
Wasp (Aircraft carrier : CVS-18)  Search this
Yorktown (Aircraft carrier, CV-10)  Search this
Extent:
1.14 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Ephemera
Clippings
Articles
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Place:
Russia -- Politics and government -- 1894-1917
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following types of material documenting Taylor's remarkable aviation career: two scrapbooks, photographs, invitations, correspondence, identification cards, newspaper articles, Eagle Squadron Association material, Armed Forces memoranda, and biographical information. The scrapbooks contain material mostly highlighting Taylor's aviation career and the countries where he served; however, there are also photographs of Russia before the 1917 Revolution.
Biographical / Historical:
William E. G. Taylor (1905-1991) was an aviator for the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Taylor enrolled at the Guggenheim College of Aeronautical Engineering at New York University, but left to join the Naval Reserves in 1925. He received his Naval pilot's license in 1927 and was assigned to Fighting Squadron Five, Scouting Fleet. He resigned in 1928 when his squadron was ordered to inactive status and he then joined the US Marine Corps Reserve, where he was an aviator from 1928-1933. In 1933, he was again ordered to inactive status. At this point Taylor left the Armed Services and became a pilot for United Airlines. In 1939, however, he joined the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy, where he was in combat operations aboard the HMS Furious and HMS Glorious. Taylor then joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and became the first Squadron leader for the Eagle Squadron (71 Squadron, RAF), January - June 1941. In June, Taylor left the Eagle Squadron and rejoined the United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1951 where he served on the following vessels: Lexington, Yorktown, Wasp, Enterprise, Saratoga, and Ranger. After the war, Taylor was, among other posts, the commanding officer of Project Afirm and the commanding officer for the Night Attack and Training Unit, Atlantic (NACTU). In 1951 Taylor resigned from the Navy Reserves and worked first for Braniff Airlines in Panama, and then as a Vice President for Scandinavian Airlines System.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Connie J. Ford-Miller, Gift, 1998, 1999-0033, 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:
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Ephemera
Clippings
Articles
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0033
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0033

Vought-Sikorsky XR-4C

Manufacturer:
Sikorsky Aircraft Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Rotor Diameter: 11.6 m (38 ft)
Length: 10.4 m (33 ft 11.5 in)
Height: 3.8 m (12 ft 5 in)
Weights: Empty, 913 kg (2,010 lb)
Gross, 1,148 kg (2,540 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1942
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600307000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
World War II Aviation (UHC)
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv92f45d21c-ff18-4112-9eec-1d7b4354b8c3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600307000
Online Media:

Denis H. Carey (Isle of Grain) Collection

Creator:
Carey, Denis H.  Search this
Names:
Great Britain. Royal Air Force  Search this
Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service. Air Stations  Search this
Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service. Air Stations. Isle of Grain  Search this
Carey, Denis H.  Search this
Extent:
2.04 Cubic feet ((9 folders) (2 20x24x3 flatboxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Logs (records)
Date:
1918-1923
bulk 1918
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of three scrapbooks and five logbooks belonging to Denis H. Carey. The scrapbooks contain photographs of Royal Navy Air Stations, ships, flying boats, floatplanes and land planes used by the British around 1918. They include approximately 28 different airplanes, 9 different ships and aerial views of various air stations. The five logbooks document Carey's flying career in the Royal Air Force (1919-1936) [and perhaps Royal Naval Air Service?]. Two hundred and fifteen of the photographs from his scrapbooks that pertain to seaplanes at the Isle of Grain facility are found on National Air and Space Museum Videodisc 2B. More than three dozen types of aircraft are represented in the collection, including: the De Havilland D.H. 9A and D.H. 10 Amiens, the Fairey Atalanta, the Bristol F.2B, and the Parnall Puffin. Also pictured are several aircraft that have crashed. The seaplanes are shown on the airfield, on the HMS Eagle carrier, at takeoff, landing, and taxiing both on land and water. Only a small number of photographs display aircraft weaponry, with even fewer showing any Naval personnel.
Biographical / Historical:
Denis Carey was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force. According to his logbooks, Carey flew over eighty different types of aircraft. The seaplane test-site on the Isle of Grain was one of the principal sites out of which he flew. This facility was established in 1912 by Winston Churchill for the Royal Naval Air Service (which merged with the Royal Air Force in 1918). Following World War I, test-flying of seaplanes continued to be carried out at the Isle of Grain.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
D. H. Carey?, gift, XXXX-0289, 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, Military  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.9A  Search this
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.10 Amiens Family  Search this
Fairey N.4 "Atalanta"  Search this
Bristol Fighter F.2B (Brisfit)  Search this
Parnall Puffin (GP)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Logs (records)
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0289
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0289

Hydrogen manual

Author:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Physical description:
113 pages 25 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Date:
1916
Topic:
Hydrogen  Search this
Balloon gases  Search this
Call number:
TP245.H9 G78
TP245.H9G78
TP245.H9G7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_160169

The Royal Navy's Air Service in the Great War / David Hobbs

Author:
Hobbs, David 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 528 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2017
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations, British  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092968

Royal Naval Air Service, 1912-1918 / Brad King

Author:
King, Brad  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service History  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1997
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations  Search this
Call number:
D602 .K55 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_725174

The Royal Naval Air Service / compiled by Terry C. Treadwell and Alan C. Wood

Author:
Wood, Alan C  Search this
Treadwell, Terry C  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service History  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Date:
1999
Call number:
D602 .R69 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_742329

Yeovilton : defenders of the fleet / Mike Verier

Author:
Verier, Mike  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service. Great Britain Royal Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Somerset
Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton (Somerset)
Date:
1991
Topic:
Air bases, British  Search this
Call number:
UG635.G72 Y46 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_611703

VCs of the First World War. The Air VCs / Peter G. Cooksley

Title:
Victoria Crosses of the First World War
Air VCs
Air Victoria Crosses
Author:
Cooksley, Peter G  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Flying Corps Biography  Search this
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service Biography  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 204 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1996
Topic:
Airmen  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, British  Search this
Victoria Cross  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_516881

Handbook on the "Coastal" and "C. Star" airships

Author:
Great Britain Admiralty Airship Department  Search this
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Subject:
Coastal (Air-ship)  Search this
C. Star (Air-ship)  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1918
Topic:
Airships--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
TL655.G78c
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_105213

Naval Air Service training manual. November 1914

Author:
Great Britain Admiralty  Search this
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Navy Air Service Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Physical description:
338 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1915
Topic:
Training manuals  Search this
Call number:
VG95.G7G78n
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_105219

The work and training of the Royal Naval Air Service

Subject:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Great Britain Royal Flying Corps  Search this
Physical description:
46, 46 p. : ill. ; 34 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1917
[1917?]
Call number:
VG75.G7W921
UG635.G7W92 1917
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_105674

Kite balloon training manual

Author:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service Manuals, Handbooks, etc  Search this
Physical description:
193 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1917
Topic:
Balloons, Kite  Search this
Training manuals  Search this
Call number:
VG95.G7G78k
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_109471

Navigation, magnetism and deviation of the compass : a manual for the use of aerial navigators / by Commander H.T.A. Bosanquet, R.N. and Lieut.-Commander G.R.C. Campbell, R.N., 1917

Author:
Bosanquet, H. T. A (Henry Theodore Augustus)  Search this
Campbell, G. R. C  Search this
Former owner:
Stuart, C. G. B. DSI  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Great Britain Royal Navy Aviation  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 98 p., [13] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1917
April 1917
Topic:
Navigation (Aeronautics)  Search this
Compass  Search this
Aeronautics--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
VG95.G7 B74 1917
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_158897

Handbook on the S.S. "Zero" type airship. 1918

Author:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Subject:
S.S. Zero (Air-ship)  Search this
Physical description:
33 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1918
Topic:
Airships--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
TL655 .G78s
TL655.G78s
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_159318

Handbook on H.M. Airship, Rigid no. 9

Author:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Physical description:
75 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1918
Topic:
Airships--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
TL657 .G78
TL657.G78
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_159322

Handbook on S.S. type airships. [Compiled by Officers of Royal Naval Air Station

Author:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1917
Topic:
Airplanes, Military--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
TL658.3 .G78ha
TL658.3.G78ha
TL685.3.G7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_159355

The work and training of the Royal Naval Air Service

Subject:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Physical description:
46, [2] p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
[n.d.]
Call number:
VG75.G7 W92
VG75.G7W92
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_161846

Memoranda : 1915 / Royal Naval Air Service

Author:
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Former owner:
Stuart, C. G. B. DSI  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Navy Aviation  Search this
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Physical description:
69, [1] p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1916
1st January 1916
Topic:
Aeronautics--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
VG95.G7 G78m 1916
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_161863

British military aircraft of World War One : the official technical and rigging notes for RFC and RNAS fighting and training aeroplanes, 1914-1918

Author:
Great Britain Air Ministry  Search this
Great Britain Royal Flying Corps  Search this
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Royal Air Force Museum (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Flying Corps  Search this
Great Britain Royal Naval Air Service  Search this
Physical description:
313 p. : ill. ; 23 x 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
Topic:
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Call number:
UG1245.G7G7 1976X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_195495

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