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Robert S. Sanford Collection

Creator:
Sanford, Robert S., 1897-1981  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service. 2d Pursuit Group. 139th Aero Squadron  Search this
United States. Bureau of Mines  Search this
Extent:
0.55 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 folder in oversized box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Diaries
Photographs
Negatives
Certificates
Calendars
Place:
Alaska
Date:
bulk 1917-1970
Summary:
This collection consists of material relating to both Robert S. Sanford's World War I service and his work in Alaska with the US Bureau of Mines. The material relating to his service with the 139th Aero Squadron includes the following: a series of over 100 letters from Sanford to his family from 1917-1919, chronicling his entry into the military, training stateside, his overseas deployment and service in the Toul sector; nine photographs of Sanford in uniform or of aircraft in France; a May 4, 1918 copy of "Plane News"; and a small brown diary with entries written by Sanford from 1917 to 1918.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material relating to both Robert Sanford's World War I service and his work in Alaska with the US Bureau of Mines. The material relating to his service with the 139th Aero Squadron includes the following: a series of over 100 letters from Sanford to his family from 1917-1919, chronicling his entry into the military, training stateside, his overseas deployment and service in the Toul sector; nine photographs of Sanford in uniform or of aircraft in France; a May 4, 1918 copy of Plane News; and a small brown diary with entries written by Sanford from 1917 to 1918. The material relating to his work with the United States Bureau of Mines includes the following: two brown notebooks containing Sanford's notes on his work in Alaska, including flying information; one notebook containing photographs of Alaska, mostly of hunting and fishing; a few letters from Sanford in Alaska to his family; negatives from Alaska; newspaper articles about Sanford's contributions to finding the Alaskan oil fields; a certificate given to Sanford for crossing the Arctic Circle as a passenger of Wien Alaska Airlines in 1945; and a 1947 Wien Alaska Airlines, Inc. calendar.
Arrangement:
The Robert S. Sanford Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert S. Sanford (1897-1981) served as an airplane mechanic for the 139th Aero Squadron during World War I. The 139th was assigned to the First Army on June 12, 1918 and engaged in the Toul Sector. They ceased operations on December 11, 1918. After the war, Sanford was employed by various private mining companies in South America, Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Canada and Oklahoma. He joined the US Bureau of Mines in 1940, and in 1943 was the district engineer in charge of the mineral development program in Alaska. While there, he found large oil areas on the Arctic slope. In the early 1950s, Sanford served with the State Department, on loan from the Bureau of Mines, as a mining consultant to Afghanistan, India, and Nepal. He resigned from the Bureau of Mines in 1966.
Provenance:
Bonnie Gitlin, Gift, 2004, NASM.2004.0063
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
Mining  Search this
Oil wells -- United States  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Diaries
Photographs
Negatives
Certificates
Calendars
Citation:
Robert S. Sanford Collection, NASM.2004.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0063
See more items in:
Robert S. Sanford Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0063
Online Media:

Into the teeth of the tiger / Donald S. Lopez

Author:
Lopez, Donald S. 1923-2008  Search this
Subject:
Lopez, Donald S. 1923-2008  Search this
United States Army Air Forces  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Air Force, 14th History  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 230 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Biography
Place:
China
United States
Date:
1997
1986
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523082

Combat squadrons of the Air Force; World War II. Edited by Maurer Maurer

Author:
Maurer, Maurer  Search this
United States USAF Historical Division  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces History  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 841 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Call number:
D790 .M45
D790.M45
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_4014

John A. Meyer World War II Diaries

Creator:
Meyer, John A.  Search this
Names:
Meyer, John A.  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1941-1944
Summary:
This collection consists of John A. Meyer's diaries during World War IIs.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Meyer's diaries during World War II and a typewritten transcript of those diaries.
Arrangement:
No arrangement.
Biographical / Historical:
John A. Meyer was an aerial photographer in the US Army Air Forces during World War II. He was stationed in Bangor, Maine,and the North Atlantic Air Bases in Newfoundland.
Provenance:
Dr. John A. Meyer, Gift, 1994, NASM.1995.0010
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, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- North Atlantic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
John A. Meyer World War II Diaries, NASM.1995.0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0010
See more items in:
John A. Meyer World War II Diaries
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0010
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"Stalking the U-boat" Research Collection

Topic:
Stalking the U-boat: USAAF Offensive Antisubmarine Operations in World War II (Monograph)
Creator:
Schoenfeld, Maxwell Philip, 1936-  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces  Search this
Schoenfeld, Maxwell Philip, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
9.81 Cubic feet ((9 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Minutes
Reports
Correspondence
Date:
1940-1944
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of copies of formerly classified reports, minutes and correspondence gathered by Max Schoenfeld for his research. This collection also contains some secondary source material copied from books. There is no original material in this collection, only copies.
Biographical / Historical:
Max Schoenfeld was the author of the book entitled, Stalking the U-boat: USAAF Offensive Antisubmarine Operations in World War II. This book, published in 1995 by the Smithsonian Press as part of the Smithsonian History of Aviation series, recounts the story of the United States Army Air Forces' antisubmarine operations against German U-boats during the crisis of the Battle of the Atlantic in late 1942 and 1943.
General:
The book "Stalking the U-boat: USAAF Offensive Antisubmarine Operations in World War II" is available in the National Air and Space Museum Branch Library.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Larry Lynch, Gift, 2000, 2000-0062, 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, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- North Atlantic  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Antisubmarine aircraft  Search this
Genre/Form:
Minutes
Reports
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0062
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0062

United States Army Air Corps Newfoundland Films

Creator:
Meyer, John A.  Search this
Names:
United Service Organizations (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces. North Atlantic Air Bases. Newfoundland, Canada  Search this
Meyer, John A.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet ((3 films) (1 tape))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1942-1943
Scope and Contents:
John A. Meyer was an aerial photographer in the US Army Air Forces. He was stationed in Bangor, Maine and the North Atlantic Air Bases in Newfoundland, 1942-1943.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection consists of three films and corresponding videotape of footage shot by the donor at Bangor Maine and North Atlantic Air Bases in Newfoundland. The films include footage of base life, USO Shows, and the following aircraft: Douglas A-20, Boeing B-17, Douglas B-18, Consolidated B-24, Douglas C-54, Noorduyn C-64, Piper L-4, and Bell P-39. Most of the flying and aircraft scenes are in color, while the footage of the USO Show and troops at play are in black and white.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
John A. Meyer, Gift, unknown, 1991-0030, 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
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- North Atlantic  Search this
Douglas A-20 Havoc Family  Search this
Douglas B-18 Family  Search this
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family  Search this
Consolidated B-24 Family  Search this
Noorduyn Norseman Family  Search this
Piper L-4 Family  Search this
Douglas C-54 Skymaster Family  Search this
Bell P-39 Airacobra Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0030

World War II Aerial Reconnaissance Photographs [Hedgpeth]

Creator:
Hedgpeth, James A.  Search this
Names:
Hedgpeth, James A.  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Aerial photographs
Photographs
Date:
1944
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 75 photographs of Word War II bombings of France, specifically of Cologne. Aerial reconnaissance photographs make up the majority of the collection, although there are also photographs of a mapping room as well as a few pictures taken on the ground of the bombing damage. This collection also includes two prints of a Lockheed P-38 in flight.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
James A Hedgpeth, Jr., Gift, 1989, 1989-0078, 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, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- France  Search this
Aerial reconnaissance  Search this
Photographic reconnaissance systems  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Lockheed P-38 Lightning Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Aerial Photographs
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0078
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0078

Red-tail angels : the story of the Tuskegee airmen of World War II / Patricia and Fredrick McKissack

Author:
McKissack, Pat 1944-  Search this
McKissack, Fredrick  Search this
Physical description:
136 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Tuskegee Army Air Field (Ala.)
Date:
1995
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American--Juvenile literature  Search this
African American air pilots--History  Search this
Juvenile literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_564021

MacArthur's air force American airpower over the Pacific and the Far East, 1941-51 Bill Yenne

Author:
Yenne, Bill 1949- http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84037620 http://viaf.org/viaf/111732842/  Search this
Subject:
MacArthur, Douglas 1880-1964 Military leadership http://dbpedia.org/resource/Douglas_MacArthur  Search this
MacArthur, Douglas 1880-1964 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst00035285 http://viaf.org/viaf/100904816/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Douglas_MacArthur  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Air Force, 5th http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84182474 http://viaf.org/viaf/126722812/  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Air Force, 13th http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82020729 http://viaf.org/viaf/265150660/  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Air Force, 7th http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79064566 http://viaf.org/viaf/157429754/  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Air Force, 13th http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst00565225 http://viaf.org/viaf/265150660/  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Air Force, 5th http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst00597620 http://viaf.org/viaf/126722812/  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Air Force, 7th http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst00533691 http://viaf.org/viaf/157429754/  Search this
World War (1939-1945) http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst01180924 http://viaf.org/viaf/131293871/  Search this
Physical description:
320 pages (32 unnumbered pages of plates) illustrations (black and white), maps 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pacific Area
Date:
2019
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Command of troops  Search this
Military campaigns  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Call number:
D767 .Y46 2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113525

The Dauntless in battle The Douglas SBD Dauntless dive-bomber in the Pacific 1941-1945 Peter C. Smith

Author:
Smith, Peter C (Peter Charles) 1940- http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50013264 http://viaf.org/viaf/12433784/  Search this
Subject:
World War (1939-1945) http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst01180924 http://viaf.org/viaf/131293871/  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pacific Ocean
Date:
2019
Topic:
Dauntless (Dive bomber)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Military campaigns  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Call number:
UG1242.A28 S645 2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114660

Operation Pointblank a tale of bombers and fighters

Author:
Emerson, William Richard http://viaf.org/viaf/110546896/  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces Air Force, 8th http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79071299 http://viaf.org/viaf/263405183/  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Air Force, 8th http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst00534301 http://viaf.org/viaf/263405183/  Search this
World War (1939-1945) http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst01180924 http://viaf.org/viaf/131293871/  Search this
Physical description:
45 pages illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Air warfare  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117060

Early U.S. Navy carrier raids, February-April 1942 : five operations that tested a new dimension of American air power / David Lee Russell

Author:
Russell, David Lee 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 197 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Case studies
History
Place:
Pacific Area
United States
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Aircraft carriers--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Air power (Military science)  Search this
Raids (Military science)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106115

Bold venture the American bombing of Japanese-occupied Hong Kong, 1942-1945 / Steven K. Bailey

Title:
American bombing of Japanese-occupied Hong Kong, 1942-1945
Author:
Bailey, Steven K http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2010004729 http://viaf.org/viaf/106863431  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces China Air Task Force http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84006951  Search this
Physical description:
316 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates 24 cm
Type:
Books
Military history
Place:
China
Hong Kong
Hong Kong (China)
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Bombing, Aerial  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
History, Military  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114386

The Rising Sun sets : the complete story of the bombing of Nagasaki / edited by Jerome Beser and Jack Spangler ; compiled from the unpublished documents provided by the Beser Foundation for Archival Research and Preservation

Author:
Beser, Jerome  Search this
Spangler, Jack  Search this
Beser, Jacob 1921-1992  Search this
Beser Foundation for Archival Research and Preservation  Search this
Subject:
Beser, Jacob 1921-1992  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Composite Group, 509th  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, American
History
Personal narratives
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Atomic bomb--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111047

Pan Am at war : how the airline secretly helped America fight World War II / Mark Cotta Vaz and John H. Hill

Author:
Vaz, Mark Cotta http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n89110123 http://viaf.org/viaf/8305342  Search this
Hill, John H. 1956- http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2013075456 http://viaf.org/viaf/305039427  Search this
Subject:
Pan American World Airways, inc History  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2019
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Transportation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106504

Above an angry sea : men and missions of the United States Navy's PB4y-1 Liberator and PB4y-2 Privateer Squadrons Pacific theater: October 1944-September 1945 / Alan C. Carey

Author:
Carey, Alan C.  Search this
Physical description:
191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pacific Area
Date:
2017
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105705

The men who killed the Luftwaffe : the U.S. Army Air Forces against Germany in World War II / Jay A. Stout

Author:
Stout, Jay A. 1959-  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces History  Search this
Germany Luftwaffe History  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 420 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Europe
Date:
2010
©2010
World War, 1939-1945
Topic:
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_1105638

Somewhere in England : American airmen in the Second World War / edited by Jenny Cousins ; authors Jenny Cousins (ed.) [and six others]

Editor:
Cousins, Jenny  Search this
Author:
Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces Foreign service  Search this
Physical description:
159 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Place:
England
Date:
2015
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103948

Attlebridge arsenal : the men and aircraft of the 466th Bomb Group : 96th Combat Group, 2nd Air Division, 8th Air Force, Attlebridge, England, Station 120, 1944-1945 / Earl Wassom and Chris Brassfield

Author:
Wassom, Earl E (Earl Eugene) 1923-  Search this
Brassfield, Chris  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces Bombardment Group (Heavy), 466th  Search this
Physical description:
352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 x 26 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, American
Personal narratives
Place:
United States
Germany
Date:
2005
©2005
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104351

American airpower strategy in World War II : bombs, cities, civilians, and oil / Conrad C. Crane

Title:
Bombs, cities, civilians, and oil
Author:
Crane, Conrad C.  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Bombing, Aerial  Search this
Air power--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104125

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