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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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg223072e4b-13ec-4eb7-8d3f-18582d42ef67
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0063
Online Media:

Allison-engined P-51 Mustang Martyn Chorlton

Author:
Chorlton, Martyn  Search this
Physical description:
64 pages illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2012
20th century
Topic:
Mustang (Fighter plane)  Search this
Allison engines--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Mustang (Avion de chasse)  Search this
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945--Opérations aériennes britanniques  Search this
Allison engines  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--British  Search this
Call number:
UG1242.F5 C438 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113509

The early air war in the Pacific ten months that changed the course of World War II Ralph F. Wetterhahn

Title:
Ten months that changed the course of World War II
Author:
Wetterhahn, Ralph 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 311 pages 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Philippines
Pacific Area
Pacifique, Océan
Date:
2020
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Japanese  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945--Opérations aériennes japonaises  Search this
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945--Campagnes et batailles  Search this
Military campaigns  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--Japanese  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1118244

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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg211877a82-ca37-4d69-9586-677ec061b9fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0010
Online Media:

The Aztec Eagles the forgotten allies of the Second World War Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr

Author:
Zapotoczny, Walter S. Jr  Search this
Physical description:
219 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations (some color) 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
Philippines
Luzon
Mexico
Mexique
Date:
2019
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Mexican  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Airmen  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Aviateurs (Militaires)  Search this
Military campaigns  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1147881

Terror flyers the lynching of American airmen in Nazi Germany Kevin T. Hall

Author:
Hall, Kevin T  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces Airmen  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 370 pages illustrations, charts, maps 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Germany
Allemagne
Date:
2021
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities  Search this
Lynching--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Civilians in war  Search this
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945--Prisonniers et prisons des Allemands  Search this
Lynchage--Histoire  Search this
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945--Campagnes et batailles  Search this
Guerre--Participation des civils  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Armed Forces--Airmen  Search this
Atrocities  Search this
Lynching  Search this
Military campaigns  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1154970

Night of the intruders : first-hand accounts chronicling the slaughter of homeward bound USAAF mission 311 / Ian McLachlan

Author:
McLachlan, Ian 1947-  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces  Search this
Physical description:
232 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Call number:
D790 .M16 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_466022

USAAF fighter stories : dramatic accounts of American fighter pilots in training and combat over Europe in World War 2 / Ian McLachlan

Title:
Fighter stories
Author:
McLachlan, Ian 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Date:
1997
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547347

Lightning over Bougainville : the Yamamoto mission reconsidered / R. Cargill Hall, editor

Author:
Hall, R. Cargill  Search this
Subject:
Yamamoto, Isoroku 1884-1943 Death and burial  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 220 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Bougainville Island
Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea)
Date:
1991
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
D790.L49 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_406244

Called to command : a World War II fighter ace's adventurous journey / Gerald W. Johnson ; with John C. McClure and Charlotte S. McClure

Author:
Johnson, Gerald W  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Gerald W  Search this
Physical description:
240 p. ; ill, ; 24 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Date:
1996
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Call number:
D790 .J56 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_514006

Operation Vengeance the astonishing aerial ambush that changed World War II Dan Hampton

Author:
Hampton, Dan  Search this
Subject:
Yamamoto, Isoroku 1884-1943 Assassination  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations, maps 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Solomon Islands
United States
Date:
2020
Topic:
Operation Vengeance, 1943  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Assassination  Search this
Military campaigns  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153441

How effective is strategic bombing? lessons learned from World War II to Kosovo Gian P. Gentile

Author:
Gentile, Gian P  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 275 pages 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Kosovo (Republic)
Serbia
USA
Date:
2001
Topic:
Bombing, Aerial  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Kosovo War, 1998-1999--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Warfare and Defence  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Luftangriff  Search this
Strategie  Search this
Luftkrieg  Search this
Kosovo War, 1998-1999  Search this
Bombardement aérien  Search this
Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)--Opérations aériennes américaines  Search this
Guerre du Kosovo (1998-1999)--Opérations aériennes américaines  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_612369

Bloody shambles Christopher Shores and Brian Cull with Yasuho Izawa

Title:
Drift to war to the fall of Singapore
From the defence of Sumatra to the fall of Burma
Air war for Burma
Author:
Shores, Christopher F  Search this
Author:
Cull, Brian  Search this
Izawa, Yasuho 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes illustrations, maps 24 cm
Type:
Texts
Military history
Place:
Philippines
Burma
Malay Peninsula
Indonesia
Southeast Asia
Birmanie
Malacca, Presqu'île de
Indonésie
Asie du Sud-Est
Asia
Date:
1992
2005
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Japanese  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Dutch  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945--Opérations aériennes japonaises  Search this
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945--Opérations aériennes britanniques  Search this
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945--Campagnes et batailles  Search this
Military campaigns  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--British  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--Dutch  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--Japanese  Search this
History, Military  Search this
Histoire militaire  Search this
Call number:
D785 .S55 1992
D785.S55 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_440543

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning : "it goes like hell" -- Kelsey / by Warren M. Bodie

Author:
Bodie, Warren M. 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 258 p. : ill., (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Topic:
Lightning (Fighter planes)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Call number:
UG1242.F5 B66 1991
UG1242.F5B66 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_417966

Tale of a tiger / by R.T. Smith

Author:
Smith, R. T (Robert T.)  Search this
Subject:
Smith, R. T (Robert T.)  Search this
China Kʻung Chün American Volunteer Group  Search this
Physical description:
362 p., [1] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
China
Southeast Asia
United States
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Call number:
D767.3.S65A3 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_313889

Tenth Air Force story ... in World War II / Kenn C. Rust

Author:
Rust, Kenn C. 1925-  Search this
Subject:
United States Air Force Air Force, 10th History  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southeast Asia
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
D790 .R825X
D790.R825X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_134219

Clipped wings the rise and fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II Molly Merryman

Author:
Merryman, Molly  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (241 pages : illustrations)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2020
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female  Search this
Women air pilots--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Women soldiers--History  Search this
HISTORY / Military / World War II  Search this
Women soldiers  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Military participation--Female  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Call number:
D810.W7 M44 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1147411

Air war "Varsity" Martin W. Bowman

Author:
Bowman, Martin W  Search this
Physical description:
256 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates maps, illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2017
Topic:
Operation Varsity, 1945  Search this
Operation Plunder, 1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--British  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1147876

Into the valley the untold story of USAAF Troop Carrier in World War II, from North Africa through Europe by Charles H. Young ; Charles D. Young, editor

Title:
Untold story of USAAF Troop Carrier in World War II
Author:
Young, Charles Hutchinson 1914-  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces Troop Carrier Group, 439th History  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 615 pages illustrations, maps 28 cm
Type:
Books
Personal narratives
History
Place:
USA
Europa
Nordafrika
Date:
1995
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Luftwaffe  Search this
Truppentransport  Search this
Weltkrieg  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117838

Forgotten bastards of the Eastern Front American airmen behind the Soviet lines and the collapse of the Grand Alliance Serhii Plokhy

Title:
American airmen behind Soviet lines and the collapse of the Grand Alliance
Author:
Plokhy, Serhii 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Ukraine
United States
Soviet Union
Sowjetunion
USA
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Russian  Search this
Air bases--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Air bases  Search this
International relations  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--Russian  Search this
Fliegerhorst  Search this
Luftraum  Search this
Operation  Search this
Weltkrieg  Search this
Relations  Search this
Operation FRANTIC  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117905

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