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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family

Collection Creator:
Groenhoff, Hans  Search this
Container:
Box 31, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Physical access to film originals (negatives, transparencies, and slides) requires notice a minimum of two business days in advance of visit to allow for retrieval of materials from cold storage.
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.
Collection Citation:
Hans Groenhoff Photographic Collection, Acc. XXXX.0359, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hans Groenhoff Photographic Collection
Hans Groenhoff Photographic Collection / Series 1: 1962 Acquisition / Subseries 3: Color Sheet Film (HGC) / HGC Medium-Format Film / HGC Medium-Format Film, HGC-0140 to HGC-0297
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0359-ref1374

George H. Riley World War II Photo Album

Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Group (Heavy), 301st  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (One 11 by 14 by 3 inch flat box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1943 - 1945
Summary:
This 10 by 12 inch World War II album chronicles George Riley's World War II aviation career, both stateside and in Italy.
Scope and Contents:
This 10 by 12 inch World War II album contains the following types of material chronicling George Riley's World War II aviation career, both stateside and in Italy: photographs (official photo reconnaissance images, copies of official Air Force photography, and snapshots taken by Riley of base life, aircraft, and personnel); patches and insignias; newspaper articles; ephemera such as passes, notices and playbills from his service in Italy; correspondence / cards; various European currency; and certificates, including one relating to his Caterpillar Club membership.
Arrangement:
No arrangement, just one album.
Biographical / Historical:
George H. Riley (1924 - 1996) was a radio operator and gunner, serving in Italy with the 301st Bombardment Group (Fifteenth Air Force), a highly decorated group flying Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses. Riley entered the Army Air Corps in February 1943, attending the Army Air Forces Training Command's radio school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and then the Yuma Gunnery School in Yuma, Arizona. After his stateside training, Riley served in Italy, where he flew over 60 missions, mostly against Axis oil and communication centers in Southern Europe.
Provenance:
Steve Riley, Gift, 2020, NASM.2020.0011
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, 1939-1945 -- Italy  Search this
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family  Search this
Citation:
George H. Riley World War II Photo Album, NASM.2020.0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2020.0011
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2020-0011

7th Photo Group History Photograph Album

Creator:
7th Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping Group  Search this
Names:
Crosby, Bing, 1904-1977  Search this
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003  Search this
Extent:
0.21 Cubic Feet ((1 flat box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Date:
bulk 1943-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a 90 page photo album (unbound); each page is assembled from a montage of photographs, drawings (usually charcoal sketches), and/or typed text labels, with professionally hand-drawn graphic titles. The completed page setup was then photographed and printed as a 9 x 9 inch copy photograph. The first portion of the album presents an overview of the reconnaissance unit's activities, showing bombardment damage to German industrial targets, airfields, and V-2 rocket launch sites, and reconnaissance support for the US Army advance across France following D-Day. Also depicted are the dangers faced by reconnaissance pilots (shown flying the Lockheed F-5 Lightning) from "Weather, Fighters, and Flak!" Later portions of the album show assorted views of England, including unidentified rural areas as well as noted landmarks in London, Oxford, Windsor, and Stratford-upon-Avon. There are several pages showing visits by celebrities including Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. A couple of pages show assorted aircraft in flight, including North American P-51 Mustang, Boeing B-17 Superfortress, and Supermarine Spitfire in USAAF markings.
Biographical / Historical:
The 7th Photographic Group (variously known as 7th Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping Group, 7th Photographic Group ((Reconnaissance)), and 7th Reconnaissance Group) was activated on 1 May 1943 and assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 July 1943. Stationed initially at Mount Farm, England, in March 1945 they moved to Chalgrove, England, and then from October 21 through November 1945 were stationed in Hitcham, England; they were inactivated in England on 21 November 1945. The group was tasked to obtain information about bombardment targets and damage inflicted by bombardment operations; provide mapping service for air and ground units; observe and report on enemy transportation, installations, and positions; and obtain data on weather conditions. 7th Photo Group received a Distinguished Unit Citation (DUC) for operations during the Normandy campaign of June 1944; later that year they covered missile sites in France, carried out photographic mapping missions for ground forces advancing across France, and provided reconnaissance support for the airborne attack on Holland and for the Battle of the Bulge.
Provenance:
Gift
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:
V-2 rocket  Search this
Aerial reconnaissance  Search this
North American P-51 Mustang Family  Search this
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family  Search this
Supermarine Spitfire Family  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Citation:
7th Photo Group History Photograph Album, Accession XXXX-0669, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0669
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0669

Master Sergeant James Dusch Photograph Collection

Creator:
Dusch, James R., 1927-1995  Search this
Names:
Air Force Units, 331st Fighter Interceptor Squadron  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic Feet ((3 folders))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1940s-1950s, 1962
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 95 black and white snapshots taken by Dusch. The photographs include the following: aircraft, including Boeing B-17s and B-29s, Fairchild C-119s, and Douglas C-47s; fellow soldiers; nose art; signage, and general views of mostly stateside air bases; models of aircraft; and shots of tourist locations pre-World War II.
Biographical / Historical:
James R. Dusch (1927-1995) was stationed in postwar Japan and then at Johnson Air Force Base during the early 1950s. During the 1960s Dusch was a master sergeant with the 331st Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Provenance:
Freddie Cross, 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:
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Military bases  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Master Sergeant James Dusch Photograph Collection, Accession 2004-0049, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0049
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0049

Aircraft Photographs [Stead]

Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
bulk 1940-1949
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 77 copy prints of Luftwaffe and American World War II aircraft, including: Dornier Do 17; Heinkel He 111; Focke-Wulf FW 200; Junkers Ju 88; Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress; Martin B-26 Marauder; Northrop P-61A Black Widow; Douglas A-20 Havoc; and Consolidated B-24 Liberator. There are also a large number of nose art images. The Boeing B-17 aircraft pictured are Eighth Air Force; some Ninth Air Force aircraft are also included.
An additional seven copy prints were added in the Fall of 1997: five of the images were of the Travel Air 2000, and two of the images were of the de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4. The donor also donated several copies of color advertisements for the Northrop P-61.
Provenance:
Robert Stead, Gift, 1997
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  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family  Search this
Martin B-26 Marauder Family  Search this
Douglas A-20 Havoc Family  Search this
Consolidated B-24 Liberator  Search this
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4  Search this
Travel Air 2000  Search this
Dornier Do 17 Family  Search this
Heinkel He 111 Family  Search this
Northrop P-61A Black Widow  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Aircraft Photographs [Stead], Accession 1997-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0012
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0012

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AB, Folder 580260-00
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Bibliographies
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Boeing (Seattle, WA) (See also: Stearman)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref6848

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AB, Folder 580260-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Boeing (Seattle, WA) (See also: Stearman)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref6851

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AB, Folder 580260-05
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Boeing (Seattle, WA) (See also: Stearman)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref6854

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AB, Folder 580260-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Boeing (Seattle, WA) (See also: Stearman)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref6857

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family, Cold Weather Tests

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AB, Folder 580270-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Boeing (Seattle, WA) (See also: Stearman)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref6860

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family, Modifications

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AB, Folder 580275-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Boeing (Seattle, WA) (See also: Stearman)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref6863

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family, Modifications

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AB, Folder 580275-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Boeing (Seattle, WA) (See also: Stearman)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref6866

World War II Pacific Theater Scrapbook [Glowka]

Extent:
0.29 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
bulk 1940s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook documenting Edward J. Glowka's service with the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. The scrapbook was created by Glowka's wife, who he met after the war. The scrapbook contains mainly black and white photographs but also includes one hand-tinted photograph of Glowka in uniform; a "Domain of the Golden Dragon" certificate for crossing the International Date Line; two patches; an original pencil sketch of Glowka, in uniform, signed by [first name unreadable] Faier; a "Neptunus Rex" certificate for crossing the Equator; and two copies of Glowka's Separation Qualification Record issued by the U.S. Army Air Forces. The photographs vary in size and were taken in many places including Biak, Papua, Indonesia; Guam; Manila, the Philippines; and Saipan, Mariana Islands. Glowka appears in a number of the photographs. The photographs show daily life on base; military personnel; bombing damage; local citizens and their daily activities; ships; and nose art on aircraft. Aircraft depicted in the photographs include the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress; North American P-51 Mustang; Consolidated B-24 Liberator; Boeing B-29 Superfortress; Bristol Beaufighter; Douglas C-54 Skymaster; Curtiss C-46 Commando; Douglas A-20 Havoc; Consolidated PBY Catalina; Grumman JF Duck; Northrop P-61 Black Widow; North American B-25 Mitchell; Curtiss P-40 Warhawk; Boeing SB-17 Flying Fortress; Douglas C-47 Skytrain (including an example on floats); Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt; General Motors (Eastern) TBM Avenger; Vought F4U Corsair; Curtiss SBC Helldiver; Consolidated F-7A Liberator; Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express; Lockheed P-38 Lightning; Stinson (Aircraft) L-5 Sentinel; and the Avro 685 York. The collection also contains a portable USB drive containing scans of each page of the scrapbook (in PDF format) made by the donor. The donor added text to the pages to transcribe handwritten notes on the reverse side of some of the photographs made by Glowka.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward J. Glowka (1926 to c. 1983) served with the U.S. Army Air Forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Glowka was an Airplane and Engine Mechanic with the Air Transport Command. Glowka entered active service in July 1944 and was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal in August 1946.
Provenance:
Anne Wood, Gift, 2013
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
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family  Search this
Curtiss C-46 Commando Family  Search this
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area  Search this
North American P-51 Mustang Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
World War II Pacific Theater Scrapbook [Glowka], Accession 2013-0058, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0058
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0058

Charles B. Sewell POW Collection

Creator:
Sewell, Charles B., 1918-1991  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 100th Bombardment Group. 350th Bombardment Squadron  Search this
Chamberlain, William  Search this
Ray, Frank  Search this
Sewell, Charles B., 1918-1991  Search this
Vecchione, Casper  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Logs (records)
Photographs
Postcards
Audiocassettes
Clippings
Date:
1940-1993
bulk 1942-1946
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the wartime log Sewell kept while a prisoner at Stalag Luft IV. The log includes poems, sketches, photographs, and food labels from the Red Cross Parcels. The collection also contains V-Mail and prisoner mail postcards, copies of newspaper articles about Sewell and Stalag Luft IV; photographs of Sewell; and copies of The Oversea Kid newspaper 1944. There are also newspaper articles on POW Edward Sanders, and cassette narratives of the following three POWs who were imprisoned with Sewell: Casper Vecchione; William Chamberlain; and Frank Ray.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles B. Sewell (1918-1991) enlisted in the Army in 1942. Technical Segeant Sewell was a top turrent gunner in a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortess, 350th Bomb Squadron, 100 Bomb Group. He was on his 14th mission when he was shot down over Germany. Sewell was held as a POW from May 1944 until April of 1945, with most of his time spent in Stalag Luft IV. Sewell was discharged from the Army in October 1945.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mae Y. Sewell, Gift, 1993, 1993-0014, 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:
Prisoners of war  Search this
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany  Search this
Stalag Luft IV (Germany : Concentration camp)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Logs (records)
Photographs
Postcards
Audiocassettes
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0014

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

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