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Nose Art Color Slides [Schirmer]

Creator:
Schirmer, Frank  Search this
Names:
Schirmer, Frank  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((2 folders))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Notes
Place:
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (Ariz.)
Date:
1946-1947
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of copies of 107 color slides taken by Col. Schirmer at Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson, Arizona, circa 1946-1947. The collection also includes a copy of lecture notes for a slide presentation given by Col. Schirmer in 1981 entitled, "4105th Army Air Force Base Unit (Aircraft Storage) Davis-Monthan Field Arizona 1946-1947 and a Glimpse into the Past of MASDC and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base." (MASDC, the U. S. Air Force's Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center, is now known as the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center, or AMARC.) Many of the slides referenced in the lecture notes do not appear in this collection. The color slides depict predominantly B-29 aircraft of the 58th Bomb Wing (58BW) and its component units (40BG, 444BG, 462BG, and 468BG), but several B-29s of the 73BW, 313BW, and 314BW are also seen. Also included are 19 slides of C-47 aircraft, and a group of about a dozen slides that detail the cocooning process. Most photographs are close-up views which show aircraft nose art, nicknames, unit insignia, mission marks, and victory marks. A few historic aircraft are also pictured: the Boeing B-29 "The Great Artiste", the record-setting Boeing YB-29J "PacusanDreamBoat", the Boeing XB-19, and the Consolidated C-87 used during WWII by Wendell Wilkie. There is one slide that shows Lt. Col. Schirmer.
Biographical / Historical:
At the end of World War II, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (then Davis-Monthan Field) outside of Tucson, Arizona, was selected by the U. S. Army Air Forces as a storage site for hundreds of decommissioned aircraft, particularly excess Boeing B-29 Superfortresses and Douglas C-47 Skytrains. The C-47s began to arrive at the field in January 1946, and in September 1946, Lt. Colonel R. Frank Schirmer took command of the newly formed 4105th AAFBU (Acft. Stg.) [Army Air Forces Base Unit (Aircraft Storage)]. By 1947 a large number of B-29s had arrived at the field, and the 4105th began a preservation project to cocoon (or "mothball") a group of 479 B-29s. The cocooning process consisted of covering the aircraft with four layers of heavy sprayed-on plastic in four colors: yellow, red, black, and silver-the final coat was of heat-reflecting aluminum.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Tom Britton, gift, 1999, 2000-0021, 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, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Collection and preservation  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Notes
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0021
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0021

Colonel George Kraigher and General Ira Eaker Photographs

Names:
Eaker, Ira Clarence (General)  Search this
Kraigher, George (Col)  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Serbia
Date:
bulk 1944-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of thirteen photographs of Colonel George Kraigher and Lt. General Ira Eaker during World War II, mostly at the Fifteenth Air Force Headquarters in Bari, Italy. Other personalities included in the images: Lt. Col. H. Malcolm Baldrige; Brigadier Fitzroy MacLean; Marshal Tito; and Brigadier General William I. Hall. Also included in the photography are images of Kraigher receiving the Order of the Partisan Star, First Class, at the House of the National Assembly building in Serbia in 1945. Two of the photographs show Colonel Kraigher in his Douglas C-47 A Skytrain.
Biographical / Historical:
Colonel George Kraigher was a Serbian World War I pilot. Between the two world wars, Kraigher worked for Fairchild and then became a command pilot for the Western division of Pan American where he invented a motor synchronizer. During World War II, Kraigher was selected by Lt. General Ira Eaker, 15th Air Force, to handle many of the complex relations with Yugoslavia, including the Air Crew Rescue Units. After the war, Kraigher became the head of Aramco's airline in Arabia.
Provenance:
Col. George Kraigher Estate, 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:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Fifteenth Air Force  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Colonel George Kraigher and General Ira Eaker Photographs, NASM Acc. 1985.0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1985.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1985-0018

Martin (Glenn L.) B-26B Marauder (Model 179B) "Flak Bait" Photographs [Best]

Creator:
Best, Sherman V., Jr.  Search this
Extent:
47 digital images
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital images
Date:
bulk 1943-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 47 images relating to Sherman V. Best, Jr.'s military service and the Martin (Glenn L.) B-26B Marauder (Model 179B) "Flak Bait." All were taken in the European theater during World War II, with the exception of one image taken of "Flak Bait" on display at the National Air and Space Museum. The images are scans made from original prints loaned by the donor. The original prints range in size from approximately 2 by 2.5 inches up to approximately 4 by 5 inches. All the images are black and white, with the exception of one color image. Scans were made at 600 dpi and sized so that the longest side is 6000 pixels. In addition to images of various Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 aircraft including "Flak Bait," aircraft depicted in the photographs include the Douglas C-47 Skytrain and Lockheed P-38 Lightning. People depicted in the photographs include various "Flak Bait" crew members including Best (co-pilot); Henry "Hank" Bozarth (pilot); Russell Bassler (tail gunner); W.J. "Bill" Johnston (engineer gunner); McDonald Darnell, Jr. (radio operator); and Tom Gee. There are also photographs of various other military personnel (some of whom may also have flown on "Flak Bait") including George Lane; Robert M. Jones; A.F. Byrd; Robert F. Whittling; Joe Urbanovsky; and Irv Pincus. Other named aircraft shown in the photographs include Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Dragon Lady" and Martin (Glenn L.) B-26B Marauder (Model 179B) "Lil Maggie."
Biographical / Historical:
Martin (Glenn L.) B-26B Marauder (Model 179B) "Flak Bait" (A19600297000) survived 207 operational missions over Europe, more than any other American aircraft during World War II. "Flak-Bait" was built at the Glenn L. Martin Company's Baltimore, Maryland factory and was completed in April 1943, when it was flown to England. The U.S. Army Air Force assigned it to the 449th Bombardment Squadron, 322nd Bombardment Group (nicknamed the 'Annihilators'), and gave the bomber the fuselage identification codes "PN-O." Sherman V. Best, Jr. was a member of the 449th Bombardment Squadron, 322nd Bombardment Group and served as co-pilot on one of "Flak Bait's" crews.
Provenance:
Linda Best Coviello, 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, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Martin B-26B Marauder (Model 179B) "Flak Bait"  Search this
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family  Search this
Lockheed P-38 Lightning Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Citation:
Martin (Glenn L.) B-26B Marauder (Model 179B) "Flak Bait" Photographs [Best], Accession number, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0012
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Martin (Glenn L.) B-26B Marauder (Model 179B) "Flak Bait" Photographs [Best]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0012
Online Media:

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family; Military, USA, Army Air Forces, Units, 449th Bombardment Squadron; Military, USA, Army Air Forces, Units, 322nd Bombardment Group; Wars and Conflicts, World War II, European Theater, General

Collection Creator:
Best, Sherman V., Jr.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1943-1945
Scope and Contents:
View of W.J. "Bill" Johnston (left) and Sherman V. Best, Jr. posed in front of the Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Dragon Lady," circa 1943-1945.
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
Collection Citation:
Martin (Glenn L.) B-26B Marauder (Model 179B) "Flak Bait" Photographs [Best], Accession number, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0012, Item NASM-9A12279
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Martin (Glenn L.) B-26B Marauder (Model 179B) "Flak Bait" Photographs [Best]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0012-ref14

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

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AD, Folder 760630-01
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 / Douglas (Santa Monica, CA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref18414

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AD, Folder 760630-02
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 / Douglas (Santa Monica, CA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref18417

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AD, Folder 760630-80
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 / Douglas (Santa Monica, CA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref18420

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AD, Folder 760630-OS
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Oversize
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 / Douglas (Santa Monica, CA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref19698

James Kirkpatrick World War II Color Slides and Log Book

Creator:
Kirkpatrick, James J, 1922-2008  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Logbooks
Date:
bulk 1943-1946
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eighty color 35 mm slides taken by 1st Lt. James J. Kirkpatrick, U. S. Army Air Corps, during his World War II service in the Pacific Theater. The collection also contains Kirkpatrick's pilot log (1943-1946) and five copy prints of Kirkpatrick and the aircraft he flew -- a Douglas C-47 Skytrain and a Curtiss C-46 Commando.
Biographical / Historical:
James J. Kirkpatrick (1922 - 2008) was in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. Kirkpatrick was a pilot of Douglas C-47 Skytrains and Curtiss C-46 Commandos, delivering food and medicine and transporting the wounded. After the war, Kirkpatrick graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he received his bachelor's degree (1948) and his master's degree (1949). In 1953, Kirkpatrick received his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Syracuse University and was a management consultant for Fortune 500 companies. Kirkpatrick then became a full professor at New York University and was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant to research fair employment; he was the lead author in the resulting book, Testing and Fair Employment: Fairness and Validity of Personnel Tests for Different Ethnic Groups. Kirkpatrick was a leading expert on fair employment and he became involved in many leading precedent setting cases as an experienced expert witness. He was a professor emeritus at California State University at Long Beach.
Provenance:
Martha Bonar, Gift, 2011
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:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family  Search this
Curtiss C-46 Commando Family  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Logbooks
Citation:
James Kirkpatrick World War II Color Slides and Log Book, Accession 2012-0006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2012.0006
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2012-0006

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

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