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Appendix II: Membership List

Collection Creator:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
The following listing represents the membership of The Early Birds of Aviation, Inc. as reflected in the roster of January 1, 1989, the latest in the collection.

Abberly, Nicholas R.

Acker, Steadham

Acre, Raynold E.

Addems, Walter J.

Aitken, William R.

Aldasoro, Eduardo

Aldasoro, Juan Pablo

Alfaro-Fournier, H.

Allan, A. Livingston

Allen, Walter E.

Allison, Lawrence M.

Allison, Malcolm G.

Amory, Francis I.

Arcier, A. Francis

Arens, Charles A.

Armor, Robert J.

Armstrong, Edward R.

Armstrong, Robert T.

Arnold, George B.

Arnold, H.H.

Aston, Arthur

Astor, Vincent

Atkinson, B.M.

Atwood, Harry N.

Auer, Stuart F.

Ausmus, Reinhardt N.

Avery, William

Babcock, Verne C.

Bacon, W. Barlett

Bagnell, Edgar W.

Baldwin, Frederick W.

Baldwin, William Ivy

Balsley, H. Clyde

Bangs, Niel

Barber, Horatio

Barnaby, Ralph S.

Barnhart, George E.

Barnitz, Richard B.

Barry, Rutledge B.

Bates, Carl S.

Bates, Edmond E.

Bates, Mortimer F.

Batts, Carl T.

Beachey, Hillery

Beatty, George W.

Beilgard, Harvey A.

Bell, Frank

Bellanca, Giuseppe .M.

Bellande, Edward A.

Bellinger, Patrick N.L.

Bennett, Joseph S.

Bishop, Lester F.

Bjorklund, Filip A.

Bleriot, Louis

Blondin, Joseph A.

Boal, Pierre deL.

Boland, Edward R.

Boland, Joseph J.

Bolognesi, Alfred

Bonnalie, Allen F.

Borkland, C.R.

Bouldin, William, III

Bounds, Overton M.

Boyd, George N.

Boyer, Philip

Brabazon, Jesse C.

Brabazon, Lord of Tara

Bradley, Eric T.

Bragg, Caleb S.

Brauninger, Fred H.

Bredouw, Homer L.

Brejuet, Louis C.

Brereton, Lewis H.

Brett, George H.

Brivonesi, Bruno

Broadwick, Georgia "Tiny"

Brock, Walter L.

Brock, William S.

Brookins, Walter R.

Brooks, John B.

Brower, Gerald E.

Brown, Harold H.H.

Brown, Harry B.

Brown, Lawrence W.

Brown, Ralph M.

Brown, W. Norman

Bruno, Harry A.

Bryan, John C.

Bryan, Mahlon P.

Bryant, Alys McKey

Bryant, Frank M.

Budwig, Gilbert G.

Bullock, Walter R.

Burge, Vernon L.

Burnelli, Vincent J.

Burns, Arthur C.

Burnside, Frank H.

Burwell, Paul V.

Caldwell, Jeanette Doty

Callan, J. Lansing

Canady, Buel H.

Canady, Leon E.

Carberry, Joseph E.

Carolin, Norbert J.

Carr, Walter J.

Carroll, Philip A.

Carter, Ralph B.

Carter, Verne

Cato, Joseph L.

Cessna, Clyde V.

Chandler, Alfred N.

Chandler, C. deF.

Chapman, Carleton G.

Christie, Arthur R.

Christmas, William W.

Christofferson, Harry P.

Church, Everitt Vail

Clark, George Russell

Clark, Virginius E.

Claverie, Armand W.

Clinger, W.R.

Coffyn, Frank T.

Coombs, Clarence B.

Cogswell, Stewart W.

Cooper, John D.

Copland, Harry D.

Courtney, Frank T.

Cramer, Parker D.

Crawford, Harvey

Crewdson, Harry B.

Cross, W. Redmond

Crowell, Kent

Culver, H. Paul

Cunningham, A.A.

Curran, John F.

Curry, John F.

Curtis, Greely S.

Curtiss, Glenn H.

Custer, L. Luzerne

Daniell, John B.

Dargue, Herbert A.

Daugherty, Earl S.

Davidson, Howard C.

Davis, Stuart V.

Davis, Walter C., Sr.

Davison, F. Trubee

Day, Charles H.

Day, Curtiss L

DeBustamente, Antonio S.

DeFlores, Luis

DeGiers, Clarence A.

DeHart, Dana C.

DeKor, Fred Korstad

DeMitkiewicz, Serigius

Denehie, William A.

Depew, Richard H., Jr.

DeRemer, Lionel H.

DeVillard, Jean F.

Dick, Farman R.

Diehl, William C.

Diggins, Ralph C.

Doherty, William E.

Dolan, Charles H., II

Dollfus, Charles

Domenjos, John

Doolittle, Burton M.

Dora, Henry

Dowd, Raymond E.

Duede, Carl H.

Dunlap, David E.

Dunsworth, James L.

DuPont, Francis V.

Eaton, Warren S.

Ecker, Herman A.

Eckert, Samuel B.

Edgerly, John P.

Ekstrom, Gustav J.

Ellis, Frank H.

Ellyson, Theodore G.

Elton, Albert

Emerson, Raffe

Engel, Albert J.

Ennis, LeRoy M.

Erickson, Louis G.

Ericson, Frithiof G.

Esnault-Pelterie, Robert

Este, J. Dickinson

Evans, Francis T.

Evers, W. Hendrick

Fabre, Henri

Fales, Elisha N.

Fay, Charles L.

Fenouillet, Louis A.

Ferguson, Harry

Ferron, Paul L.

Fish, Farnum

Fleischmann, Max C.

Fokker, Anthony H.G.

Ford, Harry H.

Forkner, Joseph R.

Foulois, Benjamin D.

Fowler, Harold S.

Fowler, Robert G.

Francis, Roy N.

Frantz, Joseph

Fray, William T.

Freund, John F.

Frolich, Arthur T.

Frost, Donald

Frost, John

Fullerton, Rutherford

Gammeter, John R.

Gantz, Harry

Garber, Paul E.

Garrison, Ben

Gates, Ivan R.

Gay, George

Gertson, Louis H.

Gibson, William W.

Gillespie, George S.

Goff, E.A., Jr.

Goodale, Frank W.

Goodier, Lewis E. Jr.

Gordon, Donald H.

Gorrell, Edgar S.

Graham, Harry T.

Grant, Charles H.

Grant, Rudolph R.

Graulich, Harry D.

Gray, George A.

Gray, John F.

Greene, William

Gregg, David

Gregor, Michael

Grundy, George D., Jr.

Gustafson, Emil

Hadley, Clifton O.

Hall, Ernest C.

Hallett, George E.A.

Halliday, Garnet R.

Hamilton, Thomas F.

Hammond, Lee

Hanks, Stedman S.

Hanley, Thomas J.

Harmon, Millard F.

Harper, William Jr.

Harris, Helen Hodge

Hartman, Arthur J.

Hartney, Harold E.

Hassell, B.R.J.

Hathorn, Charles E.

Haupt, William E.

Havens, Beckwith

Haviland, Willis B.

Hawley, Alan R.

Heard, Jack W.

Heath, E.B.

Heermance, Andrew H.

Heffernan, Leo G.

Heindell, Howard J.

Heinrich, Albert S.

Heinrich, Arthur O.

Henning, John C.

Herrman, Charles A.

Hess, Charles E.

Heth, Eugene

Hetlich, William A., Jr.

Hewitt, Robert P.

Hickey, John E.

Hild, Frederichk C.

Hildesheim, Erik

Hiller, Stanley

Hinkle, Edward F.

Hodgdon, Melvin W.

Holderman, Russell

Holterman, Edward H.

Holtzem, Max

Hoover, Frederick

Hoover, Orton W.

Horton, Clarence F.

Hummel, Fred

Humphreys, Frederick E.

Huntington, Howard

Hutchinson, Joseph R.

Irvin, Leslie L.

Jaquith, E. K.

Jenkins, William C.

Jerwan, Shakir S.

Johanssen, Christian

Johnson, Davenport

Johnson, Edward A.

Johnson, Frank M.

Johnson, James M.

Johnson, Louis

Johnson, Robert R.

Johnson, Victor G.

Johnson, Walter E.

Johnston, Archibald B.

Jones, Byron Q.

Jones, Ernest L.

Jones, Harry M.

Jordanoff, Assen

Kabitzke, J. William

Kaminski, John G.

Kantner, Harold D.

Kastory, Frank

Katchinsky, Victorin

Keane, Horace P.

Keightley, George M.

Kelly, Edward A.

Kennard, Ralph B.

Kennedy, Frank M.

Kilner, Walter G.

Kimball, Leo B.

Kimball, Wilbur R.

Kinderman, R.M.

King, Bertell W.

Kingsbury, Jerome

Kinney, James L.

Kirtland, Roy C.

Kiser, Daniel

Knabenshue, A. Roy

Knowlson, Roland S.

Koenig, Alfred

Koerbling, Auguste K.

Koger, Esten B.

Korn, Edward A.

Krull, James S.

Kuhl, Carl T.

LaGrone, John K.

Lahm, Frank P.

Laird, E.M.

Lamb, Dean

Lambert, Albert B.

Lamkey, William A.

Landrey, Jean M.

Latham, Boyd

LaVista, Frank W.

LeBoutillier, Oliver C.

Lee, E. Hamilton

Lee, Robert E.

Lees, Walter E.

Leighton, Bruce G.

Lenert, Willy

Leon, Lawrence

Lesh, Lawrence J.

Lewis, Samuel C.

Link, Goethe

Lissauer, Walter J.

Lockheed, Allan H.

Loening, Grover C.

Longren, Albin K.

Loudy, Flavius E.

Ludlow, Israel

Macauley, Theordore C.

MacDill, Leslie C.

MacDonald, Charles S.

MacFie, Robert F.

Marr, Kenneth

Mars, James C.

Marshall, R.C.

Martin, Glenn L.

Martin, Harold S.

Martin, James V.

Masson, Didier

Mattery, William A.

Maxim, Hiram Percy

McCalley, Jmes B.

McClaskey, J.W.

McCurdy, John A.D.

McDonnell, Edward O.

McIlvaine, William M.

McLaughlin, George F.

Meinecke, Emil

Meissner, George

Meredith, Russell L.

Messer, Glenn E.

Meyer, Cord

Meyers, Charles W.

Miller, Bernetta

Miller, Lestere

Miller, Lloyd E.

Miller, William C.

Milling, T. DeWitt

Mills, Frank

Minshall, Robert J.

Mix, Arthur H.

Moisant, Matilde

Moore, Robert S.

Morgan, Stuart A.

Morris, Raymond V.

Morriss, P.G.B

Munter, Herbert A.

Murray, George D.

Musick, Edwin C.

Myers, George F.

Naiden, Earl L.

Nelson, C.E.

Nelson, Nels J.

Netherwood, Douglas B.

Netzow, George

Nichols, John M.H.

North, Russell B.

Ober, Willy Otto

Oliver, Ruth Law

Olivier, Edward

Ovington, Earle L.

Page, George A.

Page, Stanley H.

Pallissard, Joseph M.

Park, Harry

Parker, Evan J.

Parker, Fred F.

Parker, Will D.

Parlá, Augustín

Parsons, Edwin C.

Patterson, Charles H.

Pattison, John W.

Pawlowski, Felix W.

Petre, John F.

Phillips, Luba

Pickerill, Elmo N.

Pickles, Sydney

Pierce, Percy

Pierce, Samuel S.

Post, Augustus

Post, Edwin M., Jr.

Post, George B.

Pound, Claude W.

Prest, Clarence O.

Prevost, Maurice L.

Prime, Frederick H.

Prince, Frederick H., Jr.

Probst, John D., Jr.

Proffitt, Ira J.

Prudden, George H.

Purcell, Sam A.

Rader, Ira A.

Ramsey, Dewitt C.

Rankin, Alexander

Ray, Arthur

Read, Albert C.

Reed, Charles

Reid, Andrew

Reid, Marshall E.

Reynolds, Clearton H.

Reynolds, Harry V.

Richards, Harrison H.C.

Richardson, Holden C.

Richmond, Arthur L.

Rinehart, Howard Max

Robinson, Hugh A.

Roche, Jean Alfred

Rockwell, Robert L.

Rockwell, Wallace L.

Roehrig, Bernard F.

Rohlfs, Roland

Rosillo, Domingo

Rosto, Oliver A.

Royce, Ralph

Russell, George F.

Rutshaw, Lucielle Belmont

Salinas, Gustavo

Salinas-Carranza, Alberto

Saunders, Bert

Scanlon, Martin F.

Schauffer, William G.

Schoeber, Frank

Schroeder, Rudolf W.

Schultz, Edward G.

Scott, Blanche Stuart

Scragg, George H.

Scripps, William E.

Shafer, Howard M.

Shaffer, Cleve T.

Shaffer, Walter J.

Shank, Robert F.

Sharp, Samuel H.

Shaw, B. Russell

Sheahan, William H.

Shirley, A.P.

Shoemaker, Charles W.

Shoemaker, Joseph

Sikorsky, Igor I.

Simmons, Milton H.

Simmons, Oliver G.

Simon, Robert

Sims, Dorothy Peirce

Sinclair, Cecil

Smith, Albert D.

Smith, Hilder F.

Smith, James Floyd

Smith, Jay D.

Solbrig, Oscar A.

Sopwith, Sir Thomas O.M.

Spaatz, Carl T.

Spencer, Earl W., Jr.

Spencer, P.H.

Springer, Thomas Eric

Stadlman, Anthony

Stark, William M.

Stenrud, Arney P.

Steptoe, Thomas E.

Stetson, John B.

Stewart, Robert J.

Stinson, Edward A., Jr.

Stinson, Katherine

Stinson, Marjorie

Stratemayer, George E.

Stratton, John G.

Stockton, Paul R.

Stone, Arthur B.

Stone, E.F.

Studenski, Paul

Stupar, Max F.

Sunstedt, Hugo

Suppe, Harry B.

Suppe, William F.

Surini, Andrew M.

Sutro, Adolph G.

Sutton, John R.

Tabuteau, Maurice

Tarbox, Gurdon L.

Tevis, Lansing K.

Thaw, William

Thomas, Joseph H.

Thomas, Willliam T.

Thompson, De Lloyd

Thomsen, Carl H.

Tibbs, Charles Burrell

Tickell, Sam A.

Tiffany, Carter

Timm, Otto W.

Toncray, Henry E.

Torrey, Joseph R.

Towers, John H.

Turpin, J. Clifford

Tuttle, Horace B.

Tweed, John h.

Upson, Ralph H.

Van Arsdale, G.E.

Vandivort, Clifford C.

Vaughn, Stanley I.

Vernon, Victor

Verplanck, J.B. R.

Vilas, Jasck

Vincent, Sydney A.

Waite, H. Roy

Walden, Henry W.

Walker, L.L., Sr.

Warner, Arthur P.

Warren, Robert A.

Waterman, Waldo D.

Watson, Hugh

Webster, Clifford L.

Webster, Harry J.

Weeks, Elling O.

Wehrle, Howard F.

West, Charles F.

Whelan, Bernard L.

Wheaton, Ivan P.

Whitaker, John R. H.

Whiting, George Clarke

Whiting, Kenneth

Whitsett, Kirby L.

Wiggin, Charles D.

Wiggin, G. Livingston

Wilber, Paul S.

Wild, Horace B.

Wildman, Francis A.

Willard, Charles F.

Willets, William P.

Williams, George W., Jr.

Willis, Harold B.

Willoughby, Hugh L.

Wiseman, Fred J.

Witmer, Charles C.

Witteman, Charles R.

Wood, C. Murvin

Wright, Frank W.

Wright, Orville (Honorary Member)

Wright, Wilbur (Honorary Member)

Wright, Roderick M.

Wulpi, James M.

Wyman, Charles D.

Wysong, Forrest E.

Yager, George E.

Young, David H.

Young, Edward H.

Zistel, Errol H.
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Early Birds of Aviation, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
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Scrapbook, Volume 2 (2 of 2)

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
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Date:
1915-1961
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Walter E. Johnson Scrapbook

Creator:
Johnson, Florence  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Thomas Brothers Co.  Search this
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Johnson, Walter E.  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 scrapbook))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1910-1978
bulk 1910-1915
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook was kept by Johnson's wife Florence, and is a collection of photographs and newspaper clippings outlining his career. It also contains correspondence written to Mrs. Johnson concerning her husband.
Biographical / Historical:
Walter E. Johnson was a pioneer in early aviation and a World War I aviation instructor. He was also a member of the 'Early Birds,' a group recognized as flying before December 17, 1916. His first job dealing with aviation was working for Glenn H. Curtiss as a mechanic and later flying for the Thomas Brothers Aeroplane Company.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Elizabeth J. Harrison, gift, 1987, 1987-0068, not NASM
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Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Flight training  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0068
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General Benjamin Kelsey Scrapbooks

Creator:
Kelsey, Benjamin Scovill, 1906-1981  Search this
Names:
Acosta, Bert  Search this
Johnson, Walter E.  Search this
Kelsey, Benjamin Scovill, 1906-1981  Search this
Extent:
0.65 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1920-1947
1977
Summary:
This collection consists of a photo album and a scrapbook kept by Benjamin Scovill "Ben" Kelsey to document his life and aviation career. The collection also includes Kelsey's U. S. Army Air Forces "Air Route Manual: United States to Great Britain," dated May 25, 1942, prepared for use by the first flights of military aircraft across the North Atlantic in support of Operation Bolero.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a photo album and a scrapbook kept by Benjamin Scovill "Ben" Kelsey to document his life and aviation career. The photo album measures approximately 12.25 by 9.5 inches and documents Kelsey's early flying career and other aviation activities he was involved in from the period of about 1920 to 1932. Many of the photographs were taken around Garden City, New York or in and around Connecticut. Aircraft depicted in the album include the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, Standard (NJ) J-1, Bellanca WB-2 Miss Columbia, Dayton Wright DH-4 Mailplane, Irwin Meteorplane C-C-1, Alexander Eaglerock Biplane, Waco ASO, Martin (Glenn L.) MB-2, Ford 2-AT Air Pullman, Air Transport John Wanamaker, Sikorsky Standard-Sikorsky SN-1, Avro 504, Sikorsky S-31, Sperry Messenger, Burnelli (Remington-Burnelli) RB-1, Curtiss Oriole, Curtiss CR-1 Racer, Udet U 12 Flamingo, as well as numerous other models by manufacturers such as Fokker, Curtiss, Boeing, Stinson, and Sikorsky. Besides Kelsey, other notable aviators pictured in the album include Laura Bromwell, Charles S. "Casey" Jones, Lloyd W. Bertaud, Walter E. Johnson, Earl W. Fleet, Robert Stevens Fogg, Gus Graff, Bertrand Blanchard Acosta, Harold T. "Slim" Lewis, Harry Bradford Chin, Thea Rasche, Richard H. Depew, and Leigh Wade. The album also contains aerial photographs.

The scrapbook, which measures 11 by 16 inches, is mainly composed of newspaper clippings, but also includes magazine articles, photographs, correspondence, certificates and other ephemera. It covers the period of approximately 1934 to 1947 and documents Kelsey's military career during this period. Aircraft seen in the scrapbook include the Curtiss P-36 Hawk, Curtiss P-37 (Hawk 75I), Lockheed XP-38/P-38 Lightning, Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2), Curtiss CW-21 Interceptor-Fighter, Bell XFM-1 Airacuda, and the Douglas C-54 Skymaster.

The collection also contains a U. S. Army Air Forces document, "Air Route Manual: United States to Great Britain," prepared by Air Movements Unit, Operational Intelligence Section AFDIS – A2, May 25, 1942 (Second Revision). This publication is a pilot's briefing document prepared in support of Operation Bolero. It was designed for use by a Lockheed P-38 Lightning pilot and provides detailed radio and navigational information for all airfields en route (U. S. and Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and the British Isles) including aerial photographs, prepared strip maps marked with the magnetic course to be flown, and general information. It also contains eight large sectional maps, two American Airlines Radio Range and Mileage Charts, and six Ordnance Survey of Great Britain Aeronautical Maps.
Arrangement:
The collection materials are grouped into two roughly chronological scrapbooks and one military document.
Biographical / Historical:
Benjamin Scovill "Ben" Kelsey (1906-1981) completed instruction at the Curtiss Flying School in Garden City, New York in 1921 at the age of fifteen. He flew extensively, both commercially and privately, before being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army Air Corps in 1929. Kelsey was initially assigned to Mitchel Field, New York where he worked with the Guggenheim Fog Flying Laboratory. In 1934, Kelsey was transferred to the Materiel Command at Wright Field, Ohio where he served as fighter project officer in the Engineering Section and worked on blind landing and instrument flying development. Kelsey served as assistant military attaché for air in London, United Kingdom for a short time in 1940 and then returned to Wright Field as chief of the Pursuit Branch, Production Engineering Section. In 1942, Kelsey was attached to the Eighth Fighter Command at Dow Field, Maine during which time he served as a Lockheed P-38 Lightning pilot as part of Operation Bolero, the movement of U. S. forces across the Atlantic to the United Kingdom in preparation for the opening of a "second front" in northwest Europe that involved a group of P-38 aircraft following a B-17 Flying Fortress pathfinder aircraft across the North Atlantic. In September 1942, Kelsey returned to Wright Field and in 1943 was named chief of the Flight Research Branch, Flight Test Division. Later that year, Kelsey returned to the United Kingdom as the deputy chief of staff of the Ninth Fighter Command and in 1944 was appointed chief of the Operation Engineering Section of the Eighth Air Force Headquarters. In July 1945, Kelsey again returned to Wright Field and was named chief of the All-Weather Operations Section. In December 1946, Kelsey served as assistant deputy commanding general for personnel at Wright Field moving up to be the chief of personnel and administration before leaving for Air Force Headquarters in early 1948 where he served as chief of the Control Group in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Materiel. Kelsey entered the National War College in August 1948, graduating in June 1949, and then staying on as an instructor. Kelsey was appointed Deputy Director of Research and Development in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Development at Air Force Headquarters until retiring from active duty in December 1955. Kelsey was the recipient of numerous awards and honors and was involved in the development of, and/or test flew, numerous aircraft including the Bell XFM-1 Airacuda, Bell P-39 Airacobra, Curtiss P-36A Hawk, and Lockheed P-38 Lightning. Kelsey was also a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holding a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering (1928) and a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering (1931).
Provenance:
General Benjamin S. Kelsey, Gift, NASM.XXXX.0026.
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Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
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World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny Family  Search this
Dayton Wright DH-4  Search this
Alexander Eaglerock Aircraft Family  Search this
Bellanca WB-2 "Miss Columbia"  Search this
Bell XFM-1 Airacuda  Search this
Lockheed P-38 Lightning Family  Search this
Curtiss P-36 Hawk Family  Search this
Technical manuals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
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Subject – LETTERS FOR CLAUDIA M. OAKES

Collection Creator:
Oakes, Claudia M.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 57
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Remarks – Most of the letters congratulate Claudia Oakes for the publication of her book. On of the letters shows concern with regards to the lack of women information in the libraries.
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:
United States Women In Aviation Through World War I Collection, Acc. XXXX-0424, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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United States Women in Aviation through World War I
United States Women in Aviation through World War I / Series 2: Claudia Oakes' Notes
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg24ea92b1e-a844-4209-9675-28de3b89acc3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0424-ref121
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