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Fred Noonan Telegram and Photograph

Names:
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Noonan, Frederick  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Telegrams
Photographs
Date:
1928-1970
Summary:
Fred Noonan (1893-1937) was a Merchant Marine officer and navigator who disappeared on July 2, 1937 with Amelia Earhart during their failed around-the-world flight attempt. This collection consists of a telegram, dated April 8, 1937, sent by Fred Noonan to a friend, Matt Neehan; a photograph of Noonan and his first wife, Josephine; and three news clippings dating from 1966-1970 regarding the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Noonan.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a telegram, dated April 8, 1937, sent by Fred Noonan to a friend, Matt Neehan. In it, Noonan thanks Neehan for a letter he sent and plans a visit after his around-the-world flight with Amelia Earhart. Someone (presumably Neehan) has written a note on the front that reads, "Fred Noonan, [Amelia] Earhart Pilot - They didn't make it. M." On the back are notes in pencil and a draft telegram which reads, "Don't give up STOP I know Fred STOP least experience of two years [unreadable] has taught me to believe he will surmount any [unreadable] - I'll bet on Fred. Matt." Also included in the collection is a small sepia toned photograph of Noonan and his first wife, Josephine, taken in 1928. Finally, the collection contains three news clippings dating from 1966-1970 regarding the disappearance of Earhart and Noonan.

Note: Two of the news clippings in this collection have been excluded from online display due to possible copyright restrictions.
Arrangement:
Collection is in chronological order.
Biographical / Historical:
Fred Noonan (1893-1937) was a Merchant Marine officer and navigator who disappeared on July 2, 1937 with Amelia Earhart during their failed around-the-world flight attempt. Noonan served with the Merchant Marine for more than twenty years, including service during World War I, before obtaining his pilot's license in 1930. Noonan then went to work for Pan American Airways (Pan Am) (USA) working first as a navigation instructor, then later as an airport manager and inspector. Noonan later flew as navigator on Pan Am Sikorsky S-42 Clipper flights in San Francisco, including endurance flights made by Edwin Charles "Ed" Musick. Noonan was subsequently tasked with mapping Pan Am's routes across the Pacific. Having met through mutual acquaintances, Amelia Earhart chose Noonan to serve as navigator on her attempted 1937 around-the-world flight in a twin-engine Lockheed Model 10-E Electra. She and Noonan were flying from Lae, New Guinea to Howland Island when they disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937. A exhaustive sea and air search, ordered by President Franklin Roosevelt, was unsuccessful in locating Earhart and Noonan.
Provenance:
Joan Wallace, Gift, 2015, NASM.2015.0034
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
Genre/Form:
Telegrams
Photographs
Citation:
Fred Noonan Telegram and Photograph, NASM.2015.0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0034
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0034
Online Media:

Pan American Airways (Pan Am) and Amelia Mary Earhart Photographs [Anderson]

Creator:
Anderson, Walton Alexander  Search this
Names:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Noonan, Frederick  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1930s
Summary:
This collection consists of eight black and white photographs taken in Hawaii in the late 1930s relating to Amelia Mary Earhart and Pan American Airways (Pan Am) aircraft.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eight black and white photographs taken in Hawaii in the late 1930s. The photographs range in size from approximately 2.5 by 3.5 inches up to approximately 5 by 7 inches. Some may have been taken by Walton Alexander Anderson, others appear to be press or promotional photography. Four photographs relate to Amelia Mary Earhart's first unsuccessful round-the-world flight attempt in March 1937. Two photos show Earhart, Paul Mantz, and Fred Noonan wearing leis and speaking to the press. Two photographs show Earhart's Lockheed Model 10-E Electra (NR16020) undergoing repairs at Luke Field on Ford Island, Oahu, Hawaii. The collection also contains four photographs relating to Pan American Airways (Pan Am) aircraft in Hawaii, at least some of which were also possibly taken on Ford Island. Aircraft shown in these photographs include the Sikorsky S-42 Clipper (NR-823M), Martin (Glenn L.) Model 130 Philippine Clipper (NC-14715), and Martin (Glenn L.) Model 130 China Clipper (NC-14716).
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Walton Alexander Anderson (1917-1993) served in the US Army Air Corps and was stationed in Hawaii in the late 1930s.
Provenance:
Mary Hunt, Gift, 2015, NASM.2015.0015
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:
Lockheed Model 10-E Electra  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) and Amelia Mary Earhart Photographs [Anderson], NASM.2015.0015, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0015
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Pan American Airways (Pan Am) and Amelia Mary Earhart Photographs [Anderson]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0015
Online Media:

Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart Aircraft (NR16020)

Collection Creator:
Anderson, Walton Alexander  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
March 1937
Scope and Contents:
Right side view, from above, of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Model 10-E Electra (NR16020) in a hangar undergoing maintenance in Hawaii during her first unsuccessful attempt at a round-the-world flight, March 1937.
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:
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) and Amelia Mary Earhart Photographs [Anderson], NASM.2015.0015, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0015, Item NASM-9A12155
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Pan American Airways (Pan Am) and Amelia Mary Earhart Photographs [Anderson]
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) and Amelia Mary Earhart Photographs [Anderson] / Photographs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0015-ref7

Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart Aircraft (NR16020)

Collection Creator:
Anderson, Walton Alexander  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
March 1937
Scope and Contents:
Partial one-half left front view of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Model 10-E Electra (NR16020) undergoing maintenance in Hawaii during her first unsuccessful attempt at a round-the-world flight, March 1937.
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:
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) and Amelia Mary Earhart Photographs [Anderson], NASM.2015.0015, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0015, Item NASM-9A12156
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Pan American Airways (Pan Am) and Amelia Mary Earhart Photographs [Anderson]
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) and Amelia Mary Earhart Photographs [Anderson] / Photographs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0015-ref8

Lockheed Model 10-E Electra

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 47
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Lockheed Model 10-E Electra  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection / Series 1: Black and White Negatives / Aircraft: Hall-Aluminum to Lockheed Model 12-A Electra Junior
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref914

Lockheed Model 10-E Electra

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AL, Folder 507650-10
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 / Lockheed (USA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref34699

Lockheed Model 10-E Electra

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AL, Folder 507650-80
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 / Lockheed (USA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref34702

Lockheed Model 10-E Electra

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AL, Folder 507650-85
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Negatives
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 / Lockheed (USA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref34705

Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart Aircraft (NR16020)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AL, Folder 507660-01
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 / Lockheed (USA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref34708

Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart Aircraft (NR16020)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AL, Folder 507660-80
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 / Lockheed (USA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref34711

Floyd Bennett Airport Photo Album [Coles]

Creator:
Coles, Victor  Search this
Names:
Floyd Bennett Airport  Search this
Extent:
0.13 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photograph albums
Date:
1937
Summary:
This collection consists of a photo album containing photographs taken by Victor Coles of Floyd Bennett Airport and aircraft, 1937.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a 5.5 by 6.5 inch photo album, containing 3 by 5 inch black and white photographs taken by Victor Coles of Floyd Bennett Airport and the following aircraft, 1937: Seversky P-35; Boeing P-12; Curtiss P-6E Hawk; Curtiss O-1G Falcon; Boeing Y1B-9A (Model 246); Keystone B-3A (LB-10A); Curtiss SOC-1 Seagull; Vought SBU-2; Grumman XSF-2; Grumman XFF-1; Curtiss F7C-1 Seahawk; Curtiss F11C-2 (BFC-2) Goshawk; Boeing XF6B-1 (XBFB-1, Model 236); Consolidated (Fleet) N2Y-1; Martin (Glenn L.) T4M-1 (Model 74); Bellanca XRE-2; Berliner-Joyce XFJ-2; Northrop XFT-1; Douglas RD Dolphin (USCG); Grumman JF-2 Duck (USCG); Curtiss Condor BT-32 Export Bomber (Condor II); Bellanca Bomber; Lockheed Model 5B Vega "Winnie Mae"; Vultee V1-A; Burnelli (Upperçu-Burnelli) UB-14; Granville, Miller, and De Lackner R-6H "QED"/"Conquistador del Cielo; Granville Gee Bee Super Sportster; Lockheed Model 10-E Electra; and Sikorsky S-38 "Osa's Ark."
Arrangement:
Just one item.
Biographical / Historical:
Floyd Bennett Field is an airfield located in southeast Brooklyn, New York City, along the shore of Jamaica Bay. Named after noted North Pole aviator Floyd Bennett, the airport was dedicated on June 26, 1930, and officially opened to commercial flights on May 23, 1931. Despite the exceptional quality of its facilities, Bennett Field never received much commercial traffic, and it was used instead for general aviation. During the interwar period, dozens of aviation records were set by aviators flying to or from Bennett Field. Commercial aviation activity at Bennett Field ceased in 1939, and the Navy gained ownership of the field in 1941.
Provenance:
Mrs. Victor Coles, Gift, Unknown, NASM.2019.0046
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
Aircraft  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Citation:
Floyd Bennett Airport Photo Album [Coles], NASM.2019.0046, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0046
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0046

Amelia Earhart New Guinea Photographs

Creator:
Koch, A. A.  Search this
Names:
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Noonan, Frederick  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Lae (New Guinea)
Date:
bulk 1937
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following: four 7.5 by 5 inch black and white photographs of Amelia Eahart in Lae, New Guinea in July of 1937; Amelia Earhart on wing of Lockheed Electra, with indigenous people in foreground; Amelia Earhart on top of Lockheed Electra, smiling; group photo of Manager of Guinea Airways (an Australian operated service to New Guinea in the 1930s)unidentified woman, Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan; and a group photo including Earhart,Noonan, Mr. F.C. Jacobs of the New Guinea Gold Mining Co., and Mr. and Mrs Joubert, manager of Bulolo Gold Dredging (BGD). Photographs are stamped on back with "Copyright Photograph, A. A. Koch, Lae, New Guinea."
Biographical / Historical:
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) in 1928 was the first woman to fly (as a passenger) across the Atlantic, and in 1932 the first woman (and second person, after Charles Lindbergh) to fly solo and nonstop across that ocean. She flew many record flights, published several books and accomplished much for women in aviation before attempting on June 1, 1937, an around-the-world flight from Miami, Florida, in a twin-engine Lockheed Electra. She and navigator Frederick J. Noonan were flying from Lae, New Guinea, to Howland Island when they disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937. An exhaustive sea and air search, ordered by President Franklin Roosevelt, was unsuccessful in locating Earhart and Noonan.
Provenance:
Margaret White, Gift, 2017
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
Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart Aircraft (NR16020)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Amelia Earhart New Guinea Photographs, Accession 2017-0021, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0021
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0021
Online Media:

Amelia Earhart Photographs [Hernick]

Creator:
Hernick, John  Search this
Names:
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Mantz, Paul  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Snapshots
Date:
bulk 1937
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of six 3 by 4.5 inch black and white snapshots of Amelia Earhart in March of 1937, in Honolulu, Hawaii, during her first attempt at the around-the-world flight. The snapshots include images of Earhart and Paul Mantz, as well as shots of her aircraft, the Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, NR16020. The photographs were taken by John Hernick.
Biographical / Historical:
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) in 1928 was the first woman to fly (as a passenger) across the Atlantic, and in 1932 the first woman (and second person, after Charles Lindbergh) to fly solo and nonstop across that ocean. She flew many record flights, published several books and accomplished much for women in aviation before attempting, on June 1, 1937, an around-the-world flight from Miami, Florida in a twin-engine Lockheed Electra. She and navigator Frederick J. Noonan were flying from Lae, New Guinea to Howland Island when they disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937. An exhaustive sea and air search, ordered by President Franklin Roosevelt, was unsuccessful in locating Earhart and Noonan
Provenance:
John M. Hernick, Gift, 2012
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:
Lockheed Model 10-E Electra  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Flights around the world  Search this
Aeronautics -- Flights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Snapshots
Citation:
Amelia Earhart Photographs [Hernick], Accession 2012-0032, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2012.0032
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2012-0032

CAA/FAA Aircraft Registration Files Celebrity Aircraft

Creator:
Civil Aeronautics Administration  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
Names:
Civil Aeronautics Administration  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"  Search this
Corrigan, Douglas, 1907-  Search this
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Goebel, Arthur C. "Art"  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Merrill, Dick, 1897-  Search this
Mock, Jerrie.  Search this
Ocklander, E. A.  Search this
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Turner, Roscoe, 1895-1970  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Cubic Feet ((2 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Application forms
Correspondence
Date:
1926-1970
bulk [ca. 1920s-1930s]
Scope and Contents:
These are the original Aeronautics Branch, Department of Commerce (later Civil Aeronautics Administration and Federal Aviation Agency) aircraft registration files on sixteen (16) historically significant aircraft or pilots. Aircraft include the following: first aircraft registration issued; Curtiss Robin J NX9243 (Douglas Corrigan); Lockheed 10-E NR-16020 (Amelia Earhart); Travel Air Monoplane NX-869 (Woollaroc of Art Goebel); Hughes Flying Boat (HK-1) NX37602; Ryan NYP NX-211 (Charles Lindbergh); Lockheed 10-E NR-16059 (Dick Merrill); Cessna 180 N1538C (Jerry Mock); Lockheed Vega 5-C NR-105W (Wiley Post); Standard J-1 #249 (E. A. Ocklander); Laird LTR-14 NX263Y (Roscoe Turner); Wedell Williams 109 NR-61Y (Roscoe Turner). These files contain registration and license applications, modification documents, and correspondence relating to the aircraft. There are also pilot files on the following: James Doolittle, Douglas Corrigan and Charles Lindbergh.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Aeronautics Department, Transfer, 1990, 1990-0043, Public Domain
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:
Curtiss Robin J-1 (Model 50H)  Search this
Lockheed Model 10-E Electra  Search this
Travel Air 5000  Search this
Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules  Search this
Cessna 180 Skywagon  Search this
Lockheed Model 5C Vega  Search this
Standard J-1  Search this
Laird ("Matty") LTR-14 Pesco Special  Search this
Wedell-Williams Model 44 (44 III)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Registration and transfer  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Application forms
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0043
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0043

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