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This Secret Program Helped U.S. Pilots Defeat MiGs

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Franciszek Jarecki MiG-15 Flight Collection

Creator:
Jarecki, Franciszek, 1931-  Search this
Names:
Jarecki Corporation  Search this
Poland. Polskie Siły Powietrzne  Search this
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993  Search this
Gabreski, Francis  Search this
Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Certificates
Clippings
Photographs
Date:
undated
Summary:
This collection consists of one Polish Air Force pilot's certificate; one pilot grade certificate; one copy of LIFE Magazine, dated April 6, 1953, featuring an article by Jarecki on his flight; on copy of This Week Magazine for August 23, 1953, with Jarecki's flight as cover story; one photocopied article from the Erie Daily Times, September 30, 1985; one photograph of a meeting of businessmen in the White House's Oval Office that includes Jarecki; one photograph of Frank Jarecki, Francis S. Gabreski, and James H. Doolittle; and the front page of the New York Times, dated March 6, 1953, matted on cardboard.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one Polish Air Force pilot's certificate; one pilot grade certificate; one copy of LIFE Magazine, dated April 6, 1953, featuring an article by Jarecki on his flight; on copy of This Week Magazine for August 23, 1953, with Jarecki's flight as cover story; one photocopied article from the Erie Daily Times, September 30, 1985; one photograph of a meeting of businessmen in the White House's Oval Office that includes Jarecki; one photograph of Frank Jarecki, Francis S. Gabreski, and James H. Doolittle; and the front page of the New York Times, dated March 6, 1953, matted on cardboard. Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
The Franciszek Jarecki MiG-15 Flight Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Franciszek (Frank) Jarecki graduated from the Polish Air Force College at Deblin, Poland, in 1952 and in September of that year was transferred to the 10th Fighter Regiment based at Stolp. On March 5, 1953, on the day of Joseph Stalin's death, Jarecki flew his Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-15 from the Polish air base to land at Roenne airport in Bornholm, Denmark, to seek political asylum in the United States. It was the first intact MiG-15 to reach the West. Franciszek Jarecki studied English at Alliance College in Pennsylvania, opened his own machine shop and then went on to establish Jarecki Industries and acquire several other businesses.
Provenance:
Franciszek Jarecki, Gift, 2002
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:
Cold War  Search this
MIG (Fighter planes)  Search this
MiG MiG -15  Search this
Asylum, Right of  Search this
Genre/Form:
Certificates
Clippings
Photographs
Citation:
Franciszek Jarecki MiG-15 Flight Collection, Acc. 2002.-0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0022
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0022
Online Media:

Mig alley / produced by Digital Ranch, History Television Network Productions

Title:
Dogfights
Producer:
Weiss, Wayne  Search this
Kirk, Robert  Search this
Lihani, Rob  Search this
Author:
Radical 3D  Search this
McKinley, Jason  Search this
Cliett, Mike  Search this
Air Force Association  Search this
Digital Ranch (Firm)  Search this
History Channel (Television network)  Search this
Arts and Entertainment Network  Search this
Narrator:
Crowley, Phil  Search this
Physical description:
1 videodisc ( min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Video recordings
Place:
Yalu River (China and Korea)
Date:
2007
2006
Topic:
MiG-15 (Jet fighter plane)--History  Search this
Sabre (Jet fighter plane)--History  Search this
Fighter plane combat  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953--Aerial operations  Search this
Call number:
video 001597
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:siris_sil_1081120

MiGs / [Bill Sweetman]

Author:
Sweetman, Bill  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 38 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
MiG (Fighter planes)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829165

MiG-25 'Foxbat', MiG-31 'Foxhound' : Russia's defensive front line / Yefim Gordon ; colour profiles by Valentin Vetlitskii ; line illustrations by Oleg Put'makov ; translation by Dmitri Komissarov

Author:
Gordon, E  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
MIG (Fighter planes)--History  Search this
MIG-25 (Jet fighter plane)  Search this
MIG-25 (Jet fighter plane)--History  Search this
Call number:
UG1242.F5 G6713 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_715617

MiG aircraft since 1937 / Bill Gunston, Yefim Gordon

Author:
Gunston, Bill  Search this
Gordon, E  Search this
Physical description:
288 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
MiG (Fighter planes)  Search this
Call number:
UG1242.F5 G868 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_539250

MiG dynasty / [David Oliver]

Author:
Oliver, David 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
Topic:
MiG (Fighter planes)  Search this
Call number:
UG1242.F5O45 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412471

OKB MiG : a history of the Design Bureau and its aircraft / Piotr Butowski with Jay Miller

Author:
Butowski, Piotr  Search this
Miller, Jay 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
248 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
MIG (Fighter planes)--History  Search this
Fighter planes--History  Search this
Call number:
UG1242.F5 B98 1991
UG1242.F5B98 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_428490

MiG-25, MiG-31 / Piotr Butowski

Author:
Butowski, Piotr  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Topic:
MIG-25 (Jet fighter plane)  Search this
MiG (Fighter planes)  Search this
Call number:
UG1242.F5 B98m 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464000

MiG : fifty years of secret aircraft design / R.A. Belyakov, and J. Marmain

Author:
Beliakov, R. A  Search this
Marmain, J (Jacques) 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 479 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
MIG (Fighter planes)--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464913

Wolfpack : hunting MiGs over Vietnam / Jerry Scutts

Author:
Scutts, Jerry  Search this
Subject:
United States Air Force Tactical Fighter Wing, 8th History  Search this
Physical description:
138 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
1988, c1987
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Regimental histories  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American  Search this
MiG (Fighter planes)  Search this
Call number:
DS558. .S53 1988
DS558..S53 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_374958

Mikoyan MiG-21 / Bill Gunston

Author:
Gunston, Bill  Search this
Physical description:
200 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
Topic:
MiG (Fighter planes)  Search this
Call number:
UG1242.F5 G97m 1986
UG1242.F5G97m 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383965

America's secret MiG squadron : the Red Eagles of project Constant Peg / Gaillard R. Peck, Jr

Author:
Peck, Gaillard R  Search this
Subject:
United States Air Force Test & Evaluation Squadron, 4477th History  Search this
Physical description:
320 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2012
Topic:
MiG (Fighter planes)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1015288

Red Eagles : America's secret MiGs / Steve Davies

Author:
Davies, Steve 1975-  Search this
Subject:
United States Air Force Test & Evaluation Squadron, 4477th History  Search this
Physical description:
400 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2012
Topic:
MiG (Fighter planes)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1017109

Red Eagles : America's secret MiGs / Steve Davies

Author:
Davies, Steve 1975-  Search this
Subject:
United States Air Force Test & Evaluation Squadron, 4477th History  Search this
Physical description:
352 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2008
Topic:
MiG (Fighter planes)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_960506

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