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World War I Italian South Tyrol Aviation Photograph Album

Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Date:
bulk 1916-1917
Biographical / Historical:
Although nominally a member of the Triple Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary since 1882, in 1915 Italy entered World War I on the side of the Allied Forces and declared war on Austria-Hungary. Austrian and Italian forces fought high in the mountainous and disputed territory of the South Tyrol and in 1918 Italian forces occupied the region, which they would be awarded postwar under the terms of the Treaty of Saint-Germain.
Provenance:
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Gift, 2005
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 -- Italy  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics -- Italy  Search this
Brandenburg C.I  Search this
Oeffag C.II  Search this
Nieuport 17  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Citation:
World War I Italian South Tyrol Aviation Photograph Album, Accession 2005-0017, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0017
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0017

Paul Ernst World War I Photograph Album

Creator:
Ernst, Paul.  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Maps
Date:
1916-1918
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook documenting all aspects of an Austro-Hungarian officer's experience on the Eastern and South Tyrol Fronts of World War I. It includes photographs as well as maps.
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook includes images of all aspects of an Austro-Hungarian officer's experience on the Eastern and South Tyrol Fronts of World War I. Photographs include images of such cities as Trieste and Venice, of informal celebrations, life in the field, artillery, a lighter than air hangar used for the assembly of heavier than air craft, aircraft wrecks, war dead and executions of soldiers, as well as air to air images of World War I aircraft and several of a laboratory with wind tunnel. Aircraft featured in the scrapbook include the Albatros B.I, Aviatik B.II, Aviatik B.III, Aviatik triplane fighter, Brandenburg C.I (U), Brandenburg D.I (Ph), Brandenburg G.I, Brandenburg KD, Fokker A.III, Knoller B.I (Th), Lloyd triplane bomber (Type LK 1), Lohner B.I, Oeffag C.I, Phonix C.I, Rumpler B.I and Von Mises bomber (Type Gr.I). Also included are maps of the Eastern front and of towns including Kovel, Trojanowka, Loboml and Mielnica.
Arrangement:
This collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Ernst flew as an observer for the the Austro-Hungarian Army in World War I. His unit, Fliegerkompagnie 27, served on the Russian Front from June 1916 to December 1917. From March to October of 1918, Flik 27 flew on the South Tyrol front. Dr. Paul Ernst later taught at the Department of Applied Physics at the University at Glasgow, Scotland and in 1946 came to the United States, where he began work at Aberdeen Proving Ground
Provenance:
Estate of Gertrud Ernst, Gift, 2004, NASM.2004.0030
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, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Austria  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front  Search this
Albatros B.IIl  Search this
Aviatik B.II  Search this
Aviatik B.IIl  Search this
Brandenburg C.I (U)  Search this
Brandenburg KDW  Search this
Brandenburg D.I (Ph)  Search this
Brandenburg G.I l  Search this
Knoller B.I  Search this
Lohner B.I Series 11 Pfeilflieger (Arrow Flyer)  Search this
Oeffag C.II  Search this
Phonix C.1  Search this
Rumpler B.I (Typ 4A)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Maps
Citation:
Paul Ernst World War I Photograph Album, NASM.2004.0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0030
See more items in:
Paul Ernst World War I Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0030
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