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Helicopter Aerial Refueling Test Photographs and Reports [Eastman]

Creator:
Eastman, William Donald "Don", Jr.  Search this
Names:
United States. Air Force  Search this
Extent:
0.39 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Newspaper clippings
Date:
Circa 1960s to 2003
Summary:
William Donald "Don" Eastman, Jr. (b. 1932) was the first pilot to demonstrate the feasibility of air-to-air refueling of helicopters as well as the first to actually perform aerial refueling of a helicopter during his time as a pilot with the United States Air Force. This collection consists of approximately 0.39 cubic feet of material relating to Lieutenant Colonel William Donald "Don" Eastman Jr.'s career as Test Director and Project Pilot for helicopter aerial refueling tests with the United States Air Force including photographs, news clippings, and publications.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.39 cubic feet of material relating to Lieutenant Colonel William Donald "Don" Eastman Jr.'s career as Test Director and Project Pilot for helicopter aerial refueling tests with the United States Air Force. There is a folder of photographs and news clippings regarding aerial refueling and other flight tests. The photographs are 8 by 10 inch prints and are a mixture of black and white and color photography. Many have been captioned by Eastman. Aircraft pictured in this folder include the Lockheed KC-130 Hercules; Sikorsky (S-61R) CH-3C Jolly Green Giant; Lockheed HC-130P (MC-130P) Combat Shadow; Sikorsky (S-61R) HH-3E Jolly Green Giant; and the Sikorsky (S-65A) HH-53B Super Jolly. There is also a folder of photographs entitled, "Helicopter History" which shows a variety of aircraft models including the Kellett XR-3 Autogiro; McCulloch MC-4; Sikorsky (VS-316B) XR-6A; Seibel YH-24 Sky Hawk; Kellett XR-10 (XH-10); Kellett XR-8; Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) R-4B (H-4B); Rotor-Craft XR-11 Dragonfly; Piasecki H-25A Army Mule; Hiller YH-32 (Hiller HJ-1) Hornet; McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane (XL-25, XH-35); Sikorsky (S-52-2) YH-18A; American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep; Kaman HH-43B (H-43B) Huskie; Sikorsky (VS-317, S-51) XR-5; Piasecki YH-16 Transporter; Hughes XH-17 Flying Crane; Sikorsky (S-55) YH-19 Chickasaw; Cessna (CH-1B) YH-41 Seneca; Bell XUH-1 (XH-40) Iroquois (Huey); McDonnell XH-20 Little Henry; Hughes TH-55A; Bell XV-3; Hiller X-18 Propelloplane (model); Bell T/UH-1F (H-48) Iroquois (Huey); Sikorsky (S-65A) YCH-53A Sea Stallion; Bell XH-15; Sikorsky VS-300, 1st Configuration; Fokker T-2 (F.IV); Doman YH-31 (LZ-5); Platt-Lepage XR-1; Bell 47; Hiller H-23 Raven; Bell XH-12 (XR-12); Piasecki H-21 Workhorse; Sikorsky (S-58) H-34A (CH-34A) Choctaw; and the Sikorsky (S-56) H-37A (CH-37A) Mojave. This folder also includes aerial photographs of McCook Field and Wright Field and an image of the Sikorsky VS-300 Rotor Test Stand. Also in the collection are three flight test reports, authored by Eastman. They are entitled, "CH-3C Helicopter Aerial Retrieval System" (Test date June 9, 1965); "Aerial Refueling Tests on the HH-3E and HC-130P" (Test date April 29, 1966); and "HH-53B Aerial Refueling Flight Test" (Test date March 2, 1967). The collection also includes a copy of Eastman's master's thesis paper, entitled, "Helicopter Power Reduction in an Aerial Refueling Mode of Flight" (1969); a copy of the June 2003 issue of National Aviation Hall of Fame's Heroes & Legends magazine which features a profile on Eastman; and a copy of a certificate of nomination for Eastman as a candidate for enshrinement in the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
William Donald "Don" Eastman, Jr. (b. 1932) was the first pilot to demonstrate the feasibility of air-to-air refueling of helicopters as well as the first to actually perform aerial refueling of a helicopter during his time as a pilot with the United States Air Force. Eastman served as Test Director and Project Pilot for all helicopter aerial refueling tests and the first practicability demonstrations, using the probe and drogue system, were conducted on December 15, 1965. The first successful transfer of fuel using this system occurred on December 14, 1966. For this work, Eastman received the US Air Force Systems Command Primus Award. Eastman was also a combat pilot in Vietnam, flying 77 missions and performing 13 aircrew rescues, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross for his contributions. Eastman served as the project test pilot for numerous programs and was also involved in acquisition of various aircraft and equipment for the Air Force. Upon his retirement as a lieutenant colonel in 1973, Eastman had flown over 8000 hours and qualified in 52 different aircraft, including 23 helicopters. After retiring from the military, Eastman entered the Civil Service as an engineer manager and supervisor until retiring in 1995.
Provenance:
Lt. Col. William Donald "Don" Eastman, Jr., Gift, 2015, NASM.2015.0032
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
Helicopters  Search this
Helicopters -- Flight testing  Search this
Helicopters--Refueling  Search this
Sikorsky (S-61R) CH-3C Jolly Green Giant  Search this
Sikorsky (S-65A) HH-53B Super Jolly  Search this
Lockheed KC-130 Hercules Family  Search this
Lockheed HC-130P (MC-130P) Combat Shadow  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Newspaper clippings
Citation:
Helicopter Aerial Refueling Test Photographs and Reports [Eastman], NASM.2015.0032, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0032
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Helicopter Aerial Refueling Test Photographs and Reports [Eastman]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0032
Online Media:

Piasecki H-21 [Black-and-White]

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0356, File XRA-8588
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection / Medium-Format Black-and-White and Color Film
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref1618

Piasecki H-21 [Color]

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0356, File XRA-3062
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection / Medium-Format Black-and-White and Color Film
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref1619

Piasecki H-21 Workhorse, Shawnee Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AP, Folder 504025-01
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.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Piasecki Aircraft Corp (Philadelphia, PA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref43809

Piasecki H-21 Workhorse, Shawnee Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AP, Folder 504025-02
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 / Piasecki Aircraft Corp (Philadelphia, PA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref43812

Piasecki H-21 Workhorse, Shawnee Family

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AP, Folder 504025-80
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 / Piasecki Aircraft Corp (Philadelphia, PA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref43815

Stand, Model, Static, Piasecki H-21 Shawnee

Manufacturer:
Topping Models Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Stand - Plastic
Pins models rests on - Metal
Dimensions:
Model: 10.8 x 33.4 x 27.9cm (4 1/4 in. x 13 1/8 in. x 11 in.)
Type:
MODELS-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.
Inventory Number:
A20020328001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9ac084e94-af1f-42ea-8254-da89693cac12
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020328001
Online Media:

Model, Static, Piasecki H-21 Shawnee, U.S. Army

Manufacturer:
Topping Models Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Fuselage, rotors - plastic
Rotor heads, landing gear - metal
Dimensions:
Model: 10.8 x 33.4 x 27.9cm (4 1/4 in. x 13 1/8 in. x 11 in.)
Type:
MODELS-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.
Inventory Number:
A20020328000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9017ced9d-f7a5-45b2-a36c-86d1966a416d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020328000
Online Media:

P-V Engineering Forum XHRP-X (PV-3)

Manufacturer:
P-V Engineering Forum, Inc.  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 180in. (457.2cm)
Other (41 FT. ROTOR): 492 x 180 x 576in. (1249.7 x 457.2 x 1463cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy, Bureau of Weapons.
Inventory Number:
A19610127000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c2299c75-ade0-4960-9d0a-55b6bd289e3b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610127000

William C. Hampton Collection

Creator:
Hampton, William C.  Search this
Names:
United States Antarctic Research Program  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color slides
Photographs
Publications
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Antarctica
Taiwan
Date:
bulk 1959-1967
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of materials related to William Hampton's military career in Taiwan and Antarctica. From his time in Taiwan, there are eighteen black and white photographs related to disaster response operations with an attached letter, a roll of 8mm motion picture film labeled, "President Eisenhower, Cedar Rapids, Taiwan," the letter notifying Hampton of his assignment there, the certificate that accompanied Hampton's Army Aviation Badge from the Army, Republic of China, the certificate that accompanied Hampton's U.S. Army Commendation Medal, a Certificate of Achievement from the Military Assistance Advisory Group, copies of three letters of appreciation, and a clipping dated September 21, 1961 about Hampton's rescue missions from an unknown newspaper. From Hampton's work in Operation Deep Freeze, there are 56 color slides and 36 black and white photos depicting daily operations in Antarctica, two rolls of color 8mm motion picture film of snow sledding, a can of motion picture film entitled "Antarctica," a U.S. Navy booklet, "Welcome to Operation Deep Freeze," a large map showing the operating areas for Operation Deep Freeze in fiscal year 1965, a map showing National Science Foundation Antarctic Activities in 1965-1966, a reprint of The Geology and Geochronology of the Basement Complex of the Central Transantarctic Mountains by Gubter Faure, et al. (inscribed to Hampton by Faure), the September-October 1964 issue of the American Society of Polar Philatelists' newsletter Ice Cap News, two sets of Hampton's U.S. Army travel orders to a temporary change of duty to McMurdo, Antarctica, two copies of the February 1965 issue of Bulletin of the U.S. Antarctic Projects Officer and one copy of the March 1965 issue of the same publication, one copy each of the January and February 1966 issues of the VX-6 Newsletter generated at McMurdo Station, an Operation Deep Freeze Task Force 43 patch, a clipping from December 1965 from an unidentified newspaper about Operation Deep Freeze, and a letter from F. Alton Wade (Texas Technical College, Department of Geosciences) to Hampton thanking him for cooperation with his team and informing him that a geological feature will be named in Antarctica for each member of Hampton's detachment (Hampton's feature is Hampton Hill south of where Alton's team camped.) The last item in the collection is a letter from Howard F. Schiltz, Brigadier General, USA, Commanding, addressed to Hampton in San Francisco and dated April 6, 1967, thanking him for a tour of the Floating Aircraft Maintenance Facility.
Biographical / Historical:
William C. Hampton served in the U.S. Army, first as a captain and later as a major. From February 1960 until July 1962, Captain Hampton was assigned to the Army Section (Aviation Section), Military Assistance Advisory Group, in Taiwan, Republic of China. During this time, he flew missions responding to aircraft accidents and disaster relief missions including evacuation operations and brought food and medical supplies to typhoon survivors in a Piasecki H-21 Shawnee helicopter. Captain Hampton received the Army Aviation Badge from the Army, Republic of China, the United States Army Commendation Medal, and a Certificate of Achievement from the Military Assistance Advisory Group due to his meritorious service in Taiwan. In the mid 1960s, Hampton (by then a major) was assigned to Operation Deep Freeze at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Operation Deep Freeze was a U.S. Navy logistic support operation of American scientific research in Antarctica. The Navy was supported by the Air Force, Army, Marines, and Coast Guard in what was called at the time "the greatest peacetime military logistic program in our history." Operation Deep Freeze began in 1955 when President Eisenhower mandated support for the United States' participation in International Geophysical Year activities in Antarctica, beginning on July 1, 1957. International Geophysical Year activities were concluded at the end of 1958, and Operation Deep Freeze began to support the United States Antarctic Research Program. McMurdo Station was officially dedicated on February 16, 1956 and was the site for research relating to glaciology, gravity, meteorology, oceanography, special studies, and biology. McMurdo Station also housed the continent's first nuclear power plant, built in fiscal year 1962. By April 1967, Hampton was stationed with the 1st Transportation Corps (TC) Battalion in San Francisco which was operating a Floating Aircraft Maintenance Facility.
Provenance:
Martha E. Hampton, Gift, 2008
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
Operation Deep Freeze  Search this
Piasecki H-21  Search this
Bell UH-1B (HU-1B) Iroquois (Huey)  Search this
Disaster relief  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographs
Publications
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
William C. Hampton Collection, Accession 2008-0032, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0032
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0032

Arthur C. Arendt Photographs

Creator:
Arendt, Arthur C.  Search this
Names:
Stevens, Walter H.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic Feet ((3 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1919-1958
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 49 black and white prints and 19 color snapshots. The color prints are of the Piasecki H-21 and the Boeing-Vertol CH-113 Voyageur. These photographs were taken of the aircraft in 1958 at the Philadelphia Airport before their respective test flights. The black and white photography relate to Arendt and his air mail service. The images include photographs of air mail personalities, including Walter H. Stevens, and the following aircraft: de Havilland DH-4 Mailplane Conversion; Curtiss JN-4; Martin MP Mailplane (MB-1 and MB-2); Great Lakes 4A-1; Bach 3CT8 (Air Yacht); Travel Air 2000; Martin MT; Junkers-Larsen JL-6; Great Lakes 2T1A; Fokker D-VII; Travel Air Mystery; Brunner Winkle Bird
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur C. Arendt was a pilot for the U.S. Air Mail Service from August 5, 1920 until April 9, 1921. He was a colleague to Walter H. Stevens, another air mail pilot, who was one of the thirty-four air mail pilots to die in the line of duty when his aircraft caught fire in the air above Pemberville, Ohio, on September 14, 1920. Arendt was later a member of the Air Mail Pioneers organization
Provenance:
Arthur C. Arendt, Gift
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:
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4  Search this
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny  Search this
Fokker D.III (M 19F, M 19K)  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Piasecki H-21  Search this
Boeing-Vertol CH-113 Voyageur  Search this
Travel Air 2000  Search this
Martin MP Mailplane  Search this
Great Lakes 4A-1  Search this
Junkers-Larsen JL-6  Search this
Bach 3CT8 (Air Yacht)  Search this
Brunner Winkle Bird  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Arthur C. Arendt Photographs, Accession number XXXX-0760, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0760
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0760

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