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Five down and glory; a history of the American air ace. Edited by Mark P. Friedlander, Jr

Author:
Gurney, Gene  Search this
Physical description:
302 pages illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1958
[1958]
Topic:
Military decorations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953--Aerial operations  Search this
Call number:
UG633 .G98
UG633.G98
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143208

Winged Mars

Author:
Cuneo, John R  Search this
Physical description:
volumes illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1942
[1942]-
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military--History  Search this
Air warfare  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations  Search this
Call number:
UG630 .C8
UG630.C8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_80880

William Thaw II World War I Certificates

Names:
Thaw, William, 1893 – 1934  Search this
Extent:
0.53 Cubic feet (One 20 by 24 inch flat box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Certificates
Date:
1918-1919
Summary:
This collection consists of three oversized certificates presented to William Thaw, 1918 – 1919.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following three oversized certificates: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur, presented to Lieutenant Colonel William Thaw on April 9, 1919; Distinguished Service Cross, presented to Colonel William Thaw on October 16, 1918; and United States Citation to Colonel William Thaw, on April 19, 1919.
Arrangement:
No order, only three certificates.
Biographical / Historical:
William Thaw II (1893 – 1934) was a World War I ace and is believed to be the first American to engage in aerial combat in the war as one of the original nine members of the Lafayette Escadrille. Born into a prominent Pittsburgh family, Thaw attended Yale University but left to learn to fly at the Curtiss School of Aviation at Hammondsport, New York, in 1913.  Soon after he was the first to pilot an aircraft up New York City's East River and fly underneath all four bridges. By the summer of 1914, Thaw was in Paris, along with his personal Curtiss Motel E Hydro, and had received the Aero Club of France F.A.I. Hydro License 2. When war started, Thaw joined the French Foreign Legion and by December he was transferred to the French aviation unit, first as an observer, then as an active pilot. In May of 1916 Thaw was commissioned as first lieutenant and shortly after he was shot in the arm during combat. After his recovery, he resumed active duty and in November he was transferred to the American Air Service and commissioned a major. In January 1918 Thaw was given command of the American Lafayette Escadrille, 103rd Pursuit Squadron and in August he was given command of the 3rd Pursuit Group and was promoted to lieutenant colonel. After the war, he returned stateside and from January to June 1919 he was the commanding officer at Rockwell Field, San Diego, California. He was honorably discharged in July of 1919. During his service he received many honors and decorations. 
Provenance:
Found in Collecton, Transferred from the NASM Aeronautics Department, 2022, NASM.2023.0009
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
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Certificates -- 20th century
Citation:
William Thaw II World War I Certificates, NASM.2023.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian
Identifier:
NASM.2023.0009
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27012ec93-d5db-4c75-bef4-083ae469545f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2023-0009

Royal Flying Corps, 1915-1916, edited by Christopher Cole

Author:
Great Britain Royal Flying Corps  Search this
Cole, Christopher  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Flying Corps  Search this
Physical description:
352 p. 24 plates, illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, British  Search this
Call number:
D602 .G78
D602.G78
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_6064

George Miller Dyott Papers

Creator:
Dyott, George Miller  Search this
Extent:
1.17 Cubic feet (1 document case, 1 slim document case, 1 flat box, 1 glass plate box, and 1 map folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Photographs
Correspondence
Diaries
Date:
Circa 1910-1946
Summary:
George Miller Dyott (1883--1972) was an early aviator; veteran of the Royal Naval Air Service; aircraft designer; and explorer. This collection contains approximately 1 cubic foot of material pertaining to Dyott's aviation career including correspondence; photographs; financial records; technical drawings; military records; news clippings; a World War I field diary; calling cards; and an annotated manuscript entitled, "Flying," written by Dyott.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains approximately 1 cubic foot of material pertaining to George Miller Dyott's aviation career including correspondence; photographs; financial records; technical drawings; military records; news clippings; a World War I field diary; calling cards; and an annotated manuscript entitled, "Flying," written by Dyott. Photographic formats include black and white prints of various sizes (some of which are mounted on cardstock or matted) and 5 by 7 inch glass plates. Many of the photographs, including one entire album, are devoted to Dyott's service with the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) during World War I. Aircraft pictured in the photographs include the Dyott Monoplane; Dyott Bomber; Walden IV 1910 Monoplane (identfied here as the Walden-Dyott Monoplane); an unidentfied model of Deperdussin; Nieuport 17; Vickers (UK) E.F.B.5 Gunbus; a Sopwith Baby fitted with Le Prieur Rockets; Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2; Handley Page O/400; Morane-Saulnier Type L (Mo.S.3); Blériot XI; Farman (Henry) H.F.20 (Type Militaire Biplane); and a later photo of a Bellanca Pacemaker CH-300. There are also photographs of a Royal Navy non-rigid airship and the wreck of the Zeppelin LZ 76 (Navy L 33), as well as early equipment such as searchlights; anti-aircraft guns; an anti-aircraft armored vehicle; and various types of bombs. In addition to Dyott, other well-known people in the photographs include Henry W. Walden; Patrick Hamilton; Francisco Madero (33rd President of Mexico); Arthur W. Bigsworth; and Reginald A. J. Warneford. There are also four technical drawings dating to 1914 in the collection ranging in size from approximately 24.25 by 15.5 inches up to 41 x 14 inches. Three of the drawings are on coated cloth and one is on waxed paper. Two are for a small promotional aircraft made from an ale bottle and powered by an 80-hp Gnome engine, one is marked "Worthington Ales" and the other is marked "Little Peter." The third drawing is a three-view of a "Hydro-Aeroplane for Tropical Rivers" powered by two 100-hp Mercedes engines, and the fourth is a side drawing of an unspecified type of biplane (undated). In addition to the drawings, there is a graph on waxed paper (14.5 by 13.25 inches) tracking altitude, time, and speed for an unknown aircraft (undated). The collection also includes records relating to the design and production of the Dyott Monoplane and Dyott Bomber.
Arrangement:
Some of the material in this collection arrived grouped together in folders or envelopes. This material was housed accordingly and original folder titles were kept where applicable. The rest of the collection is organized by type of material. Folder titles created by archivist, or additional information added to original folder titles by archivist, are in brackets. Within folders, material is arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
George Miller Dyott (1883--1972) was an early aviator; veteran of the Royal Naval Air Service; aircraft designer; and explorer. Dyott was born in New York in 1883 to an American mother and a British father. Dyott was educated in the United Kingdom before returning to the United States where he learned to fly at Curtiss Field in New York. Dyott was awarded Royal Aero Club aviator's certificate 114 in August of 1911. Around this time, Dyott partnered with Henry W. Walden designing monoplanes. In the autumn of 1911, Dyott and Patrick Hamilton began making a tour of exhibition flights with two Deperdussin monoplanes (one single and one double seater) which started in New York and included stops in the Bahamas and Mexico, where they carried then-President Francisco Madero as a passenger. Dyott then returned to the United Kingdom where he designed the Dyott Monoplane, manufactured by Hewlett & Blondeau, which he brought to the United States to fly a six month demonstration tour beginning in April 1913. Dyott entered military service in 1914 and served as a squadron commander for the Royal Naval Air Service during World War I. Around this time, Dyott designed a large twin-engine biplane for use in exploring. The Royal Naval Air Service saw a potential in this design for military use so Dyott made some modifications and two prototypes were ordered from Hewlett & Blondeau in 1916. The two Dyott Bomber prototypes were built and flight tested with various engines and armament, with the second being service tested in France, but the model never entered production. After World War I, Dyott became an explorer and joined the Royal Geographical Society. In 1927, Dyott was hired to lead an expedition retracing the steps of the Roosevelt–Rondon Scientific Expedition which confirmed Theodore Roosevelt's claims about the group's discovery and exploration of the Rio Roosevelt ("River of Doubt"). In 1928, Dyott led an expedition into Brazil searching for missing explorer Percy Fawcett. Dyott also founded Dyott & Company, Ltd. in Lima, Peru taking aerial photographs and other scenic views that were sold as post cards. Dyott wrote several books about his adventures (one of which was adapted into a feature film, Manhunt in the Jungle, in 1958), and also starred as himself in two documentary films (Hunting Tigers in India in 1929 and Savage Gold, which he also co-wrote, in 1933). In the mid-1930s, Dyott retired to Ecuador where he lived largely in isolation. He conducted two expeditions searching for Inca treasure in the late 1940s before returning to Ecuador where he stayed until returning to New York to reunite with his wife and children shortly before his death.
Provenance:
Michael Dyott, Gift, 2016, NASM.2016.0019.
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
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Dyott Bomber (1916)  Search this
Dyott Monoplane (1913)  Search this
Aircraft  Search this
Walden IV 1910 Monoplane  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Photographs
Correspondence
Diaries -- 20th century
Citation:
George Miller Dyott Papers, NASM.2016.0019, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2016.0019
See more items in:
George Miller Dyott Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25a904b57-d4c2-42cf-9c30-5d0a6b3640e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2016-0019
Online Media:

The First fighter pilot: Roland Garros the life and times of the playboy who invented air combat Ed Cobleigh

Author:
Cobleigh, Ed  Search this
Physical description:
327 pages 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
2019
Topic:
Fighter pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1118243

Ralph Talbot, United States Marine Corps

Author:
Emmons, Roger M  Search this
Subject:
Talbot, Ralph 1897-1918  Search this
United States 1st Marine Aviation Corps  Search this
Physical description:
i, 48 leaves : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
Topic:
Medal of Honor  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations  Search this
Call number:
VB334.M4 E54
VB334.M4E54
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_114157

First Marine Aeronautic Company World War I : Ponta Delgada, Azores, chronology 1917-1919 / compiled by Roger M. Emmons

Author:
Emmons, Roger M  Search this
Subject:
United States Marine Corps Aviation History  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 16 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations--History  Search this
Call number:
VG93 .E541
VG93.E541
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_192184

History of Marine Day Wing in World War I : reference book / Roger M. Emmons

Author:
Emmons, Roger M  Search this
Subject:
United States Marine Corps Aviation History  Search this
Physical description:
v, 114 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations--History  Search this
Call number:
VG93 .E545
VG93.E545
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_192188

Marine Corps aviation in World War One : flying personnel / Roger M. Emmons

Author:
Emmons, Roger M  Search this
Subject:
United States Marine Corps Aviation History  Search this
Physical description:
105 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, American--History  Search this
Call number:
VG93 .E546
VG93.E546
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_192190

Personnel roster of Marine Day Wing in France during World War I / compiled by Roger M. Emmons

Author:
Emmons, Roger M  Search this
Subject:
United States Marine Corps Aviation History  Search this
Physical description:
p. 48-110 ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations--History  Search this
Call number:
VG93 .E548
VG93.E548
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_192193

U.S. Marine flyers attached to Royal Air Force in World War I : roster of flying personnel / by Roger M. Emmons

Author:
Emmons, Roger M  Search this
Subject:
United States Marine Corps Aviation History  Search this
Great Britain Royal Air Force History  Search this
Physical description:
11 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations--History  Search this
Call number:
VG93 .E549
VG93.E549
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_192194

Paul R. Stockton Scrapbook

Creator:
Stockton, Paul R., 1880-1919  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
New York. National Guard. First Aero Company  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service. 12th Aero Squadron  Search this
Richthofen, Manfred, Freiherr von, 1892-1918  Search this
Stockton, Paul R., 1880-1919  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1916-1919
Scope and Contents:
This collection provides extensive documentation on the flying career of Paul R. Stockton from his entry into the New York Air National Guard through his service in France and Germany and eventual discharge in 1919. Included in this collection is documentation of the activies, personnel and equipment of Stockton's squadron, as well as are excellent aerial photographs of airplanes and before and after photographs of target areas. Many of the photographs show Marie, the Belgian police dog Stockton raised during the war. (Marie later appeared in motion pictures with Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino and others). One image is purportedly from one of the aircraft of Baron von Richtofen's "Flying Circus." Also included in this scrapbook are certificates of Stockton's appointments to corporal and to 1st lieutenant, hotel menus, copies of leaflets dropped by US aviators behind the German lines, examples of European currency, train and bus tickets, fabric swatches from aircraft, Stockton's pilot license and other such ephemera.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul R. Stockton (1880-1962) enlisted in the Signal Corps from 1906-1909 and served in Cuba and Puerto Rico. He made his first flight in 1916 as a member of the First Aero Company, New York State National Guard at Mineola, New York. In 1917 Stockton was ordered overseas and served as the Commanding Officer of the 12th Aero Squadron of the American Expeditionary Forces. Stockton was discharged in 1919, and was later a member of the Early Birds.
Provenance:
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0283, unknown
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 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0283
See more items in:
Paul R. Stockton Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg20368f1f5-e4e4-405b-b4b3-c5827b8d95b6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0283
Online Media:

James Rogers McConnell Collection [Truitt]

Creator:
McConnell, James Rogers, 1887-1917  Search this
Names:
France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette  Search this
France. Armée. Légion étrangère  Search this
Chapman, Victor  Search this
Lufbery, Raoul  Search this
McConnell, James Rogers, 1887-1917  Search this
Rockwell, Kiffin Yates  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
1890-1928
Summary:
This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, and a photograph album documenting James Rogers McConnell's life, especially his World War I service in the Lafayette Escadrille.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, and a photograph album documenting James Rogers McConnell's life, especially his World War I service in the Lafayette Escadrille. This collection contains material pertaining to both McConnell's service as well as the service of his fellow Lafayette Escadrille members, including Kiffin Rockwell, Victor Chapman, and Raoul Lufbery. The correspondence includes letters from McConnell to his family and friends, as well as condolence letters from McConnell's friends to his family after his death. The photographs include images of McConnell, his friends--both ambulance drivers and pilots, aircraft, his grave, his crypt in the Lafayette Memorial, and also his memorial in Carthage, North Carolina. The newspaper articles include ones written by McConnell about his war service.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
James Rogers McConnell (1887-1917) was a member of the Lafayette Escadrille. Born in Chicago, McConnell attended two years of schooling at the University of Virginia before leaving the law school in 1910 to join his family in Carthage, North Carolina. There, he served as a land and industrial agent of the Seaboard Airline Railway and as secretary of the Carthage Board of Trade. After war broke out in Europe, McConnell arrived in France to enlist with the American Ambulance Corps. McConnell withdrew from the Ambulance Corps and entered the aviation training program, becoming one of the first members of the Lafayette Escadrille. McConnell first flight was on May 13, 1916, in which he flew a Nieuport biplane. McConnell was shot down and killed on March 19, 1917 above the Somme Battlefields. He was the author of the book Flying for France.
Provenance:
James M. Truitt, gift, 1963, NASM.XXXX.0232
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, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Ambulances  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Citation:
James Rogers McConnell Collection [Truitt], NASM.XXXX.0232, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0232
See more items in:
James Rogers McConnell Collection [Truitt]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg259a20d9a-0ebd-4cce-bc10-bebb52c7a938
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0232
Online Media:

Paul Ayres Rockwell Photograph Collection

Creator:
Rockwell, Paul Ayres, 1889-1985  Search this
Names:
France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette  Search this
France. Armée. Légion étrangère  Search this
Rockwell, Kiffin Yates  Search this
Rockwell, Paul Ayres, 1889-1985  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet ((4 folders))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1914-1918
Scope and Contents:
In August 1914, Paul Ayres Rockwell (b.1889) and his brother, Kiffin Yates Rockwell, Americans of French extraction, volunteered to fight for France in the coming war (World War I). The photographs in this collection were (with very few exceptions) taken by Paul Rockwell from 1914 to 1918. Further information can be found in Paul Ayres Rockwell's book, American Fighters in the Foreign Legion 1914-1918 (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930) [SIL Catalog No. D548.35 R6X NASM].
Biographical / Historical:
The Rockwells were assigned to Battalion C, 2nd Marching Regiment, of the Second Foreign Regiment of the French Foreign Legion. First stationed near Toulouse, France, on October 2, 1914, they arrived at Camp de Mailly, and soon saw action in trenches near Craonelle. Photos show the Americans both in the trenches and relaxing behind the lines. Paul Rockwell was wounded in Winter 1914-1915; after a long hospital stay he was invalided out of the Legion but "...remained in France to be near his brother, and engaged in French propaganda work." (Rockwell, p. 58). In April 1915, Kiffin Rockwell transferred to the First Foreign Regiment, joining the American Squad in Company 2, Battalion B. On September 2, 1915, he transferred to the French Aviation Service. On April 16, 1916 the Escadrille de Chasse Nieuport 124 (l'Escadrille Americaine), known as the "Lafayette Escadrille"; it was composed of American volunteer aviators under the command of French officers. The Escadrille's first victory was scored by Kiffin Rockwell on May 18, 1916. Photos from this period center around the activities of the Escadrille, predominantly depicting pilots and off-duty scenes, but including a number of aircraft photos. On September 23, 1916, Kiffin was shot down near Rodern, Alsace, and killed. Paul Rockwell continued to photograph the Escadrille through 1917; the few photos from (late) 1918 are of grave sites.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Paul Ayres Rockwell, unknown, unknown, XXXX-0609, unknown
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 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0609
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25b3bd2b5-a3a8-4700-8945-a5e49df5f2e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0609

Alert log, 94th Squadron A.E.F

Title:
Alert log, 94th AEF DSI
Compiler:
United States Army Air Service Aero Squadron, 94th  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (approximately 144 pages) 21 cm
Type:
Registers
Registers (Lists)
Place:
United States
France
Date:
1918
Topic:
Air pilots, Military  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns  Search this
Military campaigns  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
Call number:
D570.7 94th .U55 1918
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1074032

Russian aces of World War 1 Victor Kulikov

Author:
Kulikov, Victor 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
96 pages illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
Russia
Russie
Russland
Date:
2013
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, Russian  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Pilotes de chasse  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--Russian  Search this
Kampfflieger  Search this
Weltkrieg  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113462

Air Power in the Maritime Environment the World Wars David Gates and Ben Jones

Author:
Gates, David  Search this
Jones, Ben 1974-  Search this
Physical description:
250 pages 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2016
20th century
Topic:
Air power--History  Search this
Naval aviation--History  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations  Search this
Air power  Search this
Military operations, Aerial  Search this
Military operations, Naval  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Marineluftwaffe  Search this
Weltkriege  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114642

The dawn of the drone from the back-room boys of World War One Steve Mills

Author:
Mills, Steve (Author at Casemate Publishers)  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 297 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2019
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, British  Search this
Vehicles, Remotely piloted--History  Search this
Drone aircraft--History  Search this
Véhicules télécommandés--Histoire  Search this
Drones--Histoire  Search this
HISTORY / Military / Aviation & Space  Search this
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military  Search this
TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / History  Search this
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Aviation & Nautical  Search this
Drone aircraft  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--British  Search this
Vehicles, Remotely piloted  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1118225

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
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Paul Ernst World War I Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg24f5027e2-0e3a-4f1e-90d9-7c2833d05e1b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0030
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