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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

World War I Photographs [Tower Scrapbook]

Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
bulk 1915-1918
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 18 images evidently copied from Tower's personal scrapbook which was loaned to the National Air Museum at some point. The images show equipment, aircraft, and personnel of the United States Air Service during World War I. The images include shots from the following bases: Chanute Field, Illinois; Hazelhurst Field, New York; and Roosevelt Field, New York. Aircraft include: Curtiss JN-4D Jenny; Curtiss JN-4HG Hisso Jenny; LWF V-3; and Standard (NJ) JR-1B. There are also a few images of a Christofferson 1912 Seaplane on a beach near San Francisco, California in 1915.
Biographical / Historical:
Roderick Tower (1892-1961) was the son of Charlemagne Tower, Jr., an United States Ambassador to Russia and Germany. He was a World War I aviator who trained with Quentin Roosevelt at Mineola Air Field on Long Island, New York. After the war, Tower was briefly married to Flora Payne Whitney, who had been engaged to Quentin Roosevelt before World War I. Tower was later both a stock and oil broker.
Provenance:
Colonel Roderick Tower [?], gift, unknown date, NASM.XXXX.1184
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
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Christofferson 1912 Seaplane  Search this
Curtiss JN-4HG Hisso Jenny  Search this
Standard (NJ) JR-1  Search this
LWF V-3  Search this
Curtiss JN-4D Jenny  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
World War I Photographs [Tower Scrapbook], Acc. XXXX-1184, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1184
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg222af19e5-8fcd-4ccc-a60d-16b4436e60e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1184
Online Media:

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 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:

Georges Guynemer, knight of the air Henry Bordeaux ; translated from the French by Louise Morgan Sill ; with an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt

Author:
Bordeaux, Henry 1870-1963  Search this
Author:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Sill, Louise Morgan Smith  Search this
Subject:
Guynemer, Georges 1894-1917  Search this
Physical description:
256 pages, [5] leaves of plates illustrations, portrait 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Translations into English
Biographies
Military history
Translations
Place:
France
Date:
1918
20th century
Topic:
Air pilots, Military  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
French literature  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations  Search this
Military operations, Aerial  Search this
History, Military  Search this
Call number:
D603 .B6613 1918
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_998152

The man in the battle plane words by W.F. Boosey ; music by Emma Stephens

Title:
Like warriors of old, these airmen bold
You've heard in song, of men who fought
Author:
Stephens, Emma  Search this
Boosey, W. F  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5 pages) 35 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Advertisements
Music
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1917
1911-1920
1910-1920
Topic:
Air warfare  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Flight  Search this
Marches (Voice with piano)  Search this
Patriotic music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations  Search this
Biplanes  Search this
Explosions  Search this
Military operations, Aerial  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982465

Naval eight : a history of No. 8 Squadron R. N. A. S., afterwards No. 208 Squadron R. A. F., from its formation in 1916 until the armistice in 1918 / edited by E. G. Johnstone ; introduction by Geoffrey Bromet

Author:
Johnstone, E G  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Air Force Squadron, 208  Search this
Physical description:
207 p., [7] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1972
1931
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, British  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Regimental histories--Royal Air Force--Squadron, 208  Search this
Call number:
D602 .N318 1931a
D602.N318 1931a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_280843

The Zeppelin offensive a German perspective in pictures and postcards David Marks

Author:
Marks, David  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 98 pages illustrations (some color) 25 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
History
Place:
Germany
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, German  Search this
Military airships--History  Search this
Military airships  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--German  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117899

The Blitz companion aerial warfare, civilians and the city since 1911 Mark Clapson

Author:
Clapson, Mark  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 300 pages illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Bombing, Aerial--History  Search this
Bombing, Aerial--Social aspects--History  Search this
Civil defense--History  Search this
Civil defense--Social aspects--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations  Search this
Air warfare--History  Search this
Civilians in war--History  Search this
Urban warfare--History  Search this
Military campaigns--History  Search this
Urban warfare  Search this
Civilians in war  Search this
Air warfare  Search this
Bombing, Aerial  Search this
Civil defense  Search this
Civil defense--Social aspects  Search this
Military campaigns  Search this
Military operations, Aerial  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114614

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

Nieuport fighters in action by Peter Cooksley ; color by Don Greer ; illustrated by Ernesto Cumpian

Author:
Cooksley, Peter G  Search this
Physical description:
50 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates illustrations (some color) 22 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1997
Topic:
Fighter planes  Search this
Nieuport aircraft  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations  Search this
Military operations, Aerial  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113479

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

Notes d'un pilote disparu (1916-1917) Lieutenant Marc [vraiment J. Béraud-Villars]

Author:
Béraud-Villars, Jean  Search this
Physical description:
[10], 223 pages 19 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, French
Personal narratives
Place:
France
Date:
1918
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, French  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--French  Search this
Call number:
D603 .B47X 1918
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1041625

World War II China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater Manuscript [La Vove]

Creator:
La Vove, Arthur., 1909-1993  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
China
India
Date:
bulk 1930-1946
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of an original draft manuscript for "Hump Drivers" written by Arthur La Vove around 1946. The story is structured as a series of vignettes and recalls La Vove's experiences in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater during World War II. A print made from an original drawing by La Vove introduces many of the chapters. There are sixteen illustrations total. The text portion of the manuscript is comprised of an introduction and thirty five separate vignettes, which range in length from two up to eleven pages. The entire length runs to 148 pages (including illustrations). The majority of the pages are typewritten originals with handwritten notations (paper measures 8.5 x 11 inches) but some pages appear to be photocopies or printed scans of originals. Aircraft mentioned or depicted in the manuscript include the Consolidated B-24 Liberator; Curtiss C-46 Commando; Douglas C-47 Skytrain; Boeing B-29 Superfortress; Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express; North American P-51 Mustang; Curtiss P-40 Warhawk; Lockheed P-38 Lightning; and the Douglas C-54 Skymaster. Also included in the collection are photocopies of some of La Vove's military records, as well as copies of four photographs of La Vove taken in the 1930s and 1940s.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur La Vove (1909-1993) was a writer, pilot, airline employee, and U.S. Army Air Force veteran who flew over the Himalayas in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater during World War II. La Vove served as a pilot with the California Air National Guard before being commissioned in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. La Vove was assigned to the Air Transport Command, India-China Division, China Wing where he had assignments as a Priorities and Traffic Officer, an Operations Officer, and a Public Relations Officer. La Vove retired from the U.S. Army Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1946. In addition to his military experience, La Vove was a pilot and later worked in public relations for various airlines including Century Airlines, United Air Lines, and Pan American Airways (Pan Am). La Vove also worked a writer and assistant editor for the Los Angeles Times, and wrote for radio and television shows like "Helen King, Lady Courageous" and "Citizen Soldier."
Provenance:
Timothy La Vove, Gift, 2015
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  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
World War II China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater Manuscript [La Vove], Accession 2015-0037, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0037
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2985f2b6c-25ed-4425-bc1a-4afa1b7c4eb6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0037

94th Aero Squadron Photographs [Sieurin]

Creator:
Sieurin, Oke  Search this
Names:
Lufbery, Raoul  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1917-1919
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 21 black and white photographs (1917-1919) relating to the 94th Aero Squadron during World War I, and one postcard of the Smithsonian Castle, postmarked 1917. The photographs include shots of aces Harvey Weir Cook, Reed M. Chambers, Gervais Rauol Lufbery, and Eddie Rickenbacker, as well as other 94th personnel, officers quarters, the aerodromes, and their Nieuport 28 C1 and SPAD XIII (S.13) aircraft. There are also two photographs relating to Quentin Roosevelt, one of his grave and one of his crash. The photographs are captioned on the back by Oke Sieurin, Cook's aircraft maintenance technician during the war.
Biographical / Historical:
The 94th Aero Squadron, one of the first World War I American pursuit squadrons to operate over the Western Front and see combat, was highly publicized in American print media and became one of the most famous squadrons in the United States Army Air Service. Organized at Kelly Field, Texas, in August 1917, by April 1918 the 94th was stationed at the Gengault Aerodrome near Toul, France, where it began operations. The squadrons produced eight aces, including Harvey Weir Cook, Reed M. Chambers, Gervais Rauol Lufbery, and Eddie Rickenbacker. The aircraft fuselage insignia for the 94th Aero Squadron was the "Hat in the Ring."
Provenance:
Donald Sieurin Sr., Gift, 2016
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
94th Aero Squadon  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
94th Aero Squadron Photographs [Sieurin], Accession 2016-0041 , National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2016.0041
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27aabf3f9-b99c-4d18-9559-45f150a43530
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2016-0041

World War I Aviators Photographs and Autographs Album

Creator:
Green, Marvin  Search this
Names:
Mitchell, William, 1879-1936  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Udet, Ernst, General  Search this
Extent:
0.47 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Signatures (names)
Date:
bulk 1914-1918
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook consists of photographs and autographs of prominent American, British, French, Canadian, Italian, Russian, and German aviators of World War I. Amoung the collection are William Mitchell, Edward Rickenbacker, Rene Fonck, William Bishop, Roy Brown, and Ernst Udet. The collection appears to have been assembled during the 1920s and 1930s. Also included are newspaper clippings related to aviators in the collection.
Provenance:
Marvin M. Green, Gift, 1983
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
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Signatures (names)
Citation:
World War I Aviators Photographs and Autographs Album , Accession XXXX-0315, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0315
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2cadc7c72-b389-48d5-b91a-3ac8edc9c6f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0315

British World War I Aircraft Report

Names:
Vickers (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
de Havilland Aircraft Company, Ltd.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reports
Place:
Great Britain -- World War, 1914-1918
Date:
bulk 1917-1918
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a report containing information and photographs on World War I British aircraft, including aircraft by the following manufacturers: de Havilland; Vickers; Bristol; Blackburn; Sopwith; and the Royal Aircraft Factory.
Provenance:
Unknown, Unknown, 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  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Citation:
British World War I Aircraft Report, Accession XXXX-0565-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0565.0067
See more items in:
British World War I Aircraft Report
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg208f8c8f6-ef94-415f-b81c-4b4a5d4c8fac
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0565-0067
Online Media:

World War I German Aviation Photographs

Names:
Udet, Ernst, General  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1914-1918
Summary:
The World War I German Aviation Photographs Collection consists of images of a number of subjects relating to World War I German aviation. Included in the collection are photographs of personalities such as Captain Oswald Boelke and General Ernst Udet, images of aircraft (mostly German), including various types of Fokker, Farman, Nieuport, Vickers and Bristol aircraft, and contemporary aerial photography. It should be noted that the collection is entirely in German, including the captions that are written on the reverse of many of the photographs.
Scope and Contents:
This small collection is comprised of photographs of a large variety of subjects relating to World War I German aviation. Contained herein are images of personalities such as Captain Oswald Boelke and General Ernst Udet, images of aircraft (mostly German) including various models of Fokker, Farman, Nieuport, Vickers and Bristol aircraft and contemporary aerial photography. It should be noted that the collection is entirely in German, including the captions that are written on the reverse of many of the photographs.
The World War I German Aviation Photographs Collection consists of images of a number of subjects relating to World War I German aviation. Included in the collection are photographs of personalities such as Captain Oswald Boelke and General Ernst Udet, images of aircraft (mostly German), including various types of Fokker, Farman, Nieuport, Vickers and Bristol aircraft, and contemporary aerial photography. It should be noted that the collection is entirely in German, including the captions that are written on the reverse of many of the photographs.

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 World War I German Aviation Photographs Collecetion is arranged by content type.
Provenance:
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Airplanes -- Germany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
World War I German Aviation Photographs, Accession XXXX.0590, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0590
See more items in:
World War I German Aviation Photographs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg232b06420-afb2-4bba-8ec2-1638f66e494c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0590
Online Media:

Hand-Colored Lafayette Escadrille Photographs

Names:
France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette  Search this
Lafayette Escadrille  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((2 folders))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1917-1918
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 140-150 3.5 by 5 inch photographs of the Lafayette Escadrille during WWI. There are photographs of individual officers, groups of soldiers, planes, and funerals/ memorials for members of the regiment.
Biographical / Historical:
The Lafayette Escadrille was comprised of American volunteer pilots fighting in the French Air Force during World War I (WWI) while the United States was still neutral. Dr. Edmund L. Gros, medical director of the American Field Service (AFC), and Norman Prince, an American expatriate already flying for France, led the effort to persuade the French government to authorize a volunteer American air unit fighting for France. The successes of the Lafayette Escadrille brought fame, and an increasing number of American volunteers sought service with them. Ten months after the United States' formal entry into the war the Escadrille passed into American hands.
Provenance:
Unknown, Gift, 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
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Hand-Colored Lafayette Escadrille Photographs, Accession XXXX-0625, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0625
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg24de9b7a8-b6b1-43ae-85a8-eeb1c2107141
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0625

Samuel Donavan "Don" Swann Collection

Creator:
United States. Army. Signal Corps  Search this
Names:
Swann, Don, 1889-1954  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (One slim legal document case)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1918-1925
Summary:
This accession is a collection of military records, including orders, travel papers, memos, equipment lists, and other correspondence concerning Don Swann while he was stationed in Paris in 1918.
Scope and Contents:
This accession is a collection of military records, including orders, travel papers, memos, equipment lists, and other correspondence concerning Don Swann while he was stationed in Paris in 1918. Also included are: a souvenir program from the International Jacques Schneider Cup Races, dated October 24, 1925, and annotated by Swann with notes about the pilots of the day; an American Expeditionary Forces Headquarters Tentative Equipment Manual for Supply Squadron; April 20, 1918 propaganda leaflets in German regarding President Wilson's speech; and miscellaneous notes by Swann written about early aviation in Baltimore, MD, his hometown.
Arrangement:
Arranged by archival type.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Donovan "Don" Swann (1899–1954) was a World War I aviator and an American artist. Fascinated by aviation from the time he was 17, Swann attended St. John's College in Annapolis as a cadet. In November 1917, Swann was sent to Kelly Field, Texas, to attend Ground Officer's Training School, where he graduated as a first lieutenant. During World War I Swann was an officer in the Signal Reserves Corps, Aviation Section, until January 1918, at which point he was assigned to the 62nd Squadron with the American Expeditionary Forces in France. During his service overseas, Swann was placed in charge of supplying Air Service material for all aviation training schools in France. As he was interested in flying, he petitioned to be switched over to piloting and by the beginning of October 1918, he was received dispensation to be allowed to make flights. After his discharge at the end of the war, Swann was employed as the superintendent of the American Propeller Manufacturing Company of Baltimore which was a primary source of aeronautical propeller supplies. He later also worked at the Monumental Aircraft Company at College Park, Maryland, which consisted entirely of aeronautical supplies. As an artist, Swan studied in Germany and Italy, and was known for historic Americana; his art was exhibited in many United States cities and is part of many permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.
Provenance:
Mr. S. Donovan Swann, Jr., Gift, 1987, NASM.1987.0062
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
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces  Search this
Military records -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Samuel Donavan "Don" Swann Collection, NASM.1987.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0062
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2ae814321-0602-434e-a35b-f0848d68589f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0062

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