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Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection

Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
San Mateo Coast Guard Station  Search this
United States. Merchant Marine  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newspapers
Oral history
Scrapbooks
Identity cards
Menus
Correspondence
Military passes
Photographs
Diaries
Passports
Place:
San Mateo (Calif.)
Date:
1943-2001
Summary:
The collection documents individuals who served in the Merchant Marine's and Navy between 1943 and 1946.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of primarily of reminscenes with individuals who served n the Merchant Marine and Navy.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Individual Reminiscences, 1945-1997

Series 2: Supplemental Documentation, 1943-2001-08
Provenance:
Collection donated by Delia Porter, date unknown, and Jack B. Navarre, August 24, 1990.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Merchant Marine  Search this
Ships -- Manning  Search this
Merchant Marine -- Manning of vessels -- United States  Search this
Merchant Marine -- United States  Search this
Seamen -- 1940-1950  Search this
Merchant seamen  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
Marine engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspapers -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Oral history -- 1940-1950
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Identity cards -- 1940-1950
Menus -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Military passes -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Diaries -- 20th century
Passports
Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0405
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Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0405

Photograph album belonging to Lewis C. Smith

Compiled by:
Lewis Curtis Smith, American, 1921 - 1997  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Medium:
leather, paper, nylon, adhesive, silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, ink
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 9 1/16 × 12 5/16 × 1 in. (23 × 31.2 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 9 1/16 × 25 1/8 × 1 in. (23 × 63.8 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
photograph albums
Place depicted:
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Italy, Europe
Date:
1943-1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Victoria L.Thornton and Family
Object number:
2015.272
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5092f6182-af0e-48c8-a8df-c5dad7d560a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.272

Handkerchief with World War II Double V campaign design

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Pittsburgh Courier, American, 1907 - 1965  Search this
Medium:
synthetic dye on linen
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12 3/8 × 12 1/4 × 1/16 in. (31.4 × 31.1 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
handkerchiefs
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1942-1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Military  Search this
Segregation  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.24
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd508a4b9cb-c357-45ec-8343-10696215e2a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.24
Online Media:

Jeannine Smith Clark Oral History Interview

Created by:
National Museum of African American History and Culture, American, founded 2003  Search this
Interview of:
Jeannine Smith Clark, American, 1928 - 2018  Search this
Interviewed by:
Kelly Elaine Navies, American  Search this
Recorded by:
Kim Moir, American  Search this
Subject of:
Smithsonian Institution, American, founded 1846  Search this
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Dunbar High School, American, founded 1870  Search this
Howard University, American, founded 1867  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum, American, founded 1967  Search this
National Museum of Natural History, American, founded 1910  Search this
John Kinard, American, 1936 - 1989  Search this
Claudine K. Brown, American, 1949 - 2016  Search this
Asbury United Methodist Church, American, founded 1836  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 85 minutes (5100 seconds)
Type:
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Germany, Europe
Date:
2018
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Africa  Search this
Education  Search this
Families  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Museums  Search this
Women  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.109
Restrictions & Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5565bc339-13bd-4b36-aeb8-6c6a8b95ca66
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.109

US Army uniform jacket and service medals worn by Lt. Col. Charles Blackwood

Created by:
G & W Sport Togs and Military Equipment, American  Search this
Worn by:
Lt. Colonel Charles J. Blackwood Sr., American, 1896 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
wool (textile), linen (material), metal, leather, plastic and thread with ribbon, silver and gold
Dimensions:
H x W (a flat): 33 1/2 × 27 in. (85.1 × 68.6 cm)
H x W (b): 3/8 × 1 1/2 in. (1 × 3.8 cm)
H x W (b): 3/8 × 1 1/2 in. (1 × 3.8 cm)
H x W (d,e): 1/2 × 7/8 in. (1.2 × 2.3 cm)
H x W (f,g): 13/16 × 1 9/16 in. (2 × 4 cm)
Type:
regalia
jackets
military uniforms
medals
insignias
Cultural Place:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Beverly J. Blackwood in memory of Charles J. Blackwood, Sr.
Object number:
2018.13.4.1a-g
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52043a45c-38e8-454c-842a-22d4127a45d3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.13.4.1a-g

Scrapbook about Mary S. Williams and the Tulsa Youth Council of the N.A.A.C.P.

Compiled by:
Mary S. Williams, American, born 1907  Search this
Subject of:
NAACP Youth Council, American, founded 1936  Search this
W.D. Williams, 1905 - 1984  Search this
Medium:
paper, newsprint, ink, adhesive
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 15 × 10 3/4 × 1 1/2 in. (38.1 × 27.3 × 3.8 cm)
Type:
scrapbooks
Place depicted:
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1939-1942
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
American West  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Communities  Search this
Education  Search this
Families  Search this
Labor  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Social reform  Search this
World War II  Search this
Youth  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Families of Anita Williams Christopher and David Owen Williams
Object number:
2013.79.32
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
W.D. Williams Family Collection, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5acf5281d-c3aa-4f3e-ac60-c2e0e633e7f1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.79.32

Badge for sharpshooter-level marksmanship issued to Cpl. Lawrence Leslie McVey

Designed by:
Arthur E. DuBois, American  Search this
Issued by:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Received by:
Cpl. Lawrence Leslie McVey, Sr., American, 1897 - 1968  Search this
Subject of:
369th Infantry Regiment, American, 1913 - 1945  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 x 1 3/8 x 1/4 in. (2.5 x 3.5 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
medals
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1921-1949
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gina R. McVey, Granddaughter
Object number:
2011.108.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
On View:
Smithsonian Castle (1000 Jefferson Dr. NW)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f7378f29-1dbc-4870-ae86-8c72322c27c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.108.4

WWII Asiatic–Pacific Campaign medal ribbon bar

Issued by:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
metal and ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W: 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 5/16 in. (1 x 3.5 x 0.8 cm)
Type:
ribbon bars
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1942-1946
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gina R. McVey, Granddaughter
Object number:
2011.108.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56cb6818c-7363-40d5-87b8-76196f2af0d8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.108.5

Tuskegee Airmen scrapbook compiled by Daisy Crockett

Created by:
Daisy Crockett, American  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
332d Fighter Group, American, 1942 - 1949  Search this
99th Pursuit Squadron, American, 1941 - 1949  Search this
100th Fighter Squadron, American, 1942 - 1945  Search this
Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American, 1912 - 2002  Search this
Maj. Charles B. Hall, American, 1920 - 1971  Search this
The Chicago Defender, American, founded 1905  Search this
Pittsburgh Courier, American, 1907 - 1965  Search this
Edgar T. Rouzeau, 1905 - 1958  Search this
Woodrow W. Crockett, American, 1918 - 2012  Search this
477th Bombardment Group, American, 1943 - 1947  Search this
Medium:
paper, ink on newsprint, cardboard, imitation leather
Dimensions:
14 1/2 x 12 x 2 3/4 in. (36.8 x 30.5 x 7 cm)
Type:
scrapbooks
Place made:
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Tuskegee Army Air Field, Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Selfridge Field, Macomb County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1943-1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Families  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Military  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Lt. Col. Woodrow W. Crockett
Object number:
2012.43.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bd4e6171-e45a-4a54-ac85-7a41de14b512
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.43.4

Distinguished Service Cross and ribbon issued to Lewis Broadus

Manufactured by:
Graco Awards Manufacturing, Inc., American, 1981 - 2011  Search this
Designed by:
J. Andre Smith, German-American, 1880 - 1959  Search this
Issued by:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Received by:
Lewis Cunningham Broadus, American, 1875 - 1960  Search this
Medium:
bronze on metal with ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 9/16 × 1 3/4 × 1/4 in. (9 × 4.5 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
medals
Place made:
Tomball, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
Awarded 1906; issued 2006
Topic:
African American  Search this
Buffalo Soldiers  Search this
Military  Search this
Spanish-American War, 1898  Search this
World War I  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Lewis Broadus Family
Object number:
2007.4.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53db58e7d-1dc1-4263-ab7d-6e7571a6f261
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.4.1
Online Media:

Distinguished Service Cross medal ribbon bar issued to Lewis Broadus

Manufactured by:
Graco Awards Manufacturing, Inc., American, 1981 - 2011  Search this
Ballou Company, American, 1942 - 2009  Search this
Issued by:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Received by:
Lewis Cunningham Broadus, American, 1875 - 1960  Search this
Medium:
metal and ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W x D (abc): 1 7/16 × 7/16 × 1/2 in. (3.7 × 1.1 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (a): 1 3/8 × 3/8 × 1/2 in. (3.5 × 0.9 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (bc): 7/16 × 7/16 × 9/16 in. (1.1 × 1.1 × 1.5 cm)
Type:
medals
Place made:
Tomball, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
East Providence, Rhode Island, United States, North and Central America
Date:
Awarded 1906; issued 2006
Topic:
African American  Search this
Buffalo Soldiers  Search this
Military  Search this
Spanish-American War, 1898  Search this
World War I  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Lewis Broadus Family
Object number:
2007.4.2abc
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a64f62c3-2125-4431-93d8-6d36f389c4f3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.4.2abc
Online Media:

Distinguished Service Cross medal pin issued to Lewis Broadus

Created by:
J. Andre Smith, German-American, 1880 - 1959  Search this
Received by:
Lewis Cunningham Broadus, American, 1875 - 1960  Search this
Medium:
metal and paint
Dimensions:
H x W x D (ab): 3/8 × 9/16 × 3/8 in. (0.9 × 1.5 × 0.9 cm)
H x W x D (a): 1/8 × 9/16 × 3/8 in. (0.3 × 1.5 × 0.9 cm)
H x W x D (b): 3/8 × 3/8 × 3/16 in. (0.9 × 0.9 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
medals
Place made:
Tomball, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
Awarded 1906; issued 2006
Topic:
African American  Search this
Buffalo Soldiers  Search this
Military  Search this
Spanish-American War, 1898  Search this
World War I  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Lewis Broadus Family
Object number:
2007.4.3ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5718fb5b1-0389-429e-a78f-22cec69b135a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.4.3ab
Online Media:

Tinian Photograph Album

Creator:
Neely, Marvin Y.  Search this
Names:
Tinian Island Airbase  Search this
United States. Navy. Construction Battalions  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1944-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a oversized scrapbook with a wooden cover which contains photographs of the construction of the bases on Tinian. The following Tinian construction sites/projects are covered: general aerial and ground images of Tinian; the waterfront; tank farms; water supply; army camps; bomb dumps; airfields; road construction; and hospitals. There are also an additional thirty-five loose prints on the following subjects: Tinian airfields; aerial photographs (not of Tinian); invasion of the Marianas, including Japanese aircraft and pilots; and Boeing B-29s and nose art on Tinian.
Biographical / Historical:
Comdr. Marvin Y. Neeley was an engineer with the Seabees during World War II. Neely belonged to the Brigade 6, Twenty-Ninth Naval Construction Regiment, and he was involved with the construction of the bases on Tinian.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mark H. Neely, gift, 1995, 1995-0049, 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, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0049
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0049

Admiral Maxwell F. Leslie Collection

Creator:
Leslie, Maxwell Franklin, 1902-1984  Search this
Names:
Yorktown (Aircraft carrier, CV-10)  Search this
Leslie, Maxwell Franklin, 1902-1984  Search this
Extent:
3.27 Cubic feet ((3 records center boxes) (1 20x24x3 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1922-1977
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains information about Admiral Leslie from the years 1922-1977, covering his Navy career and including the World War II years and his part in the Battle of Midway. The collection contains the following types of material: official Navy documents, letters from researchers who sought information on the Battle of Midway, personal papers, newspaper clippings, a magazine article with general information on the Battle of Midway and post-War publications. The collection also contains numerous photographs but none pertaining to the Battle of Midway. Most of the photographs are not labeled and show base life, including many of base athletic teams, mostly baseball.
Biographical / Historical:
Admiral Maxwell Franklin Leslie (1902-1984) attended the University of Washington before entering the US Naval Academy in 1922. He was commissioned Ensign in 1926, received flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in 1929 and was designated Naval Aviator in 1930. When the US entered World War II, he was Executive Officer of Bombing Squadron 3, based on the USS Saratoga. He later commanded that unit, operating from the USS Yorktown during the Battle of Midway. For extraordinary heroism there, he was awarded the Navy Cross. He also flew with his squadron operating from from the USS Enterprise while escorting the USS Hornet for the Doolittle raid on Tokyo, April 17, 1942. He continued to serve the Navy overseas during World War II and after the war spent the rest of his career on various ships and bases. He retired in 1956. In addition to the Navy Cross, he was presented the Bronze Star Medal with combat "V" and the Commendation Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation to the USS Enterprise, American Defense Service Medal, Fleet Clasp, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
William N. Leslie, gift, 1986, 1987-0131, 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, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Clippings
Manuscripts
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0131
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0131

Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker South Pacific Negatives

Names:
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Shelton, Charles E.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
bulk 1942
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eight 120 mm negatives that feature Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker on the final leg of his South Pacific inspection tour of 1942, resumed only days after his rescue at sea after a previous transport plane, a Boeing B-17D Flying Fortress, s/n 40-3089, went down in the Pacific. Also pictured are Major Charles E. Shelton and Major "Chick" Luna.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (1890-1973) had only a sixth grade education but became a leading aviation figure in both military and civilian circles. Rickenbacker was a fighter ace during World War I, where as a member of the 94th Aero Squadron he shot down 22 German aircraft and 4 observation balloons. He became a colonel in the Army Air Reserves and during World War II helped form the Military Air Transport Services. In October of 1942, during an inspection tour of the Pacific theater, Rickenbacker's Boeing B-17D Flying Fortress went off course and was ditched over water. The surviving seven members of the crew were rescued 24 days later, suffering from exposure, starvation, and dehydration. In the civilian sector, Rickenbacker worked at several airlines, including Fokker Aircraft Corporation and American Airways, before going to work at Eastern Airlines in 1934. In 1939 Rickenbacker became Eastern's president and chairman, positions he held until 1963.
Provenance:
Charles E. Shelton, 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:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
Citation:
Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker South Pacific Negatives, Accession number XXXX-0755, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0755
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0755

Tinian Color Slides

Creator:
Staley, George E.  Search this
Names:
Bendix Aviation Corp  Search this
Tinian Island Airbase  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces. 509th Composite Group  Search this
Staley, George E.  Search this
Tibbets, Paul  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Date:
1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the 22 color slides taken by Staley during his stay in Tinian. The images are of Tinian and units stationed there, including aircraft of the 509th Composite Group, the 6th Bomb Group, and the 504th Bomb Group. A few slides show 'Enola Gay' and her crew (with Colonel Paul Tibbets), and scenes of men celebrating the 'Enola Gay's' successful flight. Several slides show B-29 nose art and nicknames: 'Full House', 'The B.A. Bird', 'Doc's Deadly Dose', 'Cox's Army', 'The Ernie Pyle', 'The Herd of Bald Goats', 'The Spirit of Sammy', 'Snugglebunny', 'Earthquake McGoon', and 'Flak Alley'.
Biographical / Historical:
During World War II, George E. Staley worked for Bendix as a technical representative for their fuel injection system which was used in Boeing B-29 Superfortresses. In 1945 Staley was sent to Tinian for seven months, during which time the 'Enola Gay' made her historic flight.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
George E. Staley, Gift, 1996, 1996-0014, NASM
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:
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
NASM.1996.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1996-0014
Online Media:

Admiral Alfred M. Pride Papers

Creator:
Pride, Alfred Melville, 1897-1988  Search this
Names:
Lexington (Aircraft carrier : 1927-1942)  Search this
Saratoga (Aircraft carrier : CV-3)  Search this
USS Langley (warship)  Search this
United States. Navy -- Aviation  Search this
United States. Navy -- Reserve fleets  Search this
United States. Navy -- Reserve fleets -- Flying Corps  Search this
United States. Navy. Anacostia Naval Air Station  Search this
United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer]  Search this
Extent:
6.54 Cubic feet ((6 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Date:
[ca. 1910s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following types of material relating to Pride's illustrious naval aviation career: correspondence, photographs: official documents, such as Naval orders newsclippings; and certificates.
Biographical / Historical:
Admiral Alfred Melville Pride (1897-1988) was a retired four-star admiral who was a pioneer in Navy aviation. Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, Pride attended the Engineering School at Tuft's College before enlisting in the US Naval Reserve Force in 1917. In September 1917, Pride was appointed Ensign in the Naval Reserve Flying Corp where he served in England and France during World War I. Pride was designated a naval aviator in 1918 and was transferred to the regular Navy in November of 1921 and was commissioned a Lieutenant. In September 1921 Pride reported for duty with the aviation detachment of the USS Langley, where he developed the arresting gear to be installed on the Langley and where he carried out experimental take-offs and landings on the aircraft carrier. The Navy sent him to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study aeronautical engineering. He later served with the original crews on the Navy's next two carriers --the Saratoga and the Lexington, Pride made the first landing of a helicopter on an aircraft carrier in 1931 and from 1934-1936 he was commander of the flight test section at the Anacostia Naval Air Station in Washington, D.C. During World War II, Pride commanded the aircraft carrier Belleau Wood in the South Pacific, conducting air strikes against the Japanese in the following campaigns: Tarawa, Wake and Makin Islands, Kwajalein, Truk, Sampan and Tinian. Pride also commanded the Naval Air Center at Pearl Harbor, directing air support for amphibious landings and played a major role in planning for the invasion of Okinawa and the Japanese home islands. After World War II Pride headed the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, DC, and in 1953 he was selected to command the Seventh Fleet. He retired in 1959.
General:
Additional materials: Uniform and flight were transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Division.
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Provenance:
Carol P. Lemeshewsky, Gift, 1989, 1997-0010, NASM
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, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0010
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0010

Guy Longshore World War II Photography Collection

Creator:
Longshore, Guy.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Photographic prints
Pamphlets
Date:
1945, 2010
Summary:
Guy Longshore served in the U. S. Army Air Corps as a command gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress in the Pacific theater during World War II. This collection consists of photographic material made from images taken by Guy Longshore during World War II, as well as a news clipping about the collection and a small pamphlet written by Longshore that includes a story about his service in World War II.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of photographic material made from images taken by Guy Longshore during World War II. Four of the images are printed as color slides and nine are black and white prints of various sizes, one of which is laminated. There are also copy prints of almost every image and one image is seen only as a copy print. There is some caption information for most of the images. The images in the collection include an aerial view of bombing damage to Tokyo taken shortly after Japan's surrender; views of Boeing B-29 Superfortresses and North American P-51 Mustangs on the ground and in flight; a view of the Base Operations building at Isley Field (the sign on the building has the base's name misspelled); and a view of Mount Fuji taken from a Boeing B-29 Superfortress in which the wing of the aircraft is partially visible. Four of the images of Boeing B-29 Superfortresses in flight are in color. In addition to the photographic material, this collection contains a news clipping about the collection and a small pamphlet written by Longshore that includes a story about his service in World War II.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Guy Longshore served in the U. S. Army Air Corps as a command gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress in the Pacific theater during World War II. During his time in service, Longshore took photographs on the ground and from the air using his personal Argus camera. Shortly after the surrender of Japan, Longshore took an aerial view showing the bombing damage to Tokyo, Japan from the bombardier's seat of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress using U. S. Army camera equipment.
Provenance:
Guy Longshore, Gift, 2010, NASM.2010.0025.
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
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
North American P-51 Mustang Family  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographic prints
Pamphlets
Citation:
Guy Longshore World War II Photography Collection, NASM.2010.0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0025
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0025
Online Media:

Tinian Island, Marianas, Photograph Collection

Creator:
Ryan, John  Search this
Names:
Tinian Island Airbase  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces. 77th Air Service Group. 534th Air Engineering Squadron  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((3 fplders))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material: 54 b&w photographs of Tinian, Marianas, including images of the Boeing B-29 Enola Gay, aerial views of the Island, aircraft, hangers and many shots of the Engine Service Group mounting or tearing down engines; 93 b&w snapshots of nose art; and articles and booklets on Tinian, the Marianas, and Boeing B-29s.
Biographical / Historical:
Sgt. John Ryan was stationed on Tinian, Marianas during 1945. Ryan was with the 534 Air Engineering Squadron, 77th Air Service Group.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
John Ryan, Gift, 1993, 1993-0037, NASM
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:
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0037
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0037
Online Media:

Sea Air Operations Gallery Collection

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics  Search this
Names:
Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)  Search this
Midway (Aircraft carrier : CV-41)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics  Search this
Extent:
2.93 Cubic feet ((6 legal document boxes) (1 slim document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographs
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Date:
[ca. 1940s, 1980s]
Scope and Contents:
Series I of this collection consists of the following: seven folders containing almost 200 photographs and negatives on display in the exhibit, four series of slides (two detailing the U.S.S. Midway used for background research, one detailing documents and photos of the Philippine Sea battle, and of the finished museum exhibit) and the exhibit script. Series II is a collection of images that were collected for the Sea Air Operations Gallery but were not used in the exhibit itself. It consists of 17 folders of photographs and negatives dealing with the following subjects: Pearl Harbor, Pacific battleship battles of 1942-1945, US and Japanese commanders, aircraft carriers, aces, the USS Enterprise, Guadalcanal, USMC air operations, Grumman workers, Manila atrocities, miscellaneous aircraft and miscellaneous photos. In Series I, 33 of the photograph negatives have no corresponding prints in the folders but are on display downstairs. Seven of the photos of a more graphic nature have no accompanying print nor are they on display. Series III consists of research material gathered in support of the Sea Air Operation Gallery. Series IV consists of slide images taken by Lt. William G. Lotz, USN, aboard the USS Midway circa 1989-1990. Series III and IV were merged with the exiting collection in 1998.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Air and Space Museum's Sea Air Operations Gallery details the operations of carriers and their aircraft, both of the World War II era and the present day. Featured are panels focusing on carrier-verses-carrier battles fought by the U.S. and Japanese navies during World War II: the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the Battle for Leyte Gulf. The exhibit also highlights other Pacific missions, from Pearl Harbor, through Midway, to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASM generated, transfer, 1995, 1995-0040, 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:
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
Coral Sea, Battle of the, 1942  Search this
Philippine Sea, Battles of the, 1944  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0040

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