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Lee Ya-Ching Papers

Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Extent:
11.9 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Maps
Scrapbooks
Date:
1938-1970
Summary:
This collection consists of 11.9 cubic feet of material chronicling Lee Ya-Ching's role as a pilot trying to raise funds for China during World War II. The collection contains the following types of material: correspondence, both official and personal; maps; publications; newspapers; invitation; programs from events; lecture notes; scripts from radio shows; photographs, both official and snapshots; trip schedules and agendas; address books; scrapbooks; and official paperwork and licenses.
Scope and Content note:
This collection consists of 11.9 cubic feet of material chronicling Lee Ya-Ching's role as a pilot trying to raise funds for China during World War II. The collection contains the following types of material: correspondence, both official and personal; maps; publications; newspapers; invitations; programs from events; lecture notes; scripts from radio shows; photographs, both official and snapshots; trip schedules and agendas; address books; scrapbooks; and official paperwork and licenses.

Note: The digital images shown for this collection were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product which did not reproduce all materials found in this collection; some items have not been scanned. In addition, some materials have been excluded from display due to copyright, trademark, or patent restrictions.
Arrangement:
This collection of materials listed in the finding aid is arranged into two series, Ms Lee's personal papers and her professional papers. Within each series, items are arranged by material type then chronologically. No attempt was made to translate foreign language material in the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lee Ya-Ching was born in Canton, China in 1912. As an only child who lost her mother at a young age, Ya-Ching was raised by her father and grandmother. Under her father's guidance she learned many skills, including martial arts, some previously restricted to male children. Ya-Ching attended English schools in Hong Kong and Shanghai and at the age of 16 was sent to London to attend finishing school.

In 1929 at the age of 17, Ya-Ching went to Geneva, Switzerland. It is there that she took her first ride in an airplane and vowed to learn how to fly. She enrolled in Ecole Aero Club de Suisse and, in 1934, became the first woman to receive a pilot's license from the school. Determined to continue her education, Ya-Ching went to the United States and attended the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California in 1935. In November of that year she became the first woman licensed through the Boeing School. Upon completion of her training at the Boeing school Ya-Ching returned to China and began campaigning for a Chinese pilot's license, eventually obtaining the license in 1936. Seeing a need to train new pilots, Ya-Ching and some fellow pilots opened a civilian flying school in Shanghai in 1936.

When Japan invaded China in 1937, Ya-Ching volunteered to fly for her country, but was refused. Undeterred, she served her country by establishing hospitals. Leaving Shanghai for Hong Kong just before the city fell, she was finally given the opportunity to fly for China by piloting Red Cross planes ferrying supplies from Hong Kong to Canton. Realizing that China needed aid and supplies, Ya-Ching embarked on a Goodwill Tour of the United States and Canada in 1938. When the war prevented her return to China, Ya-Ching continued the tour expanding her appearances into South America.

Not much is known of Ya-Ching's life after the war. She returned to Hong Kong for a number of years. In the 1960's she returned to California, where she died in 1998 at the age of 86.

Time Line of Lee Ya-Ching

xxxx -- The following timeline covers key events in Ya-Ching's life, as well world events. Events involving Ya-Ching are shown in normal type world events are shown in italics.

1909 -- M. Vallon flies first plane in China

1911 -- China ousts the 2000 year old Imperial System for a Republic

April 16, 1912 -- Lee Ya-Ching is born in Canton, China

1916 -- Ya-Ching's mother dies of tuberculosis

1917 -- China enters World War 1 on the side of the Allies

1926 -- Begins career as a movie actress

1928 -- Leaves the film industry and goes to school in England

1929 -- The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) is ousted from China Goes to Switzerland

September 1931 -- Japan seizes control of Manchuria

November 1931 -- CCP resurfaces in China and forms the Chinese Soviet Republic in Jiangxi Province

May 1932 -- Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to solo across the Atlantic

1933 -- Begins flying lessons at Geneva's Cointrin-Ecole d'Aviation

1934 -- Receives her pilot's license from Ecole Aéro Club de Suisse

1935 -- Attends and receives license from the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California

1935 -- Falls out of an aerobatic plane, earning her membership in the Caterpillar Club

1936 -- Receives her pilot's license from the Chinese Government First domestic airline established in China Opens a civilian flying school in Shanghai

1937 -- Flies for the Red Cross ferrying supplies from Hong Kong to Canton Japan invades China Earns Hong Kong commercial pilot's license Helps establish hospitals in Shanghai

1938 -- Begins goodwill tour of United States and Canada

1939 -- Appears in US film Disputed Passage with Dorothy Lamour

1940 -- Flies "Estrella China" to Caribbean, Central and South America Aids Ruth Nichols in raising money for Relief Wings

1941 -- Begins working for United China Relief

December 7, 1941 -- Bombing of Pearl Harbor forces American entry into World War II

1944 -- Begins Goodwill and Fund Raising tour of South America and Caribbean

August 1945 -- Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, followed by Japanese surrender and end of World War II

1946 -- Returns to China and retires

1946 -- Fighting between CCP and KMT (Nationalist party) resumes

October 1949 -- KMT retreats to Taiwan Mao Zedong establishes the People's Republic of China

1950 -- Receives Hong Kong private pilot's license

1963 -- Receives Hong Kong Special Purpose Pilot's license

1971 -- Permanently moves to the United States

1997 -- British rule ends in Hong Kong

January 28, 1998 -- Dies at the age of 86
Provenance:
Pax Cheng and Mary Wolfson, Gift, 2007, NASM.2008.0009.
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:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- China  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Maps
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, NASM.2008.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0009
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Lee Ya-Ching Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27416a506-87bb-4344-94a5-144163ec40fe
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0009
Online Media:

Black snow Curtis LeMay, the firebombing of Tokyo, and the road to the atomic bomb James M. Scott

Author:
Scott, James (James M.),.)  Search this
Subject:
LeMay, Curtis E Military leadership  Search this
Physical description:
420 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations, maps 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Tokyo (Japan)
Japan
Tokyo
Date:
2022
20th century
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
Incendiary bombs--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Command of troops  Search this
Incendiary bombs  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--American  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155207

Hiroshima

Artist:
Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, born Sacramento, CA 1920-died New York City 2012  Search this
Medium:
mixed media on paper
Dimensions:
image and sheet: 28 x 22 in. (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2001
Topic:
History\United States\World War II  Search this
State of being\evil\war  Search this
History\Japan\Hiroshima  Search this
Object\weapon\nuclear bomb  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company
Object number:
2008.32.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk717981e3d-5cdd-467a-9415-14ee3d91c396
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2008.32.3

Task Force 58 the US Navy's fast carrier strike force that won the war in the Pacific Rod Macdonald

Title:
Task Force 58 the United States Navy's fast carrier strike force that won the war in the Pacific
Author:
Macdonald, Rod 1959-  Search this
Subject:
United States Navy Task Force 58 History  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 504 pages illustrations, maps 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pacific Area
United States
Pacifique, Océan
États-Unis
Date:
2021
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Aircraft carriers--History  Search this
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945--Opérations navales américaines  Search this
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945--Campagnes et batailles  Search this
Porte-aéronefs--Histoire  Search this
HISTORY / Military / World War II  Search this
Military campaigns  Search this
Military operations, Naval--American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155433

Colonel Paul W. Tibbetts Jr.

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 14.605 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Associated place:
Japan: Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Date made:
ca 1945
Subject:
Nuclear weapons  Search this
World War II  Search this
Related event:
Bombing of Hiroshima  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.1038
Catalog number:
2013.0327.1038
Accession number:
2013.0327
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-12b0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1814119

Enola Gay on Display

Subject:
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Enola Gay (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Color ; Size: 6.55w x 10h ; Type of Image: Object; Exhibit; Interior ; Medium: Photographic Print
Type:
Object
Interior
Exhibit
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Japan
Date:
c. 1995
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
B-29 bomber  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Standard number:
95-4624
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12856

Oral history interview with Thomas Adrian Fransioli, 1981 April 21

Interviewee:
Fransioli, Thomas Adrian, 1906-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Margaret E.  Search this
Eggers, O. R. (Otto Reinhold)  Search this
Feiss, Carl  Search this
Finley, David E. (David Edward)  Search this
Pope, John Russell  Search this
Klauder, Charles Z. (Charles Zeller)  Search this
Walker, John  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
University of Pennsylvania  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Thomas Adrian Fransioli, 1981 April 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Architecture -- Study and teaching  Search this
Interior decorators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13152
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212087
AAA_collcode_fransi81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212087
Online Media:

George Caron Family Photographs

Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder, 3 photographs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1945
Summary:
This collection consists of three photographs of his wife and infant daughter carried by Staff Sergeant George Robert "Bob" Caron aboard the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay during the bomber's mission to Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of three photographs carried aboard the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay by Staff Sergeant George Robert "Bob" Caron during the bomber's mission to Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945; Caron carried the photographs tucked inside the clear plastic sleeve of his pressurized oxygen duration chart [Oxygen Placard, Enola Gay, A20200329000]. Two black and white photographs are of Caron's wife, Katherine Marie "Kay" (Younger) Caron (1924-2001). A third hand-colored photograph is of Kay Caron holding their baby daughter, Judy Kay Caron; inscribed on the reverse: "Sept. 5, 1945 / Judy Kay 3 mo. / To Daddy Love Kay & Judy Kay."
Arrangement:
No arrangement.
Biographical / Historical:
Boeing's B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II, and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons. On August 6, 1945, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan.

US Army Air Forces Staff Sergeant George Robert "Bob" Caron (1919-1995) was the tail gunner aboard the Enola Gay during its mission to Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. His rear-facing position in the aircraft enabled him to take what became the official USAAF photograph of a mushroom cloud rising from the city following the detonation of the atomic bomb nicknamed Little Boy.
Provenance:
Randall M. Holder, gift, 2008, NASM.2008.0037
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, Silverplate "Enola Gay"  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Citation:
George Caron Family Photographs, Acc. NASM.2008.0037, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0037
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c09588ff-3635-4d8f-859b-715ad40b187f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0037
Online Media:

Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Enola Gay" and Radio Press News Collection

Creator:
Rittko, Raymond N.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (2 folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Press releases
Date:
bulk 1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains two photographs of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Enola Gay" on the island of Tinian, taken by Raymond N. Rittko.

There are also two Radio Press News releases for the "U.S.S. Guilford", dated December 12 and December 19, 1945. The releases detail post-war news stories from around the world.
Biographical / Historical:
Tinian Island, part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, fell to the Japanese after World War I. It was captured by the United States on June 15, 1944. From December 1944 until the end of World War II, the island served as an airbase for Boeing B-29s. It was the loading point for atomic weapons onto the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Silverplate "Enola Gay".

Boeing's B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II, and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons. On August 6, 1945, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan.

The "U.S.S Guildford" (APA-112) was a Bayfield-class attack transport. The vessel assisted in Operation "Magic Carpet", which facilitated the return of of troops from the Pacific theatre and the supplying of troops for the occupation of Japan.
Provenance:
R. Damian Mycka, Gift, 1991, NASM.1991.0095.
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
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Press releases
Citation:
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Enola Gay" and Radio Press News Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0095, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0095
See more items in:
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Enola Gay" and Radio Press News Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg209c15fb8-b15e-4056-a442-64dc61573b03
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0095
Online Media:

US Army Air Corps Japanese Propaganda Leaflets [Sylvan]

Creator:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Leaflets
Date:
1945
Summary:
Before the atomic bombing missions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, leaflets bearing illustrations and Japanese characters were dropped from the air by the US Army Air Corps to warn the Japanese populace. This collection consists of three bombing leaflets as well as a snapshot of Seymour Sylvan with his crew in front of his Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of three bombing leaflets; two are 5.5 by 8.25 inches and the other is 4.25 by 5.25. The two larger leaflets contain messages in Japanese, accompanied with either images of Japanese leaders or of US Bombers dropping bombs, while the smaller leaflet contains only a message in Japanese. This collection also includes a snapshot of Seymour Sylvan with his crew in front of his Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Before the atomic bombing missions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, leaflets bearing illustrations and Japanese characters were dropped from the air by the US Army Air Corps to warn the Japanese populace.
Provenance:
Lenore Sylvan, Gift, 2016, NASM.2016.0018
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
Propaganda  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Leaflets
Citation:
US Army Air Corps Japanese Propaganda Leaflets [Sylvan], NASM.2016.0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2016.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg26f77f377-7c97-46c6-8255-52dad4e6333f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2016-0018
Online Media:

William Jones World War II Scrapbook

Creator:
Jones, William  Search this
Extent:
0.49 Cubic feet (1 box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Nagasaki (Japan)
Date:
bulk 1943 - 1946
Summary:
This collection consists of William Jones' World War II scrapbook.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of William Jones' World War II scrapbook. The scrapbook measures 10.125 by 12.5 by 4.25 inches and contains 215 pages plus inserted pockets holding additional documents and photos. The scrapbook includes maps; patches and images of insignia; Jones' military records; news clippings; foreign currency; drawings; a technical drawing of a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress; fabric from a Japanese aircraft; a typewritten narrative by Jones of his time in the U.S. Army Air Corps; a piece of paper autographed by Harry S. Truman; an Office of Civilian Personnel Recreational Guide to the Tokyo area; vectographs and two pairs of viewing glasses; information on Jones' donations to other museums; and numerous photographs, many of which were taken by Jones. Subjects of the photographs include daily life in the U.S. Army Air Corps; portraits of various military personnel; scenes in various parts of the Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan; views of bombing damage in Japan; prints from gun camera film of Japanese aircraft being shot down; and aerial views of Itazuke Airfield and Nagasaki and Hiroshima after the atomic bombing took place. The aerial photos of Nagasaki are signed by Fred J. Olivi (co-pilot of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate Bocks Car) and the aerial photographs of Hiroshima are signed by Paul Warfield Tibbets, Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk, and Thomas Wilson Ferebee (pilot, navigator, and bombardier respectively of the Boeing B-29, Silverplate Enola Gay). Aircraft depicted in the photographs include the North American P-51 Mustang; Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress; Douglas C-54 Skymaster; Consolidated B-24 Liberator; Stinson (Aircraft) L-5 Sentinel; Noorduyn Norseman; Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen (Zero Fighter) Zeke; and Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko (Moonlight) Irving (Night Fighter Model 11). The collection also includes the publication, How to Make Polaroid Vectographs, published by the Polaroid Corporation in November 1943, as well as four CDs containing high resolution scans of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki aerial views and scans of other pages in the scrapbook.
Arrangement:
No arrangement, single item.
Biographical / Historical:
William Jones was an aerial photographer in the Army Air Corps during World War II. During the occupation of Japan, Jones photographed the atomic bomb damage of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki at low altitude. After his discharge he continued in his photography career, owning and operating a studio, Jones Photos, in Columbia City, Indiana, for over 43 years.
Provenance:
William Jones, Gift, 2006, NASM.2006.0067
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:
Atomic bomb  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Citation:
William Jones World War II Scrapbook, NASM.2006.0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0067
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William Jones World War II Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg22440bdb0-7661-4899-a70f-14c4127dec5a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0067
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2ff2a6f50-7c15-4707-b8fa-5bc0fad13f14
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0040
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Thomas Adrian Fransioli

Interviewee:
Fransioli, Thomas Adrian, 1906-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
University of Pennsylvania -- Students  Search this
Brown, Margaret E., d. 1957  Search this
Eggers, O. R. (Otto Reinhold), 1882-1964  Search this
Feiss, Carl  Search this
Finley, David E. (David Edward)  Search this
Klauder, Charles Z. (Charles Zeller), 1872-1938  Search this
Pope, John Russell, 1874-1937  Search this
Walker, John, 1906-1995  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Sound recording: 2 sound files, digital, wav file)
37 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1981 April 21
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Thomas Adrian Fransioli, conducted April 21, 1981, by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Wenham, Massachusetts.
Fransioli speaks of his upbringing in Seattle, Washington; training and friendships at architectural school at the University of Pennsylvania; working in North Carolina, Virginia, Philadelphia, and Cleveland as an architect, interior designer, and draftsman; his commission for a grand country house in Virginia, 1932-1934; his work for John Russell Pope on the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; work in photographic reconnaissance for the U.S. Army during World War II; visiting Hiroshima after the atomic bomb; his training at the Art Students League; his paintings of cityscapes and houses; the promotion of his career by Margaret Brown of Boston; and influences upon him. Fransioli also recalls Charles Klauder, Margaret Brown, Carl Feiss, Otto Eggers, John Walker, David Finley; and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Adrian Fransioli (1906- 1997) was an architect and painter from Massachusetts. He was born in Seattle, Washington.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Architecture -- Study and teaching  Search this
Interior decorators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.fransi81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9624d6571-740e-4d07-882e-0c7715355229
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fransi81
Online Media:

The Atomic bomb : voices from Hiroshima and Nagasaki / editors, Kyoko & Mark Selden

Author:
Selden, Kyoko  Search this
Selden, Mark  Search this
Physical description:
xxxvi, 257 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, Japanese
Place:
Japan
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Date:
1989
C1989
20th century
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
Atomic bomb victims  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Atomic bomb--Blast effect--Literary collections  Search this
Japanese literature--Translations into English  Search this
English literature--Translations from Japanese  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
D767.25.H6A87 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389996

Enola Gay coverage

Subject:
Enola Gay (Bomber) Political aspects  Search this
National Air and Space Museum Exhibitions Political aspects  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
United States
Date:
1994
[1994?- ]
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Public history  Search this
History  Search this
Military policy  Search this
Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Call number:
D767.25.H6 E56 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_729550

Truman's dilemma : invasion or the bomb / Paul D. Walker

Author:
Walker, Paul D  Search this
Subject:
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972 Military leadership  Search this
Physical description:
267 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Japan
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
Nuclear warfare--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_724641

"The Three Musketeers of the Army Air Forces" : from Hitler's Fortress Europa to Hiroshima and Nagasaki / Robert O. Harder

Title:
From Hitler's Fortress Europa to Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Author:
Harder, Robert O.  Search this
Subject:
Tibbets, Paul W (Paul Warfield) 1915-2007  Search this
Ferebee, Thomas 1918-2000  Search this
Van Kirk, Theodore Jerome 1921-2014  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Officers  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Date:
2015
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
Bomber pilots  Search this
Bombardiers  Search this
Flight navigators  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1056626

World War II : the definitive visual history : from Blitzkrieg to the atom bomb / senior editor, Alison Sturgeon

Title:
World War 2
World War Two
DK Smithsonian World War II
Editor:
Sturgeon, Alison  Search this
Author:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Behring Center  Search this
Physical description:
372 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
2015
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046115

Return of the Enola Gay / Paul W. Tibbets

Title:
Enola Gay
Author:
Tibbets, Paul W (Paul Warfield) 1915-2007  Search this
Subject:
Tibbets, Paul W (Paul Warfield) 1915-2007  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
Physical description:
339 p., [21] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Date:
1998
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
D767.25.H6 T53 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_726969

Revisionism gone wrong : analysis of the Enola Gay controversy

Subject:
Enola Gay (Bomber) Political aspects  Search this
National Air and Space Museum Exhibitions Political aspects  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
United States
Date:
1997
2002
1997?-2002
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Public history  Search this
History  Search this
Military policy  Search this
Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Call number:
D767.25.H6 R48 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_726434

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