Colonel George Kraigher and General Ira Eaker Photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1985.0018
Dates:
bulk 1944-1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of thirteen photographs of Colonel George Kraigher and Lt. General Ira Eaker during World War II, mostly at the Fifteenth Air Force Headquarters in Bari, Italy. Other personalities included in the images: Lt. Col. H. Malcolm Baldrige; Brigadier Fitzroy MacLean; Marshal Tito; and Brigadier General William I. Hall. Also included in the photography are images of Kraigher receiving the Order of the Partisan Star, First Class, at the House of the National Assembly building in Serbia in 1945. Two of the photographs show Colonel Kraigher in his Douglas C-47 A Skytrain.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Colonel George Kraigher was a Serbian World War I pilot. Between the two world wars, Kraigher worked for Fairchild and then became a command pilot for the Western division of Pan American where he invented a motor synchronizer. During World War II, Kraigher was selected by Lt. General Ira Eaker, 15th Air Force, to handle many of the complex relations with Yugoslavia, including the Air Crew Rescue Units. After the war, Kraigher became the head of Aramco's airline in Arabia.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Col. George Kraigher Estate, Gift, 1985

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions Governing Use
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
Preferred Citation
Colonel George Kraigher and General Ira Eaker Photographs, NASM Acc. 1985.0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fifteenth Air Force Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Kraigher, George (Col) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eaker, Ira Clarence (General) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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