Albert F. Hegenberger Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0039
Creators:
Hegenberger, Alfred F.
Dates:
bulk 1895-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of biographical material on Albert F. Hegenberger, including photographs of his Hawaii flight and papers concerning his work with the development of instrument flying and aerial navigation.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Albert Francis Hegenberger (1895-1983) graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as an aeronautical engineer and served as a flight instructor during World War I. In 1927, Hegenberger and Lester Maitland became the first persons to fly from California to Hawaii, in the Fokker C-2 , Military, "Bird of Paradise." For this achievement they received the MacKay Trophy and the Distinguished Flying Cross from President Coolidge. Hegenberger went on to develop a blind landing system, and in 1932 he made the world's first solo instrument-only flight at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. His system was adopted for both military and civilian use and earned him a second Distinguished Flying Cross and the Collier Trophy in 1934. Hegenberger rose to the rank of major general in the United States Army.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Robert F. Hegenberger, Gift, 1986

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Albert F. Hegenberger Collection, Accession 1987-0039, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Gardens -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Instrument flying Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navigation (Aeronautics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Maitland, Lester J., 1898- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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