Edgar J. Wynn Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0029
Creators:
Wynn, Edward J., 1914-
Dates:
1939-[ca. 1940s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic Feet
1 flatbox; 1 folder
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of several copies of Wynn's So You're going to Fly the Big Stuff, and a black scrapbook containing photographs of Wynn with aircraft and people, mostly captioned.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Captain Edward J. Wynn (born 1914) learned to fly at age 16, and barnstormed in the East and Middle West of the United States until the outbreak of World War II. In 1940 Wynn joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he was an instructor. After a few months, however, Wynn resinged his commission to take a job as a civilian ferry pilot. After forty-odd flights across the North Atlantic as a ferry pilot, he shifted to Pan American Airways where he ferried bombers to Africa by the South Atlantic Route. He later switched to TWA where he had the privilege of piloting Eleanor Roosevelt. After his stint with TWA he became a captain in the Air Transport Command. Wynn wrote several books about flying transport aircraft including Bombers Across, and So You're going to Fly the Big Stuff.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gardette L. Cumpston, Gift, 1993, 1993-0029, unknown

General
General
NASMrev

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

Keywords
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Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Airplanes -- Ferrying Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Wynn, Edward J., 1914- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Pan American World Airways, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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