George B. King Scrapbook

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0026
Creators:
King, George B., 1905-1939
Dates:
1919-1939
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.51 Cubic Feet
(1 flatbox) (1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a scrapbook containing photographs relating to King's aviation career, as well as some images of his family and Princeton University. There is also a photograph of the China Clipper, autographed by the crew, including King and the pilot, Captain Ed Musick.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
George B. King (1905-1939) was born in Gainesville, Florida and graduated from Princeton University in 1928. After his graduation, King joined the Naval Reserve Air Crops. In 1933, King became an apprentice pilot with Pan American Airways and was a copilot on the China Clipper during its first scheduled air mail flight across the Pacific Ocean in November of 1935. King died on August 13, 1939, when the Pan American clipper he was piloting during a Miami - Rio de Janerio flight struck a crane on the dock in the Rio de Janeiro harbor, killing fourteen people.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
John Bainbridge Safford, gift, 1993, 1994-0026, NASM

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Martin Model 130 Clipper Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air mail service Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
King, George B., 1905-1939 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musick, Ed Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pan American World Airways, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/