Sea Air Operations Gallery Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1995.0040
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics
Dates:
[ca. 1940s, 1980s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.93 Cubic feet
(6 legal document boxes) (1 slim document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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
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.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
NASM generated, transfer, 1995, 1995-0040, unknown

General
General
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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
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Midway, Battle of, 1942 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coral Sea, Battle of the, 1942 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philippine Sea, Battles of the, 1944 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aircraft carriers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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/