2nd Observation Unit Photography, Philippines [Tweedy]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2003.0047
Creators:
Tweedy, George M., Major, 1915-2001
Dates:
bulk 1937-1938
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.11 Cubic Feet
(1 shoebox)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This donation consists of 65 negatives taken in 1937 and 1938 by Major Tweedy who was an Aerial Photographer with the 2nd Observation Unit, stationed at Nichols Field, Philippines. Along with images of Nichols Field and officers of the squadrons based there, the following aircraft are featured: Boeing P-12 (Model 102), Boeing P-26, Thomas-Morse O-19C, Keystone B-3A and Martin B-10B. The collection also includes an 11-image sequence documenting a parachute dummy test drop at Nichols Field in 1938.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Major George M. Tweedy (1915-2001) attended San Diego State College before leaving in 1935 to join the Army Air Corps. Tweedy's military career spanned 26 years, and much of it concerned military photography. He was in the Philippines with the 2nd Observation Unit during the 1930s shooting aerial photography, and in 1941 he was in Canada and Alaska providing aerial photographs which were used in the building of the Alcan Highway. During World War II, he was stationed mostly in England with the 409th Bomb Group as a photo officer. After the war, Tweedy was an agent for the Army Counter Intelligence Corps in Alaska and then transferred to the Air Forces Office of Special Investigations. Tweedy was also a photo officer at Fort George Wright before retiring in 1961.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Katheryn Brown, Gift, 2003

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
2nd Observation Unit Photography, Philippines [Tweedy], 2003-0047, 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
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Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boeing P-12 (Model 102) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boeing P-26 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomas-Morse O-19C Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keystone B-3A Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin B-10B Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerial photography Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philippines Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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