Paul Ernst World War I Photograph Album
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2004.0030
Creators:
Ernst, Paul.
Dates:
1916-1918
Languages:
Multiple languages
Most of the collection is in
German
, but there is a leaflet in the scrapbook that is in printed in
Hungarian
, Croatian, and
Czech
.
Physical Description:
0.66 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
This collection consists of a scrapbook documenting all aspects of an Austro-Hungarian officer's experience on the Eastern and South Tyrol Fronts of World War I. It includes photographs as well as maps.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This scrapbook includes images of all aspects of an Austro-Hungarian officer's experience on the Eastern and South Tyrol Fronts of World War I. Photographs include images of such cities as Trieste and Venice, of informal celebrations, life in the field, artillery, a lighter than air hangar used for the assembly of heavier than air craft, aircraft wrecks, war dead and executions of soldiers, as well as air to air images of World War I aircraft and several of a laboratory with wind tunnel. Aircraft featured in the scrapbook include the Albatros B.I, Aviatik B.II, Aviatik B.III, Aviatik triplane fighter, Brandenburg C.I (U), Brandenburg D.I (Ph), Brandenburg G.I, Brandenburg KD, Fokker A.III, Knoller B.I (Th), Lloyd triplane bomber (Type LK 1), Lohner B.I, Oeffag C.I, Phonix C.I, Rumpler B.I and Von Mises bomber (Type Gr.I). Also included are maps of the Eastern front and of towns including Kovel, Trojanowka, Loboml and Mielnica.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paul Ernst flew as an observer for the the Austro-Hungarian Army in World War I. His unit, Fliegerkompagnie 27, served on the Russian Front from June 1916 to December 1917. From March to October of 1918, Flik 27 flew on the South Tyrol front. Dr. Paul Ernst later taught at the Department of Applied Physics at the University at Glasgow, Scotland and in 1946 came to the United States, where he began work at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Kate Igoe, 2004. Encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2019.
Author
Kate Igoe and Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Estate of Gertrud Ernst, Gift, 2004, NASM.2004.0030

Using the Collection
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
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Paul Ernst World War I Photograph Album, NASM.2004.0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
World War, 1914-1918 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 -- Austria Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albatros B.IIl Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aviatik B.II Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aviatik B.IIl Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brandenburg C.I (U) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brandenburg KDW Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brandenburg D.I (Ph) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brandenburg G.I l Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knoller B.I Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lohner B.I Series 11 Pfeilflieger (Arrow Flyer) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oeffag C.II Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Phonix C.1 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rumpler B.I (Typ 4A) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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