Captured German Aircraft Photographs (Eisen)
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Collection ID:
Eisen, Irving
bulk 1940s
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
(1 folder)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 67 black and white captured German photographs from a variety of sources that Eisen removed from the Air Document Research Center, as they were going to be discarded. The photographs include shots of World War II German aircraft from the following German companies: Dornier; Junkers; Heinkel; and Lippisch. There are also 14 snapshots taken by Eisen of captured German aircraft at Wright-Patterson AFB, a German code book issued to him for his translation work in England, and a Lockheed brochure.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Irving Eisen was in the U.S. Navy during World War II and because of his command of German, he was stationed at the Air Document Research Center in London, England where he worked on translations for captured German documents and photographs. After the war, he worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where captured German aircraft were held.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor Firstname Lastname, Gift, Year received

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Preferred Citation
Captured German Aircraft Photographs (Eisen), Accession 2006-0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Junkers (Junkers Flugzeug Werke AG) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heinkel (Aircraft manufacturer) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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