James Kirkpatrick World War II Color Slides and Log Book
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0006
Creators:
Kirkpatrick, James J, 1922-2008
Dates:
1943-1946
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.23 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
This collection consists of eighty color 35 mm slides taken by 1st Lt. James J. Kirkpatrick, U. S. Army Air Forces, during his World War II service in the Pacific Theater. The collection also contains Kirkpatrick's pilot log (1943-1946) and five copy prints of Kirkpatrick and the aircraft he flew, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain and a Curtiss C-46 Commando.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of eighty 35 mm color slides taken by 1st Lt. James J. Kirkpatrick, U. S. Army Air Forces, during his World War II service in the Pacific Theater; Kirkpatrick's pilot log for the period 1943-1946; and five copy prints of Kirkpatrick and the aircraft he flew: Douglas C-47 Skytrain and Curtiss C-46 Commando. Kirkpatrick underwent his initial training at the Southeast Army Air Forces Training Center (Jackson, Tennesee), pilot training at Newport Army Air Field (Newport, Arkansas), advanced pilot training at Freeman Army Airfield (Seymour, Indiana), and additional flight training at Sedalia Army Air Field (Warrensburg, Missouri). The color slides include photographs taken by Kirkpatrick during training operations in 1944; views at Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii in 1945 en route to his service location; views taken in the Philippines of U.S. Army Air Forces camps and flight operations as well as civilian locations and activities, 1945; views of occupied Japan following the surrender, 1945-1946; and photographs taken on his trip back to the United States aboard a troopship in 1946.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Materials are in their original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
James J. Kirkpatrick (1922-2008) served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, in the Pacific Theater. Kirkpatrick was a pilot of Douglas C-47 Skytrain and Curtiss C-46 Commando cargo aircraft, delivering food and medicine and transporting the wounded. After the war, Kirkpatrick graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he received his bachelor's degree (1948) and his master's degree (1949). In 1953, Kirkpatrick received his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Syracuse University and was a management consultant for Fortune 500 companies. Kirkpatrick then became a full professor at New York University and was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant to research fair employment; he was the lead author in the resulting book,
Testing and Fair Employment: Fairness and Validity of Personnel Tests for Different Ethnic Groups
. Kirkpatrick was a leading expert on fair employment and he became involved in many leading precedent setting cases as an experienced expert witness. He was a professor emeritus at California State University at Long Beach.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Patti Williams, 2012; image descriptions by Allan Janus, 2015; revised and encoded by Melissa A. N. Keiser, 2021.
Author
Patti Williams, 2012; revised by Melissa A. N. Keiser, 2021
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Martha Bonar, Gift, 2011, NASM.2012.0006

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
James Kirkpatrick World War II Color Slides and Log Book, Acc. NASM.2012.-0006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss C-46 Commando Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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