World War II Photographs and Publications [Shipley]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0006
Creators:
Shipley, Vern Dean
Dates:
bulk 1943-1946
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.47 Cubic Feet
(2 boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of materials relating to Vern Dean Shipley's service with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II including photographs, publications, and Shipley's pilot's log book. The log book covers the timeframe from May 1944 through June 1946. There are six photographs, all black and white, that range in size from approximately 4.5 by 6.5 inches up to 10 by 31 inches. The photographs show U.S. Army Air Corps personnel as well as the following aircraft: North American AT-6B Texan; Consolidated B-24 Liberator; and the Grumman F4F Wildcat. Also in the collection are several publications including Alert, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Quarterly of the Basic Training Center No. 4, Army Air Forces Technical Training Command); Wings for Combat: The Story of the Army Air Forces Training Command, 1943; and Marfa Army Air Field. Finally, the collection includes a program from the graduation ceremonies of Class 44-K at Marfa Army Air Field dated February 1, 1945.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Vern Dean Shipley (1924-2012) served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Shipley flew from Sequoia Field, California; Gardner Army Air Field, California; Marfa Army Air Field, Texas; and Lincoln Army Air Field, Nebraska. Shipley flew various aircraft including the Stearman (1927) PT-13D Kaydet (Model E75); Vultee BT-13A Valiant; Cessna UC-78 (C-78, Bobcat, Cessna T-50); Cessna AT-17 (T-17, Bobcat, Cessna T-50); North American AT-6 Texan; and the Beech AT-11 Kansan. After retiring from the military, Shipley worked as an Engineer for Ford Motor Company.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David Shipley, Gift, 2013

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
World War II Photographs and Publications [Shipley], Accession 2014-0006, 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
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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