Denis H. Carey (Isle of Grain) Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0289
Creators:
Carey, Denis H.
Dates:
1918-1923
bulk 1918
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.04 Cubic feet
(9 folders) (2 20x24x3 flatboxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of three scrapbooks and five logbooks belonging to Denis H. Carey. The scrapbooks contain photographs of Royal Navy Air Stations, ships, flying boats, floatplanes and land planes used by the British around 1918. They include approximately 28 different airplanes, 9 different ships and aerial views of various air stations. The five logbooks document Carey's flying career in the Royal Air Force (1919-1936) [and perhaps Royal Naval Air Service?]. Two hundred and fifteen of the photographs from his scrapbooks that pertain to seaplanes at the Isle of Grain facility are found on National Air and Space Museum Videodisc 2B. More than three dozen types of aircraft are represented in the collection, including: the De Havilland D.H. 9A and D.H. 10 Amiens, the Fairey Atalanta, the Bristol F.2B, and the Parnall Puffin. Also pictured are several aircraft that have crashed. The seaplanes are shown on the airfield, on the HMS Eagle carrier, at takeoff, landing, and taxiing both on land and water. Only a small number of photographs display aircraft weaponry, with even fewer showing any Naval personnel.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Denis Carey was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force. According to his logbooks, Carey flew over eighty different types of aircraft. The seaplane test-site on the Isle of Grain was one of the principal sites out of which he flew. This facility was established in 1912 by Winston Churchill for the Royal Naval Air Service (which merged with the Royal Air Force in 1918). Following World War I, test-flying of seaplanes continued to be carried out at the Isle of Grain.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
D. H. Carey?, gift, XXXX-0289, NASM

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.9A Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.10 Amiens Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fairey N.4 "Atalanta" Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bristol Fighter F.2B (Brisfit) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parnall Puffin (GP) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Logs (records) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carey, Denis H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service. Air Stations Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service. Air Stations. Isle of Grain Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Great Britain. Royal Air Force Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
https://airandspace.si.edu/archives