Frederick J. Poats Color Photography Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0595
Creators:
Poats, Frederick J.
Dates:
November 1944 - December 1945
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
This consists of twenty-six color photographs taken between November 1944 and December 1945 by Frederick J. Poats in India at Panagar Air Base, and in China at Chengkung, Hangchow, Laohwangping, Luichow, Shanghai, and Suichwan.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This group of 26 color photographs were taken by Frederick J. Poats. Aircraft and a few personnel (Poats, Lt. Leroy Price, and some Chinese) are seen in India at Panagar Air Base, and in China at Chengkung, Hangchow, Laohwangping, Luichow, Shanghai, and Suichwan. Two photos show Lockheed P-38 Lightnings of the 449th Fighter Squadron (449FS). Two photos show Poats' North American P-51D Mustang "Lady Marion" (named for his girlfriend, who became his wife after the war). One photo shows a Consolidated F-7A (s/n 42-64102) of the 24th Combat Mapping Squadron. Other aircraft types depicted include: Lockheed F-5E Lightning, Douglas C-54 Skymaster, captured Japanese "Ida" (Tachikawa Ki-36) in Nationalist China markings, Curtiss C-46 Commando, Douglas C-47 Skytrain, and Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt.

Arrangement
Arrangement
No arrangement.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Frederick J. Poats joined the 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (118 TRS), 23rd Fighter Group (23 FG), in November 1944. He was stationed in Luliang, China, and assigned to temporary duty assignments with the 26th Fighter Squadron (26 FS) based in Chengkung until the 118 TRS had established themselves at a base in Suichwan, China. Poats was stationed with the 118 TRS from that point on. From World War II's end through mid-December 1945 Poats was involved with ferrying aircraft and materiel for the Chinese government as part of the "Diffenbaugh Project."

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Wiliams, 2019.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Frederick J. Poats, gift, circa 1984, NASM.XXXX.0595

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
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
Preferred Citation
Frederick J. Poats Color Photography Collection, NASM.XXXX.0595, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Lockheed P-38 Lightning Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North American P-51D (F-51D) Mustang Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Consolidated F-7A Liberator Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lockheed F-5E Lightning Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Douglas C-54 Skymaster Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss C-46 Commando Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tachikawa Ki-36 Ida Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tachikawa Ki-55 Ida Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- India Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States. Army Air Forces. 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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