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Dates:
January 29, 1945
Level:
item
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Dates:
1934-1947
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The scrapbook, which measures 11 by 16 inches, is mainly composed of newspaper clippings, but also includes magazine articles, photographs, correspondence, certificates and other ephemera. It covers the period of approximately 1934 to 1947 and documents Kelsey's military career during this period. Aircraft seen in the scrapbook include the Curtiss ...

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Dates:
1920-1932
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Dates:
1938
Level:
item
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Photograph at top of page shows Lt. Benjamin S. Kelsey poses in flight clothing seated on edge of the cockpit of Curtiss P-36A Hawk (Hawk 75L) (probably s/n 38-2) upon his arrival at Buffalo, New York, October 26, 1938, following his flight from Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. Photograph overlays letter dated December 21, 1938, to Lt. Benjamin Kelsey f...

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Dates:
October 26, 1938
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Views of Lt. Benjamin S. Kelsey posed in flight clothing in the cockpit of a Curtiss P-36A Hawk (Hawk 75L) (probably s/n 38-2) upon his arrival at Buffalo, New York, October 26, 1938, following his flight from Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, at reported speed of 353 miles per hour.

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Dates:
July 28, 1942
Level:
item
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Left to right: Col. John K. Gerhart, Maj. Cass S. Hough, Col. John N. Stone, Col. Benjamin S. Kelsey, and Col. James E. "Buster" Briggs (Operations Officer, Eighth Air Force Fighter Command) pose standing in front of a Lockheed P-38 Lightning on the ground, probably in England after the first crossing on the North Atlantic Ferry Route as part of Op...

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Dates:
July 28, 1942
Level:
item
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Left to right: Col. John K. Gerhart, Col. James E. "Buster" Briggs (Operations Officer, Eighth Air Force Fighter Command), Maj. Cass S. Hough, and Col. Benjamin S. Kelsey, pose standing in front of a Lockheed P-38 Lightning on the ground, probably in England after the first crossing on the North Atlantic Ferry Route as part of Operation Bolero; cir...

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Dates:
August 1, 1939
Level:
item
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Issue "commemorating the 30th anniversary of the delivery of the first military airplane to the United States Army."

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Dates:
May 25, 1942
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

U. S. Army Air Forces "Air Route Manual: United States to Great Britain," prepared by Air Movements Unit, Operational Intelligence Section AFDIS – A2, May 25, 1942 (Second Revision). Pilot's briefing document prepared for use by a Lockheed P-38 Lightning pilot who, with three other members of his Group, would be following a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortr...

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Creators:
Kelsey, Benjamin Scovill, 1906-1981
Dates:
1920-1947
1977
Size:
0.65 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0026
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a photo album and a scrapbook kept by Benjamin Scovill "Ben" Kelsey to document his life and aviation career. The collection also includes Kelsey's U. S. Army Air Forces "Air Route Manual: United States to Great Britain," dated May 25, 1942, prepared for use by the first flights of military aircraft across the North Atlantic in support of Operation Bolero.

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