50th Anniversary of the NC-4 Transatlantic Flight Collection [Richard K. Smith]
The 50th Anniversary of the NC-4 Transatlantic Flight Collection [Smith] Collection contains photocopies of correspondence, published materials, maps, and photographs. The collection also includes photocopies of aircraft logs, naval ship logs, weather reports, progress reports, biographies of the participants, information on the construction of the NC Aircraft and the general planning for the flight, and original material on the thirtieth and fiftieth anniversaries of the flight.
Leo Goldberg Diary
This item is a 8.5 x 7.5 inch diary written by Leo Goldberg. Only the first fifteen pages, and last page of the diary have any entries. Of greatest importance is that Goldberg writes of his decision to leave the University of Michigan for Harvard University.
Colonel Alexis B. McMullen Collection
This collection spans A.B. McMullen's aviation career and interests, from his involvement in WWI until his death. This collection includes correspondence, both personal and business, reports/material from his aviation corporations/distributorships and stint as Director of Florida Aviation and career in the NASAO. Also included are photographs, articles and …
Francis Gary Powers Collection
This collection consists of material relating to Francis Gary Powers's flying career in the Air Force, Central Intelligence Agency, and later pursuits. The majority of the documents deal with the May 1960 U-2 incident, in which Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union during a reconnaisance mission and imprisoned. Materials include: logbooks; flight records from his military and civilian careers; a pocket diary and journal he kept during his Soviet imprisonment; letters to his parents; materials collected by his parents as his father attempted to visit him including a telegram from Nikita Khrushchev and a New Testament given to Powers by his mother during his Soviet trial; Congressional hearing material; newspaper articles; Life magazine; and several photographs of Powers.
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John Wallis Bishop Collection
John (Jack) Wallis Bishop was born June 8, 1892, in Berlin, Maryland. He was trained as a pilot at the US Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University in 1917 and subsequently enlisted in Canada and was assigned to the 66th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) at the front for 14 months in northern Italy. He shot down two enemy aircraft and participated in 22 low altitude bombing raids. In the 1930s, he became a flying instructor and pilot at Roosevelt Field. Bishop was killed in a flying accident at Roosevelt Field on August 30, 1936. This collection contains materials from Bishop's career as a pilot, including a diary, logbooks, newsletters, permits, photographs, and articles.
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Serge Gluhareff Papers
This collection consists of approximately 0.20 cubic feet of material relating to Serge Gluhareff's career with Sikorsky Aircraft including: photographs; news clippings; correspondence; philatelic materials; immigration paperwork; and his pilot's licenses, medical certificates, and ratings. Notable figures who appear in the photographs (in addition to Serge Gluhareff) include Michael E. Gluhareff …
"Satan's Angels" 475th Fighter Group in World War II (Diaries and Photographs of George W. Wood, Jr.)
The material contained in this accession is on the 475th Fighter Group 'Satan's Angels,' a World War II fighter unit of the Fifth Air Force, Pacific Theater of Operations. George W. Wood Jr. was a radio technician assigned to the group's 433rd Fighter Squadron. Wood documents his war experiences in two personal …
The Swoose: Odyssey of a B-17 Collection
The Swoose: Odyssey of a B-17 Collection consists of materials collected during research by Herbert Brownstein, the author.
Ralph Hazlett Upson Collection
This collection contains Upson's papers and notebooks. The material consists of notebooks, both general (1911-35) and experimental (1928-68) and reference files on a variety of aeronautical subjects. The collection also contains material from Upson's teaching career, as well as miscellaneous personal documents.
William Carl Diehl Collection
2.52 Linear feet
This collection consists of biographical information, business records, information on the aviation organizations with which Diehl was involved, aviation material collected by Diehl, and information on flight, events, and aviation accidents.