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Creators:
United States. Air Force
Dates:
circa 1910-1953
Size:
1.69 Cubic feet (128 microfilm boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0461
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of duplicate microfilm of individual aircraft records for the United States Air Force (USAF). The microfilm covers aircraft owned by the US Army Air Service, Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, USAF, and the National Guard starting in July of 1923 and including those dropped from the active inventory before June 30, 1955. (Master films are held by the Air Force Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, AL.) Each record card consists of a complete record of aircraft transfers (duty locations) from acceptance until retirement. Duty locations do not include unit, only theater/air base.

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Creators:
United States. Army. Ordnance Department. Ordnance Research and Development Translation Center
Dates:
bulk 1938-1945
Size:
3.4 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0468
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of microfilm copies of documents relating to research and development work conducted by the Ordnance Office of the German Army at the research station at Peenemünde, as well as document listings and indexes of those documents prepared by United States Army's Ordnance Research and Development Translation Center at Fort Eustis, VA.

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Creators:
Parker, Evan Jenkins, 1885-1966
Dates:
1908-1966
Size:
328 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0348
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a red scrapbook, with the following title: "Pioneer Dirigible Flights 1908, 1910, 1911." The scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper articles and programs documenting Evan Jenkins Parker's dirigible career and his involvement in the Early Birds.

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Creators:
Cathcart, Donald Guthrie, 1889-
Dates:
1932-1965
bulk 1932-1951
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0344
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following: photographs of Donald Cathcart during training at the Army Balloon schools at Arcadia, California (Ross Field) and at Ft. Omaha, Nebraska; miscellaneous material on the National Association of American Balloon Corps Veterans (NAABCV) including copies of "Haul Down & Ease Off", the official publication of the NAABCV, membership lists; and several copies of the "Wingfoot Lighter than Air Society Bulletin".

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Creators:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966
Dates:
circa 1920s-1950s
bulk 1920-1940
Size:
10.91 Cubic feet (9,579 photographic items)
25.37 Linear feet (38 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0356
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Rudy Arnold (1902-1966) was introduced to photography in 1918. After studying at the New York School of Photography, he worked at the New York Journal-American and the New York Graphic. During his stint at the latter he started to focus on aviation photography. In 1928, Arnold started his own aviation photography business and worked out of the following New York air fields and airports during his career: Roosevelt Field, the old Curtiss Airport, Floyd Bennett Field, and LaGuardia Airport His coverage of a wrecked airliner in upstate New York was the first photograph sent by wire to newspapers across the country. Arnold's work appeared in every aviation magazine, house organs (Douglas, Grumman), and mass circulation magazines as well as many newspapers. He also did motion-picture camera work for Universal and Paramount.

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Creators:
Groenhoff, Hans
Dates:
1933-1975
Size:
5.27 Cubic feet (41 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0359
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Hans Groenhoff (1906-1985) was a celebrated American aviation photographer from the 1930s through the 1960s, also working as a pilot, journalist, editor, correspondent, and—in his retirement years—as an aviation tourism publicist for the Bahamas. This collection of 25,550 images consists of Groenhoff's collection of negatives and transparencies, spanning his career from 1933 to 1975.

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Creators:
Ritchel, Charles Francis
Dates:
1878-1901
Size:
0.47 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0325
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Charles Francis Ritchel was a mechanic and general inventor, who by the mid-1880s claimed to have obtained 150 patents for various devices. This scrapbook consists of material relating to Ritchel's flights and activities between 1878 and 1901.

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Creators:
United States. Army Air Forces
Dates:
1946
Size:
0.83 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0302
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This scrapbook is a photo and documentary history of the Task Group T-2 which was given the responsibility of the overall supervision of the AAF Airborne installation and large part of the photography. It mostly contains what appears to be photograph prints for briefing boards. Included are statistics and supply requirements, charts of types of cam...

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Dates:
Circa 1930
Size:
0.18 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0306
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This scrapbook contains photographs of an air meet in Romania, circa 1930, with Romanian, Czechoslovakian, and Italian pilots and aircraft.

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Creators:
Parsons, Edwin C, 1892-1968
Dates:
1914-1924
bulk 1915-1820
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0308
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains three scrapbooks and four certificates relating to Edwin C. Parsons' aviation career.