United States Army Balloons World War I Album
This photo album consists of about 60 photographs documenting the activities and training at Fort Omaha, Nebraska, in 1918. Included are photographs of observation balloons from the 79th Balloon Company and Major Henry Rogers, Wing Commander. There are also views from the air and on the field of balloons and men, from Brook …
Aircraft Recognition Training Materials
2.04 Linear feet
This collection consists of drawings, posters and unassembled silhouette recognition models produced by the Aircraft Identification Section of the United States Army Air Service of aircraft in active service during World War II. The posters and drawings include silhouette three-view drawings, photographs from several angles, and/or cut away drawings …
Wright/McCook Field Aircraft Project Books
This collection consists of the project books for aircraft tested by the Experimental Division in the early 1920s. Most project books contain photstats of the specifications and contracts for these aircraft as well as Air Service inspection and test reports. The collection also includes an extensive negative collection documenting the project …
Colonel Ira F. Fravel Collection
This collection consists of the official correspondence of Ira F. Fravel, while commissioned in the infantry, and later in the Army Balloon School, Army Balloon Service and as commander of Ross Field. A significant portion of this correspondence is with Charles DeForest Chandler, aviation pioneer. There is also personal correspondence …
Lieutenant Earle Nichols World War I Photograph Collection
This collection consists of 45 photographs relating to Nichols and the 163rd Aero Squadron. The images include: aerial views of air fields; 2nd Day Bombardment Group photographs and group photographs of the 163rd and the 100th Aero squadrons; wrecked aircraft; air-to-air photographs of aircraft and dirigibles; and ground shots of aircraft, mostly De Havilland DH …
Sirrine Sampson World War I Photographs
This donation consists of forty-eight 2 1/4 x 3 1/4' photographs of aircraft and other subjects relating to Sampson's service in World War I.
58th Aero Squadron Photo Album [Nelson Coon]
This scrapbook chronicles the experiences of Nelson Coon and depicts mostly unit personnel, with little coverage of aircraft.
United States Army Around the World Flight (1924) Collection
This collection consists of correspondence, memos, newspaper articles and logbooks concerning the flight.
1921 Chanute Field Flying Circus Program
Floyd L. Stewart served with the Air Service Mechanics School Detachment at Chanute Field in Illinois in the 1920s. This collection consists of a program for a "Flying Circus" held by the Air Service Mechanics School at Chanute Field, Illinois, on May 30, 1921. The collection also includes a single page program of events for a separate air meet held on September 15, 1922 at Chanute Field.
1924 World Flight Glass Slide Collection
Between 6 April and 28 September 1924 a flight of specially designed Douglas aircraft operated by the United States Army Air Service completed the first aerial circumnavigation of the globe. Two of the four Douglas World Cruisers completed the 27,000 mile trip in 371 hours, 11 minutes flying time. This collection of sixty-nine 3 by 4 inch glass lantern slides appears to be a prepared set chronicling the flight.