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Creators:
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963
Dates:
1906-1965
bulk 1912-1930
Size:
1.04 Linear feet
1.09 Cubic feet (1 records center box; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Major General Frank Purdy Lahm (1877-1963) was the first balloon pilot, the first airship pilot, and the first airplane pilot in the US Army. Like his father, Frank Samuel Lahm, his early interest was in ballooning, and in 1906 he won the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. In 1909 Lahm and Lt. Frederick E. Humphreys were trained by Orville and Wilbur Wright to fly the first plane the US Army purchased from the Wrights. In 1912 he was made commanding officer of the US Army Flying School in the Philippines, and during World War I he was commander of the Second Army Air Service. Following the war Lahm founded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, a source of great pride to him, but was reassigned in 1931 as air attaché and later military attaché to France and Belgium. When Lahm retired from the military in 1941 he had distinguished himself as recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and the French Legion of Honor. This collection consists of photographs and news clippings detailing Lahm's military career and his personal life.

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Creators:
Bettis, Cyrus
Dates:
bulk 1924-1926
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2009.0038
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consist of Cyrus Bettis' logbook, photographs, correspondence and news clippings that document the Pulitzer Trophy flights as well as Bettis' career as an Army Air Service pilot.

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Creators:
Culver, H. Paul, 1893-1964
Dates:
1918
Size:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0028
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material documenting the Army's air mail service and includes correspondence, air mail schedules, equipment lists and receipts, operation orders and memorandums, officer lists and personal notifications and orders.

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Dates:
1893 - 1926 (1925-26)
Size:
0.9 Cubic Feet (One flat box and one letter document box.)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0066
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection documents Cyrus Bettis' aviation career.

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Creators:
Scanlon, Martin F., 1889-1980
Dates:
1938-1950
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet ((1 scrapbook))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0037
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of two scrapbooks. In the first scrapbook, Scanlon's career is traced through news clippings and photographs. The clippings describe his career and the photographs show him standing beside military aircraft and in group photographs with colleagues. The second scrapbook traces Scanlon career promotions from Lieutenant to Gen...

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Dates:
bulk 1918
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1029
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one 8 x 10.5 inch, two-sided, black-and-white leaflet, in German, entitled "Die Note des Präsidenten Wilson vom 23 October 1918."

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Creators:
United States. Army. Signal Corps
Dates:
1908 to circa 1921; bulk date 1921
Size:
0.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0040
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains two groups of photographs. The first group, mounted on pages removed from a photo album, contains views of aircraft and facilities at the United States Army Air Service Fairfield Intermediate Air Depot, Fairfield, Ohio, circa 1921. The second group consists of loose photographs of aircraft, most of which are historic views of early Aerial Experiment Association and Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company aircraft by photographer Harry M. Benner.

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Dates:
1945-1946
Size:
7 microfilm reels
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0408
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Collection of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects.

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Creators:
Brooks, Arthur Raymond, 1895-1991
Dates:
1910-1988
Size:
13.72 Cubic feet (31 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0104
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the personal papers and memorabilia of Arthur Raymond Brooks. It includes photographs, correspondence, documents, and certificates relating to Brooks' aviation career, as well as personal correspondence, photographs, and diaries (1907-87).

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Creators:
Reed, George W., Lieutenant General
Dates:
bulk 1941-1942
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2017.0053
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists mostly of materials gathered by George W. Read during his 1941 trip from Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Cairo, Egypt, to observe General Erwin Rommel and his troops in North Africa. The material includes the following: correspondence describing the flights to North Africa; Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) system map; Pan Am pos...

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