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Creators:
Rowe, Basil Lee
Dates:
1927-1957
bulk 1928-1931
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0487
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of first day air mail covers collected by pilot and philatelic enthusiast Basil Lee Rowe, predominantly during his career as an airline pilot for Pan American Airways (PAA) in the Caribbean area in the period 1927-1931. Collection includes covers carried by Charles A. Lindbergh in his Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" during his tour of the Caribbean in February 1928, and covers autographed by many of the early airline pilots who carried them, including Cy Caldwell, Edwin Musik, Caspar D. Swinson, Charles R. Parmelee, and Rowe himself.

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Creators:
Richey, Helen, 1909-1947
Dates:
1933-1944
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (2 folders)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0006
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of Helen Richey's pilot log for 1944-1945, newspaper clippings covering the period from 1933 to 1944 and seven photographs of Ms. RIchey.

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U.S. Army Air Corps
Dates:
1935
Size:
0.17 Cubic feet (2 reels)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0071
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Launched on November 11, 1935, from the Stratobowl near Rapid City, South Dakota, "Explorer II" carried Captain Albert Stevens, Captain Orvil Anderson, and an assortment of instruments to a world record altitude of 22,066 kilometers (72,395 feet). This collection consists of two reels of 16mm silent motion picture film relating to "Explorer II."

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Creators:
Staley, George E.
Dates:
1945
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1996.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

During World War II, George E. Staley worked for Bendix as a technical representative for their fuel injection system which was used in Boeing B-29 Superfortresses. In 1945 Staley was sent to Tinian for seven months, during which time the Enola Gay made her historic flight. This collection consists of the 22 color slides taken by Staley during his stay in Tinian. The images are of Tinian and units stationed there, including aircraft of the 509th Composite Group, the 6th Bomb Group, and the 504th Bomb Group.

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Creators:
Jones, Phillip
Dates:
1947
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2003.0049
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Jesse L. Brown (1926-1950) was the first African-American US Navy pilot. This collection consists of twenty-two snapshots taken by Phillip Jones, many of which include images of his friend Jesse L. Brown, as well as friends John Brannon, Sam Clauzel, and Rex Vannoy, during their US Navy flight training at Pensacola, Florida.

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Creators:
Landmann, Werner.
Dates:
1923-1924
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1150
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of a small 7 x 10 inch photo album entitled "Ro II 1., Marz - Juni 1924 [March - June 1924]" which is believed to have belonged to Werner Landmann.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Aeronautics Division
Dates:
1978-2010
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-172
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting updates to the "Black Wings" exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum as well as educational outreach, publications, research, special events, and other activities pertaining to groundbreaking African American aviators. The "Black Wings" exhibition opened in 1982 in the Pioneers of Flight ...

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Creators:
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company
Dates:
bulk 1972-1973
Size:
1.4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0055
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of review papers of the C-5 Galaxy originally belonging to G.F. Purkey, a member of the review team. Included here are the team review memos of the fuselage, wing, landing gear, pylon, empennage, and general airframe. Also included are the policies and procedures for the review team as well as team review sheets for each af...

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Creators:
Boyd, Theodore E.
Dates:
1916-1983
Size:
0.84 Cubic feet (1 legal document box; 1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0016
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Theodore E. Boyd World War I collection consists of material documenting Theodore E. Boyd's World War I career. The bulk of the collection covers the World War I era, 1917 to 1919, but materials before and after those dates are also present. Materials include: correspondence, written both during the war to family and friends; photographs; military orders, mostly in English, a few in French; flight logs; identity card; Honorable Discharge and Distinguished Service Cross certificates; memoirs of his war experiences, both written for publication and to his family; and post war veterans rosters.

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Creators:
Eastman, William Donald "Don", Jr.
Dates:
Circa 1960s to 2003
Size:
0.39 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0032
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

William Donald "Don" Eastman, Jr. (b. 1932) was the first pilot to demonstrate the feasibility of air-to-air refueling of helicopters as well as the first to actually perform aerial refueling of a helicopter during his time as a pilot with the United States Air Force. This collection consists of approximately 0.39 cubic feet of material relating to Lieutenant Colonel William Donald "Don" Eastman Jr.'s career as Test Director and Project Pilot for helicopter aerial refueling tests with the United States Air Force including photographs, news clippings, and publications.

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