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H. Hugh Wynne Collection

 Collection
Identifier: F070-94

Scope and Content

This collection contains 16mm movie film, beta-cam tapes, VHS tapes, and copies of photo albums that were created and/or collected by H. Hugh Wynne over a period of fifty years. The H. Hugh Wynne Collection is housed in five boxes and sixteen audio/film boxes of various sizes totaling 28.8 linear ft.

The collection arrived in good condition and was initially processed with only a container list as description. Later, all VHS tapes were copied onto DVDs. Due to a change of the content management system, further description proved to be necessary.

The rarest and more unique recordings are the Fokker films from Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst at The Haag, Netherlands, Kriegsflieger an der Westfront, L'Aviation de Chasse, La Grande Guerre dans le Ciel, as well as scenes of the Albatros and Pfalz factory.

Film No. 1 contains scenes of Lost Squadron, Devil Dogs of the Air, Only Angels Have Wings, Men With Wings, Sky Bride, Suzy, Hell’s Angels, Lilac Time, Dawn Patrol, Wings, Young Eagles, Eagle and The Hawk, and The Hollywood Trio; as well as flying stunts, wing walking, World War II combat shots, and Navy jets in Korea.

Film No. 2 contains scenes of French, German, and American aircraft; famous German, French and American aviators; people and soldiers; airships; machine guns and anti-aircraft guns; maneuvers, mobilization of troops, flight training in the field, and trench warfare; balloons, ballooning, and kites; parachuting; and manufacturing of airplanes and engines.

Film No. 3 contains scenes of stunt flying by the Three Travelaires, Frank Clarke, Howard Batt, Paul Mantz, Harold Johnson, Alex Papana, Falconi, Milo Burcham, Ernst Udet, Al Wilson, Roscoe Turner, Michel Detroyat, and others; American and French aircraft; airships; helicopters; take off from ships; famous American aviators and aviatrixes; air mail; battle scenes; Lindbergh taking off in his Spirit of St. Louis; battle ships Lexington and Saratoga; WWII combat shots, and Navy jets in Korea.

Film No. 4 contains scenes of World War I of French, German, British, Italian, Russian, and American aircraft; famous American and German aviators; American units in France; American airships in flight, construction, and christening; machine guns; pilots, observers, mechanics, and gunners; French and American squadrons; aircraft from World War II; airplanes, helicopters, and jets; balloons; missiles; and naval maneuvers, battles, and airplanes.

Film No. 5 contains scenes of French, Italian, and American airplanes; French and American units in the field; French and American pilots and observers; German prisoners of war; and warfare.

Film No. 6 contains scenes of French, German, British, and American airplanes; French and American units in the field; French and American pilots and observers; awarding ceremonies; aerial views of naval air stations; civilian news reporters; stunt flying; and ballooning.

Film No. 7 contains scenes of French, German, British, and American airplanes; French and American units in the field; French and American pilots and observers; awarding ceremonies; ballooning; aircraft accidents; anti-aircraft guns; searchlight crews; and stunt flying.

Film No. 8 contains scenes of French, German, British, and American airplanes; French and American units in the field; French, German, and American pilots and observers; awarding ceremonies; French decoration ceremonies; warfare; machine guns; and reconnaissance.

Film No. 9 contains scenes of German, French, and Dutch airplanes and pilots; Anthony Fokker with pilots; Fokker manufacturing plant; process of manufacturing airplanes and other aircraft components; office scenes; factory workers and other employees; aerial views; aircraft and engine testing;

Film No. 10 contains scenes of French, German, British, Russian, Australian, and American airplanes; American units in the field; French, German, British, and American pilots and observers; awarding and funeral ceremonies; ballooning; aircraft accidents; King Albert of Belgium; wreck of Manfred von Richthofen's triplane with officers examining; Manfred von Richthofen and family in the field; and warfare.

Film No. 11 contains scenes of French, German, British, Australian, and American airplanes; American units in the field; French, German, British, and American pilots and observers; awarding ceremonies; warfare; gunnery practice on the ground; searchlights at night; anti-aircraft machine guns, weather balloons; and RNAS engine shop.

Film No. 12 contains scenes of French, German, British, and American airplanes; American units in the field; French, German, British, and American pilots and observers; awarding ceremonies; warfare; machine guns; warfare; and aircraft insignia.

Film No. 13 contains scenes of Albatros factory and Pfalz factory; manufacturing, construction, assembly, testing, and flying of airplanes. The Pfalz factory film is a courtesy of Peter M. Grosz who obtained it from Alfred Eversbusch, one of the brothers who owned Pfalz. It was restored to viewing condition through the efforts of Colonel G. B. Jarrett.

Film No. 14 contains scenes of Manfred von Richthofen, Hermann Göring, Loerzer, and Kaiser Wilhelm II.; German and British aircraft; warfare; German pilots and observers; balloons; German units in the field; and aircraft accidents.

Film No. 15 contains scenes of German, French, British and American airplanes; French, German, British, and American pilots and observers; airships; bombing and warfare; personnel at Albatros factory; test pilots; manufacturing, construction, and assembly of Albatros airplanes; Manfred von Richthofen's wrecked triplane; funeral ceremonies; aircraft accidents; World War I aviation movies; and replicas flying.

Film No. 16 contains extracted scenes form German movies, Pour le Mérite Flieger and D.III 88. These scenes were produced in the late 1930s. Both contain scenes of Fokker triplanes that were restored for the movie and a Fokker D.VII that is now at the museum in Munich.

Film No. 17 contains extracted scenes from the German movie, Richthofen, der rote Ritter der Luft. These scenes were produced in the late 1920s. Other than in newsreel-type scenes that were inserted into the film, no World War I aircraft appear.

Film No. 18 contains scenes from the film, Memphis Belle. This is a documentary film in color produced by the Army Air Forces showing preparations, take offs, the bombing of Wilhelmshaven, Germany, flak, fighter attacks, and the return to base of a B-17 bomb group flying out of England in World War II.

Film No. 19 contains scenes from the film, Thunderbolt. This is a documentary film in color produced by the Army Air Forces showing the activities of a P-47 fighter group out of Sardinia and strafing German forces in Italy.

Film No. 20 contains scenes from the film, Mission Accomplished. This is a short documentary film in black and white, produced by the Army Air Forces showing activities before, during, and after a B-17 bombing mission.

Photoalbum Lt. D. R. Weibe, Feldfliegerabteilung 21 and Photoalbum Lt. Moisy, Fliegerabteilung (A) 255 1916-1918 were both copied from an original album belonging to Wynne. Materials consists of copy negatives, contact sheets, and photocopies of the albums themselves. The copies were made in July, 1991.

The World War I folder contains copies of images of airplanes and aviators mainly from various Jasta units. The copies were made in 1988.

Dates

  • 1914 - 1996
  • Majority of material found within 1914 - 1936

Language of Materials

Collection is in English, German, and French.

Access Restriction

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Biographical Sketch

At the time this finding aid was reviewed, no biographical information was available.

Extent

30.0 Linear Feet (One half-size manuscript box, three beta-cam boxes, two video storage boxes, ten Audio/Film Canisters 16mm x 2000ft, Vented (14 7/8 x1), three Audio/Film Canisters, 16mm x 800ft, Vented (10x1), and three Audio/Film Canisters, 16mm x 1200ft, Vented (12 3/16 x1).)

Abstract

H. Hugh Wynne collected about 22,500 ft. of rare and unique World War I 16mm movie films over a period of fifty years.

Series Description

The archivist kept the original organization intact without any further arrangement.

Provenance Statement

The H. Hugh Wynne Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by H. Hugh Wynne, on 1994-08-03.

Additional Sources

Additional information can be found in the History of Aviation Archives in the following collections:

George H. Williams, Jr. World War I Aviation Library and the History of Aviation Archives.

Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, series, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example: 4HHW-1-1-PB1

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

HHW = H. Hugh Wynne Collection

= Series Number

1 = Box Number

1 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

B = Black and White

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

Title
Guide to the H. Hugh Wynne Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Patrizia, Nava CA
Date
2018-11-01
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English (eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2018-11-01.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. Repository

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