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Abstract After having pursued a career as a pilot and completing a tour in World War II, Joseph Gervais became interested in the Amelia Earhart story while stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Gervais, along with fellow Air Force officers Major Bob Dinger and Colonel Paul Briand, Jr. helped to start the group Operation Earhart. They began investigating Amelia Earhart’s disappearance but were ordered to stop by their Air Force superiors. Briand obeyed these orders but Gervais refused,...
Dates: 1937 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2002
Abstract Maurice M. Kay, Sr. learned to fly at the Dallas Aviation School at Love Field in Dallas, Texas in the 1920s. After brief careers with Bowen and Long and Harmon Airlines, he joined American Airways (the predecessor to American Airlines) in 1934. While with American Airlines he flew aerial resupply missions to Burma and China over "The Hump" during World War II, served in capacities as a Pilot Instructor and Check Pilot, and as a Line Pilot of the Lockheed L-188, Boeing 707, and 720. He retired...
Dates: 1910 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1965
Abstract William B. King was a pilot with Texas International Airlines.
Dates: 1965 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1975
Abstract The collection contains books, trophies, documents, magazines, memorabilia, business records, ephemera and photographs.
Dates: 1931 - 1970
Abstract The Nelson U. Rokes Collection contains material pertaining to his career in the fields of corporate, commercial, and military aviation. The bulk of the material in the collection relates to the 1947 trip to Europe and the 1948-1949 around the world trip that he took with Sam Keener. The material in the collection includes charts, log books, landing clearances, flight plans, meteorological reports, and various navigational tools. Photographs and newspapers clippings...
Dates: 1930 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1978
Abstract Don Teel worked as Chief of Flight Operations for the Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina (FAMA) and for the U.S. Steel Corporation where he established and operated the Aircraft Department in order to transport the company's executives. In his retirement, Teel was a Corporate Consultant to Bell Helicopter Textron and the Flight Safety Foundation. This collection emphasizes the business aviation aspect of aeronautics and Don Teel as a pilot in particular.
Dates: 1919 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1926 - 1984
- Air pilots 4
- Air pilots United States 4
- Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 3
- World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American. 3
- Aeronautics, Commercial 2
- Air Line Pilots Association. 2
- Air pilots--Training of--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2
- Air pilots--Training of--United States. 2
- Air pilots--Training. 2
- B-24 (Bomber) 2
- Barnstormers (Group of artists) 2
- Braniff Airways 2
- Douglas DC-4 (Transport plane) 2
- Electra (Turboprop transports) 2
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 2
- Flight Safety Foundation 2
- Lockheed aircraft 2
- National Business Aviation Association 2 ∧ less