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Joseph Gervais Papers

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Identifier: H118-05
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

Maurice M. Kay, Sr. Collection

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Identifier: H158-88
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

Howard O. Precup Collection on 780th Bomb Squadron Association

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Identifier: H037-98
Abstract Howard Otto Precup served both as an instructor and radio operator on more than thirty bombing raids over Southern Europe. His B-24 equipped unit, the 780th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) of the 465th Bombardment Group (Heavy) of the 55th Bombardment Wing, was assigned to the 15th Air Force.

The collection contains a photograph album, newsletters, clippings, correspondence, a poem, narratives, brochures, ephemera, military records, and photographs.
Dates: 1943 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1945

Nelson U. Rokes Collection

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Identifier: H015-81
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

Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Jr.

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Identifier: H017-11
Scope and Content This collection contains documents, records, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and articles, ephemera and memorabilia and other materials created and/or collected by Walter Henry Scheurs, Jr. during his service in the USAAF during World War II and the USAF from 1947 to 1967. The Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Jr. is housed in two manuscript boxes and four oversize boxes of various sizes totaling 5.64 linear ft.The collection...
Dates: 1905 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1967