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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 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