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Abstract W. Burr Bennett had a life-long interest in the Enola Gay Controversy. His collection encompasses all his interactions with the Committee for the Restoration and Proper Display of the Enola Gay (CRPDEG) members, as well as other correspondents concerning this issue. In addition, he had Smithsonian related materials along with secondary source resources and petitions.
Dates: 1942 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1999
Abstract A native of Wichita, Kansas, William E. Cooper became a “mover and shaker” in the Dallas, Texas, aviation and business communities following WWII. Cooper was particularly interested in the Boeing B-29 Superfortress operation in the Pacific Theater of WWII. His research manuscript provides an analysis of the reason why each B-29 crashed and the fate of each of the crew members. Also, Cooper was actively involved in the Enola Gay controversy in 1994-1995.
Dates: 1950 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1990 - 1995
Abstract David Edwin Daniel was a fixed wing pilot leading with his airplane the Invasion of Normandy during D-Day on June 6, 1945. His papers reflect his flight training and his missions during World War II.
Dates: 1940 - 1945; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1944
Abstract The collection mainly consists of correspondence and records generated by, for and about Elliott’s position as a Federal Aeronautical Administrator. Elliott’s career spans the genesis of the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), from the Bureau of Lighthouses through the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) to the FAA in the 1960’s.
Dates: 1920 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1946
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 Robin David Steward Higham, a Harvard graduate, was a pilot during World War II and an instructor at the University of Massachusetts from 1954-1957, an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina from 1957-1963, and a Professor of History at Kansas State University beginning in 1963. His career at Kansas State University spanned from 1963-1999. He wrote numerous books and articles focusing on aviation, military, and geo-political subjects.
Dates: 1915 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1995
Abstract Conrad L. Lohoefer served with the United States Army Air Corps from 1943-1945. He was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group, of the 401st Bomb Squadron, of the 8th Air Force in the European Theater during World War II.
Dates: 1990 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1993 - 1996
Abstract This collection contains books, art work, cartoons by McClanahan, and photographs.
Abstract The collection includes biographical notes, incoming letters, letters of introduction, weather reporting sequences, short biographies of air traffic controllers, and clippings. The photographs in this collection document the history and personages of the early years of Dallas aviation.
Dates: 1918 - 1964
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 The Royal Air Force Station Honington was part of the Royal Air Forces (RAF) located near Thetford in Suffolk, England and was used by the American Armed Forces (AAF Station 595) as a bomber station during World War II. William E. Shuttles acted as commanding officer of the VIII Air Service Command, Station 595 at Honington, England with the rank of Colonel. Through photographs the collection documents the history of the unit and the status of the battle damaged aircraft.
Dates: 1941 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1944
Abstract The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, military records, identification cards, as well as black and white photographs related to James H. Walker. It also contains several bound log books which cover Walker’s aviation career from 1930-1947 and 1947-1962.
Dates: 1930 - 1962
Abstract George H. Williams, Jr. had a deep interest in researching and collecting information about World War I aviation. He was involved with both the League of World War I Aviation Historians, and its journal, Over the Front, as well as Cross and Cockade and several other aviation societies.For many years, Williams worked with the History of Aviation Collection (HAC) at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He also taught a World War I...
Dates: 1903 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1981
- World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American. 7
- World War, 1939-1945 5
- Air pilots 4
- American Airlines. 3
- B-29 (Bomber) 3
- Braniff Airways 3
- Kelly Field (Tex.) 3
- Lockheed aircraft 3
- Trans World Airlines 3
- World War, 1914-1918 Aerial operations 3
- Aeronautics, Commercial 2
- Air pilots United States 2
- Airacobra (Fighter plane) 2
- Atomic bomb 2
- B-17 bomber. 2
- B-24 (Bomber) 2
- Central Airlines 2
- Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation 2 ∧ less