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Clarence J. Abadie, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: CA033-10
Abstract Clarence J. Abadie, Jr. worked for Air America from July 28, 1960 to July 31, 1974. At the time of separation from Air America, Mr. Abadie Jr.'s duty station was in Thailand where he served as Vice President. The collection contains Mr. Abadie Jr.'s identification and employment papers, pilot seniority list, log book, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Lea Abbott Papers

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Identifier: H060-98
Abstract Lea Abbott was noted as a pioneer airline pilot for Braniff Airlines, active member of Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), and exhibition flyer. This collection contains archival material collected by him pertaining to his career with Braniff, Braniff operational and administrative documents, Air Line Pilots Association documents, and manuals for the operation of early airliners.

Clara Adams Papers

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Identifier: H003-67
Abstract Adams was associated with many aeronautical figures of international distinction, mainly early women aviators. Her personal friendship with Dr. Hugo Eckener of Germany as well as passage on experimental and inaugural Zeppelin flights, such as the Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg, led to her becoming a proponent of lighter-than-air travel.

Clara Adams Addition Papers

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Identifier: H001-07
Abstract Clara Adam’s main claim to fame is that she holds many firsts for women in aviation, not as a pilot, but as a paying passenger. Her first flight came in March 1914 at Lake Eustis, Florida where she went up in a Thomas Flying Boat piloted by Walter E. Johnson. This flight sparked an interest in aviation that lasted the rest of her life. Clara was introduced to Lighter-Than-Air transportation through a letter of introduction by General Paul von Hindenburg to Dr. Hugo Eckener. She was given a ride...

Ed G. Adams Collection

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Identifier: CA100-05
Abstract Ed G. Adams was a fixed wing aircraft pilot with Air America. This collection contains material related to Air America's operations in Laos, the Air America Association, and Ed Adams later career in commercial aviation.

Harry C. Aderholt Collection

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Identifier: CA050-14
Abstract Harry Clay (Heinie) Aderholt was an American brigadier general in the United States Air Force. In January 1960, Aderholt went to Okinawa where he became commander of the 1095th Operational Evaluation Training Group. During this assignment, he contributed to the pioneering of special air warfare techniques, and was instrumental in developing the Laos airfield complex known as Lima Sites. These fields were used throughout Southeast Asia as support sites for special warfare operations. The...

Aircraft Dispatcher Training Manual Collection

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Identifier: CA039-13
Abstract The Aircraft Training Manual Collection contains documents that were used by dispatchers, and air traffic controllers employed by Air America in 1967. It consists of material related to the dispatch, and control of aircraft, and contains training manuals, rules and guidelines, and procedures.

Aircraft Manufacturer's Collection

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Identifier: H008-63
Abstract This collection contains materials related to aircraft built in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Oliver C. Aldrich, Jr. Collection

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Identifier: H011-93
Abstract Oliver C. Aldrich had an interest in airplanes, model airplanes, air-racing and air shows. He collected information, took pictures, made video and audio recordings at the many events that he attended. He also saved newspapers, magazines, and articles from various sources.

Louis Alexander Collection

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Identifier: H006-63
Abstract The Louis Alexander Collection contains information regarding the technology of many corporations including Chance-Vought Aircraft, Inc., Lockheed Co., Chrysler Corp., General Electric Co., Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., and others. It also contains documents related to NASA projects.

Jon S. L. Allen Collection

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Identifier: H055-86
Abstract This collection has correspondence as well as materials related to Pan American Airlines and "The Elliston Navigators Association."

Fred E. Anderson Collection

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Identifier: CA068-04
Abstract Fred E. Anderson was a pilot of fixed-wing aircraft for Air America. After the shutdown of Air America, he flew for several other charter services, cargo airlines, and air taxi services. He also worked as a flight instructor. The Fred E. Anderson Collection consists of loose material in folders.

Annual Report Collection

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Identifier: H011-14
Abstract This collection contains annual reports regarding aircraft manufacturers, airlines, and aviation-supporting industries.

John D. Anthony Papers

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Identifier: CA038-13
Abstract John Dennis (J.D.) Anthony was hired by Air America on November 5, 1970 for the position of safety manager. His base of operation was in Vientien, Laos where he stayed until he resigned on July 16, 1973. The John D. Anthony Papers contain his personal files, accident reports, flight crew designators, and photographs.

Tom Ashley Collection

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Identifier: H004-78
Abstract This collection contains images, ephemera, correspondence, brochures, press releases, advertisement, clippings, narratives, and articles, which cover a wide variety of aviation topics.

Aviation Personalities Biographies Collection

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Identifier: H070-13
Abstract This artificial collection contains clippings, licenses, photographs, negatives, brochures, correspondence, press releases, sketches, biographical information, listings, and ephemera of aviation personalities.

Al Backstrom Papers

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Identifier: H034-05

Frank W. Bailey Collection

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Identifier: F041-02
Abstract This collection contains aviation books and magazines, microfilm from World War I, French documents with translations, notebooks, war diaries, communiqués, squadron reports, casualty reports, and summaries.

Robert Baker Collection

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Identifier: S066-13
Abstract Robert Baker served as the pilot of the B-24 Liberator Tail Heavy during World War II.

Bernt Balchen Collection

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Identifier: H059-87
Abstract This collection includes various articles related to Polar exploration, photographs of famous aviators (some signed), aerial photograph journals, cassette tapes and reels, and correspondence of Audrey Balchen.

Charles H. Ball Collection

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Identifier: F015-87
Abstract Collection contains materials covering WWI, Cambrai, France, and the 104th Aero Squadron.

Valentine O. Banchetti Collection

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Identifier: H145-88
Abstract The Valentine O. Banchetti Collection contains some correspondence and a coursebook in practical aviation from the American School of Aviation in Chicago, written in 1927 and includes the test papers and notes of Valentine O. Banchetti from his studies in 1927-1928.

Byrne V. Baucom Collection

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Identifier: F005-78
Abstract The Byrne V. Baucom Collection contains materials generated by, for, and about Captain Baucom who served in the First Aero Squadron as an aerial observer in France during WWI.

Karl Baur Papers

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Identifier: H060-01
Abstract Karl Baur is most known for having been the chief test pilot for the Messerschmitt Company, in Germany in the late 1930s until the end of the Second World War. He test piloted such famous aircraft as the Me-109, the Me-262 jet fighter, and the Me-163 rocket plane. After a brief stay in United States in the later part of 1945, Baur returned to Germany. In 1954 Baur accepted a position as an engineer at the Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation in Dallas, Texas, where he worked until his death in...

Leslie W. Bays Collection

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Identifier: CA015-97
Abstract Leslie Warren Bays was employed with Air America as a captain flying Helio Couriers. He began working with Air America April 26, 1966 and separated from the company November 20, 1974. His last duty station was in Saigon, the Republic of South Vietnam. The collection is composed of air navigation charts, maps, slides, data books, manuals, pilot's log, and a piece of a stone jar from the Plain of Jars.

F. W. Belcher Collection

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Identifier: F165-13
Abstract The F. W. Belcher Collection contains technical notes used in WWI regarding aircraft engines including the 120 HP Beadmore, 80HP Le Rhône, 110HP Clerget as well as notes on rigging and aerial guns.

W. Burr Bennett, Jr. Collection on the "Enola Gay" Controversy

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Identifier: H035-98
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.

George H. Benolken Collection

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Identifier: CA052-14
Abstract George Herbert Benolken was a captain employed with Air America. The collection is composed of oral histories recorded on micro audio cassette of interviews with George H. Benolken, Sue Hacker and Tom Crone. It also contains negative slides of the interior of a 747.

Berlin Airlift Veterans Association Collection

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Identifier: H035-10
Abstract The Berlin Airlift Veterans Association (BAVA) was established in January of 1991. The main purposes of the BAVA are to commemorate the services rendered by the participants of the Berlin Airlift both military and civilian, to perpetuate the history and significance of the Berlin Airlift, to honor those who gave their lives, and to establish programs that will enhance Education, Friendship, and Understanding between people among other things.

William L. Birch Papers

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Identifier: D007-17
Abstract The William L. Birch Papers contain photographs of the Doolittle Raid.