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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scope and Content The collection contains military records, copies of speeches, articles and publications, a photograph, and two long play records generated by Lloyd V. Berkner in his career as a United States Naval Officer, scientist, educator, and administrator. These papers were collected by Ted Booth, a relative of Lloyd V. Berkner, and were received in a good, but unorganized condition. The Lloyd V. Berkner Papers Addendum are housed in seven manuscript boxes, and one...
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, speeches, scientific papers, and reports collected, compiled, or produced by Lloyd V. Berkner throughout his distinguished career as a scientist, researcher, and educator. The Lloyd V. Berkner Papers are housed in fourteen manuscript boxes totaling 7 linear feet of material.The material arrived in good condition and was arranged by the archivist. Seven series of material were identified.Series I: Correspondence. This series...
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.
Abstract This collection contains photographs, negatives, slides, and digital images taken by F.W. “Rick" Biddenstadt in his capacity as official photographer for the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) from 1984 until his retirement in 2003. The collection also contains a few historical UTD images used in various special projects, as well as a few images related to his own photographic work. Biddenstadt was part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library and also...
Abstract The William L. Birch Papers contain photographs of the Doolittle Raid.
Abstract The Gerald K. Bishop Collection contains an aircraft identification book used during WWI by Gerald Knox Bishop.
Abstract Gary Bryan Bisson was employed by Air America on February 14, 1968. He worked as a corporate attorney at Bangkok, Thailand facilities of Air America. He resigned from the company on September 30, 1974.
Abstract Collection consists of personal items related to Gretchen S. Black and Eddie A. Schneider during the Spanish Civil War and later years.
Abstract The Thomas L. Blakemore Collection contains blueprints, articles, memos, technical notes and reports regarding Lighter-than-Air aircraft including the U.S.S. Hindenburg, Shenandoah, Los Angeles, Akron, and Macon.
Abstract Collection contains photographs and certificates relating to Kenneth J. Boedecker.
Abstract Delphine Bohn was a member of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), later named Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) . These aviatrices ferried various types of aircraft from the United States to Great Britain during World War II. In her private life, Bohn was a salesperson for Beech Aircraft Comp. and J.R. Gray Comp. before founding her own business, Western Aviation, Inc., which operated out of Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Texas.
Abstract Frank Boring collected films and interviews taken by employees of Civil Air Transport.
Abstract John A. Bottorff worked for Air Asia Co., a subsidiary owned by Air America from 1963 to 1974. Bottorff was also the initiator of The Airasian, an employee newspaper. The collection contains several issues of The Airasian and photograph albums.
Abstract Temple Bowen was a significant contributor to the development of public transportation from 1925 through 1936 in the Southwest and Midwest areas of the United States. Starting in 1927, he became one of the pioneers of early air transport development by establishing several airlines carrying air mail and passengers. In 1929, he formed Bowen Air Lines, Inc., which carried passengers between major cities in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois. In 1936, Bowen sold his company to Braniff Airways.
Abstract The material in the Braniff International Collection illustrates the development of commercial aviation in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the history of Braniff as a company. The collection documents the first twenty years when founder Thomas Elmer Braniff achieved extraordinary business success, based on high quality service to customers and a warm, paternal relationship with employees. It also contains material pertaining to Braniff’s pioneering of many new routes to...
Abstract The Clyde E. Brayton Sr. Collection contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, financial statements and records pertaining to the Brayton Flying School.
Abstract Augustus M. Brenneke, also known as Gus, served with the 28th Squadron of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. He received his training at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas and served as a flight instructor at Benbrook Field in Fort Worth, Texas, (also known as Taliaferro No. 2) and Carruthers Field.
The collection contains photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, and military records.
The collection contains photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, and military records.
Abstract This collection contains Air America film reels, a VHS tape and an Air America Flag from Canton. It also contains a part of the Elmer Munsell Collection, regarding Laos.
Abstract Ivan H. Brooks enlisted in the United States Army Air Services in November of 1917. The following year in November, 1918, Brooks participated in Flyin' Frolic, an aviation carnival to raise money for recreation quarters for aviators stationed at Love Field at Dallas, Texas.
Abstract Earl Edward Bruce, Jr. worked for Air America as a Flight Mechanic from September 20, 1966 through August 8, 1967, when he was killed due to an aircraft accident in Ban Thanteng, Laos.
Abstract Collection contains clippings, articles and reports relating to accidents, both airline and otherwise.
Abstract Marius Burke was employed by Air America as a helicopter pilot from October 31, 1963 to June 30, 1975 when he was separated from the company. His last duty station was Saigon, The Republic of South Vietnam.
Abstract Robert Lancy Burn (R. Lancy Burn) was born in South Carolina on April 4, 1939. He was an Air Asia Co. employee for several months in 1966 until November, when he became a flight mechanic and supervisor for Air America. He retired in December of 1971. Burn was primarily based at their Saigon, Vietnam facilities and kept detailed journals with almost daily entries of his time with Air America. The collection consists of his journals and also contains correspondence and personal documents related...
Abstract The collection contains photographs, personal papers, log books, correspondence, magazines, ephemera, and prints.
Abstract Lew Burridge flew with the American Volunteer Group (AVG) before being hired by Gen. Claire L. Chennault and his Civil Air Transport (CAT) air carrier. Burridge mainly worked as an executive and a pilot in China supporting the Chinese Nationals in their fight against communism.
- Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. 300
- Special Collections and Archives Division, The University Archives. 26
- Special Collections and Archives Division, Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library. 2
- History of Aviation Collection 146
- CAT/Air America Archives 106
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Aerial operations, American. 65
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 41
- Air America 38
- Air pilots 37
- Air pilots United States 34
- Civil Air Transport 34
- Laos 30
- World War, 1914-1918 30
- World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American. 30
- George H. Williams, Jr. World War I Aviation Library 28
- United States. Air Force 26
- Air pilots--Training of--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 23
- Curtiss aircraft 20
- United States. Central Intelligence Agency 20
- University Archives 20
- Helicopter pilots Vietnam. 19
- Military assistance, American Vietnam 19
- Aeronautics, Commercial 16 ∧ less