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Abstract Gary Gentz served as a Flight Mechanic with Air America at Udorn, Thailand from April 27, 1971 through June 15, 1974, when he was terminated.
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,...
Abstract C.V. Glines, Jr. is an internationally renowned aviation authority and historian, and author of thirty-six books and over eight hundred periodical articles. The hallmarks of his writings are his personal experiences in the field of aviation and his personal acquaintance with the subjects or those close to the subjects of his writings, all interwoven with extensive research. An "Honorary Doolittle Raider," Glines is the official historian for the Doolittle Raiders.
Abstract Everett Logan Goar was born in Indiana in 1918. After pursuing a career in medicine, Goar served with the United States Army Medical Corps, reaching the rank of Major. After leaving military service, he studied Ophthalmology, achieving a degree from Colorado University in 1925. Goar opened an Ophthalmology practice in Texas, then joined the faculty at Baylor University. He served as head of the Ophthalmology program from 1943-1954, and as a professor emeritus until his retirement from...
Abstract This collection contains clippings, three views, and blueprint from various early aviation magazines.
Abstract Byron Good enlisted in the Army during World War I. He first worked as a mechanic and later learned how to fly. He was the co-owner of the first plane chartering company, Good and Foster, in Dallas, Texas, in 1920. He worked for Lockheed Aircraft Company for six years before retiring.
Abstract Captain Alex P. Goodkin was a fixed-wing pilot stationed in Saigon from August 18, 1965 through June 30, 1973 when he resigned from Air America.
Abstract The Gorrell History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917-1918 was compiled by Colonel Edgar S. Gorrell, Assistant Chief of Staff of The United States Army Air Service. It was intended as an in-depth analysis of the performance and operations of American military aviation in World War I, as well as offer lessons for future planning to the United States Army General Staff. It was issued in 1919.
Graduate Research Center of the Southwest (GRCSW)/Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (SCAS) Collection
Abstract The Graduate Research Center of the Southwest (GRCSW) was officially chartered on February 14, 1961 as a privately funded, basic research institution to aid the southwestern region of the United States in the advancement of graduate education in the natural sciences. It officially changed its name to the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (SCAS) on January 1, 1967 and became part of The University of Texas System on September 1, 1969 when it was hence known as The University of Texas at...
Scope and Content The Thomas P. Grady Collection consists of one box of firearms used by the Hmong Tribesmen of Laos in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The collection includes three wildcatted flintlocks, assembled from hand tooled parts as well of pieces of other firearms, one antique single barreled percussion shotgun, and one antique double barreled percussion shotgun. The collection also includes two wrist guards made from the hide of an unidentified local animal to...
Abstract James R. Graham was a pilot of the Aviation Section, Signal Officers' Reserve Corps during World War I. He also served in World War II. The collection contains images and ephemera depicting aviation personalities and various models of Chance Vought aircraft.
Abstract John R. Granger served with the 40th Aero Squadron, United States Army Air Service in World War I. He was from Mount Clemens, Michigan.
Abstract Rankin L. Griesinger collected brochures and photographs about the Cessna CH-1 Helicopter as well as the Cessna 407 (T-37).
Abstract Captain Warren Harry Gustafson was a fixed-wing pilot stationed in Saigon from July 13, 1966 through December 24, 1971, when he resigned from Air America.
Abstract Ben Guttery is a Senior Manager at the Federal Aviation Agency in Fort Worth, Texas.
Abstract Susan Buol Hacker was Executive Secretary to General Claire Chennault, and Secretary-Treasurer of The Civil Air Transport Association (CAT). The collection contains a small amount of personal papers, as well as correspondence and media material related to CAT.
Abstract Marie C. Hadley was the first woman in the airline industry to have a successful career by rising up to a manager position in the sales department of American Airlines. The collection contains a scrapbook, ephemera, and memorabilia.
Abstract Al K. Hall, Jr. was a vaudeville entertainer, pilot for the Air Transport Command during World War II, and a long time pilot and instructor with American Airlines. This collection contains artifacts, pictures, documents, and scrapbooks chronicling his many varied careers.
Abstract Al Harting was a reporter with the Dallas Dispatch newspaper and D Magazine. He covered local crime, business, politics, and aviation for the region.
Abstract Michael M. Hasco, a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), is a collector of aviation related materials. His interest lies in a variety of aviation topics and in Lighter than Air in particular. This collection contains reports, images, postcards, ephemera, publications, press releases, and clippings.
Abstract Bert "Fish" Hassell was a pioneer aviator and began his flying career in 1914. His idea for a shorter, more direct route from the United States to Europe through the Great Circle Route in the arctic led to his famous emergency landing on the Greenland ice cap in 1928. In 1954 he helped construct the Distant Early Warning System. In 1969 Hassell's plane was recovered from Greenland and airlifted back to Rockford, Illinois. Hassell's daughter, Mary Hassell Lyons, played a major role in...
Scope and Content This collection contains documents and records, manuals and reports, photographs and negatives, clippings and articles, handbooks and newsletters, ephemera and memorabilia, and other materials that were collected by Charles N. Haus during his flying career with Braniff Airways, as well as his training and instructor years after he reached the Federal mandatory retirement age of 60. The Charles N. Haus Papers are housed in four manuscript boxes and four oversize boxes of various sizes totaling...
Abstract Frank M. Hawks was a World War I aviator, barnstormer, and speed record pilot in the 1920s and 1930s. He was sponsored by the Texaco Corporation and promoted their fuel services across the country. He also starred in a 1937 motion picture serial titled The Mysterious Pilot. He was killed while testing an experimental aircraft in 1938.
Abstract Raymond Willard Hayes was born May 18, 1916 in Bonham, TX. He joined Braniff Airways in 1941, and began flying military supplies for The Air Transport Command. After World War II Hayes returned to Braniff and in 1967 he became Assistant Operations Manager for Braniff's Dallas Headquarters. In 1969 he became a Flight Instructor, and he retired in 1976. Hayes was also active in general aviation in his private life and volunteered his time with The History of Aviation Archives at The University...
Abstract Robert D. Hendrix worked for Air America as a Senior First Officer stationed in Vientiane from December 22, 1964 through July 26, 1968, when he separated from the company.
Abstract Lindsey Bruce Herd, Jr. was VP Treasurer for Civil Air Transport and Air America from July 1, 1952 through October 31, 1976, when he was terminated.
Abstract The David Hickler Papers concentrate on his career as an employee of Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America from 1946 to 1975. Also documented are his extensive legal proceedings to obtain U.S. Government retirement benefits claiming he was employed by the CIA, a governmental agency. There are also documents that cover his employment at Hughes Helicopters and his personal life.
Scope and Content The Robin Higham Papers contain documents, manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia and other items collected by Higham, a noted historian and author, primarily during the period of his tenure at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. During this period, Higham was not only an educator, but was active as an editor and publisher. The collection is housed in six manuscript boxes and seven non-standard (oversize) boxes of varying sizes totaling 13.4 linear feet.Noteworthy items in...
Abstract Erik Hildesheim was born in 1896 in Denmark. He was a pilot and also oversaw several different aircraft manufacturing factories. He was a collector of photography and memorabilia related to aviation history, especially World War I aviation and air mail.
Identifier: H-Small Collections
Abstract The History of Aviation Collection Small Collections is comprised of collections of material that are too small to warrant individual arrangement. It is an artificial collection containing 156 collections identified by the collection subject’s name.
- Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. 289
- Special Collections and Archives Division, The University Archives. 26
- Special Collections and Archives Division, Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library. 2
- History of Aviation Collection 145
- CAT/Air America Archives 96
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Aerial operations, American. 50
- World War, 1914-1918 29
- George H. Williams, Jr. World War I Aviation Library 28
- Civil Air Transport 24
- Laos 23
- World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American. 23
- Air America. 22
- United States. Air Force 22
- Air America 21
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 21
- Air pilots 20
- Air pilots--Training of--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 20
- University Archives 20
- Air pilots United States 19
- Curtiss aircraft 18
- Bell helicopters. 15
- Lockheed Aircraft Corporation 14
- American Airlines. 13 ∧ less