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Abstract James S. Kippen was an Air Traffic Controller at Andrews Air Force Base as well as an aviation photographer. In 1981 he was one of the air traffic controllers fired by the Federal Government for joining a strike led by the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) union. This collection contains photographs, slides, and negatives documenting his hobby and career as an aviation photographer. Material concerning his career as an Air Traffic Controller and involvement with PATCO...
Abstract James S. Kippen was an Air Traffic Controller at Andrews Air Force Base as well as an aviation photographer. In 1981 he was one of the air traffic controllers fired by the Federal Government for joining a strike led by the PATCO (Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization) union. This collection contains information related to PATCO, the strike, and aviation safety. His aviation photography material is located in the H027-14.P James S. Kippen Aviation...
Abstract Dr. Milton Klein (1917-2004) was a professor of American History at the University of Tennessee. He also served with the 14th Air Force in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. Dr. Klein remained in the United States Air Force Reserve and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Abstract Emmit Koelle worked as an Air Force officer and as a civilian engineer. As a civilian, he worked for Boeing/Vertol in Philadelphia, PA as an aero engineer and at Bell Helicopter, as Chief of Systems Engineering, in Fort Worth, TX.
Abstract This collection contains scrapbooks, ephemera, lisitngs, and an interview associated with Dave Kouba's career with Air America.
Abstract Marvin A. Krieger was born in 1914. In 1952 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, and was assigned as a training pilot in San Antonio, Texas, and then at The British Flying Training Schools in Terrell and Sweetwater. In 1960, he opened Marvin A. Krieger Advertising Design in Dallas, Texas, from which he retired in 1997. In his spare time he built aircraft models, winning several awards for his work. He passed away in 2013.
Abstract This collection contains documents and records, correspondence, photographs, charts, rosters, ephemera, and other materials related to the Air America Association and its predessesor Air America Club as well as the establishment and dedication of the Air America Memorial Plaque at the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Scope and Content This collection consists of research notes, documents, photographs, publications, correspondence, interviews, manuscript and other material related to Dr. Leary’s work as an academic with the University of Georgia, as well as his research interests and publications. The William M. Leary Papers are housed in 223 boxes of various sizes totaling 64.1 linear feet of material.The collection arrived in fair condition, and divided into different donations. ...
Abstract This collection contains materials related to airship training, construction, maintenance and photographs. Other materials include information on lifting gases, ballooning, as well as John Ledford's correspondence, flight log book, photographs, and personal history.
Abstract Robert E. Lee (1896-1973) was a pioneer aviator from Midland, Texas. During World War I, Lee was in command of the 47th Aero Squadron of the United States Army Air Service, and in World War II, he served as commander of the 55th Air Depot in Des Moines, Iowa for the Army Air Force. After the war he became involved in the oil business and invented a new type of drill bit.
Abstract Ronald E. Lewis began working for Civil Air Transport (CAT) in 1946 and retired from Air America in 1975. He became manager of the Northern Pacific Division and was active in Taiwan and Japan where he ran the maintenance facility at Tachikawa.
Abstract Charles A. Lindbergh was born in 1902 in Detroit, Michigan. A pioneer aviator, Lindbergh is most known for being the first person to complete a non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris in 1927 in his aircraft The Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh's life was also marked by tragedy, with the kidnapping and murder of his son in 1932. During the lead up to World War II, Lindbergh was also a major figure in the America First movement, which was...
Abstract Edwin A. Link (1904-1981) was an early aviation pioneer, famous for developing the "Link Trainer" (an early flight simulator used for pilot training in the 1920s). He was also interested in and held several patents for, equipment related to deep sea diving and underwater archaeology.
Abstract Paul Liscomb was born in 1916. In 1949, he joined Central Airlines as a pilot. He spent twenty-seven years with Central Airlines, through its merger with Frontier Airlines, retiring in 1976. He passed away in 2012.
Abstract Ormer Locklear, born in 1891 in Greenville, Texas, learned to fly in the United States Army Aviation Service during World War I. On leaving the military after the Armistice in 1919, Locklear flew around the country pioneering a number of barnstorming feats including the wing walk, and the midair transfer from one plane to another. His fame as a stunt pilot brought him to Hollywood where he completed one film, before being tragically killed during a stunt on his second movie in 1920. The...
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.
Abstract Context of the collection suggests he was involved in or researching CIA action in Central America in the 1980s, specifically the assets and operations of Evergreen, a company connected to Air America.
Abstract William F. Long was a pilot and flight instructor who led a flight school at Dallas Love Field. He also worked with Southwest Airmotive, and co-founded Long and Harmon Airlines. During World War II he was head of the No. 1 British Flying Training School in Terrell, Texas.
Abstract Joseph A. Lopes was a pilot with Air America in the 1970’s. In addition to his job as a pilot Lopes became an active member of the Far East Pilots Association (FEPA). FEPA was a union formed by the pilots of Air America to represent their interests. In 1974 negotiations between Air America and FEPA broke down resulting in a strike by the Air America Pilots.
Abstract During World War II, John H. Luckadoo served as a B-17 pilot and co-pilot of an aircraft in the 351st Squadron, 100th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force. He completed his twenty-five mission tour of duty with the 350th Squadron, and returned to the United States to enter the 3rd Army Air Force Training Command. He was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross (USAF), Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters (USAF), Presidential Unit Citation (USAF), and the Victory Medal (USAF). Upon leaving the...
Abstract Captain Link Luckett flew as a helicopter pilot for Air America, beginning in the late sixties, in both Laos and South Vietnam. Prior to this, he established Hill-I-Copters, Inc., helicopter charter and contract service. These records also detail his 1960 rescue of climbers trapped on Mt. McKinley.
Abstract Lothar "Nick" Maier was born in Buffalo, New York in 1932. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and flew B-47 and B-52 bombers, as well as the SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft. He was a Command Pilot of B-52's for both ARC Light and the Linebacker II bombing operation during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of Major in 1977. He worked in the travel industry after his military career, and for many years served as a volunteer at the History of Aviation Archives. ...
Abstract James Harold "Stormy" Mangham was a pioneer aviator and barnstormer born in 1907. In 1932, he purchased land in North Richland Hills, Texas to serve as a home, ranch, and private airfield. In 1954, he opened his private airfield to public use as Mangham Airport. It closed in 1986. Mangham, in addition to being a pilot, was also involved in setting motorcycle speed records. He passed away in 1974.
Abstract Russell Manning was a World War I afficionado collecting materials mainly pertaining to British and German aviation. He was in close contact with other World War I interested researchers.
Abstract Contains documents and photographs relating to Joseph E. Manske career as a military aviator in World War II. It includes photographs of Manske in North Africa, Italy, and Europe, as well as in training.
Abstract Ted Matsis was a pilot with the America Voulenteer Group ("The Flying Tigers") as well as the 14th Air Force of the United States.
Abstract Jimmie Mattern experienced his first flight in a Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, during his deployment in Hawaii. In the 1920s, he participated as pilot in various Hollywood motion pictures and flew for commercial airlines. In 1932, Mattern unsuccessfully challenged Wiley Post's and Harold Gatty's around the world flight record. Forming his own company in 1933, Mattern tried again to break the around the world flight record to no avail. By the late 1930s, Matters became a test pilot for...
Overview L.H. Maxwell was a pilot with Air America.
Abstract This collection contains history of 348th Fighter Group.
Abstract Bob McCauley worked as a pilot for Air America for six years, spending a great deal of time in South Vietnam and Laos.
- Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. 265
- Special Collections and Archives Division, The University Archives. 26
- Special Collections and Archives Division, Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library. 2
- History of Aviation Collection 140
- CAT/Air America Archives 78
- Air America. 49
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Aerial operations, American. 32
- World War, 1914-1918 27
- George H. Williams, Jr. World War I Aviation Library 26
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975. 22
- World War, 1939-1945. 22
- University Archives 20
- United States. Air Force 18
- World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American. 18
- Air pilots. 17
- Air pilots--Training of--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 16
- Curtiss aircraft 15
- Laos 15
- Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993 13
- Aeronautics, Commercial. 12
- Civil Air Transport 12
- Lockheed Aircraft Corporation 12
- American Airlines. 11 ∧ less