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William M. Leary Papers

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Identifier: CA021-06
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. ...

John Ledford Collection

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Identifier: L112-86
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.

Robert E. Lee Papers

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Identifier: H071-02
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.

Douglas and Mildred Lester Collection

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Identifier: H067-94
Abstract This collection contains books and magazines, audio tapes, images, and ephemera.

Ronald E. Lewis Collection

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Identifier: CA064-13
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.

Charles A. Lindbergh Collection

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Identifier: H013-78
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...

Edwin A. Link Collection

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Identifier: H028-83
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.

Paul Liscomb Collection

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Identifier: H009-75
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.

Ormer Locklear Collection

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Identifier: H007-75
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...

Conrad Lohoefer Collection

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Identifier: H061-96
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.

James Long Collection

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Identifier: CA065-13
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.

William F. Long Collection

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Identifier: H010-63
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.

Joseph A. Lopes Collection

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Identifier: CA088-04
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.

John Luckadoo Collection

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Identifier: H003-95
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...

Link Luckett Collection

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Identifier: CA020-90
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.

Nick Maier Papers

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Identifier: H003-81
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. ...

Russell Manning Collection

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Identifier: F008-93
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.

Joseph W. Manske Collection

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Identifier: D062-97
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.

Ted Matsis Collection

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Identifier: CA039-01
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.

Jimmie Mattern Collection

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Identifier: H001-89
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...

Mitch Mayborn Collection

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Identifier: H002-76
Abstract This collection contains history of 348th Fighter Group.

Bob Mc Cauley Collection

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Identifier: CA147-87
Abstract Bob McCauley worked as a pilot for Air America for six years, spending a great deal of time in South Vietnam and Laos.

William J. McClanahan Collection

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Identifier: H001-81
Abstract This collection contains books, art work, cartoons by McClanahan, and photographs.

Bob McFarlin Collection

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Identifier: CA075-00
Abstract Bob McFarlin was a pilot and employee of Air America.

CAT/Air America Memorial Dedication Collection

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Identifier: CA148-87
Abstract The CAT/Air America Memorial Plaque was designed and paid for by funds from the memberships of both the CAT Association and the Air America Association. In 1987, the CAT and Air America Memorial Plaque was dedicated during a solemn service. The plaque stands as a memorial to the sacrifices made by CAT/Air America personnel during the Cold and Vietnam wars. Each year dozens of family members and friends visit the plaque to honor the memory of those who died in the defense of freedom.

Jon C. Merkel Collection

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Identifier: CA005-95
Abstract Jon C. Merkel was a pilot with Air America. On Feburary 12th, 1970 he was killed by hostile ground fire near Tha Lin Noi, Laos.

Bill Merrigan Collection

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Identifier: CA067-13
Abstract Bill Merrigan was employed by Air America and several of its affiliated companies.

Harold F. Miller Papers

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Identifier: CA068-13
Abstract Harold F. Miller was employed by Air America.

DeLong Mills Papers

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Identifier: H044-85
Abstract The collection contains photographs, personal correspondence, certificates, books, log books, memorabilia, and ephemera.

Al Mooney Papers

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Identifier: H081-86
Abstract Al Mooney is famous for his aeronautical designs of the Mooney Mite and other aircraft he manufactured in his Mooney Aircraft Corporation at Kerrville, Texas. The collection contains archival material collected by him, both personal papers and materials assembled during his career in the fields of civil and military aviation.