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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.
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.
This collection contains scrapbooks, ephemera, lisitngs, and an interview associated with David H. Kouba's career with Air America.
Marvin A. Krieger was businessman in advertising and an aviation afficionado. In his spare time, he built aircraft models, winning several awards for his work. He passed away in 2013.
Dr. Polykarp Kusch was a German-born American physicist and Nobel laureate. This collection, which contains both professional and personal materials, was assembled by him over the course of his career as a physics professor and university administrator at Columbia University and later the University of Texas at Dallas. As an educator, Dr. Kusch was well-known for his speeches and lectures.
Lloyd C. "Pat" Landry was a Paramilitary Officer in the Special Activities Division of the Central Inteligence Agency (CIA) during the 1950s through 1970s. He trained members of the Hmong people in their fight against the communists in Northern Laos during the Vietnam War.
Harold Vincent Larson was an Airline Captain for Air America in Saigon from April 6, 1965 through June 11, 1972, when he resigned.
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.
Dr. William M. Leary taught at the University of Georgia focusing on a variety topics of aviation related events. This main subject was the study of aviation in China and the Far East, cumulated in documenting the history of China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC), Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America, and their connections to the United States intelligence establishment.
Jonathan Denton Ledford was both an actor and U.S. Naval Aviation blimp commander with a passion for lighter-than-air airships. This collection includes materials Ledford collected during his time with the U.S. Navy, such as documents related to his time in flight school, personal correspondence and history, flight log book, clippings related to lighter-than-air airships, World War II, photographs of dirigibles, naval ships, and entertainers.
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.
This collection contains books and magazines, audio tapes, images, and ephemera.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 International Airlines, a company connected to Air America.
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 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.
Captain Link Luckett flew as a helicopter pilot for Air America, Inc. beginning in the late sixties, in both Laos and South Vietnam. Prior to this, he established Hill-I-Copters, Inc., a helicopter charter and contract service. These records also detail his 1960 rescue of climbers trapped on Denali (Mt. McKinley).
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, which closed in 1986. Mangham, in addition to being a pilot, was also involved in setting motorcycle speed records. He passed away in 1974.
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.
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.
Lewis H. Maxwell was a fixed wing pilot with Air America and Air Asia stationed in Udorn, Thailand vom August 3, 1965 through January 6, 1975, when he separated from the company.
This collection contains history of 348th Fighter Group.