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Milton Klein Photograph Collection

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Identifier: H003-79
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.

Emmit A. Koelle, Jr. Collection

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Identifier: TB146-13
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.

Dave Kouba Collection

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Identifier: CA079-05
Abstract This collection contains scrapbooks, ephemera, lisitngs, and an interview associated with Dave Kouba's career with Air America.

Marvin A. Krieger Collection

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Identifier: S036-83
Abstract 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.

Pat Landry Collection

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Identifier: CA157-87
Abstract 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 V. Larson Collection

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Identifier: CA058-85
Abstract Harold Vincent Larson was an Airline Captain for Air America in Saigon from April 6, 1965 through June 11, 1972, when he resigned.

Leon LaShomb Collection

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Identifier: CA066-94
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.

William M. Leary Papers

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Identifier: CA021-06
Abstract 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.

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: CA155-87
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. ...

J. H. (Stormy) Mangham Collection

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Identifier: H031-82
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, 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 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...

Lewis H. Maxwell Papers

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Identifier: CA022-94
Abstract 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.

Mitch Mayborn Collection

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