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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Karl Baur Papers

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Identifier: H060-01
Abstract Karl Baur is most known for having been the chief test pilot for the Messerschmitt Company, in Germany in the late 1930s until the end of the Second World War. He test piloted such famous aircraft as the Me-109, the Me-262 jet fighter, and the Me-163 rocket plane. After a brief stay in United States in the later part of 1945, Baur returned to Germany. In 1954, Baur accepted a position as an engineer at the Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation in Dallas, Texas, where he worked until his death in...
Dates: 1921 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1931 - 1946

Lew Burridge, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: CA071-98
Abstract Lew Burridge flew with the American Volunteer Group (AVG) before being hired by Gen. Claire L. Chennault and his Civil Air Transport (CAT) air carrier. Burridge mainly worked as an executive and a pilot in China supporting the Chinese Nationals in their fight against communism.
Dates: 1946 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1958

David E. Daniel Papers

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Identifier: H004-19
Abstract David Edwin Daniel was a fixed wing pilot leading with his airplane the Invasion of Normandy during D-Day on June 6, 1945. His papers reflect his flight training and his missions during World War II.
Dates: 1940 - 1945; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1944

Davis Airlines Collection

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Identifier: H017-12
Abstract Guy A. Davis is known for his many contributions to the commuter airlines industry, particularly in the state of Texas as co-founder of Davis Airlines at Easterwood Airport, College Station, Texas, with his wife (the former May Bell Nunn.) At the end of his 65 year flying career he had logged over 18,000 hours on over 100 types of aircraft. The collection contains artifacts and archival material collected by him, both personal papers and materials assembled during his career in the fields of...
Dates: 1940 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1978

Lawrence E. De Leon Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H025-82
Scope and Content The collection contains approximately 1,700 black and white photographs and negatives collected by Lawrence E. De Leon. The Lawrence E. De Leon Photograph Collection is housed in five negative storage boxes totaling 2.0 linear ft.The collection arrived in fair condition. The subjects of the photographs and negatives are airplanes built or manufactured between 1909 and 1975. The processing archivists imposed order and identified three series with the first...
Dates: 1909 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1919 - 1945

Joseph Gervais Papers

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Identifier: H118-05
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,...
Dates: 1937 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2002

Warren H. Gustafson Collection

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Identifier: CA030-90
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.
Dates: 1911 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1981

John J. Hospers Papers

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Identifier: CV016-79
Abstract John J. Hospers was a field manager, evaluator, and test engineer with Chance Vought and Sikorsky Aircraft. He also served in the United States Merchant Marine.
Dates: 1928 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1962

Jack B. Jaynes Papers

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Identifier: H003-68
Abstract Jack B. Jaynes started flying by the end of the First World War and continued as a barnstormer in the 1920s. During World War II, he served as an Operations Officer for the European Division of the Air Transport Command (ATC). In his private career, Jack Jaynes was a Deputy Regional Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its predecessors the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). His main duties were inspecting airlines such as...
Dates: 1906 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1918 - 1960

Maurice M. Kay, Sr. Collection

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Identifier: H158-88
Abstract Maurice M. Kay, Sr. learned to fly at the Dallas Aviation School at Love Field in Dallas, Texas in the 1920s. After brief careers with Bowen and Long and Harmon Airlines, he joined American Airways (the predecessor to American Airlines) in 1934. While with American Airlines he flew aerial resupply missions to Burma and China over "The Hump" during World War II, served in capacities as a Pilot Instructor and Check Pilot, and as a Line Pilot of the Lockheed L-188, Boeing 707, and 720. He retired...
Dates: 1910 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1965

James Keck Collection

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Identifier: CA054-00
Abstract James "Jim" Keck joint Civil Air Transport (CAT) in 1957, while living in Tokyo, Japan.
Dates: 1950 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

Charles Wayne Kerwood Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H010-79
Abstract Charles Wayne Kerwood was an American who flew with the Lafayette Escadrille in World War I. He also commanded the Greek Royal Air Force in the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922), and lead a Volunteer American Squadron in support of the French-Spanish Campaign against the Berber Tribes of the North African Rif (1920-1927).
Dates: 1917 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1975

Clara Talley Kingston Papers

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Identifier: H025-11
Scope and Content This collection contains, documents, charts, navigational tools, flight rules and regulation, and other materials related to the operation of aircraft from the materials of Clara Talley Kingston, as well as her husband Robert Kingston, a Braniff Pilot. The Clara Talley Kingston Papers are housed in six manuscript boxes, and one record center totaling 4.0 linear ft. The collection arrived in good condition and the archivist identified eight series with the...
Dates: 1930 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1974

E. C. Kirkpatrick Papers

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Identifier: CA003-93
Abstract Enos Claire Kirkpatrick (E. C. Kirkpatrick) worked as a pilot for many organizations during and after World War II until the mid 1960’s. At the beginning of the war, he was a pilot for Pan American Airways Ferry Services working in the Africa region providing air logistic services to the British troops. Upon joining China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) later in the war, he flew more than 600 sorties over “The Hump.” He then joined Civil Air Transport (CAT) during the early to mid 1950’s...
Dates: 1910 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1968

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.
Dates: 1875 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1946 - 2005

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...
Dates: 1922 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1995 - 2016

Jack Neiman, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA048-99
Overview Jack Neiman, Jr. was employed by Air America as First Officer from June 7, 1966 through November 4, 1968, when he was terminated by the company.
Dates: 1995 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1996

Clarence R. Osborne, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: CA072-03
Abstract Clarence Robert Osborne, Jr. was employed by Air America on October 14, 1965. He served as a Captain of Fixed Wing Aircraft assigned to Udorn, Thailand. He separated from the company on September 6, 1974.
Dates: 1965 - 1998; Majority of material found in 1965 - 1965

Frank K. Rabbitt Collection on Enola Gay

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Identifier: H011-03
Abstract For the 50th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) created an exhibit about the historic first use of atomic weaponry in war. Part of the exhibit was the display of the Enola Gay, the plane flown by then-Colonel Paul Tibbets during the Hiroshima mission. The exhibit drew criticism for its perceived censure of the bombings, a perceived disrespect for the ...
Dates: 1988 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1994 - 1996

William A. Rooney Collection on the Enola Gay

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Identifier: H005-99
Abstract In 1995, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum (NASM) created an exhibit to feature the Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb in warfare. The initial exhibit was controversial in its nature, with veteran groups claiming that the revisionist historical attitude was omitting the truth behind the reason to drop the atomic bomb and sympathizing too much with the Japanese. Veterans groups and others became involved in campaigns to display...
Dates: 1942 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1988 - 1995

Bob Rousselot Collection

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Identifier: CA033-92
Abstract Bob Rousselot was a member of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) in the Chinese Air Force (Flying Tigers). From January 11, 1947, he served as a Chief Pilot and Vice President of Operations for CAT, until his resignation on October 31, 1963.
Dates: 1940 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1967

Vought Aircraft Company Collection (VACC)

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Identifier: CV017-82
Abstract The Vought Aircraft Company is the second oldest aircraft manufacturing company in the United States. They were established in 1917 by Chance Milton Vought, a young aeronautical engineer and aviation pioneer. Over the years they have designed and produced many famous and highly successful aircraft. In the late 1940s, the company moved its headquarters to Dallas, Texas. The Vought Company has merged and separated several times with other companies since it first started in the early 1900s. They...
Dates: 1911 - 2013

James H. Walker Papers

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Identifier: H013-04
Abstract The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, military records, identification cards, as well as black and white photographs related to James H. Walker. It also contains several bound log books which cover Walker’s aviation career from 1930-1947 and 1947-1962.
Dates: 1930 - 1962

George H. Williams, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: F006-64
Abstract George H. Williams, Jr. had a deep interest in researching and collecting information about World War I aviation. He was involved with both the League of World War I Aviation Historians, and its journal, Over the Front, as well as Cross and Cockade and several other aviation societies.For many years, Williams worked with the History of Aviation Collection (HAC) at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He also taught a World War I...
Dates: 1903 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1981

Marvin V. Wingrove Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA073-96
Abstract Marvin Virgil "Windy" Wingrove was hired by Air America Inc. on June 15, 1966 as First Officer for rotor wing aircraft at Udorn, Thailand until he was terminated on June 15, 1974.
Dates: 1966 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1970

Catherine Fay Wood Collection

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Identifier: H022-66
Abstract Catherine Fay Wood was a Civilian Employee in the Operations Section of the Air Transport Command.
Dates: 1941 - 1952; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1945