World War, 1939-1945
Found in 72 Collections and/or Records:
The William L. Birch Papers contain photographs of the Doolittle Raid.
Delphine Bohn was a member of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), later named Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). These aviatrices ferried various types of aircraft from the United States to Great Britain during World War II. In her private life, Bohn was a salesperson for Beech Aircraft Comp. and J. R. Gray Comp. before founding her own business, Western Aviation, Inc., which operated out of Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Texas.
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.
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.
Robert E. Dawson was employed as a Senior Company Representative with Air America, Inc. at the Chiang Mai, Thailand facility, from January 11, 1966 until his separation from the company on July 31, 1974. The collection includes pilot information, aircraft manuals, log books, reports, an oil on canvas painting, and correspondence related to the operations of Air America, Inc.
Lawrence E. De Leon was an Airport Engineer working for a consulting firm. He collected photographs of various aircraft manufacturers.
The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Association was formed in the aftermath of James H. Doolittle’s epic raid on Japan on April 18, 1942. Shortly after the end of World War II, Doolittle called for all the surviving Raiders to attend a celebration in Miami Beach, Florida. At this time it was decided that an annual reunion be held starting in 1947.
Richard Duiven was a well-known scholar of World War I aviation, writing several books and articles on the German Air Service in World War I, as well as serving as editor/author of the "Mentioned in Dispatches" column for the journal Over the Front.
Wiiliam D. Gaddie, Sr. was a fixed-wing instructor pilot for Civil Air Transport and Air America stationed in Bangkok and Japan.
This is an artificial collection of videos given to the library by unnamed or undentified donors.
C. V. Glines, Jr. was an internationally renowned aviation authority and historian, and author of thirty-six books and over eight hundred periodical articles. The hallmarks of his writings are his personal experiences in the field of aviation and his personal acquaintance with the subjects or those close to the subjects of his writings, all interwoven with extensive research. An "Honorary Doolittle Raider," Glines was the official historian for the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.
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.
Al K. Hall, Jr. was a vaudeville entertainer, pilot for the Air Transport Command during World War II, and a long time pilot and instructor with American Airlines. This collection contains artifacts, pictures, documents, and scrapbooks chronicling his many varied careers.
Al Harting was a reporter with the Dallas Dispatch newspaper and D Magazine. He covered local crime, business, politics, and aviation for the North Texas region.
The David Hickler Papers concentrate on his career as an employee of Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America from 1946 to 1975. Also documented are his extensive legal proceedings to obtain U.S. Government retirement benefits claiming he was employed by the CIA, a governmental agency. There are also documents that cover his employment at Hughes Helicopters and his personal life.
Robin David Steward Higham, a Harvard graduate, was a pilot during World War II and an instructor at the University of Massachusetts from 1954-1957, an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina from 1957-1963, and a Professor of History at Kansas State University beginning in 1963. His career at Kansas State University spanned from 1963-1999. He wrote numerous books and articles focusing on aviation, military, and geo-political subjects.
The History of Aviation Small Collections is comprised of collections of material that are too small to warrant individual arrangement. It is an artificial collection containing 183 collections identified by the collection subject’s name.
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.
Robert Alvin Kammeyer was a fighter pilot in World War II and after the war, a commercial airline pilot flying for Mid-Continental Airlines and later for Braniff Airways. His paper reflect his military and private career as a pilot.
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 (1920-1926).