World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American.
Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:
The William L. Birch Papers contain photographs of the Doolittle Raid.
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.
The collection contains material presented to Richard Cole at the 2007 reunion of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. It includes proclamations made by the officials of Bexar County, Texas honoring both the Doolittle Raiders and Richard E. Cole.
A native of Wichita, Kansas, William E. Cooper became a “mover and shaker” in the Dallas, Texas, aviation and business communities following WWII. Cooper was particularly interested in the Boeing B-29 Superfortress operation in the Pacific Theater of WWII. His research manuscript provides an analysis of the reason why each B-29 crashed and the fate of each of the crew members. Also, Cooper was actively involved in the Enola Gay controversy in 1994-1995.
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.
James H. Doolittle is most famous for the planning and implementation of the Tokyo Raid in April 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. After World War II, he graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a PhD. He was instrumental in founding the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Association. The James H. Doolittle Papers reflect his activities after the Second World War.
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.
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.
The Gorrell History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917-1918 was compiled by Colonel Edgar S. Gorrell, Assistant Chief of Staff of The United States Army Air Service. It was intended as an in-depth analysis of the performance and operations of American military aviation in World War I, as well as offer lessons for future planning to the United States Army General Staff. It was issued in 1919.
James R. Graham was a pilot of the Aviation Section, Signal Officers' Reserve Corps during World War I. He also served in World War II. The collection contains images and ephemera depicting aviation personalities and various models of Chance Vought aircraft.
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.
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.
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).
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.