Air pilots, Military.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
William J. McClanahan was a newspaper journalist at the Dallas Morning News, and in the 1930s was a sports-reporter for other local news outlets. During World War II, he worked for the United States Army Air Corps Flight Safety Office. After being discharged in 1946, he returned to the Dallas Morning News to write, edit and draw cartoons.