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Lightning (Fighter plane)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

William E. Cooper Papers

 Collection
Identifier: H123-87
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1950 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1990 - 1995

Jimmie Mattern Collection

 Collection
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 Lockheed...
Dates: 1906 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1932 - 1949

A. J. "Sam" Uhl Aviation Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H078-04
Abstract The collection is composed of photographs and negatives that include images of both military and civilian aircraft. The images span from WWI to WWII.
Dates: Undated

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

David A. Witts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H053-00
Abstract The collection contains 13th Air Force history, including a summary of 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron, correspondence, and a lithograph "Moonlighting" P-38 strafing mission in 1945 New Guinea signed by survivors.
Dates: 1944 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1945; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1999