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United States. Army. Air Corps

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

A. H. Anderson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H029-85
Abstract

Arthur H. Anderson was a private pilot flying numerous airplanes throughout his life. He was a resident of Dallas, Texas.

Dates: 1926 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1932 - 1957

W. Burr Bennett, Jr. Collection on the Enola Gay Controversy

 Collection
Identifier: H035-98
Abstract

W. Burr Bennett had a life-long interest in the Enola Gay Controversy. His collection encompasses all his interactions with the Committee for the Restoration and Proper Display of the Enola Gay (CRPDEG) members, as well as other correspondents concerning this issue. In addition, he had Smithsonian related materials along with secondary source resources and petitions.

Dates: 1942 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1999

Thomas L. Blakemore Collection

 Collection
Identifier: L176-13
Abstract

The Thomas L. Blakemore Collection contains blueprints, articles, memos, technical notes and reports regarding Lighter-than-Air aircraft including the U.S.S. Hindenburg, Shenandoah, Los Angeles, Akron, and Macon.

Dates: 1906 - 1961

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

David E. Daniel Papers

 Collection
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

Lawrence C. Elliott Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H002-64
Abstract

The collection mainly consists of correspondence and records generated by, for and about Elliott’s position as a Federal Aeronautical Administrator. Elliott’s career spans the genesis of the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), from the Bureau of Lighthouses through the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) to the FAA in the 1960’s.

Dates: 1920 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1946

Jerry Fink Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA167-87
Abstract

Jerry Fink was employed with Air America from April 1, 1957 to December 31, 1973 when he retired. While employed with the company, Mr. Fink served as Deputy Legal Counsel and Assistant SEC at Air America Headquarters, Taipai.

Dates: 1952 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1957 - 1973

Joseph Gervais Papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1937 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2002

Robin Higham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: H056-01
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1915 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1995

History of Aviation Small Collections

 Collection
Identifier: H-Small Collections
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1909 - 2021; Majority of material found within 1941 - 2003

Kenneth C. Johnston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: H010-11
Scope and Content This collection contains thank you letters, commendations, police reports, news clippings, and images related to Kenneth C. Johnston's career with the New York Police Department and Bell Helicopter. The Kenneth C. Johnston Papers are housed in one manuscript box, and one oversize box totaling 3.0 linear ft.The collection arrived in good condition, and the archivist identified two series of material.The first series is the General Helicopter...
Dates: 1929 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1978

Marvin A. Krieger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: S036-83
Abstract

Marvin A. Krieger was businessman in advertising and an aviation afficionado. In his spare time, he built aircraft models, winning several awards for his work. He passed away in 2013.

Dates: 1970 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1977

Conrad L. Lohoefer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H061-96
Abstract

Conrad L. Lohoefer served with the United States Army Air Corps from 1943-1945. He was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group, of the 401st Bomb Squadron, of the 8th Air Force in the European Theater during World War II.

Dates: 1990 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1993 - 1996

Joseph W. Manske Collection

 Collection
Identifier: D062-97
Abstract

Contains documents and photographs relating to Joseph E. Manske career as a military aviator in World War II. It includes photographs of Manske in North Africa, Italy, and Europe, as well as in training.

Dates: 1939 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1982

William J. McClanahan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H001-81
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1940 - 1945; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1944

Al Mooney Papers

 Collection
Identifier: H081-86
Abstract

Al Mooney is famous for his aeronautical designs of the Mooney Mite and other aircraft he manufactured in his Mooney Aircraft Corporation at Kerrville, Texas. The collection contains archival material collected by him, both personal papers and materials assembled during his career in the fields of civil and military aviation.

Dates: 1900 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1990

Charles W. Penry Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H013-84
Abstract

Charles W. Penry was an Aeronautical Engineer working for the Chance Vought Aircraft, Inc. company. The collection contains clippings, photographs, military records, ephemera, memorabilia, narratives, reports, and charts.

Dates: 1915 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1918 - 1956

Nelson U. Rokes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H015-81
Abstract The Nelson U. Rokes Collection contains material pertaining to his career in the fields of corporate, commercial, and military aviation. The bulk of the material in the collection relates to the 1947 trip to Europe and the 1948-1949 around the world trip that he took with Sam Keener. The material in the collection includes charts, log books, landing clearances, flight plans, meteorological reports, and various navigational tools. Photographs and newspapers clippings...
Dates: 1930 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1978

William E. Shuttles Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H004-80
Abstract

The Royal Air Force Station Honington was part of the Royal Air Forces (RAF) located near Thetford in Suffolk, England and was used by the American Armed Forces (AAF Station 595) as a bomber station during World War II. William E. Shuttles acted as commanding officer of the VIII Air Service Command, Station 595 at Honington, England with the rank of Colonel. Through photographs the collection documents the history of the unit and the status of the battle damaged aircraft.

Dates: 1941 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1944

Burrell Tibbs Papers

 Collection
Identifier: H001-66
Abstract

Burrell Tibbs is well known for his contributions to the early aviation period in the United States. Having been an apprentice to Benoist and working with Lester Miller on building an airplane, Tibbs was also a barnstormer and a pilot instructor in Oklahoma before and during World War II. He worked at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas and celebrated the 50th anniversary of powered flight by flying a World War I Jenny from Bloomington, Illinois to Grand Prairie, Texas in seven days.

Dates: 1860 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1909 - 1965

James H. Walker Papers

 Collection
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

Joseph A. Weisberg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: H038-94
Abstract From his early life on, Joseph A. Weisberg was interested in journalism and especially in photo journalism with the focus on aviation topics, which also sparked his interest in flying. During World War II, Weisberg trained on and served as a crew member on Consolidated B-24 Liberators. After the war, he settled in Fort Worth, Texas to assume a position at an advertising agency. Shortly thereafter, he established his own marketing company before deciding in 1973 to go back to his initial...
Dates: 1892 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1980

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...
Dates: 1903 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1981