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Meacham Field (Fort Worth, Tex.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Temple Bowen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H001-68
Abstract Temple Bowen was a significant contributor to the development of public transportation from 1925 through 1936 in the Southwest and Midwest areas of the United States. Starting in 1927, he became one of the pioneers of early air transport development by establishing several airlines carrying air mail and passengers. In 1929, he formed Bowen Air Lines, Inc., which carried passengers between major cities in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois. In 1936, Bowen sold his company to Braniff Airways.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930 - 1934; 1927 - 1957

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

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H011-13
Abstract This artificial collection contains inspection papers for Meacham Field, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and Love Field airport.
Dates: 1936 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1972

William G. Fuller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H002-63
Abstract William G. Fuller was the first manager of Meacham Field in Fort Worth, TX. He was appointed to the post in 1927 and remained active in North Texas aviation throughout his life, from being Vice President of Globe Aircraft Company, to the Director of Aviation of Fort Worth and later Grand Prairie. The collection contains archival material collected by him, including personal and business papers and other materials accrued throughout his career in civil and military aviation.
Dates: 1917 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1927 - 1971

Jack B. Jaynes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: H003-68
Abstract Jack B. Jaynes started flying by the end of the First World War and continued as a barnstormer in the 1920s. During World War II, he served as an Operations Officer for the European Division of the Air Transport Command (ATC). In his private career, Jack Jaynes was a Deputy Regional Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its predecessors the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). His main duties were inspecting airlines such as...
Dates: 1906 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1918 - 1960

J. H. (Stormy) Mangham Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H031-82
Abstract James Harold "Stormy" Mangham was a pioneer aviator and barnstormer born in 1907. In 1932, he purchased land in North Richland Hills, Texas to serve as a home, ranch, and private airfield. In 1954, he opened his private airfield to public use as Mangham Airport, which closed in 1986. Mangham, in addition to being a pilot, was also involved in setting motorcycle speed records. He passed away in 1974.
Dates: 1916 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1970