Beech Aircraft Corporation
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains materials related to aircraft built in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Delphine Bohn was a member of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), later named Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). These aviatrices ferried various types of aircraft from the United States to Great Britain during World War II. In her private life, Bohn was a salesperson for Beech Aircraft Comp. and J. R. Gray Comp. before founding her own business, Western Aviation, Inc., which operated out of Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Texas.
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.
Lawrence E. De Leon was an Airport Engineer working for a consulting firm. He collected photographs of various aircraft manufacturers.
Edward Douglas Dreifus was Director of Air America's Safety Division, at their Taipei, Taiwan, headquarters facility, from November 9, 1965, until his resignation on December 5, 1970. Prior to joining Air America, Inc. Dreifus worked for the Civil Aeronautics Board.
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.
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.
James Thomas Hutchins, Jr. was an avid pilot and civilian flight instructor for the U.S. military. This collection includes materials Hutchins collected during his time with the U.S. military, his time as a civilian flight instructor, and his employment with Beechcraft Aviation Company.
Lloyd C. "Pat" Landry was a Paramilitary Officer in the Special Activities Division of the Central Inteligence Agency (CIA) during the 1950s through 1970s. He trained members of the Hmong people in their fight against the communists in Northern Laos during the Vietnam War.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) was founded in order to represent the interest of business flying and aircraft operators in the United States. The NBAA collection contains mostly publications such as brochures, pamphlets, bulletins, guides, policies, minutes, reports, programs, press releases as well as correspondence, and photographs.
The collection contains books, trophies, documents, magazines, memorabilia, business records, ephemera and photographs.
Welman A. Shrader was both an aviation journalist, an aviation photographer, and a pilot. He was the Director of Publications for the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, the predecessor of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, (AIAA). Shrader wrote several books and/or provided images from his private collection.
The collection is composed of photographs and negatives that include images of both military and civilian aircraft. The images span from WWI to WWII.