Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains materials related to aircraft built in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Lawrence E. De Leon was an Airport Engineer working for a consulting firm. He collected photographs of various aircraft manufacturers.
Rankin L. Griesinger collected brochures and photographs about the Cessna CH-1 Helicopter as well as the Cessna 407 (T-37).
The David Hickler Papers concentrate on his career as an employee of Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America from 1946 to 1975. Also documented are his extensive legal proceedings to obtain U.S. Government retirement benefits claiming he was employed by the CIA, a governmental agency. There are also documents that cover his employment at Hughes Helicopters and his personal life.
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.
Brian Keigh Johnson was an Assistant Chief Pilot, rotor wing, for Air America in Saigon from March 3, 1966 through October 1, 1974, when he resigned from the company.
Emmit Koelle worked as an Air Force officer and as a civilian engineer. As a civilian, he worked for Boeing/Vertol in Philadelphia, PA as an aero engineer and at Bell Helicopter, as Chief of Systems Engineering, in Fort Worth, TX.
Ronald E. Lewis began working for Civil Air Transport (CAT) in 1946 and retired from Air America in 1975. He became manager of the Northern Pacific Division and was active in Taiwan and Japan where he ran the maintenance facility at Tachikawa.
David W. Ostrowski has a life-long interest in airplanes and aviation history. He took pictures and collected photos from other photographers of U.S. and non-U.S manufactured military and civilian aircraft from World War I up to the jet age.
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.
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.
The collection is composed of photographs and negatives that include images of both military and civilian aircraft. The images span from WWI to WWII.