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Barnstormers (Group of artists)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Bert R. J. Hassell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H080-88
Abstract Bert "Fish" Hassell was a pioneer aviator and began his flying career in 1914. His idea for a shorter, more direct route from the United States to Europe through the Great Circle Route in the arctic led to his famous emergency landing on the Greenland ice cap in 1928. In 1954, he helped construct the Distant Early Warning System. In 1969, Hassell's plane was recovered from Greenland and airlifted back to Rockford, Illinois. Hassell's daughter, Mary Hassell Lyons, played a major role...
Dates: 1917 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1988

Frank M. Hawks Collection

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Identifier: H004-64
Abstract Frank M. Hawks was a World War I aviator, barnstormer, and speed record pilot in the 1920s and 1930s. He was sponsored by the Texaco Corporation and promoted their fuel services across the country. He also starred in a 1937 motion picture serial titled The Mysterious Pilot. He was killed while testing an experimental aircraft in 1938.
Dates: 1917 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1921 - 1938

Jack B. Jaynes Papers

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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

Maurice M. Kay, Sr. Collection

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Identifier: H158-88
Abstract Maurice M. Kay, Sr. learned to fly at the Dallas Aviation School at Love Field in Dallas, Texas in the 1920s. After brief careers with Bowen and Long and Harmon Airlines, he joined American Airways (the predecessor to American Airlines) in 1934. While with American Airlines he flew aerial resupply missions to Burma and China over "The Hump" during World War II, served in capacities as a Pilot Instructor and Check Pilot, and as a Line Pilot of the Lockheed L-188, Boeing 707, and 720. He retired...
Dates: 1910 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1965

Edwin A. Link Collection

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Identifier: H028-83
Abstract Edwin A. Link (1904-1981) was an early aviation pioneer, famous for developing the "Link Trainer" (an early flight simulator used for pilot training in the 1920s). He was also interested in and held several patents for, equipment related to deep sea diving and underwater archaeology.
Dates: 1957 - 1976

Ormer Locklear Collection

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Identifier: H007-75
Abstract Ormer Locklear, born on October 28, 1891 in Greenville, Texas, learned to fly in the United States Army Aviation Service during World War I. On leaving the military after the Armistice in 1919, Locklear flew around the country pioneering a number of barnstorming feats including the wing walk, and the midair transfer from one plane to another. His fame as a stunt pilot brought him to Hollywood where he completed one film, before being tragically killed during a stunt on his second movie in 1920....
Dates: 1898 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1920

Don Teel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H050-83
Abstract Don Teel worked as Chief of Flight Operations for the Flota AeĢrea Mercante Argentina (FAMA) and for the U.S. Steel Corporation where he established and operated the Aircraft Department in order to transport the company's executives. In his retirement, Teel was a Corporate Consultant to Bell Helicopter Textron and the Flight Safety Foundation. This collection emphasizes the business aviation aspect of aeronautics and Don Teel as a pilot in particular.
Dates: 1919 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1926 - 1984