This collection consists of the following: photographs of Donald Cathcart during training at the Army Balloon schools at Arcadia, CA (Ross Field) and at Ft. Omaha, NE; miscellaneous material on the NAABCV including copies of Haul Down & Ease Off, the official publication of the NAABCV and membership lists; and several copies of the Wingfoot Lighter than Air Society Bulletin.
Biographical / Historical:
Donald Guthrie Cathcart [1889-19?] reported to the United States Army Balloon School in 1917. He was a free balloon pilot, an aerial observer, and flight instructor before his honorable discharge in 1920. Cathcart served at both Ross Field, Arcadia, CA and Fort Omaha, NE. He was also a member of National Association of American Balloon Corps Veterans (NAABCV) and the Wingfoot Lighter than Air Society.
Donald G. Cathcart, gift, 1964-1965, XXXX-0344, NASM
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