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Intelligence estimates of foreign air capabilities as affecting the United States aeronautical industry defense program / R.N. Welch, G.S. Simpson, J.E. McPhilimy

Author:
Welch, R. N  Search this
Simpson, G. S  Search this
McPhilimy, J. D  Search this
United States Air Force Air Matériel Command Technical Intelligence Division  Search this
Physical description:
[1], vii, 111 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1948
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Air power  Search this
Air forces  Search this
Air warfare  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Call number:
UG630 .W4 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_549462

[Documents relating to the development of U.S. military aviation]

Author:
United States  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Matériel Command Procurement Division Prewar procurement by the Air Corps  Search this
United States Air Coordinating Committee Report to the Air Coordinating Committee of the Subcommittee on Demobilization of the Aircraft Industry  Search this
Former owner:
United States Army Air Forces Air Technical Service Command Reference Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces Procurement  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (207 p. in various groupings) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
194u
194u-194u
194-]
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Call number:
UG633 .U507 1940
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548611

Lazare Gelin

Subject:
Gelin, Lazare  Search this
Lear, inc  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1873]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_383346

John Matthew Miller III Collection

Creator:
Miller, John Matthew, III, 1896-  Search this
Names:
Kellet Autogiro Corp  Search this
Miller Aviation Corp (John Matthew Miller III) (Aircraft manufacturer) (1927-1929)  Search this
New Brunswick (NJ) Aero Club  Search this
Pitcairn (Pitcairn-Cierva)  Search this
Pitcairn Autogiro Co, Inc  Search this
Pitcairn Aviation  Search this
Johnson, Robert Woods  Search this
Miller, John Matthew, III, 1896-  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Cubic feet (1 legal document box, 1 slim legal document box, 1 map folder (18 x 48 inches))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Financial records
Correspondence
Clippings
Pamphlets
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Logs (records)
Date:
1910-1973
Summary:
John Matthew Miller III (born June 3, 1896) was active in aviation throughout his life, as a naval aviator, air mail pilot, transport pilot, autogiro pilot, flight instructor, aircraft manufacturer, airport operator, agricultural pilot, and helicopter test pilot, working at different times for the United States Navy, the U.S. Aerial Mail Service, Pitcairn Aeronautical Corporation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture; from 1927-1929 Miller operated his own business, the Miller Aviation Corporation of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The collection includes Miller's pilot licenses and log books, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings and assorted ephemera, predominantly from the 1914 to 1939 period of Miller's life.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains both original materials and photocopies of materials loaned by the donor for copying. Original materials include Miller's United States Navy Naval Aviator Certificate, an aircraft log book for the Curtiss Seagull "Jacques Cartier" (owned by The Chicago Tribune), a photo album entitled "The Miller Corporation, New Brunswick Airport" featuring images of the Miller (Corp) MCA-1 Amphibian Biplane, assorted loose photographs, correspondence from Robert Woods Johnson (of Johnson & Johnson), two panoramic group photographs of the US Navy Flight A Naval Aviation detachment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1917, newspaper clippings (several covering James G. Ray's autogiro flight over Washington, DC in 1934), assorted ephemera relating to Miller's aviation career, and two bound books: Flying Officers of the U.S.N. (US Navy): 1917-1919 and Saga of the US Air Mail Service: 1918-1927, (Air Mail Pioneers, Inc., 1962). Photocopied materials include two of Miller's pilot log books, two of Miller's pilot licenses, a scrapbook, and selected pages from additional scrapbooks from which individual photographs were copied by the National Air and Space Museum in 2001. The collection also includes Smithsonian Institution numbered copy prints of these selected photographs.
Arrangement:
Materials in this collection are grouped into Series by type; materials within a series are generally arranged chronologically, grouped by subject.
Biographical / Historical:
John Matthew Miller III was born June 3, 1896, at Tacoma, Washington. As a teenager, Miller came east to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and found summer employment with the Burgess Company aircraft manufacturers at Marblehead, Massachusetts. In 1917, following the entry of the United States into World War I, Miller was accepted into the Massachusetts School for Naval Air Service (Flight A Naval Aviation detachment at MIT), and, after two months, moved on to elementary flying instruction at Hampton Roads, Virginia, and then advanced instruction at Pensacola, Florida. He was commissioned into the United States Naval Air Service as an Ensign on March 16, 1918, and stationed at Naval Air Station Rockaway Beach, New York, where he performed patrol and convoy work off New York harbor, until ordered to inactive duty on December 15, 1918. Miller promptly joined the US Aerial Mail Service; after training in Dayton Wright DH-4 air mailplanes at Belmont Park, Long Island, Miller was posted to Bustleton, Pennsylvania, as station manager. Following his two years of air mail service, Miller worked at a number of aviation jobs, including time with the America Trans Oceanic Company (Miami, Florida, 1920), survey flights in Quebec (Canada, 1922), and managing operations for Pitcairn Aeronautical Corporation at their base adjacent to Hadley Field in South Plainfield, New Jersey (the New York terminal for the New York to Chicago and New York to Atlanta air mail routes). Miller was an active member of the New Brunswick (NJ) Aero Club, owners of a Pitcairn PA-3 Orowing based at Pitcairn's field. On August 1, 1927, Miller organized the Miller Aviation Corporation, operating out of New Brunswick Airport (a.k.a. "Miller Field"), a short-lived airfield located southwest of the city of New Brunswick. Miller Aviation offered flying instruction, local sightseeing flights, and charter passenger flights in the mid-Atlantic seaboard region. In 1928-1929, the Miller Aviation Corporation designed, constructed, and tested the Miller (Corp) MCA-1 Amphibian Biplane; sadly, the aircraft crashed during its first ground landing. After his company failed, Miller returned to Pitcairn Aeronautical as an autogiro pilot, making a number of flights through the 1930s for Pitcairn, the US Department of Agriculture, and others. During World War II, Miller temporarily rejoined the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander, serving as a helicopter test pilot at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Miller later worked for the Department of Agriculture until his retirement in 1956.

NOTE: John Matthew Miller III (born 1896, died circa 1980s), the subject of this collection, should not be confused with fellow air mail and autogiro pilot John McDonald "Johnny" Miller (1905-2008), occasionally referenced in this collection. Johnny Miller was more closely associated with the Kellett Autogiro Corp (Philadelphia, PA), and was famous for being the first to land an aircraft on the roof of a building.
Provenance:
Lee M. Gunther-Mohr, Gift, 2001, NASM.2001.0036.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Burgess Aircraft Family  Search this
Autogiros  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Pitcairn PCA-2 Autogiro  Search this
Miller Corp MCA-1 Amphibian Biplane  Search this
Kellett Autogiro Family  Search this
Pitcairn PA-3 Orowing  Search this
Waco 10 Family (Aircraft)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Financial records
Correspondence
Clippings
Pamphlets
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Logs (records)
Scrapbooks
Citation:
John Matthew Miller III Collection, Acc. NASM.2001.0036, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0036
See more items in:
John Matthew Miller III Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0036
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Rhön-Adler : three generations Alexander Schleicher Segelflugzeugbau / Peter F. Selinger

Author:
Selinger, Peter F.  Search this
Subject:
Schleicher, Alexander 1901-1968  Search this
Alexander Schleicher GmbH und Co  Search this
Physical description:
352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
2015
Topic:
Gliders (Aeronautics)  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Gliding and soaring  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096760

Glenn H. Curtiss Collection

Creator:
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Names:
Aerial Experiment Association  Search this
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Herring-Curtiss Co  Search this
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922  Search this
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Herring, Augustus Moore, 1867-1926  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Financial records
Date:
1905-1931
bulk 1911-1930
Summary:
This collection consists of documents and memorabilia relating to Curtiss during the years of his active aviation pursuits. The bulk of the material relates to patent suits, including Wright v. Curtiss, Herring v. Curtiss, and Curtiss v. Janin.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the personal papers of Glenn H. Curtiss. These papers relate to his career as an aviation pioneer and aircraft manufacturing business owner. This collection also includes a small amount of personal correspondence. Moreover, materials pertaining to patents filed by Curtiss and the Wright brothers, as well as legal documents and testimony, are found in this collection.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Professional materials

Subseries 1.1: Corporate correspondence

Subseries 1.2: Personal correspondence

Subseries 1.3: Miscellaneous corporate materials

Subseries 1.4: Patent materials

Subseries 1.5: Reports

Subseries 1.6: Photographs

Subseries 1.7: Menus, programs and tributes

Subseries 1.8: Books, journals, newsletters, and miscellaneous materials

Subseries 1.9: Newspaper clippings and articles

Series 2: Legal materials

Subseries 2.1: Curtiss versus Herring

Subseries 2.2: Curtiss versus Wright Brothers

Subseries 2.3: Lena P. Curtiss versus Herring
Biographical/Historical note:
Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878-1930) is best known as an aviation pioneer and inventor and founder of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. Initially a bicycle repairman and designer, by 1902 Curtiss had begun to manufacture motorcycles using a lightweight internal combustion engine of his own design and founded the Curtiss Manufacturing Co. By 1904 Curtiss' engine had been co-opted by Thomas Baldwin for his airship experiments. This activity led to a connection between Curtiss and Alexander Graham Bell and, in 1907, to the foundation of the Aerial Experiment Association. In 1909 Curtiss joined with Augustus M. Herring to form the Herring-Curtiss Co to manufacture powered vehicles, but Herring's unsubstantiated claims to priority over the Wright Brother's aeronautical patents led to the Wright and Curtiss patent suits which continued until the merger of Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor with Wright Aeronautical in 1929. Curtiss and Herring split after the Wright's filed suit and Herring sued Curtiss, claiming that Curtiss had failed to turn his air race winnings over to the company. Despite these, and other, suits, Curtiss continued to advance the cause and technology of aviation, founding the first public flying school (1910) and later a chain of schools across the US, inventing the aileron (1909), the dual-control trainer (1911) and the hydroaeroplane (1911). In 1920 Curtiss retired from active aviation pursuits. After Curtiss died, his wife continued the legal fight on her husband's behalf until a judge decided in Herring's favor (1931).
Provenance:
Glenn H. Curtiss, Jr., gift, 1963, XXXX-0053
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Patent suits  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Financial records
Citation:
Glenn H. Curtiss Collection, Acc. XXXX-0053, National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Inst.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0053
See more items in:
Glenn H. Curtiss Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0053
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Adlershof R-Plane Drawings

Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 oversized folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
[ca. 1918]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of ten linen drawings and two microfilm drawings of the Adlershof R-Planes. Six of the drawings depict a twin fuselage configuration. The drawings originated at Adlershof, Germany, but there is no other information on these drawings.
Biographical / Historical:
The R-planes of World War I were German giant bombers - the largest aircraft of World War I. The 'R' was an abbreviation for 'Riesenflugzeug,' which meant 'giant aircraft.' The R-plane was conceived as a long-range strategic weapon for attacking objectives deep within enemy territory. The aircraft were only produced in small numbers.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Unknown, possibly USAF Museum, unknown, XXXX-0541, Unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Zeppelin-Staaken R-Plane Projects  Search this
Siemens-Schuckert Steffen R-Planes  Search this
Adlershof R-plane projects  Search this
Riesenflugzeug  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aircraft drafting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0541
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0541

Howard Franklin Wehrle Scrapbook

Creator:
Wehrle, Howard Franklin, 1890-1964  Search this
Names:
Wehrle, Howard Franklin, 1890-1964  Search this
Extent:
0.28 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1923-1931
Summary:
The Howard Franklin Wehrle Scrapbook Collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Wehrle including newspaper articles on aviation, copies of Wehrle's 1929 column, "Flying – America's Path to Greatness," and articles detailing Wehrle's activities in the aviation industry.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Howard Franklin Wehrle, containing newspaper articles on aviation, including a Wehrle's 1929 column, "Flying – America's Path to Greatness", and other articles detailing Wehrle's activities in the aviation industry.
Arrangement:
The collection consists of one scrapbook, the pages of which were dismounted at an unknown date. The scrapbook pages have been left in their original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Howard Franklin Wehrle was born in Charleston, West Virginia on January 20, 1890. In April 1916, Wehrle entered the Curtiss Aviation School. He made his first solo flight on June 16, 1916. Wehrle served overseas as a pilot in World War I, and returned to the United States in December 1918 as a major. He was secretary of the National Aeronautic Association in 1924, and general manager of the Cessna Aircraft Company in 1929. Wehrle also wrote a newspaper column, "Flying – America's Path to Greatness." Howard Franklin Wehrle died on December 14, 1964, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Provenance:
John Ross, Gift, 2000, 2000.-0069.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Cessna Aircraft Company  Search this
National Aeronautical Association (U.S.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Howard Franklin Wehrle Scrapbook, Acc. 2000.0069, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0069
See more items in:
Howard Franklin Wehrle Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0069
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United States Navy Aircraft History Cards (Microfilm)

Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy  Search this
Extent:
1.96 Cubic feet (128 35mm microfilm boxes; 63 16mm microfilm boxes; 1 microfilm carton)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Microfilms
Date:
1911-1973
Summary:
This collection consists of duplicate microfilm of individual aircraft records for USN aircraft. (Master films held by Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Department of the Navy). Each record consists of location of aircraft at each monthly inventory, as well as listings for transfer of custody between regular inventories. Includes information on units, flight times, time since overhaul, etc. from acceptance by USN until stricken from USN register. Material consists of five major sets: Aircraft, 1911-1949 (all aircraft, all records); Stricken Aircraft, 1949-1962 (records for aircraft removed from USN inventory during time period); Stricken Aircraft, Dec 1962-Jun 1965 (records for aircraft removed from USN inventory during time period); Active Aircraft, Dec 1962-Jun 1965 (records for aircraft still on USN inventory in Jun 1965); and Active Aircraft, Jun 1965 and subs. The records of active aircraft are in fiscal year groupings. The records are received by fiscal year as they are declassified. For the most part the aircraft purchased on Navy controlled contracts for supply under Lend-Lease or later similar defense aid programs are not included in these records. There are over 120 reels of 35 mm and over 60 reels of 16 mm microfilm holding these records.
Scope and Contents note:
In 1963 the Navy began microfilming the machine-printed AHCs for all stricken aircraft, resulting in 47 rolls of 35mm microfilm covering the 1950-1962 time period. The next year the Navy microfilmed the AHCs up through 1949 for all aircraft, resulting in 62 rolls of 35mm microfilm. With the transition to Fiscal Year activity reports the Navy microfilmed the AHCs for all aircraft stricken since the 1963 filming and for all aircraft active as of 1965, resulting in two sets of 16mm microfilm covering the period 1950-1965, one for the stricken aircraft (6 rolls) and one for active aircraft (13 rolls). From then on the activity records for each fiscal year were microfilmed on either 35mm or 16mm microfilm. In each case, loose AHCs were microfilmed in BuNo. order and computer-generated listings (either printout or direct to microfilm) were sorted in BuNo. order. The following table summarizes the film sets and microfilm types:

SeriesRecord TypeRollsFilm Size1949records 1911-1949, all aircraft (handwritten AHCs)6235mm1962records 1950-1962, aircraft stricken 1950-1962 (machine AHCs)4735mm1965records 1950-1965, aircraft stricken 1962-1965 (machine AHCs)616mm1965arecords 1950-1965, aircraft active as of 1965 (machine AHCs)1316mm1966records for FY1966, all active aircraft (FY AHCs)735mm1967records for FY1967, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)635mm1968records for FY1968, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)635mm1969records for FY1969, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)416mm1970records for FY1970, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)416mm1971records for FY1971, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)316mm1972records for FY1972, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)316mm1973records for FY1973, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1974records for FY1974, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)316mm1975records for FY1975, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1976records for FY1976, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1976trecords for FY197T, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)116mm1977records for FY1977, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1978records for FY1978, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1979records for FY1979, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1980records for FY1980, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1981records for FY1981, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1982records for FY1982, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1983records for FY1983, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1984records for FY1984, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1985records for FY1985, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm1986records for FY1986, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)216mm

The NASM holdings of these records consist of duplicate copies of the microfilm through FY1986, comprising 128 rolls of 35mm microfilm and 63 rolls of 16mm microfilm. The series identifications were assigned by NASM during the preparation of this finding aid to make explicit the different dates and record types included in the microfilm. The note "NASM M###" gives the roll identification assigned by the National Air and Space Museum in the 1960s when all microfilm held by NASM was sequentially numbered regardless of collection; these numbers are included for historical purposes and are cross-referenced in M-number order in Appendix 1 (page 12). More information regarding Navy Aircraft History Cards, and naval aviation in general, please contact the United States Navy at:

Naval History and Heritage Command, Archives Branch | 805 Kidder Breese St., SE | Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060 | https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/naval-aviation-history/aircraft-history-cards.html
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I: 1949 - records 1911-1949, all aircraft (handwritten AHCs) Series II: 1962 - records 1950-1962, aircraft stricken 1950-1962 (machine AHCs) Series III: 1965 - records 1950-1965, aircraft stricken 1962-1965 (machine AHCs) Series IV: 1965a - records 1950-1965, aircraft active as of 1965 (machine AHCs) Series V: 1966 - records for FY1966, all active aircraft (FY AHCs) Series VI: 1967 - records for FY1967, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series VII: 1968 - records for FY1968, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series VIII: 1969 - records for FY1969, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series IX: 1970 - records for FY1970, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series X: 1971 - records for FY1971, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XI: 1972 - records for FY1972, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XII: 1973 - records for FY1973, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XIII: 1974 - records for FY1974, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XIV: 1975 - records for FY1975, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XV: 1976 - records for FY1976, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XVI: 1976t - records for FY197T, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Sereis XVII: 1977 - records for FY1977, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XVIII: 1978 - records for FY1978, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XIX: 1979 - records for FY1979, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XX: 1980 - records for FY1980, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XXI: 1981 - records for FY1981, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XXII: 1982 - records for FY1982, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XXIII: 1983 - records for FY1983, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XXIV: 1984 - records for FY1984, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XXV: 1985 - records for FY1985, all active aircraft (FY computer printout) Series XXVI: 1986 - records for FY1986, all active aircraft (FY computer printout)
Biographical/Historical note:
Since the United States Navy began to acquire aircraft before World War I it has maintained a variety of records relating to the aircraft in its inventory. From 1913 on it recorded information about individual aircraft added to the inventory from its being accepted until stricken from the list. Such records have had a number of official names --Aircraft Record, Aircraft History Card, etc --but are most commonly called "Aircraft History Cards." Originally the records were compiled by hand, but in 1950 the Navy converted its record-keeping system entirely to electronic methods.

Aircraft History Cards do not record the complete history and activity of an individual aircraft. They do not include information about missions or crews, nor do they record exact locations or manners of loss. Rather, they serve as a compilation of the locations and assigned units of the aircraft at set inventory times or as a record of transfers between locations or units. The type of information included and its presentation changes over time and falls into two main groups:

through December 1949

This period actually covers several different styles of record cards, but all are hand-written. The cards themselves are all preprinted and have various Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) form numbers and titles. The earliest, the "Aircraft Record," followed the aircraft through production to acceptance, then listed shipment information and trouble reports until the aircraft was stricken from the Navy list. Later, unnamed, forms continued this presentation until c.1939 when the Aircraft History Card (AHC) began to come into use (the transition is not uniform). The AHC recorded the location and unit assignment of the aircraft at the end-of-month inventory period and recorded dates of transfer in and out of the unit. Unfortunately, no inventory information was recorded for most aircraft for the late-1943 through mid-1944 period. Lend-lease aircraft purchased under Navy contract for delivery to allied powers were not recorded unless and until they returned to U.S. Navy custody. The AHC remained the standard record form until the end of 1949.

January 1950 and October 1986

Beginning in 1950, the Navy changed the format of the AHC and began to utilize electronic equipment to maintain its inventory records. From 1950 on AHCs were machine printed and recorded each transfer or change of status. Each such entry included location and unit assignment as before, but now also included aircraft status, flying time, number of landings, and age. In Fiscal Year 1966 1 (1 July 1965 to 30 June 1966) the Navy changed to a smaller (punch card sized) card listing only the activity for one aircraft during that fiscal year only. Beginning in FY1967, instead of printing the activity information on separate cards for each aircraft, the Navy printed out a single listing for all aircraft showing all the activity during the Fiscal Year, sorted by aircraft BuAer Number (BuNo.) and date. The printouts were in the same format as the machine-printed AHCs, but only contained the activity for a single year. In the mid 1980s the Navy did away with printouts entirely and printed the Fiscal Year activity directly to microfilm.

October 1986 and subsequent

According to the Naval Historical Center, the inventory records after the beginning of Fiscal Year 1987 (1 October 1986) are apparently available only in the Navy's on-line systems. As of this writing no hard-copy versions of these records are available.

1 Until 1976, the United States government fiscal year ran 1 July to 30 June. In 1976, the fiscal year was changed to run 1 October to 30 September. The three-month period between 30 June 1976 (end of FY76) and 1 October 1976 (start of FY77) was designated Fiscal Year 197T (for transitional).
Provenance:
Department of the Navy, Transfer, NASM.XXXX.0462
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aircraft history cards  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfilms
Citation:
United States Navy Aircraft History Cards, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0462, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0462
See more items in:
United States Navy Aircraft History Cards (Microfilm)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0462
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Alfred Victor Verville Papers

Source:
Buhl (Buhl-Verville Aircraft Co, Buhl Aircraft Co)  Search this
Creator:
Verville, Alfred V.  Search this
Verville Aircraft Company  Search this
Former owner:
Buhl (Buhl-Verville Aircraft Co, Buhl Aircraft Co)  Search this
Names:
Sperry Co.  Search this
Extent:
53.375 Linear feet (102 containers: 89 legal size document boxes, 2 shoeboxes, 10 flatboxes, 1 large format folder)
5 Film reels (1 35mm, two 16mm, and 2 8mm films)
50.008 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Film reels
Date:
1886-1969
Summary:
This collection contains Verville's personal papers. The material relates mainly to his various aeronautical concerns as well as his involvement with military aviation. The collection includes a large number of photos tracing the development of Curtiss aircraft and Naval Aviation, and especially documenting the design, construction, and flights of a replica of the Navy's first aircraft, the Curtiss A-1 'Triad', built under Verville's direction by the Bureau of Aeronautics to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of Naval Aviation in 1961. Also included are a large number of blueprints and photos of Verville-designed aircraft, especially those developed by the Verville Aircraft Co. in 1928 - 1931
Scope and Contents:
Contents of this collection include blueprints, drawings, technical manuals, reference material, correspondence, financial information, event programs, photographs, newspapers and clippings, magazines, pamphlets, brochures, journals, books.

The researcher should note that the collection also contains 35mm, 16mm and 8mm films. These films are not included in the container list but a NASM Archives staff person can assist you regarding access.
Arrangement:
Organized into series:

SERIES 1: Correspondence

SERIES 2: Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (IAS) - Navy National Naval Aviation Meeting 1961 commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Naval Aviation in San Diego CA featuring the A-1 Replica

SERIES 3: Technical Materials

SERIES 4: Drawings

SERIES 5: Other Papers

SERIES 6: Publications

SERIES 7: Photographs

SERIES 8: Scrapbooks, Oversize Materials

This collection was arranged at the time of processing to better reflect its main areas of subject matter as there was very little original order preserved. Original folder titles were kept when they appeared; archivists' folder titles are in brackets. Archivist's description appears below folder titles.
Biographical / Historical:
Alfred Victor Verville (1890-1970), aviation pioneer and aircraft designer, was responsible for a number of important inventions in aircraft design, including welded-steel-frame fuselages and retractable landing gear. He began work with the Curtiss Aeroplane Co in 1914 and, by the end of World War I had moved through a number of manufacturers, including Curtiss (1914), T-M Airplane Co (1915), General Airplane Co (1915-17), and Fisher Body Corp, Airplane Division (1917-18). In 1918 he became involved in military aviation at the United States Army Air Corp Engineering Division, McCook Field , OH (1918-25) and served as advisor to Colonel William Mitchell during his inspection trip to Europe (1922). In 1925 he co-founded the Buhl-Verville Aircraft Co (1925-27) before striking out on his own with the Verville Aircraft Co (1928-31). Through the 1930s and 1940s he acted in a number of capacities, including periods as a consultant (1932, 1939-41); at the Bureau of Air Commerce, United States Department of Commerce (1933-36); Douglas Aircraft (1937-38); Curtiss Wright Corp (1941-42), Snead Aircraft, Technical Division (1942); and Drexel Aviation Co (1942-45). In 1945 he served as a member of the Naval Technical Mission to Europe and later joined the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics (1946-61). He retired in 1961, but continued to support aviation and aeronautics until his death.
Provenance:
Alfred Verville, gift, 1954
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Verville Aircraft  Search this
Alfred V. Verville  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Buhl-Verville Aircraft Co  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Alfred Victor Verville Papers, Acc. XXXX-0173, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0173
See more items in:
Alfred Victor Verville Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0173
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Thomas Towle Ford Tri-Motor Collection

Creator:
Towle, Thomas, 1887-  Search this
Names:
Ford Motor Company. Airplane Division  Search this
Island Airways  Search this
Towle, Thomas, 1887-  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Reports
Drawings
Photographs
Pamphlets
Clippings
Date:
1921-1967
bulk 1925-1926
bulk 1953-1967
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material gathered by Towle to support his claim as the designer of the Ford Tri-Motor. The material consists of the following: newspaper and magazine articles; pamphlets; photographs pertaining to the history of the aircraft and its role in early air transportation; drawings; early flight test reports; technical notes relating to early Tri-Motor models; a short autobiography and resumeof Towle; and assorted postcards, stamps, articles, and so forth relating to Island Airways, an airline still flying Ford Tri-Motors
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Towle (1897- ) was a mechanical engineer and main designer of the Ford Tri-Motor. Following graduation from Yale University (1920) Towle worked as an engineer for a number of aircraft companies, including Dayton-Wright (1921-22), Martin (1922-23), Aeromarine (1923-24), and Stout Metal Airplane Co (1924-25) before joining Ford Motor Company's Airplane Division (1925-27). While at Ford, Towle designed a three-motored aircraft to replace the Stout 'Air Pullman:, the rights to which Ford purchased with Stout in 1925. Towle left Ford in 1927 to form his own company, Towle Marine Aircraft (1927) and Towle Aircraft Company (1928-32). In 1933 Towle joined Monocoupe and later moved to Lambert Aircraft (1933-35) before leaving the aircraft industry.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Tom Towle, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0102, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Ford Tri-Motor Family  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Reports
Drawings
Photographs
Pamphlets
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0102
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0102

Flight Safety Foundation Collection [Lederer]

Creator:
Lederer, Jerome, 1902-  Search this
Names:
Flight Safety Foundation  Search this
Lederer, Jerome, 1902-  Search this
Extent:
9.72 Cubic feet ((8 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Posters
Pamphlets
Reports
Date:
1925-1965
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of FSF material from Lederer's tenure as FSF. The material consists of safety pamphlets, accident investigation reports, correspondence, and memos published or received by FSF, as well as papers, letters, pamphlets, and bulletins addressed to or used by Lederer. The collection also includes CAB Safety Bulletins, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, NASA, and Department of Commerce technical and scientific reports. There is a series of safety posters made by American Airlines dating back to the 1950's.
Biographical / Historical:
The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), founded in 1945, is dedicated to improving safety in aviation. The FSF advises airlines on accident investigation, airport safety, operational precautions, and safety in weather forecasting. Jerome F. Lederer (1902-?) was an aeronautical engineer with degrees from New York University (BS, 1924; MS, 1925). After working for the United States Air Mail Service (Aeronautical Engineer 1926-27; Director of Aeronautical Technology 1927-29), Aeronautical Insurance Underwriters (Chief Engineer 1929-40), and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) (Director, Safety Bureau 1940-42; Airline War Training Institute 1942-44), he joined FSF as Technical Director 1948-67). Following his tenure at FSF, Lederer moved to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (Director of Manned Space Flight Safety 1967-70; Director of Safety 1970-72) and the Institute for Safety and Systems Management, University of Southern California (Adjunct Professor 1974- ).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Jerome Lederer?, gift, unknown, XXXX-0410, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft accidents  Search this
Aeronautics -- Safety measures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Posters
Pamphlets
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0410
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0410

United States Supersonic Transport Program (Friedman) Collection

Creator:
Friedman, Robert K.  Search this
Names:
American Supersonic Transport Program  Search this
Boeing Company  Search this
Concorde  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Friedman, Robert K.  Search this
Extent:
5.45 Cubic feet ((5 records center boxes) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Charts
Audiotapes
Posters
Press releases
Reports
Date:
1960-1975
bulk 1962-1965
Scope and Contents:
This collection is the files of Robert K. Friedman (Chief, FAA SST Support Division) on the development of commercial SST capability in the United States. The material consists primarily of technical and research reports, but also press releases, marketing procedures, proposals, assessment and evaluation reports on the entire SST program. The collection also includes material on foreign and U. S. military research, applications of supersonics and sonic booms and marketing and presentation material from Lockheed, Boeing, North American and Convair. This collection also has miscellaneous items including copies of the first FAA anti-hijacking poster, seven open reel audio tapes (one on SST program, six on hijacking), and a set of charts used for demonstration and training on management of aircraft design and procurement.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States' Supersonic Transport (SST) program was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1963. The program aimed for a Mach 2+ aircraft capable of carrying c.300 passengers with intercontinental range. The US aimed to outstrip the British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde and Soviet Tu 144 programs through the use of advanced technology and materials. By the late 1960s contracts had been let to prime contractors Boeing (airframe) and General Electric (engines) but the program was four to five years behind the European and Soviet efforts, which had graduated to supersonic flight testing while the US program had yet to pass beyond the mockup stage. In 1971 the slow pace of technical; development, environmental concerns, high costs, and questions over the commercial feasibility of the aircraft led Congress to cancel the program.
Provenance:
Robert K. Friedman, Gift, 1987, 1987-0130, not NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Concorde, Production Airframe  Search this
Aeronautics -- Safety measures  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
High-speed aeronautics  Search this
Tupolev Tu-144 Charger Family  Search this
Hijacking of aircraft  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Charts
Audiotapes
Posters
Press releases
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0130
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0130

J. C. B. Tinling/Power Jets, Inc. Collection

Creator:
Power Jets, Ltd  Search this
Names:
Tinling, J .C. B.  Search this
Whittle, Frank, Sir, 1907-  Search this
Williams, R. Dudley  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Photographs
Articles
Date:
1930-1987
bulk [ca. 1930s-1940s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of corporate records, magazine articles, photographs and a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on Power Jets, Ltd. Most of the material in the collection also relates to Frank Whittle and his accomplishments. Included are some of Whittle's writings and the agreements he signed for Power Jets.
Biographical / Historical:
J.C.B. Tinling, an ex-RAF pilot, was directly involved with the work of Sir Frank Whittle, inventor of the first British turbojet engine. Tinling, along with R. Dudley Williams, initiated Power Jets, Ltd., a company incorporated in 1936 to develop Whittle's jet engine ideas.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Charles and Barbara Kahn, Jr., gift, 1991, 1991-0032, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Jet propulsion  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Photographs
Articles
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0032
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0032
Additional Online Media:

United States Supersonic Transport Program Collection [Vierling]

Creator:
Vierling, Bernard J.  Search this
Names:
American Supersonic Transport Program  Search this
Boeing Company  Search this
Concorde  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
United Aircraft Corporation. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division  Search this
Vierling, Bernard J.  Search this
Extent:
11.99 Cubic feet ((11 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Programs
Photographs
Minutes
Newsletters
Financial records
Reports
Brochures
Date:
1952-1979
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the files of Bernard J. Vierling (Deputy Director, FAA Office of SST Development, 1965-69; Acting Director, 1969-71). The material consists primarily of in-depth documents, brochures, reports, and studies pertaining to the SST proposals from Boeing, Lockheed, and associated bid contractors General Electric and Pratt & Whitney. Also included is material on sonic boom research, congressional funding, private funding, and congressional and civilian antagonists, such as Senator Proxmire and Dr. Shurcliff, as well as the Anglo-French Concorde and Russian Tu144 SST programs. The collection also includes newsletters, executive committee papers, executive board activities and minutes of meetings, financial reports, awards, banquet programs, and photographs pertaining to Vierling's involvement the National Aviation Club from 1952 through 1972.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States' Supersonic Transport (SST) program was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1963. The program aimed for a Mach 2+ aircraft capable of carrying c.300 passengers with intercontinental range. The US aimed to outstrip the British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde and Soviet Tu -144 programs through the use of advanced technology and materials. By the late 1960s contracts had been let to prime contractors Boeing (airframe) and General Electric (engines) but the program was four to five years behind the European and Soviet efforts, which had graduated to supersonic flight testing while the US program had yet to pass beyond the mockup stage. In 1971 the slow pace of technical; development, environmental concerns, high costs, and questions over the commercial feasibility of the aircraft led Congress to cancel the program.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Bernard J. Vierling?, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0144, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Sonic boom  Search this
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
High-speed aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Tupolev Tu-144 Charger Family  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Concorde, Production Airframe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs
Photographs
Minutes
Newsletters
Financial records
Reports
Brochures
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0144
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0144

James V. Martin Scrapbook

Creator:
Martin, James Vernon, 1885-1956  Search this
Names:
Aeromarine Plane & Motor Co  Search this
Harvard Aeronautical Society  Search this
Harvard Boston Aero Meet  Search this
Manufacturers Aircraft Association  Search this
Martin Aeroplane Co (Martin, James Vernon)  Search this
Martin Aeroplane Factory (Martin, James Vernon)  Search this
United States. Merchant Marine  Search this
Martin, James Vernon, 1885-1956  Search this
Martin, Lilly Irvine  Search this
Extent:
0.56 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1910-1956
bulk 1910-1916
Summary:
This scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings and photos of James V. Martin's aviation exploits, 1910-1916. of the 1910 - 1916 era.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists mainly of newspaper clippings, and photos of his exploits of the 1910 - 1916 era. Among these are his proposed crossing of the Atlantic in 1912, aerial bombing demonstrations, invention of the Martin Aerodynamic Stabilizer, and early form of autopilot. Also included are newspaper clippings of his wife, Lilly Irvine Martin, who was reported to be the first woman aviator to fly solo.
Arrangement:
No arrangement, just one item.
Biographical / Historical:
James Vernon Martin (1885-1956) was an aviator and inventor during the early days of aviation. He joined the Merchant Marine (1900) before attending the University of Virginia and Harvard (graduate degree, 1912). While at Harvard he organized the Harvard Aeronautical Society (1910), served as its first director, and, through the Society, organized the first international air meet in the United States (1910). He traveled to England in January 1911 for flight training and received Royal Aero Club F.A.I. Certificate #55. After returning to the U.S. in June 1911, he traveled the exhibition circuit (1911-13) before rejoining the Merchant Marine as commander of USS Lake Frey (1914). During 1915 he flew flight test for the Aeromarine Co. In 1917, he formed the Martin Aeroplane Company in Elyria, OH on the strength of nine aeronautical patents, including his automatic stabilizer (1916) and retractable landing gear (1916). In 1920 he moved the concern to Dayton, OH as Martin Enterprises and offered free use of his patents to the American aeronautical industry. He moved to Garden City (Long Island), NY in 1922, called the company the Martin Aeroplane Factory, and, two years later, sued the United States government and the Manufacturers Aeronautical Association, claiming that they conspired to monopolize the aviation industry. The suit was dismissed in 1926, but Martin continued to press his claims of collusion through the 1930s. During World War II he again returned to the sea, commanding a troop transport in the Pacific. Afterwards he tried to raise interest in a large catamaran flying boat, the Martin 'Oceanplane', but failed in the face of the growth in commercial trans-ocean service by conventional aircraft.
Provenance:
Mrs. E. John, Gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0236, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
James V. Martin Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0236, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0236
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0236
Additional Online Media:

George A. Page Jr. Collection

Creator:
Page, George Augustus, Jr., 1892-1983  Search this
Names:
Aeromarine Plane & Motor Co  Search this
Aeronca (Aeronautical Corp of America)  Search this
American Trans Oceanic Co  Search this
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Heinrich Aeroplane Co, Inc  Search this
Moisant Monoplane Co  Search this
Page, George Augustus, Jr., 1892-1983  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Correspondence
Logs (records)
Publications
Clippings
Date:
1921-1977
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material documenting Page's aviation career: membership cards and licenses; log books; newspaper and magazine articles; biographical material; and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
George Augustus Page (1892-1983) was an Early Bird and a pioneer aircraft designer. Page was issued his pilot's license in 1914 and went on to became an aeronautical engineer despite the fact that he had no formal training. Page began his aeronautical design career by working for small aviation companies -- Aeromarine Plane and Motor Co., Heinrich Aeroplane Company, Inc, and Moisant. Besides a brief time in 1919-1921, when Page was a mechanic and pilot for American Trans Oceanic Co. -- an early airline operation between Miami and Cuba, Page worked for Curtiss-Wright Air Plane Division from 1917 to 1951. Curtiss-Wright hired Page as director of engineering and in this position he directed production of 130 types of aircraft. One of Page's most famous designs was the C46 cargo plane use in the India-Burma-ChinaTheater during World War II. Page left Curtiss-Wright in 1951 to work for Aeronca, Inc.
Provenance:
Estate of George Page, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0126
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Logs (records)
Publications
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0126
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0126

Curtiss-Wright Photography [Tucker]

Creator:
Tucker, Cecil  Search this
Names:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Corrigan, Douglas, 1907-  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Thomas, Lowell  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet ((5 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1930s-1940s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 125 black and white photographs that Tucker collected during his tenure at Curtiss-Wright. The photographs include the following Curtiss-Wright aircraft: the Curtiss-Wright Robin, including "Wrong-Way" Corrigan's aircraft; the Curtiss-Wright Kingbird, built for the Marine Corps; the Curtiss-Wright Condor, including images of the Condor T-32 built for the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, the two Condors modified for the Navy for use by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as the Condors sold to Eastern Airlines, Switzerland, and Argentina; and the Curtiss-Wright AT-9, CW-19R, and CW-22B. Famous individuals pictured include: Amelia Earhart, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lowell Thomas, the famous radio broadcaster. Also of interest are a few images of aircraft with Latin and South American insignia.
Biographical / Historical:
Cecil Tucker worked for Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri,from 1928 until 1945. Tucker started as a wire man and worked his way up to the Assistant Superintendent of Factory Administration for the St. Louis plant.
Provenance:
Paul B. Tucker, gift, 2000, 2000-0033
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Curtiss Robin Family  Search this
Curtiss Kingbird Family (Model 55)  Search this
Curtiss Condor Family  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0033
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0033

Daisy Mae Miller Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation Uniform Photographs

Creator:
Miller, Daisy Mae, 1894-1977  Search this
Names:
Wright-Martin Aircraft Co  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
Circa 1918
Summary:
This collection consists of a page from a photo album featuring three photographs of Daisy Mae Miller dressed in her Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation uniform. The page also contains information written by Miller about her time working for Wright-Martin.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a page from a photo album featuring three photographs of Daisy Mae Miller dressed in her Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation uniform. The page also contains information written by Miller about her time working for Wright-Martin.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1916 the Wright Company merged with the Glenn L. Martin Company to form the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation. Wright-Martin was initially located in New Brunswick, New Jersey and in 1918 a second factory was opened in Long Island City, New York. The company produced aircraft, including the Wright-Martin Model R and Wright-Martin Model V. Wright-Martin also held the American license to produce Hispano-Suiza engines, the demand for which increased dramatically during World War I causing the company to shift focus to engine manufacture. Wright-Martin was dissolved in 1919.

Daisy Mae Miller (1894-1977) worked for Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation in their Long Island City facility.
Provenance:
Janet St. Pierre, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0033
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Citation:
Daisy Mae Miller Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation Uniform Photographs, NASM.2019.0033, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0033
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0033
Additional Online Media:

Travel Air Negatives

Creator:
Travel Air Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Names:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Travel Air Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Beech, Walter  Search this
Cessna, Clyde  Search this
Stearman, Lloyd, 1898-1975  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Articles
Photographs
Negatives
Date:
1925-1942
bulk 1925-1929
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of negatives and photographs relating to Travel Air. The material includes a history of Travel Air written in 1929, as well as several magazine articles about the company. The bulk of the material consists of photographs of commercial aircraft manufactured by Travel Air.
Biographical / Historical:
Travel Air Company was founded in Wichita, KS, in 1925 by Walter Beech, Llloyd Stearman, and Clyde Cessna. Although Stearman and Cessna left in 1927 to found Stearman Company and Cessna Aircraft Company, respectively, by 1929, Travel Air was the largest producer of commercial aircraft in the United States. In that year Travel Air was bought by Curtiss Wright Corp., but it continued to expand as a division of Curtiss Wright. Beech left the firm in 1932 to found Beech Aircraft and Travel Air was eventually absorbed into the larger manufacturer.
Provenance:
Beech Aircraft Corp., Gift, 1985, XXXX-0197
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Photographs
Negatives
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0197
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0197

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