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United States Army Around the World Trip (Leslie Arnold) Collection

Creator:
Arnold, Leslie P.  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service  Search this
Arnold, Leslie P.  Search this
Extent:
1.32 Cubic feet (2 legal document boxes and 1 flatbox)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Maps
Diaries
Date:
1924
Summary:
In 1924, as a lieutenant in the Army Air Service, Leslie P. Arnold was a crew member in one of the three Army planes that flew 27,000 miles around the world in 175 days. This collection consists of Leslie Arnold's handwritten diary and annotated navigational charts of the journey as well as a scrapbook with images of the trip including the aircraft, gasoline tanks, pilot crew, and air-to air shots.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Leslie Arnold's handwritten diary and annotated navigational charts of the journey. The collection also contains the following: an autographed photograph; a Signal Corps message; an advertisement for Mobil oil; a page from 'Illustrated Current News;' and a black scrapbook with images of the trip including the aircraft, gasoline tanks, pilot crew, and air-to air shots. Some of the photographs in the scrapbook are snapshots while others were taken by news agencies.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1924, as a lieutenant in the Army Air Service, Leslie P. Arnold was a crew member in one of the three Army planes that flew 27,000 miles around the world in 175 days. Arnold joined the Army in 1917 where he served for eleven years. During his service, he spent time in France during World War I and was part of General William Mitchell's group that conducted tests to prove that battleships could be sunk by aerial bombardment. After the 1924 trip, Arnold worked for a variety of airlines: Transcontinental Air Transport; Pennsylvania Central Airlines and Eastern Air Lines.
Provenance:
Leslie Arnold?, Gift?, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0518.
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:
Douglas World Cruiser (DWC)  Search this
Endurance flights  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Aeronautics -- Flights  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Flights around the world  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Maps
Diaries
Citation:
United States Army Around the World Trip (Leslie Arnold) Collection, NASM.XXXX.0518, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0518
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United States Army Around the World Trip (Leslie Arnold) Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0518

Edward J. Steichen World War II Navy Photographs Collection

Creator:
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
United States. Navy -- Aviation  Search this
United States. Navy. Naval Photographic Institute  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1941-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 442 copy photographs including color dye coupler photo transparencies and silver gelatin photo-negatives which document U.S. Navy aircraft and aviation activities during World War II. They include aerial combat, aircraft carrier landings and takeoffs, bombings, explosions, flights, and signal exchanges. Aircraft shown include a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, Douglas SBD Dauntless, and Grumman F6F Hellcat. There are photographs of aircraft carriers including details of bridges and flight decks, as well as images of ships in dry dock, a task force, and one image of Pearl Harbor in 1944.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward J. Steichen (1879-1973) was a prominent photographer during both World War I and World War II. During World War I he commanded the photographic division of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces, where he learned aerial photography. During World War II Steichen served as director of the U.S. Naval Photographic Institute, overseeing all combat photography, and organized the 'Road to Victory' and 'Power in the Pacific' exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). From 1947 to 1962 he directed MOMA's Department of Photography.
General:
The original negatives to this collection are housed at the National Archives.
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, Unknown, unknown, XXXX-0553, 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:
Air warfare  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver Family  Search this
Douglas SBD Dauntless Family  Search this
Grumman F6F Hellcat Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0553
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0553

Alaska Aviation Photographs [Wandling]

Creator:
Wandling, Ada  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
Circa 1924-1930
Summary:
This collection consists of photographs taken by Ada Wandling of aviation activity in Alaska during the 1920s.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of photographs taken by Ada Wandling of aviation activity in Alaska during the 1920s. There are both negatives and prints, and there are some duplicates. There are five black and white negatives and two black and white prints, each measuring approximately 3.5 by 6 inches, of five different images of the Douglas World Cruiser (DWC) aircraft taken in Seward, Alaska in 1924. There are also seven black and white prints of three different images, measuring approximately 3 by 1.75 inches each, of a Travel Air Model BW (Model 4000) (J-4 Whirlwind) that has crash landed in Alaska. It is possibly the Travel Air Model BW Anchorage No. 2 flown by Russel Hyde Merrill for Anchorage Air Transport, Incorporated. The collection also contains a 3 by 1.75 inch black and white negative showing a Western Air Express Boeing Model 204 on the water in an unknown location.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
In July 1923, the U. S. Army Air Service disclosed that it intended to attempt a global flight the following year. Four specially built aircraft were commissioned from the Douglas Aircraft Company. The World Cruisers, as they were called, were christened the Seattle, the Chicago, the Boston, and the New Orleans. The four aircraft departed from Seattle, Washington, in April 1924 to begin their flight. Only the New Orleans and the Chicago completed the arduous 44,085 km (27,553 mi) flight. It took 175 days, with a flying time of 371 hours and 11 minutes.

Ada Wandling was living in Alaska during the time of the Douglas World Cruiser (DWC) world flight. She took photographs that documented their stop in Seward, Alaska, as well as other aviation events happening in the state.
Provenance:
Barbara Jones, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0056
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  Search this
Douglas World Cruiser (DWC)  Search this
Citation:
Alaska Aviation Photographs [Wandling], NASM.2019.0056, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0056
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0056
Additional Online Media:

Ramon D. Fobes Collection

Creator:
Fobes, Ramon D.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Container:
Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Menus
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1946-1954
Summary:
Ramon D. Fobes collected a few items during his travels circa 1946-1954 while on active duty with the US Army. This collection contains six 35mm color slides of military aircraft at US bases in Puerto Rico, the Pacific, and Korea, and two items of ephemera Fobes probably picked up on his 1947 trip to Japan: a menu and a Naval Air Transport pamphlet.
Scope and Contents:
This small collection contains six 35mm color slides of military aircraft at US bases in Puerto Rico, the Pacific, and Korea, and two items of ephemera Fobes probably picked up on his 1947 trip to Japan: a menu from the Army Air Forces Air Transport Command (Pacific Division) Terminal Restaurant at Hickham Field, Oahu, Hawaii; and a pamphlet issued by US Navy Naval Air Transport Squadron 3 (VR-3) providing information to passengers travelling aboard their "Nonstop Hot Shot" coast-to-coast transport service flights between Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Ramon D. Fobes enrolled in the Vermont National Guard while attending college in Burlington, and was commissioned in June 1925. Fobes retained his inactive military status, so when he was called up for World War II he entered active duty with the US Army as a first lieutenant. By 1944, he had been promoted to rank of Captain, and was assigned to Antiaircraft Artillery; he spent the whole of the war in the continental United States. After the war he made at least two trips to Japan (in 1946 and 1947), passing through Hickham Field, Hawaii, en route. From March 2 through May 23, 1951, Fobes (now a Major) was assigned to temporary duty with the 63rd Antiaircraft Artillery Missile Battalion, and was at Fort Clayton (Panama Canal Zone) and Camp Tortuguero (Puerto Rico). In late 1953 to 1954, Fobes was stationed with the 739th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion, 10th AAA Group, near Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Provenance:
Ramon D. Fobes, Gift, 2017, NASM.2017.0027.
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:
Douglas C-54 Skymaster Family  Search this
Douglas DC-3  Search this
Bases and Installations, Hawaii, Hickam  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Menus
Photographs
Citation:
Ramon D. Forbes Collection, Acc. NASM.2017.0027, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0027
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Ramon D. Fobes Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0027
Additional Online Media:

Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) Photographs [Rice]

Names:
Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1941-1970
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 51 images of different aircraft boosted with JATO, including the following aircraft: Boeing B-47 Stratojet; a JATO boosted glider; United States Air Force Ercoupe; North American P-51 Mustang; Douglas A-20B Havoc; Douglas DC-9; Lockheed F-80; Lockheed P2V-6 (P-2F) Neptune; Douglas DC-3; North American L-17 Navion; Stearman Kaydet; Martin (Glenn L.) XB-51 (Model 234); Martin (Glenn L.) P5M (P-5); Consolidated PB2Y-3 Coronado; Douglas D-5882 Skyrocket; and Grumman F4F Wildcat. There are also photographs of the XLR1-AJ-1 JATO; JATO propelled boats and tanks; and a photograph of the personnel in charge of the flight test: Dr. Theodore Von Karman, Major P. H. Dane, W. B. Powell, Dr. F. J. Malina and Dr. M. Summerfield.
Biographical / Historical:
JATO is an acronym for Jet-fuel Assisted Take Off. It is a system for helping overloaded aircraft into the air by providing additional thrust in the form of small rockets.
Provenance:
Ed Rice, Gift
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 -- Assisted take-off  Search this
North American P-51A Mustang  Search this
Douglas A-20 Havoc Family  Search this
Douglas DC-9 Family  Search this
Douglas DC-3 Family  Search this
Consolidated PB2Y-3 Coronado  Search this
Grumman F4F Wildcat Family  Search this
Douglas D-558 Family  Search this
Boeing B-47Stratojet  Search this
Douglas D-5882 Skyrocket  Search this
Consolidated PB2Y-3 Coronadol  Search this
Martin (Glenn L.) P5M (P-5)  Search this
Martin (Glenn L.) XB-51 (Model 234)  Search this
North American L-17 Navion  Search this
Lockheed P2V-6 (P-2F) Neptune  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) Photographs [Rice], Accession 2010-0016, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0016
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0016
Additional Online Media:

Frederick J. Poats Color Photography Collection

Creator:
Poats, Frederick J.  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 118th Tactical Reconnaissance  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
November 1944 - December 1945
Summary:
This consists of twenty-six color photographs taken between November 1944 and December 1945 by Frederick J. Poats in India at Panagar Air Base, and in China at Chengkung, Hangchow, Laohwangping, Luichow, Shanghai, and Suichwan.
Scope and Contents:
This group of 26 color photographs were taken by Frederick J. Poats. Aircraft and a few personnel (Poats, Lt. Leroy Price, and some Chinese) are seen in India at Panagar Air Base, and in China at Chengkung, Hangchow, Laohwangping, Luichow, Shanghai, and Suichwan. Two photos show Lockheed P-38 Lightnings of the 449th Fighter Squadron (449FS). Two photos show Poats' North American P-51D Mustang "Lady Marion" (named for his girlfriend, who became his wife after the war). One photo shows a Consolidated F-7A (s/n 42-64102) of the 24th Combat Mapping Squadron. Other aircraft types depicted include: Lockheed F-5E Lightning, Douglas C-54 Skymaster, captured Japanese "Ida" (Tachikawa Ki-36) in Nationalist China markings, Curtiss C-46 Commando, Douglas C-47 Skytrain, and Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt.
Arrangement:
No arrangement.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick J. Poats joined the 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (118 TRS), 23rd Fighter Group (23 FG), in November 1944. He was stationed in Luliang, China, and assigned to temporary duty assignments with the 26th Fighter Squadron (26 FS) based in Chengkung until the 118 TRS had established themselves at a base in Suichwan, China. Poats was stationed with the 118 TRS from that point on. From World War II's end through mid-December 1945 Poats was involved with ferrying aircraft and materiel for the Chinese government as part of the "Diffenbaugh Project."
Provenance:
Frederick J. Poats, gift, circa 1984, NASM.XXXX.0595
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:
Lockheed P-38 Lightning Family  Search this
North American P-51D (F-51D) Mustang  Search this
Consolidated F-7A Liberator  Search this
Lockheed F-5E Lightning  Search this
Douglas C-54 Skymaster Family  Search this
Curtiss C-46 Commando Family  Search this
Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family  Search this
Tachikawa Ki-36 Ida  Search this
Tachikawa Ki-55 Ida  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- India  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Frederick J. Poats Color Photography Collection, NASM.XXXX.0595, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0595
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0595
Additional Online Media:

Douglas A-20 Havoc

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Douglas A-20 Havoc Family  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref1260

Douglas DC-6

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Douglas DC-6  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref1271

Douglas A-20 Havoc

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Douglas A-20 Havoc Family  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref728

Douglas C-54

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Douglas C-54 Skymaster Family  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref735

Douglas DC-2

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Douglas DC-2  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref740

Douglas DC-6

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Douglas DC-6  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref815

Mohawk Airlines Negatives [Smith]

Creator:
Smith, C. Hadley,, 1910-2004.  Search this
Names:
Mohawk Airlines  Search this
Extent:
0.21 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Place:
Ithaca (N.Y.)
Date:
bulk 1948-1965
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 250 images taken by C. Hadley Smith pertaining to Mohawk Airlines, and a few from their predecessor Robinson Aviation. The images are in negative format, and are mostly 4 by 5 inches, with some smaller formats occasionally mixed in. All images except one are black and white. The negatives are in individually numbered envelopes with a number scheme applied by Smith which is comprised of the date (year-month-day) and a shot number from that day. Some of the envelopes contain duplicate negatives or contact prints, and some contain two separate images. The images show Mohawk Airlines personnel; facilities; aircraft; passengers; and company events. Aircraft shown in the images include the Douglas DC-3, Convair 240 Convair-Liner, and Beech Bonanza 35. Two passengers of note that appear in the images are actress Shelley Winters and President Harry S. Truman.
Biographical / Historical:
Mohawk Airlines was founded in 1945 as Robinson Aviation and was based out of Ithaca Municipal Airport in New York. In 1948, the airline was certified as a local service carrier by the Civil Aeronautics Board and they were awarded numerous routes in the Mohawk Valley. At this time, the airline adopted the slogan "Route of the Air Chiefs" and began using a logo of a Native American on their aircraft. In 1952, the name was changed to Mohawk Airlines. By 1956, the airline had moved its corporate offices to Utica and the airline's operations base moved to Oneida County Airport in Whitestown, New York in 1958. Also in 1958, Mohawk employed the country's first African American flight attendant, Ruth Carol Taylor. Mohawk was responsible for a number of other firsts including being the first airline to used a centralized computer-based reservation service (1961), the first regional airline to used flight simulators (1965), and the first regional airline to fly jets (1965). Mohawk was purchased by Allegheny Airlines in 1972 which later became US Airways. US Airways merged with America West Airlines in 2005 and purchased American Airlines in 2015 and now operates under the American Airlines name and logo. C. Hadley Smith (1910-2004) began taking photographs at age five and received formal training in photography at the Patuxent River Naval Air Base where he served as a Photographer's Mate First Class during World War II. After the war, he began his career as a commercial photographer in Ithaca, New York. One of his clients was Robinson Aviation, later Mohawk Airlines.
Provenance:
Hadley Smith, Gift, 2017
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:
Douglas DC-3 Family  Search this
Convair 240 Convair-Liner  Search this
Beech Bonanza 35  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Citation:
Mohawk Airlines Negatives [Smith], Acc. 2017-0047, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0047
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0047

Apollo Milton Olin (A. M. O.) Smith Papers

Creator:
Smith, Apollo Milton Olin (A. M. O.), 1911-1997  Search this
Names:
Smith, Apollo Milton Olin (A. M. O.), 1911-1997  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic Feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Drawings
Photographs
Publications
Date:
1935-1981
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the significant writings of Smith, including writings relating to his contributions to boundary layer theory. The collection also includes Smith's notebooks and related photographs of his post-World War II on-site appraisal of Nazi aeronautical developments.
Biographical / Historical:
Apollo Milton Olin Smith (1911-1997), an aircraft designer and engineer known as 'AMO' for most of his life, was born in Columbia, Missouri. He began constructing gliders in high school and earned Masters Degrees in both Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from Caltech in 1938. After graduation, he began work for Douglas Aircraft, where he was to be employed until his retirement in 1975. His work for Douglas included wind tunnel testing of the A-20 bomber, performance analysis of the DC-5 and aerodynamic design of the A-26 light bomber. During a leave of absence from Douglas, he served as first chief engineer of the Aerojet Co. Smith's work in aerodynamics led to his participation in an important post-World War II mission to Germany, which revealed that country's developments in swept-wing design. AMO Smith's subsequent research would make him a leader in aerodynamics, especially regarding his contributions to boundary layer theory. He was the recipient of many honors and awards during his lifetime and was responsible for advances in research involving the use of rocket motors to assist takeoff (JATO) and the design of the D-558 Phase 1 airplane and the F4D Skyray.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Elisazbeth Krost Smith, Gift, 2000, 2000-0014, 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:
Aerodynamics  Search this
Airplanes -- Wings, Swept-back  Search this
Airplanes -- Jet propulsion  Search this
Airplanes -- Assisted take-off  Search this
Boundary layer  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Germany  Search this
Douglas F4D (F-6) Skyray Family  Search this
Douglas D-558 Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Drawings
Photographs
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0014

Republic Feeder Airlines Collection

Creator:
Republic Airlines  Search this
Names:
Air West  Search this
Bonanza Air Lines  Search this
Hughes Air West  Search this
North Central Airlines  Search this
Pacific Air Lines  Search this
Southern Airways  Search this
Southwest Airways  Search this
West Coast Airlines  Search this
Wisconsin Central Airlines  Search this
Extent:
7.63 Cubic Feet ((7 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Press releases
Newsletters
Reports
Maps
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1945-1983
bulk [ca. 1950s-1960s]
Scope and Contents:
The collection consisted of miscellaneous material, including annual reports for all companies, route maps, photographs of various aircraft used, and publicity stickers, stamps, and notices. Press releases and newsletters are held for some of the companies. Much of the collection of press releases, progress reports, and information packets centers on the Boeing 727 series, the Boeing 747SP series, and the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 series. This collection also includes Bonanza Air Lines negatives.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection consist of various materials belonging to a group of airlines that eventually came under Republic Airlines. The product of mergers, this airline found its start in the small, postwar feeder airlines of the Mid- and Southwest. The nine small companies that became Republic include: West Coast Airlines, Wisconsin Central Airlines, North Central Airlines, Southwest Airways, Southern Airways, Bonanza Air Lines, Pacific Air Lines, Air West, and finally, Hughes Air West.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Minnesota Historical Society, Gift, 1989, 1989-0134, 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:
Boeing 727 Family  Search this
Douglas DC-9 Family  Search this
Boeing 747SP (747-100SP)  Search this
Local service airlines  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Press releases
Newsletters
Reports
Maps
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0134
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0134

United States Navy Engineering Drawings on Microfilm

Creator:
United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer]  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer]  Search this
Extent:
69.84 Cubic Feet (776 microfilm cartons)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Microfilms
Manuals
Date:
[no dates]
Scope and Contents:
Included in this collection are drawings for the following aircraft: Douglas AD series, BTD-1 and F3D, Grumman F4F-3, F4F-4, F4F-7, F6F-3, F8F-1, Goodyear F2G-1, McDonnell FH-1, North American FJ-1, General Motors FM-1, FM-2, Chance-Vought F4U-1, F4U-4, F4U-5, F8U-1, OS2U, Beech GB-2, UC-43, Bell HSL-1, HTL-5, HTL-6, HUL-1, Grumman J2F, JRF, Naval Aircraft Factory N3N, Martin PBM, Consolidated PB2Y, PB4Y, Lockheed R7V-1, Curtiss SB2C, North American SNJ, General Motors TBM-3, Goodyear ZPG-3W and K type airship, as well as drawings of miscellaneous equipment, several incomplete microfilm sets, manufacturer specifications and technical documentation and manuals.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States Navy Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) maintained record copies of engineering drawings for aviation equipment operated by the Navy and microfilm copies of these drawings were created by the Drawings and Microfilm Section of BuAer's Maintenance Division for the use of the Navy. In the mid 1980s, a portion of this drawing collection was loaned to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) for processing by NASM personnel. In 1991, positive reference copies of microfilm, comprising some 3000 rolls, were loaned to NASM to assist in the processing of the hardcopy drawings and with the understanding that, should funding be available, NASM would duplicate the microfilm for its own collection as a "second security copy." The completion of the Archives II complex in College Park, MD in the 1990s allotted sufficient storage space to NARA's Cartographic and Architectural Branch for the RG72 drawing collection to be housed directly under NARA custody. As a result, NARA recalled its loan of the material, including the microfilm collection. The drawings were returned in 1994, but NARA granted an extension of the microfilm loan to allow NASM to duplicate portions of the collection which were relevant to NASM's artifact collection. The resulting 776 rolls of diazo 35mm film duplicates portions of microfilm contained in NARA RG72 and includes some records of the Drawings and Microfilm Section and Publications Section of BuAer's Maintenance Division.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NARA, unknown, 1994, 1994-0058, 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:
Grumman Aircraft Family  Search this
Douglas Aircraft Family  Search this
Goodyear Aircraft Family  Search this
McDonnell Aircraft Family  Search this
General Motors (Eastern) Aircraft Family  Search this
North American Aircraft Family  Search this
Vought Aircraft Family  Search this
Curtiss, General, Aircraft  Search this
Lockheed Aircraft Family  Search this
Consolidated Aircraft Family  Search this
Martin Aircraft Family  Search this
Naval Aircraft Factory Aircraft Family  Search this
Bell Aircraft Family  Search this
Beech Aircraft Family  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Microfilms
Manuals
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0058
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0058

Michael Webb Aircraft and Cockpit Photograph Collection

Creator:
Webb, Michael, 1951-1986  Search this
Extent:
1.35 Cubic Feet (3 legal document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
1977-1985
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 869 negatives, 343 transparencies and 539 photographic prints of aircraft and cockpit shots. These images are divided into the forty-three groups, which include the following aircraft: Boeing B-17 'Swoose,' B-29 'Enola Gay,' B-36, KC-97L; Cessna Citation; Convair T-29; Curtiss A-4E; Douglas C-124; Falcon 50; Fokker F-27; Grumman E-2 Tracer and HU-16 Albatros; Jetstar Cabin; Junkers JU-52 and JU-388; Kaman 16-B; Learjet 25, 35, 36, and 802; Lockheed C-130; North American F-100 Simulator; Piper J-3 Cub; Providence Airline Corp CV-240; and Sabre 40. There is also a folder of correspondence between Webb and individuals / repositories regarding aircraft photography.
Biographical / Historical:
Michael Webb (1951-1986) was first an architectural photographer, but from 1977 until his death became focused exclusively on aviation photography.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mary Urbahn Lanman, Gift, 1994, 1994-0052, 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, Military  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Boeing B-17D Flying Fortress "Swoose"  Search this
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter  Search this
Cessna 500/600 Citation Series  Search this
Convair T-29 Family  Search this
Curtiss A-4 (AH-4)  Search this
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II Family  Search this
Dassault Mystere/Falcon (Mystery) 50  Search this
Fokker F.27 Friendship Family  Search this
Grumman UF Albatross Family  Search this
Junkers Ju 52 (Single Engine) Family  Search this
Junkers Ju 388 Family  Search this
Kaman K-16B V/STOL Amphibian  Search this
Learjet 25 Series  Search this
Learjet 35 Series  Search this
Learjet 36 Series  Search this
Lockheed C-130 Hercules Family  Search this
Piper J-3 Cub Family  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0052
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0052

United States Army Around the World Flight (1924) Collection

Creator:
United States. Army. Air Service  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Logs (records)
Clippings
Correspondence
Memoranda
Date:
1920-1925
Scope and Content:
This collection consists of correspondence, memos, newspaper articles and logbooks concerning the flight.
Arrangement:
The documents on the microfilm are only arranged by Record Groups and not chronologically. The material covers correspondence, memos, newspaper articles, logbooks, descriptions of the Douglas World Cruiser (DWC) aircraft, memos dealing with permission to overfly and photograph foreign countries, the flight route, pilot selection, aircraft selection, equipment and weather forecasts. The decision was made during the processing to arrange the photocopied documents by subject and then chronologically.
Historical note:
In 1924, the U.S. Army Air Service decided to attempt an around the world flight to prove that the airplane was a valuable and viable method of transportation and could therefore have a great impact on the world's future. The Douglas Aircraft Company was commissioned by the Army Air Service to build an aircraft for the flight. The result was the Douglas O-5 Observation Seaplane, which was referred to in 1924 as the Douglas World Cruiser (DWC). The O-5 grew out of the 1923 Douglas Observation Seaplane (DOS).

On April 6, 1924, four Army Air Service DWC Seaplanes departed from Seattle, Washington in an attempt to fly around the world. They were the: "Seattle", "Chicago", "Boston" and "New Orleans". The "Seattle" was delayed by a forced landing caused by engine trouble early on and was trying to catch up to the others when bad weather forced it off course. It crashed near Chignik, Alaska. The "Boston" suddenly lost oil pressure and had to land at sea between Orkney and Faroe Islands. Although the landing was successful, the "Boston" was damaged beyond repair during an attempt to hoist it on board the USS Richmond. At Pictou Harbor, Nova Scotia, the prototype aircraft arrived to join the remaining two and became the "Boston II". From there the planes flew on across the United States and landed at Sand Point Field in Seattle, Washington on September 28, 1924 having accomplished the 27,553-mile flight around the world.

Two of the World Cruisers still survive. The "New Orleans" (#4) is in the Air Force Museum at Dayton, Ohio. The "Chicago" (#2) is in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
National Archives, Purchase, 1971, XXXX-0152, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Flights around the world  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Endurance flights  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Flights  Search this
Douglas World Cruiser (DWC)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Logs (records)
Clippings
Correspondence
Memoranda
Citation:
United States Army Around the World Flight (1924) Collection, Acc. XXXX-0152, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0152
See more items in:
United States Army Around the World Flight (1924) Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0152
Additional Online Media:

1924 World Flight Glass Slide Collection

Names:
United States. Army. Air Service  Search this
Extent:
0.58 Cubic Feet ((2 shoeboxex))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Glass slides
Date:
bulk 1924
Scope and Contents:
This box of sixty-nine 3 by 4 inch glass slides appears to be a prepared set chronicling the flight of the Douglas World Cruisers and the first World Flight by the United States Army Air Corps in 1924.
Biographical / Historical:
Between 6 April and 28 September 1924 a flight of specially designed Douglas aircraft operated by the United States Army Air Service completed the first aerial circumnavigation of the globe. Two of the four Douglas World Cruisers completed the 27,000 mile trip in 371 hours, 11 minutes flying time.
Provenance:
Collections Department, NASM, Transfer, 1999
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
Douglas World Cruiser (DWC)  Search this
Flights around the world  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass slides
Citation:
1924 World Flight Glass Slide Collection, Accession 1999-0061, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0061
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0061
Additional Online Media:

Colonel George Kraigher and General Ira Eaker Photographs

Names:
Eaker, Ira Clarence (General)  Search this
Kraigher, George (Col)  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Serbia
Date:
bulk 1944-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of thirteen photographs of Colonel George Kraigher and Lt. General Ira Eaker during World War II, mostly at the Fifteenth Air Force Headquarters in Bari, Italy. Other personalities included in the images: Lt. Col. H. Malcolm Baldrige; Brigadier Fitzroy MacLean; Marshal Tito; and Brigadier General William I. Hall. Also included in the photography are images of Kraigher receiving the Order of the Partisan Star, First Class, at the House of the National Assembly building in Serbia in 1945. Two of the photographs show Colonel Kraigher in his Douglas C-47 A Skytrain.
Biographical / Historical:
Colonel George Kraigher was a Serbian World War I pilot. Between the two world wars, Kraigher worked for Fairchild and then became a command pilot for the Western division of Pan American where he invented a motor synchronizer. During World War II, Kraigher was selected by Lt. General Ira Eaker, 15th Air Force, to handle many of the complex relations with Yugoslavia, including the Air Crew Rescue Units. After the war, Kraigher became the head of Aramco's airline in Arabia.
Provenance:
Col. George Kraigher Estate, Gift, 1985
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:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Fifteenth Air Force  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Colonel George Kraigher and General Ira Eaker Photographs, NASM Acc. 1985.0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1985.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1985-0018

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