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Captain Max E. Malan USN Pilot Logs

Creator:
Malan, Max E.  Search this
Extent:
0.13 Cubic feet (one shoebox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1945-1963
Summary:
This collection consists of Captain Max E. Malan's Navy pilot logs, 1945-1963.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Captain Max E. Malan's Navy pilot logs, that span his career from 1945 to 1963.
Arrangement:
Three logbooks, arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Max E. Malan, USN (1922-2018) joined the United States Navy in 1944. Malan was a career Naval Officer and served his country for 31 years as a naval aviator.
Provenance:
Tammy Malan, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0014
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
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations  Search this
logs  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Citation:
Captain Max E. Malan USN Pilot Logs, NASM.2019.0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0014
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Captain Max E. Malan USN Pilot Logs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0014

Naval Aviator's Certificate

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916-05-19
Scope and Contents:
A Naval Aviator's certificate issued to Gillespie on the 19th of May, 1916. It includes a photo of Gillespie.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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:
Naval aviation  Search this
Licenses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Pilots' Licenses Collection, NASM.XXXX.0650, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pilots' Licenses Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0650-ref19

Beckwith Havens

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918-03-22
Scope and Contents:
Beckwith Havens was born on the 29th of May, 1891. He possessed a Naval Aviator's certificate.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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:
Naval aviation  Search this
Licenses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Pilots' Licenses Collection, NASM.XXXX.0650, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pilots' Licenses Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0650-ref22

Naval Aviator's Certificate

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918-03-22
Scope and Contents:
This Naval Aviator's Certificate was issued by the United States Navy to Havens on the 22 March 1918. The license includes a photo of Havens.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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:
Naval aviation  Search this
Licenses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Pilots' Licenses Collection, NASM.XXXX.0650, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pilots' Licenses Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0650-ref23

Clifford L. Webster

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
bulk 1911-10-25-1925
Scope and Contents:
Clifford L. Webster was born on the 14th of May 1891. Webster was issued a Naval Aviator's certificate by the United States Navy. The Aero Club of America issued Webster both an Aviator's pilot license and an Annual Hydroaeroplane certificate.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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:
Aviation  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Licenses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Pilots' Licenses Collection, NASM.XXXX.0650, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pilots' Licenses Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0650-ref75

Douglas World Cruiser Chicago Photographs

Creator:
Carter, Edward Royden, Sr.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (2 photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Date:
bulk 1924
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two black and white prints, one approximately 3" x 5 ¼" and the other approximately 3" x 4", of the Douglas World Cruiser Chicago in Hong Kong during the 1924 around-the-world flight.
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. On June 9, 1924, the Douglas World Cruiser Chicago stopped in Hong Kong during its historic around-the-world flight. These photographs belonged to Edward Royden Carter, Sr., who was a Navy Seaman aboard the USS Sacramento PG19, which was stationed in Hong Kong in 1924.
Provenance:
Louis W. Clarke, Gift, 2002, NASM.2002.0053.
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:
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Douglas World Cruiser Chicago Photographs, Acc. NASM.2002.-0053, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0053
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0053
Additional Online Media:

United States Navy World War II Aircraft Recognition Model Plans

Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Names:
United States. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer]  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pamphlets
Drawings
Date:
1942
Scope and Contents:
This collection consisits of the complete set of the Navy WWII model drawings and a booklet explaining the project.
Biographical / Historical:
Accurate scale model aircraft have often been helpful in training recognition of aircraft, range estimation and determination of cones of fire. In December 1941, the Secretary of the Navy asked the US Commissioner of Education for the schools to make 500,000 scale model airplanes. This alliance resulted in a joint project between the US Navy, Bureau of Aeronautics, who supplied the authoritative drawings and plans, and the US Office of Education, who perepared educational and informational material.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Paul E. Garber, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0438, Public Domain
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:
Airplanes -- Recognition  Search this
Airplanes -- Models  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics and state -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics -- History  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0438
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0438

Sea Air Operations Gallery Collection

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics  Search this
Names:
Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)  Search this
Midway (Aircraft carrier : CV-41)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics  Search this
Extent:
2.93 Cubic feet ((6 legal document boxes) (1 slim document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Photographs
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Date:
[ca. 1940s, 1980s]
Scope and Contents:
Series I of this collection consists of the following: seven folders containing almost 200 photographs and negatives on display in the exhibit, four series of slides (two detailing the U.S.S. Midway used for background research, one detailing documents and photos of the Philippine Sea battle, and of the finished museum exhibit) and the exhibit script. Series II is a collection of images that were collected for the Sea Air Operations Gallery but were not used in the exhibit itself. It consists of 17 folders of photographs and negatives dealing with the following subjects: Pearl Harbor, Pacific battleship battles of 1942-1945, US and Japanese commanders, aircraft carriers, aces, the USS Enterprise, Guadalcanal, USMC air operations, Grumman workers, Manila atrocities, miscellaneous aircraft and miscellaneous photos. In Series I, 33 of the photograph negatives have no corresponding prints in the folders but are on display downstairs. Seven of the photos of a more graphic nature have no accompanying print nor are they on display. Series III consists of research material gathered in support of the Sea Air Operation Gallery. Series IV consists of slide images taken by Lt. William G. Lotz, USN, aboard the USS Midway circa 1989-1990. Series III and IV were merged with the exiting collection in 1998.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Air and Space Museum's Sea Air Operations Gallery details the operations of carriers and their aircraft, both of the World War II era and the present day. Featured are panels focusing on carrier-verses-carrier battles fought by the U.S. and Japanese navies during World War II: the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the Battle for Leyte Gulf. The exhibit also highlights other Pacific missions, from Pearl Harbor, through Midway, to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASM generated, transfer, 1995, 1995-0040, 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:
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
Coral Sea, Battle of the, 1942  Search this
Philippine Sea, Battles of the, 1944  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0040

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

Theodore G. Ellyson Correspondence

Creator:
Ellyson, Theodore Gordon, 1885-1928  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy  Search this
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Ellyson, Theodore Gordon, 1885-1928  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Date:
1911-1914
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of copies of letters written between Ellyson and others concerning then-Lieutenant Ellyson's aviation experiments of 1911-1914. Many of the letters are directed to Captain Washington I. Chambers and include monthly progress reports and travel and expense statements.
Biographical / Historical:
Theodore G. 'Spuds' Ellyson (1885-1928), Glenn Curtiss' first seaplane pupil, became the first United States Naval Aviator. Ellyson flew the first night flight by a naval seaplane (the Curtiss A-1) and the first successful catapult launch from an anchored barge. Commander Ellyson made many significant contributions in naval aviation before his death in 1928, in an airplane crash off Hampton Roads, Virginia.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, unknown, unknown, XXXX-0615, 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 -- Records  Search this
Seaplanes  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Curtiss A-1 (AH-1) Type  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0615
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0615

United States Navy Reserve VP-661 Homecoming Scrapbook

Names:
United States. Navy -- Reserve fleets -- Flying Corps  Search this
United States. Navy -- Reserve fleets -- Flying Corps -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 661  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((1 scrapbook))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1961-1962
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook pertains to the homecoming of Patrol Squadron 661 in 1962. The scrapbook includes the following: narrative, tentative plan of execution, and schedule of events for the homecoming ceremonies; letter of appreciation to families; notification to personnel of ceremonies; press release/fact sheet/unit history; newspaper clippings; notification of radio and television coverage; ten black and white photographs; land etter of appreciation to employers.
Biographical / Historical:
Due to the escalation of international tension brought on by the erection of the Berlin Wall in 1961, several naval reserve squadrons were involuntarily recalled (Public Law 87-117) to meet the threat of further Soviet aggression. Patrol Squadron (VP) 661 of the United States Navy Reserve (USNR) was one of these squadrons called to serve on active duty in support of the Berlin Crisis. The squadron was placed under the operational control of Commander Fleet Air Wing FIVE, of the United States Atlantic Fleet. During nine months of duty, the squadron's distinctive orange markings on their Lockheed P2V-5F Neptunes could be seen as far north as Nova Scotia and as far south as the Panama Canal Zone. On June 29, 1962 the squadron returned to the Naval Air Reserve Training Unit (NARTU) Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. This was the VP 61's second call to active duty; the earlier time had been during the Korean Conflict in 1952.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0584, 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:
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Lockheed P2V-5F (P-2E) Neptune  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0584
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0584

United States Navy Nava lAir Propulsion Center Technical Publications

Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Extent:
43.6 Cubic Feet ((40 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Date:
bulk 1923-1979
Scope and Contents:
This accession consists of forty (40) boxes of technical publications from the United States Navy Naval Air Propulsion Center. The collection consists of mostly AEL/AED Formal Reports. There are also some Letter Report Numbers and miscellaneous files containing reports on Lycoming and Wasp engines.
Biographical / Historical:
The Naval Air Propulsion Center was established by the merger of the Naval Air Turbine Test Station (NATTS) and the Aeronautical Engine Laboratory (AEL). The AEL, established in 1915, was responsible for testing small gas turbine engines, auxiliary power units and engine starters. The NATTS's mission was the testing and evaluation of the turbojet, turboprop, ramjet, and pulsejet engines, accessories and components
Provenance:
Capt. Edward Sturm / Naval Air Propulsion Center, Gift, 1982
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:
Propulsion systems  Search this
Airplanes -- Turbine-propeller engines  Search this
Engines  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics -- Research  Search this
Lycoming engines  Search this
Pratt & Whitney Wasp engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Citation:
United States Navy Naval Propulsion Center Technical Publications, Accession number XXXX-0526, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0526
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0526

Martin (Glenn L.) (JRM) XPB2M-1R Mars (Model 170) Endurance Flight Collection [Phillips]

Names:
Glenn L. Martin Company  Search this
Extent:
0.28 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Technical reports
Date:
bulk 1940-1946
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material relating to Frederick C. Phillips and the Martin (Glenn L.) (JRM) XPB2M-1R Mars (Model 170) endurance flight in October 1943 including several scrapbook pages, photographs, and a technical report on the flight. The scrapbook pages contain various items including additional technical information, news clippings, and a list of regulations and an official breakfast menu for the endurance flight.
Biographical / Historical:
Manufactured by the Glenn L. Martin Company, the XPB2M-1 Mars (Model 170) was developed as a prototype for the U.S. Navy in 1938 as a long-range patrol flying boat. This was converted in 1943 into a transport aircraft, designated the XPB2M-1R Mars (Model 170), which involved the addition of additional cargo hatches and cargo loading equipment as well as enlarging of the existing hatches and the removal of armament. Flight testing on the XPB2M-1R began in May 1943 and ended with a 33 hour endurance flight in October of that year. The Navy accepted the aircraft in November 1943. In 1944, the Navy ordered additional transport aircraft that were delivered between 1945 and 1948 as five Martin (Glenn L.) JRM-1 Mars (Model 170A) aircraft and one Martin (Glenn L.) JRM-2 Mars (Model 170B). The Mars was the largest Allied flying boat to enter production. Frederick C. Phillips was an engineer at Glenn L. Martin Company and served as an observer on the Martin (Glenn L.) (JRM) XPB2M-1R Mars (Model 170) endurance flight in October 1943.
Provenance:
Frederick C. Phillips, Gift, 2018
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:
Naval aviation  Search this
Endurance flights  Search this
Seaplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Technical reports
Citation:
Martin (Glenn L.) (JRM) XPB2M-1R Mars (Model 170) Endurance Flight Collection [Phillips], Acc. 2018-0039, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0039
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0039

Grumman F-14A Tomcat Manual [Nassauer]

Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1986
Summary:
This collection consists of one Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Flight Manual for the Grumman F-14A Tomcat.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Flight Manual for the Grumman F-14A Tomcat obtained by Frederick Nassauer, Sr. during his time working at the Grumman Aerospace Flight Test Facility (Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant). The manual is dated January 1, 1986 and is numbered NAVAIR 01-F14AAA-1.
Arrangement:
This collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat, developed for the U.S. Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program, is a supersonic, twin-engine, variable sweep-wing, two-place strike fighter. The multiple tasks of navigation, target acquisition, electronic counter measures (ECM), and weapons employment are divided between the pilot and the radar intercept officer (RIO). Primary missions include precision strike against ground targets, air superiority, and fleet air defense. The F-14 first flew in December 1970 and was first deployed with the U.S. Navy in 1974. The F-14 was retired from the U.S. Navy's active fleet in 2006. Frederick Nassauer, Sr. was a longtime Grumman employee working at the Grumman Aerospace Flight Test Facility (Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant) in Calverton, Long Island, New York.
Provenance:
Frederick Nassauer, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0021
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
Technical manuals  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Citation:
Grumman F-14A Tomcat Manual [Nassauer], NASM.2018.0021, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0021
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0021

John Earl Smerdon, Jr. Papers

Creator:
Smerdon, John Earl, Jr.  Search this
Extent:
0.28 Cubic Feet ((2 containers))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Logbooks
Date:
bulk 1945-1963
Scope and Contents:
EThis collection consists of papers relating to John Earl Smerdon, Jr.'s military career including log books, pilot's licenses, photographs, correspondence, military records, and newsclippings. The log books cover the years of 1945-1963. The photographs are almost exclusively black and white and range in size from 3.5 by 2.5 inches up to 8 by 10 inches. The photographs include various views of Smerdon in uniform as well as in the cockpits of various aircraft including the North American FJ-4B (AF-1E) Fury; North American SNJ Texan; Curtiss SB2C Helldiver; Vought (RF-8A) F8U-1P Crusader; Douglas A3D (A-3) Skywarrior (photograph also includes McDonnell F3H-2N (F-3C) Demon, Douglas F4D (F-6) Skyray, North American FJ-4 (F-1E) Fury, Grumman F11F-1 (F-11A) Tiger, and Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk); and the Douglas AD-5N (A-1G) Skyraider.
Biographical / Historical:
John Earl Smerdon, Jr. (1925-2000) was a naval aviator and test pilot who flew numerous aircraft, including the National Air and Space Museum's Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver (BuNo 83479). Smerdon enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1943 at the age of 17. In 1946, Smerdon was designated as a naval aviator. Smerdon served with the reserves until being transferred to the Regular Navy at the rank of Lieutenant (junior grade) in March 1949. Smerdon later served as a test pilot at Naval Air Station Patuxent River and Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. Smerdon retired from the Navy in 1963 as a Commander. During Smerdon's service with the U.S. Navy he flew numerous aircraft including the Stearman (1927) N2S-3 Kaydet (Model B75N1); North American SNJ Texan; Douglas SBD Dauntless; Curtiss SB2C Helldiver; Beech SNB-2C, SNB-3, and SNB-4 Navigator; Douglas R4D Skytrain; Douglas AD (A-1, BT2D) Skyraider; Grumman F6F Hellcat; Vought F4U Corsair; Boeing 767 Tanker Transport (KC-767); North American T-28 Trojan; Grumman S-2 (S2F) Tracker; Martin (Glenn L.) P5M (P-5) Marlin; Douglas F3D (F-10) Skyknight; Grumman TF-1 (C-1A) Trader; Lockheed P2V (P-2) Neptune; Douglas R5D Skymaster; Douglas A3D (A-3) Skywarrior; Martin (Glenn L.) P4M Mercator; McDonnell F2H (F2D, F-2) Banshee; Lockheed WV Super Constellation; Vought F7U Cutlass; Grumman F11F (F-11) Tiger; Grumman F9F Panther (Straight-Wing); Fairchild R4Q-2 (C-119F) Packet; Vought F-8 (F8U) Crusader; Grumman UF-1 (HU-16C) Albatross; Lockheed TV-2 (TO-2, T-33B) Shooting Star; Lockheed T2V Seastar; North American FJ-4B (AF-1E) Fury; Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk; Beech TC-45J Expeditor; and the Piper UO-1 (U-11A).
Provenance:
David Smerdon, Gift, 2013
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
Naval aviation  Search this
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver Family  Search this
North American FJ-4B (AF-1E) Fury  Search this
Douglas A3D-1 (A-3A) Skywarrior  Search this
Douglas AD-4NA (A-1D) Skyraider  Search this
Vought (RF-8A) F8U-1P Crusader  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Logbooks
Citation:
John Earl Smerdon, Jr. Papers, Accession 2013-0035, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0035
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0035

USS Enterprise Collection [Toll]

Creator:
Toll, Chesley A.  Search this
Names:
Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)  Search this
Toll, Chesley A.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Date:
1940-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook and history on the USS Enterprise, and a few miscellaneous items on Chesley Toll.
Biographical / Historical:
Chesley A. Toll was a chief machinist's mate on the USS Enterprise, and was awarded the Navy Citation award for his work aboard the ship. The USS Enterprise was the only carrier to fight throughout the entire war. It was engaged in every major action, except one, and earned 20 combat stars. 'The Big E,' as the ship was called, shot down 911 enemy aircraft, sunk 71 ships and damaged 192 other ships. Sunk six times according to Japanese propaganda, this carrier received Presidential and Navy Unit Citations. After the war, Toll became a recruiting officer for the Navy.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Lucille Toll, Gift, unknown, 1990-0030, 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:
Naval aviation  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0030

Admiral Maxwell F. Leslie Collection

Creator:
Leslie, Maxwell Franklin, 1902-1984  Search this
Names:
Yorktown (Aircraft carrier, CV-10)  Search this
Leslie, Maxwell Franklin, 1902-1984  Search this
Extent:
3.27 Cubic Feet ((3 records center boxes) (1 20x24x3 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1922-1977
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains information about Admiral Leslie from the years 1922-1977, covering his Navy career and including the World War II years and his part in the Battle of Midway. The collection contains the following types of material: official Navy documents, letters from researchers who sought information on the Battle of Midway, personal papers, newspaper clippings, a magazine article with general information on the Battle of Midway and post-War publications. The collection also contains numerous photographs but none pertaining to the Battle of Midway. Most of the photographs are not labeled and show base life, including many of base athletic teams, mostly baseball.
Biographical / Historical:
Admiral Maxwell Franklin Leslie (1902-1984) attended the University of Washington before entering the US Naval Academy in 1922. He was commissioned Ensign in 1926, received flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in 1929 and was designated Naval Aviator in 1930. When the US entered World War II, he was Executive Officer of Bombing Squadron 3, based on the USS Saratoga. He later commanded that unit, operating from the USS Yorktown during the Battle of Midway. For extraordinary heroism there, he was awarded the Navy Cross. He also flew with his squadron operating from from the USS Enterprise while escorting the USS Hornet for the Doolittle raid on Tokyo, April 17, 1942. He continued to serve the Navy overseas during World War II and after the war spent the rest of his career on various ships and bases. He retired in 1956. In addition to the Navy Cross, he was presented the Bronze Star Medal with combat "V" and the Commendation Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation to the USS Enterprise, American Defense Service Medal, Fleet Clasp, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
William N. Leslie, gift, 1986, 1987-0131, 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:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Clippings
Manuscripts
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0131
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0131

ZRS-4 Ring Laying Commemorative Book

Creator:
Goodyear-Zeppelin  Search this
Names:
Goodyear-Zeppelin  Search this
ZRS-4 Akron (Airship)  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Date:
1929
Summary:
This collection consists of a copy of the ZRS-4 Ring Laying Commemorative Book, commemorating the laying of the master ring of the U.S. Navy Airship Akron ZRS-4.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a copy of the book commemorating the laying of the master ring of the U.S. Navy Airship Akron ZRS-4.
Arrangement:
Item level; collection contains just one item.
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1928 the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation signed contracts with the Bureau of Aeronautics to build two large fleet-type rigid airships designed expressly for strategic scouting work with US Fleet. These sister ships carried airplanes for fighter protection and for scouting. The first of the two was the USS Akron. NAS Lakehurst was homeport for the Akron between October 1931, when she was delivered to the station, and April 1933 when the Akron was lost off Barnegat Light with a heavy loss of life.
Provenance:
Unknown - found in collection, unknown, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0495
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
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Citation:
XZRS-4 Ring Laying Commemorative Book, NASM.XXX.0495, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0495
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0495
Additional Online Media:

Martin (Glenn L.) (JRM) XPB2M-1R Mars (Model 170); Events, Endurance Flights. [photograph]

Photographer:
Glenn L. Martin Company  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
10/6/1943
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Seaplanes  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A14674
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Martin (Glenn L.) (JRM) XPB2M-1R Mars (Model 170) Endurance Flight Collection [Phillips]
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_394131

Martin (Glenn L.) (JRM) XPB2M-1R Mars (Model 170); Events, Endurance Flights. [photograph]

Photographer:
Glenn L. Martin Company  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
10/6/1943
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Seaplanes  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A14675
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Martin (Glenn L.) (JRM) XPB2M-1R Mars (Model 170) Endurance Flight Collection [Phillips]
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_394132

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