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Helicopter and Autogiro Testing Collection

Extent:
0.15 Cubic Feet ((3 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
bulk 1934-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of thirty-five photographs of helicopter and autogiros, many undergoing testing by the United States Navy. Craft featured include the Pitcairn PA-22 Cabin Autogiro, Hiller XHOE-1 (Hiller HJ-1) Hornet (serial number 46446) and Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) HNS-1 (39046 and 39050). Locations include the U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD; the C.G. Air Station, Brooklyn, NY; and on the sea as the Royal Navy conducts shipboard tests on the British freighter MV Daghenstan. Also included is a 33' by 17' drawing of a Pitcairn Autogiro ca. 1934-1935 and the short memoir, 'The Story of Flight 1917-1919 and Recollections of Its Members.'
Provenance:
Lee M. Gunther-Mohr, Gift, 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
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Autogiros  Search this
Pitcairn PA-22 Cabin Autogiro  Search this
Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) Hoverfly Mk.1  Search this
Hiller XHOE-1 (Hiller HJ-1) Hornet  Search this
Citation:
Helicopter and Autogiro Testing Collection, Accession number 1999-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0025
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0025
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Photograph of North Field at Tinian

Collection Creator:
Rittko, Raymond N.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
bulk 1945
Scope and Contents:
View from high angle of the North Field at Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands, showing numerous Boeing B-29 Superfortresses of the US Army Air Forces 313th Bombardment Wing (including 6th and 9th Bombardment Groups) and others parked on their hardstands; circa 1945. Heavy rain can be seen falling from the large cloud at left background.
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:
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Enola Gay"  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Collection Citation:
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Enola Gay" and Radio Press News Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0095, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0095, Item NASM-9A12125
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Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Enola Gay" and Radio Press News Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0095-ref3

Map, aeronautical chart "Oahu-Saipan (S-144)"

Extent:
1 map (30 x 55.75 inches)
Type:
Archival materials
Maps
Date:
bulk 1944-1945
Scope and Contents:
Map, aeronautical chart "Oahu-Saipan (S-144)" issued by the US Army Air Forces Aeronautical Chart Service, December 1944. Chart has been annotated by Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk, navigator of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay", with the course of that aircraft's return flight from Isley Field, Saipan, Mariana Islands, via Kwajelein Atoll, Marshall Islands, to Hickam Field, Oahu, Hawaii; 1945.
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:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Collection Citation:
Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk Boeing B-29 Enola Gay Route Map, Tinian to Hawaii via Kwajalein , Accession number 2005-0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0018, Item NASM-9A05310
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Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk Boeing B-29 Enola Gay Route Map, Tinian to Hawaii via Kwajalein
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2005-0018-ref506

Lieutenant H. E. Linsley World War I Aircraft Photographs

Names:
Great Britain. Royal Air Force  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Date:
bulk 1916-1919
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of thirteen copy prints of the following World War I aircraft: Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2B, Sopwith F.1 Camel and Sopwith Pup, Avro Type 504, Ansaldo SVA, and SPAD XIII. There is also a print of an aircraft engine and a print of the Royal Air Force Headquarters No. 2 Fighting School.
Biographical / Historical:
H. E. Linsley was a Second Lieutenant serving in the Royal Air Force during World War I as an observer in a Bristol aircraft.
Provenance:
Captain David A. Linsley, Gift, 1997
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, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
SPAD XIII (S.13)  Search this
Sopwith F.1 Camel  Search this
Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2B  Search this
Avro Type 504  Search this
Ansaldo SVA  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Lieutenant H. E. Linsley World War I Aircraft Photographs, Accession 1998-0022,National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0022
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0022
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World War I Photographs Collection [Driggs]

Creator:
Driggs, Laurence La Tourette  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet ((10 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1914-1930
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of photographs, mostly from the World War I period. The photographs include pilots, airships, airfields, aerial views and aircraft of World War I, as well as a few photographs from after the war
Biographical / Historical:
Laurence La Tourette Driggs (born 1876) was a lawyer who had a strong interest in aviation and became an aircraft specialist. Driggs learned to fly in 1913 and was in Germany studying flying in 1914 when war broke out. Driggs began writing articles on war aviation and in 1916 he was the guest of the British Government as an aviation expert. After the war he remained active in aviation. He founded the American Flying Club, organized the New York-Toronto Air Race, lectured on aviation; contributed aviation articles to magazines, wrote books on aviation, and was involved with Colonial Western Airways.
Provenance:
Mrs. Laurence L. Driggs, Gift, 1993
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, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft  Search this
Airships  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
World War I Photographs Collection [Driggs], Accession 1993-0040, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0040
Additional Online Media:

John A. Meyer World War II Diaries

Creator:
Meyer, John A.  Search this
Names:
Meyer, John A.  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Date:
1941-1944
Summary:
This collection consists of John A. Meyer's diaries during World War IIs.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Meyer's diaries during World War II and a typewritten transcript of those diaries.
Arrangement:
No arrangement.
Biographical / Historical:
John A. Meyer was an aerial photographer in the US Army Air Forces during World War II. He was stationed in Bangor, Maine,and the North Atlantic Air Bases in Newfoundland.
Provenance:
Dr. John A. Meyer, Gift, 1994, NASM.1995.0010
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  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- North Atlantic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
John A. Meyer World War II Diaries, NASM.1995.0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0010
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John A. Meyer World War II Diaries
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0010
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Yamada Diary Collection

Extent:
0.19 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Date:
1943-1944
Summary:
This collection consists of a Japanese World War II diary (1943-1944); two small pocket calendars/notebooks; a small black and white photograph showing mountainous scenery; and a post card.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a Japanese World War II diary (1943-1944); two small pocket calendars/notebooks; a small black and white photograph showing mountainous scenery; and a post card. The diary includes color pencil drawings, dried flowers, and a few photographs.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
At the end of World War II, an unknown United States Marine brought home several Japanese-language items. These items were subsequently sold and the purchaser's son later donated them to the National Air and Space Museum. In 2003 and 2004, Museum volunteers, Mr. Koji Hayama and Mr. Tom Momiyama, translated parts of the material and they believe that they were created by a Mr. Yamada, who was probably part of an aircraft ground crew with occasional flight duties, and served in Manchuria, Korea, Burma, and the Philippines.
Provenance:
Mike Detweiler, Gift, 2003
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
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
Yamada Diary Collection, NASM.2003.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2003.0063
See more items in:
Yamada Diary Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2003-0063
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"Satan's Angels" 475th Fighter Group in World War II (Diaries and Photographs of George W. Wood, Jr.)

Creator:
Wood, George W., Jr.  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. Fifth Air Force. 475th Fighter Group "Satan's Angels"  Search this
Wood, George W., Jr.  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Date:
1942-1945
Scope and Contents:
The material contained in this accession is on the 475th Fighter Group 'Satan's Angels,' a World War II fighter unit of the Fifth Air Force, Pacific Theater of Operations. George W. Wood Jr. was a radio technician assigned to the group's 433rd Fighter Squadron. Wood documents his war experiences in two personal diaries and a photograph album.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
William R. Wood, Gift, 1987, 1987-0118, 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
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
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0118
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0118

World War II Aerial Reconnaissance Photographs [Hedgpeth]

Creator:
Hedgpeth, James A.  Search this
Names:
Hedgpeth, James A.  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Aerial Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1944
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 75 photographs of Word War II bombings of France, specifically of Cologne. Aerial reconnaissance photographs make up the majority of the collection, although there are also photographs of a mapping room as well as a few pictures taken on the ground of the bombing damage. This collection also includes two prints of a Lockheed P-38 in flight.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
James A Hedgpeth, Jr., Gift, 1989, 1989-0078, 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 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- France  Search this
Aerial reconnaissance  Search this
Photographic reconnaissance systems  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Lockheed P-38 Lightning Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Aerial Photographs
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0078
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0078

India-Burma Headquarters Photograph Collection [Pace]

Creator:
Pace, Joseph J.  Search this
Names:
Pace, Joseph J.  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1944-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of photographs and negatives documenting the aircraft, equipment, operations, and recreational activities in the Malir area. The material includes images of recruit processing at Landhi Field and operations at the Landhi Flexible Gunnery Training Unit, as well as a typed list of special orders and addresses in use.
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph J. Pace was stationed in Malir, India, at the India-Burma Headquarters where he served as photo chief during World War II (1945) and in 1946. Although much of the information from this post was destroyed, Pace salvaged a portion of the photographs and negatives documenting the activities at the post.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Joseph J. Pace, gift, 1989, 1989-0100, 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:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- India  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics, Military -- Research  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0100
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0100

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

Harry Brosius World War II Photograph Collection

Creator:
Brosius, Harry, 1921-[ca.1986]  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 113th Engineer Construction  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces. 1897th Aviation Engineers  Search this
Brosius, Harry, 1921-[ca.1986]  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 49 photographs taken by Brosius during his World War II career. The prints cover the following topics: the Japanese Surrender Delegation, Ie Shima, 1945, (with Douglas C-54 and Mitsubishi G4M in background); scenes from occupied Japan; derelict Japanese aircraft; nose art on Consolidated and North American aircraft; and group insignia and signs for the 113th Engineer Construction and 1897th Aviation Engineers Groups.
Biographical / Historical:
Harry Brosius (1921-1986?) was a Technician Fifth Grade in the 1897th Engineer Battalion that served in the Pacific Theater.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Florence Decker, gift, 1990, 1990-0049, 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:
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Japan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0049
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0049

Japanese World War II Aircraft Articles Collection

Creator:
Beilstein, Chris  Search this
Names:
United States Strategic Bombing Survey  Search this
Extent:
2.63 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box) (2 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Publications
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1940s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection is a comprehensive survey of Japanese World War II aircraft and information on the various air battles and battles where aviation played a significant role in either defeat or victory. The material primarily consists of articles and photographs clipped from American and Japanese scholarly and general interest aviation magazines. Also included are copies of three United States Strategic Bombing Survey reports written after the war that analyze Japanese strategy and tactics.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Chris Beilstein, gift, 1990, 1990-0055, 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:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes -- Japan  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Publications
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0055
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0055

509th Composite Group Color Slides and Correspondence [Eidnes]

Creator:
Eidnes, Kenneth L.  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 509th Composite Group  Search this
Eidnes, Kenneth L.  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((2 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Color slides
Date:
1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists color slides and correspondence. The 34 color slides relate to the 509th Composite Group on Tinian during World War II. The images feature the following: the Enola Gay, Enola Gay crew members, noseart, and aerials of Tinian Island and Siapan taken from the Enola Gay. The correspondence is between the donor, then T/Sgt Kenneth L. Eidnes and Marna Anderson. The correspondence consists of 22 letters written by Eidnes to Anderson between August and November 1945. The letters include information regarding his stay at Tinian and his journey back to the United States after the war. On 15 October 1999 the donor gave a First Day Cover of a 1998 509th commemorative envelope, mailed from Tinian.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Kenneth L. Eidnes, gift, 1994, 1994-0030, 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:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Color slides
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0030

509th Composite Group Images [Levy]

Creator:
Levy, Charles  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 509th Composite Group  Search this
Levy, Charles  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
[ca. 1940s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 524 b&w copy negatives and four color transparencies documenting Levy and the 509th Composite Group. The images cover the following: personnel at work and play; aircraft -- mostly B-29s; base buildings at Tinian; and native populations. Copy prints were also made of the 509th newspaper, Daily Mission, and the route maps which were used for practice and actual bombing missions. There are also four oversized prints of the bombing sites.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Levy (509th Composite Group) was the bombardier for Bocks Car, the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Charles Levy, gift, 1994, 1994-0033, 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:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Kneival Rocket Car (Truax X-2 Sky-Cycle)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0033
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0033

Tinian Photograph Album

Creator:
Neely, Marvin Y.  Search this
Names:
Tinian Island Airbase  Search this
United States. Navy. Construction Battalions  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1944-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a oversized scrapbook with a wooden cover which contains photographs of the construction of the bases on Tinian. The following Tinian construction sites/projects are covered: general aerial and ground images of Tinian; the waterfront; tank farms; water supply; army camps; bomb dumps; airfields; road construction; and hospitals. There are also an additional thirty-five loose prints on the following subjects: Tinian airfields; aerial photographs (not of Tinian); invasion of the Marianas, including Japanese aircraft and pilots; and Boeing B-29s and nose art on Tinian.
Biographical / Historical:
Comdr. Marvin Y. Neeley was an engineer with the Seabees during World War II. Neely belonged to the Brigade 6, Twenty-Ninth Naval Construction Regiment, and he was involved with the construction of the bases on Tinian.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mark H. Neely, gift, 1995, 1995-0049, 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  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  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
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0049
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0049

Survey of Central African Seaports and Air Routes

Topic:
Survey of Central African Seaports and Air Routes
Names:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
United States. War Dept  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Place:
Africa, Central
Date:
1941-1942
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of four volumes of 'Survey of Central African Seaports and Air Routes.' The volumes include photographs, charts, and pages of text, gathered during 139 days of travel covering approximately 16,000 miles through Central Africa. The purpose of the survey was to assist the Departments [War? or a department in Pan Am?] in determining what seaports, routes, and services of supply should be established to bring aircraft to the desired war areas most expeditiously, i.e., increase the flow of supplies to the British Eighth Army. At one point there was, according to the preface, a book of charts which was not transferred to NASM.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
National Museum of American History, Transfer, 1996, 1996-0043, 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 -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Africa  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1996.0043
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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31st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (Smith) Collection

Creator:
Smith, James  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 31st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron  Search this
Smith, James  Search this
Extent:
0.29 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Publications
Date:
1943-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes the following material gathered by James Smith: photo album containing Smith's handwritten diary, photographs, postcards, currency, and maps; a printed copy of Smith's diary; a song, "Ballad of Thirty First;" and the booklet "The Story of the Thirty First Photo Reconnaissance Squadron."
Biographical / Historical:
The Thirty First Photo Reconnaissance Squadron was activated in August of 1943 and deactivated in November 1945. The Squadron's campaigns included the following: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; and Central Europe. The Squadron won a Distinguished Unit Citation in 1944. James Smith was an enlisted man for this unit.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Earl F. Miller, gift, 1999, 1999-0018, 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:
Aerial photography  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0018

Volkenrode Institute Photographs

Creator:
Wolfsohn, Robert S.  Search this
Names:
Volkenrode Institute  Search this
Wolfsohn, Robert S.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
1999-0027
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material collected by Wolfsohn during his role in Operation Lusty: oversized drawing plan of the Volkenrode Institute; photographs of Volkenrode, especially with its camouflage; paper copies of photographs of Wolfsohn's time at Volkenrode; a detailed letter by Wolfsohn describing his work; and a set of small prints relating to the Junker 004 turbojet engine.
Biographical / Historical:
At the end of World War II, Robert S. Wolfsohn was assigned to Operation Lusty, which was a program to ascertain what the Germans had been doing towards winning the war. Wolfsohn was stationed at Volkenrode, which was just outside of Braunshweig, Germany. The Volkenrode Institute had many laboratories working on developments in aeronautics, engines, and armament.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Jack Neufeld, unknown, 1999, 1999-0027, 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 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics, Military -- Research  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- Research  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Germany  Search this
Military intelligence  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Operation Lusty, 1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0027
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0027

509th Composite Group Photography

Creator:
Downey, John L.  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 509th Composite Group  Search this
Downey, John L.  Search this
Tibbets, Paul  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1945]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of thirty-four copy prints concerning the 509th Composite Group, 393rd Bomb Squadron, personnel and aircraft during their service at Tinian, 1945. The following crew members are featured: Robert Petrolli; John Downey; Thomas Brumagin; Harry Davis; Edward Costello; Paul Tibbets; Myron Farya; Stanley G. Steinke; John Canton; and Norman Ray. There are also images of Tinian Island, especially the North Field, and of Boeing B-29s - including nose art shots.
Biographical / Historical:
John L. Downey was a bombardier aboard the Boeing B-29 "Laggin' Dragon" bomber. Lt. Downey was assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron, 509th Composite Group, which was stationed at Wendover Field, Utah, for training and North Field, Tinian Island, in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
John L. Downey, gift, 2000-0026, 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 B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0026
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0026

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