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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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"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

389th Bombardment Group Photographs

Creator:
United States. Army Air Forces. 389th Bomb Group  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1943-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of fifteen prints and a videotape of stills relating to the service of the 389th Bomb Group during World War II, including images of Consolidated B-24 Liberators both on the ground and in the air.
Biographical / Historical:
The 389th Bomb Group operated from Hethel, England from 1943-1945 except for two brief periods: operation from Bengasi, Libya, July-August 1943; and operation from Massicult, Tunisia, September-October 1943
Provenance:
Richard Peterson, Gift, 1990
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:
Consolidated B-24 Liberator  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
389th Bombardment Group Photographs, Accession number, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0010
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0010

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:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1996-0043

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

World War II Republic P-47 Gun Camera Footage

Creator:
Wolfe, Roland L.  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 82nd Fighter Squadron  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 film canister))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1944
Scope and Contents:
This single roll of film contains gun camera footage of Lieutenant Roland L. Wolfe during World War II. The approximately 200 feet of film covers Wolfe's activities (targets) from March 6, 1944, through September 1, 1944, while he was flying Republic P-47s for the 8th Air Force Fighter Command, 82nd Squadron.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Barbara Kucharczyk, Gift, 2001, 2001-0013, 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
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0013
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0013

Majors Field Photography Collection

Creator:
Short, John Marshall, 1913-  Search this
Names:
Majors Field, Texas  Search this
Skelton, Red, 1913-1997  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1940s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 42 photographs of training and service life at Majors Field, Texas, and later in the Philippines. Included are images of Vultee BT-13As, Bell P-39Ns, and Martin B-26Cs, as well as shots of personnel and base life. There are also a few images of Red Skelton doing a comic routine at Majors Field.
Biographical / Historical:
John Marshall Short (1913- ) who was a member of the Majors Field Photographic Laboratory personnel during World War II. Originally, Majors Field was a basic training school using BT-13As. Later, the base would expand as an advanced training center using P-47 Thunderbolts for training.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Pam Struss, Gift, 2001, 2002-0005, 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:
Flight training  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Vultee BT-13A Valiant  Search this
Bell P-39 Airacobra Family  Search this
Bell P-39N Airacobra  Search this
Martin B-26C Marauder (Model 179C)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Martin B-26 Marauder Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0005
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0005

Boeing B-29 Superfortresses over Japan Photographs

Creator:
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of thirteen 7 by 9 inch b&w images taken in 1945, most featuring Boeing B-29 Superfortresses on bombing raids over Sakai, Tamashima, Yokohama, Kobe and other targets in Japan. Also included is an aerial view, taken after the Japanese surrender and the end of World War II, of the Omori prison camp in the Tokyo / Yokohama area where Gregory "Pappy" Boyington was held.
Biographical / Historical:
During the closing days of World War II, Curtis LeMay's 21st Bomber Command utilized the long range of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress to deliver incendiary bombs on Japanese cities, including Kobe and Yokohama.
Provenance:
Les A. Krames, Gift, 2004
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
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Bombs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Boeing B-29 Superfortresses over Japan Photographs, Accession 2004-0033 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0033
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0033

Captured German Aircraft Photographs (Eisen)

Creator:
Eisen, Irving  Search this
Names:
Heinkel (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Junkers (Junkers Flugzeug Werke AG)  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1940s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 67 black and white captured German photographs from a variety of sources that Eisen removed from the Air Document Research Center, as they were going to be discarded. The photographs include shots of World War II German aircraft from the following German companies: Dornier; Junkers; Heinkel; and Lippisch. There are also 14 snapshots taken by Eisen of captured German aircraft at Wright-Patterson AFB, a German code book issued to him for his translation work in England, and a Lockheed brochure.
Biographical / Historical:
Irving Eisen was in the U.S. Navy during World War II and because of his command of German, he was stationed at the Air Document Research Center in London, England where he worked on translations for captured German documents and photographs. After the war, he worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where captured German aircraft were held.
Provenance:
Donor Firstname Lastname, Gift, Year received
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  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Captured German Aircraft Photographs (Eisen), Accession 2006-0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0038
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0038

World War II Propaganda Leaflet Slides

Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Date:
bulk 1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 15 color slides of various pages of propaganda leaflets. Some appear to be duplicates.
Biographical / Historical:
Shortly before the crew of the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay completed their mission to bomb Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, US pilots dropped leaflets over Japan warning citizens to evacuate the cities. The leaflets warned Japanese citizens that their government was leading them to death and that the US government had no wish to kill civilians.
Provenance:
I.A. Kurzman: material found in collection, Gift, 2008
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 -- Propaganda  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
World War II Propaganda Leaflet Slides, Accession 2008-0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0018

Edwin M. Janeczek World War II Photographs

Creator:
Janeczek, Edwin.  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Date:
bulk 1940s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of ninety-nine black and white prints (with 32 corresponding negatives), most of Piper L-4 and L-5 Grasshoppers, but also including shots of Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 Marauder (Model 179). This collection also contains Janeczek's Maintenance Inspection Record and related documentation for his work on Boeing B-17Gs, and the July 15, 1942 technical manual, "Aircraft Induction, Fuel and Oil Systems, TM 1-407."
Biographical / Historical:
Edwin M. Janeczek was in the 23rd Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron, attached to the 9th Air Force. Janeczek was responsible for the maintenance of the United States Army Air Forces' Piper L-4 and L-5 Grasshoppers used as liaison aircraft during the Ardennes Campaign / Battle of the Bulge.
Provenance:
Michael Janeczek, Gift, 2009
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  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 Marauder (Model 179)  Search this
Piper L-4 Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Edwin M. Janeczek World War II Photographs, Accession 2010-0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0002
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0002

Tinian Island World War II Photography [Lowenberg]

Creator:
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
Names:
Tinian Island Airbase  Search this
Extent:
0.29 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 504 black and white photographs, mostly taken on Tinian Island during World War II. The photographs are snapshots or small reproductions of official Army Air Corps photography taken by 20th Air Force photographers. The photos show daily activities on Tinian, including shots of base facilities, interactions with local people, a military funeral, aircraft nose art, and Boeing B-29 Superfortresses. There are also shots taken in Guam, New Guinea, India, and aerial photography of Japan. There is also a small amount of captured Japanese photography
Biographical / Historical:
Tinian Island, part of the Mariana Island chain, fell to the Japanese after World War I. It was captured by the United States on June 15, 1944. From December 1944 until the end of World War II, the island was an air base for Boeing B-29 Superfortresses. It was the loading point for atomic weapons onto the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Silverplate "Enola Gay." Private Gordon Lowenberg served in the photo lab of the 20th Air Force.
Provenance:
Miriam Lowenberg-Black, Gift, 2012
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
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Tinian Island World War II Photography [Lowenberg], Accession 2013-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0012
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0012

Robert Butler World War II Photography

Creator:
Butler, Robert  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Articles
Leaflets
Date:
bulk 1942-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following: fourteen negatives; a folder of calendars and invitations from the French Brigade de Bombardement (31st and 34 Escadres); a few articles written by Robert Butler; a propaganda leaflet in Arabic (probably for Operation Torch); a brochure on Edinburgh, Scotland, for the U.S. Armed Forces; and 138 black and white photographs, both snapshots as well as images by Army Air Corps photographers. The images show both personnel and aircraft, notably the Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 Marauder, at both MacDill Air Force Base and in North Africa and Sardinia.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Butler was a Staff Sergeant with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Butler was a writer, stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, and also appears to have spent time in North Africa with the 12th Air Force.
Provenance:
Judith L Butler-Lacy, Gift, 2016
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:
Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 Marauder (Model 179)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Articles
Leaflets
Citation:
Robert Butler World War II Photography, Accession 2016-0036 , National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2016.0036
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2016-0036

34th Bombardment Group Diary and Photograph [McKeon]

Creator:
McKeon, Patrick  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries -- 20th century
Photographic prints
Date:
bulk 1944-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the target bomb run diary (three typewritten pages) of Patrick McKeon, a bombardier for the 8th Air Force, 34th Bombardment Group from May 24, 1944 to January 2, 1945. The collection also contains one 8 by 10 inch black and white photograph of the 34th Bombardment group's Belchin' Bessie Consolidated B-24 Liberator with five of its crew posed by the nose art, including McKeon on far right.
Biographical / Historical:
The 34th Bombardment Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy invasion by bombing airfields and coastal defenses in France, and continued to support ground forces as they moved eastwards.
Provenance:
Karen McKeon, 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:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Consolidated B-24 Liberator  Search this
34th Bombardment Group  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Photographic prints
Citation:
34th Bombardment Group Diary and Photograph [McKeon], Accession 2017-0040, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0040

Southwest Pacific Theater Intelligence Reports

Creator:
Allied Air Forces. Directorate of Intelligence  Search this
Names:
Allied Air Forces. Directorate of Intelligence  Search this
Extent:
10.9 Cubic Feet ((10 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Date:
1942-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of intelligence summaries from the Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II. These reports, issued weekly, contained pertinent information for pilots about the progress of the war including information on Allied attacks and their effects, enemy strengths and movements, new armaments and tactics used on both sides, survival tips, as well as other information.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0183, 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 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Military intelligence  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0183
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0183

Coca-Cola Aircraft Spotter Playing Cards (World War II)

Creator:
Coca-Cola Company  Search this
Names:
Coca-Cola Company  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Playing cards
Date:
[ca. 1940s]
Scope and Contents:
This set of aircraft spotter playing cards was issued by the Coca-Cola Company during World War II. The back of the box ( and the back of all of the cards) is a Coca-Cola advertisement, showing an illustration of an uniformed girl with radio headset holding a bottle of Coca-Cola. The front side of the cards include World War II aircraft from Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain, and the United States. According to the information card, these cards were prepared by Coke to "assist you in learning the characteristics of United Nations and Enemy Aircraft."
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Found in collection, unknown, unknown, XXXX-0634, 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:
Airplanes -- Recognition  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Playing cards  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Playing cards -- Art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Playing cards
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0634
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0634

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