United States. Navy
Found in 79 Collections and/or Records:
Alexander, Robert -- oral history interview, 2017 September 15
Interview Summary Engineer Robert Alexander is interviewed about his career at Lockheed and his involvement with the Hubble Space Telescope. He discusses his three decades at Lockheed from the 1950s to the 1980s and shares details about his role as a design engineer for the Hubble and other spacecraft equipment. Topics discussed include his personal background, the development and legacy of the Hubble, and his work as a Museum of Flight docent.
Armstrong, Mark -- oral history interview, 2016 October 20
Interview Summary Mark Armstrong is interviewed about his father, astronaut Neil Armstrong, as well as his own experiences with the Space Program during the 1960s and beyond. He describes his father’s aviation and space career and shares details about his childhood, growing up in the midst of the Apollo 11 mission. He also touches on his professional career in technology. Topics discussed his childhood memories of his father, his interest in physics and software programing, his thoughts on the Space Program, and...
Bloch, Paul S. -- oral history interview, 2019 June 4
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran Paul S. Bloch is interviewed about his military service with the United States Navy. He discusses his experiences as a CIC (combat information center) officer and as a bombardier/navigator for the Grumman A-6 Intruder aircraft. Topics discussed include his combat cruises during the Vietnam War; his assignments with Attack Squadrons 52 (VA-52), 115 (VA-115), 128 (VA-128), and 165 (VA-165); and his experiences with various ordnance. He also touches briefly on his later career...
Cable, David -- oral history interview, 2017 September 28
Interview Summary United States Navy veteran David “Dave” Cable is interviewed about his military service during the Vietnam War. He discusses his military career during the 1960s and 1970s and describes his experiences as a naval aviator, including his time with Navy Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65). Topics discussed include his personal background, his experiences with the Grumman A-6A Intruder and other aircraft, his aerial bombing missions over North Vietnam, and his...
Clarke, Doug -- oral history interview, 2017 October 28
Interview Summary Naval aviator and Vietnam War veteran Douglas Clarke is interviewed about his military service with the United States Navy from 1957 to 1987. He discusses his combat tours in Vietnam and Laos and shares other details from his Navy and post-military careers. Topics discussed include his service and training history; his experiences piloting various aircraft, including the Douglas AD Skyraider, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, and Vought A-7 Corsair II; notable missions in Southeast Asia; and his work at...
Gordon, Richard -- oral history interview, 2017 April 18
Interview Summary Astronaut Richard F. “Dick” Gordon is interviewed about his military service and spaceflight career. He describes his experiences as a naval aviator and test pilot during the 1950s, including his time testing the McDonnell F-4 Phantom II and his record-setting cross-country flight during Project LANA. He then discusses his career with NASA during the 1960s and early 1970s. Topics discussed include astronaut selection and training; his involvement with Gemini 8, Gemini 11, and Apollo 12; and his...
Joe Aiken Films
Collection — Box: Film Box 4, Reel: 1-6
Contents of the Collection The Joe Aiken Films are comprised of six films shot, produced, or compiled by Joe Aiken of 20th Century Fox Studio, from approximately 1918-1947. The films contain a mix of newsreel footage, documentary footage of aircraft manufacturing, and flight footage. Three of the films contain footage of World War I flying aces, flying squadrons, World War I-era aircraft, and transatlantic flight attempts. One of the films contains newsreel footage of the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II and the...
Found in: The Museum of Flight Archives / Joe Aiken Films
Gene M. Allred Air-Navigation Workbook
Collection — Box: Small Collections Oversize 2019-
Content Description The Gene M. Allred Air-Navigation Workbook is a small collection consisting of a single item: the Air-navigation workbook: pre-flight--primary training manual used by Allred at the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School, at St. May's College in California in 1943. The workbook was published by the Aviation Training Division, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air) U.S. Navy and consists of position plotting sheets, sheets of graph paper, logs, and a star finder and...
American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.
Army Air Corps Photographs
Abstract The Army Air Corps Photographs of the 1923 Pulitzer Air Race is comprised of fifty-nine (59) black-and-white photographs primarily depicting the 1923 Pulitzer Air Race with nine (9) snapshots featuring the Sacramento Air Depot in 1940.
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