United States. Air Force
Also referred to as: U.S. Air Force; USAF United States. Air Force [1947-present] Earlier headings: Air Service [1919-1926]; United States. Army Air Corps [1926-1941]; United States. Army Air Forces [1941-1947]
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
John D. Carroll World War II Collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Contents of the Collection The collection relates to the World War II experience of 1st Lieutenant John D. Carroll, who served as a flight navigator and bombadier. It includes aeronautical charts for Hong Kong and Hungtze, China and Osaka and Choshi, Japan as well as a small amount of newspaper clippings related to World War II. Also present are photographs depicting military operations, such as reconnaissance and aerial bombardment, and aircraft, predominantly the B-29. The B-29 is featured in formation flight, dropping...
Mac R. Johnson Tokyo Bombing Run Teletype
Collection — Folder: 1
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of United Press war correspondent Mac R. Johnson's teletype firsthand account as an observer onboard the B-29 aircraft "Little Gem" for a combat mission on November 24, 1944. The mission described in the teletype is the United States Air Force's first B-29 air raid on Tokyo. Johnson wrote a dramatic and detailed description of events onboard as the squadron performed a high altitude bombing over the target, the Nakajima Aircraft Factory. The teletype...
Dean Mesnard World War II Navigator Chart
Collection — oversize: folder
Contents of the Collection The collection contains a single navigational chart printed October 1944 and used by the United States Army Air Forces, 505th Bombardment Group during World War II. The top of the chart is printed as "AAF Special Plotting Chart, Chart No. S-501, Restricted." There are plotting notations done in pencil with various markings, presumably to aid the navigator. On the front of the chart is also a note that reads "Mission #22, Osaka, Japan, June 1, 1945, Crew 83-10, 505th Bomb Group." The front of...
William Orthman World War II Collection
Abstract William Orthman (1911-1990) was drafted into the United States Army in 1942. He served in the China-Burma-India Theater as Public Relations Officer. The collection is comprised of 340 photographs and a small amount of textual materials from his 1945-1946 service.
Norman G. Stromer Collection
Overview Major Norman George Stromer (1922-2019) was an Army Air Corps pilot who participated in bombing campaigns in the South West Pacific during World War II, served as part of the Military Air Transport Service (MATS), and worked as a fight inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This collection contains photographs, military records, certificates, and other textual materials documenting his military service, post-military career, and personal life, primarily dating from 1940-1960.
Ralph Wandrey Fighter Ace Collection
Abstract Ralph H. Wandrey (1921-2020) was a World War II American fighter pilot and ace. The Ralph Wandrey Fighter Ace Collection documents fighter pilot and ace Ralph Wandrey's World War II service as well as activities associated to his veteran status, from 1935-2009. A smaller amount of material is personal in nature. Types of material include military records, a pilot's log, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, pamphlets, personal and educational records and clippings.
Harold W. Zipp Collection
Abstract Harold W. Zipp was an engineer at the Boeing Company for forty years. The collection documents his career, particularly his tenure in Wichita, Kansas, with diaries, photographs and other documents.