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 16 Collections and/or Records:
William Frederick Barns Papers
Abstract William Frederick "Bill" Barns (1920-1995) joined the United States Air Force in 1942 and flew in the European Theater during World War II. After the war, Barns served in the USAF in several capacities until his retirement in 1966 when he went to work in the private sector, including for Garrett Corporation. The collection contains a broad array of textual materials as well as photographs and digital images related to his military and professional careers.
Raphael and Bette Barto U.S. Air Force Collection
Content Description The Raphael and Bette Barto U.S. Air Force Collection documents the Bartos' service in the U.S. Air Force in the 1940s through 1960s with a variety of textual and visual materials. Raphael Barto's military service as a fighter pilot is documented with flight records and logbooks, certificates and diplomas, documentation related to his Air Medal, and photographs. The logbook primarily covers his time in training at Randolph Field, Texas, but his individual flight records provide more...
Frank D. Browning World War II Collection
Collection — Box: 1
Contents of the Collection The Frank D. Browning World War II Collection pertains to Browning's service as a navigator and bombardier with the 490th Bomb Squadron in the China India Burma Theater during World War II. Most of the items are dated 1942-1947, with some later dates. Materials include military records, including Browning's military business cards and a conduct guidelines sheet; a partially filled notebook, maps of China and select United States cities, photocopies of clippings and printed ephemera likely...
Merle M. Coons Fighter Ace Collection
Abstract Colonel Merle Coons (1921-1997) was a United States Air Force fighter pilot, earning ace status during World War II. The collection is a subset of the American Fighter Aces Collection and includes primarily textual materials, such as military orders and records, flight records and a log book, and a scrapbook, as well as a photograph album and a small amount of loose photographs.
Lee Embree Collection
Abstract Lee R. Embree (1915-2008) was born in Iowa, enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1936, and was assigned to the 38th Reconnaisance Squadron as an aerial photographer during World War II. Embree was at Hickam Field, Hawaii during the 1941 Pearl Harbor bombing and took several photographs. The collection contains photographs, textual materials, audiovisual materials, and a scrapbook that relate to Embree's military service and photography as well as his post-war photography activities.
Found in: The Museum of Flight Archives / Lee Embree Collection
Donald Hamlin World War II Collection
Collection — Box: One
Contents of the Collection The Donald G. Hamlin World War II Collection is a relatively small collection and is comprised of textual materials that primarily relate to the World War II military service of Donald G. Hamlin, a pilot with the United States Army Air Forces. It also includes a small amount of post-World War II material related to Hamlin's Air Force reserve service. World War II-era materials, dated 1943-1945, include Hamlin's medical records, his 1943-1944 pilot logbook and flight records, an...
Calvin H. and Yun Yau Kam Papers
Abstract Yun Yau Kam served in the U.S. Army for 19 years and was the father of Calvin H. Kam. Calvin H. Kam was born in Hawaii and enlisted in 1969, completing flight school in 1970. The collection contains military documents, photographs, and slides relating to the military service of Calvin H. Kam during Vietnam and photographs and clippings related to his father's, Yun Yau Kam, service during World War II and the Korean War.
Henry S. McMurray Logbooks and Military Records
Collection — Multiple Containers
Contents of the Collection The Henry S. McMurray Logbooks and Military Records contains logbooks, military records, and an autobiographical DVD that document the career of pilot Henry S. McMurray from 1937-2003. The materials cover McMurray's training as an Aviation Cadet, his service in Europe with the Eighth Air Force during World War II, and his careers as a commercial pilot with United Airlines and as a production test pilot with Boeing. The bulk of the collection is comprised of nine (9) logbooks,...
John W. Mitchell Fighter Ace Collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Content s of the Collection The collection relates to the military career of United States Army Air Force fighter pilot and ace John W. Mitchell, who served during World War II and the Korean War. Materials pertain largely to World War II, although there are some post-war items as well. It includes photographs and a photograph album with images depicting assorted military personnel, including Mitchell; activities, including reunions; and aircraft, including the P-38, P-59, and F-86. Other images depict post-war scenes 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.