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 63 Collections and/or Records:
John Cook Collection
Abstract Born in Scotland, John Cook (1899-) was a mechanic who worked on the engines that powered the Douglas World Cruisers that completed the first circumnavigation of the globe by air. Cook also served in the military for thirty-six years and later was a Quality Control Inspector for the Air Force Aircraft program at Boeing. The collection contains photographs, slides, and textual materials primarily related to his time at Boeing as well as some photographs and documents related to his contribution...
Found in: The Museum of Flight Archives / John Cook Collection
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.
Donald B. Croly Boeing Concept Art Collection
Contents of the Collection The Donald B. Croly Boeing Concept Art Collection holds 39 pieces of concept art created by Croly, circa 1940s-1970s, during his time as an artist at the Boeing Company. Most are original gouache paintings, although there are three pen and ink and graphite drawings and two photographic reproduction posters. Scenes primarily depict aircraft in a variety of settings, including in flight, parked at terminals and engaged in U.S. Air Force military operations. A small number feature...
Floyd R. Daniel Boeing Collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Contents of the Collection The Floyd R. Daniel Boeing Collection is comprised of materials relating to Daniel’s 26-year career as photographer and videographer at the Boeing Company. The collection primarily consists of photographic materials and assorted documents relating to Daniel’s career, as well as seven films, all ranging from the late 1920s to early 1960s.The photographs, which are comprised of 95 black-and-white prints, nine color prints, 22 negatives, and three transparencies, consist of official...
Ancil T. Davis B-52 Collection
Collection — Folder: One
Content Description The Ancil T. Davis B-52 Collection consists of 10 pages taken from a U.S. Air Force conversion booklet used in the manufacturing and modification of B-52s for the U.S. Air Force at Boeing's Wichita branch. Davis was employed with Boeing at the Wichita branch and used these conversions when constructing and modifying B-52s.
William H. Dyche World War II Photograph Albums
Contents of the Collection William H. Dyche World War II Photograph Albums is a collection of six photograph albums with black-and-white photographs taken by aerial photographer William H. Dyche during World War II. Images include scenic shots of the English countryside, castles, cathedrals and people as well as aerial photographs of England and France, including what appears to be D-Day. Aircraft are also featured, including the B-24, B-17, and P-38; in particular “Flak Bait” and “Mild & Bitter.” There...
Arthur E. Easterbrook Collection
Abstract Arthur E. Easterbrook (1893-1950) held a long career with the U.S. Air Force, beginning as an observer during World War I and later as a recruiter and commanding officer at numerous bases. The collection contains photographs, clippings, and paper ephemera relating to Easterbrook's life and military career.
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
Halden H. Emrick Collection
Abstract The collection contains materials relating to Halden H. Emrick's personal life and varied aviation career as a pilot's instructor during World War I, chief pilot for Curtiss-Wright and other aircraft companies, and a stunt pilot during the heyday of barnstorming in the 1920s and 1930s.
William Firth Photograph Collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Content Description The William Firth Photograph Collection is a small collection consisting of 29 black-and-white 8x10-inch photographs depicting various aircraft including Boeing, Consolidated, Curtiss, Douglas, and Fleet models from circa 1920s-1950s. The majority of images depict side or three-quarter views of aircraft on the ground, although some images depict aircraft in flight. Many images are of aircraft from the U.S. Air Force and some images were taken at Edwards Air Force Base. Not all aircraft have...
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