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United States. Air Force

 Organization

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:

James H. Platt Vietnam War Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-10-19
Abstract James H. Platt served in Vietnam from 1967-1968 as a United States Air Force Rescue Commander. The collection contains twenty (20) slides and one (1) photocopied document related to his service.

Henry L. Reed Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1993-01-14
Abstract Henry L. Reed was a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1942-1963. The collection contains negatives, slides, and photographs of various military aircraft taken by Reed during his service.

José Sanches Boeing KC-135 instructional materials

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2011-10-31
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of assorted documents and pilot training materials acquired by José Sanches during his 1980-1988 United States Air Force service. The materials relate to the Boeing KC-135 and Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington (state). Examples include "Cockpit Procedures Trainer Program Systems Facts and Review," "Setting Takeoff Thrust - KC-135," "KC-135 Cold Weather Procedures,"KC-135 Mito/Cell Formation Techniques," and "Fairchild AFB EWO T/O Data."

C. Ashby Shoop Aviation Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 1993-02-12
Contents of the Collection The C. Ashby Shoop Aviation Collection is a small collection containing visual and textual materials related to various aircraft, circa 1929-1970s. Nine photographs in the collection depict primarily aircraft, including the Northrop YB-49, Boeing B-17, Boeing/Northop B-2, Cessna CG-2, and Cessna CW-6. Other images depict General Dynamics AGM-109 and one photograph features a pilot, possibly Shoop, exiting an obscured aircraft. The photographs are 8x10" and are a mix of color and...

Robert L. Simons Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-05-05-B
Overview Robert Lewis Simons was a military and commercial pilot in the mid-twentieth century. The Collection is comprised of materials relating to Simons’ career , including log books, military records, photographs, and films.

Walter and Flossie Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-05-04
Abstract Walter A. Smith, Jr. served in the United States Air Force for over 30 years and was an active member of the P-47 Pilots Association. The collection contains materials relating to Walter Smith's Air Force career and World War I-era music collected by his wife, Flossie Smith.

Joseph J. Sofet Air Force One Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-05-17-A
Content Description The Joseph J. Sofet Air Force One Collection is a small collection of materials collected by Col. Joseph J. Sofet, pilot for Air Force One aircraft, VC-137B SAM970 and VC-137C SAM26000. The collection includes clippings about Sofet and his career as a pilot for Air Force One and about SAM970; photocopies of images of Sofet and Air Force one aircraft; matchbook covers branded for Air Force One and the President of the United States; an undated color 8x10" photograph of SAM26000 signed by the...

Norman G. Stromer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-09-19
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.

Merwin W. Vining World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1996-07-12
Abstract Merwin W. Vining was a United States Air Force pilot with the 381st Bombardment Group during World War II. The collection includes two (2) photographs, a yearbook and graduation announcement, and a pilot's log primarily related to Vining's time as a cadet, although the log book covers Vining's 1944-1945 service in the European theater.

Ralph Wandrey Fighter Ace Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-04-18
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.

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