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Norman E. Horn Collection

Identifier: 2006-03-13
The Norman E. Horn Collection is comprised of five (5) photographs of aircraft, military aviation students, and civilians at Love Field, Dallas, Texas, where Horn trained as a pilot during World War I. The images show Horn and fellow servicemen with the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny aircraft with which they were trained.


  • circa 1917-1919


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


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The collection contains photographs of Curtiss Jennys at Love Field, Texas flown by Norman E. Horn in his training as a pilot during World War I.

Biographical Note: Norman E. Horn

Norman E. Horn trained as a pilot at Love Field, Dallas, Texas, during World War I. No further biographical information is known.
Historical Note: Love Field Love Field was constructed near Dallas, Texas in response to the United States' entry into World War I, one of many airfields opened to train new pilots. A number of aero squadrons were stationed here as training squadrons, and were reassigned as lettered squadrons to denote their training status. These squadrons included the 71st Aero Squadron/Squadron "A" (February-November 1918), 121st Aero Squadron/Squadron "B" (April 1918-November 1918), 136th Aero Squadron/Squadron "C" (November 1917-November 1918), and 197th Aero Squadron/Squadron "D" (November 1917-November 1918). The 169th Aero Squadron, an observation squadron, was formed at Love Field in December 1917 and shipped overseas in February 1918. The 199th Aero Squadron (observation) was briefly stationed at Love in December 1917 before also continuing overseas. The 277th Aero Squadron, formed February 1918 at Love Field, made it as far as New York in August 1918 but never went overseas. Finally, the 865th Aero Squadron, a repair squadron, was formed at Love in March 1918 and subsequently assigned to a dedicated repair depot at the field.

Love Field was deactivated after the war and used primarily as storage for aircraft. In 1929, civilian use of the airfield began with passenger flights after the city of Dallas purchased the land. It continues to be operated as a Dallas, Texas area airport under the name Dallas Love Field.


Dallas Airport System. Dallas, Texas, Love Field Airport.

Center of Military History, United States Army. Order of Battle of the United States Land Forces in the World War - Zone of the Interior: Directory of Troops, vol. 3, pt. 3. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988.


Further accruals are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Materials from this collection have been digitized and are available at The Museum of Flight Digital Collections.
Guide to the Norman E. Horn Collection
Completed - Level 4
A. Demeter
Description rules
Language of description
Processing, cataloging and digitization of this collection was made possible by a Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) "Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives" grant.
Edition statement
1st Edition

Revision Statements

  • November 2018: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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