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Howard Wellman Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2012-03-07
The Howard Wellman Collection pertains to the military and commercial airline pilot career of Howard Eugene "Brick" Wellman. The collection contains materials gathered and collected by Wellman over his nearly 40-year aviation career, twenty-nine years of which were completed overseas serving as a pilot for Iran Air and Pacific Overseas Airlines. The collection includes photographs, certificates, correspondence, personnel records, an illustration of Wellman, airline ephemera and textual material.


  • 1930-1995


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research but has not been fully processed. Access to the collection may be limited or may require additional processing time. 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.


0.4 Cubic Feet (1 half-width legal size document box)

Biographical Note: Howard Wellman

Howard Eugene "Brick" Wellman was born March 6, 1914 in eastern Washington (State). Wellman began flying in 1937 and was an instructor for the Civil Pilot's Training program in 1939. In fall 1940, he was hired by Buroker-Hicks Flying Service as Chief Instructor.

In the spring of 1944, Wellman was hired by Consolidated Vultee and after 10 months transferred to Consairway Division, which flew personnel and supplies to the Pacific Islands during World War II.

After the war, Wellman worked for United Airlines very briefly. Wellman joined Pacific Airline Siam (POAS) in late 1950 and remained in Thailand for eight years. He joined Iran Air in 1959 and flew for them for sixteen years, including becoming part of the VIP flight crew and serving as pilot for the Shah of Iran. Wellman retired from flying in 1974 and was accepted to the International Aviation Organization, United Nations. He was posted in Lagos, Nigeria in 1974 and served five years before retiring to the United States in 1979. Wellman passed away March 5, 2000.

Source: Biography derived from information provided by donor.

Processing Information

This collection has not been fully processed.
Guide to the Howard Wellman Collection
Completed - Level 1
J. Parent
Description rules
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1st Edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

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Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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