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Joe P. Doetsch B-17B inspection notes

 Collection — Folder: One
Identifier: 2019-00-00-6
This collection consists of notes by Joe P. Doetsch related to his work inspecting B-17B aircraft from about 1939-1940. There are 22 loose pages of notes which appear to have been cut from a notebook, an additional couple sheets of handwritten notes, and three pages of typed aircraft lists. The notebook pages document airplane serial number, its destination, propellor numbers, engine numbers, and other remarks such as pilot name. Additional pages document problems with the aircraft. The typed aircraft lists specify to which airfields the planes were designated.


  • 1939-1940


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.1 Cubic Feet (1 letter-size folder)

Biographical Note: J.P. Doetsch

J.P. Doetsch was an inspector of B-17B aircraft during World War II for the U.S. Army Air Corps. No further information is known.

Separated Materials

The following items have been separated and are stored in the Library:
  • Aviation Fuels and Their Effects on Engine Performance, U.S. Army Air Forces, 1945.
  • Operating Manual for War Reserve Aviation Gasoline Underground Storage Centers, Engineers' Committee on Oil Storage to the War Department and Navy Department, 1942.
  • Handbook of Specific Installation and Test Instructions with Run-in Schedules and Fuel Flow Curves for Overhauled Aircraft Engines, U.S. Army Air Forces, 1944.
Guide to the Joe P. Doetsch B-17B inspection notes
Completed - Level 2
N. Davis
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
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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