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Henry L. Reed Photographs

Identifier: 1993-01-14
The Henry L. Reed Photographs collection is comprised of slides, photographs, and negatives taken by Reed during his 1949-1962 military service. The photographs were taken at various Air Force Bases (AFB), including Scott AFB (St. Clair County, Illinois), Barksdale AFB (Bossier Parish, Louisiana), Keesler AFB (Biloxi, Mississippi), Griffiss AFB (Rome, New York), and James Connally AFB (Waco, Texas).

The images include sixty-seven (67) photographs and seventy-five (75) slides of various planes, including the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, and North American B-25 Mitchell. There are also nine (9) negatives of the North American B-25 Mitchell images. The aircraft are featured in flight and on the ground. Some photographs show instrument panels, cockpits, damage to the aircraft, unidentified locations, aerial shots, and people, including one with an unidentified soldier sitting on the nose of a plane. Some of the images have numbers stamped on the back. Additionally, there are images taken at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio of the aircraft on display as well as the USAF Thunderbirds demonstration team, in flight and on the ground.


  • 1949-1962


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.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 half-width letter size document box)


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.

Biographical Note: Henry L. Reed

Henry L. Reed was a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1942-1963. Reed fought in World War II, and was stationed in the Philippines at the time that Pearl Harbor was bombed. He ended up being captured and was forced on the infamous Bataan Death March. He eventually reached Japan and was in Nagasaki when the atomic bomb "Fat Man" was dropped on August 9, 1945. Reed survived and served in the Air Force until retiring in 1963.

No further biographical information is known.


Biography derived from donor information.


No further accruals are expected.


Guide to the Henry L. Reed Photographs
Completed - Level 4
L. Zaborowski, J.Parent
2014, 2018
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
2nd Edition

Revision Statements

  • 2018: This finding aid has been revised to reflect current archival standards.
  • November 2018 : inding 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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