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Jim Germeglia binder of Curtiss C-46 Production Breakdown drawings

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Oversize Materials 1980-1999, oversize: folder
Identifier: 1985-12-17
This small collection is comprised of an 11x17" binder of technical drawings for the Curtiss C-46 Commando, dated 1943-1944. The binder cover is black with white text that reads: "Production Breakdown drawings - C-46 Airplane - Curtiss Wright Corporation - Airplane Division - Buffalo Plant." It also has "Germeglia" on the upper right corner, which is the last name of the donor. Any further connection to the content is unknown although it is possible Jim Germeglia was a Curtiss employee.

On the inside of the front cover is a taped note that reads: "Please notice: Pages are not to be removed from this book. Extra prints may be obtained through specification files, Plant 2. Serial No: 13. Assigned to: L. W. Smead." There connection between Smead and Germeglia is unknown.

Housed within the binder are a variety of technical drawings for the Curtiss C-46. Examples include Center Panel Structural, Fin Assembly, Door Assemble (Pilot's entrance), Outer Panel - Structural, Skin Assembly (Upper), Outer Panel, and Fuselage - Aft Section, Forward Floor. The drawings were done by a variety of people, including Mary C. Welch, A. Blanck, J.A. Sinclair, and Millonza. Note that the first three drawings are loose, while the rest are secured within the binder.


  • 1943-1944


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.


.03 Cubic Feet (1 oversize folder)

Biographical Note: Jim Germeglia

As of 1985, Jim Germeglia was residing in Washington state. No further information is known.


Biography derived from donor information.


No further accruals are expected.


Guide to the Jim Germeglia binder of Curtiss C-46 Production Breakdown drawings
Completed - Level 2
J. Parent
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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