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James B. Morehead United States Air Force photographic portrait

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2007-06-16
The collection is comprised of a single color photographic portrait of United States Air Force fighter pilot and ace Colonel James B. Morehead (1916-2012). The photo is 2.5x3" and has been laminated at some point. It depicts Morehead dressed in his military uniform in front of the American flag and is undated (circa 1967-2007). There is no caption and it is unknown who took the photograph.


  • undated (circa 1967-2007)


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.


.01 Cubic Feet (1 letter size file folder)

Biographical Note: James B. Morehead

James Bruce Morehead was born on August 16, 1916 in Paoli, Oklahoma. Morehead joined the United States Army Air Force in 1940 and served during World War II as a fighter pilot. He flew combat missions over a three-year span of the war with a total of eight aerial victories, earning Ace status in April 1942. Morehead served in the USAF until 1967, when he retired at the rank of Colonel. Morehead died on March 11, 2012 and was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

An audio interview with Morehead is present in the American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interview Collection (2002-02-13-OralHist).

Separated Materials

The collection includes several pins, medals, and insignia, which are kept in Objects storage. For more information contact us.

Processing Information

The photograph was originally housed within a shadowbox with pins, medals, and insignia from Morehead's military career. The shadowbox was dissassembled for preservation reasons.


Guide to the James B. Morehead United States Air Force photographic portrait
Completed - Level 2
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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