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John Espy World War II Collection

Identifier: 2018-00-00-113
The collection pertains to pilot John Espy, including World War II and post-war materials. It includes pilot log books, 1941-1955; a "short snorter" dated October 23, 1942, and other foreign currency; membership certificates, and American Airline employment records for Espy. Also included is a CAA airman identify card for Margaret Louise Rowe, whose name appears in one of Espy's pilot logs though the exact connection between the two is unknown. Additional materials include slides from a July 1969 air show; and images of the Goodyear Blimp, Boeing 747, and Concorde. There is also a film of what appears to be slide show for aircraft recognition.


  • 1941-1969


Language of Materials

A film is in German, all other 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. The film is not available for viewing, pending preservation. 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.


0.42 Cubic Feet (1 full-width letter size document box and 1 oversize folder)

Biographical Note: John Espy

John E. Espy was a pilot during World War II. Post-war, he worked at American Airlines. No further information is known.


No further accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

The following materials were separated from the archival component and are kept in Objects Storage:

  • Belt buckle
  • Two (2) medals
Guide to the John Espy World War II Collection
Completed - Level 1
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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