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Pomer Family Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: Scrapbook Box 42
Identifier: 2007-05-11-A
The collection is comprised of a scrapbook with primarily black-and-white photographs featuring women and men in Navy uniforms, aircraft in flight, and military personnel and civilians in both casual and posed settings, circa 1930s-1950s. Most of the images are military-related with some depicting members of the Pomer family. The scrapbook also has a certificate of membership for the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences and three Pomer family children's report cards.


  • circa 1930s-1950s


Language of Materials

All 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. 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.


0.45 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Biographical Note: Guenther H. Pomer

Guenther Hans Pomer was born on September 25, 1919 in Berlin, Germany to Anna Hedwig Rossellek and Johannes Pomerehnke. The family immigrated to the United States in 1925. The family moved to Havana, Cuba and he graduated from Candler College in 1937 before returning to the United States. Pomer became a naturalized citizen and served in the Civil Air Patrol and for the United States Air Force Base Unit during World War II, from October 1942 through May 1946.

Post-war, Pomer worked as a engineer and was active as a member in many professional societies, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He worked for The Boeing Company from 1961 until his retirement in 1990.

Pomer married Virginia Perkins Ashbaugh (-1974) on September 9, 1947 and the couple had two children, Kenneth (-2014) and Shirley. In 1949, Pomer graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering. After his first wife died, Pomer married Janice [maiden name unknown], although the couple divorced in 1990. Guenther Hans Pomer died on December 27, 2017.


Biography derived from online obituary.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Guenther Pomer in 2007.


No further accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

The following material were separated from the archival component and are kept in the Library:

  • Aviation's Aircraft handbook, 1935
  • Twin Wasp Jr. & Twin Wasp engine installations, 1936
  • Single row installations, 1937
  • Aviation week,multiple issues (1956-1968)
  • Aviation, February 1946
  • Aero Digest, August 1939, February 1940, June 1940, March 1941, April 1942, February 1946
  • Flying: Royal Air Force special issue September 1942
Guide to the Pomer Family Scrapbook
Completed - Level 1
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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