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Adilene (Pogliano) Haderli Boeing Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: Scrapbook Box 23, Volume: One
Identifier: 2022-02-07
Adilene (Pogliano) Haderli Boeing Scrapbook consists of a scrapbook created by Haderli who worked as a painter for Boeing during World War II. The scrapbook includes clippings, photographs, correspondence, printed ephemera, and some small artifacts, both affixed to the pages and loose, predominantly related to the construction of Boeing B-17s. The majority of materials date from 1942-1945.

The scrapbook measures about 12.5x16.5x2 inches and has a brown faux-leather cover with an image of a B-17 embossed at the center. It contains 64 pages with matierals affixed to all of them and there are also additional loose materials. Numerous clippings from Seattle, Washington-area newspapers and issues of Boeing News describe B-17 construction, including completion of "Five Grand," Boeing Company employees, use of the B-29 in the war, and President Franklin Roosevelt. Some of the loose clippings date from after the war, including to the Koren War era and later. There are six 8x10-inch black-and-white photographs in the album as well as eight loose prints, which are all official Boeing Company images. The majority depict "Five Grand" but two are group portraits of the aircraft painters, one of which includes Haderli. There is also a 6.5x8.5 inch formal photographic portrait of Haderli among the loose items. A few pieces of correspondence include notes from friends, general Boeing Company memos to employees including one about receiving the Army-Navy "E" rating award for production, and a letter announcing her lay-off due to curtailed production. Various pieces of ephemera and small objects are also included such as painter's stencils, a pass for "Guest Day" at the Renton plant, two painters caps, samples of plastic used in some way on her job, and a pocket-size Boeing accident prevention manual. Some personal items collection from travels, including restaurant cocktail napkins and a map, are also present at the back of the album.


  • 1942-1954, 2001


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The scrapbook pages are brittle and some are falling out of the scrapbook and so should be handled with care. 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.


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Biographical Note: Adileen (Pogliano) Haderli

Adileen (Pogliano) Haderli was an aircraft painter for the Boeing Company during World War II.

Haderli was born in San Francisco, California on April 11, 1911. She married Richard Hugh Haderli on September 12, 1940 in Helena, Montana. She died September 21, 2008.

No further information is known. Biographical note derived from donor information and records on

Separated Materials

A button for I.A.M. Aero Mechanics quarter 751 was removed from the scrapbook and transferred to the objects collection.
Guide to the Adilene (Pogliano) Haderli Boeing Scrapbook
Completed - Level 2
N. Davis
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Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

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Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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