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Jack Schwartz Collection of World War II Aircraft Recognition Cards

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2022-05-26
The Jack Schwartz Collection of World War II Aircraft Recognition Cards is a small collection consisting of a set of World War II-era cards used for aircraft identification, collected by Schwartz during his service with coastal artillery stationed at Fort Casey, Washington. There are 75 cards in total, all measuring 4x5.5 inches, and describing a variety of American, European, and Japanese military aircraft. Each card describes a single aircraft. One side of each card has three silhouette views of the aircraft and the reverse side includes descriptive information about it. Twenty-nine of the cards are numbered 1-30 (#7 is missing), and forty-six of the cards are unnumbered.


  • circa 1943-1945


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.


.05 Cubic Feet (1 letter size folder)

Separated Materials

One book (Pictorial Manual. Aircraft and Surfacecraft U.S.N.T.S. (Recognition)) was transferred to the library collection.


Guide to the Jack Schwartz Collection of World War II Aircraft Recognition Cards
Completed - Level 1
Nicole Davis
2022 August
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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