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Dave M. Carver Pilot Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2023-11-03
The Dave M. Carver Pilot Collection is a small collection consisting of textual materials related to Carver's career as a pilot with United Airlines. Included are a business card for him from his time as a United Captain and a program from his memorial service in 2018.


  • circa 1960s-1980s, 2018


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.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 letter size file folder)

Biographical / Historical

Dave M. Carver was a pilot for United Airlines in teh second half of the 20th century.

Dave Morris Carver was born on April 27, 192 in Oregon. He attended Hillsborough High School and Pacific University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a radioman, stationed in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. After the war he served as a flight instructor and managed a seaplane base. He joined United Airlines January 17, 1952, working with them until April 30, 1984. During the course of his career he flew Douglas DC-3s, DC-4s, DC-5s, DC-7s, DC-8s, and DC-10s as well as Boeing 720s and 727s.

Carver died on October 30, 2018.

Biographical note derived from donor information.

Related Materials

The Museum of Flight also has numerous uniform pieces in its Objects collection.
Guide to the Dave M. Carver Pilot Collection
Completed - Level 1
Nicole Davis
2024 February
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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