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Gordon Highfill Papers

Identifier: 2004-04-17
The Gordon Highfill Papers contains documents related to the U. S. Navy and Naval Reserve career of Gordon Highfill. Highfill's career is primarily documented through the three log books in this collection, but the military records in Folder 1 also contains information about his activities and the Naval Air Station in Seattle, where Highfill was stationed during his career. Also included are a checklist for a Douglas C-47 Skytrain, a Civilian Pilot Training rating book, and a copy of the August 1962 Naval Reservist newsletter.


  • 1943-1962


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.


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 half-width legal size document box)


Gordon Highfill served as a pilot for the United States Navy during World War II and in the Naval Reserves during the 1950s-1960s. The collection contains military records, a Naval Reservist newsletter, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain check list, and three (3) pilot log books from his service.

Biographical Note: Gordon J. Highfill

Lieutenant Gordon Jefferson Highfill served as a pilot for the United States Navy during World War II. He served stateside for the duration of the war, flying all over the west coast of the U. S. and up to Alaska. After the war, Highfill was active in the Naval Reserve throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in 1960. His career was mainly based in Seattle, Washington, at the Naval Air Station at Sand Point.

No further information is known.


No further accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

The following items have been separated from the archival component and are kept in Objects Storage:
  • One (1) Flight jacket
  • One (1) Foot locker


Guide to the Gordon Highfill Papers
Completed - Level 4
L. Zaborowski, J.Parent
2014, 2018
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
2nd Edition

Revision Statements

  • 2018: This finding aid was revised to reflect updated DACS and Museum of Flight standards.
  • November 2018: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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