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William E. Boeing Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-10-06-B
Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.

Emile Chourré and Chourré Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-06-17
Abstract The Emile Chourré and Chourré Family Papers is comprised of documents and scrapbooks, photographic prints and photograph albums, and assorted ephemera primarily pertaining to the life and military career of Lieutenant Commander Emile Chourré (1894-1938). Major topics include Chourré's military service, especially while stationed in Coco Solo, Panama; his service as a U.S. Naval announcer for the 1929-1931 and 1933-1934 National Air Races; and family (immediate and extended) photographs.

Stanley J. Dec Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-06-02
Abstract Stanley Joseph Dec (1920-) was born in Raymond, Washington. After attending flight school in Iowa, Dec joined the military and served as a pilot for the U.S. Navy during World War II. The collection contains documents, logs, and publications documenting the training and military career of World War II U. S. Navy Ensign Stanley J. Dec.

Gordon Highfill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-04-17
Abstract 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.

Frank C. Leigh World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-02-09
Overview The collection contains items relating to Frank C. Leigh's time serving with the United States Navy as a signalman, specifically on the USS Chenango during World War II.

Iva and Homer Metz Space Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-11-01
Overview The Iva and Homer Metz Space Collection documents the careers of both Iva and Homer in aviation and the space industry. It follows their time with the U.S. Navy, the Boeing Company, North American Aviation, and at Cape Canaveral during the Apollo and Skylab programs.

Desiree "Jerry" Clifford Michaud and Thelma Irene McGraw Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-11-01
Abstract Jerry Michaud (1924-1982) Michaud served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Naval pilot in the Pacific Theater. Thelma McGraw (1920-1996) She worked as a stewardess with United Airlines (UAL). The collection contains textual materials, black-and-white photographs, and ephemera associated with their 1942-1952 naval and commercial airline careers, respectively.

Albert Fulton Moorehead World War II Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2004-03-03
Contents of the Collection The Albert Fulton Moorehead World War II Collection primarily relates to the World War II service of pilot Albert Fulton Moorehead, who served with the United States Naval Reserve Patrol Bombing Squadron 136. The collection contains approximately 130 photographs depicting locations in Alaska during the war, military personnel, activities, and aircraft. Additional materials include a pilot's log book, a typed "Personal History of VPB-136" by Robert R. Larson, military records and...

Remi Charles O’Connor Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-03-19
Contents of the Collection The Remi Charles O'Connor Collection primarily relates to the 1941-1956 military service of O'Connor, a Naval Aviator in World War II and the Korean War. The collection is comprised of textual materials such as logs, correspondence, and clippings, as well as 10 photographic prints and one 8mm film reel.The bulk of the collection consists of O'Connor's flight logs, including two from his student pilot training in 1941 and five that cover his flying career from 1941-1964. The logs often...

William Orthman World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-07-17-A
Abstract William Orthman (1911-1990) was drafted into the United States Army in 1942. He served in the China-Burma-India Theater as Public Relations Officer. The collection is comprised of 340 photographs and a small amount of textual materials from his 1945-1946 service.

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