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Contents of the Collection The E.L. Leak Collection is a small collection comprised of photographs and certificates collected during E.L. Leak’s service in the United States Navy in World War II and as a career pilot. Ten black-and-white photographs feature a group photo of VF Squadron 1B; a carrier landing accident; the USS Lexington (CV-2) under way; squadrons of Curtiss F6C-2 and Boeing F3B aircraft on deck of unidentified carrier; a Boeing F2B squadron on deck of unidentified ship with other destroyers in background;...
Overview Robert Lewis Simons was a military and commercial pilot in the mid-twentieth century. The Collection is comprised of materials relating to Simons’ career , including log books, military records, photographs, and films.
Contents of the Collection The collection contains two items: the original logbook for flight tests of the Boeing Model 299, and a letter from Boeing engineer Edward C. Wells to his father, Edward L. Wells. The logbook, "Log of Plane. Mod - 299. MFG - 1963," includes the license number (13372) and one page of test flight information for eighteen flights, starting on July 28, 1935 and ending on October 24, 1935. The logbook includes the date, length of flight, origination and destination, and purpose, such as...
- Subject: Boeing Y1B-17 Flying Fortress (Model 299B, YB-17, B-17) X
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