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The Becvar Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1992-07-24
Abstract George Becvar (1909-1990) was born in Denver, Colorado and with his brothers Lou (1908-1984) and Chuck (1904-1986) started Kent Flying Service which ran from approximately 1927-1930 in Kent, Washington. The collection consists of the pilot logbook for George Becvar and a scrapbook that primarily covers George Becvar's 1927-1931 flying career.

Herman Butler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1985-12-27-A
Abstract Herman Butler, originally of Belleville, Washington, served as a pilot during World War I and after with the U.S.A. School of Aerial Photography at Langley Field. The collection contains materials relating to the Butler's wartime and postwar service.

Hamilton Coolidge World War I Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2000-10-16-101
Abstract Hamilton "Ham" Coolidge (1895-1918) was one of many young men from wealthy New England families who enlisted during World War I. The collection contains materials related to Captain Coolidge's service a pilot with the U.S. Army Air Service 94th Aero Squadron. Coolidge achieved Ace status, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and was killed in action.

Charles W. Drew Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-02-17-and-2007-10-06
Abstract Charles Wallace Drew (1896-1979) served as a pilot with the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I, and later worked as an airport engineer. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, clippings, and other materials relating to Drew's wartime experience.

Halden H. Emrick Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1989-02-16
Abstract The collection contains materials relating to Halden H. Emrick's personal life and varied aviation career as a pilot's instructor during World War I, chief pilot for Curtiss-Wright and other aircraft companies, and a stunt pilot during the heyday of barnstorming in the 1920s and 1930s.

Harold E. Hartney Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-07-03
Abstract Harold E. Hartney (1888-1945) rose through the ranks of the Canadian Army to become the Commander of the U.S. Air Service's 27th Aero Squadron in France during World War I. Credited as an ace and recipient of numerous military awards, after the war Hartney went on to train military pilots, advise on air safety, and serve again in World War II. The collection contains photographs, correspondence, clippings, and paper ephemera relating to Hartney's World War and interwar careers, as well as some...

Norman E. Horn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-03-13
Abstract The collection contains photographs of Curtiss Jennys at Love Field, Texas flown by Norman E. Horn in his training as a pilot during World War I.

Colin Hunter Collection of U.S.A. Aerial Photography School Photograph Albums

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-06-08
Abstract The collection contains visual materials relating primarily to the U.S.A. Aerial Photography School in Rochester, New York during World War I.

J. V. and Harley Hyde Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1985-08-15-A
Abstract Jules Verne (J. V.) Hyde (1889-1953) and Harley Hyde (1892-1919) were brothers who served in World War I as flight instructors. The collection contains documents, clippings, and photographs relating to J. V. Hyde's military service during World War I, his post-war work as the first manager of Boeing Field, and later work at Boeing as an inspector. The collection also includes documents, clippings, and photographs about his brother Harley's World War I service and death due to an airplane...

Leroy F. Johnson Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2009-12-03
Contents of the Collection The Leroy F. Johnson Collection is a small collection comprised of materials relating to John "Scarsdale Jack" Newkirk and sixteen (16) black-and-white avation photographs that appear to be unrelated to Newkirk. The materials related to John Newkirk include two (2) digital reprints of 1940s-era portraits of Newkirk in uniform as well as an eight-page typed biography, "The Life of Jack Newkirk - Known as "Scarsdale Jack," by Janet Newkirk (his sister), copyright 1942. ...

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