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Joseph Baillargeon Douglas World Cruisers Photograph Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2011-00-00-13
Contents of the Collection The Joseph Baillargeon Douglas World Cruisers Photograph Collection contains 33 black-and-white photographs of Douglas World Cruisers in Alaska during the 1924 around-the-world flight. The aircraft are depicted in flight, on the ground, and afloat in an Alaskan harbor, likely in April 1924. In most of the aircraft images it is difficult to know which specific plane is depicted as the views are often obscured or seen from a distance. Some images include unidentified individuals, including the...

Steven E. Brackin Prints of Leigh Wade Negatives of Douglas World Cruisers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2018-00-00-183
Contents of the Collection The Steven E. Brackin Prints of Leigh Wade Negatives of Douglas World Cruisers consists of 45 8x10-inch black-and-white reproduction prints, primarily from negatives in the Leigh Wade Collection housed at McDermott Library, United State Air Force Academy. The prints were collected and possibly printed by Brackin and provide a glimpse into various aspects of the 1924 around-the-world flight of the Douglas World Cruisers. All four aircraft are represented, as are the pilots. The...

John Cook Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-07-31
Abstract Born in Scotland, John Cook (1899-) was a mechanic who worked on the engines that powered the Douglas World Cruisers that completed the first circumnavigation of the globe by air. Cook also served in the military for thirty-six years and later was a Quality Control Inspector for the Air Force Aircraft program at Boeing. The collection contains photographs, slides, and textual materials primarily related to his time at Boeing as well as some photographs and documents related to his contribution...

Virginia Drugg Douglas World Cruisers Photograph Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 1995-01-06
Contents of the Collection The Virginia Drugg Douglas World Cruisers Photograph Collection contains seven black-and-white photographs of the Douglas World Cruisers while stopped in Unalaska, Alaska during the around the world flight, circa April 1924. The photographs depict a single plane in flight over Unalaska Harbor, Alaska; three of the planes at anchor in Unalaska Harbor; a group of unidentified dignitaries with the pilots in front of Prince Rupert Hotel in Unalaska; two aircraft at anchor with a third visible in...

Donna Hansen Douglas World Cruisers Photograph Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2002-07-18
Contents of the Collection The Donna Hansen Douglas World Cruisers Photograph Collection holds two vintage black-and-white photographs taken in Kanatak, Alaska in April 1924. Both images depict the Seattle (No.1) Douglas World Cruiser afloat in shallow waters. People are near the aircraft, likely the pilot, Major Frederick Martin, and co-pilot, Staff Sergeant Alva Harvey. One of the images includes a caption: "First round the world flight plane, forced down at Kanatak, Alaska on...

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...

Florence Ragen Douglas World Cruisers Photograph Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2007-03-29-C
Contents of the Collection The Florence Ragen Douglas World Cruisers Photograph Collection contains a single black-and-white photograph taken in March 1924. The image depicts six of the eight fliers from the first round-the-world flight standing in front of a car: (from left to right) Leigh Wade, Erik H. Nelson, Leslie P. Arnold, Lowell H. Smith, John Harding, Jr., and Henry H. Ogden. Two Douglas World Cruisers are partially visible behind the men. A note on the back of the print identifies the right hand plane as the...

Russian Aviation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-00-00-4
Abstract The Russian Aviation Collection documents 20th century Soviet and Russian aviators and aviation accomplishments, including the Soviet Transpolar Flight of 1937 as well as the Douglas World Cruisers of 1924, with photographs, clippings, articles, and photographic reproductions of various textual materials.

Claude Shea Early Aviation Photograph Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 1990-03-20-A
Contents of the Collection The Claude Shea Early Aviation Photograph Collection holds two vintage black-and-white photographs depicting early aviators from 1924 and 1930 respectively. One photograph shows the Douglas World Cruiser "Seattle (No. 1)" piloted by Major Martin during the flight around the world. It was likely taken in Seward, Alaska, circa April 1924. The caption on verso reads "This could be near Seward, Alaska. Major Martin. Around the world flight of 1924?" It is 3 x 4.5 inches and in poor condition, with...

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