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The John R. Buschmann B-29 Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-11-19
Abstract Lt. Col. John R. Buschmann compiled this information about the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, known as "T-Square 54," through personal research and interviews with former crew members. In 2015 these materials, including a short history of the plane written by Lt. Col. Buschmann, were donated to the Museum of Flight in an effort to keep the physical plane and its history housed in one location.

The James H. Dilonardo Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-01-21
Abstract James H. Dilonardo was a local aviation enthusiast strongly tied to Boeing Field and The Museum of Flight. His collection consits of photographs, textual materials, sound recordings, and film largely related to aviation in Seattle, Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

Opray Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1999-09-25
Abstract Joseph E. Opray (1919-1992) was born in Oregon and served in World War II with the United States Army 635th Tank Battalion. The collection contains primarily World War II era materials including a scrapbook, several issues of the Stars and Stripes newspaper and assorted ephemera, including a poem, "A Hitch in Hell" by Joe Opray. There are also issues of the 1919 newsletterThe Dirigible from the...

Ray Poindexter Model Drawings Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2008-08-07
Contents of the Collection The Ray Poindexter Model Drawings Collection is comprised of materials relating to Poindexter's model-building of World War II Japanese and American ships during and after his World War II United States Army service. It includes three original drawings of World War II ships, an identification manual, and a post-war hand-made display sign about the models.Poindexter drew all three drawings in pencil on oddly-shaped pieces of paper; one is of a submarine and the other two are ships. The...

Donald K. Prothero World War II Photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2015-03-13
Contents of the Collection The Donald K. Prothero World War II Photographs is comprised of 116 black-and-white photographs taken by Donald K. Prothero of the 86th Combat Mapping Squadron during World War II. A list of captions is provided for the photographs. The photographs feature life of United States servicemen on base at Saipan, including construction of a photograph lab, USO shows, concerts, performances by indigenous Chamorro inhabitants, the base's theater, mess halls, and hospitals. Several images of...

Charles Ashby Shoop World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-04-22
Contents of the Collection the Charles Ashby Shoop World War II Collection contains textual and visual materials related to the World War II and post-war military service of Charles Ashby Shoop, a liaison pilot with the United States Army 104th Infantry Division. The bulk of the textual materials is Shoop’s 1942-1945 World War II and 1946-1960 post-war Reserve military service records, which include orders and assignments, promotion recommendations, memorandums and correspondence, and receipts and shipping...

Sutherland Family World War II Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2019-09-02
Content Description The Sutherland Family World War II Collection is a small collection of visual and textual materials related to the U.S. military service of David H., George L. and John R. Sutherland during World War II.David H. Sutherland's service is documented with a spiralbound notebook with handwritten notes likely from flight training; his certificate of service; a separation qualification record (photocopy); a document clearing his accounts from Hendricks Field, Florida; a V-mail letter...

Kenneth D. Wallace World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-03-29
Overview The Kenneth D. Wallace World War II Collection is comprised of textual and photographic materials primarily relating to Kenneth D. Wallace's military career as a pilot during World War II circa 1940s.

Bruce Whitman Aviation Art Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2021-04-16-A
Overview The Bruce Whitman Aviation Art Collection is a collection of artwork including a drawing, posters, lithographs, photographs, and advertisements primarily related to American military aviation from about 1917 to the early 1950s.

World War II-era Propaganda Posters

 Collection
Identifier: 2020-00-00-08
Overview The World War II-era Propaganda Posters is a collection of posters illustrating the United States Government propaganda campaign to persuade Americans to support the war effort. The posters were mass-produced from about 1939 to 1945.

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