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George E. Adams, Jr. Papers and Photographs

Identifier: 2002-03-15
Abstract Collection of materials related to the military service of Second Lieutenant George E. Adams Jr., who served as a reconnaissance pilot in World War II.

Norman "Jim" S. Archibald Collection

Identifier: 1986-10-10A
Abstract Norman "Jim" Silas Archibald (1894-1975) of Seattle, Washington served in the U.S. Army Air Service, 95th Aero Squadron during World War I, and later published a bestselling book on his experience. He served again in the Air Force during World War II at home in Seattle. The collection contains correspondence, military documents, photographs, and other materials relating to Archibald's life and military service.

Abraham J. Artig World War II Collection

Identifier: 2019-09-11
Overview The A.J. Artig World War II Collection relates to A.J. Artig's service in the Army Air Corps as a B-26 Marauder pilot.

Avro Lancaster technical report and letter

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 1986-08-12-A
Content Description The Avro Lancaster technical report and letter is a small collection of textual materials about the Avro Lancaster from 1942. The collection includes one bound volume with information about the Avro Lancaster bomber including a general description, information on the Merlin and Hercules engines, technical data, plans and elevation drawings, and proposed bomb placement diagrams. The plans and elevation drawings are folded into the volume but unfold to dimensions of about 29x39 inches. A "secret"...

John L. Bailey Boeing B-52 Collection

 Collection — Folder: One
Identifier: 2023-10-02
Content Description The John L. Bailey Boeing B-52 Collection is a small collection of records and technical drawings from John Bailey's work designing instrument panels on the B-52 at the Boeing Company from the late 1940s to early 1950s. The collection consists of two of Bailey’s notebooks during his employment with the company. The first notebook, "B-52 Instrument Panels Change Record” includes technical drawings and notes. The second notebook titled, “B-52 Instrument Panels” includes technical drawings and...

William Frederick Barns Papers

Identifier: 2012-04-13
Abstract William Frederick "Bill" Barns (1920-1995) joined the United States Air Force in 1942 and flew in the European Theater during World War II. After the war, Barns served in the USAF in several capacities until his retirement in 1966 when he went to work in the private sector, including for Garrett Corporation. The collection contains a broad array of textual materials as well as photographs and digital images related to his military and professional careers.

Julius A. Barr Correspondence and Clippings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-08-26-A
Content Description The Julius A. Barr Correspondence and Clippings is a small collection consisting primarily of textual materials documenting Barr's professional and personal life from the late 1920s until his death in 1939. The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Barr, as well as a few written by his wife Hortense, to his parents residing in Pittsburg, Kansas, from 1926 until 1939. The letters shed light on his military training, his work importing and demonstrating aircraft for...

The Becvar Family 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.

Bell Rocket Belt photograph and correspondence

 Collection — Folder: One
Identifier: 2019-00-00-104
Contents of the Collection This small collection consists of two items: a black-and-white photograph and a printed copy of e-mail correspondence related to the photograph. The 4x5" photograph depicts Bell test pilot Robert Courter wearing the Bell Rocket Belt with a child's doll on the back of it during a tethered test flight inside a hangar, circa late December 1964. It is stamped on the back: "Bell Aerosystems Company." The e-mail, dated October 2019, provides context for the image provided by William P. Suitor, fellow...

Francis H. Bennett World War II Collection

Identifier: 2015-00-00-2
Contents of the Collection The Francis H. Bennett World War II Collection relates to Bennett's training and career in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, circa 1943-1945. It consists of primarily textual materials, including a graduation announcement, an Air Medal award citation, correspondence, military newsletters, printed ephemera, three pages from a scrapbook, and an original poem by Bennett. There is also a photographic portrait of Captain Francis H. Bennett in his Army Air Force uniform. Additionally,...

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