Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Non-preferred terms: Sailplanes (Aeronautics) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85055271
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract 25 photographs of Alexander Graham Bell and other members of the Aerial Experiment Association along with their aerodrome aircraft; souvenir booklet of the association; 2 photomechanical prints signed by J.A. McCurdy.
Abstract The William Hough “Bill” Cook, Jr. Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia pertaining to the life and work of Bill Cook, Jr. A significant portion of this collection is made up of correspondence, both personal and professional. Major topics include the Boeing high speed wind tunnel, the B-29, B-47, and B-17 bombers, the development of the YC-14 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft, and research on supersonic transport.
Overview Ralph A. Newcomb worked as an aviator and mechanic in the early 1900s, during the pioneering days of aviation in California. The collection dates from 1910 to 2006 and is predominantly comprised of photographic materials and a small number of textual documents collected by Newcomb during his time in the field of aviation.
Content Description The Earl H. M. Phillips RAF Glider Pilot Collection contains textual materials, 18 photographic prints, and 1 DVD related to the 1944-1946 World War II military service of Royal Air Force (RAF) glider pilot Earl H.M. Phillips. The collection has been arranged as three series: World War II-era materials, Post-war and commemorative materials, and personal materials. The bulk of the collection is Series I: World War II-era materials, 1944-1947 and is...
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.
Interview Summary World War II veteran Joseph Polocz is interviewed about his military service and his expertise in mechanics and machine restoration. He describes his wartime experiences as a member of the Royal Hungarian Army and Royal Hungarian Air Force, his time in a French prisoner-of-war camp, and his post-war life as a laborer in Germany and France. He then discusses his immigration to the United States and his technician career with Philco and RCA. The interview concludes with an overview of Polocz’s...
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