World War, 1939-1945
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Non-preferred terms: European War, 1939-1945 ; Second World War, 1939-1945 ; World War 2, 1939-1945 ; World War II, 1939-1945 ; World War Two, 1939-1945 ; WW II (World War, 1939-1945) ; WWII (World War, 1939-1945)
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Baker, Sydney J. -- oral history interview, 2019 August 29
Interview Summary Engineer Sydney Baker is interviewed about his life and his decade-spanning career in the aviation industry. He discusses his work at Vickers-Armstrongs in the 1940s and 1950s and his subsequent engineering jobs with Canadair and the Boeing Company. Projects discussed include the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) program, the AOA (Airborne Optical Adjunct) program, and guided missile development. He also shares his experiences as a Museum of Flight docent and his restoration work on...
Abraham L. Brearcliffe Jr. Collection
Abstract Abraham Lincoln Brearcliffe, Jr. (1899-1984) was born in Washington state and worked for Boeing from 1930-1945. The collection features photographs, clippings and newsletters, foreman's materials, labor union membership books, and assorted ephemera from Brearcliffe's time at Boeing, most of which are almost exclusively from the war years (1941-1945).
Adilene (Pogliano) Haderli Boeing Scrapbook
Collection — Box Scrapbook Box 23, Volume: One
Content Description Adilene (Pogliano) Haderli Boeing Scrapbook consists of a scrapbook created by Haderli who worked as a painter for Boeing during World War II. The scrapbook includes clippings, photographs, correspondence, printed ephemera, and some small artifacts, both affixed to the pages and loose, predominantly related to the construction of Boeing B-17s. The majority of materials date from 1942-1945.The scrapbook measures about 12.5x16.5x2 inches and has a brown faux-leather cover with an image...
Gerald Schackman B-17 Fundraising Collection
Collection — Folder 1
Content Description The Gerald Schackman B-17 Fundraising Collection consists of one black-and-white photo of B-17F "Spirit of Woodside/Sunnyside" and a copy of the newspaper Woodside Herald for Feb. 26, 1943 that has an article about the Woodside/Sunnyside Bomber Fundraising campaign. This photograph and article are examples of media produced for fundraising for planes that never actually existed. The photographed had been doctored to look like a plane was...
Harold W. Zipp Collection
Abstract Harold W. Zipp was an engineer at the Boeing Company for forty years. The collection documents his career, particularly his tenure in Wichita, Kansas, with diaries, photographs and other documents.
Latter, Barry C. -- oral history interview, 2015 October 28
Interview Summary Aeronautical engineer Barry Latter is interviewed about his decade-spanning career in the aviation industry. He describes his education in propulsion engineering and his early work experiences during the 1950s and 1960s with the Blackburn and General Aircraft Company and the Hawker Siddeley Group. He then discusses his emigration to the United States from England and his subsequent career with the Boeing Company, where he worked on the 747, 757, 767, and 737 Next Generation. The interview...
McMurray, Sandy -- oral history interview, 2020 February 27
Scope and Contents Pilot Henry Sanford “Sandy” McMurray is interviewed about his military and commercial flying careers. He discusses his service with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, including his flight training with the Civilian Pilot Training Program, his service with the 305th Bombardment Group in the European Theater, and his service with the Air Transport Command in the Pacific Theater. He then shares highlights from his time as a commercial pilot for ONAT (Orvis Nelson Air Transport) and...
Metz, Iva L. -- oral history interview, 2019 November 1
Interview Summary Iva Metz is interviewed about her life and her secretarial career in the aviation and aerospace industries from the 1940s through the 1980s. She discusses her professional experiences working for the U.S. Navy, the Cessna Aircraft Company, the Boeing Aircraft Company, and North American Aviation. The interview focuses in particular on her time at NASA and her involvement with the space program. Iva also touches on her husband’s (Homer) career in the military and with Boeing on various missile...
Part 1, 2019 March 11
Interview Summary In this two-part oral history, Paul L. Weaver is interviewed about his decade-spanning career as an aircraft mechanic and pilot. In part one, he describes his military service with the U.S. Navy; his career with the Boeing Company during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s; and his involvement in the Pacific Northwest aviation scene. He also shares stories about other aviation enthusiasts and the early days of the Pacific Northwest Aviation Historical Foundation (PNAHF), the predecessor of The Museum...
Scarff, John Bowen -- oral history interview, 2017 May 06
Interview Summary U.S. Navy veteran John Bowen Scarff is interviewed about his father, Wayland Labatt Scarff, and about his military service after World War II. He discusses his father’s career at the fledgling Boeing Company in the mid-1910s and his work at Boeing Plant 1, also known as the Red Barn. Scarff also provides an overview of his military service in the postwar period, including his enlistment at Sand Point Naval Air Station (Washington) and his aviation machinist training at Norman Naval Air Station...