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Fighter pilots

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Non-preferred terms: Aces (Fighter pilots); Air aces; Pilots, Fighter http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85048156

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Cable, David, 2017 September 28

 File
Interview Summary United States Navy veteran David “Dave” Cable is interviewed about his military service during the Vietnam War. He discusses his military career during the 1960s and 1970s and describes his experiences as a naval aviator, including his time with Navy Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35) aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65). Topics discussed include his personal background, his experiences with the Grumman A-6A Intruder and other aircraft, his aerial bombing missions over North Vietnam, and his...

American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

 Collection
Identifier: 2002-02-13-OralHist
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.

Norman "Jim" S. Archibald Collection

 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.

Robert Bailey "Tuskegee Trigger Time" Signed Lithograph

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 2022-05-13
Contents of the Collection This single-item collection consists of a lithograph titled "Tuskegee Trigger Time" reproducing a painting done by aviation artist Robert Bailey in 2005. The 23 x 34" print is numbered (78/100) and depicts the Tuskegee Airmen of the 301st Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group in North American P-51 Mustangs fending off a Luftwaffe attack while escorting a Royal Air Force de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito during a photo reconnaissance mission above Germany during early 1945. It features "Creamer's...

Raphael and Bette Barto U.S. Air Force Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-04-27
Content Description The Raphael and Bette Barto U.S. Air Force Collection documents the Bartos' service in the U.S. Air Force in the 1940s through 1960s with a variety of textual and visual materials. Raphael Barto's military service as a fighter pilot is documented with flight records and logbooks, certificates and diplomas, documentation related to his Air Medal, and photographs. The logbook primarily covers his time in training at Randolph Field, Texas, but his individual flight records provide more...

Robert L. Baseler Fighter Ace Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-08-26
Overview This collection relates to Rober L. Baseler's career as a Fighter Ace, with a focus on his service during World War II.

Hamilton Coolidge World War I Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2000-10-16-101
Abstract Hamilton "Ham" Coolidge (1895-1918) was one of many young men from wealthy New England families who enlisted during World War I. The collection contains materials related to Captain Coolidge's service a pilot with the U.S. Army Air Service 94th Aero Squadron. Coolidge achieved Ace status, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and was killed in action.

Merle M. Coons Fighter Ace Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2002-02-13-1284
Abstract Colonel Merle Coons (1921-1997) was a United States Air Force fighter pilot, earning ace status during World War II. The collection is a subset of the American Fighter Aces Collection and includes primarily textual materials, such as military orders and records, flight records and a log book, and a scrapbook, as well as a photograph album and a small amount of loose photographs.

Arthur E. Easterbrook Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-09-15
Abstract Arthur E. Easterbrook (1893-1950) held a long career with the U.S. Air Force, beginning as an observer during World War I and later as a recruiter and commanding officer at numerous bases. The collection contains photographs, clippings, and paper ephemera relating to Easterbrook's life and military career.

German Aces Photograph

 Collection — Box Small Collections oversize materials 2019-, oversize: folder
Identifier: 2019-07-18
Content Description The German Aces Photograph is one photographic print featuring two images. The larger image shows top fighter ace Erich Hartmann examining a chart with fellow fighter ace Gerhard “Gerd” Barkhorn. The two are wearing official Nazi Luftwaffe uniforms. The smaller, insert photograph is a formal portrait of General Adolf Galland in dress uniform. The print is signed by Erich Hartmann and Adolf Galland.

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