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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:

Harold E. Hartney Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-07-03
Abstract Harold E. Hartney (1888-1945) rose through the ranks of the Canadian Army to become the Commander of the U.S. Air Service's 27th Aero Squadron in France during World War I. Credited as an ace and recipient of numerous military awards, after the war Hartney went on to train military pilots, advise on air safety, and serve again in World War II. The collection contains photographs, correspondence, clippings, and paper ephemera relating to Hartney's World War and interwar careers, as well as some...

William James World War I Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-02-15
Abstract The collection contains four photographs of fighter pilots who served during World War I and one photograph of a Fokker Dr.I Triplane (F.I).

John E. Leach World War II Collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 1992-04-06
Contents of the Collection The John E. Leach World War II Collection contains a logbook and photographs related to Leach's World War II service in the U.S. Navy. The Aviators Flight Log Book notes Leach's hours logged from flight training to his patrols to various islands in the Pacific theater of World War II. The logbook also contains small photos of aircraft, cards for Leach's naval training certifications, flight equipment record cards, and a requisition form to replace stolen equipment.The...

Lloyd R. Lyckman Photographs and Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2000-10-16-430
Abstract Lloyd R. Lyckman (1914-1993) was a Staff Sergeant with Army Air Forces 158th and 72nd Liaison Squadrons during World War II and post-war in Japan. The collection contains photographs, assorted manuscripts, maps and printed ephemera related to his training and military service in Japan.

John W. Mitchell Fighter Ace Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2002-02-13-384
Content s of the Collection The collection relates to the military career of United States Army Air Force fighter pilot and ace John W. Mitchell, who served during World War II and the Korean War. Materials pertain largely to World War II, although there are some post-war items as well. It includes photographs and a photograph album with images depicting assorted military personnel, including Mitchell; activities, including reunions; and aircraft, including the P-38, P-59, and F-86. Other images depict post-war scenes of...

James B. Morehead United States Air Force photographic portrait

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 2007-06-16
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of a single color photographic portrait of United States Air Force fighter pilot and ace Colonel James B. Morehead (1916-2012). The photo is 2.5x3" and has been laminated at some point. It depicts Morehead dressed in his military uniform in front of the American flag and is undated (circa 1967-2007). There is no caption and it is unknown who took the photograph.

Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-08-29
Contents of the Collection The Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection primarily relates to Robert H. Neale's 1941-1942 service as an ace fighter pilot with the American Volunteer Group (AVG), also known as the Flying Tigers, in Burma during World War II. The collection is comprised of visual and textual materials, including approximately 470 photographic prints and 61 negatives, military orders and documents, personal documents, and assorted clippings and ephemera. It also includes a significant amount of post-war...

Eric G. Peter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-10-18
Abstract The collection consists of photographs, military personnel documents, and wartime ephemera related to the Royal Air Force career of Eric G. Peter during and after World War I.

James Pinger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2000-01-20
Abstract The collection contains a signed black-and-white portrait of World War I pilot and ace Eddie Rickenbacker and a certificate celebrating the 50th anniversary of United Airlines.

Michael T. Russo World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-08-25
Abstract Michael T. Russo (1920-2006) was born in Cleveland, Ohio and joined the U. S. Army Air Corps in 1941 as a fighter pilot. Russo attained Ace status while fighting in the European and Mediterranean Theaters of Operation. The collection contains photographs, textual materials and ephemera related to the World War II experience of American Fighter Ace Michael T. Russo.

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