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Airplanes, Military

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Non-preferred terms: Aeroplanes, Military; Military airplanes; War planes; Warplanes

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

Joe Aiken Films

 Collection — Box Film Box 4, Reel: 1-6
Identifier: 1998-12-28
Contents of the Collection The Joe Aiken Films are comprised of six films shot, produced, or compiled by Joe Aiken of 20th Century Fox Studio, from approximately 1918-1947. The films contain a mix of newsreel footage, documentary footage of aircraft manufacturing, and flight footage. Three of the films contain footage of World War I flying aces, flying squadrons, World War I-era aircraft, and transatlantic flight attempts. One of the films contains newsreel footage of the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II and the...

John W. Allen World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2022-04-29-2
Overview John W. Allen was a B-17 navigator during World War II. The collection consists of visual, audiovisual, and textual materials documenting Allen's missions in Europe with the 91st Bomb Group (H), 401st Bomb Squadron.

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.

Abraham J. Artig World War II Collection

 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.

Herbert Brucker Film

 Collection — Box Film Box 2, Reel: 1
Identifier: 2007-11-16-B
Contents of the Collection The Herbert Brucker Film is a small collection containing one privately shot black-and-white film taken at Mitchell Field in Garden City, New York in 1927. The film is five minutes and 44 seconds long. The footage depicts several well-known aviation events and activities by famous aviators, such as Charles Lindbergh taking off in the "Spirit of St. Louis" for his transatlantic flight; the christening of "America," Richard E. Byrd's Fokker C-2; and James Doolittle performing...

The John R. Buschmann B-29 Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-11-19
Abstract Lt. Col. John R. Buschmann compiled this information about the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, known as "T-Square 54," through personal research and interviews with former crew members. In 2015 these materials, including a short history of the plane written by Lt. Col. Buschmann, were donated to the Museum of Flight in an effort to keep the physical plane and its history housed in one location.

Herman Butler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1985-12-27-A
Abstract Herman Butler, originally of Belleville, Washington, served as a pilot during World War I and after with the U.S.A. School of Aerial Photography at Langley Field. The collection contains materials relating to the Butler's wartime and postwar service.

Roy T. Church Vietnam War Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-09-29
Abstract Roy T. Church (b. 1944) was born in Great Falls, Montana and served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marines as a bombadier and navigator from 1968-1969. The collection contains slides, photographs and a map related to his military service.

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.

Thomas Cooper World War II Photograph Collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 2009-08-13-A
Contents of the Collection The Thomas Cooper World War II Photograph Collection is comprised of 42 photographs mostly taken by Paul A. Payne, with whom Thomas Cooper served in United States Marine Corps in the Pacific theater of World War II. The photographs were taken on Saipan and Tinian in the Mariana Islands between 1944 and 1945. They feature several American aircraft, such as a Northrop P-61, a Douglas C-47, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator, and several Boeing B-29s. Many of the B-29 photographs were taken on Tinian...

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