McDonnell F-4 (F4H) Phantom II Family
Subject Source: NasmScope Note: Aircraft
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Interview Summary Astronaut Richard F. “Dick” Gordon is interviewed about his military service and spaceflight career. He describes his experiences as a naval aviator and test pilot during the 1950s, including his time testing the McDonnell F-4 Phantom II and his record-setting cross-country flight during Project LANA. He then discusses his career with NASA during the 1960s and early 1970s. Topics discussed include astronaut selection and training; his involvement with Gemini 8, Gemini 11, and Apollo 12; and his...
Overview John Wegg is best known as the founder and editor-in-chief of Airliners and Airways magazines, as well as contributor to other publications and author of 12 books on aviation history, airlines, and aircraft manufacturers. The John Wegg Commercial Airlines Collection consists of about 2.7 cubic feet of material such as printed ephemera, photographs, documents, and other materials pertaining to the Wegg's aviation journalism and...
Abstract Robert Withrow (b. 1946) was born in Seattle, Washington and served as a U.S. Navy Fireman (E-3) aboard the USS Kitty Hawk from 1965-1967. The collection contains photographs, patches, and yearbooks related to his service.
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran Bruce Mennella is interviewed about his life and military service. He discusses his career with the United States Navy, focusing particularly on his time as an air intelligence office with Fighter Squadron VF-114 on board the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). He also touches on his experiences growing up in Washington State during the 1950s and 1960s and on his post-military career managing a car dealership in Seattle.