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Boeing B-29 Superfortress Family (Model 345)

 Subject
Subject Source: Nasm
Scope Note: Aircraft

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Elsie Anderson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-04-17A
Abstract Elsie Anderson worked at Boeing Company as a Public Relations representative, circa 1940s-1950s. The collection includes negatives, films, photographic prints, and a small amount of textual materials related to Boeing aircraft and test flights occurring during the 1940s-1950s.

Clayton D. Bowyer B-29 bomb door installation notebook

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 2019-03-20
Overview The Clayton D. Bowyer B-29 bomb door installation notebook is a small spiral notebook with handwritten notes regarding the installation of bomb doors on B-29s during World War II.

John D. Carroll World War II Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2000-09-14
Contents of the Collection The collection relates to the World War II experience of 1st Lieutenant John D. Carroll, who served as a flight navigator and bombadier. It includes aeronautical charts for Hong Kong and Hungtze, China and Osaka and Choshi, Japan as well as a small amount of newspaper clippings related to World War II. Also present are photographs depicting military operations, such as reconnaissance and aerial bombardment, and aircraft, predominantly the B-29. The B-29 is featured in formation flight, dropping...

William Hough "Bill" Cook Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-10-26
Abstract The William Hough “Bill” Cook, Jr. Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia pertaining to the life and work of Bill Cook, Jr. A significant portion of this collection is made up of correspondence, both personal and professional. Major topics include the Boeing high speed wind tunnel, the B-29, B-47, and B-17 bombers, the development of the YC-14 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft, and research on supersonic transport.

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...

Mac R. Johnson Tokyo Bombing Run Teletype

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 2018-00-00-180
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of United Press war correspondent Mac R. Johnson's teletype firsthand account as an observer onboard the B-29 aircraft "Little Gem" for a combat mission on November 24, 1944. The mission described in the teletype is the United States Air Force's first B-29 air raid on Tokyo. Johnson wrote a dramatic and detailed description of events onboard as the squadron performed a high altitude bombing over the target, the Nakajima Aircraft Factory. The teletype...

Charles J. Langmack Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-04-05
Abstract The Charles Langmack Papers contains textual materials, scrapbooks, and photographs concerning the life and military career of Charles Langmack (1907-1999). Langmack was an early Oregon aviator, and this collection equally documents both his civilian and military aviation careers.

Henry S. McMurray Logbooks and Military Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2011-07-28
Contents of the Collection The Henry S. McMurray Logbooks and Military Records contains logbooks, military records, and an autobiographical DVD that document the career of pilot Henry S. McMurray from 1937-2003. The materials cover McMurray's training as an Aviation Cadet, his service in Europe with the Eighth Air Force during World War II, and his careers as a commercial pilot with United Airlines and as a production test pilot with Boeing. The bulk of the collection is comprised of nine (9) logbooks,...

Desiree "Jerry" Clifford Michaud and Thelma Irene McGraw Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-11-01
Abstract Jerry Michaud (1924-1982) Michaud served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Naval pilot in the Pacific Theater. Thelma McGraw (1920-1996) She worked as a stewardess with United Airlines (UAL). The collection contains textual materials, black-and-white photographs, and ephemera associated with their 1942-1952 naval and commercial airline careers, respectively.

Herbert H. Paulson Korean War Photographs

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 1997-11-18
Contents of the Collection The Herbert H. Paulson Korean War Photographs is a small collection of photographs depicting aircraft nose art and aerial bombing locations in Korea. 48 snapsnots, approximately 3.25x4.5", depict nose art on B-29 bombers. There is also a decal sheet and 3-view drawing diagram for B-29 markings with the "Nip on Nees" nose art illustration. 11 10x10" prints and one 6.5x6" print show aerial views of assorted bomb strike locations in Korea. All photographs in the collection are black-and-white.

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