Airplanes--Maintenance and repair
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 08.0187 - Box 1
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Private First Class Craig Darius Whitesell who served as an armorer with the 3rd Search Attack at Langley Field, VA during World War II. He was stationed in Atlantic City, NJ, Buckley Field, CO, Langley Field, VA, Florence, SC, and Great Bend, KS. This collection includes letters, documents, postcards, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The letters in this collection were written by Whitesell to his parents throughout his time in the Army Air Corps. His letters detail the life of a mainland armorer in the Army Air Corps, which includes training classes, KP and guard duty, and relations between privates and their superiors. He also discusses...
Dates: Created: 1942 - 1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2009
Collection — Box Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0224 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents This collection consists on a series of papers focused on Albert "Al" Haggerty and the "Three Feathers" B-24 Liberator Bomber he was assigned as crew chief during World War II. The "Three Feathers" bomber belonging to the 726th Bomber Squadron, 451st Bombardment Group. Documents in the collection include Haggerty's memories of his time with the plane, photocopies of pictures of the plane and the crew as well as an excerpt from a book were Sidney Winski, the first pilot of this aircraft, recounts the "Three Feathers" incident, and finally the transcript of an interview where Haggerty provides a detailed account of his life, his time in training, the "Three Feathers incident," his...
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/15/2000
Collection — Box 11.0061 - Box 1
Content Description This collection relates to Forest Duane Hunsley who served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Mechanic 2nd Class on the aircraft carrier U.S.S Lexington during World War II. The collection includes work notes and manuals while involved in aviation metal smithing aboard the U.S.S Lexington and Hawaii. The collection contains short letters and brief accounts of the Battle of Coral Sea, and the journalism that followed him in his hometown in Illinois. Informational booklet about New Caledonia is also included.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; 1923-1984