WWII Collections, Page 1 of 2
The Bertha Boeing Application for Home-Canning Sugar Allowance is a small collection that consists of an "Application for Home-Canning Sugar Allowance" for 60 pounds of sugar from Bertha Boeing on behalf of William Boeing and William Boeing, Jr., dated July 22, 1944.
The Brien S. Wygle Collection is a small collection primarily consisting of logbooks and certificates, licenses, and awards documenting Wygle's service in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II through his career at the Boeing Company as a test pilot.
The Bruce Whitman Aviation Art Collection is a collection of artwork including a drawing, posters, lithographs, photographs, and advertisements primarily related to American military aviation from about 1917 to the early 1950s. The majority of materials are related to either World War I or World War II.
The Clayton D. Bowyer B-29 Bomb Door Installation Notebook is a small spiral notebook containing handwritten notes regarding the installation of bomb doors on Boeing B-29 Superfortresses during World War II.
The Dan Perkins Collection of B-17F Training Materials consists of documents and training materials related to B-17s.
The Dean Mesnard World War II Navigator Chart contains a single navigational chart printed October 1944 and used by the United States Army Air Forces, 505th Bombardment Group during World War II.
The Donald K. Prothero World War II Photographs is comprised of 116 black-and-white photographs taken by Donald K. Prothero of the 86th Combat Mapping Squadron during World War II.
Note that some photographs contain nudity or images of soldier deaths and the caption sheet contains derogatory terms.
The Dora Jean (Dougherty) Strother WASP Photographs Collection is a small collection consisting of two photographs of Women Air Service Pilots at Elgin Air Force Base with the B-29 "Ladybird" before a B-29 demonstration tour in 1944.
The Earl H. M. Phillips RAF Glider Pilot Collection contains textual materials, 18 photographic prints, and 1 DVD related to the 1944-1946 World War II military service of Royal Air Force (RAF) glider pilot Earl H.M. Phillips.
The Elmer A. Ball World War II Negatives is a collection of 184 photographic negatives taken by Ball during his service with the U.S. Navy, much of which took place in Guam during the later years of World War II.
The Elvin L. Lindsay World War II Collection is comprised of log books, a scrapbook, and photographs documenting the career of U.S. Navy pilot Elvin L. Lindsay primarily during World War II.
The Frank C. Leigh World War II Collection focuses on Leigh’s time with the U.S. Navy during World War II. The collection includes photographs featuring Leigh, fellow servicemen, aircraft, and the USS Chenango. Other items includes Leigh’s identity cards, military records, military publication The Eaglet with his personal annotations, ephemera, maps, and a log book.
The Fred Thibodeaux Flying Fortress School Training Certificate is a small collection consisting of the certification of completion of technical aircraft training at the Boeing Flying Fortress School by Sgt. Fred Thibodeaux dated September 17, 1943.
The Fred Woods World War II Collection is comprised of photographic prints, negatives, a photograph album, and a small number of documents that relate to the World War II experience of United States Navy pilot Fred Woods.
The George E. Adams, Jr. Papers and Photographs is comprised of materials related to the military service of Second Lieutenant George E. Adams, Jr. Adams was a member of the 30th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron (Ninth Air Force) during World War II, and this collection documents his training and active service in the war.
The George H. E. Welford Battle of Britain Collection is comprised of textual and visual material relating to Welford's service as a Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot during World War II and in the Battle of Britain.
The Gerald Schackman B-17 Fundraising Collection consists of one black-and-white photo of B-17F "Spirit of Woodside/Sunnyside" and a copy of the newspaper Woodside Herald for Feb. 26, 1943 that has an article about the Woodside/Sunnyside Bomber Fundraising campaign.
The Glenn E. Zimmerman World War II Collection is comprised of material related to Zimmerman's 1942-1946 World War II service. The collection includes military documents, a small amount of ephemera, and black-and-white photographs of Naval aircraft.
The Harold W. Zipp Collection documents Zipp's career at The Boeing Company in both Wichita, Kansas and Seattle, Washington with documents and photographs. One of Zipp's travel diaries contains entries dated between July 20 to August 15, 1945, recounting trips to airfields in California and the Western Pacific and describing meetings and social events with military officials and Boeing personnel. It also describes major wartime events that coincided with his trips, including the Nagaoka air raid and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
The Henry B. Christensen World War II Collection is comprised of items primarily related to the World War II military service of United States Navy pilot Henry B. Christensen. The collection contains military records, personnel documents, a pilot's log book, a small amount of black-and-white photographs, and two (2) New Testaments.
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 Homer Rickman World War II Photographs is a small collection comprised of eight black-and-white photographs, presumably taken by Rickman and featuring several aircraft squadrons from the 490th Bomb Group.
The James C. Stewart Fighter Ace Collection primarily covers Lt. Col. Stewart's life in the military from his enlistment in 1943 to his retirement in 1966, but also includes a small amount of personal documents and photographs. Materials include photographs depicting the squadrons and pilots in the VIII Fighter Command during World War II, personnel records for Lt. Col. Stewart, and a scrapbook box containing clippings, correspondence, photographs, and souvenir postcards.
The Jean (Taylor) Howard WASP Collection contains a black-and-white digital photographic print and a pilot's logbook related to the World War II military service of Jean (Taylor) Howard.
The John W. Allen World War II Collection consists of visual, textual and audiovisual materials documenting Allen's military service as a navigator during the war. Photographic slides documenting the 401st Bomb Squadron's missions from England make up the majority of the collection.
The Josef Ulsamer World War II Collection consists of five photographs featuring German Luftwaffe Lieutenant Josef Ulsamer in uniform and with his spouse, most likely taken in Kiel, Germany circa 1930s-1940s. Also included is an undated newspaper clipping with an image of a Kiel journalist laying flowers at a memorial in Reykjavik for German airmen shot down over Iceland during World War II.
The Joseph K. Boy World War II Ephemera Collection is a small collection of printed materials collected by Boy during his service in World War II.
The Kenneth D. Wallace World War II Collection is comprised of textual and photographic materials relating to Kenneth D. Wallace's military career and personal life, circa 1940s.
The Lee Embree Collection contains photographs, textual materials, and audiovisual materials that relate primarily to Embree's 1936-1945 military service, including a small number of photographs taken by Embree of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, as well as documents his post-war activities ranging from 1945-2005.
The Leon Swietlikowski World War II Collection is primarily related to the wartime activities of Swietlikowski, who served in the Polish Air Force during World War II.
The Lewis Paul Bowers World War II Collection is comprised of photographs and textual materials primarily related to the World War II experience of Lewis Paul Bowers, a flight navigator on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator ("Rude Nude") of the 307th Bombardment Group, 13th Air Force.
The Lyden H. Rien Boeing Flying Fortress School Collection consists of materials related to Rien's military service during World War II as a B-17 mechanic. The bulk of the collection consists of Army Air Corps technical school training materials from the Boeing Flying Fortress School, part of the Boeing School of Aeronautics, from when Rien trained as a B-17 mechanic in 1942.