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Aid, Visual 2016.6.5 A hand-drawn visual aid with typed text (reproduction) that instructed individuals the key steps that were to be taken after astronauts splashed-down into the ocean in their lunar capsule upon return from outer-space. This would have been during NASA's Apollo program of the 1960s thru 1970s. The illustration visualizes six steps. The following alphanumeric text is printed on the visual aid: "Astronauts will go into a three-week quarantine on return from moon. Following are key steps to be taken: (1) On recovery, astronauts get special isolation garments from frogmen. (2) Helicopter flies astronauts to a waiting aircraft carrier. (3) The three astronauts enter a quarantine van on the carrier. (4) Van is placed on barge at Pearl Harbor and taken to airfield. (5) Van is flown to Ellington A.F.B. in Texas on C-141 transport. (6) Van is placed in the lunar Receiving Laboratory where tests will be made.
Album, Photograph 2016.28.37 One photo album with sixty-four (64) photographs of a trip and meetings between Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in Florence, Italy from May 3-9, 1938. The photographs show Mussolini meeting Hitler at the train station in Florence, touring the city and surrounding area, in meetings, individual photographs and etc. There is text at the top of each album page that reads, "Firenze, 3-9 Maggio 1938 - XVI incontro Fuhrer - Dux." Translated from Italian/Latin to English means, "Florence, 3 to 9 May 1938 - XVI meeting Fuhrer - Leader." Translated with Google Translate. The photographs in the picture section are only a small portion of what is in the album.
Article 2015.53.2 A series of articles and written memories about Ben F. Gregory and aviation history in the Kansas City, MO. area.
Article 2015.87.7 An advertisement article from the November 15, 1930 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. It is titled, "We Fly." It was an article written to advertise the Ford Tri-Motor. The language of the article is grandiose. It describes the joy and wonders of flight and the future impact of aviation. It was apparently paid for by the Ford Motor Company.
Article, Newspaper 2015.21.1 An article interviewing Col. Roscoe Turner about his lifetime accomplishments as an ace pilot who flew in air races, World War I and otherwise. It speaks of his contributions to the science of aviation and the contribututions made that led to the development of the P-38, P-39, P-40 and P-51 ability to fly fast and move swiftly.
Article, Newspaper 2015.21.2 An obituary article chronicling the life of Col. Roscoe Turner lifetime achievements as an ace pilot who flew in air races, World War I and otherwise.
Article, Newspaper 2015.48.1 A-B A newspaper article chronicling Harold Hauck's, a native of Catawba Island, quarter-century of being a pilot of Island Airlines, Ford Tri-Motor (Tin Goose) airplanes. He began flying ca. 1949-50. He had an extensive 16,000 hours of flight time in his quarter century of flight. 12,000 of those hours were spent in the Ford Tri-Motor (Tin Goose) aircraft. Howard Hauck died at the age of 81 on August 23, 2003. The article is set in a black plastic frame with cardboard backing. (1A) Newspaper Article (1B) Plastic Picture Frame
Article, Newspaper 2015.32.10 A newspaper article by the Sandusky Register from Saturday October 6, 2007 concerning the posthumous induction of Reinhardt N. "Reiny" Ausmus into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.
Audiocassette 2016.28.33 A-C One audiocassette of the standard and favorite tunes and songs played by the British military bands. A: Audiocassette B: Paper Insert C: Plastic Case The song list of this audiocassette is as follows (Sides A/B): 1. There's Something About A Soldier 2. Anchors Aweigh 3. A Bridge Too Far 4. The Dambusters March 5. The Longest Day 6. Reach For The Sky 7. The Amethyst March 8. 633 Squadron 9. Tribute to Bravery 10. Soldier To The Queen 11. Heart of Oak (Medley) 12. Lilliburiero 13. Men O' Wales (Music of the Welsh Division) 14. Sarie Marais 15. The Pride O' Them (Medley) 16. The Atholl Highlands
Audiocassette 2016.28.34 A-C One audiocassette of the songs typically played for Scottish marches. A: Audiocassette B: Paper Insert C: Plastic Case The song list of this audiocassette is as follows: Side 1 1. Wee McGregor 2. St. Patrick's Day 3. Regimental March 4. Route Side 2 1. When the Battle is Over 2. Battle of the Somme 3. Highland Laddie 4. Regimental Company March
Binder, Clip 2016.2.33 This item is a binder issued through the Navy, this particular binder was used by LTJG Jacobs. This folder is a blue color with a black illustration on the cover. The top heading on the cover reads as the following, 'Heritage' and on the bottom it reads, navy. It's not just a job, Its an adventure.' The interior of this folder has two flap folders and two protected slots likely for identification cards. There is some text content on the left side of the interior of the binder. The right side interior is blank but features a 'Bear-of-a-Clip' for inserting items. The back of the folder features the navy insignia in white.
Biography 2015.32.4 An autobiography of Reinhardt N. "Reiny" Ausmus. He was an early pioneer in the field of aviation. He built his first aeroplane in 1912 and was a member of the Early Birds Aviators organization. He was also inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame on May 1, 1970. The autobiography tells of his sacrifices he made in the 1910s to be able to afford to build his aeroplane, the materials he bought and used to build it, the exhibitions that he and his contemporaries flew in during the advent of barnstorming, the many risks involved in early aviation, deaths of influential aviation pioneers and other facts.
Board, Display 2016.6.1 A display board of a reproduction of the 2 March 1962, Time magazine cover, featuring a likeness of John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the earth in the Friendship 7 spacecraft. The reproduction cover displays a likeness of astronaut Glenn peering out from the globe of earth while in his spacesuit. In the background is space with what appears to be a the likeness of the Friendship 7 space capsule. In the lower right foreground is text, "Spaceman Glenn." At the top of the cover is alpha-numeric text, "Twenty-Five Cents; March 2, 1962; The Space Race is GO; TIME, The Weekly-News Magazine." Bottom: "$7.50 A Year; (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.), Vol. LXXIX No. 9." On the side of the illustration is the signature of a renowned illustrator/artist who rendered this cover's illustration, Boris Artzybasheff. The signature reads, "Artzybasheff." Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) was the third human spaceflight for the U.S. and part of Project Mercury. Conducted by NASA on February 20, 1962, the mission was piloted by astronaut John Glenn, who performed three orbits of the Earth, making him the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth. The Mercury spacecraft, named Friendship 7, was carried to orbit by an Atlas LV-3B launch vehicle lifting off from Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. After four hours and 56 minutes in flight the spacecraft re-entered the Earth's atmosphere, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean and was safely taken aboard the USS Noa. The event was named an IEEE Milestone in 2011. Milestone: "Col. John Glenn piloted the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft in the first United States human orbital flight on 20 February 1962. Electrical and electronic systems invented by McDonnell engineers, including IRE members, made his and future spaceflights possible. Among the key contributions were navigation and control instruments, autopilot, rate stabilization and control, and fly-by-wire (FBW) systems." Source: http://ethw.org/Milestones:List_of_IEEE_Milestones
Board, Display 2016.6.7 A display board of a reproduction of a 23 July 1969, NASA Spaceport News newsletter denoting the successful mission of the Apollo 11 spacecraft landing on the moon, featuring the photos of Neil Armstrong (Apollo 11 Commander), Michael Collins (Command Module [Columbia] Pilot), Edwin Aldrin (Lunar Module Pilot), Richard M. Nixon (President, U.S.A.), Dr. Thomas O. Paine (NASA Administrator), Dr. Kurt H. Debus (Director, KSC). The reproduction cover displays a picture of the Apollo 11 spacecraft lifting off for the moon. At the top of the cover is other alphanumeric imprinted text, "Spaceport News (NASA Logo), Vol. 8, No. 15, Kennedy Space Center, Florida; July 23, 1969; Liftoff from KSC Flawless; U.S. Lands Men on Moon."
Brochure 2015.30.10 A brochure from the September 1937 Cleveland National Air Races. It advertised the events and races of the 17th Annual World Premier Air Classic. It was held from September 3-6, 1937. At the bottom of the brochure is a form that you could cut off and mail in to purchase advance tickets for the events. On another fold of the brochure is a "typical daily program" listing the times of the events and explaining the "special days and events." It also advertised "Aviation Week" that went from August 30 thru September 4. There was a gala celebration throughout Cleveland that included special "Aviation Week" sales by local merchants. The primary colors of the brochure ar red, white and blue. It is a tri-fold brochure.
Brochure 2015.70.1 A brochure for the former Wright Airlines that operated out of Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The airport pictures an airline attendant on the front cover tipping her hat as if to say hello or welcome aboard. The brochure details the flight schedules from Cleveland to Detroit, Detroit to Cleveland, Columbus to Cleveland and Columbus to Detroit. It also the departure and arrival times it offered, flight numbers, frequency of flights, the aircraft being used (which primarily was a Corvair CV600) and the services offered during flight which was beverages and cocktails. The brochure also told the consumer of its supposed first-class service and emphasis safety and comfort. It list a small flight map in the upper right corner about Cleveland, Columbus and Detroit. On the back of the brochure it advertised their "Red Carpet Charter Service."
Brochure 2016.10.5 A-B (A) One brochure for the 1935 Cleveland National Air Races that were held from August 30 to September 2, 1935. The brochure was printed on white paper, that has faded, with black ink. The brochure gives the dates of the races, location: Cleveland Municipal Airport, a map of the grandstands and parking areas, ticket information and price quotes for advance sales of tickets. (B) There is also an envelope for sending an order for tickets with advance payment. It was postage-paid and pre-addressed to be sent to National Air Races, 103 Terminal Tower, Cleveland, Ohio.
Brochure 2016.10.6 One brochure for the 1979, 50th Anniversary of the Cleveland National Air Races that were held from September 1-3, 1979. The anniversary of the air races were celebrated by an air show at the Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. It was on Labor Day weekend of that year. The brochure was printed with a golden base color with red and blue colored alpha-numeric text. The inside of the brochure has a white base with red and blue text. The fiftieth anniversary show featured the US Air Force-- Thunderbirds; the US Army's--Golden Knights; the aerobatic team--the Eagles; Bob Hoover--performing aerial stunts in a P-51 Mustang; Art Scholl--motion picture stunt flying star; Jim Holland and Jim Moser--dual aerobatic act; Thunderchicken--sky-diving clown; other military planes from the US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Navy, the RAF Nimrod, warbirds of WWII, gliders, helicopters and other aircraft. The brochure gives a brief and concise history of the Cleveland National Air Races and it also provided information on advanced ticket sales and show hours.
Calendar 2015.85.1 One May 1943, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of three USAAF American airmen in the foreground. In the background is an American Airlines DC-3, registration number NC21747. There are civilian and military passengers disembarking from the airplane. The illustration denotes the airplane as one of American Airline's "Flagships." In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airline Flagships. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "Route of the Flagships Uniting Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico." The artist illustration is titled "American Helps to Keep 'Em Flying" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dimitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.2 One July 1943, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of a DC-3, registration no. NC17334, in flight among the clouds. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airline Flagships. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "Route of the Flagships Uniting Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico." The artist illustration is titled "The Boundaryless Ocean of the Air" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dimitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.3 One September 1943, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of a DC-3, registration no. NC17334, in a night scene on a tarmac with military and civilian personnel preparing to embark onto the airplane. The image in the lower left foreground shows a man in a white suit talking with a military man who bears a strong resemblance to Gen. George S. Patton in physical appearance and dress. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airline Flagships. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "Route of the Flagships Uniting Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico." The artist illustration is titled "West with the Night" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dimitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.4 One December 1943, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of a DC-3, in a night scene while in flight with the sunset in the background. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airline Flagships. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "Route of the Flagships Uniting Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico." The artist illustration is titled "Onward to the New Dawn" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dimitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.5 One December 1944, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of two military personnel in a wintry scene dressed in heavy winter clothing with a fighter plane flying overhead and military aircraft in the near background. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airline Flagships on the North American continent on a globe surrounded by clouds. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "Route of the Flagships Uniting Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico." The artist illustration is titled "Every Minute of Every Day and Night" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dimitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.6 One November 1944, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of two military personnel in a wintry scene dressed in heavy winter military clothing with a fighter plane flying overhead, while walking up a snow covered hill. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airline Flagships on the North American continent on a globe surrounded by clouds. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "Route of the Flagships Uniting Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico." The artist illustration is titled "When Winter Claims The Land" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dimitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.7 One August 1944, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of three American Airlines personnel loading a DC-3 with cargo. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airline Flagships on the North American continent on a globe surrounded by clouds. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "Route of the Flagships Uniting Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico." The artist illustration is titled "Wings For The War Of Production" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.8 One June 1944, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of two Canadian Mounted Policemen looking onward while smiling. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airline Flagships on the North American continent on a globe surrounded by clouds. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "Route of the Flagships Uniting Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico." The artist illustration is titled "Flagships Serve Canada, the United States and Mexico" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.9 One May 1944, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of American Airlines aviation mechanics working on the engine of a DC-3. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airline Flagships on the North American continent on a globe surrounded by clouds. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "Route of the Flagships Uniting Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico." The artist illustration is titled "Behind the Scenes" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.10 One April 1944, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of a Mexican chapel/church building. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airline Flagships on the North American continent on a globe surrounded by clouds. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "Route of the Flagships Uniting Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico." The artist illustration is titled "Good Neighbor Mexico--Next Door By Flagship" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.11 One January 1946, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of a an American Airlines DC-3 in flight among clouds and a sunny sky. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airlines Flagships on the North American continent stretching across the Atlantic into the European continent on a globe surrounded by clouds with an American Airlines pennant planted into the North American Continent. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be various location in Europe, i.e. from England, to France, mid-Europe into Russia across the Atlantic Ocean to Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations in California, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "The National and International Route of the Flagships." The artist illustration is titled "To a New Year--a Better World" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.12 One February 1946, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of patio furniture with awnings by a pool with people sitting at the tables eating and talking with Spanish architecture, cactuses, palm tree and Joshua trees in the background. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airlines Flagships on the North American continent stretching across the Atlantic into the European continent on a globe surrounded by clouds with an American Airlines pennant planted into the North American Continent. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be various location in Europe, i.e. from England, to France, mid-Europe into Russia across the Atlantic Ocean to Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations in California, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "The National and International Route of the Flagships." The artist illustration is titled "Sunshine Winters along the Southern Route" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.13 One June 1946, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of a well dressed couple at a dining table looking out a window of a Skychef Restaurant at passengers disembarking from an American Airlines DC-3. An interesting note: The calendar is dated June 1946, but on the tail of the airplane in the illustration is the phrase, "Buy War Bonds." In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airlines Flagships on the North American continent stretching across the Atlantic into the European continent on a globe surrounded by clouds with an American Airlines pennant planted into the North American Continent. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be various location in Europe, i.e. from England, to France, mid-Europe into Russia across the Atlantic Ocean to Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations in California, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "The National and International Route of the Flagships." The artist illustration is titled "View from a Skychef Restaurant" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.14 One July 1946, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of two cowboys (maybe a cowgirl) riding two horses with pack mules behind riding through a stream/river. There is mountainous scene in the background. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airlines Flagships on the North American continent stretching across the Atlantic into the European continent on a globe surrounded by clouds with an American Airlines pennant planted into the North American Continent. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be various location in Europe, i.e. from England, to France, mid-Europe into Russia across the Atlantic Ocean to Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations in California, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "The National and International Route of the Flagships." The artist illustration is titled "The West is nearer by Flagship" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.15 One August 1946, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of a an American Airlines DC-3 Flagship in flight among clouds and a sunny sky. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airlines Flagships on the North American continent stretching across the Atlantic into the European continent on a globe surrounded by clouds with an American Airlines pennant planted into the North American Continent. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be various location in Europe, i.e. from England, to France, mid-Europe into Russia across the Atlantic Ocean to Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations in California, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "The National and International Route of the Flagships." The artist illustration is titled "Travel Comfort by Air" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.16 One September 1946, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of a lighthouse, adjoining house and out-buildings on an island cove surrounded by water and craggy shoreline of rock and boulders. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airlines Flagships on the North American continent stretching across the Atlantic into the European continent on a globe surrounded by clouds with an American Airlines pennant planted into the North American Continent. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be various location in Europe, i.e. from England, to France, mid-Europe into Russia across the Atlantic Ocean to Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations in California, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "The National and International Route of the Flagships." The artist illustration is titled "Seafarer's Beacon" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.17 One October 1946, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of four cowboys with horses and a wagon circled around a campfire in a mountainous desert scene at sundown. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airlines Flagships on the North American continent stretching across the Atlantic into the European continent on a globe surrounded by clouds with an American Airlines pennant planted into the North American Continent. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be various location in Europe, i.e. from England, to France, mid-Europe into Russia across the Atlantic Ocean to Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations in California, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "The National and International Route of the Flagships." The artist illustration is titled "The American Southwest--Route of the Flagships" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.18 One November 1946, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of six Latinos/Mexicans on a pontoon/gondola type boat sitting around a table eating together and dressed in festive Mexican dress. One of the individuals is rowing the boat with a lady in the background smiling while looking forward at the other individuals. In the lower right portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airlines Flagships on the North American continent stretching across the Atlantic into the European continent on a globe surrounded by clouds with an American Airlines pennant planted into the North American Continent. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be various location in Europe, i.e. from England, to France, mid-Europe into Russia across the Atlantic Ocean to Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations in California, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The bottom of the calendar reads, "The National and International Route of the Flagships." The artist illustration is titled "Gay Good Neighbors--Mexico" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.19 One July 1947, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of a view of Denmark, Sweden. It shows a garden with buildings and a cathedral church in the background, all surrounded by green trees in full bloom. In the lower center portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airlines Flagships on the North American continent stretching across the Atlantic into the European continent on a globe surrounded by clouds with an American Airlines pennant planted into the North American Continent. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be various location in Europe, i.e. from England, to France, mid-Europe into Russia across the Atlantic Ocean to Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations in California, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The artist illustration is titled "Route of the Flagships--DENMARK, Happy and Historic" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Calendar 2015.85.20 One August 1947, American Airlines calendar. The calendar has an illustration of a an American Airlines DC-3, registration no. NC90417, Flagship in flight among a clear and sunny sky. In the lower center portion of the calendar shows the air route of the American Airlines Flagships on the North American continent stretching across the Atlantic into the European continent on a globe surrounded by clouds with an American Airlines pennant planted into the North American Continent. It shows the route stretching from what appears to be various location in Europe, i.e. from England, to France, mid-Europe into Russia across the Atlantic Ocean to Boston to New York through the Great Lakes region to Canada to the American Midwest onto the American Great Plains to the American West and then on to the Pacific coast at what appears to be Los Angeles and other destinations in California, with a side route going due south into Mexico from the Great Plains and American West region. The artist illustration is titled "Route of the Flagships--SWIFT, Sure Service" and the artist of the illustration was Ivan Dmitri, born Levon West.
Card, Business 2015.32.1 A business card of Reinhard N. Ausmus. Mr. Ausmus was a pioneer in aviation in Northwest Ohio and particularly in Sandusky, Ohio. It was his personal business card. The information on the card reads, " Res. MAIN 5-4473, Office Main 5-4903, Reinhardt N. Ausmus, 1102 Buckingham Street, 1912 [OWL LOGO] Early Birds, Sandusky, Ohio." The color of the card is pearl white.
Card, Business 2015.67.13 A business card of the hotel, "Hotel de L'Arc de Triomphe" in Paris, ca. 1950s
Card, Collecting 2016.12.1.1-30 One partial set of the "No Letter Series" Wings Cigarettes--Modern American Airplanes collector cards. During the beginning years of World War II, Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation of Louisville, Kentucky issued four fifty (50) card series of airplane collector cards. These cards were packed with WINGS Cigarettes and were commonly referred to as “Wings Cigarette Cards” rather than their actual series titles. The fronts of these cards feature artwork of an “official photograph” of a circa 1930-40s aircraft. The reverse of the cards included a brief narrative about the aircraft, the aircraft name, card number, and advertising copy. The overall American Card Catalog Number for this series is T87. The following subsets were included in the series: T87 Series (original series): Wings Cigarettes - Modern American Airplanes (50+1 error) This subset is commonly know as the “No Letter Series” and contained 1-error card. T87A Series: Wings Cigarettes - Modern American Airplanes (50 cards) This subset used the corrected artwork from the “No Letter Series” and included “Series A” on the reverse. T87B Series: Wings Cigarettes - Modern Airplanes (50 cards) This 50-card set included American, Canadian and British aircraft. “Series B” is included on the reverse side. T87C Series: Wings Cigarettes - Modern Airplanes (50 cards) This 50-card set included American, Norwegian, Canadian, British, and Cuban aircraft. “Series C” is included on the reverse side. The “No Letter Series” had one “error” card which was later corrected. Card No. 34 was originally misspelled as “SPARTON ” and later corrected to “SPARTAN”. Therefore, there were a total of 51 cards (50+1), not 50 cards, in the Wings - Modern American Airplanes - No Letter Series” (T87). This particular series of cards is a partial set of fifty of the T-87 "No Letter" series cards. There are a total of 30 cards in this partial set. This set also includes the No. 34 "error" card, "SPARTON" instead of "SPARTAN." The actual cards in this set are numbers: 3,5,7-9,12-15,18-21,24-27,29-36,37,41,47,49-50
Card, Identification 2015.27.58 An identification card certifying that Sgt. James R. Fulkert was upon honorable discharge from the USAAF, active service was transferred to the Enlisted Reserve Corps for a period of 3 /1/2 years on November 1, 1945. This card was commonly issued to veterans post -war. It states his name, serial no. 35546598, city/state, transferred to Air Corps. He was 22 yrs. old, occupation: tractor operator, brown eyes, blonde hair, ruddy complexion, 6' 2.5" in height. It was signed by Lt. J.G.(?) W.O. Trindle Jr.
Card, Identification 2015.69.14 A wallet size record documenting and certifying the honorable discharge of Charles S. Moore, Technical Sergeant, from the United States Army Air Force, ca. 1945. The honorable discharge is awarded as a testimonial of honest and faithful service to the veteran's country, namely the United States of America. It was issued at the separation base at Patterson Field, Dayton, Ohio and was signed by John M. Cremin, Major, USAAF.
Card, Identification 2015.69.15 A wallet size reproduction record documenting the "report of separation" from active duty. The report of separation contains information that is normally used to verify military service for benefits, retirement, employment and membership in veterans' organizations. The information shown on this report of separation, aka, DD Form 214, include the service member's: Date and place of entry into active duty, home address at time of entry, date and place of release from active duty, home address after separation, last duty assignment and rank, military job specialty, military education, decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign awards received, total creditable service and foreign service credited. Also, reports of separation information (date and type of separation, character of service, authority and reason for separation and separation and reenlistment eligibility codes).
Card, Membership 2015.32.2 A 1958 membership card of Reinhard N. Ausmus that he was a member in good standing of the Early Birds organization. Mr. Ausmus was a pioneer in aviation in Northwest Ohio and particularly in Sandusky, Ohio. The information on the card reads, "1903-1916, Member - 1958, This is to certify that Reinhardt N. Ausmus is a member of the EARLY BIRDS in good standing with dues paid in full, [Signed] Warren S. Eaton, President." The color of the card is gold. The back of the card reads, "(Extract from By-Laws), SECTION 1. Membership shall be limited to those who piloted a glider, airplane, gas balloon or airship prior to December 17, 1916, upon evidence deemed sufficient by the Membership Committee and approved by the Board of Governors, accept that nationals of countries other than the United States engaged in the World War must have met the foregoing conditions prior to August4, 1914. Secretary, Paul A . Garber, 1144 44th Place S.E. Washington 19, D.C., President, Warren S. Eaton, 3411 Country Club Dr. Los Angeles 19, Calif., Treasurer, George H. Scragg, 920 E. 79th St. Cleveland 3, Ohio."
Card, Report 2015.60.4 A grade [report] card for the examination of Course 4261, Weapons Mechanic that was taken through Extension Course Institute of the USAF through Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama. The card had computer printed text on it including, "descriptive title of course or volume [weapons mechanic], service number [AF23572024], grade [A3C], 1 [R], 2 [T], last name [Sedlak], volume [04], course [4621], mo. (month) [12], yr. (year) [60]" and other fields that are blank. The bottom has large printed text, "Extension Course Institute, USAF." The chief color of the color was cream color.
Certificate 2015.27.60 A certificate stating that the listed military personnel are not carrying on their persons or by any other means, "foreign currencies (except souvenir amounts), explosives, inflammable fluids, matches, captured enemy materials or unauthorized government property. This certificate was signed by and issued to Sgt. James R. Fulkert of the USAAF. This certificate was apparently issued to USAAF military personnel as they were preparing to fly out of theater. It was issued from, "Headquarters, 1340th AAF Base Unit, India China Division, Air Transport Command."
Certificate, Achievement 2015.104.5 A certificate awarding Cpl. David Laird Brown the Air Medal for meritorious achievement from 10 July 1968 to 12 December 1968. David Larry Brown served in the USMC during the Vietnam War as an aerial gunner and as a helicopter mechanic. The certificate reads, "The United States of America. This is to certify that the president of the United States of America has awarded the Air Medal (STRIKE/FLIGHT "11" FOR THE SECOND THROUGH 11TH AWARDS) TO CORPORAL DAVID L. BROWN, United States Marine Corps for Meritorious Achievement from 10 July 68 to 12 December 1968. Given this 26th day of Jan. 1970." this document was signed, by then, Sec. of the Navy, John H Chaffee.
Certificate, Achievement 2016.16.10 A certificate from the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation documenting Private Charles A. Moore had completed the "B-24 Familiarization" course in the first and second echelon of airplane and engine maintenance. It is dated 5 April 1944.
Certificate, Commemorative 2014.63.28 A certificate presented to the Emerson family of Michigan in memory of Lynn R. Emerson for his service during World War II and being a survivor of the Pearl Harbor Attack on 7 December 1941. He was stationed at Hickam Field and was a mechanic during that era. The certificate was presented to the family from President Ronald Reagan. The certificate reads exactly, "The United States of America honors the memory of LYNN R. EMERSON, This certificate is awarded by a grateful nation in recognition of devoted and selfless consecration to the service of our country in the Armed Forces of the United States. (signed) Ronald Reagan President of the United States
Certificate, Commemorative 2015.31.1 A certificate commemorating and inducting Leonard "Lenny" J. Thom into the Erie County Chamber of Commerce Gallery of Achievers for his heroic deeds and service to his country during World War II and for his achievements in college football while playing for Ohio State University during the 1930s.
Certificate, Commemorative 2015.104.4 A certificate honoring the memory of David Laird Brown for his service to the United States of America during the Vietnam War while serving in the US Marine Corps as an aerial gunner. The text on a certificate reads, "The United States of America honors the memory of David Laird Brown. This certificate is awarded by a grateful nation in recognition of devoted and selfless consecration to the service of our country in the Armed Forces of the United States." The certificate was signed by Barack Obama, President of the United States in 2015. The certificate is made of a heavy bond parchment paper with the golden seal of the United States of America at the top of the document. The document was issued to Jeff Brown, brother of David Laird Brown in 2015 by the office of the president in Washington DC. The signature of Barack Obama seems to have been written in ink; but unsure whether it is the actual signature of the president or by an auto pen.
Certificate, Commemorative 2016.2.71 A photocopy of a commemorative certificate that was issued by the US Navy to Lt. Brad A. Jacobs for appreciation of services as a member of the Air Training Command Pageant of Flags. The certificate was issued on 20 July 1984.
Certificate, Death 2016.2.69 A photocopy of a death certificate that was issued by the US Navy for Lt. Brad A. Jacobs who died in a training exercise in an EA-6B Prowler on December 5, 1988 over the Pacific Ocean, near Baja, California. The certificate was issued to William Theodore Jacobs, the father of the late, Lt. Jacobs. The certificate denotes that the cause of death was from "multiple trauma." The body was never recovered and the circumstance surrounding his and the other crew's deaths were due to an "aircraft mishap." The Senior Medical Officer, G.B. Whitten, from the USS Constellation signed the death certificate. This is actually a photocopy of the original letter, as the original letter is still in possession of his parents, William and Bert Jacobs.
Certificate, Health 2015.27.57 A certificate of health that certified Sgt. James R. Fulkert of the 427th Night Fighter Squadron, USAAF was examined and found free of contagious diseases. Additionally, it certified that all immunizations were up to date and entered on his, WD MD Form 8*117, Immunization Register, no contagious diseases, and that he was on an Atabrine suppressive treatment. The document was signed by Captain John E. Esnard, Flight Surgeon, US Army Medical Corps dated September 14, 1945.
Certificate, Membership 2015.32.6 A certificate issued by the Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton , Ohio to Reinhardt N. Ausmus on May 1, 1970 that he was elected as a charter member of the organization for his achievements as an pioneer in the early days of aviation.
Certificate, Training 2015.27.59 A certificate of technical training. This certified that Pfc. James R. Fulkert, eventually Sgt. James R. Fulkert, had completed all of the necessary training for course "33" and graduated as a "Radar Mechanic Night Fighter (850)" from Radio School #2 at Boca Raton Field in Florida. His ratings included: "Basic, Basic, SCR-540, SCR-540A, SCR-520B, SCR-595, SCR-695, SCR-720, SCR-729." His final rating was "Very Satisfactory." Remarks: "Per par. 9 GPM 14, dated 17 Dec 43."
Certificate, Training 2015.57.3 A training certificate for Clayton E. Fox certifying that he satisfactorily completed his training program to be a certified B50 Propeller Specialist while serving in the US Air Force during the Korean War. The training program consisted of twenty-four hours of training and was administered at Mather Air Force Base in California. He was awarded this certificate on October 1, 1952.
Certificate, Training 2016.2.70 A photocopy of a training certificate that was issued by the US Navy to Lt. Brad A. Jacobs for successfully completing the requirements of being designated as a "Naval Flight Officer." The certificate was awarded on 26 July 1985.
Certificate, Training 2016.2.72 A photocopy of a training certificate that was issued by the US Navy to Lt. Brad A. Jacobs for successfully completing the training requirements as a Naval Flight Officer Candidate at the Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Florida. The certificate was issued on 20 July 1984.
Certificate, Training 2016.2.73 A photocopy of a training certificate that was issued by the US Navy to Ensign Brad A. Jacobs, USNR, for successfully completing the training requirements as a "Tactical Navigator" at the Naval Air Training Command, Training Squadron 86 in Pensacola, Florida. The certificate was issued on 26 July 1985.
Clipping, Magazine 2015.27.61 A magazine clipping from an unknown periodical during the early to mid 1940s that lists all of the major divisions of the US Army during World War II. It chronicles the 12 divisions of the Army. It shows an image of the division's insignia, a brief descriptive history and the number of the division. In the lower left corner of the clipping is the text, "As American boys and girls you have every reason to be proud of each one of these insignia. Give MORE than pride---give your support!" The primary colors in the clipping are brown, red, light blue, violet, black, white, yellow, light green,.
Clipping, Newspaper 2015.27.62 A newspaper clipping that displays all of the ranks and insignia of the US Navy and the US Marine Corps during World War II. It was a full-colored advertisement. In the center of the page is a picture of an US Navy battleship. At the top of the page is the title, "Insignia of the U.S. Navy." This public service advertisement was ran in, "The Detroit News Pictorial" on January 10, 1943.
Clipping, Newspaper 2015.27.63 A newspaper clipping that displays all of the ranks and insignia of the US Army during World War II. It was a full-colored advertisement. In the center of the page is a picture of an American flag. A noteworthy annotation is the American flag in its artistic illustration only displays 42 full or partially visible white stars on the blue field whereas the flag of that period had 48 stars. At the top of the page is the title, "Insignia of the U.S. Army." The insignia displayed are "General Commands, Service Commands, Divisions, Commissioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Men's Ratings, Branch of Service Insignia, Army Corp" and more "Divisions." There are also two clip art of the US Army logo insignia [above the right corner of the American flag] and an image of a running US infantryman. This public service advertisement was ran in, "The Detroit News Pictorial" on January 3, 1943.
Clipping, Newspaper 2015.27.64 A newspaper clipping that displays pictures James R. Fulkert in "Don's Hair Port" barber shop in Port Clinton, Ohio. Mr .Fulkert was a regular customer there according to the caption below the photo. James R. Fulkert, was a Sergeant during World War II. He served in the 427th Night Fighter Squadron of the USAAF in the China-Burma-India Theater of the war. He was a Radar Technician. Mr Fulkert passed away on April 11, 2015 at the age of 91 at his home in Port Clinton, Ohio. Mr. James R. Fulkert is pictured at the far left in this photograph from the newspaper.
Clipping, Newspaper 2015.FIC.5 A newspaper clipping that chronicles the crash of Island Airlines, Ford Tri-Motor "Tin Goose" airplane on August 21, 1972. It explains the perspectives of the passengers that were aboard the plane when it crashed. One of the passengers, quoted in the article, praises the pilot, David St.Clair, for his efforts of getting passengers safely out of the plane after it crashed. Another passenger, William O. Wilson [also pictured in this article], carried Mrs. Helen Szahler, the most severely injured passenger, from the plane after it crashed. Mr. Wilson was from Columbus. The article lists all of the passenger aboard the plane the day it crashed accompanied by their address and injury/injuries suffered.
Clipping, Newspaper 2015.FIC.6 A newspaper clipping that chronicles the crash of Island Airlines, Ford Tri-Motor "Tin Goose" airplane on August 21, 1972. It explains the perspective of the 1928 Ford Tri-Motor owner, Ralph Dietrick, and his feelings of the crash. It listed the pilot of the plane as David St.Clair of Oak Harbor, Ohio who was 33 at the time. According to the article, the passengers who were injured were treated and released, except for Helen Szahler who was admitted to the hospital for a fractured pelvis due to the crash.
Clipping, Newspaper 2015.FIC.7 A 1972 newspaper clipping from the Port Clinton "News Herald" that chronicles the crash of an Island Airlines, Ford Tri-Motor "Tin Goose" airplane on August 21, 1972. It explains the perspective of the 1928 Ford Tri-Motor owner, Ralph Dietrick, and his feelings of how the crash could have hurt an adverse effect upon his air transport business. It chronicles some minor history about the legendary Ford Tri-Motor and of the heritage around the Lake Erie Islands in the Port Clinton, Ohio area.
Commemorative 2016.6.6 A commemorative envelope remembering the launch of the Apollo 11 (Columbia) spacecraft landing on the moon on 20 July 1969 at 4:17 PM (EST). The envelope bears a 6 cent US postage stamp with Apollo 8 motif. It bears the image of the base of the moon in the foreground with the earth in the background and the words, "In the beginning God...; Apollo 8, Six Cents, United States." The cancellation stamp bears the text, "Cape Canaveral, FL, 32920, Jul. 20, 1969, PM." There is an illustrated image on the left denoting and bearing the image of the lunar module on the face of the moon accompanied by two astronauts in their spacesuits walking on the moon. One has an American flag in his left hand. There is a satellite dish in the background with the command module, Columbia, orbiting in th background. There is an image of earth as well. The alphanumeric text on the envelope, from top to bottom, reads, "Man on the Moon, One small step for man...Giant leap for mankind; Apollo 11, Lunar module 'Eagle' landed on the moon 4:17 P.M. EDT July 20, 1969; Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped on the Moon 10:56 P.M. EDT July 20; Astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin return to m module 1:10 A.M. 21 July EDT; Lift-off from Moon 1:55 P.M.---Rendezvous with 'Columbia' 5:35 P.M. 21 July." Other text: "Box 2296, Huntington, W.V. 25724"
Commemorative 2016.6.8 A-B A commemorative envelope remembering the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of 28 January 1986. The envelope commemorates two dates. The first is a postage cancellation stamp, stamped over top of a 22 cent US Postage stamp dated January 28, 1986 in the AM @ Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The design of the stamp is a triangular symbol with a space shuttle with the words, "Space Shuttle" below it. To the right of the symbol are the words, "For Benefits on Earth, NASA." The second date is another cancellation stamp, partially stamped, over the lower right corner of a 32 cent US postage stamp. The cancellation stamp's alphanumeric text reads, "Resnik Memorial Station Tenth Anniversary, 1986-1996, Jan. 28, 1996, Akron, Ohio 44309." In the center of the text is an image of a Space Shuttle ascending upward. In the lower right corner is an imprinted image of a Space Shuttle lifting off with an American flag on a pole in the background. The alphanumeric text on the image reads, "In Memorandum (on Space Shuttle image), 51-L, We Mourn Seven Heroes, We Will Miss You Challenger And Remember....., KSC Philatelic Society, Challenger, Streaking Skyward, Explodes In a Giant Fireball 73.6 Seconds After Liftoff, Killing Crew of Seven." The envelope is white
Commemorative 2016.2.74 A framed photocopy commemorative about Lt. Brad A. Jacobs. It includes two photos (actual photographs), one of a brass plaque that is a memorial to veterans lives that have been lost during "military operations but not during times of conflict." On the right of the plaque is a small brass plaque with Lt Jacobs name, branch of service and D.O.B. and D.O.D. on it. The photo below is of his parents and brothers at the dedication ceremony in Veterans Park in Sandusky, Ohio. To the right of the photos is an obituary of Lt. Jacobs that was published in the December 1988 edition of the Sandusky Register. Lt. Brad A. Jacobs served in the United States Navy during the 1980s for 4+ years. He was a native of Sandusky, Ohio. He graduated from Perkins High School and went on to Kent State where after graduation he joined the US Navy. He was stationed at Whidbey Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor, Washington. He was killed in action, in 1988, during a night (early morning) training mission when his EA6B Prowler jet suffered a "burn-out" to their engines and the jet went down in the Pacific Ocean, killing all other crew members as well. His body was never recovered, as the wreckage and crew could not be located due to radar issues aboard the aircraft carrier that the jet/crew were assigned too.
Cover, First Day 2016.6.2 A first day issue of the 1962, 4 cent, Project Mercury postage stamp on a cover dated, February 20, 1962 @ 3:30 P.M. at Cape Canaveral, Florida. There is a "Unique Cancellation" stamp on the cover/envelope as well. It is a round Fleur like design with imprinted text, "United States, Space Achievements, Colonel John H. Glenn Jr., First U.S. Astronaut To Circle The Earth." There is a map of Cape Canaveral and the sites listed are "Moon Rocket Site, Florida, Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa, Cape Canaveral, Patrick Air Force Base Other text: "Unique Cancellation, Boerger A-B Covers"
Cover, First Day 2016.6.3 A-B A postage cover commemorating the return of John Glenn to space on October 29, 1998. It has 32 cent US postage stamp illustrating what appears to be an outerspace vehicle on the planet Mars (due to the red terrain) with what appears to be a space station in the background. The cancel stamp on the 32 cent stamp is of the space shuttle within a triangular shape. Part of the postage cancellation is of a date-time stamp that reads, "Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32815; October 29, 1998, p.m." There is another cancellation stamp just below the date-time stamp that displays the Discovery space shuttle, but also in the form of the Friendship 7 space capsule. The alphanumeric text of the cancellation stamp reads, "From Friendship 7 to STS-95, Launch Station, 1962-1998, John Glenn Returns to Space. Kennedy Space Center, FL. 32815, October 29, 1998." On the very left the envelope is a printed color image of John Glenn in an orange space suit with the text, "John Glenn, Astronaut-Senator, Returns to Space from MA-6/Friendship 7 to STS-95/Discovery." Inside of the envelope is a biographical data about Sen. John Glenn and his early life, his time in the Marine Corps, NASA, as a United States Senator. The title of the card reads, "JOHN GLENN: from Mercury to Space Shuttle."
Diploma 2016.16.11 A diploma from the USAAF documenting Private Charles S. Moore, Air Corps Unassigned, had satisfactorily completed the prescribed coursework for becoming an Airplane Mechanic in the Army Air Forces. It was awarded at Keesler Field, Mississippi, Army Air Forces Technical Training Command on 21 February 1944.
Discharge, Military 2015.69.12 A reproduction record documenting and certifying the honorable discharge of Charles S. Moore, Technical Sergeant, from the United States Army Air Force, ca. 1945. The honorable discharge is awarded as a testimonial of honest and faithful service to the veteran's country, namely the United States of America. It was issued at the separation base at Patterson Field, Dayton, Ohio and was signed by John M. Cremin, Major, USAAF.
Discharge, Military 2015.104.6 An honorable discharge document from the United States Marine Corps issued to David Laird Brown. Mr. Brown served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1966 until 1972. He was discharged from active service in 1970.the document reads, "Honorable Discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States of America. This is to certify that Sergeant (E-5) David L. Brown, 296423742, was Honorably Discharged from the United States Marine Corps on the 21st day of April, 1972. The certificate is awarded as a testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service." It was signed by M.L. Wilkinson, Major, U.S. Marine Corps. On another section of the discharge paper there is additional text. It appears to be a form letter from the Marine Corps congratulating David Laird Brown of the completion of his term of enlistment in the Marine Corps. The text reads, top section: "United States Marine Corps, Headquarters, Marine Corps Automated Services Center, 1500 E. Bannister Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64131." Correspondent section: Dear Sgt. D.L. Brown, the attached discharge certificate is furnished as a fitting testimonial of your honorable service. It signifies that you have served your country and Corps in a proficient and industrious manner in the performance of duty. On behalf of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, please accept our best wishes in your civilian pursuits and for many years of health and happiness. Signed: M. L. Wilkinson, Major, U. S. Marine Corps, Officer in Charge, Class III Reserve The address section that indicates where the post office sent this document is: Sgt. D. L. Brown, 296423742 USMCR, 4023 Barclay Dr., Port Clinton, OH 43452
Documents PH.15.1 This collection consists of documents from World War 11 and Post World War 11. As well as, personal and military photographs. This collection also features various periodicals and a scrap-book created by Bernard Coburn is included. Coburn's archives are from World War 11 time period, as well as post World War 11 for his veteran affairs. William S. Grieves, the step son of Bernard Coburn also participated in active duty for the effort of World War 11. Grieves archives consist of mainly post World War 11. Grieves participated in the reconstruction of the Philippines after World War 11, and received many awards for his contribution.
Documents PH.15.2 This collection includes various documents and records from Lynn R. Emerson, a survivor of Pearl Harbor. This collection includes many of his dedications with the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. Emerson's papers were collected over the years of travels by attending the different events put on by PHSA. The entirety of the collection features pamphlets and brochures that would have been handed out at the ceremonies. Other items include periodicals, hotel items, receipts, photographs, and letters.
Documents CA.15.1 This collection was donated by Bill Meixner, a local historian from Cleveland Ohio. Included are items about the Cleveland National Air Races as well as, periodicals with dates beginning in the 1920s. Other items in the collection consists of printed works by Charles H Hubbell, various articles, photographs, and printed materials. This collection forms of insight into beginnings of aeration in Cleveland Ohio. It shows how the sport blossomed and continually grow each year until its demise in 1949.
Documents CA.16.1 This collection features archival papers donated to the Liberty Aviation Museum by Albert Layton, who resides in the Port Clinton, Ohio area. This collection was donated to the Liberty Aviation Museum on September 15, 2015. The content of this collection features personal archives, models and templates, periodicals, publications, air maps, as well as postcards and photographs. The personal archives listed are for Fred J. Schrenk. Schrenk worked in the aviation industry for many years, and was stationed at countless airplane control towers across the United States. Items like civilian personnel pamphlets, training questions from April 9, 1945, and an Army Air Forces radio facility chart from June 15, 1945 are the main paper items in the Fred J Schrenk folder.
Documents PH.16.1 This collection consists of archives relating to early aviation in the Firelands (Erie, Huron and Lorain Counties) area. Some items that are included in this collection consist of the following; newspaper articles, periodicals, personal notes, photocopies, maps, postcards, a scrapbook, public presentation on early aviation and a display board. This collection highlights early aviation as well as involvement in cultural and historical groups in the Firelands area. This collection shows how vast Janet Senne's involvement in aviation history, aviation, events, and characters were. A large majority of these archives were gathered by Senne herself in preparation for a 2003 presentation entitled 'Firelands Flyers, the Early Birds' This presentation offered a detailed history of the lively aviation scene found in the Sandusky, Ohio area between the years 1910 and 1919. Over many decades, Mrs. Senne focused on notable movements, buildings, characters, and events found in Northern Ohio history. This focus resulted in many talks and also presentations in alternative modes such as puppet shows, docent roles, and model building lectures.
Documents MH.16.2 A set of nine (9) folders in an archival box. Within these folders there are there are various paper items including the following: individual flight records, USAAF reserve papers, educational books, instruction manuals, spiral notebooks, military orders, certificates, diplomas, I.D. cards, photographs, air maps and various military and personal records. These items feature different subject contents, some of which include the following; military, aviation, and postcards in relation to different travels. All of these items are from the time frame of the 1940's through the 1980s, mainly the 1940s. This collection provides personal/professional insight into the history of Barney Schwarzer's military life during his time as a military instructor in radar observation and bombardier training in the USAAF during World War II. Some documents offer a small insight into his life during post-war years as well.
Editorial 2015.32.9 A newspaper column by Harry Van Stack in the Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio from Saturday, August 11, 1962 concerning the character and achievements of Reinhardt N. Ausmus during his career and early days of aviation.
Envelope 2015.60.5 A return envelope for the examination answer sheet or grade card of Course 4261, Weapons Mechanic that was taken through Extension Course Institute of the USAF through Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama. No postage was necessary as it was prepaid by the Department of the US Air Force. The return address was the same as the destination address, "Extension Course Institute, USAF; United States Air Force; Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama."
Envelope 2016.10.3 One envelope issued by the Cleveland National Air Races to a local Berea, Ohio resident. Apparently the resident, Mr. D.R. Haberman(?), prepaid his admission dues. There is an advertisement on the left for WGAR 1220 AM out of Cleveland. They, apparently, broadcasted coverage of the Air Races, but also advertised that they broadcasted the games for the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns and were a CBS affiliate.
Examination 2015.60.2 An examination for Course 4261, Weapons Mechanic that was taken through Extension Course Institute of the USAF through Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama. This examination was created in 1960 and officially implemented in January 1961. It covered aircraft weapons such as the .50 caliber machine gun and the M61 20-MM gun as well as the explosive device for the ejcetion seat of an aircraft. It was a 100 question, multiple choice test.
Form, Order 2016.10.4 One order form/brochure that allowed an individual(s) to pre-order admission tickets for the 1935 Cleveland National Air Races that were held from August 30 to September 2, 1935. The form/brochure is printed on white paper with red and blue ink. The general admission price (with no guaranteed seat) was $.50 with Free Parking. Advanced ticket sales for Grandstands A-E ranged from $1.50 to $3.00 a ticket; Individual Box Seats were $6.00 a ticket and Season Reserved Seats for Grandstand D or E were $9.00 a ticket. Payment was to be sent to National Air Races of Cleveland, Inc., 103 Terminal Tower Arcade, Cleveland, Ohio. The brochure section explained directions to the airport, a typical daily program, the action, speed and thrills, international competition, military involvement, a night program, the special day events and other information.
Handbill 2015.30.6 A handbill detailing the events of the Friday, August 31, 1934 Cleveland National Air Races show. There were three events for the day, the "Free-For-All", "Straight-Away- Speed Dash" and the "Louis William Greve Trophy Race." The first two races were for the 375 cu. in. series and the last race, the trophy race, was for the 550 cu. in. series. The Gulf Refining Corporation was major sponsor for that year's event. These were closed course events. There were 19 entries for that day's races. There is handwritten entries, in pencil, recording the progress of the days events.
Handbill 2015.30.7 A handbill detailing the events of the Saturday, September 1, 1934 Cleveland National Air Races show. There were four events for the day, the "Free-For-All for 200 cu. in. motor series", "Free-For-All for 300 cu. in. motor series, "Straight-Away- Speed Dash for the 550 cu. in. motor series" and the "Louis William Greve Trophy Race for the 550 cu. in. motor series." These were closed course events. There were 27 entries for that day's races. There is handwritten entries, in pencil, recording the progress of the days events.
Handbill 2015.30.8 A handbill detailing the events of the Sunday, September 2, 1934 Cleveland National Air Races show. There were three events for the day, the "Free-For-All for 200 cu. in. motor series", "Louis William Greve Trophy Race for the 550 cu. in. motor series" and the "Free-For-All for 1000 cu. in. motor series." These were closed course events. There were 21 entries for that day's races. There is handwritten entries, in pencil, recording the progress of the days events.
Handbill 2015.30.9 A-B A handbill detailing the events of the Monday, September 3, 1934 Cleveland National Air Races show. There were two events for the day, the "Free-For-All for 375 cu. in. motor series", and the Charles E. Thompson Trophy Race." These were closed course events. There were 12 entries for that day's races. There is handwritten entries, in pencil, recording the progress of the days events and entry, the word "dead" is handwritten beside the name, Doug Davis. Douglas Davis was killed in an airplane crash during one of the races of that year's events. In the second race of that day, the "Charles E. Thompson Trophy Race," the handwritten text indicates that world-famous, Col. Roscoe Turner was the first-place trophy winner of that race. It was considered. "Event No. 14." Additionally, there is a ticket stub from that day's races stapled to this handbill. It was ticket "no. 25708" at Gate 6 in the Preferred Grandstand. The cost of the ticket entry fee was $2.00." (A) Handbill (B) Ticket Stub
Leaflet 2014.15.123 Leaflet 2094, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people in mid-1945 what unconditional surrender would mean to them. The militarist leaders of Japan had used the term, "unconditional surrender" to motivate the citizens of Japan to fight on because defeat would mean disgrace for the people and humiliation for the emperor. This idea became a powerful psychological weapon for the militarists. It is a two sided leaflet, To remind the Japanese people that they were partners with a losing ally who could no longer tie up considerable numbers of American troops in Europe, the leaflet depicted German, General Alfred Jodl, signing the instrument of surrender for Nazi Germany at the close of World War II in the European Theater. The Japanese text to the right of the photo of him reads: "Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Forces on 7 May 1945. General Gustav Jodl, Wehrmacht Chief of Staff signed for the Germans." The photo below pictures a group of German people standing in the outdoors. The text to the right reads: "Smiling German civilians wave white flags of surrender at soldiers of the 94th Infantry Division of the U.S. 3rd Army." The reverse side of the leaflet depicts an image of President Harry Truman and various Japanese aircraft, artillery and military vehicles. The Japanese text on this side reads: "Unconditional Surrender means simply the laying down of arms." Harry S. Truman, President of the United States said in a message to the Japanese people: "Unconditional Surrender is a purely military term meaning only the yielding of arms. It does not entail enslavement. It does not entail the extermination of the Japanese people. These thoughts have been injected only by your former Premier, General Koiso, as an ignoble device to compel your people to continue a hopeless war."
Leaflet 2014.15.124 Leaflet 2094, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people in mid-1945 what unconditional surrender would mean to them. The militarist leaders of Japan had used the term, "unconditional surrender" to motivate the citizens of Japan to fight on because defeat would mean disgrace for the people and humiliation for the emperor. This idea became a powerful psychological weapon for the militarists. It is a two sided leaflet, To remind the Japanese people that they were partners with a losing ally who could no longer tie up considerable numbers of American troops in Europe, the leaflet depicted German, General Alfred Jodl, signing the instrument of surrender for Nazi Germany at the close of World War II in the European Theater. The Japanese text to the right of the photo of him reads: "Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Forces on 7 May 1945. General Gustav Jodl, Wehrmacht Chief of Staff signed for the Germans." The photo below pictures a group of German people standing in the outdoors. The text to the right reads: "Smiling German civilians wave white flags of surrender at soldiers of the 94th Infantry Division of the U.S. 3rd Army." The reverse side of the leaflet depicts an image of President Harry Truman and various Japanese aircraft, artillery and military vehicles. The Japanese text on this side reads: "Unconditional Surrender means simply the laying down of arms." Harry S. Truman, President of the United States said in a message to the Japanese people: "Unconditional Surrender is a purely military term meaning only the yielding of arms. It does not entail enslavement. It does not entail the extermination of the Japanese people. These thoughts have been injected only by your former Premier, General Koiso, as an ignoble device to compel your people to continue a hopeless war."
Leaflet 2014.15.125 Leaflet 2094, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people in mid-1945 what unconditional surrender would mean to them. The militarist leaders of Japan had used the term, "unconditional surrender" to motivate the citizens of Japan to fight on because defeat would mean disgrace for the people and humiliation for the emperor. This idea became a powerful psychological weapon for the militarists. It is a two sided leaflet, To remind the Japanese people that they were partners with a losing ally who could no longer tie up considerable numbers of American troops in Europe, the leaflet depicted German, General Alfred Jodl, signing the instrument of surrender for Nazi Germany at the close of World War II in the European Theater. The Japanese text to the right of the photo of him reads: "Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Forces on 7 May 1945. General Gustav Jodl, Wehrmacht Chief of Staff signed for the Germans." The photo below pictures a group of German people standing in the outdoors. The text to the right reads: "Smiling German civilians wave white flags of surrender at soldiers of the 94th Infantry Division of the U.S. 3rd Army." The reverse side of the leaflet depicts an image of President Harry Truman and various Japanese aircraft, artillery and military vehicles. The Japanese text on this side reads: "Unconditional Surrender means simply the laying down of arms." Harry S. Truman, President of the United States said in a message to the Japanese people: "Unconditional Surrender is a purely military term meaning only the yielding of arms. It does not entail enslavement. It does not entail the extermination of the Japanese people. These thoughts have been injected only by your former Premier, General Koiso, as an ignoble device to compel your people to continue a hopeless war."
Leaflet 2014.15.126 Leaflet 2094, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people in mid-1945 what unconditional surrender would mean to them. The militarist leaders of Japan had used the term, "unconditional surrender" to motivate the citizens of Japan to fight on because defeat would mean disgrace for the people and humiliation for the emperor. This idea became a powerful psychological weapon for the militarists. It is a two sided leaflet, To remind the Japanese people that they were partners with a losing ally who could no longer tie up considerable numbers of American troops in Europe, the leaflet depicted German, General Alfred Jodl, signing the instrument of surrender for Nazi Germany at the close of World War II in the European Theater. The Japanese text to the right of the photo of him reads: "Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Forces on 7 May 1945. General Gustav Jodl, Wehrmacht Chief of Staff signed for the Germans." The photo below pictures a group of German people standing in the outdoors. The text to the right reads: "Smiling German civilians wave white flags of surrender at soldiers of the 94th Infantry Division of the U.S. 3rd Army." The reverse side of the leaflet depicts an image of President Harry Truman and various Japanese aircraft, artillery and military vehicles. The Japanese text on this side reads: "Unconditional Surrender means simply the laying down of arms." Harry S. Truman, President of the United States said in a message to the Japanese people: "Unconditional Surrender is a purely military term meaning only the yielding of arms. It does not entail enslavement. It does not entail the extermination of the Japanese people. These thoughts have been injected only by your former Premier, General Koiso, as an ignoble device to compel your people to continue a hopeless war."
Leaflet 2014.15.127 Leaflet 2094, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people in mid-1945 what unconditional surrender would mean to them. The militarist leaders of Japan had used the term, "unconditional surrender" to motivate the citizens of Japan to fight on because defeat would mean disgrace for the people and humiliation for the emperor. This idea became a powerful psychological weapon for the militarists. It is a two sided leaflet, To remind the Japanese people that they were partners with a losing ally who could no longer tie up considerable numbers of American troops in Europe, the leaflet depicted German, General Alfred Jodl, signing the instrument of surrender for Nazi Germany at the close of World War II in the European Theater. The Japanese text to the right of the photo of him reads: "Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Forces on 7 May 1945. General Gustav Jodl, Wehrmacht Chief of Staff signed for the Germans." The photo below pictures a group of German people standing in the outdoors. The text to the right reads: "Smiling German civilians wave white flags of surrender at soldiers of the 94th Infantry Division of the U.S. 3rd Army." The reverse side of the leaflet depicts an image of President Harry Truman and various Japanese aircraft, artillery and military vehicles. The Japanese text on this side reads: "Unconditional Surrender means simply the laying down of arms." Harry S. Truman, President of the United States said in a message to the Japanese people: "Unconditional Surrender is a purely military term meaning only the yielding of arms. It does not entail enslavement. It does not entail the extermination of the Japanese people. These thoughts have been injected only by your former Premier, General Koiso, as an ignoble device to compel your people to continue a hopeless war."
Leaflet 2014.15.128 Leaflet 2094, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people in mid-1945 what unconditional surrender would mean to them. The militarist leaders of Japan had used the term, "unconditional surrender" to motivate the citizens of Japan to fight on because defeat would mean disgrace for the people and humiliation for the emperor. This idea became a powerful psychological weapon for the militarists. It is a two sided leaflet, To remind the Japanese people that they were partners with a losing ally who could no longer tie up considerable numbers of American troops in Europe, the leaflet depicted German, General Alfred Jodl, signing the instrument of surrender for Nazi Germany at the close of World War II in the European Theater. The Japanese text to the right of the photo of him reads: "Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Forces on 7 May 1945. General Gustav Jodl, Wehrmacht Chief of Staff signed for the Germans." The photo below pictures a group of German people standing in the outdoors. The text to the right reads: "Smiling German civilians wave white flags of surrender at soldiers of the 94th Infantry Division of the U.S. 3rd Army." The reverse side of the leaflet depicts an image of President Harry Truman and various Japanese aircraft, artillery and military vehicles. The Japanese text on this side reads: "Unconditional Surrender means simply the laying down of arms." Harry S. Truman, President of the United States said in a message to the Japanese people: "Unconditional Surrender is a purely military term meaning only the yielding of arms. It does not entail enslavement. It does not entail the extermination of the Japanese people. These thoughts have been injected only by your former Premier, General Koiso, as an ignoble device to compel your people to continue a hopeless war."
Leaflet 2014.15.129 Leaflet 2094, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people in mid-1945 what unconditional surrender would mean to them. The militarist leaders of Japan had used the term, "unconditional surrender" to motivate the citizens of Japan to fight on because defeat would mean disgrace for the people and humiliation for the emperor. This idea became a powerful psychological weapon for the militarists. It is a two sided leaflet, To remind the Japanese people that they were partners with a losing ally who could no longer tie up considerable numbers of American troops in Europe, the leaflet depicted German, General Alfred Jodl, signing the instrument of surrender for Nazi Germany at the close of World War II in the European Theater. The Japanese text to the right of the photo of him reads: "Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Forces on 7 May 1945. General Gustav Jodl, Wehrmacht Chief of Staff signed for the Germans." The photo below pictures a group of German people standing in the outdoors. The text to the right reads: "Smiling German civilians wave white flags of surrender at soldiers of the 94th Infantry Division of the U.S. 3rd Army." The reverse side of the leaflet depicts an image of President Harry Truman and various Japanese aircraft, artillery and military vehicles. The Japanese text on this side reads: "Unconditional Surrender means simply the laying down of arms." Harry S. Truman, President of the United States said in a message to the Japanese people: "Unconditional Surrender is a purely military term meaning only the yielding of arms. It does not entail enslavement. It does not entail the extermination of the Japanese people. These thoughts have been injected only by your former Premier, General Koiso, as an ignoble device to compel your people to continue a hopeless war."
Leaflet 2014.15.130 Leaflet 2094, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people in mid-1945 what unconditional surrender would mean to them. The militarist leaders of Japan had used the term, "unconditional surrender" to motivate the citizens of Japan to fight on because defeat would mean disgrace for the people and humiliation for the emperor. This idea became a powerful psychological weapon for the militarists. It is a two sided leaflet, To remind the Japanese people that they were partners with a losing ally who could no longer tie up considerable numbers of American troops in Europe, the leaflet depicted German, General Alfred Jodl, signing the instrument of surrender for Nazi Germany at the close of World War II in the European Theater. The Japanese text to the right of the photo of him reads: "Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Forces on 7 May 1945. General Gustav Jodl, Wehrmacht Chief of Staff signed for the Germans." The photo below pictures a group of German people standing in the outdoors. The text to the right reads: "Smiling German civilians wave white flags of surrender at soldiers of the 94th Infantry Division of the U.S. 3rd Army." The reverse side of the leaflet depicts an image of President Harry Truman and various Japanese aircraft, artillery and military vehicles. The Japanese text on this side reads: "Unconditional Surrender means simply the laying down of arms." Harry S. Truman, President of the United States said in a message to the Japanese people: "Unconditional Surrender is a purely military term meaning only the yielding of arms. It does not entail enslavement. It does not entail the extermination of the Japanese people. These thoughts have been injected only by your former Premier, General Koiso, as an ignoble device to compel your people to continue a hopeless war."
Leaflet 2014.15.132 Leaflet 2090, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people, mid-1945, to consider the hopeless war they continued to wage. It was created to destroy the people's confidence in the Japanese militarists. Office of War Information records indicate that 2.6 million copies of this leaflet were printed. One side of the leaflet has an illustration of the twelve most prominent Japanese military leaders and militarists of Japan. There is caption above the image, which translated, reads in English: "Military leaders of Japan. Can you convince the people that you are able to defend the soil, the waters, and the skies of Japan?" Upper right corner: "NO. 2090" Reverse side of the leaflet has an image of President Harry Truman in a sitting position, reading from a piece of paper. The Japanese text translated to English reads: "Did you not in the past solemnly declare that you would defend Guam, Tinian, the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the last barricade on the way to Tokyo? Did you not promise in the past, that our planes would not violate the skies of Japan? Were you able to keep these promises? Let me assure you again and again that my country is determined to fight this war to its predestined end and I cannot find any who thinks that our victory will be to hard and too costly to win. Your future lies in your own hands. You can choose between a wasteful unclean death for many of your forces, or a peace with honor."
Leaflet 2014.15.133 Leaflet 2090, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people, mid-1945, to consider the hopeless war they continued to wage. It was created to destroy the people's confidence in the Japanese militarists. Office of War Information records indicate that 2.6 million copies of this leaflet were printed. One side of the leaflet has an illustration of the twelve most prominent Japanese military leaders and militarists of Japan. There is caption above the image, which translated, reads in English: "Military leaders of Japan. Can you convince the people that you are able to defend the soil, the waters, and the skies of Japan?" Upper right corner: "NO. 2090" Reverse side of the leaflet has an image of President Harry Truman in a sitting position, reading from a piece of paper. The Japanese text translated to English reads: "Did you not in the past solemnly declare that you would defend Guam, Tinian, the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the last barricade on the way to Tokyo? Did you not promise in the past, that our planes would not violate the skies of Japan? Were you able to keep these promises? Let me assure you again and again that my country is determined to fight this war to its predestined end and I cannot find any who thinks that our victory will be to hard and too costly to win. Your future lies in your own hands. You can choose between a wasteful unclean death for many of your forces, or a peace with honor."
Leaflet 2014.15.134 Leaflet 2090, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people, mid-1945, to consider the hopeless war they continued to wage. It was created to destroy the people's confidence in the Japanese militarists. Office of War Information records indicate that 2.6 million copies of this leaflet were printed. One side of the leaflet has an illustration of the twelve most prominent Japanese military leaders and militarists of Japan. There is caption above the image, which translated, reads in English: "Military leaders of Japan. Can you convince the people that you are able to defend the soil, the waters, and the skies of Japan?" Upper right corner: "NO. 2090" Reverse side of the leaflet has an image of President Harry Truman in a sitting position, reading from a piece of paper. The Japanese text translated to English reads: "Did you not in the past solemnly declare that you would defend Guam, Tinian, the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the last barricade on the way to Tokyo? Did you not promise in the past, that our planes would not violate the skies of Japan? Were you able to keep these promises? Let me assure you again and again that my country is determined to fight this war to its predestined end and I cannot find any who thinks that our victory will be to hard and too costly to win. Your future lies in your own hands. You can choose between a wasteful unclean death for many of your forces, or a peace with honor."
Leaflet 2014.15.135 Leaflet 2090, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people, mid-1945, to consider the hopeless war they continued to wage. It was created to destroy the people's confidence in the Japanese militarists. Office of War Information records indicate that 2.6 million copies of this leaflet were printed. One side of the leaflet has an illustration of the twelve most prominent Japanese military leaders and militarists of Japan. There is caption above the image, which translated, reads in English: "Military leaders of Japan. Can you convince the people that you are able to defend the soil, the waters, and the skies of Japan?" Upper right corner: "NO. 2090" Reverse side of the leaflet has an image of President Harry Truman in a sitting position, reading from a piece of paper. The Japanese text translated to English reads: "Did you not in the past solemnly declare that you would defend Guam, Tinian, the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the last barricade on the way to Tokyo? Did you not promise in the past, that our planes would not violate the skies of Japan? Were you able to keep these promises? Let me assure you again and again that my country is determined to fight this war to its predestined end and I cannot find any who thinks that our victory will be to hard and too costly to win. Your future lies in your own hands. You can choose between a wasteful unclean death for many of your forces, or a peace with honor."
Leaflet 2014.15.136 Leaflet 2090, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people, mid-1945, to consider the hopeless war they continued to wage. It was created to destroy the people's confidence in the Japanese militarists. Office of War Information records indicate that 2.6 million copies of this leaflet were printed. One side of the leaflet has an illustration of the twelve most prominent Japanese military leaders and militarists of Japan. There is caption above the image, which translated, reads in English: "Military leaders of Japan. Can you convince the people that you are able to defend the soil, the waters, and the skies of Japan?" Upper right corner: "NO. 2090" Reverse side of the leaflet has an image of President Harry Truman in a sitting position, reading from a piece of paper. The Japanese text translated to English reads: "Did you not in the past solemnly declare that you would defend Guam, Tinian, the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the last barricade on the way to Tokyo? Did you not promise in the past, that our planes would not violate the skies of Japan? Were you able to keep these promises? Let me assure you again and again that my country is determined to fight this war to its predestined end and I cannot find any who thinks that our victory will be to hard and too costly to win. Your future lies in your own hands. You can choose between a wasteful unclean death for many of your forces, or a peace with honor."
Leaflet 2014.15.137 Leaflet 2090, a communication document used to convey to the Japanese people, mid-1945, to consider the hopeless war they continued to wage. It was created to destroy the people's confidence in the Japanese militarists. Office of War Information records indicate that 2.6 million copies of this leaflet were printed. One side of the leaflet has an illustration of the twelve most prominent Japanese military leaders and militarists of Japan. There is caption above the image, which translated, reads in English: "Military leaders of Japan. Can you convince the people that you are able to defend the soil, the waters, and the skies of Japan?" Upper right corner: "NO. 2090" Reverse side of the leaflet has an image of President Harry Truman in a sitting position, reading from a piece of paper. The Japanese text translated to English reads: "Did you not in the past solemnly declare that you would defend Guam, Tinian, the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the last barricade on the way to Tokyo? Did you not promise in the past, that our planes would not violate the skies of Japan? Were you able to keep these promises? Let me assure you again and again that my country is determined to fight this war to its predestined end and I cannot find any who thinks that our victory will be to hard and too costly to win. Your future lies in your own hands. You can choose between a wasteful unclean death for many of your forces, or a peace with honor."
Letter 2015.69.11 A letter of commendation to Mrs. Charles S. Moore, the spouse of Charles S. Moore, from Gen. George C. Kenney, United States Army, Southwest Pacific Theater [WWII], commending her husband for meritorious achievement in sustained operational flights and being awarded the Air Medal as a result of this service. He flew in aerial bombing missions from January 11, 1945 until March 5, 1945 against enemy installations and shipping and supply bases.
Letter, Personal 2014.64.1 A letter from Lt. Leo C. Rosselot Jr. to his mother on 30 September, 1943 detailing a World War II bombing raid by the B-24 known as the "Wake Island Sleeper" on Tarawa, an island in the Pacific Ocean. The remainder of the letter makes a detailed account of his B-24 Bomber's fight with Japanese Zeros and how their aircraft was severely damaged during the attack, flight crew members injured, engine failing and crash landing on the Pacific Island of Nanumea. All flight crew personnel survived the crash.
Letter, Personal 2016.2.68 A personal letter written from a US Navy aviator to home. This letter was written by Lt. Brad A. Jacobs, ca. 1985-88, to his parents, William "Bill" and Bert Jacobs. He wrote that his ship has just crossed the equator on its way to Diego Garcia, due south of India in the Indian Ocean. He stated that they would be anchored there, just off the coast, for about a month. He said that there was not much on or around the island, but a plethora of sea snakes, coconut crabs and sharks (Diego Garcia is an atoll that houses a large military base where the US Navy and US military forces have had a presence for decades). He also stated that he received their letter rather quickly and requested that they send brownies and cookies, but send enough for him to share with his fellow aviators as well. This letter is actually a photocopy of the original letter, as the original letter is still in possession of his parents, William and Bert Jacobs.
Letter, Personal 2016.30.23 A-B One personal letter, dated 29 June 1919, from a M. Louise Herin(?) in Luxembourg to 1st Lieutenant Joseph G. Willis. Joe G. Willis served in Europe during World War I as an officer in a US Army, Machine Gun Battalion. The letter seems to be from a female friend who states that she will miss him and wishes him the best as he returns to the United States after the war. She states that it will be hard to forget him, sent him a picture of herself for him as a remembrance and asks that he writes her from time to time and visit if possible. [Signed, M. Louise]. The original envelope still accompanies the letter. The handwritten text on the envelope reads, Express (it is underlined), 1st Lieut. J.G. Willis, 5th Division, Ellange (underlined), Dispatch Station (in parentheses)." The word, "Expres" is stamped in the upper left corner. In the lower left corner are two canceled Luxembourg postage stamps (one is green, one is brown). The postage cancellation stamps reads in part, "Luxembourg." There is a large red X through the address section. On the reverse of the envelope are two more cancellation stamps and a handwritten name and address that reads, "M.L. Herin(?), Boulev. [Boulevard] ?????? ??, Luxembourg." (A) Letter (B) Envelope
Letter, Personal 2016.30.24 A-C One personal letter, dated 10 November 1918, from 1st Lieutenant Joseph G. Willis's, Aunt Margaret. Joe G. Willis served in Europe during World War I as an officer in a US Army, Machine Gun Battalion. The letter seems to be a retelling of the fairy tale of Prince Charming and Cinderella The original envelope still accompanies the letter. The handwritten text on the envelope reads, 15 MG Bn (in red ink], Lieut. Joseph Willis, 324th Machine Gun Bn., a.p.a. 762, American Expeditionary Forces (the 324th Machine Gun Bn., a.p.a. 762 is crossed out in red ink and was replaced with handwritten text in black ink, "15 MG C. B" (like representing 15th Machine Gun Battalion). The envelope has a cancelled 3 cent [purple] stamp with George Washington's head. The cancellation stamp reads, "Circleville, Ohio, Nov. 11, 2-30 PM, 1918." The reverse side of the envelope reads, "From[:] 120 East Mill St. Circleville, Ohio. U.S.A." The letter and envelope were written in blue ink. (A) Letter (Pt. 1) (B) Letter (Pt. 2) (C) Envelope
Letter, Recognition 2016.16.12 A form letter from Gen. George C. Kenny's office, during the closing days of World War II, to Tech. Sgt. Charles S. Moore's wife, denoting the fact of being awarded the Air Medal for courageous service and meritorious achievement while participating in aerial bombing missions in the Southwest Pacific Area from 11 January 1945 to 5 March 1945. The letter also denoted how proud the General was of her husband and other American servicemen like him for their courage and resourcefulness during our time of war in the Pacific Theater.
List 2015.60.6 A shipping list for the Course 4261, Weapons Mechanic that was taken through Extension Course Institute of the USAF through Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama. The shipping list indicated that the following materials were included in the shipment: a. Volume 4, Course 4621 (Dec. 60 Ed.) b. Examination (Form D) c. Answer Sheet, Envelope & Grade Card
Magazine 2016.4.9.10 This is a 'Life' magazine that was issued on December 22, 1941 and is Vol. 11 No. 25. The content of the magazine provides an insight into the beginning of World War 11. Also found in this book are, articles and photographs pertaining to major events and details of World War 11. Propaganda and marketing of 1940's is included in the magazine. The illustrations and design shows how design has changed since the 1940's.
Magazine 2016.4.1 This Life magazine entitled Air Power, from December 1, 1941, features a Boeing B-17 on the cover. The B-17 was one of the standard heavy bombers for the Army Air Force during WW11. This book has many advertisements and propaganda from the 1940's. Some of the content in this magazine features items about the beginnings of a large baby boom in the population. Other subject titles feature the Army Air Force expanding their overall men count in the next two years, as well as new tactics and technology being put into effect. This book provides a glimpse into the lives and events of the people 1941.
Magazine 2016.4.9 This Wings magazine from 1979 features news, photographs and other content pertaining to aviation. Some of the subject of the article in this issue are the following, one about a great scandal in Canadian aviation, another referring to airborne cobra pt111, and additionally another about the combat careers of two Japanese Ki 44 Aces. There are also many other articles and subjects throughout. The cover of this particular issue features a North American P-51D.
Magazine 2016.2.31 A naval association publication about the US Navy, ships, vessels, aircraft and etc. This particular issue featured the F/A-18, The Air University, Air-to-Air Helicopter Combat, interviews and etc.
Magazine 2016.12.9.1-39 A collection of Life magazines and Air Trails magazines. There are 37 Life magazines covering the spans of 1941, 1947 and 1948; 2 magazines covering a small period of 1942. Scope of Issue Dates: 1941: Life Magazine: 1 December Issue 1942: Air Trails: April Issue May Issue 1947: Life Magazine: 12 May Issue 4 August Issue 26 May Issue 11 August Issue 2 June Issue 18 August Issue 9 June Issue 25 August Issue (2) 16 June Issue 1 September Issue 23 June Issue 15 September Issue 30 June Issue 22 September Issue 7 July Issue 29 September Issue 14 July Issue 13 October Issue 21 July Issue 20 October Issue 28 July Issue 27 October Issue 3 November Issue 10 November Issue 17 November Issue 1 December Issue 22 December Issue 1948: Life Magazine: 23 February Issue 29 March Issue 19 April Issue 17 May Issue 19 July Issue 26 July Issue 2 August Issue 30 August Issue 20 September Issue
Map 2014.63.27 This is a joint operation graphic map of Baghdad, Iraq and its surrounding area that was compiled in July 2000 by the DGIA, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom. The maps states that this was a "limited distribution" map. It states that "UK officials are not to release or reveal this document outside UK Government Service without prior permission from DGIA (UK)." This map was apparently used in joint operations during military operation in Iraq. It indicates maximum elevations above sea level and impediments such as power lines, towers and etc. for military pilots when flying over or near the city.
Map 2015.60.7 A map reprint of the Verdun Battlefields during World War I. This map was a tourist souvenir purchased while traveling France. It seems to be printed on a heavy tissue paper. It is printed in dark blue. This map shows where the German lines were as of July 11, 1916. The Battle of Verdun in 1916 was the longest single battle of World War One. The casualties from Verdun and the impact the battle had on the French Army was a primary reason for the British starting the Battle of the Somme in July 1916 in an effort to take German pressure off of the French at Verdun. The Battle of Verdun started on February 21, 1916 and ended on December 16, 1916. It made General Philippe Pétain a hero in France. The estimated total casualties of the Battle for Verdun was massive. It is said that the French lost over 360,000 and the Germans nearly 340,000 in a period of approximately 300 days of battle.
Map 2014.15.121 One map of Japan, ca. 1944. It is titled, "Indispensable Map of Japan and its Possessions, In Beautiful Colors." The map included the Japanese Empire, the Philippine Islands, Southeast Asia, Dutch East Indies, Hawaii, other small Pacific Islands and a Gazeteer of the world. This map was of Japan during World War II.
Map, Aeronautical 2015.84.1 An AAF aeronautical chart from December 1945 of the Lake Erie region. The map displays all of Lake Erie, the northern half of Ohio, southeastern Michigan, southern Canada, western Pennsylvania and the northwestern tip of New York. The map was for use of pilots and navigators while flying in the Lake Erie region and told the location of landplane facilities, seaplane facilities, aviation lighting beacons, mooring masts, air defense zones, vital defense areas, air navigation hazards, (i.e. danger, caution and prohibited areas that were used as firing ranges for testing weapons from land based locations and coastal defenses), civil airways, radio fan markers, marine radiobeacons, rapid direction finder stations, radio communication stations, transmission lines, rescue boats, cities, villages. rivers/streams, lakes, swamps/marshes, relief features of the land and etc.
Memoir 2016.34.7 One typed memoir of the experiences of George Holasek, WWII veteran, who served in the US Navy on PT Boat 167. His boat and crew sailed and conducted missions in the South Pacific in and around the Solomon Islands. He began by describing his experience of being drafted into the Navy and sent through boot camp. He was then shipped to the Northeast US where he awaited orders and participated in training on Packard V12 gasoline engines. He was assigned to a PT Boat crew as a Machinist Mate, basically the mechanic for the boats engines and his battle station was on a dual barrel 50 cal. gun. He describes battles and missions and the like in this memoir. At the end of the memoir, is a photo of him sitting beside the PT Boat model that he assembled from balsa wood in the early 1960s. He was said to have completed the model boat on 23 November 1963, the day of JFK's assassination.
Menu 2015.49.1 A 1979 menu from the airlines corporation, Air France. The front cover has a hot air balloon design on it. The menu selections included: Aperitifs [Cocktails]: Whisky, Gin, Vodka, Porto, Bourbon, Quinquina Rye, Vermouth, Apertifs Anises Daiquri, Punch Blanc, Planteur, Dry Martini, Manhattan Dejeuner [Lunch]: Terrine De Foie Gras [Terrine of fresh foie gras (goose liver)], Aspic De Bouillabaisse A La Rouille [Sea fishes in jelly with mayonnaise], Chateaubriand Saute Au Poivre Vert [Sauteed prime tenderloin with green pepper corn], Supreme De Volaille Mere Blanc [Breast of Poultry "Mere Blanc"], Pommes Cretan [Sauteed potatoes with thyme], Subric D epinards [Mashed spinaches], Salade Lorette [Lorette Salad], Plateau De Fromages De France [Selection of French Cheese], Succes [Pastry sucees], Corbeille De Fruits [Basket of fresh fruit] Cafe Du Bresil [Coffee] Vins De France [Wines France], Champagne, Digestifs [digestive] Collation [ hors-d'œuvre, appetizer] Nos Boeing 747 sont tous équipés d'un, situé soit à l'arrière de la cabine de Classe, soit au salon du pont supérieur Il reste ouvert durant tout le vol et notre personnel de bord sera heuruex de vous y accueillir; toutefois, pendant le service du repas, vous pourrez en disposer librement. [A bar is installed on each of our Boeing 747s, whether it iis to the rear of the First Class compartment or in the upper deck lounge. It is open throughout the flight. A member of our cabin staff will be happy to serve you the drinks of your choice except during meal-time, when we ask you to help yourself.] The page to left of the menu reads, Air France, Paris-New York, En Boeing 747." The back of the menu translated text from French reads, "Edited by the advertising department and creativity of Air France, 2-79 printing, Debar, Reims, Code 05344 R."
Money, Paper 2015.27.1 One five pesos piece of currency from the Philipines during World War II during the Japanese occupation of the country from 1940-1945. This is the most common currency from the Philippines that the average collector is likely to have. Collectors call this Japanese Invasion Money, or JIM. These were brought home by the hundreds and thousands by servicemen serving in the Pacific during World War II. Japan captured the Philippines Islands in late 1940. In 1941 they used all of the Philippine money, coins, U.S. currency and bullion (approx. 20.5 million dollars) that they captured on the island to buy supplies, food, fuel and weapons for their war machine. In place of the hard money they stole, they issued their own Japanese Government centavos and pesos which was virtually worthless and still does not possess much value today form a collector's standpoint.
Money, Paper 2015.27.2 One five pesos piece of currency from the Philipines during World War II during the Japanese occupation of the country from 1940-1945. This is the most common currency from the Philippines that the average collector is likely to have. Collectors call this Japanese Invasion Money, or JIM. These were brought home by the hundreds and thousands by servicemen serving in the Pacific during World War II. Japan captured the Philippines Islands in late 1940. In 1941 they used all of the Philippine money, coins, U.S. currency and bullion (approx. 20.5 million dollars) that they captured on the island to buy supplies, food, fuel and weapons for their war machine. In place of the hard money they stole, they issued their own Japanese Government centavos and pesos which was virtually worthless and still does not possess much value today form a collector's standpoint.
Money, Paper 2015.27.3 One five pesos piece of currency from the Philipines during World War II during the Japanese occupation of the country from 1940-1945. This is the most common currency from the Philippines that the average collector is likely to have. Collectors call this Japanese Invasion Money, or JIM. These were brought home by the hundreds and thousands by servicemen serving in the Pacific during World War II. Japan captured the Philippines Islands in late 1940. In 1941 they used all of the Philippine money, coins, U.S. currency and bullion (approx. 20.5 million dollars) that they captured on the island to buy supplies, food, fuel and weapons for their war machine. In place of the hard money they stole, they issued their own Japanese Government centavos and pesos which was virtually worthless and still does not possess much value today form a collector's standpoint.
Money, Paper 2015.27.4 One five centavos piece of currency from the Philippines during World War II during the Japanese occupation of the country from 1940-1945. This is the most common currency from the Philippines that the average collector is likely to have. Collectors call this Japanese Invasion Money, or JIM. These were brought home by the hundreds and thousands by servicemen serving in the Pacific during World War II. Japan captured the Philippines Islands in late 1940. In 1941 they used all of the Philippine money, coins, U.S. currency and bullion (approx. 20.5 million dollars) that they captured on the island to buy supplies, food, fuel and weapons for their war machine. In place of the hard money they stole, they issued their own Japanese Government centavos and pesos which was virtually worthless and still does not possess much value today form a collector's standpoint.
Money, Paper 2015.27.5 One five centavos piece of currency from the Philippines during World War II during the Japanese occupation of the country from 1940-1945. This is the most common currency from the Philippines that the average collector is likely to have. Collectors call this Japanese Invasion Money, or JIM. These were brought home by the hundreds and thousands by servicemen serving in the Pacific during World War II. Japan captured the Philippines Islands in late 1940. In 1941 they used all of the Philippine money, coins, U.S. currency and bullion (approx. 20.5 million dollars) that they captured on the island to buy supplies, food, fuel and weapons for their war machine. In place of the hard money they stole, they issued their own Japanese Government centavos and pesos which was virtually worthless and still does not possess much value today form a collector's standpoint.
Money, Paper 2015.27.6 One five centavos piece of currency from the Philippines during World War II during the Japanese occupation of the country from 1940-1945. This is the most common currency from the Philippines that the average collector is likely to have. Collectors call this Japanese Invasion Money, or JIM. These were brought home by the hundreds and thousands by servicemen serving in the Pacific during World War II. Japan captured the Philippines Islands in late 1940. In 1941 they used all of the Philippine money, coins, U.S. currency and bullion (approx. 20.5 million dollars) that they captured on the island to buy supplies, food, fuel and weapons for their war machine. In place of the hard money they stole, they issued their own Japanese Government centavos and pesos which was virtually worthless and still does not possess much value today form a collector's standpoint. On reverse side is handwritten alpha-numeric text that reads, "Art Carnicom, Aug 1945." It is likely this was the veteran that brought this note home from the war.
Money, Paper 2015.27.7 One 20 Yuan piece of currency from China. It is printed and dated at the bottom, "Shanghai, 1930." These were brought home by American servicemen serving in the China-Burma conflict, the Flying Tigers before and during World War II. The note reads "20" on each corner. One end, "N.D." Down the center is the text, "The Central Bank of China, Promises to Pay the Bearer on Demand at its Office Here, 20 Twenty Customs Gold Units, CG784837. [A Signature] General Manager, [A Signature] Asst. General Manager, 20, Shanghai, 1930, American Bank Note Company" There is an image of the Central Bank of China on the note. The note appears to resemble American currency in color, paper type and ink. On the reverse side of the note is an image of a Chinese leader and Chinese text that is untranslated. The primary colors of the note are green, red and white.
Money, Paper 2015.27.8 One 20 Yuan piece of currency from China. It is printed and dated at the bottom, "Shanghai, 1930." These were brought home by American servicemen serving in the China-Burma conflict, the Flying Tigers before and during World War II. The note reads "20" on each corner. One end, "N.D." Down the center is the text, "The Central Bank of China, Promises to Pay the Bearer on Demand at its Office Here, 20 Twenty Customs Gold Units, MG035967. [A Signature] General Manager, [A Signature] Asst. General Manager, 20, Shanghai, 1930, American Bank Note Company" There is an image of the Central Bank of China on the note. The note appears to resemble American currency in color, paper type and ink. On the reverse side of the note is an image of a Chinese leader and Chinese text that is untranslated. The primary colors of the note are green, red and white.
Money, Paper 2015.27.9 One 10 Yuan piece of currency from China. It is printed and dated at the bottom, "Shanghai, 1930." These were brought home by American servicemen serving in the China-Burma conflict, the Flying Tigers before and during World War II. The note reads "10" on each corner. One end, "N.D." Down the center is the text, "The Central Bank of China, Promises to Pay the Bearer on Demand at its Office Here, 10 Ten Customs Gold Units, ZL868275. [A Signature] General Manager, [A Signature] Asst. General Manager, 10, Shanghai, 1930, American Bank Note Company" There is an image of the Central Bank of China on the note. The note appears to resemble American currency in color, paper type and ink. On the reverse side of the note is an image of a Chinese leader and Chinese text that is untranslated. The primary colors of the note are green, red and white.
Money, Paper 2015.27.10 One 10 Yuan piece of currency from China. It is printed and dated at the bottom, "Shanghai, 1930." These were brought home by American servicemen serving in the China-Burma conflict, the Flying Tigers before and during World War II. The note reads "10" on each corner. One end, "N.D." Down the center is the text, "The Central Bank of China, Promises to Pay the Bearer on Demand at its Office Here, 10 Ten Customs Gold Units, AB994609. [A Signature] General Manager, [A Signature] Asst. General Manager, 10, Shanghai, 1930, American Bank Note Company" There is an image of the Central Bank of China on the note. The note appears to resemble American currency in color, paper type and ink. On the reverse side of the note is an image of a Chinese leader and Chinese text that is untranslated. The primary colors of the note are green, red and white.
Money, Paper 2015.27.11 One 50 Yen Japanese bank note. It has an image of Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms. It was printed in 1938. The Japanese text is untranslated. On the reverse side in light green ink is the number, "50" and untranslated Japanese text. It is a World War II era piece of currency. Its primary colors are dark green, light green, red, yellow.
Money, Paper 2015.27.12 One Bank of Indochina bank note, ca. 1925-1939. The denomination is "cent piastres" which is equivalent to 100 hundred US dollars. The serial numbers of the note are "582, L .126 and 03135582." The text on the bank note is French and reads, "Banque De L'Indochine, Cent Piastres, Payables En Especes Au Porteur, Le President, Le Directeur General, L'article 139 du code penal punit des travaux forces ceux qui auront contrefait or falsifie les billets de banque autorisees par la loi." On the lower left corner of the note is "Roque FEC." and in the lower right corner, "Rita SC." All of which (in order of typed text) translated reads, "Bank of Indochina, hundred dollars, payable in cash to the bearer, The President, The Director General, Section 139 of the Penal Code punishes those forces will work counterfeit or falsify the authorized bank notes by law, Castling FEC. and Rita SC." The back of the note reads and translated is, "Mot Trom Bac (One Hundred Bac) and there is an image of Governor Joseph François Dupleix, one of the former colony governors of French Indochina. The signatures on the note are, "The President," Borduge and the other "The Director General," Baudouin. This particular note was the last in the series, Series P-51D, which was ca. 1938. The note was from French Indochina, which is modern day, Vietnam.
Money, Paper 2015.27.13 One Bank of Indochina bank note, ca. 1925-1939. The denomination is "cent piastres" which is equivalent to 100 hundred US dollars. The serial numbers of the note are "121, E .129 and 03204121." The text on the bank note is French and reads, "Banque De L'Indochine, Cent Piastres, Payables En Especes Au Porteur, Le President, Le Directeur General, L'article 139 du code penal punit des travaux forces ceux qui auront contrefait or falsifie les billets de banque autorisees par la loi." On the lower left corner of the note is "Roque FEC." and in the lower right corner, "Rita SC." All of which (in order of typed text) translated reads, "Bank of Indochina, hundred dollars, payable in cash to the bearer, The President, The Director General, Section 139 of the Penal Code punishes those forces will work counterfeit or falsify the authorized bank notes by law, Castling FEC. and Rita SC." The back of the note reads and translated is, "Mot Trom Bac (One Hundred Bac) and there is an image of Governor Joseph François Dupleix, one of the former colony governors of French Indochina. The signatures on the note are, "The President," Borduge and the other "The Director General," Baudouin. This particular note was the last in the series, Series P-51D, which was ca. 1938. The note was from French Indochina, which is modern day, Vietnam.
Newsletter 2015.60.8 A newsletter concerning the news of the 164th Ohio Air National Guard from September 16, 1962. They are stationed out of Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport. They are still in active service. The news in this newsletter concerned the crash of a 164th F-84F where the pilot escaped injury. The passage of legislation for the recalling of reserves. The US Senate Armed Services Committee approved President Kennedy's request for authority to activate up to 150,000 members of the Ready Reserve for a year without declaring a national emergency. The vote was unanimous. Moreover, about the upcoming celebration of the USAFs 15th birthday that was celebrated on September 18, 1962 and also the dedication of the first nuclear power plant in the USAF designated to provide 1,000 kilowatts of power to operate the radars of the Air Defense Command's 731st Radar Squadron that operated on Warren Peak near Sundance, Wyoming. The power plant was closed in 1968 due to budget cuts from the government.
Newsletter 2016.6.4 An October 1998 newsletter from the United Space Alliance (USA) corporation. This particular newsletter featured an article about John Glenn, former astronaut and senator from Ohio, returning to space in the Space Shuttle Discovery on 29 October 1998. Glenn was the first astronaut to orbit the earth on 20 February 1962. On the obverse of the newsletter. front cover, is a canceled 32 cent, US postage stamp with a Kennedy Space Center cancellation. The cancellation stamp reads, "Kennedy Space Center, FL., 32815; Oct 29, 1998." The postage stamp displays a futuristic scene of a communal living area on what appears to be a red terrain, plausibly Mars, with a spaceship flying over head. The newsletter relates the mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998 to support operations aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and research projects on microgravity and Glenn was to conduct a series of investigations designed to better understand the correlation between the aging process on Earth and the physiological effects of space flight on elder people. The newsletter also published an article about where people were and what they were doing when John Glenn made his first flight to space and orbited the earth. The USA Update newsletter is a bi-monthly publication for the employees of United Space Alliance. USA is a company jointly owned by the Boeing Aircraft Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp.
Newsletter 2016.6.9 A copy of the 23 July 1969, NASA Spaceport News newsletter remembering and commemorating the 51-L Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, featuring the photos of Dick Scobee (Commander, 1939-86), Mike Smith (Pilot, 1945-86), Christa McAuliffe (Teacher in Space, 1948-86), "El" Onizuka (Mission Specialist, 1948-86), "Judy" Resnik (Mission Specialist, 1949-86), "Ron" McNair (Mission Specialist, 1950-86), "Greg" Jarvis (Payload Specialist, 1944-86). The center of the newsletter displays a picture of the Space Shuttle prior to liftoff. At the top of the newsletter photo it reads, "Rejoice, though for a little while I've gone, That I were here so long..." At the top of the cover is other alphanumeric imprinted text, "Spaceport News (Space Shuttle Logo), Vol. 15, No. 3, John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA; 51-L...Hail and Farewell." There is a special cancellation stamp over a 22 cent US postage stamp (stamp has an American flag with the US Capitol building below it). Cancellation stamp imprinted text: "Kennedy Space Center 32815, Jan 28, 1987"
Newspaper 2015.40.1 The "Toledo Times" newspaper, dated August 15, 1945, proclaiming the surrender of Japan ending World War II and the conflict in the Pacific Theater. The headline reads, "Japan Surrenders, WAR ENDS! Japan has surrendered. This announcement from the White House was made by President Truman, climaxing a feverish day of diplomatic activity. Simultaneously the word that history's greatest war was at an end was made in London, Moscow and Chunking, China."
Newspaper 2015.40.2 The "Toledo Blade" newspaper, dated May 8, 1945, proclaiming the surrender of Germany ending World War II in the European Theater. The headline reads, "V-E Day--War's End Official, Truman Proclaims: Europe War Over! Washington, May 8 (AP) ---President Truman today proclaimed complete and unconditional victory in Europe. And in a V-E proclamation had said: "Our blows will continue until the Japanese lay down their arms in unconditional surrender.""
Newspaper 2015.40.3 "The Stars and Stripes" newspaper. This particular copy was from Saturday, Dec. 30, 1944. This was a daily newspaper of the U.S. Armed Forces in the European Theater of Operations. This particular "Stars and Stripes" was the London Edition as well as for New York and Paris. The lead content of this edition concerned the Battle of the Bulge and how Gen. George Patton's 3rd Army was cutting off the Germans on their southern flank. The headline reads, "Nazis, Back 10 Miles, Digging In. 3rd, Pounding Flank, Cuts Gap to 17 Mi. but Yields 1 Saar Salient."
Newspaper 2015.40.4 "The Stars and Stripes" newspaper. This particular copy was from Wednesday, August 8, 1945. This was a daily newspaper of the U.S. Armed Forces in the European Theater of Operations. The cost of this newspaper was 20 Pfennig, the equivalence of 20 cents, US.This particular "Stars and Stripes" was the Southern Germany Edition. The lead content of this edition concerned the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The headline reads, "Atomic Bomb Flattens Jap Base; 2nd Surrender Ultimatum Hinted." This front page also covers the story of flying ace, Richard Bong who a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. It tells the story of Mr. Bong dying in a airplane accident. The headlines reads, "Ace Richard Bong, on 'Safe' Duty, Is Killed While Testing Jet Plane."
Notebook 2016.30.35 One notebook with handwritten notes of, plausibly, Joseph G. Willis of what appears to be class notes for high school or college classes. The notes appear to be for a government or history class(?). Also, there are notes about Shakespeare and his different plays and at the end of the notebook a brief listing of candidates for graduation in the Class of 1915, including Joseph G. Willis. The notebook is actually an address book that was used for note taking. This is known because of the leather binder and alphabetical note tabs that are inside of it.
Notebook 2016.30.36 One notebook with typed notes of machine gun school for the US Army. This notebook was the possession of Joseph G. Willis. Inside of the notebook is handwritten text, "LBW, Lt. J.G. Willis, 324 M.G. Bn." The notebook gives "General Rules" and procedures of operation and maintenance of various types of machine guns. The five methods of instruction used in the curriculum of this notebook. They are as follows: (1) Preparation (2) Demonstration (3) Explanation (4) Imitation (5) Criticism. There are handwritten notes at the end as well from Lt. Willis.
Page, Information 2015.89.2 A reproduction page of handwritten information by Milt Hershberger about his fleet of Ford Tri-Motors that he used in his air transportation business, Island Airlines. Island Airlines was the shortest airline in the world. It ran between the mainland at Port Clinton, Ohio (currently, Erie Ottawa International Airport) and Put-In-Bay, Ohio (South Bass Island in Lake Erie).
Pamphlet 2016.2.67 This pamphlet was a document that welcomed new personnel aboard the USS Constellation (CV-64) aircraft carrier. At the beginning of the pamphlet was a welcome message from Captain Michael B. Nordeen. Next, there was a history that denoted the stellar record of the current USS Constellation that was commissioned as an aircraft carrier on 27 October 1961. On the back page was a listing of specification data for the carrier and some bits of historical trivia of the carrier. The front cover displays a picture of the former aircraft carrier.
Photocopy 2015.104.3 A DD-214 Marine Corps report of separation for David Laird Brown, Report No. 236866. He enlisted 29 April 1966 and was honorably discharged on 27 March 1970 as a Sergeant. He served in the US Marine Corps as a Helicopter Aerial Gunner and a Helicopter Mechanic during the Vietnam War. Report states that he received the Air Medal [11th Awd], Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal [2nd Awd], Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal [w/device], Combat Aircrewman Insignia [4th Awd], Rifle Sharpshooter Badge and Pistol Expert Badge. Additional report information: Mr. Brown became a qualified Crew Chief for a for the CH-46D on 3 January 1968, designated an Aerial Gunner on 1 July 1968, issued a government operator's permit to operate vehicles up to and including 3/4 tons on 12 September 1969. Training: High School graduate, MAD NATTC MFS- Mechanical Fundamentals on 20 October 1966, MAD NATTC MFS Aviation Mac. Mate [RECIP] Crs CIA, MAD NATTC MFS- Basic Helicopter Course CIC on 4 May 1967, MCAS El Toro- Rotors & Related Systems in 1967, MCAS Santa Ana- Power Plant Course UH-34D in 1968. He was discharged from Naval Air Station, South Weymouth, Massachusetts. He entered the Marine Corps as a Private [E-1], then promoted, and discharged as a Sergeant, grade E-5. His original place of residence at the time of entry into military service was Route 1 in Port Clinton, Ohio (Ottawa County).
Poem 2015.34.7 A poem called, "Race Gear" from a 1937 program of the Cleveland National Air Races. It pictures a pilot riding an image that looks like an airplane and a motor on the front with a saddle strapped across the top of the plane as if like riding a bull at a rodeo. There is a racing pylon in the background with spectators behind it. It is framed medium oak wooden frame with a glass pane with blue and red matting.
Postcard 2015.61.5 A 9 cent US Air Mail postcard bearing an eagle in flight with wings up. The edges of the postcard have a red, white and blue ribbon about the border.
Postcard 2015.87.5 An postcard of a Douglas DC-3 Mainliner. The description on this postcard says that this type of plane was part of a fleet of 36 Douglas Mainliners of United Airlines. The Mainliner was a sleeper plane. It accommodated 12 passengers in berths as large as twin beds. These airliners flew overnight from New York, Chicago and the East Coast to the Pacific Coast. The postcard was the possession of a Lucille Chaloupka. The handwritten text on the postcard reads, "Lucille Chaloupka, Stewardess Newark-Cleveland, Trip 5/(?) [text unreadable, covered over by a black stamp]), 2-12-39." The front of the postcard reveals the layout of the aircraft with a cut-away view.
Postcard 2015.87.6 An postcard of a United Airlines aircraft on a tarmac preparing to load passengers onto the plane with the pilots in the background by the engine. The text on the postcard reads, "Speed With Comfort and dependability is the transportation United Air Lines offers with twin-engined planes like this, which can climb 11,000 feet on only one engine." The date of the postcard is unknown.
Postcard, Picture 2015.52.2 One postcard of the Island Airlines, red, white and blue, Ford Tri-Motor, aka, Tin Goose, sitting in front of its hangar at the Port Clinton Municipal Airport, ca. 1960-70s.
Postcard, Picture 2015.52.3 One postcard of the Island Airlines, red, white and blue, Ford Tri-Motor, aka, Tin Goose, in flight over eastern coast of Lake Erie at Catawba Island, ca. 1960-70s. Interesting note, they spelled Catawba Island as Katawba.
Postcard, Picture 2015.70.5 A picture postcard with Wright Airline's Convair 600 on the front of the postcard. Wright airlines served Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as Detroit, Michigan. One of their slogans was, "At the Wright place and the Wright time. We're building your kind of airline." They were located at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.
Postcard, Picture 2015.70.6 A picture postcard with a 44 seat Convair aircraft in flight over the downtown Cleveland horizon on the front of the postcard. Wright airlines served Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as Detroit, Michigan. They were a commuter airline, but also had charter flights and offered freight services as well. One of their slogans was, "At the Wright place and the Wright time. We're building your kind of airline." They were located at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.
Poster 2014.65.1 A reprint of an US Army Air Force poster from World War II. THe print on the poster reads, "O'er The Ramparts We Watch, United States Army Air Forces." The dimensions of this poster is measured at approximately, 51.0 x 71.5 cm. It displays an image an young Army airmen standing with a bomb in his hands while surrounded with white clouds. In the lower foreground are various US Army Air bombers in flight. In the lower left corner is the text that reads, "(c) War Department, U.S.A." The illustrator's signature is in the lower left. It reads, "Schlaikjer." The illustrator was American born, Jes Wilhelm Schlaikjer. He was born in 1897 and died in 1982. This print was drawn in approximately 1942 and lasted through 1945.
Poster, Political 2015.12.1 This poster is a political propaganda poster propagating the state, heart, spirit and faith of the United States during the conflict of World War II. The text reads, "...the state of this nation is good, the heart of this nation is sound, the spirit of this nation is strong, the faith of this nation is eternal." This saying is an excerpt from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech to Congress on 7 January 1943. At the top of the poster there is an eagle on a US shield, with a strip of ribbon in its mouth and four arrows in its right talon and an olive branch in its left talon. It is also surrounded by fifteen stars. The text at the bottom of the poster reads, "OWI Poster No. 40. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-507621."
Poster, Political 2015.12.2 This poster is a political propaganda piece encouraging American citizens to buy war stamps and bonds to fund the war effort duing World War II. The text on the poster reads, "Washington crossed the Delaware to win our Freedom, We cross oceans to keep it, Buy War Stamps and Bonds." There is an illustration of what appears to be Washington crossing the Delaware to attack the Hessians at Trenton on December 25, 1776. The primary colors of the illustration are green and orange. George Washington is in the center of the boat, surrounded by other men with oars who are rowing. In front of him, in the boat is the U.S. flag. The illustrator's signature is in the lower right portion of the illustration and reads, "J. Daugherty." His complete name was James Henry Daugherty and was born in 1889 and died in 1974. He contracted as an illustrator for the U.S. Department of the Treasury during World War II.
Poster, Political 2015.12.3 This poster is a political propaganda piece encouraging American citizens to buy war stamps and bonds to fund the war effort duing World War II. The text on the poster reads, "Lexington, 1775 (top) They fought for Freedom, We fight to keep it (bottom)." There is an illustration of what appears to be US Revolutionary soldiers firing their weapons while in battle.. The primary colors of the illustration are green and orange. The illustrator's signature is in the bottom center portion of the illustration and reads, "JD." His complete name was James Henry Daugherty and was born in 1889 and died in 1974. He contracted as an illustrator for the U.S. Department of the Treasury during World War II.
Poster, Political 2015.12.4 This poster is a political propaganda piece encouraging American citizens to work hard during and for the war effort in World War II. The text on the poster reads, "Defend American Freedom, It's Everybody's Job." Uncle Sam has removed his top hat and is putting on a workman's cap. His jacket is draped over his left shoulder and he is wearing striped overalls over a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Along the bottom of the poster is the silhouette of an industrial landscape. This poster was created by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Illustrator was Barclay McClelland.
Poster, Political 2015.12.5 This poster is a political propaganda piece encouraging American citizens to buy war stamps and bonds to fund the war effort dung World War II. The text on the poster reads, "I Gave A Man! Will you at least 10% of your pay in War Bonds." It presents a young woman (presumably a widowed mother) holds a smiling infant. A young blond girl embraces the woman while smiling at the baby. The woman has dark hair, is wearing dark clothing, and has a somber facial expression. The illustrator's signature is in the bottom center portion of the illustration and reads, "Sarra." His complete name was Valentino Sarra and was born in 1903. He contracted as an illustrator for the U.S. Department of the Treasury during World War II and they were the creators of this poster.
Poster, Political 2015.12.6 This poster is a political propaganda piece encouraging American citizens to not accept enemy propaganda during time of war. It is an ink on paper lithograph. It was warning against believing enemy propaganda against the U.S. Government, the Allies, Catholics, Jews and Protestants during World War II. The poster depicts the face of a male carciature wearing a balck hat flanked by caricatures of Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo (in green) whispering in his ear. The primary colors are yellow, red, green, brown, black and white. In the corner there is union maker's mark that reads, "S.A. No. 25, Union Label, Kansas City, Registered." It was produced by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. The illustrator was Jack Betts.
Poster, Political 2015.12.7 This poster was created by illustrator, Allen Saalburg. He was born June 25, 1899 and died on July 25, 1987. It was illustrated for the Office of War Information in January, 1942. This was one of the first propaganda posters to be issued shortly after the start of the war. It was a common feature in many factories, manufacturing facilities, machine shops and military bases in the United States. Allen Saalburg was born in Rochelle, Illinois. His father was a cartoonist for a newspaper and was also a printer. Saalburg was also an artist, he studied painting at Pratt Institute, and the Art Students League. Saalburg, like many other artists of that era, led a project of the Works Progress Administration (aka, WPA) during the 1930s in New York City. He and others designed murals for Central Park's Zoo, the Arsenal, and many other buildings. He was also famous for his illustrative work created for the World's Fair. When the war began, several of the WPA artists and illustrators were contracted to create historical scenes and propaganda through painting and photography.
Poster, Political 2015.12.8 This poster was an American war propaganda poster during World War II. Its illustrator was an American artist named Bernard Perlin (born,1918). He drew on the well-known memory of General George Washington’s ragged army at Valley Forge to compose this powerful image of American soldiers, past and present. It was meant to invoke the emotions of individuals to patriotism and loyalty to God and Country. These sorts of posters were displayed in post offices, libraries, schools, factories and other public places to encourage resolve in the fight against Fascism and Japanese aggression. Perlin’s work powerfully associated two of our nation’s epic struggles for freedom: The American Revolution and World War II. An interesting factor to this poster is the artist illustrator's signature, B. Perlin, located near the bottom left on the stock of a revolutionary musket.
Poster, Political 2015.12.9 This poster was an American war propaganda poster during World War II. Its illustrator was an American artist named Bernard Perlin (born,1918). He drew on the well-known memory of General George Washington’s ragged army at Valley Forge to compose this powerful image of American soldiers, past and present. It was meant to invoke the emotions of individuals to patriotism and loyalty to God and Country. These sorts of posters were displayed in post offices, libraries, schools, factories and other public places to encourage resolve in the fight against Fascism and Japanese aggression. Perlin’s work powerfully associated two of our nation’s epic struggles for freedom: The American Revolution and World War II. An interesting factor to this poster is the artist illustrator's signature, B. Perlin, located near the bottom left on the stock of a revolutionary musket.
Print, Planographic 2015.49.2 A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of the Ford Tri-Motor, produced from 1926-1933. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "United Airlines 1977." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature], Ford Tri-Motor, 1926-1933." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1975-1981.
Print, Planographic 2015.49.3 A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of a Boeing 40B-4, produced from 1929-1932. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "United Airlines 1977." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature],Boeing 40B-4, 1929-1932." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1975-1981.
Print, Planographic 2015.49.4 A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of a Curtiss Carrier Pigeon airplane, produced from 1926-1929. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "United Airlines 1976." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature],Curtiss Carrier Pigeon, 1926-1929." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1975-1981.
Print, Planographic 2015.49.5 A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of a Boeing Model 80A airplane, produced from 1929-1930. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "United Airlines 1977." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature],Boeing Model 80A, 1929-1930." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1975-1981.
Print, Planographic 2015.49.6 A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of a Boeing Stratocruiser aircraft, produced from 1950-1954. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "United Airlines 1979." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature],Boeing Stratocruiser, 1950-1954." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1975-1981.
Print, Planographic 2015.49.7 A-B A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of a Douglas DC-4 aircraft, produced from 1946-1957. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "United Airlines 1978." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature], Douglas DC-4 , 1946-1957." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1975-1981. The print is accompanied by an information card about the history of the aircraft and its technical specifications/data. The card was copyrighted and printed in 1979 (A) Print (B) Information Card
Print, Planographic 2015.49.8 A-B A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of a Boeing 720 aircraft, produced from 1960-1972. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "1980 United Airlines." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature], Boeing 720, 1960-1972." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1975-1981. The print is accompanied by an information card about the history of the aircraft and its technical specifications/data. The card was copyrighted and printed in 1980. (A) Print (B) Information Card
Print, Planographic 2015.49.9 A-B A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of a Douglas DC-8 aircraft, produced from 1959-1972. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "1980 United Airlines." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature], Douglas DC-8, 1959-." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1975-1981. The print is accompanied by an information card about the history of the aircraft and its technical specifications/data. The card was copyrighted and printed in 1980. (A) Print (B) Information Card
Print, Planographic 2015.49.10 A-B A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of a Northrop "Alpha" 2 aircraft, produced for one year, 1931. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "1981 United Airlines." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature], Northrop "Alpha" 2, 1931." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1975-1981. The print is accompanied by an information card about the history of the aircraft and its technical specifications/data. The card was copyrighted and printed in 1981. (A) Print (B) Information Card
Print, Planographic 2015.49.11 A-B A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of a Boeing 720 aircraft, produced from 1960-1972. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "1980 United Airlines." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature], Boeing 720, 1960-1972." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1975-1981. The print is accompanied by an information card about the history of the aircraft and its technical specifications/data. The card was copyrighted and printed in 1980. (A) Print (B) Information Card
Print, Planographic 2015.49.12 A-B A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of a Boeing 247-D aircraft, produced from 1933-1942. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "1975 United Airlines." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature], Boeing 247-D, 1933-1942." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1975-1981. The print is accompanied by an information card about the history of the aircraft and its technical specifications/data. (A) Print (B) Information Card
Print, Planographic 2015.49.13 A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of a Douglas DC-3 aircraft, produced from 1936-1956. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "1973 United Airlines." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature], Douglas DC-3, 1936-1956." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1973-1981.
Print, Planographic 2015.49.14 A colored print produced through the offset (planographic) printing process. The print displays an image of a Stinson SM-8A aircraft, produced from 1931-1933. It was painted by Nixon Galloway, a famous artist/illustrator who produced this United Airlines Collector Series of former aircraft. In the lower left corner is text, "1981 United Airlines." In the lower right corner there is text, "Nixon Galloway [Signature], Stinson SM-8A, 1931-1933." This print was part of a series from United Airlines called the "United Airlines Collector Series" (a total of 43 paintings in all) from 1973-1981.
Program, Airshow 2015.30.11 An official program book from the September 1937 Cleveland National Air Races. It advertised the events and races of the 1934 National Air Races. That particular year's edition commemorated a "quarter-century of aviation progress." It was held from August 31-September 3, 1934. The cost of the program was .25 cents. The primary colors of the program, outer cover, are red, white and blue. The front cover reads, "Commemorating A Quarter Century of Aviation Progress, Official Program and Log, 1934 National Air Races, Cleveland, Twenty-Five Cents, Al Essig (artist signature for artwork). The program contains information about the events, articles on aviation, advertisements for local, regional and national businesses and etc.
Receipt 2015.106.6 A receipt from the Railway Express Agency for shipment of one B. Bag from station, Tacoma, Washington to East St. Louis, Illinois, ca. Feb. 1946. The declared value of the bag to be shipped appears (?) to be $50.00 with a weight of 56 pounds (?). Receipt no. 3396, bag shipped by Sgt. Albert A. VanWey. It is plausible that he shipped this bag home to his wife while returning to St. Louis from McChord Field in Washington state (discharge?). Albert A. VanWey served in the Eighth Air Force, 570th Squadron, 390th Bomb Group, stationed at Parham Field 153 in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. He was an Aerial Gunner and Radio Operator on B-17s during World War II in the European Theater.
Record, Immunization 2015.106.1 A record recording all of the immunizations of Albert A. VanWey, Corporal, USAAF, WWII for his wartime service. Army serial no. 355572239. He was given vaccinations for smallpox, typhoid, tetanus, yellow fever, typhus and cholera. All vaccinations were administered from August 1944 thru May 1945.
Record, Legislative 2015.32.7 A US congressional record of an address given during the session of the 86th Congress by Representative A.D. Baumhart Jr. of the 13th Ohio District remembering the achievements and influence of Reinhardt N. "Reiny" Ausmus. He delivered his comments to the US House of Representatives on Thursday, September 1, 1960.
Record, Legislative 2015.32.8 A US congressional record of an address given during the session of the 86th Congress by Representative A.D. Baumhart Jr. of the 13th Ohio District remembering the achievements and influence of Reinhardt N. "Reiny" Ausmus. He delivered his comments to the US House of Representatives on Thursday, September 1, 1960.
Record, Military 2015.27.55 A World War II USAAF crew member's personal inventory record upon honorable discharge from active service in the USAAF during WWII. The record was for Sgt. James R. Fulkert, serial number 35546598, who served in the 427th Night Fighter Squadron in the CBI Theater. The record chronicled the contents of his duffel bag and musette bag, which included: " 1 Sweater Knit Wool, Toilet Articles, 1 Playing Cards in Musette Bag, 1 Beer Mug in Musette Bag , 1 Brass Box in Musette Bag, 500 U.S. Stamps in Musette Bag, 3 Jades in Musette Bag, 6 Camoes in Musette Bag, 1 Flashlight in Musette Bag, 2 Photoes [Photos] in Musette Bag, 1 Bill Fold in Musette Bag, 1 Address Book in Musette Bag, 1 Siliver [Silver] Bracelet in Musette Bag, 1 Toilet Articles in Musette Bag." It was approved on 9-17-45 by Inspecting Officer, RC (?).
Record, Military 2015.27.56 A World War II USAAF crew member's personal inventory record upon honorable discharge from active service in the USAAF during WWII. This is an additional original handwritten inventory record that complements 2015.27.55. The record was for Sgt. James R. Fulkert, serial number 35546598, who served in the 427th Night Fighter Squadron in the CBI Theater. The record chronicled the contents of his duffel bag and musette bag, which included: " 1 Sweater Knit Wool, Toilet Articles, 1 Playing Cards in Musette Bag, 1 Beer Mug in Musette Bag , 1 Brass Box in Musette Bag, 500 U.S. Stamps in Musette Bag, 3 Jades in Musette Bag, 6 Camoes in Musette Bag, 1 Flashlight in Musette Bag, 2 Photoes [Photos] in Musette Bag, 1 Bill Fold in Musette Bag, 1 Address Book in Musette Bag, 1 Siliver [Silver] Bracelet in Musette Bag, 1 Toilet Articles in Musette Bag." It was approved on 9-17-45 by Inspecting Officer, RC (?).
Record, Military 2015.69.13 A reproduction record documenting the "report of separation" from active duty. The report of separation contains information that is normally used to verify military service for benefits, retirement, employment and membership in veterans' organizations. The information shown on this report of separation, aka, DD Form 214, include the service member's: Date and place of entry into active duty, home address at time of entry, date and place of release from active duty, home address after separation, last duty assignment and rank, military job specialty, military education, decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign awards received, total creditable service and foreign service credited. Also, reports of separation information (date and type of separation, character of service, authority and reason for separation and separation and reenlistment eligibility codes).
Record, Military 2015.106.4 A record recording the physical information of Albert A. VanWey, Sergeant, USAAF, WWII regarding his regrading his fitness for flight as an enlisted crew member in the USAAF. The register records "examinations for flying" on 28 November 1944 and May 1945 Alexandria Army Air Field in Alexandria, Louisiana; "Altitude Indoctrination" on 14 November 1944 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Army serial no. 355572239. years of service: 2, grade: Sergeant. This book was issued to U.S. Army personnel to record and track a soldier's deductions and income from the US Army, ca. 1940s. Albert A. VanWey served in the Eighth Air Force, 570th Squadron, 390th Bomb Group, stationed at Parham Field 153 in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. He was an Aerial Gunner and Radio Operator on B-17s during World War II in the European Theater.
Record, Payroll 2015.27.54 A US Army Soldier's Individual Pay Record. The primary content of this book covered pay data, personal information, changes affecting pay status, casual data and instructions about the issuance of soldier's pay. This pay record was the possession of Sgt. James R. Fulkert. Inside of the pay record is [stapled] a small sheet indicating several immunization that Sgt. Fulkert received from 1944 thru late 1945. The immunizations were for Typhus, Triple Typhoid, Plague, Smallpox, Tetanus Toxoid, Cholera and Yellow Fever. The title on the sheet is "Immunization Record and Other Medical Data." On the second page of the pay record is handwritten text on provided spaces for certain information, such as: "[Name]- Fulkert, James R., [Army Serial No.]- 35546598, [Grade]- Sgt., [Years of Service]- 2, [Insurance, amount and class]- N, $10,000.00; [Insurance premium, monthly]- N, $6.50; [Allotments, amount and class]- E, $50.00." Other handwritten text includes, " [Person to be notified in case of emergency]- [Name] Mrs. Helen Fulkert, [Relationship, if friend, so state]- Mother, [Number and Street...]- Box 183, [City, town, or post office]- Port Clinton, [State or country]- Ohio." The "Date of opening of this book," 10 Sep '45. The only pay data listed in this booklet is as follows: [Date from and to]- Last Pay, [Government Insurance Class]- PD, [Allotment E, Compulsory Allotment, Payment Reservation Class A]- Include, [Month]- JUL 45 PAID, [Disbursing Officers]- SM, APO487."
Record, Payroll 2015.106.3 A record recording the payroll information of Albert A. VanWey, Sergeant, USAAF, WWII regarding his insurance coverage, monthly premium, compulsory allotments for a class F rating, emergency contact information, date of opening this book, his signature and changes affecting pay status. Army serial no. 355572239. years of service: 2, grade: Sergeant. This book was issued to U.S. Army personnel to record and track a soldier's deductions and income from the US Army, ca. 1940s.
Scrapbook MH.16.1 A set of 2 scrapbooks. Within these scrapbooks there are various paper items including the following; postcards, photographs, and different periodical cutouts. These items feature different subject contents, some of which include the following; military, aviation, and postcards in relation to different travels. All of these items are from the time frame of the 1940's through the 1950's. This collection provides a personal insight into the history of Robert Newman's life being an Aerial Gunner as well as a Flight Engineer and his personal life during post-war years.
Sheet, Answer 2015.60.3 An answer sheet for the examination of Course 4261, Weapons Mechanic that was taken through Extension Course Institute of the USAF through Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama. This answer sheet was officially implemented on October 1, 1957. It was a 100 question, multiple choice test. This answer sheet was apparently "one sheet for all" tests of the Extension Course Institute. The format of this sheet allowed for a total of 150 questions, with two possible ways to answer questions. The first was a multiple choice format with choices A-E. Second, was a True or False format where you would either choose A for True or B for False. In the middle of the sheet is the text, "Be Sure to Answer All Questions." The reverse side of this sheet gave boxes where e you could fill in the "title of the course, course no., volume no., number of questions, exam form (letter)." At the bottom of the sheet the student would sign on a signature line verifying that they received no unauthorized assistance during the preparation and completion of this test. You would then fold the sheet and it became a USPS First Class mailer.
Speech 2015.32.5 An public speech by Reinhardt N. "Reiny" Ausmus that he delivered to different crowds and venues concerning his record and history as a pioneer in early aviation in the Sandusky, Ohio area.
Stamp, Postage 2015.13.2 A 5 cent Cuban Air Mail stamp. The original color before fading, was purple and white. The stamp reads, "Correo Aereo Nacional, Republica De Cuba."
Stamp, Postage 2015.25.1 A 1997 set of 20 "Classic American Aircraft" series US postage stamps. Their issue date was July 19, 1997 from the city of Dayton, Ohio. The total run or quantity of these stamps printed were 161,000,000. They were printed by the company, Stamp Venturers. The printing method was photogravure. The total perforations are 10.1 and their coloration is multi-colored. They celebrate the aircraft of the first fifty years of powered flight in America. They chronicle the days of aviation history from wood-trimmed, fabric-covered aircraft to high-flying, supersonic jet aircraft.
Stamp, Postage 2015.25.2 A 1997 set of 20 "Classic American Aircraft" series US postage stamps. Their issue date was July 19, 1997 from the city of Dayton, Ohio. The total run or quantity of these stamps printed were 161,000,000. They were printed by the company, Stamp Venturers. The printing method was photogravure. The total perforations are 10.1 and their coloration is multi-colored. They celebrate the aircraft of the first fifty years of powered flight in America. They chronicle the days of aviation history from wood-trimmed, fabric-covered aircraft to high-flying, supersonic jet aircraft.
Stamp, Postage 2015.25.3 A 1997 set of 20 "Classic American Aircraft" series US postage stamps. Their issue date was July 19, 1997 from the city of Dayton, Ohio. The total run or quantity of these stamps printed were 161,000,000. They were printed by the company, Stamp Venturers. The printing method was photogravure. The total perforations are 10.1 and their coloration is multi-colored. They celebrate the aircraft of the first fifty years of powered flight in America. They chronicle the days of aviation history from wood-trimmed, fabric-covered aircraft to high-flying, supersonic jet aircraft.
Stamp, Postage 2015.61.1 An envelope bearing a 13 cent Air Mail stamp postmarked on its first day of issue, November 16, 1973 at New York, N.Y. The image on the envelope commemorates the pioneer Airmail airplane, "Curtiss JNH-4 "Jenny."
Stamp, Postage 2015.61.2 An envelope bearing a 13 cent Air Mail stamp postmarked on its first day of issue, December 1, 1973 at Memphis, TN. The image on the envelope commemorates the pioneer Airmail airplane, "De Havilland DH-4."
Stamp, Postage 2015.61.3 An envelope bearing a 13 cent Air Mail stamp postmarked on its first day of issue, December 27, 1973 at Chicago, Ill. The image on the envelope commemorates the pioneer Airmail airplane, "Ford Tri-Motor "Tin Goose."
Stamp, Postage 2015.61.4 An envelope bearing a 13 cent Air Mail stamp postmarked on its first day of issue, December 16, 1973 at Chicago, Ill The image on the envelope commemorates the pioneer Airmail airplane, "Douglas DC-3 "Gooney"."
Stamp, Postage 2015.61.6 An reproduction card of the First Day Cover of the second stamp in the Zeppelin series that was first issued on April 19, 1930. It shows the Graf Zeppelin sailing the air westward with a background that outlines eastern and western continents. The Zeppelin was a mammoth balloon airship that was made of a light covered frame and was held aloft by highly flammable/explosive hydrogen gas. It included a passenger area along with crew, storage, cargo, and engine compartments. This value paid postage was ample for mailing letters to Friedrichshafen, Germany and from there to South American countries. A total of 72,428 stamps were issued of this stamp. The aggregate of First Day Cover cancellations of this stamp were 17,279. The printers were the Brown Co. and it designers C.A. Houston and A.R. Meisner. The engravers were J.C. Benzing, E.M. Hall and H.B. Wells. This reproduction was made and distributed by Fleetwood of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Stamp, Postage 2015.61.7 An reproduction card of the First Day Cover of the third stamp in the Zeppelin series that was first issued on April 19, 1930. It shows an airship emerging from the clouds in a westward direction as it passes a globe representing earth. The Graf Zeppelin was a mammoth balloon airship that was made of a light covered frame and was held aloft by highly flammable/explosive hydrogen gas. The Zeppelin had been named after Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin. The Graf Zeppelin included a passenger area along with crew, storage, cargo, and engine compartments. This value paid postage was ample for mailing letters to Friedrichshafen, Germany and from there to South American countries. A total of 61,296 stamps were issued of this stamp. The aggregate of First Day Cover cancellations of this stamp were 5,970. They were printed blue by steel engraving. and it designers C.A. Houston and A.R. Meisner. The engravers were J.C. Benzing, E.M. Hall and H.B. Wells. This reproduction was made and distributed by Fleetwood of Cheyenne, Wyoming. There is a factual & grammatical error on this reproduction card. It lists Count Ferdinand's birth and death date as 1939-1917, when in actuality is was 1838-1917.
Storyboard 2015.17.1 A storyboard chronicling, in part, the storyline of the movie, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. The movie was released in November, 1944 and was produced by MGM and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The storyline and plot of the movie follow the real-life events of "The Doolittle Raid" based on the personal account by Doolittle Raider, Ted Lawson. The main character, Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, a former air racer and stunt pilot, devises a plan for a daring raid on the heart of Japan itself. To do this, he must train army bomber pilots to do the impossible, launch 16 fully loaded bombers from an aircraft carrier and bomb Tokyo. The movie is remarkable in its accuracy, this movie even used film footage from the actual raid.
Telegram 2015.106.5 A Western Union message from Lois E. VanWey, wife of Albert A. VanWey informing him that she would be leaving for Washington State at McChord Field, AAF Base, in two weeks to visit. Message reads in detail: "..WU19 NLPD= STLOUIS MO DEC 4 SGT ALBERT A VANWEY= SQD G-3 MCCHORD FIELD WASH= =DARLING WILL LEAVE IN TWO WEEKS NOT POSSIBLE SOONER MUST WAIT TO SEE IF BABY FORMULA ALRIGHT KEEP PLACE LETTER FOLLOWS LOVE= LIS... LIS... Albert A. VanWey served in the Eighth Air Force, 570th Squadron, 390th Bomb Group, stationed at Parham Field 153 in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. He was an Aerial Gunner and Radio Operator on B-17s during World War II in the European Theater.
Ticket, Admission 2015.30.2 A ticket stub from the August 1935 Cleveland National Air Races. It shows the entrance was at Gate 11, Section 7, Row JJ, Seat 11 at Grandstand F. The entrance fee was $1.50. The primary colors of the ticket are red, white, blue, yellow and black. The colors of this ticket stub are still very vibrant and the contrast of the text is excellent.
Ticket, Admission 2015.30.3 A ticket stub from the August 1935 Cleveland National Air Races. It shows the entrance was at Gate 12, Section 4, Row Z, Seat 14 at Grandstand G. The entrance fee was $1.50. The primary colors of the ticket are red, white, blue, aqua blue and black. The colors of this ticket stub are still very vibrant and the contrast of the text is excellent.
Ticket, Admission 2015.30.4 A ticket stub from the August 1935 Cleveland National Air Races. It shows the entrance was at Gate 11, Section 7, Row JJ, Seat 9 at Grandstand F. The entrance fee was $1.50. The primary colors of the ticket are red, white, blue, green and black. The colors of this ticket stub are still very vibrant and the contrast of the text is excellent.
Ticket, Admission 2015.30.5 A ticket stub from the August 1935 Cleveland National Air Races. It shows the entrance was at Gate 5, Section 6, Row HH, Seat 7 at Grandstand C. The entrance fee was $1.50. The primary colors of the ticket are red, white, blue, green and black. The colors of this ticket stub are still very vibrant and the contrast of the text is excellent.
Ticket, Admission 2016.10.2 One admissions ticket stub for the 1947 Cleveland National Air Races. The races were held August 30 thru September 1 of that year. The ticket was for Gate G, Box 74, Row F, Seat 19. This particular section was in the Field Box. The cost of the ticket was $2.40. The base color of the ticket is pink with red, blue and black ink alpha-numeric text.
Ticket, Raffle 2015.67.4 A raffle ticket for the 1953 Christmas Party Fund from the Bremerhaven Port of Embarkation. The price of the ticket was one dollar and there were 13 prizes including a 1st prize of a 1954 MG automobile, 2nd prize a GE Electric Range or $200.00, 3rd prize a Hallicrafter World-Wide Radio or $100.00 and subsequent prizes of $50.00, $25.00 and $10.00 cash.
Ticket, Transportation 2015.53.1 One ticket for a Ford Tri-Motor airplane ride with pilot, Ben F. Gregory, pilot of "The Ship from Mars," NC-5093, 4-AT-B. The ticket reads, "Fly With Ben, The Holder of This Ticket, M_____________, Has Made An Air Voyage in 14-Passenger Tri-Motored Ford Plane From, Home Port, Kansas City, Missouri. Ben F. Gregory, Pilot of The Ship Form Mars." The ticket was originally blue.
Ticket, Transportation 2015.66.1 An airplane ticket to fly on a Ford Tri-Motor of Monroe Airways formerly of Monroe, Michigan, ca. 1946. The text on the ticket reads, "Fly with Monroe Airways, Monroe Michigan; Telephone 134; Ticket No. 481; Navarre Airport, North Dixie Highway; You Rent a Plane, We Will Fly It." The chief color of the ticket is orange with black text. The background image on the ticket is a Ford Tri-Motor. This type of ticket was primarily used for selling rides on the Ford Tri-Motor by Monroe Airways. On the back of the ticket is handwritten text, "Johnny's 1st Ride, Aug. 1946."
Ticket, Transportation 2015.66.2 An airplane ticket to fly on a Ford Tri-Motor of Monroe Airways formerly of Monroe, Michigan, ca. 1946. The text on the ticket reads, "Fly with Monroe Airways, Monroe Michigan; Telephone 134; Ticket No. 483; Navarre Airport, North Dixie Highway; You Rent a Plane, We Will Fly It." The chief color of the ticket is orange with black text. The background image on the ticket is a Ford Tri-Motor. This type of ticket was primarily used for selling rides on the Ford Tri-Motor by Monroe Airways. On the back of the ticket is handwritten text, "Robert's 1st Ride, Aug. 1946."
Videotape 2016.28.35 A-B One VHS videotape of the movie, "Zulu." It is a ca. 1963 movie production, concerning a true historical event, about a British commander in Africa in the 1870s that defends his outpost with 105 British soldiers and officers against 4000+ Zulu warriors. The movie was produced by Diamond Films Ltd. in 1963 and this videotape is a 1980s re-release by Charter Entertainment Co. It was originally released by Embassy Pictures Inc. It falls in to the genre of action-adventure, is not rated, in color and 138 min. running time. It was recorded in hi-fi stereo and Dolby Surround Sound.
Videotape 2016.28.36 A-B One VHS videotape of the Edinburgh Tattoo performed by British Military Forces Bands. The video footage on this particular videotape covers a special collection of video military Tattoo performances from 1975 thru 1980. 106 min. running time, recorded in color. Presented by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and a Public Media Inc. release. A: Videocassette B: Plastic Case
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