Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection

About this collection

Lammot du Pont, Jr. (1909-1964) assembled a large collection of books, manuscripts, prints, drawings and photographs relating to the history of aeronautics from the first balloon flights through the 1940s. The online collection primarily consists of photographs that depict subjects such as airplanes, balloons and dirigibles, seaplanes, male and female pilots, long-distance and round-the-world flights, airplane crashes, air races, flying instruction, and the Arctic schooner Effie M. Morrissey. Nearly all of the photographs are news service images, many accompanied by original caption information. The collection has not been digitized in its entirety. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the catalog record.

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Face du Cote du Chateau
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Vue de la Terrasse de Mr. Franklin a Passi
Landscape with balloon depicting first aerial voyage in presence of the Dauphin, under the direction of Montgolfier, on 21 November 1783, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Aerostatische Maschine der Herrn Charles und Robert
Aerostatische Maschine der Herrn Charles und Robert, 25 Schuhe im Durchschnitte welche, den 1 Dec. 1783 in den Tuillerien zu Paris aufgestiegen ist.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man and woman in balloon basket
Depicts a man and a woman waving flags from the basket of a balloon., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Entree de sa Majeste Louis XVIII a Paris le 3 Mai 1814
Entrance of His Majesty Louis 18th to Paris, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
View of the Ascent of Mr. Lunardi's celebrated Air Balloon
Illustration for the European Magazine - view of the ascent of Mr. Lunardi's celebrated air balloon from the artillery ground, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
War scene
Watercolor drawing by R. G. Skerrett - (written on bottom) - Naval and military bases may hereafter be safeguarded aloft by buoyant barriers that spread entanglements for unwary hostile aviators. It is probably something of this sort which the Germans are said to have adopted as a supplemental defense for the U-Boat base at Zeebrugge, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Large balloon
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Le Chateau Royal de Versailles du Cote de la Grande Avenue de Paris
Balloon over city (in French), Versailles, 1784, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Balloons May Be Made Really Useful
Balloons May Be Made Really Useful. Big idea for western railroads! How they may save their passengers from rear-end collisions and themselves from heavy suits for damages!', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pilatre de Rozier et Romain sur les cotes de la Manche
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hampton's Magazine cover: 'Wellman's own story of his 1000 Miles Over-Sea'
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
A View of the Balloon of Mr. Sadler's Ascending
A view of the balloon of Mr. Sadler's ascending with him and Captain Paget of the Royal Navy from the gardens of the Mermaid Tavern at Huckney on Monday Aug. 12, 1811. The balloon ascended at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and descended safe near Tilbury Fort in Essex at 20 minutes past four.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Aerostation
Various balloons belonging to: 1 - Montgolfier's balloon; 2 - Blanchards; 3 - Charles and Roberts; 4 - Luncardi's; 5 - Baldwin's view over the city of Chester from Lunardi's balloon, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Model of Plane Army will Fly Round the World
Text on verso: 'Army officers gave all practical planes for the proposed round the world flight a careful study before picking one for the project. Photo shows from left to right, Captain Street, who headed the American fliers on their flight to Alaska and return, Col. Kilner, Lieut. Wade, Major Rader, and Gen. Patrick who are all examining the model of the Douglas Cruiser plane that will be used in the flight. On the table are models of the well-known French heliocopter which has just established a record for that type of machine, and a Martin Bomber which was at first chosen for the flight but later rejected on account of having twin motors which would probably cause trouble.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Planning Route for Round World Flight
Text on verso: 'Army officers have given the flight route for the round the world flight by the Army Air Service in April, the most careful consideration. Photo shows left to right, Lieut. Wade, Major Rader, Capt. Street, Major Frank, executive of the U.S. Air Service, Col. Kilner and Gen. Mason T. Patrick, head of the Air Service examining the route to be taken.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Planning Route for Round World Flight
Text on verso: 'Photo shows the big four chiefly responsible for the U.S. Army Air Service's attempt to make a round the world flight next April. From left to right Lieut. Wade, Gen. Patrick, Captain Street and Major Rader. Captain Street is holding a model of one of the four Douglas NC-2 planes that can make a sustained flight of 2,000 miles on one fuelling and that will be used for the trip.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
First Photo of Lieut. Wade's Crash into North Atlantic on Way to Iceland
Text on verso: 'This is first photo showing ill-fated plane of Lieut. Wade, one of the U.S. round-world fliers, who crashed into the sea between the Orkneys and Iceland. In this photo the plane is shown lying on the water with a destroyer approaching to take Lieuts. Wade and Ogden off. The plane was taken in tow by one of the destroyers to go to Iceland, but was subsequently destroyed by gunfire.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bring Back Flyer's Map
Text on verso: 'The first relic of the round-the-world flight to be brought back is the map used by Lieut. Erik Nelson, engineering officer of the party, on the first leg of the long trip. It was brought back by a friend to whom Nelson presented it and shows through its myriad of wrinkles and torn pieces, highly interesting pencil notations made by the airman relative to the course of the flight. This picture shows little Lillian Guenther of Los Angeles holding the historic map.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
A Twentieth Century Goddess
Text on verso: 'Scattering rose petals to the four winds as a blessing on the round the world flyers for whom she was nominated as the goddess of flight, Miss Edna French, a member of a New York theatrical company, formed a pretty picture at Curtiss Field, Long Island, Tuesday, March 25.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
World flyers
Text on verso: 'First exclusive photo of (left to right) Lt. Arwald, Mrs. Cole, and Lt. Lowell Smith after Mrs. Frances Cole, sister of Lieut. Arwald unveiled the monument at Sand Point Field, Seattle, Wash., commemorating the world flight.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
British Flyers off on Round World Flight
Text on verso: 'The British unofficial round the world flight which will compete with the American cruise, got off from Southampton recently, in the 'Vulture' a huge amphibian plane. Photo shows first view to reach this country of the start, from left to right, Sergt. Andrews (mechanic), Flying Officer J. Flenderleigh (pilot), and Squadron Leader A. Stuart MacLaren (navigator)., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cheering our fliers
Text on verso: 'Three hundred sailors and a hundred soldiers cheering a flier during maneuvers at Key West, Florida, near which one of the government aviation schools is located.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Flying schools - Embry Riddle
Text on verso: 'Transition work on these ships is included in the 50-hour course. In addition, Wacos powered with Whirlwind motors, and fitted with pontoons are also used in such training, as well as the Wasp-motored Flamingos, Cincinnati-made plane.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Uncle Sam teaches Mexican airmen
Text on verso: 'Mexican Army aviators at Anacostia Naval Air Station, D.C., where they are learning to handle planes of the latest pursuit type. In the photograph, left ro right: Lieut. J.J. Clark, U.S. Navy, instructor; Lieut. Rodolfo Torres; Col. Samuel Rojas; Liet. Raul Acarate, Mexican aviators, and Lieut. H.R. Bowes, U.S. Navy, also an instructor.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Teaching American aviators foreign flying
Text on verso: 'Teaching American Aviators Foreign Flying. With the aid of a contour map, aviation students at the Mineola training camp are instructed by a French aviator, on the problems encountered by the aviator on the French Front.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Train Mexican fliers at Washington Naval Air Station
Text on verso: 'Colonel Samuel C. Rojas and Lieutenants Paul Azcarate and Rodolfo Torres, the three Mexican fliers who are receiving special instruction at the Naval Air Station, Anacostia, Washington, D.C., in piloting fighting planes, are being rushed through the course so that they can return to Mexico as the nucleus of aerial squadron, to combat insurgents. Photo shows (left to right) at Anacostia field, Lt. J.J. Clark, U.S. Navy, Lt. Rodolfo Torres, Mex.; Col. Samuel C. Rojas, Mex.;Lt. Paul Azcarate, Mex.; and Lt. F.H. Shelzt, U.S. Navy', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
A day at Pensacola Air Station
Text on verso: 'A day at Pensacola Air Station. In August, 35 aviation cadets of the Naval Reserve will join the U.S. fleet and take their place with naval aviators of the regular service in the aircraft squadrons. New corps of the Navy to complete their training at the Pensacola, Fla., Naval Air Station and be ordered to duty afloat. This photo shows cadets receiving instruction in the sending and receiving of radio messages.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Making aviators of our college boys
Text on verso: 'Making aviators of our college boys. View of the aviation camp at Mastic, L.I. [Long Island] showing the hangars and headquarters of the Aerial Unit.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Delemanty Institute aviation school indoor aircraft display
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Delemanty Institute aviation school
Young men examining aircraft in indoor display, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New York University Ground School for Female Flyers
Young women learning about aircraft motors, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Curtis Marine Flying Trophy Won by Lieut. Gorton on Exhibition at Capitol
Text on verso: 'Presented by Glenn H. Curtis, this handsome trophy, of sterling silver and worth $5000, won by Lieut. A.W. Gorton of the U.S. Navy, was on exhibition at the Capitol on Monday. The trophy depicts a flying boat of the 12 passenger type shown in flight over the globe, supported on a base representing the sea, Neptune the ruler of the sea, the Viking boats of a thousand years ago and Columbus' The Santa Maria shown in the distance. The theme was conceived by Mrs. Henry Woodhouse and executed by Theodore B. Starr, Inc.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Will Equip Dreadnoughts, Submarines and Destroyers with Catapult
Text on verso: 'All United States vessels of war will be equipped at once with hydroplane catapults, it was revealed at the harbor today by Lieut.- Commander Newton H. White, aviation officer of Admiral Robert E. Coontz' staff. The feasibility of the catapult, which was only an idea a year ago, was demonstrated by Lieut.- Commander White yesterday when, with his fellow pilot, Lieutenant Council, he was shot from the catapult aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma into a cross wind, flew out to meet the California as that man-o'-war steamed into the Los Angeles Harbor, California, and returned again to the Oklahoma without mishap.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Secretary Wilbur Arrives in S.F. [San Francisco] with Pacific Fleet
Text on verso: 'Secretary of the Navy Curtis D. Wilbur, arrived in San Francisco today, September 4, on board the U.S.S. California. The Pacific fleet arrived at San Francisco after manouvers between Seattle and this port. Photo shows seaplane on the U.S.S. Tennessee being shot out by catapult.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New World's Record for Helicopter
Text on verso: 'Photo shows aviator Pescara of France in his helicopter in which he broke world's record for helicopter flying. He flew for duration of 16 minutes 45 seconds, breaking by eleven minutes the old record of five minutes made by Oehnuchen.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Transatlantic flyers
Text on verso: 'Elinor Smith, holder of women's world solo endurance flight record, second from right, poses with prospective transatlantic fliers before their plane, the 'Pathfinder', at Scarboro Airport, Scarboro, ME, on June 29. Left to right, Mrs. Lewis A. Yancey, Lewis A. Yancey, Miss Smith, and Roger X. Williams.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cleveland Flyers Break World Record!
Text on verso (caption in fragments - some pieces missing): 'Photo shows L. to R. (next to officer) Mrs. Roy L. Mitchell, Roy L. Mitchell, Mrs. Byron K. Newcomb, Byron K. Newcomb, and Eddie Stinson, designer of the plane used in breaking record. The 'City of Cleveland' piloted by Byron K. Newcomb and Roy L. Mitchell smashed the world [record]...12:10 mid-...flyers came down because they reached...human physical endurance, they said. Immediately after their landing, the wildest scene ever witnessed at the Cleveland airport took place. Breaking all...carrying the mounted poluce with it in a...the waiting crowd, estimated at 75,000...on the Stewart Hangar to see the flyers. The...throng, disregarding all efforts to maintain...tumbled through water and mud and converged on the endurance ship, shrieking, cheering, yelling, and crying.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Fliers Land on World's Highest Landing Field
Text on verso: George E. Russell, aerial photographer of San Francisco, and Bob Hancock, wellknown pilot, landed on what is believed to be the highest landing field in the world when they made a trip recently and landed in the Templeman Meadows in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at an altitude of 8500 feet. The two fliers used a six passenger cabin Travelair monoplane. The trip was made with a view of finding possible landing fields in the high Sierras, and also to engage in a few days fishing. In order to get to Templeman Meadows, a three day trip with pack horses is necessary, while the fliers completed this same trip from Mills Field, San Francisco in 2 hours and 10 minutes. Limits of golden trout were secured by each flyer in one hour after landing. Templeman Meadows is in the Mt. Whitney section of California. Photo shows from left to right B. Jenvers, High Fulton, G.E. Russell, H.T. Hay Jr., and Bob Hancock showing the limits of golden trout they caught in less than an hours fishing. Russell and Hancock made the trip into Templeman Meadows from San Francisco in 2 hours and 10 minutes, while it took the other three members of the party three days to make the trip with pack horses.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Fliers Land on World's Highest Landing Field
Text on verso: George E. Russell, aerial photographer of San Francisco, and Bob Hancock, wellknown pilot, landed on what is believed to be the highest landing field in the world when they made a trip recently and landed in the Templeman Meadows in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at an altitude of 8500 feet. The two fliers used a six passenger cabin Travelair monoplane. The trip was made with a view of finding possible landing fields in the high Sierras, and also to engage in a few days fishing. In order to get to Templeman Meadows, a three day trip with pack horses is necessary, while the fliers completed this same trip from Mills Field, San Francisco in 2 hours and 10 minutes. Limits of golden trout were secured by each flyer in one hour after landing. Templeman Meadows is in the Mt. Whitney section of California. Photo shows an airplane view by George Russell of the rugged Sierra Nevada country near Mt. Whitney which the fliers explored for a suitable landing field.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
End Epic Flight; Up 17 1/2 days
Text on verso: 'Photo shows L to R - Dale Jackson and Forest O'Brien in front of their machine the St. Louis Robin, after they brought it to earth in a faultless landing at Lambert Field, St. Louis, after 420 hours, 21 minutes and 30 seconds in the air, a new record for endurance flight.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Tries for Transcontinental Air Record
Text on verso: 'Capt. Roscoe Turner, chief pilot for the Nevada Air Lines flew from the Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale, California to Albuquerque, NM in five hours and 15 minutes. Immediately after refueling and breakfast the flyer hopped off on the second leg of the flight to Tulsa, Okla., according to dispatches from the New Mexico city. According to officials of the air line, Turner will smash the transcontinental speed record of 17 hours, 38 minutes, 16 3/5 seconds, established by Capt. Frank Hawks if the flyer is able to keep up the pace set in the first lap. Photo shows the Lockheed Vega plane, just before Capt. Roscoe Turner took off on record breaking attempt.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Coast-to-Coast Test Speed Flight Fails!
Text on verso: At that, Captain Roscoe Turner got to New York from Glendale, Calif., with a navigator and three passengers, in 19 hours 51 minutes, after making four stops for fuel. He had hoped to make the trip in 18 hours. Photo shows left to right: Fred Trosper, Russell Peck, Capt. Roscoe Turner, pilot; D.R. Lane, and Harold C. Gatty, on their arrival at Roosevelt Field, Long Island.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Trys for Transcontinental Air Record
Text on verso: 'Capt. Roscoe Turner, chief pilot for the Nevada Air Lines flew from the Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale, California to Albuquerque, NM in five hours and 15 minutes. Immediately after refueling and breakfast the flyer hopped off on the second leg of the flight to Tulsa, Okla., according to dispatches from the New Mexico city. According to officials of the air line, Turner will smash the transcontinental speed record of 17 hours, 38 minutes, 16 3/5 seconds, established by Capt. Frank Hawks if the flyer is able to keep up the pace set in the first lap. Photo shows the Lockheed Vega plane, just before Capt. Roscoe Turner took off on record breaking attempt. Photo shows Capt. Roscoe Turner and the passengers who accompanied him on attempt to set record flight (left to right) Fred Trosper, Russell Peck, Capt. Roscoe Turner, D.R. Lane and H.C. Gatty.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pilot Elinor Smith being greeted by her mother
Text on verso: 'While their sons and daughters occupy the public eye, mothers of famous personages are, for the most part, content to rest in comparative obscurity. Only when honors are bestowed upon their children by a worshipping public do they share the spotlight -- and even then they seek the background. Their happiness is complete in the acclaim accorded their loved ones and almost always those whose children have achieved the greatest heights, are the most retiring. Photo shows: Elinor Smith, noted girl flier and former holder of the endurance and altitude records for women, with her mother greeting her, as she alighted at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, after setting her endurance record.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pilot Ruth Nichols being greeted by her mother
Text on verso: 'While their sons and daughters occupy the public eye, mothers of famous personages are, for the most part, content to rest in comparative obscurity. Only when honors are bestowed upon their children by a worshipping public do they share the spotlight -- and even then they seek the background. Their happiness is complete in the acclaim accorded their loved ones and almost always those whose children have achieved the greatest heights, are the most retiring. Photo shows: Miss Ruth Nichols, noted aviatrix and holder of numerous women's speed and altitude records shown with her mother, Mrs. E.N. Nichols, at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, after setting a new women's transcontinental record. Miss Nichols will shortly attempt a solo flight across the Atlantic to Europe.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Italian Claims Altitude Record
Text on verso: 'Pilot Renato Conati, on April 11th, claimed a world altitude record for airplanes with a flight of 49,200 feet. The recognized world record of 44,819 feet is held by Georges Lamoine of France. Photo shows Donati (center) after his flight, being congratulated by his superior, General Guiseppe, Valle, Under-secretary of Aviation (left).', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
St. Louis Fliers Prepare to Re-capture Endurance Flight Record
Text on verso: 'Dale (Red) Jackson and Forest O'Brien, St. Louis fliers, are tuning up their endurance plane to break record now held by the Hunter brothers of Sparta, Ill., which is 553 hours, 41 minutes. Prior to the Hunter boys feat in Chicago, Jackson and O'Brien held the record at 420 hours and 21 minutes. Their new flight will take place in St. Louis shortly. Photo shows L to R: 'Shorty' Cramer, who will assist handling of refueling ship, and Forest O'Brien, endurance pilot, inspecting ship to be used in flight.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
English Airmen Home with Record
Text on verso: 'After flying 5,340 miles from Cranwell, England, to Walvis Bay, South Africa, for a new world long-distance non-stop record, squadron leader U.M. Gayford and flight lieutenant G.E. Nicholetts are welcomed home [by] officials at Farnborogh, Hants, England. Left to Right: Nicholetts, Lord Londonderry, Air Minister; Gayford, and Sir John Salmond.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sets New World's Altitude Record
Text on verso: 'Jean Callizo, famous French aviator, who soared to the height of 42,651 feet, more than 8 miles, and 2 1/2 miles higher than Mt. Everest. His ambition now is to fly across the Himalayas taking photographs over Mt. Everest.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Callizo Ousted by French Air Club for Altitude Fraud
Text on verso: 'All the aviation records claimed by the French pilot Lt. Jean Callizo, were declared void by the Aero Club of France and his name was stricken from the list of aviators. Callizo used a fixed barograph to substantiate his claim to an altitude record of 13,000 meters. A club official had concealed a true barograph, that showed he had reached only 4,000 meters.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Discuss New Stratosphere Flight
Text on verso: 'Prof. Jean Piccard, right, discussing with his twin brother, August Piccard, plans for Jean's proposed flight into the stratosphere with Lieut. Settle of the Navy for a new altitude record.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Completes One-stop Cross-country Flight!
Text on verso: 'Setting a new record in transcontinental flying, Liet. James A. Doolittle, Army aviator, completed a flight the other day of 2275 miles from Jacksonville, Fla., to San Diego, Cal, in approximately 21 hours and 20 minutes, with but one stop of one hour in Texas. He flew through several severe storms but landed at San Diego without a mishap. His first remark upon landing was: 'I'll say I'm hungry.' Photo shows Lieut. Doolittle being greeted by Major Sheplar Fitzgerald, commandant of Rockwell Field, San Diego, a moment after he completed his cross-country flight.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
John Cobb Smashes Land Speed Mark
Text on verso: 'Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah - Britisher John Cobb (getting out of car in center) is shown surrounded by news and radio men as he climbs from his turtle-shaped racer after driving 368.85 miles per hour to eclipse Capt. George E.T. Eyston's mark set last September.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Du Pont Company dirigible
Du Pont Company High Explosives, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1975.392), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Biplane in front of hangar
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 biplanes with crews
Text on verso: 'RE-8 Lineiys, desert', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nieuport 17, French biplane fighter aircraft
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Caudron biplane
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Aviatik biplane detail
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ansaldo SVA reconnaissance biplane
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.8 biplane
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rumpler reconnaissance aircraft
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 biplane
Text on verso: 'English Harry Tate', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 biplane fighter aircraft
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Morane-Saulnier A1 fighter monoplane
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11 fighter biplane
Text on verso: 'Packard Le Pere', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bristol twin-engined biplane
Text on verso: 'Bristol bomber.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bristol bomber biplane, likely Bristol T.B.8
Text on verso: 'Bristol Bombay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nieuport 27, French biplane fighter aircraft
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sopwith Salamander ground-attack biplane
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
A Modern Sailor on the Job
Text on verso: 'High above the clouds over Anacostia, DC this Navy flier is preparing for the Pulitzer Air Derby in Detroit next month.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New British All-Metal Plane!
Text on verso: 'Here is shown the first photo of the latest British all metal Boulton and Paul battle plane which has been especially built for the Air Ministry. The above photo shows the P 15 with the covering removed showing the metal construction.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
First Flight!
Text on verso: 'Here is shown the first flight of the D-H34, one of number of planes in air passenger service just inaugurated the other day between Berlin and London. Each plan is luxuriously equipped. This plane was photographed just after it left the Berlin Aerodrome on its first flight.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bristol Beaufighter fighter plane in flight
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bristol Beaufighter fighter plane in flight
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Avro Lancaster heavy bomber in flight
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Boulton Paul Defiant interceptor planes in flight
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Boulton Paul Defiant interceptor aircraft in field
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Short Sunderland flying boat patrol bomber in flight
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bristol Blenheim Type 142M light bomber
Text on verso: 'Two 'Bristol' 840 h.p. Mercury engines. The first all-metal modern twin-engined monoplane for the R. A. F. to carry the whole of the military load within the structure. Saw service with all the Commands of the R. A. F. and in all theatres of war. Made the first air raid of the war over Keil, in September, 1939. Manufactured in thousands by the 'Shadow' industry as well as at Bristol.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bristol Beaufort twin-engined torpedo bomber
Text on verso: 'Bristol Taurus engines', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bristol Blenheim Mark IV bomber
Text on verso: 'Bristol' Blenheim Mk. IV', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Twin-engine bombers in flight
Text on verso: 'DeHaw Morganti IV', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Boeing 299T Flying Fortress Mk 1 in flight
Serial number AM528, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Boeing 299T Flying Fortress Mk 1 in flight
Text on verso: 'Only 18 of them were built.' Serial number AM528, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Douglas DB-7 Boston intruder aircraft
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Vultee Vengeance in flight
Text on verso: 'Vengeance', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
English Planes Leave for Iraq
Text on verso: 'Officers and the eight de Havilland Dragon airplanes, adapted for military use and carrying ten passengers, are seen here just before they left Hatfield Airdrome, Herts, England, for Iraq to maintain order on the borders. Left to right: Flight Lieut. Forrow; Flight Lieut. G. L. Carter, Captain Muhammed Ali Jewad, Capt. Axram Mushtag, Lieut. Hofdhi Aziz, Lieut. Muhammed Yasin, Lieut. Nasir, Flight. Sergt. Godfrey, Sergt. Humphrey and two mechanics', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Supermarine Walrus amphibious biplane
Text on verso: 'Supermarine Walrus I being hoisted aboard HMS 'Warspite.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Planes Must Be Tagged
Text on verso: 'Federal regulations now require all airplanes to be tagged if flying within the boundaries of the United States. Here we have the first plane to be tagged, at Bolling Field, Washington, D.C. At the left is William P. Mac Cracken, Jr. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Aviation and at the right, Clarence M. Young, Chief, Air Regulations.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
North American B-25B Mitchell bomber
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
North American B-25A Mitchell bomber
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
North American B-25CT Mitchell bomber
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Curtiss C-46 Commando transport aircraft
Text on verso: 'The C-46 Commando, largest twin-engine air transport in world, which serves war fronts in large numbers. This plane carries early U.S. insignia The Commando's cargo capacity is as large as a box car.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Martin B-26C Marauder bomber
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress bomber
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lockheed Constellation transport plane
Text on verso: 'The giant new Lockheed Constellation is a successful of Lockheed's engineering research, combining high speed with a long range and great cargo capacity in one airplane. Faster than a Japanese Zero fighter or any four-engined bomber now in active service, the huge new transport will cross the continent non-stop in less than nine hours, fly to Honolulu in twelve. It can carry 55 passengers and a crew of nine non-stop from Los Angeles to New York in record time. Powered by four 2000-horsepowere(d) Wright engines, the Constellation at cruising speed at half power is approximately 100 miles an hour faster than standard air-cargo or airline ships of today. The air-conditioned cabin is pressurized to maintain an air density of 8000 feet while the plane speeds along at 20,000 to 35,000 feet 'above the weather.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lockheed P-38C Lightning fighter aircraft
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat fighter aircraft
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Grumman TBF-1 Avenger torpedo bomber
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Grumman 767-3 Hellcat fighter aircraft
Text on verso: 'Grumman 767-3 'Hellcat', latest and deadliest U.S. Navy fighter', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chance Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft
Text on verso: 'The Chance Vought F4U-1 'Corsair', Navy carrier or land-based fighter', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter plane
Text on verso: 'Curtis (P-40) Warhawk excells its predecessors which have already...history in China, Libya, and Russia. Having a speed within the...this Allison powered fighter is equipped with a Curtiss propeller...of carrying an effective bomb load for attacks against tanks, (a de)vastating array of machine guns with which to clear the air of ..r fighting aircraft.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Curtiss P-40F Warhawk fighter plane
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter plane
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Curtiss P-400 Tomahawk Pursuit fighter plane
Text on verso: 'Latest of the P-40 series to join the already expanded squadrons of the U.S. Air Force, was used extensively in recent war maneuvers and had more than proved its ability in various export models in all territories of the present war.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Curtiss Kittyhawk I fighter plane
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lockheed XP-38 Lightning experimental fighter plane
Text on verso: 'On January 27, 1939 this experimental XP-38 was secretly test-flown at Riverside, Calif. Lt. Benjamin Keisy flew the XP-38 from Calif. to New York in the near record time of 7 hours 45 1/2 min, including refueling stops...first public demonstration.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver carrier-based dive bomber
Text on verso: 'The Curtiss SB2C-1 'Helldiver' is an all-purpose two-place mid-wing bomber designed for the Navy. The bomb load is carried wholly within the fuselage which materially increases the speed. Armament is provided in keeping with standard U.S. Navy sepcifications', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Brewster XSB2A-1 Buccaneer/Bermuda bomber
Text on verso: 'Brewster XSB2A-1 Bermuda (British) Bucaneer (U.S.)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Douglas B-19 'Junior' bomber aircraft
Text on verso: 'Wings for Victory' by Douglas, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
B-17D Flying Future (Flying Fortress) heavy bomber
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Boeing XB-15 bomber aircraft
Text on verso: 'Sometimes called the Super Fortress, this Titan of the air had a wing spread 45 feet greater than the Y1B-17. The XB-15 weighed 13 tons more, was 20 feet longer and three feet higher. Because of its extreme weight (35 tons) the XB-15 was equipped with double-truck landing gear having four huge tires. This airplane was so big each of the four 1000 twin-row Pratt & Whitney engines would be reached during flight by mechanics who crawled to the engines through the great wings. The most modern devices for the aid of flight and navigation were incorporated; full radio equipment, automatic pilot, de-icers for the wings and wing-flaps to reduce the landing speed. (wing span 150 ft.; length about 90ft.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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