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bulk 1940-1949


Robert Stead, Gift, 1997


0.45 Cubic feet ((1 box))


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Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographic prints

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 77 copy prints of Luftwaffe and American World War II aircraft, including: Dornier Do 17; Heinkel He 111; Focke-Wulf FW 200; Junkers Ju 88; Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress; Martin B-26 Marauder; Northrop P-61A Black Widow; Douglas A-20 Havoc; and Consolidated B-24 Liberator. There are also a large number of nose art images. The Boeing B-17 aircraft pictured are Eighth Air Force; some Ninth Air Force aircraft are also included.

An additional seven copy prints were added in the Fall of 1997: five of the images were of the Travel Air 2000, and two of the images were of the de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4. The donor also donated several copies of color advertisements for the Northrop P-61.


Photographic prints


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Topics World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family
Martin B-26 Marauder Family
Douglas A-20 Havoc Family
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4
Travel Air 2000
Dornier Do 17 Family
Heinkel He 111 Family
Northrop P-61A Black Widow


Aircraft Photographs [Stead], Accession 1997-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives