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Barbara Lou Clarke was born on August 14, 1919. During World War II she joined the United States Navy where she was a Link Trainer Instructor and her rating was Sp(T)2c. Clarke later attended Boston College and the University of Southern California.

Identifier

NASM.2006.0048

Creator

Clarke, Barbara Lou.

Date

undated

Provenance

Candi Zizek, Gift, 2006

Extent

0.18 Cubic feet ((1 box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Scrapbooks

Technical manuals

Publications

Scope and Contents

This donation consists of one copy of TM 1-205, Air Navigation; one copy of Instrument Flight Part One: Basic Air Work; one copy of Instrument Flying Advanced Theory and Practice; and a scrapbook detailing Clarke's time in the Navy. The scrapbook is separated into two sections: LITIS and CNTS. The first section of the scrapbook focuses on Link Instrument Training Instructor School. Here are detailed labeled diagrams, outlines and notes, Clarke's badges, a brochure from Independence Day 1944, and seven maps of the United States Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia. The outlines and notes cover various topics including: Link trainer, Link trainer history, sensations of instrumental flight, navigation, communications, radio ranges, type E-6B Dead Reckoning Computer, instructions for the use of the Astro Compass Mark II, navigational procedures, and let-down procedure and instrument approach. The second section of the scrapbook includes information on navigation training including various diagrams, a list of definitions, and outlines and notes on the use of astrograph, navigation, ships, airplanes, and nautical data.

Genre/Form

Scrapbooks

Technical manuals -- 20th century

Publications

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Topics World War, 1939-1945
Navigation
Link trainers
Flight Simulation
Aeronautics

Citation

Barbara L. Clarke Collection, Accession number 2006-0048, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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