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Elmo Neale Pickerill (1885 - 1968) was born in Greenridge, Missouri. In 1910 he made his first solo flight while establishing air to ground wireless radio communication. Pickerill was an officer in the aviation section of the Army Signal Corps during World War I. He joined RCA in 1920 and retired in 1950. Pickerill was not only a member, but held officer positions in the following organizations: The Early Birds, Long Island Early Fliers Club, the OX5 Club, and the Veterans Wireless Operators Association. He was most noted for his work with the Early Birds.

Identifier

NASM.1997.0023

Creator

Pickerill, Elmo Neale, 1885-1968

Date

1907-1968

Provenance

Eugene M. Baker, gift, 1997, 1997-0023, NASM

Extent

2.55 Cubic feet ((4 legal document boxes) (3 shoeboxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Newsletters

Publications

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs (some with captions) with corresponding negatives, publications, periodicals, Early Bird newsletters and stationary, biographical material, and correspondence from friends and contemporaries.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Newsletters

Publications

Photographs

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

Names

Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).

Long Island Early Fliers Club

OX5 Aviation Pioneers.

Radio Corporation of America.

Veterans Wireless Operators Association.

Topics Aeronautics
Radio in aeronautics
Radio
Radio -- History
World War, 1914-1918
Aeronautical instruments
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics, Commercial
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916
Periodicals

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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