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.
Pickerill, Elmo Neale, 1885-1968
Eugene M. Baker, gift, 1997, 1997-0023, NASM
2.55 Cubic feet ((4 legal document boxes) (3 shoeboxes))
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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.
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).
Long Island Early Fliers Club
OX5 Aviation Pioneers.
Radio Corporation of America.
Veterans Wireless Operators Association.
Radio in aeronautics
Radio -- History
World War, 1914-1918
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916
National Air and Space Museum Archives