George Martin Keightley (1889-1967) was a member of the Early Birds of Aviation, Inc. He helped develop the Royal Canadian Air Service in World War I, and when the United States entered the war he returned to the US become an instructor for the Army Signal Corps. In World War II he served on the Civil Aeronautics Board as an air safety investigator.
Keightley, George M., 1889-1967
Hetty Keightley, Gift
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This collection includes his pilot's log book, old passports, newspaper articles, Early Bird decals, correspondence, and original photographs and postcards. The photographs/postcards include shots of the following aircraft: Stearman (1927) C-3MB mailplane; de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou; Curtiss JN-4Can; Curtiss Condor; Sikorsky S-38BH Amphibian; Deperdussin (UK) 1913 Racer; Republic F-84F Thunderstreak; Alexander Eaglerock A-4, A-12, A-15; Ford Tri-Motor; Bristol Scout; Blériot XI. There are also photos of Ely's flight from the USS Pennsylvania; Katherine and Marjorie Stinson; the graduating class at Berkley, CA; an Eastern Air Transport Building; a Mexican Pan American Airlines hangar; the tombstone of Lt. Reginald E. P. Pryce-Jones; 50 HP Kirkham engine; 3" Koellein-Mieding gun; and "Eaglerock" radiator.
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4
Curtiss JN-4Can Canuck
Sikorsky (USA) S-38 Amphibion Family
Deperdussin (France) 1913 Monocoque Racer
Republic F-48F Thunderstreak
Alexander Eaglerock A-4
Alexander Eaglerock A-12
Alexander Eaglerock A-15
Ford Tri-Motor Family
Bleriot XI Family
Stearman (1927) C-3MB
George M. Keightley Collection, XXXX-0686, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
National Air and Space Museum Archives