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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.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0686

Creator

Keightley, George M., 1889-1967

Date

undated

Provenance

Hetty Keightley, Gift

Extent

0.1 Cubic feet ((1 folder))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Postcards

Photographs

Articles

Correspondence

Logs (records)

Scope and Contents

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.

Genre/Form

Postcards

Photographs

Articles

Correspondence

Logs (records)

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).

Stinson, Katherine

Stinson, Marjorie

Topics Attach authorities
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

Citation

George M. Keightley Collection, XXXX-0686, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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