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James H. "Jack" Knight Collection
Jack Knight was one of the early airmail pilots and later became a pilot for the United Air Lines (Boeing Air Transport was predecessor). After over two million miles of flying Knight 'retired' from flying to work in the offices of United Air Lines.
Knight, James H. "Jack"
J. Ted Beebe, gift, 1988, 1989-0011, NASM
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Other materials: Paper slippers included in this collection have been accessioned as an artifact.
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Scope and Contents
This collection includes a pouch given to passengers on sleeper flights. It contained the instructions 'Just in Case' and the paper slippers. There is also a handwritten (and on hotel stationary) account of flying over the Allegheny Mountains. There are a number of interval publications issued for United pilots, correspondence between Jack Knight and Don Beebe, miscellaneous publications, Knight's business card (United States Air Mail Service) and (possibly) his crib sheets.