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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.

Identifier

NASM.1989.0011

Creator

Knight, James H. "Jack"

Date

1893-1945

bulk 1922-1945

Provenance

J. Ted Beebe, gift, 1988, 1989-0011, NASM

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

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.

Rights

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Names

United Air Lines, Inc.

Knight, James H. "Jack"

Topics Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States
Air pilots
Aeronautics
Air mail service

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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