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McCook Field, established in Dayton, Ohio in 1917, was the first military aviation facility developed for research and experimentation in the United States. The testing of airplanes, including new experimental models, continued until 1927 when the facility was closed. Operations were subsequently moved to nearby Wright Field, which later evolved into the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1948.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0569

Creator

Boyne, Walter J., 1929-

Date

1917-1977

bulk 1918-1930

Provenance

Walter J. Boyne, gift, unknown, XXXX-0569, unknown

Extent

1.64 Cubic feet ((2 records center boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Questionnaires

Publications

Clippings

Reports

Negatives

Photographs

Correspondence

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of material collected by Walter J. Boyne in preparation for the writing of a series of articles about McCook Field. The collection consists of the following: numerous photographs, a small number of negatives, some technical notes and reports, correspondence, magazine clippings, a decal, publications, and several questionnaires. The photographic component consists of images of aircraft, both on the ground and airborne, as well as photos of parts of aircraft. In addition, there are photos of workers in the process of constructing airplanes and of crash tests and their results. A few personal photographs of members of the air crew can also be found within the collection. The questionnaires in the collection were created by Boyne and were sent in 1977 to various individuals who were connected with McCook Field in various capacities.

Genre/Form

Questionnaires

Publications

Clippings

Reports

Negatives

Photographs

Correspondence

Rights

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Names

McCook Field, Ohio

Wright Field, Ohio

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)

Boyne, Walter J., 1929-

Topics Airplanes, Military -- Flight testing
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Military -- Research

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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