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In 1917 the United States Army Air Service established an aviation engineering section at McCook Field in Dayton, OH. In 1927 the Engineering Division, as it was then known, moved to nearby Wilbur Wright Field and there remained as the Air Force Material Division (AFMD) and Air Material Command (AMC) until Wright Field combined with Patterson Field to become Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1948. The Engineering Division was in charge of research and development for the Army Air Services and was a clearinghouse for the Army Air Services on aviation development worldwide.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0058

Creator

United States. Army. Air Service

Date

1917-1926

bulk 1920-1925

Provenance

No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0058, unknown

Extent

5.45 Cubic feet ((5 records center boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Project files

Negatives

Reports

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the project books for aircraft tested by the Experimental Division in the early 1920s. Most project books contain photstats of the specifications and contracts for these aircraft as well as Air Service inspection and test reports. The collection also includes an extensive negative collection documenting the project book aircraft.

Genre/Form

Project files

Negatives

Reports

Rights

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Names

McCook Field, Ohio

United States. Air Force Materiel Division

United States. Air Materiel Command

United States. Army. Air Service

Wright Field, Ohio

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)

Topics Airplanes -- Design and construction
Airplanes, Military -- Flight testing
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Military -- Research

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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