Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This collection consists of the following material documenting Page's aviation career: membership cards and licenses; log books; newspaper and magazine articles; biographical material; and photographs.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Aircraft industry
  • Airplanes--Design and construction
  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Aeronautics
  • Periodicals

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions on access

Creator

Page, George Augustus, Jr. 1892-1983

Subject

  • Page, George Augustus, Jr. 1892-1983
  • Aeromarine Plane & Motor Co
  • Early Birds of Aviation (Organization)
  • Heinrich Aeroplane Co, Inc
  • Moisant Monoplane Co
  • American Trans Oceanic Co
  • Aeronca (Aeronautical Corp of America)
  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Physical description

0.45 cubic feet (1 legal document box)

Date

  • 1921
  • 1921-1977
  • 1903-1916

Place

United States

Notes

George Augustus Page (1892-1983) was an Early Bird and a pioneer aircraft designer. Page was issued his pilot's license in 1914 and went on to became an aeronautical engineer despite the fact that he had no formal training. Page began his aeronautical design career by working for small aviation companies -- Aeromarine Plane and Motor Co., Heinrich Aeroplane Company, Inc, and Moisant. Besides a brief time in 1919-1921, when Page was a mechanic and pilot for American Trans Oceanic Co. -- an early airline operation between Miami and Cuba, Page worked for Curtiss-Wright Air Plane Division from 1917 to 1951. Curtiss-Wright hired Page as director of engineering and in this position he directed production of 130 types of aircraft. One of Page's most famous designs was the C46 cargo plane use in the India-Burma-ChinaTheater during World War II. Page left Curtiss-Wright in 1951 to work for Aeronca, Inc.

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

  • Photographs
  • Collection descriptions
  • Correspondence
  • Logs (records)
  • Publications
  • Clippings

Local number

XXXX-0126