[Aerial Dead Reckoning Computer]

One of 212 objects in the series: Suzette VanDaell Douglas Collection available on this site.

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Suzette VanDaell's Aerial Dead Reckoning Computer, type E-6B, as used by the U. S. Army Air Forces, and manufactured by Cruver Manufacturing Co. in Chicago, Illinois. The item comes in a box, discolored with age, that's covered in various bits of tape on the front and back. There are faded pencil markings on the front and back of Suzette VanDaell's name and other letters. In the middle is a box detailing the serial number and information of the computer. The device slides out with a middle piece of cardboard that's fraying on the sides and has tape on it as ... continued below

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1 computer : metal and plastic, green and white ; 25 x 11 cm., in pouch, 25 x 14 cm., in box, 26 x 16 cm.

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Cruver Manufacturing Co. Creation Date: Unknown.

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This physical object is part of the collection entitled: National WASP WWII Museum and one other and was provided by National WASP WWII Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 25 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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National WASP WWII Museum

Located at Avenger Field in Nolan County Texas, the WASP World War II Museum commits to preserving the legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII. As a teaching museum, it features archives, exhibits, and oral histories that record a significant period in history when women dared to break barriers and contribute to victory.

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Suzette VanDaell's Aerial Dead Reckoning Computer, type E-6B, as used by the U. S. Army Air Forces, and manufactured by Cruver Manufacturing Co. in Chicago, Illinois. The item comes in a box, discolored with age, that's covered in various bits of tape on the front and back. There are faded pencil markings on the front and back of Suzette VanDaell's name and other letters. In the middle is a box detailing the serial number and information of the computer. The device slides out with a middle piece of cardboard that's fraying on the sides and has tape on it as well. Inside is a brown leather pouch that is worn on the outside with use. The device is a white piece of plastic with green lines and numbers from 30-300 on one side and 90-400 on the other. There is a large circular metal device that moves along the plastic.

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1 computer : metal and plastic, green and white ; 25 x 11 cm., in pouch, 25 x 14 cm., in box, 26 x 16 cm.

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National WASP WWII Museum

Bringing the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots to life, these archives represent the role of the flight school in training women pilots to fly military planes and show how WASPs responded socially and professionally to new challenges brought by war. Included are financial documents, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, pilots' logs, and flight manuals.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Aug. 18, 2017, 11:16 a.m.

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  • Nov. 14, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

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Cruver Manufacturing Co. [Aerial Dead Reckoning Computer], physical object, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth873961/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting National WASP WWII Museum.