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Schloß Taxis mit Dischingen vom Flugzeug aus

Description: Postcard featuring an aerial view of Schloß Taxis and the surrounding area. Schloß Taxis is a castle with a large primary building that is surrounded by smaller secondary buildings. A forest is visible to the right, and a village in the background is located among vast expanses of fields.
Date: unknown
Creator: A. Weber & Co.
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[An Air Force Association Certificate Presented to Helen Snapp]

Description: An Air Force Association certificate presented to Helen Snapp, recognizing her service to her country as a pilot in the WASP program. The certificate was presented by the Air Force Association Florida Region. The certificate is inside a blue holder, with a design on the cover and the words, "Air Force Association."
Date: unknown
Creator: Air Force Association
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Oral History Interview with Mary Steele Leon, April 15, 1997

Description: Interview with Mary Steele Leon, a secretary for the U. S. Navy during and after World War II. She joined the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) and was trained as a secretary. Her first assignment was in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) during World War II. The CNO at the time was Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King. After the war, she served as personal secretary for Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz while he was CNO. She was discharged in 1946.
Date: April 15, 1997
Creator: Alexander, Bill & Leon, Mary Steele
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Arlington High School Class of 1939]

Description: Photograph of all graduates of Arlington High School Class of 1939. All graduates are named individually. Some names have awards listed next to them. Awards include: Athletics-Ben Love, Valedictorian-Faye Nation, Athletics-Elsie Lowe, Scholarship-Frank Wallace, Superintendent-Ben Everitt, Secretary of Treasury and Popularity-Martha J. Hornaday, Popularity-Forrest Green, Sponsor-Elizabeth Geer, Principal-W. R. Windish, Queen-Lois Herbert, Salutatorian-Mary L. Pemberton, Prettiest-Anna Lou Williams, Best Looking-Roy Post, President-Tom Elder, Vice-President-Maurice Duncan.
Date: 1939
Creator: Arlington High School
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Flight Report completed by Suzette van Daell]

Description: Flight report completed by Suzette van Daell on October 9, 1944. Van Daell completed an inspection of her plane, reporting that the vehicle is performing up to standards and a total number of 1005 hours of flight time. The back of the document includes handwritten notes between Suzette and an unknown contributor, discussing plans for the upcoming night involving a movie, drinking, and clubbing.
Date: August 9, 1944
Creator: Army Air Forces
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Instrument Flying: Basic and Advanced, Special Edition

Description: Special edition of a textbook titled "Instrument Flying: Basic and Advanced," published January 15, 1944. It is split into three sections, all with different creation and publication dates. The first section is titled "Instrument Flying: Basic without Radio Aids" or Technical Order No. 30-100A-1, published June 1, 1943. The second section is titled "Instrument Flying: Advanced with Radio Aids" or Technical Order No. 30-100B-1, published January 15, 1944 to replace T. O. No. 30-100B-1 dated October 1, 1943. The final section is titled "Instrument Flying Army Air Forces Instrument Approach System" or Technical Order No. 30-100F-1, published November 10, 1943.
Date: January 15, 1944
Creator: Army Air Forces
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Physics Exam]

Description: Physics exam partially completed by Suzette van Daell. It includes vocabulary, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and calculation questions based on basic physics concepts like the relationships between velocity, time, distance, mass, and acceleration. Several sections are left blank. There are two sketches of rabbits on the front of the first page and the back of the last page.
Date: unknown
Creator: Army Air Forces
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Restricted Pilots' Information File

Description: Textbook titled "Restricted Pilots' Information File" It is split into eight sections and contains a signed receipt for Pilots' Information File, flying safety information, and engine maintenance information. It is bound together with removable clips so that the book can be updated as new information is released.
Date: 1944
Creator: Army Air Forces
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Weather for Aircrew Trainees

Description: Textbook titled "Weather for Aircrew Trainees" or "Air Forces Manual No. 6" belonging to Suzette vanDaell. It contains general weather information, as well as specific information regarding temperature, pressure, and thunderstorms.
Date: February 14, 1944
Creator: Army Air Forces
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Your Body in Flight

Description: Textbook titled "Your Body in Flight" or Technical Order No. 00-25-13, created July 20, 1943 by authority of the Commanding General of the Army Air Forces.
Date: July 20, 1943
Creator: Army Air Forces
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Certificate of Proficiency, Frank W. Gardner]

Description: Certificate awarded to Frank W. Gardner. It reads: "Army Air Forces Combat Crew School, Tarrant Field, Texas. Pilot Transition Training. Certificate of Proficiency. This is to certify that Frank W. Gardner, 2nd Lt., A. C. has successfully completed a course of instruction in Pilot Training and Ground Technical Instruction on B-24 D type equipment and is awarded this certificate in testimony thereof." It is signed by Louis R. Hughes, Jr., Lt. Col., A. C., Director of Training, and James S. Stowell, Col., A. C., Commanding Officer.
Date: 1940~/1949~
Creator: Army Air Forces Combat Crew School
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Students' Manual: Primary Flying]

Description: Primary flying manual prepared by the Army Airforces Training Command, Visual Training Unit in collaboration with the central instructors school, Randolph Field, Texas & HQ AAF office of Flying Safety Education Division. Manual was intended to be used in conjunction with the current AAF Training Command Memorandum covering Primary Flying Training.
Date: unknown
Creator: Army Air Forces Training Command
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Local Radio Procedure for Avenger Field

Description: Procedural text for operating the local radio for Avenger Field. It gives instructions on how "to leave line," what to do during take off, what to do on a forty-five degree entry, and important tips.
Date: May 24, 1943
Creator: Army Airforces
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum