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World War II Aviation News Clippings Scrapbook (MS-520)

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-520

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook includes clippings and pages from newspapers and magazines from the Miami Valley area, as well as full manuals and magazines mainly based around the years of World War II. Such entries include the following topics: • Jack Knight • Charles A. Lindbergh • Wright Field • Planes and aviation • “Largest Plane in the World” • World War II • Experimental planes • New planes • Clipping of a newspaper article where Orville Write was not accepting the apology made by the Smithsonian for naming the wrong airplane the first to sustain flight. • Introduction and implementation of helicopters. • Early helicopters • “Silhouette Handbook of United States Army Air Forces Airplanes” 1942 handbook of U.S. Aircraft. • “Your Body in Flight” a manual on bodily problems during flight, 1943 July 20. • An article on the First Airplane, 1903 December 17. • A newspaper page about the “The Old Lady” carrier. • “Dayton Hub for World Air Lines” newspaper article. • Depicts the growth of planes and aviation. • “Rocket Planes in Test Stage” article. • Ace pilot Don S. Gentile • History of U.S. Bombing aircraft. • “The Story of Wright Field” article, Sunday 2943 February 28. • World War II European aircraft. • A comic book about General “Hap” Arnold. • “Naval Aviation News” a news magazine on airplane information, 1947 October. • “Boeing Magazine” magazine on aircraft information by Boeing, 1947 October.


  • Circa 1939-1945

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.


1 linear feet

Language of Materials



This scrapbook contains news clippings of aircraft and aviation events around the Miami Valley and the nation in the World War II era. Many of the clippings come from Dayton’s newspapers at the time, the Journal, the Herald, and the Daily News. Some clippings were taken from magazines. The creator of the scrapbook is unknown.


The scrapbook is arranged in original order.

Other Finding Aids

The finding aid is available on the Special Collections & Archives, Wright State University Libraries web site at It is also available in the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository at

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The scrapbook was donated to Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, by Dr. Jonathan Winkler, in April 2014.

Guide to the World War II Aviation News Clippings Scrapbook (MS-520)
Lisa Rickey
2019 June 12
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Repository Details

Part of the Wright State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Repository

Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA