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Descriptive Finding Guide for U.S. Navy & Gliding Collection SDASM.SC.0033
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: U.S. Navy & Gliding Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.0033
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.18 Cubic feet One (1) box, 12”x 2.5”x 10.25”
    Date: c. 1954 - c. 1960
    Abstract: This collection of over 90 color slides was accumulated during the career of an unknown U.S. Navy officer. The slides span roughly twenty years, from pilot’s training at NAS Pensacola in 1945 to an assignment to weather squadron VW-3 in the early sixties. While in port in San Diego in 1955 the officer visited the Torrey Pines Glider Port and photographed a number of interesting gliders there.

    Biographical/Historical note

    This collection of over 90 color slides was accumulated during the career of an unknown U.S. Navy officer. The slides span roughly twenty years, from pilot’s training at NAS Pensacola in 1945 to an assignment to weather squadron VW-3 in the early sixties. The officer was stationed at NAS Miramar flying various patrol aircraft types during the late forties and was assigned to VP-4 in 1948 during that squadron’s important mapping operations of Alaska. While assigned to the carrier USS Kearsarge from 1957 to 1958 he photographed flight operations. While in port in San Diego in 1955 the officer visited the Torrey Pines Glider Port and photographed a number of interesting gliders there.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    The materials in this collection were donated to the San Diego Air & Space Museum prior to 2011. The collection has been processed and is open for research.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Item], [Filing Unit], [Series Title], [Subgroups], [Record Group Title and Number], [Repository “San Diego Air & Space Museum Library & Archives”]

    Related Archival Materials note

    This finding guide is also avilable at http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/collections/collection_item.php?id=133

    Related Archival Materials note

    Digitized images from this collection are available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/sets/72157629809696161/

    Related Archival Materials note

    Films depicting gliding in San Diego, including, “F-0204 Gliders in San Diego,” http://youtu.be/t11YR8y8ldM

    Scope and Contents note

    Collection consists of one (1) box, 12”x 2.5”x 10.25” and contains approximately 123 color slides. Note: there is an unrelated color slide in the collection that depicts USS Saratoga CV 3 at Guantanamo Bay circa 1939.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Kearsarge. (Aircraft carrier)
    Midway. (Attack aircraft carrier)
    Saratoga. (Aircraft carrier : CV-3)
    Thetis Bay. (U.S. Navy ship: CVE-90/CVHA-1/LPH-6)
    Ticonderoga. (Antisubmarine warfare support aircraft carrier)
    United States. Navy.
    Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
    Douglas A4D (A-4) Skyhawk Family
    Douglas AD (A-1, BT2D) Skyraider Family
    Gliders (Aeronautics)
    Lockheed P2V (P-2) Neptune Family
    Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon
    Lockheed WV-2 (EC-121K) Warning Star
    Martin (Glenn L.) P5M (P-5) Marlin Family
    San Diego
    Torrey Pines (San Diego, CA community)