Descriptive Finding Guide for U.S. Navy & Gliding Collection SDASM.SC.0033
Finding aid prepared by Stephania Villar & Mark Aldrich
San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and ArchivesJune 11, 2014
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA, 92101
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.
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.
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.
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.
[Item], [Filing Unit], [Series Title], [Subgroups], [Record Group Title and Number], [Repository “San Diego Air & Space Museum Library & Archives”]
This finding guide is also avilable at http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/collections/collection_item.php?id=133
Digitized images from this collection are available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/sets/72157629809696161/
Films depicting gliding in San Diego, including, “F-0204 Gliders in San Diego,” http://youtu.be/t11YR8y8ldM
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
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
Torrey Pines (San Diego, CA community)
Folder 02 – Around Human at Bolling Ave. 1952