Inventory of the John Leonard Yingst papers, 1941-1945

Processed by Rita Morin.
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Inventory of the John Leonard Yingst papers, 1941-1945

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Rita Morin
Date Completed:
2011
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by Rita Morin.
© 2011 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: John Leonard Yingst papers,
Dates: 1941-1945
Collection Number: 2000C70
Creator: John Leonard Yingst, 1915-
Collection Size: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The John Leonard Yingst papers are comprised of his pilot's flying logbooks, service records, identification documents, and photographs gathered during his time as a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary. Material relates to airplane ferrying operations of the Air Transport Auxiliary in Great Britain during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Leonard Yingst papers, 1941-1945, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Related Materials

Jane Spencer collection, Hoover Institution Archives
Ann Wood-Kelly papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Biographical Note

John Leonard Yingst was born May 21, 1915, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He joined the Air Transport Auxiliary on January 16, 1941, and served as a flying officer until April 15, 1945. During this time he was responsible for ferrying military aircraft in Great Britain. After terminating his contract with the Air Transport Auxiliary, he returned home to Pennsylvania.

Scope and Content of Collection

The John Leonard Yingst papers are comprised of pilot's flying logbooks, service records, identification documents and photographs gathered during Yingst's time as a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary(ATA). The material relates to airplane ferrying operations of the ATA in Great Britain during World War II, and is arranged in chronological order.
The pilot's flying logbooks relate to John Yingst's first flight in March of 1941 through his final flight in April of 1945. His service records consist of all contracts entered into with the ATA, accident reports, flight documents, forms related to rationing, and correspondence related to his contract termination with the ATA. The identification documents consist of passport, embarkation orders, various alien registration documents, license to possess maps, and an insurance certificate for a private automobile. The photographs consist of 12 images taken between 1943 and 1945 depicting various ATA ferry groups in which John Yingst was a member, John Yingst with aircraft, the airport at Ringway, Manchester, and John Yingst with various companions.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Great Britain. Air Transport Auxiliary.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation.


Container List

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Accident Reports, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Contracts and Related Correspondence, 1941-1945

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Flight Documents, 1944-1945

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Identification and Travel Documents, 1941-1945

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Photographs, 1943-1945

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Pilot's Log Books, 1941-1945

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Ration Documents, 1942

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Termination Correspondence, 1945