| FRANK WHITTLE SIGNATURE (1907-1996),|
Signature on am envelope commerating the 30th anniversay of the 1st UK jet flight. Whittle was the prime inentor of the British jet engine which flew in 1941..
|HANNES TRAUTLOFT 1912-1995,|
German fighter piloth with 48 victories (5 in Spain, 8 on Western Front, and 45 on the Eastern Front). Signature on a post card & his business card included.
|GORDON GOLLOB - SIGNED NOTE ,|
He was the first Luftwaffe pilot to score 150 aerial victories in WW II. He became General of the Fighters replacing Adolf Galland, in 1995. He signed this on note paper thanking the addressee for his letter. Also included is the envelope which it was sent.
VICE ADM. JOHN A. COLLINS (1899-1989), |
Photograph & bio of Sir John A. Collins. He commanded HMAS Sydney, Battle of the Mediterranean, 1940-41. Was wonded , 1944, HMAS Australia, in the first recorded kamikaze attack.
RUTH NICHOLS (1901-1960) - Signed Envelope (dated 1931)
She became the first licensed femal seaplane pilot in 1924. In 1925, co-pilot on first NYC to Miami (non-stop). She co-founded the Ninety Nines in 1929. In the 1930s she set several speed, endurance & altitude records.
EDWARD TELLER (1908-2003) - signed photograph, |
Hungarian born Teller emigrated to the U.S. in 1933. In April, 1943, he joined the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. After the war his further research culminated in the first successful detonation of the hydrogen bomb.
HUBERT WILKINS (1888-1958) & Charles Sherman (Casey) Jones (1894-1976) - Signed Envelope
Wilkins, with pilot Carl Ben eilson, explored the Polar Regions by air. In 1928, they were the first to fly over the North Pole (Pt. Barrow to Spitsbergen). In 1932, he made an unsuccessful to cros the Atlantic by submarine.
Jones learned to fly during WW I. In 1919, he joined the Curtiss Aeroplane Company in sales & as a test pilot. He competed in several air races in the 1920s. 1929 saw him become a V.P. at Curtiss. In 1932, he started his own flying school.
|ARCH WHITEHOUSE (1895-1979) - Signed Letter |
He was born in England, raised in New Jersey, he served as an aerial gunner with the RFC/RAF. He later trained on fighters. He became a prolific writer on the air war of World War I.
WOLFGANG SPATE (1911-1997) - Signed post card
Spate was a 99 Victory Ace in WW II and prominent in the development of the Me-163, the first rocket fighter. Five of his 99 victories were while flying the Me-262.
FRANK ELLIS 1898-1979, |
Signed first day envelope, Canada's last surviving pioneer pilot.
1914 Constructe & flew the first aircraft built and flown in Canada
1919 First Canadian to parachute into Canada
1920 Flew the first Canadian air flight
He was prolific in writing books & articles on Canadian aviation history.
WOODY JONGEWARD & BOB WOODHOUSE, |
signed envelope, they set an endurance record (August 24 to October 10, 1949) of 46 days, 20 hrs flying an Aeronca Sedan.
|BERNT BALCHEN (1899-1973 - AUTOGRAPHED ENVELOPE,
6 1/2" X 3 1/2 ". He was involved in the planning of Byrd's 1927 North Pole flight. Was the pilot of Byrd's trans-Atlantic flight and the 1929 South Pole flight. During WW II, he was involved in clandestine missions to Scandanavia for the USAAF.
|COOK CLELLAND (1916-2007 - AUTOGRAPHED ENVELOPE,
6 1/2" X 3 1/2 ". Flew dive bombers from the WASP & Lexington during WW II. He became famous in the late 1940s flying F2G Corsairs to victry in the Thompson Trophy Races of 1947 & 1949.
|CHARLES WILLARD (1883-1977) - The Exhibition Years |
He was Glenn Curtiss's first fying pupil. He soloed June 30, 1919. He inscribed this 16 page booklet which covers his flying for the years 2909 to 1919, with photos & 2-view drawings of the Curtis Golden flyer.
|WALTER E. GILBERT,
Canadian bush piot, awaded the Trans-Cananda (McKee) Trophy in 1933, He wrote his memoirs "Artic Pilot in 1939. Envelope signed by Gilbert.