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Aeronautics Commission of Indiana



  • Existence: 1945

Historical Information

The Aeronautics Commission of Indiana was formed after the Aeronautics Commission Act was passed on March 28, 1945 and the need for management of improvements and expansion of Indiana's growing aviation industry. Clarence F. Cornish became the commission's first director on July 5, 1945.


Ruth Ann Ingraham, "Cap" Cornish, Indiana Pilot, Navigating the Century of Flight. Purdue University Press: West Lafayette, Indiana, 2014.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Clarence Frank Cornish papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323
Scope and Contents The Clarence Frank Cornish papers consist of letters, correspondence, photographs, awards and certificates, flight logs, aviator textiles and goggles, newspaper clippings, and artifacts documenting Clarence "Cap" Frank Cornish's air training and service during World War One, his service at Army Air Forces Headquarters during World War Two, his work for the Aeronautics Commission of Indiana, his participation in several aeronautical organizations, and his role in the development aeronautics and...
Dates: 1908 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1995