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The B-1B A New Beginning, 12 min., undated

 Item — Box: 2, Item: 2
Identifier: MSA 315, File 7, Item 2

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Charles C. Bock, Jr. papers document the vast career of a test pilot. Within the collection, there is material about the Bell X-2, the X-15 (Rocket aircraft), the SR-71 Blackbird (Jet reconnaissance plane), the Rockwell B-1 (Bomber), and many other types of experimental aircraft. Included are photographs of fellow Purdue University alumni and "America's No. 1 Spaceman" Iven C. Kincheloe, Jr. In addition to the thirty-one photographs, the collection consists of nine 16mm films, one of which is of the AC-1 flight with Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, whose letter about the experience is included as well. Also, in the collection are Bock's step-by-step instructions for President Ford's visit to Rockwell International and his tour of the B-1 bomber, along with corresponding newspaper articles.


  • undated

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 1.438 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full width manuscript box and two small flat boxes)

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States