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Box 1


Contains 7 Collections and/or Records:

Charles C. Bock, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 315
Scope and Contents 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...
Dates: 1956 - 2014

Writings and flight test reports, 1960 - 1976

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 315, File 1
Scope and Contents Includes Flight Evaluation of the B-52 Carrier Aircraft for the X-15; Supersonic Aircraft and the Subsonic Airway System; B-1 USAF S/N 24-0158 Flight Report First Flight FLT NO. 1-1; B-1 Flight Test Progress Report, by Charles C. Bock, Jr.; and bibliographies.
Dates: 1960 - 1976

Photographs, 1956 - 2014

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSA 315, File 2
Scope and Contents Includes thirty photographs for X-2, B-50 bomber, B-58 bomber, X-15, B-52 bomber, SR-71 Blackbird, B-1 bomber, and Europa, along with photographs of pilots and flight crews.
Dates: 1956 - 2014

Newspaper clippings and articles, 1976 - 2012

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 315, File 3
Scope and Contents Clippings and articles include: Presidential Tour: Step-By-Step; Rockwell International News: B-1 Division; President Ford Visiting the B-1; Aerospace Walk of Honor; the B-58 bomber; the B-1 bomber; Lockheed A-12; SR-71 Blackbird; B1-B Lancer; and D-21 Drone. Folder four contains the newspaper clippings that were photocopied onto archival paper.
Dates: 1976 - 2012

Published material, 1981 - 1982

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSA 315, File 4
Scope and Contents Lockheed Horizons, Issue 9, Winter 1981/82; and Lockheed SR-71 Supersonic/Hypersonic Research Facility Researcher's Handbook, Volume 1, Executive Summary.
Dates: 1981 - 1982

Correspondence, 1964 - 2006

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 315, File 5
Scope and Contents Included is a letter from Senator Goldwater to members of the Armed Services Committee after his B-1 flight with Bock, and an email regarding the Dyna Soar project. Also included is correspondence between the Purdue University News Bureau and the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, dated July and August 1964, along with biographical information on Major Charles C. Bock Jr. which was provided by the Air Force.
Dates: 1964 - 2006

Awards, 1990 - 2009

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSA 315, File 6
Scope and Contents Includes are programs for Aerospace Walk of Honor 10th Anniversary City of Lancaster, California; Aerospace Walk of Honor; Flight Test Historical Foundation newsletter; Museum of Flight program package; and a booklet for Flight Test Historical Foundation Gathering of Eagles, 2009 X-15 Flight Test Program.
Dates: 1990 - 2009