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McCook Field (Ohio)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Beginning in the 1910s, with World War I's outbreak, the United States government began investigating the use of airplanes in war. In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA). This committee suggested establishing a center to research the use of airplanes in the military and also to seek improvements in airplane technology. Due to the presence of several automobile and aircraft plants in Ohio, the NACA established this center at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio. McCook Field existed from 1917-1927.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

James M. Johnson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 13
Scope and Contents The James M. Johnson papers document the career of pilot James Johnson (Jimmy Johnson) and his colleagues in early flight and aviation training. Most of the collection is made up of photographs. There are also newspaper clippings and three pilot's log books. The photographs show Johnson individually, Johnson standing with colleagues, Johnson in or near airplanes, and airplanes individually. Many of the photographs were taken at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio.
Dates: 1905 - 1953; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1915