U. S. Army Air Corps Photographs

U. S. Army Air Corps Photographs, 1928 Ms.2015.058


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Anthony Wright de Hernandez, Librarian

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2015.058
Title
U. S. Army Air Corps Photographs,1928
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
United States. Army. Air Corps (1926-1942)
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection includes 7 photographs showing U. S. Army Air Corps bombers and group bombing exercises. The photographs were taken during inspection and training exercises based out of Langely Field, near Hampton, Virginia, during March and April 1928.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from U. S. Army Air Corps Photographs must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: U. S. Army Air Corps Photographs, Ms2015-058, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The U. S. Army Air Corps Photographs were purchased by Special Collections in February 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the U. S. Army Air Corps Photographs was completed in December 2015.


Historical Note

The U. S. Army Air Corps was originally created in 1907 as the U. S. Army Signal Corps Aeronautical Division. In 1914 it was renamed the Aviation Section of the Army Signal Corps. In 1918 it became the Army Air Service. It officially became a combat arm of the U. S. Army in 1920 and was again renamed in 1926, becoming the Army Air Corps. At the beginning of World War II, it was reorganized as the Army Air Forces and finally became the U. S. Air Force in 1947.

Scope and Content

The photos include:

Inspection and Review 2nd Bomb. Group: Three groups of biplanes arrayed on a field in "V"-formations.
5 Group Bombing 1st Salvo: An array of explosions across a landscape.
6 - Group Bombing Formation 2nd Salvo: Three aerial "V"-formations of bombers.
13 Group Bombing 20th Sqdn Landing: A group of 6 biplane bombers landing in "V"-formation.
9 Group Bombing Formation 1st Salvo: Two groups of bombers flying in "V"-formations with one lone bomber trailing.
15. Group Bombing 2nd Salvo: A cluster of explosions within a landscape.
17. Group Bombing 3rd Salvo: A cluster of explosions within a landscape.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Airplanes
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Photographs

Container List

folder 1
Photographs,
1928