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Papers of George W. Goddard, 1889-1984

Author: George W Goddard
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence, memoranda, writings, transcripts, research files, reports, patents, grants, diagrams, newspaper clippings, printed materials, and photographs pertaining primarily to Goddard's assignments in the U.S. Army Air Corps (later the U.S. Army Air Forces and U.S. Air Force) relating to his promotion of aerial photographic reconnaissance and to his technological contributions in the field. Includes materials
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Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Benjamin Delahauf Foulois; Elliott Roosevelt
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: George W Goddard
OCLC Number: 71132497
Description: 4,900 items. 12 containers. 5.2 linear feet.

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Correspondence, memoranda, writings, transcripts, research files, reports, patents, grants, diagrams, newspaper clippings, printed materials, and photographs pertaining primarily to Goddard's assignments in the U.S. Army Air Corps (later the U.S. Army Air Forces and U.S. Air Force) relating to his promotion of aerial photographic reconnaissance and to his technological contributions in the field. Includes materials on Goddard's service as officer-in-charge of aerial photographic research, his experiences as commanding officer of the Sixth Photographic Section, Camp Nichols, Philippines, including the mapping of a previously unexplored area of Luzon Island, his work at the Wright Field research development laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, his inventions including the stereoscopic strip camera, operations of aerial photographic sections under his command, and his activities after retirement.

Also includes correspondence, notes, and book reviews pertaining to his autobiography, Overview: A Life-long Adventure in Aerial Photography (1969); and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by Goddard with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Benjamin Delahauf Foulois, Elliott Roosevelt, and other military officers and civilians interested in aerial photographic reconnaissance.

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