Special Collections

90th Bomb Group Special Collection

Formed in early 1942, the 90th Bombardment Group, part of the Fifth Air Force of the United States Army Air forces, operated the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber in the Southwest Pacific Theater.


Adelard J. Gero Personal Papers

Adelard J. Gero was an engineer, innovator, and inventor. He was committed to creating V/STOL aircraft for commercial and civilian use. He created many blueprints and patents for his Sky-Car, the V.T.O.L. Air Commuter, and the Gero Airbus.


Air France Menus Special Collection

This collection contains menus for flights from Paris to Los Angeles and Buenos Aires to Paris. They feature food, artwork, commemorations to the storming of the Bastille, and models of different of aircraft.


Airline Luggage Labels Collection

The collection contains various airline luggage labels and related stickers and baggage tags from international airlines representing North and South America, Australia, Asia and Europe.


Albert S. Menasco Personal Papers

Born in Los Angeles in 1897, Albert S. Menasco was a key figure in the design of airplane engines in the years between the two World Wars. This collection documents his life and his products.


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