Special Collections

Aram Parunak Personal Papers

Capt. Aram Y. "Dick" Parunak, USN (1910-2007) was a U.S. Navy pilot during WWII, who became the first pilot to land and takeoff on Greenland?s ice cap during the rescue of the crew of a crashed B-17. In just over a month, Parunak was pilot for four such rescues.


Army Air Corps Air Mail Accidents Feb - April 1934

From February to June 1, 1934, the Army Air Corps delivered the nation's mail. Crashes and casualties marred the Army Air Corps Mail Operation (AACMO), but encouraged the Corp to rebuild itself prior to WWII.


Arthur C. Bussy Personal Papers

The collection contains items reflecting Mr. Bussy's career in aviation as a pilot, air race contestant, barnstormer, and test pilot for several aviation companies.


Autograph Collection

The Autograph collection contains hundreds of photos and documents signed by famous aviation related personalities.


Benjamin Cloud Personal Papers

Captain Benjamin Cloud was a U.S. Navy pilot who worked in reconnaissance at various stages of his long career, including on the cusp of the Vietnam War.


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