John Toland Papers 1944-1965
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Claire Lee Chennault (September 6, 1893 – July 27, 1958), sometimes known as Old Leatherface, was an American military aviator best known for his leadership of the "Flying Tigers" and the Republic of China Air Force in World War II. Chennault was a fierce advocate of "pursuit" or fighter-interceptor aircraft during the 1930s when the United States Army Air Corps was focused primarily on high-altitude bombardment. Chennault retired from the United States Army in 1937, and went to work as an av...
John Herbert Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American gangster of the Great Depression. He led a group known as the "Dillinger Gang" which was accused of robbing 24 banks and 4 police stations. Dillinger escaped from jail twice. He was charged but not convicted of the murder of an East Chicago, Indiana, police officer who shot Dillinger in his bullet-proof vest during a shootout. It was the only time Dillinger was charged with homicide. Dillinger courted publicity. The media ...
Wernher Von Braun was one of the world's first and foremost rocket engineers and a leading authority on space travel. From the description of Wernher von Braun letter, 1960. (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum). WorldCat record id: 61257728 Von Braun was Director of the Development Operations Division. From the description of Interim Report of Agena Survey Team and Management Plan for NASA Agena Project : letter to General Don R. Ostrander, NASA Direct...
George Kelly Barnes (July 18, 1895 – July 18, 1954), better known by his nickname "Machine Gun Kelly", was an American gangster from Memphis, Tennessee, during the prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. He is best known for the kidnapping of the oil tycoon and businessman Charles F. Urschel in July 1933, from which he and his gang collected a $200,000 ransom. Urschel had collected and left considerable evidence that assisted the subsequent FBI inv...
Karl Doenitz was Grand Admiral in the Third Reich. From the description of Instrument of surrender document, May 7, 1945. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 742022067 Admiral, German navy. From the description of Karl Dönitz writings, 1945-1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870735 ...
Reichsmarschall of Germany, 1940-1945. From the description of Hermann Göring interrogation transcript, 1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866992 Göring was born in Prussia in 1893. Attended School of Cadets and in 1912 served with 4. Baden Infantry Regiment and the Prince Wilhelm no. 112 Regiment (1913-14). Became a flight observer with Reconnaissance Flight Detachment 25 (1914-15). Was trained as a pilot, wounded in battle of Somme (1916) and reassigned to a Pursuit...
A prominent Nazi official. He became head of the Party Chancellery (Parteikanzlei) and private secretary to Adolf Hitler. From the description of Memorandum by Martin Bormann [manuscript], 1944 January 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874771 ...
German national socialist leader; minister of public enlightenment and propaganda, 1933-1945. From the description of Joseph Goebbels papers, 1925-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868769 ...
German chancellor and Führer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Munich, to Frau Schwarz, 1940 Jul. 27. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 78912366 Hitler was leader of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party (1920-1921) and chancellor and Führer of Germany (1933-1945). From the guide to the Adolf Hitler collection of calligraphic poems, 1923 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Found i...
Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) was an important early pioneer of aviation. Born in Saõ Paulo, Brasil, he moved with his family to Paris in 1891. His studies led him to learn to fly, then build dirigibles and airplanes. After a grave accident in 1910, he became ill with multiple sclerosis. Very depressed, he returned to Brazil in 1928, and died in 1932. From the description of Letter to a friend, 1826 Aug. 14, Val-Mont sur Territet. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: ...