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10,000th Kaydet is delivered Friday to armed forces

10,000th Kaydet is delivered Friday to armed forces
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: July 29, 1944
This article from the Wichita Eagle covers the release of the 10,000 Boeing/Stearman Kaydet training airplane and the B-29 "X" airplane. Both airplanes had their production numbers painted on their fuselage to represent their respective milestones in aircraft production. The "X" on the B-29 denoted the fact that the official production numbers for the B-29 were classified during World War II.


1000 B-29's

1000 B-29's
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: 1945
This article, published in the March 1945 edition of the Boeing Magazine, covers the completion of the 1,000 B-29 Superfortress in Wichita, Kansas.


A.E. Hunt's 'aeroplane' that never flew used principles involved in today's whirlies

A.E. Hunt's 'aeroplane' that never flew used principles involved in today's whirlies
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: January 8, 1956
This article published in the the Wichita Eagle deals with the accomplishments of early aviation enthusiast A.E. Hunt. Hunt, of Jetmore, Kansas, built a flying machine in 1910 containing design elements that would later be refined and used in some of the world's first helicopters. In fact, the article compares the features found on Hunt's rotary aircraft to a Cessna CH-1 helicopter in order to demonstrate the similarities between the basic elements of each craft's design.


Aerial Sprayer plane, Liberal, Kansas

Aerial Sprayer plane, Liberal, Kansas
Date: September 22, 1949
This black and white photograph shows a field being sprayed for noxious weeds by an aerial spray play using 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic near Liberal, Kansas. 2,4-D, as it was commonly called, was a pesticide/herbicide used to control broadleaf weeds.


Aerial spray equipment

Aerial spray equipment
Date: February 20, 1949
This black and white image from the Topeka Daily Capital shows the aerial spray equipment operated by Don Pratt from Hays, Kansas.


Aerial spray plane

Aerial spray plane
Creator: Hetzel Photo Lab, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This black and white photograph shows a field being sprayed for noxious weeds by an aerial spray plane using 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. The spray, commonly called 2,4-D, is a pesticide/herbicide used to control broadleaf weeds. In the foreground, a man can be seen carrying items across a field.


Aero Spray King plane, Manhattan, Kansas

Aero Spray King plane, Manhattan, Kansas
Date: February 24, 1949
This black and white photographshows the Aero Spray King plane and the 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid tank from the Ong Aircraft Corporation in Manhattan, Kansas. 2,4-D, as it was commonly called, was a pesticide/herbicide used to control broadleaf weeds.


Aeroplane stabilizing mechanism

Aeroplane stabilizing mechanism
Date: November 11, 1919
This patent drawing and description depicts and describes Frank Dove's Aeroplance Stabilizing Mechanism. Dove, a resident of Topeka, Kansas, who worked with Albin Longren, applied for the patent on February 6, 1918, and the patent itself was issued on November 11, 1919. Dove's mechanism provided increased control and helped stabilize airplanes in flight.


Airplane, Iola, Kansas

Airplane, Iola, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
Postcard image of an airplane flying over Iola.


Airplane at Allen airport in Topeka, Kansas

Airplane at Allen airport in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
This is a photograph showing an airplane at Allen Airport located in southwest Topeka, Kansas.


Airplane fuselage loaded on a Kansas City Southern Railroad flatcar

Airplane fuselage loaded on a Kansas City Southern Railroad flatcar
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a photograph showing an airplane fuselage loaded on Kansas City Southern Railroad's flatcar #523.


Airplane in Offerle, Kansas

Airplane in Offerle, Kansas
Date: 1921
A photograph showing the first airplane to land in Offerle, Kansas. It was a Curtis-Wright, 2-place, bi-plane. It was piloted by Jay Sadusky, and he and Kenneth Brown are posed in front of the plane. In the cock-pit is the co-pilot and Harry F. Brown. Dan Brown is standing beside the plane.


Airplanes flying over Liberal, Kansas

Airplanes flying over Liberal, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
This is an aerial view of biplanes flying over Liberal, Kansas.


Albin K. Longren's plane

Albin K. Longren's plane
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
Two photos of Albin K. Longren's plane, unidentified location. This is possibly the plane owned by Phil Billard, plane no. 2.


Albin Kasper Longren's photograph album

Albin Kasper Longren's photograph album
Date: 1912-1921
This photograph album documents a number of airplanes (biplanes)designed, built and flown by Albin Kasper Longren. He built and flew Topeka's first aircraft on September 2, 1911. At two different times, Longren tried to establish an airplane factory in Topeka, Kansas. His second factory was in an abandoned woolen mill in Oakland, a neighborhood in Topeka, Kansas. The album contains photographs of the exterior and interior of this factory and numerous views of planes and plane parts. Longren's planes were well received, but his business failed because he had difficulty manufacturing numbers of planes. There are two images of a plane parked at the entrance to Gage Park in Topeka. Longren did exhibition flying at county fairs and other events in the region under the name Longren Aviators Exhibition Flyers. The album also has images of biplanes at Coffeyville, Anthony, Stockton, and other locations in Kansas as well as at least one image taken in the following states: Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas. Longren built a plane the was purchased by Phillip Billard, a Topeka aviator, and there are images of this plane in the album.


Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls

Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls
Date: August 19, 1935
This photograph shows Amelia Earhart Putnam and Laura Houghtaling Ingalls, descending from a TWA "Sky Chief" airplane that stopped briefly at the municipal airport in Wichita, Kansas. The two female aviators were headed for Los Angeles, California.


Andrew Schoeppel to James Boyack

Andrew Schoeppel to James Boyack
Creator: Schoeppel, Andrew Frank, 1894-1962
Date: April 20, 1943
In this letter Kansas Governor Andrew F. Schoeppel informs James E. Boyack that he can not provide detailed information concerning Kansas' contributions to the war effort that Boyack wanted, for the 1943 addition of the aviation yearbook Aerosphere, because of the secret nature of the information. However, Schoeppel does praise the achievements of Kansas' aviation companies up to that point in World War II.


An early airplane sits in a field in Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas

An early airplane sits in a field in Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A crowd of men and boys gather around an airplane sitting in a field in Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's air freight division, Los Angeles, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's air freight division, Los Angeles, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
These two black and white photographs show the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's air freight division in Los Angeles, California. This division of Santa Fe Industries, Inc., offered world-wide freight forwarding service.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company skyway aircraft

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company skyway aircraft
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1948 and 1952
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Skyway, Inc. aircraft and pilots. Visible is a worker either loading or unloading crates from the aircraft. The DC-4 reconverted plane was equipped with four Pratt & Whitney engines, each capable of generating 1450 horsepower at takeoff. Radio and flight equipment included automatic direction finder units, two-way high frequency communications and two-way very high frequency transmission and receiving units, an auxiliary range receiver used in conjunction with a fixed loop antenna for anti-static purposes and a glide path and runway localizer receivers of high frequency.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Skyway aircraft

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Skyway aircraft
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1948 and 1952
This black and white photograph shows the chief pilot's seat inside the cockpit of a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe's reconverted DC-4. The plane was equipped with four Pratt & Whitney engines, each capable of generating 1450 horsepower at takeoff. Radio and flight equipment included automatic direction finder units, two-way high frequency communications and two-way very high frequency communications and two-way very high frequency transmission and receiving units, and auxiliary range receiver used in conjunction with a fixed loop antenna for antistatic purposes and a glide path and runway localizer receivers of high frequency.


A trip with the camera man

A trip with the camera man
Date: 1940
This silent film by an unknown photographer features various businesses and industries in Lawrence, Kansas. The film begins with children playing on a playground followed by an airplane landing at an airport. The photographer visits an airplane factory, the Wister Chevrolet Co. car dealer and repair shop, a roller skating rink, the L. T. Harris Co. Oil-O-Matic appliance dealer, a shooting range, a machine shop, an ice plant, the Hall Brothers truck lines, the Cadwell chick hatchery, and a restaurant. The film ends with a plane taking off from the airport.


B-29 backlog of 1 1/2 billion dollars held

B-29 backlog of 1 1/2 billion dollars held
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: December 30, 1944
This article from the Wichita Eagle details the huge demands placed on the Boeing Aircraft Company by the War Department which needed more B-29s for the U.S. air effort in World War II. Totaling over $1,150,000,000.00 in new orders, the War Department's requirements led Boeing employees to work around the clock to produce the requisite number of aircraft.


B-29 is city's big contribution to the war effort

B-29 is city's big contribution to the war effort
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: June 15, 1944
This article from the Wichita Eagle details the features of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. The B-29, the most powerful U.S. bomber during World War II, put Wichita on the map and provided the city with the tremendous influx of money and people that were required to build the airplane.


B-29 is rated as deceptive in appearance

B-29 is rated as deceptive in appearance
Date: June 16, 1944
This article from the Wichita Eagle details the experience of a Wichita Eagle writer and their flight in a B-29.


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