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USA Aviation Pioneers Signed and Unsigned PERIOD Photographs & Others


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The sampling of our extensive collection of US Army military aviation wings and insignia are located on the US Army Aviation page at:  http://www.snyderstreasures.com/pages/usaviation.htm

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FEATURED ITEMS


Thumbnail (Click to Enlarge) Item Number
Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
IWO-001
USA Rosenthal IWO JIMA flag Raising PERIOD 8 x 10 inc News Release Photograph
This is an 8 x 10 inch WW2 PERIOD news release of the famous flag raising on IWO JIMA.

Here is another view.
$149.99 Available
NASA-001
USA NASA Man on On Moon Photograph

This is a 7.5 x 9.5 inch image mounted on a 11 x 14 mat.

It is dated May 62.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$49.99 Available
NASA-002 USA NASA Man on On Moon Photograph This is a 7.5 x 9.5 inch image mounted on a 11 x 14 mat.

It is dated May 62.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$49.99 Available
 NASA-003 USA post World War Two Double Image of Outer Space Man  This is a 4 inch square image as shown.

The condition is near MINT.
$49.99 Available
  GSPAT-1
USA
post
World War Two
 US Full 50 stamp Sheet of General George S Patton Postage Stamp
This is a MINT 9 x 12 inch sheet as shown. $79.99 Available

USA-00422
USA World War Two Army General George S Patton Jr Congratulates Recently  Awarded General  Period Photograph

This is a period to WW2 news photograph w/o caption.

It measures 8 x 10 inches
.

The condition is near excellent.

$49.99 Available
    GSPAT-1
USA post
World War Two
 US Full 50 Stamp Sheet of General
George S Patton Postage Stamp

This is a MINT 9 x 12 inch sheet as shown.
$79.99 Available

USA-00121
USA World War Two  USAAF Lt General Oscar Westover & USAAF Col Martin F Scanlon with UK FM Bernard Montgomery on Mitchell Field Tarmac  Period Photograph.

This is an 8 x 10 inch period news release w/o caption.

The condition is near excellent.  Here is another view.

Read more:

$49.99 Available

USA-00122
USA World War Two UK GFM Bernard Montgomery Waves Good by on Mitchell Field Tarmac  Period Photograph

This is an 8 x 10 inch period news release w/o caption.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.

$49.99 Available

USA-0012A3
USA World War Two USAAF Col Martin F Scanlon with UK FM Bernard Montgomery on Mitchell Field Tarmac

This is an 8 x 10 inch period news release w/o caption.  
The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.

Read more:  http://www.ozatwar.com/people/scanlon.htm  

$49.99 Available

 USA-00124
USA World War Two USAAF Brig General Martin F Scanlon with USAAF Female Hostess & Others on Mitchell Field Tarmac .Period Photograph

This is an 8 x 10 inch period news release w/o caption.

The condition is near excellent.

Read more:  http://www.ozatwar.com/people/scanlon.htm.

$49.99 Available

USA-00125
USA World War ONE 91st Aero Squadron Fighter Pilots IDed Group Period Photograph.

They are identified as Creech, Shomaker, France, Gracia, Johnson, Snoke & Ralston.

There is a center bend as shown.

The condition is near good plus overall.

Read more:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/27805120/WWI-91st-Aero-Squadron-History.

 

$89.99 Available

USA-00126
USA World War ONE 91st Squadron Fighter Pilots Group  Period Photograph with Unit Insignia, Aircraft and US Flag

This is a period 5 x 9 inch photograph of this Unit.

The condition is near good  plus..

Read more:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/27805120/WWI-91st-Aero-Squadron-History 

$149.99 Available

USA-00127
USA World War ONE US Army ALL RGT Officers IDed 8 x 9.5 inch Group Period Photograph

This is an IDed 8 x 9.5 inch Group Period Photograph. 

 Some named are Col Waltz, Lt Col Howard, Majors Burkhardt, Murphy & Ely, Capts Wilson, Howard & Gohn, A E Williams, Graham Schaeffer, Miller & others.

The condition is near good plus.

$79.99 Available

USA-00128
pre World War Two USA  USMA West Point Cadet Group

This is a  pre World War Two photograph of a USA  USMA West Point Cadet Group.  On the reverse is a dress review on the West Point field.

It measures 7 x 9-1/2 inches.

Here is another view.

The condition is near excellent.
 

$89.99 Available

USA-00129
pre World War Two Air Corps Commander Major General Mason Matthews Patrick in Civilian Clothes with a Group of Italian Aviators, etc. Period Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

$89.99 Available

USA-00123
pre World War Two Army Air Corps Commander Major General Oscar M Westover USMA 1906  Period Photograph Quill Pen Signed & Dedicated Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph as shown.

The condition is near excellent. It is quill pen signed & dedicated.

Westover died, aged 55, in a plane crash on September 21, 1938. The Northrop A-17 AS high-speed staff transport he was piloting, AC serial 36-349, crashed in a crosswind short of the runway at Lockheed Aircraft's air field in Burbank, California, now known as Bob Hope Airport. The single-engine attack design crashed into a house at 1007 Scott Road in Burbank. No one on the ground was killed, but his mechanic S/Sgt Samuel Hymens also died.[1]Westover was succeeded by the Assistant Chief of Air Corps, Brig. Gen. Henry H. Arnold on September 29.

Read more:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Westover.

$189.99 Available
 

USA-00130
pre World War Two Army Air Corps Commander Lt Colonel Oscar M Westover USMA 1906  Period Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Westover died, aged 55, in a plane crash on September 21, 1938. The Northrop A-17 AS high-speed staff transport he was piloting, AC serial 36-349, crashed in a crosswind short of the runway at Lockheed Aircraft's air field in Burbank, California, now known as Bob Hope Airport. The single-engined attack design crashed into a house at 1007 Scott Road in Burbank. No one on the ground was killed, but his mechanic S/Sgt Samuel Hymens also died.[1]Westover was succeeded by the Assistant Chief of Air Corps, Brig. Gen. Henry H. Arnold on September 29.

Read more:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Westover.

$89.99 Available

USA-00131
pre World War Two Army  Air Corps Commander Major General Benjamin D. Foulois  Period Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Benjamin Delahauf Foulois (December 9, 1879 - April 25, 1967), was a United States Army general who learned to fly the first military planes purchased from the Wright Brothers. He became the first military aviator as an airship pilot, and achieved numerous other military aviation "firsts". He led strategic development of the Air Force in the United States.

Read more: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Foulois 

$99.99 Available

USA-00132 pre World War Two Army Air Corps Commander Major General Benjamin D. Foulois Signed 1935 Dated Period Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph as shown.

The condition is near excellent.  Here are other views  1  2  3  4.

Benjamin Delahauf Foulois (December 9, 1879 - April 25, 1967), was a United States Army general who learned to fly the first military planes purchased from the Wright Brothers. He became the first military aviator as an airship pilot, and achieved numerous other military aviation "firsts". He led strategic development of the Air Force in the United States.

Read more: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Foulois 

$349.99 Available

USA-00133
pre World War Two Army Air Corps Commander Brig General Henry H. Arnold USMA 1907 Period Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold
(June 25, 1886 – January 15, 1950) was an American general officer holding the grades of General of the Army and later General of the Air Force. Arnold was an aviation pioneer, Chief of the Air Corps (1938–1941), Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He was the only Air Force general to hold five-star rank, and the only person to hold a five-star rank in two different U.S. military services.
[1]  He was instructed in flying by the Wright Brothers.  Arnold was one of the first military pilots worldwide, and the second rated pilot in the history of the United States Air Force. He overcame a fear of flying that resulted from his experiences with early flight, oversaw the expansion of the Air Service during World War I, and became a protégé of Gen. Billy Mitchell, all of which at times nearly ended his aeronautical career.

Read more: 
:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_H._Arnold.

$89.99 Available

USA-00134
World War Two USAAF Commander FOUR STAR General Henry H. Arnold USMA 1907 Period Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold (June 25, 1886 – January 15, 1950) was an American general officer holding the grades of General of the Army and later General of the Air Force. Arnold was an aviation pioneer, Chief of the Air Corps (1938–1941), Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, the only Air Force general to hold five-star rank, and the only person to hold a five-star rank in two different U.S. military services.[1]

He was instructed in flying by the Wright Brothers, Arnold was one of the first military pilots worldwide, and the second rated pilot in the history of the United States Air Force. He overcame a fear of flying that resulted from his experiences with early flight, oversaw the expansion of the Air Service during World War I, and became a protégé of Gen. Billy Mitchell, all of which at times nearly ended his aeronautical career.

 Read more:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_H._Arnold 

$149.99 Available

USA-00135
World War Two USAAF Commander  Barton Kyle Yount USMA 1907 Signed Period Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph as shown.

The condition is near good with several holes as shown

Here is another view.

 Barton Kyle Yount was born at Troy, Ohio, January 18, 1884. He was a student at Ohio State University, 1902-03, and graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1907. He married Mildred Almy Parker, September 29, 1914.

  Yount was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in June 1907, and advanced through the grades to Brigadier General in 1936. He served as Assistant Chief of the Army Air Corps, Washington, DC. He was promoted to Major General, October 1, 1940, Lieutenant General, 1943.

General Yount commanded the Southeast Air District, Tampa, Florida, November 1940-July 1941. He then commanded West Coast Air Corps Training Center, Moffett Field, California, July 1941-January 1942. The General served as Commanding General, Army Air Forces Flying Training Command, Fort Worth, Texas, March 1942-July 1943, and then as Commanding General, Army Air Forces Training Command, July 1943.

The General retired with the rank of Lieutenant General, June 30, 1946, and then worked as President of the American Institute for Foreign Trade, Phoenix, Arizona, since July 1, 1946.

During his military career General Yount received the following medals and decorations: Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Air Medal, Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Officer of Legion of Honor (France), Officer, Order of Crown of Italy, Grand Officer of Orange-Nassau (swords), Netherlands, Grand Officer, National Order of Southern Cross (Brazil), Order of Merit, 1st Class (Mexico), Cloud Banner Decoration (China).

General Yount lived in Arizona until his death there on July 11, 1949.  He was buried with full military honors in Section 30 (Grave 1047-RH) of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Mildred Almy Parker Yount (1891-1986) is buried with him.

Read more:  http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=13404 

$299.99 Available

USA-00136
pre World War Two Army Chief of Air Service Commander Brig General Mason Mathews Patrick USMA 1886 Period Signed & Dedicated Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph as shown in near excellent condition.

Here is another view.

In October 1921, he was appointed Chief of the Air Service.[1] Under his direction the Air Service established experimental facilities at Wright Field, Ohio, and a large training facility at San Antonio, Texas. It was also here that he learned how to fly for the very first time in his life, receiving the rating of Junior Airplane Pilot. In 1925, he sat on the court martial of his former assistant, Colonel William Mitchell. As a result of urging by Mitchell and Patrick, among others, the Air Service was reorganized as the Air Corps in July 1926, receiving an additional degree of autonomy under an Assistant Secretary of War.

He was reappointed Chief of the Air Service in October 1925 and retired from the Army in December 1927. The following year he published "The U.S. In the Air". From 1929 to 1933 he was Public Utilities Commissioner for the District of Columbia.

He died in Washington, D.C. on January 29, 1942 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on January 31, 1942.

$349.99 Available

USA-00137
pre World War Two Army Air Corps Brig General Aviator Period  Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

 

$89.99 Available

USA-001377
World War Two Army Air Corps Lt General Aviator Period  Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

$89.99 Available

USA-00138 World War Two Army Air Force USAAF Commander Lt General Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr. USMA 1904 Period Signed & Dedicated Photograph

This is a 8 x 10 inch period portrait photograph.

The condition is near excellent condition.  Here are other views  1  2.

Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr., born in Charleston, South Carolina on October 27, 1882, and was admitted as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, from that state, on 19 June 1900. His military career spanned the first half of the 20th Century. He was a veteran of the 1904 Philippine insurrection, World War I, and an outstanding field commander of World War II. He commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific (Hawaiian Department) during the height of World War II in 1943 until his retirement in 1946. During that time he was also the military governor of Hawaii (which was at that time still a US Territory) and Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces in the Pacific Ocean Areas.

Commissioned from the United States Military Academy in 1904, Richardson also attended the University of Grenoble, France, as well as the Army War College. During World War I he was a liaison officer in the American Expeditionary Force. Afterward he was a military attaché with the U.S. Embassy in Rome. He was the author of "West Point-An Intimate Picture of the National Military Academy".

Prior to World War II, Richardson commanded the 1st Cavalry Division from 1940-1941. He then directed the War Department Bureau of Public Relations before becoming Commanding General of the VII Corps in Alabama, moving it to setup the defense of California immediately following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In 1943 he was made Commanding General of the Hawaiian Department, Military Governor of Hawaii, and all Army personnel in the Pacific Ocean and Mid-Pacific Areas. As Commander of all Pacific Army personnel, he had administrative or what is called UCMJ authority of all Army units, while tactical or what is called today operational Joint control fell to Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. He was responsible for all Army disciplinary, training, and tactical unit preparations. He was the first senior Army general officer to ever serve as Joint forces subordinate commander under a non-Army flag officer, Fleet Admiral Nimitz.

$199.99 Available

USA-00139 World War Two Army Air Force USAAF Commander Lt General Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr. USMA 1904 Period Signed & Dedicated Photograph

This is a 8 x 10 inch period portrait photograph.

The condition is near excellent condition.  Here is another view.

 

Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr., born in Charleston, South Carolina on October 27, 1882, and was admitted as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, from that state, on 19 June 1900. His military career spanned the first half of the 20th Century. He was a veteran of the 1904 Philippine insurrection, World War I, and an outstanding field commander of World War II. He commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific (Hawaiian Department) during the height of World War II in 1943 until his retirement in 1946. During that time he was also the military governor of Hawaii (which was at that time still a US Territory) and Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces in the Pacific Ocean Areas.

Commissioned from the United States Military Academy in 1904, Richardson also attended the University of Grenoble, France, as well as the Army War College. During World War I he was a liaison officer in the American Expeditionary Force. Afterward he was a military attaché with the U.S. Embassy in Rome. He was the author of "West Point-An Intimate Picture of the National Military Academy".

Prior to World War II, Richardson commanded the 1st Cavalry Division from 1940-1941. He then directed the War Department Bureau of Public Relations before becoming Commanding General of the VII Corps in Alabama, moving it to setup the defense of California immediately following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In 1943 he was made Commanding General of the Hawaiian Department, Military Governor of Hawaii, and all Army personnel in the Pacific Ocean and Mid-Pacific Areas. As Commander of all Pacific Army personnel, he had administrative or what is called UCMJ authority of all Army units, while tactical or what is called today operational Joint control fell to Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. He was responsible for all Army disciplinary, training, and tactical unit preparations. He was the first senior Army general officer to ever serve as Joint forces subordinate commander under a non-Army flag officer, Fleet Admiral Nimitz.

$199.99 Available

USA-00140
World War Two Army Air Force USAAF Commander Lt General Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr. USMA 1904 Period Signed & Dedicated Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph.

The condition is near excellent condition.   Here are other views  1  2  3  4

Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr., born in Charleston, South Carolina on October 27, 1882, and was admitted as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, from that state, on 19 June 1900. His military career spanned the first half of the 20th Century. He was a veteran of the 1904 Philippine insurrection, World War I, and an outstanding field commander of World War II. He commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific (Hawaiian Department) during the height of World War II in 1943 until his retirement in 1946. During that time he was also the military governor of Hawaii (which was at that time still a US Territory) and Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces in the Pacific Ocean Areas.

Commissioned from the United States Military Academy in 1904, Richardson also attended the University of Grenoble, France, as well as the Army War College. During World War I he was a liaison officer in the American Expeditionary Force. Afterward he was a military attaché with the U.S. Embassy in Rome. He was the author of "West Point-An Intimate Picture of the National Military Academy".

Prior to World War II, Richardson commanded the 1st Cavalry Division from 1940-1941. He then directed the War Department Bureau of Public Relations before becoming Commanding General of the VII Corps in Alabama, moving it to setup the defense of California immediately following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In 1943 he was made Commanding General of the Hawaiian Department, Military Governor of Hawaii, and all Army personnel in the Pacific Ocean and Mid-Pacific Areas. As Commander of all Pacific Army personnel, he had administrative or what is called UCMJ authority of all Army units, while tactical or what is called today operational Joint control fell to Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. He was responsible for all Army disciplinary, training, and tactical unit preparations. He was the first senior Army general officer to ever serve as Joint forces subordinate commander under a non-Army flag officer, Fleet Admiral Nimitz.

$199.99 Available

USA-00141
pre World War Two Army Air Corps LT Colonel Early Pioneer Aviator Period  Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph

The condition is near excellent.

 

$89.99 Available

USA-00142
pre World War Two Army Air Corps LT wearing his visor hat  Early Pioneer Aviator Period  Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph

The condition is near excellent.

$89.99 Available

 USA-00143
 pre World War Two Army Air Corps Capt Early Pioneer Aviator Period  Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph

The condition is near excellent.

$89.99 Available

USA-00144
pre World War Two Army Air Corps First LT  Early Pioneer Aviator Wearing his Visor hat  Period  Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph

The condition is near excellent.

$89.99 Available

USA-00145
pre World War Two Army Air Corps FIRST LT Early Pioneer Aviator Period  Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph

The condition is near excellent.

$89.99 Available

USA-00146
pre World War Two Army Air Corps FIRST LT Early Pioneer Aviator Period  Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph

The condition is near excellent.

$89.99 Available

USA-00147
pre World War Two Army Air Corps FIRST LT Early Pioneer Aviator Period  Photograph

This is a 11 x 14 inch period portrait photograph

The condition is near excellent.

 

$89.99 Available

USA-00148
post World War Two 44th Anniversary Bolling Air Field FIRST Commander and All Officers portrait Group Photograph

This is a 10 x 13-1/2 inch photo in a dark walnut wood 13 x 16 inch frame. The officers are assembled in front of their unit flag as shown.

All in near excellent condition..

 

$149.99 Available

USA-00151
USA World War One 17th Artillery Commander Col E R W McGee Signed & dedicated Portrait Photograph

This is as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

  Available

USA-00152
USA Period Framed identified as the 143rd New York Volunteers USA 

This is as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

  Available
USA-001521
 USA
World War Two Combat Photograph LOT Attached to Heavy Cardboard

This is a 14 x 18 inch card of 17 personal photographs belonging to TSGT James A Jakway Miami Fl and WOJG John M Crews Columbia SC

Here is another view.
$49.99 Available
USA-001522
USA
World War Two Combat Photograph LOT Attached to Heavy Cardboard
This is a 14 x 18 inch card of 12 personal photographs belonging to TSGT George A Charles Saluda SC.

 
Here is another view.
$49.99 Available
USA-001523
 USA
World War Two Combat Photograph LOT Attached to Heavy Cardboard
This is a 14 x 18 inch card of 15 personal photographs belonging to T/5 Henry Guy Warsaw NC.

Here is another view.
$49.99 Available
 USA-001524
 USA
 World War Two Combat Photograph LOT Attached to Heavy Cardboard
This is a 14 x 18 inch card of 20 personal photographs belonging to SSGT T E Weaver Hartsville SC.

Here is another view.
$49.99 Available
USA-001525
 USA
 World War Two Combat Photograph LOT Attached to Heavy Cardboard
 This is a 14 x 18 inch card of 6 personal Lepzig bomb damage aerial photographs belonging to B-17 Pilot Capt Bryce Smith Atlanta Georgia Here is another vie $49.99 Available
 USA-001526
 USA
 World War Two Combat Photograph LOT Attached to Heavy Cardboard
This is a 15 x 18 inch card of personal photographs belonging to SSGT Woodrow Jones Raleigh NC 98th Bomb Group and LT George Grill Valdese NC 388th Bomb Grou.

 Here are other views.  1   2
$49.99 Available
USA-001527
 USA
World War Two Combat Photograph LOT Attached to Heavy Cardboard
This is a 14 x 18 inch card of 26 personal photographs belonging to Pvt Brady Abee Camp Butner NC.

Here is another view.
$49.99 Available
 USA-001528
USA
World War Two Combat Photograph LOT Attached to Heavy Cardboard
This is a 15 x 18 inch card of personal photographs belonging to Cpl James Reel Glendale NC, TSGT Erwin Cooper and Sgt Marvin Cooper Simpsonville SC.

Here are other views.  1  2
$49.99 Available
USA-001529
USA
World War Two Combat Photograph LOT Attached to Heavy Cardboard
This is a 10 x 16 inch card of personal photographs belonging to 40th Bomb Wing 305th Bomb Group SGT Francis Chapman Tryon NC.

One off the photos shows a bomb load dropping on the M$-410 Aircraft Plant in Augsburg Germany.

Here is another view.
$69.99 Available