Ordering Flight Test Division Microfilms
This describes how to get personal copies of the Flight Test Division microfilmed memorandum reports.
By way of example, let us assume you are interested in the 2525 (specification and performance) reports on the Keystone (X)LB bombers in the first row of the Roll 1 search results. Notice the first two digits of the Document #, F010001, indicates this is on Roll 1 of the Flight Test Division Microfilms. In order to acquire this particular microfilm reel you need to know the following:
Rolls 1-24 are in Flight Test Division Box 1;
Rolls 25-48 are in Flight Test Division Box 2;
Rolls 49-60 are in Flight Test Division Box 3.
All Flight Test Division microfilm is in NARA Record Group 342 in stack location 190/78/1/6.
For ordering purposes a complete description of this Flight Test Division microfilm Roll 1 is:
RG 342, Loc 190/78/1/6, Flight Test Division, Box 1 Roll 1
One should be able to place orders by visiting
But wait! There is a catch; the NARA has not assigned Microfilm Publication Numbers to any of this series. This rules out ordering online, which leaves ordering by using the Microfilm Order Form, by letter, by telephone, or by FAX. In all cases you must supply the Record Group 342, Location 190/78/1/6, Flight Test Division, Box # and Roll # as indicated above.
Below is an example of how the Microfilm Order Form would be filled out with Record Group and Location information in place of Microfilm Publication Number to order Roll 1 of the Flight Test Division Microfilmed Memorandum Reports, in addition to some others that you decided you must have as you further perused the catalog.