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U.S. Navy Aircraft and Engine Information

 
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rfinnerty



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 07:18    Post subject: U.S. Navy Aircraft and Engine Information Reply with quote

I recently discovered a document on Fold3.com, Secret and Confidential Correspondence of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, 1919-1927. This is generally a geneology site, but this document , in its' aviation section contains a wealth of in formation on 1920's aircraft and engine development. I have been able to account for 252 of a total of 264 Wright T-2, T-3, T-3A, and T-3B engines, 206 by BuNo. 289 Packard engines are also detailed, among others.

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kmccutcheon



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 08:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does one locate that document on the Fold3.com site?
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rfinnerty



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kimble,

I found the document while doing internet searching for specific engines. That document is a "premium" document on their site, so it is not free. There is a local Family History Center (in the Mormon church) near me so I went in to look and printed copies of pages of interest. They operate the fold3 site. I am debating about shelling out $79 for a years subscription. There were more than 1000 pages in the aviation section of the book.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 17:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

rfinnerty wrote:
... local Family History Center ...


What a strange place for aviation history documents.
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wallan



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 04:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Years ago, Pete Bowers mentioned working with someone called Szekely, (at Boeing?) who was the nephew of the aircraft/engine Szekely guy. Up came the name of Phil Michmerhuizen, in Holland, Michigan, and that the local public library had some archives about Szekely. I wrote to them, asking what they had, and they photocopied all they had and sent it to me in Scotland, without charge.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 06:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently, other portions of the document contain information on promotions, duty stations, etc, that are more in line with their type of information.

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