Guide to the Karl Baur Collection, 1911-1963
H060-01

 Finding aid prepared by Thomas J. Allen, PhD, 11 March 2004. First revision by Martha Diehl, MSLIS, 11 October 2016.

Collection Overview

Repository
Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Collection.
Creator - Creator
Baur, Karl, Mr., 1911-1963, Test pilot
Title
Karl Baur Papers
ID
H060-01
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1931-1946
Date [inclusive]
1921-1982
Extent
15.5 Linear feet (One record center box (12 x 15 x 10), three document boxes (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 5), one non-standard box (18 x 12 x 3), one non-standard box (25 x 19 x 1.5), two phonograph boxes (13.25 x 6 x 13.25), one negative storage box (5.5 x 12 x 4.5), two non-standard boxes (9 x 11.5 x 3), two non-standard boxes (31.5 x 23.5 x 5.5), three memorabilia boxes (12.5 x 19 x 2).
Language of Materials
Collection is in English, French, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, and German.
Abstract
Karl Baur is most known for having been the chief test pilot for the Messerschmitt Company, in Germany in the late 1930s until the end of the Second World War. He test piloted such famous aircraft as the Me-109, the Me-262 jet fighter, and the Me-163 rocket plane. After a brief stay in United States in the later part of 1945, Baur returned to Germany. In 1954 Baur accepted a position as an engineer at the Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation in Dallas, Texas, where he worked until his death in 1963.

Citation

Karl Baur Papers, Document name or type, Folder number, Box number, Series number, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Collection. 11 March 2004

800 West Campbell Road, MC33
Richardson, TX, 75080-3021
972-883-2570
[email protected]

Revision Description

 The first revision was a conversion to HTML Format. The collection was rearranged and reprocessed. The finding aid has been updated. 11 October 2016

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Provenance Statement

The Karl Baur Papers were purchased by the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, from Isolde Baur, widow of Karl Baur on July 14, 2001.

Note to the Researcher

Images were placed in polypropylene sleeves. Oversized photos were separated by acid-free paper and placed in non-standard size boxes. Maps were placed in acid-free folders in flat files. Phonograph records were placed in acid-free envelopes. Clothing was placed in appropriately sized boxes with tissue. Three dimensional objects were tagged and placed in archival boxes.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Baur, Karl, Mr., 1911-1963, Test pilot

Subject(s)

  • History of Aviation Collection

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Biographical Sketch

Karl Baur was born November 13, 1911 in Württemberg, Germany. In 1927 he attended a summer camp for young boys interested in aviation, and it was here that Baur developed his desire to fly. He became involved in the world of glider flying during the 1930s. With the F1 Fledermaus glider he completed the necessary distance, height, and acrobatic flying requirements to earn an International Silver C Badge in 1934. (Only 19 of these were awarded that year. Baur was one of 15 Germans who received the badge.) Baur also worked with powered aircraft and earned a private pilot license in 1931.

In 1935 Baur accepted an opportunity to go to Japan and served as instructor at a Japanese glider school. He also did some acrobatic flying at various points around Japan. Upon his return to Germany in 1936, Baur completed his degree in engineering from Technische Hochschule Stuttgart. He was employed by the German Aviation Research Institute testing aircraft designs and instructing German pilots.

Baur was called to military duty and attempted to join the Luftwaffe in 1938, but because of problems with his eyesight he could not pass the physical to be certified as a military pilot. He stayed with the German Aviation Research Institute until 1939, when he received an offer to become the chief test pilot for the Messerschmitt Company. At Messerschmitt he test piloted such famous aircraft as the Me-109, the Me-262 jet fighter, and the Me-163 rocket plane. On April 29, 1945 the allies captured the German city of Augsburg, where Baur was working on Messerschmitt aircraft.

Baur and his crew were required by the American Forces to repair the Me-262’s that had been damaged and instruct some American pilots in their operation. Along with other German experts in the field of aeronautics and rocketry, Baur was sent to the United States in fall of 1945. He spent several months in the United States demonstrating the Me-262, providing technical help to American test pilots, and explaining the aeronautic work he had done in Germany. In December 1945 Baur was able to return to Germany and reunite with his family.

Baur worked several odd jobs after the war including serving an interpreter to the commander of an American Army Air Force Base in Germany, and as a sales representative for a company that manufactured car batteries. Baur accepted a job as an engineer at the Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation in Dallas, Texas in August 1954. Baur worked for Chance Vought until his death on October 12, 1963. His widow, Isolde Baur lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area until her death on June 5, 2006.

Source
 Baur, Isolde. A Pilot’s Pilot: Karl Baur, Chief Test Pilot for Messerschmitt. J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc., Canada, 2000.
Source
 Karl Baur Papers, Deutschlandflug Certificate, Box 1, Folder 2, Series I., Subseries 1, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Source
 Karl Baur Papers, U.S. Army Intelligence Background Check, Box 1, Folder 10, Series I., Subseries 1, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Source
 Karl Baur Papers, Sport-Lizenz Licence Sportive, Box 1, Folder 13, Series I., Subseries 1, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Source
 Karl Baur Papers, Diary of Japan Trip, Box 2, Folder 7, Series II., Subseries 3, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Source
 Karl Baur Papers, Diploma, Box 1, Folder 1, Series I., Subseries 1, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, military records, identification cards, photographs, maps, and three dimensional materials that were either created and/or collected by Karl Baur during his life, and career at Messerschmitt. The Karl Baur Papers are housed in sixteen boxes of various sizes, totalling 15.5 linear ft.

The collection arrived in good condition and was well organized. The collection was reprocessed to conform with the new content management system. The archivist identified six series, with the first series being the Personal Life Series which is further organized into four subseries: 1. Personal Documentation, 2. United States Intelligence Background, 3. Identification Documents, 4. Arrival in the United States.

Subseries 1. consists of Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, certificates from German glider schools, blueprints and engineering calculations for creation of D-Fledermaus, medical certification for a pilot's license, and university notebooks from classes in aerodynamics, thermodynamics, mathematics, and jet engines.

Subseries 2. contains letter requesting Karl Baur's background check information, copies of the background checks done by U.S. Army Intelligence during 1953-55, and the Chief of Naval Intelligence 1946-1948, correspondence between Baur and various military personnel regarding per diem payment 1945-1946, per diem expense filings, travel orders as per Operation Paperclip, physical, and personnel records.

Subseries 3. includes of certificates from glider school, pilot licenses from German flying clubs, letter, telegram, and certificate related to awarding of German Crosses 1st and 2nd class, identification documents from Germany, including Deutsches Reich, the United States, and school-related grade reports.

Subseries 4. comprises a D-Fledermaus barogram, calendar with notes, papers related to immigration and early stay in the United States.

The second series is the Pre-World War II Employment Series, which is organized in three subseries: 1. Log Books, 2. Notebook, and 3. Japan Trip.

Subseries 1. consists of five pilot log books, some of which cover Baur’s test flights for the Messerschmitt Company during World War II.

Subseries 2. includes a hand-written notebook on test flights.

Subseries 3. is made up of newspaper clippings, schedule, and diary of his Japan trip.

The third series is the Messerschmitt Series organized in four subseries: 1. Newspaper Clippings, 2. Maps, 3. World War II Plane Photographs, and 4. Directories.

Subseries 1. consists of clippings describing glider developments, competitions, air shows participated in or seen by Baur.

Subseries 2. contains flight maps of Germany, West Europe, Le Havre, and Ostasien/East Asia.

Subseries 3. consists of cigarette card photo prints of Messerschmitt aircraft, and personnel in North Africa operating and maintaining aircraft.

Subseries 4. contains directories Jahrbuch der Luftfahrt 1952-1953 and receipt for bill of sale, Taschenbuch für die Luftfahrt-Press 1961 with business card of Peter Raabe, as well as Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Code General Sportif Ausgabe 1950.

The fourth series is the Publications Series organized in four subseries: 1. Personal Photographs, 2. Japan Photos, 3. Messerschmitt Flight Reports, and 4. Watson's Whizzers.

Subseries 1. consists of personal photographs from flying club events, air shows, Fledermaus, Klemm 25, Hanna Reitsch, group photo, and engineering classroom photo.

Subseries 2. consists of photos from the 1935 trip, Mt. Asama, students in Japan, Japanese Embassy in Berlin.

Subseries 3. contains photos from his time with Messerschmitt picturing planes (ME 109, ME 109D, ME 163A, ME 163B, ME 210 V1, ME 261,ME 261 V, ME 261 V3, ME 262, ME 262 B2A, ME 262 V, ME 264 VI, ME 309, and ME 321), people (Karl Baur, Willy Messerschmitt, Hermann Graf, Fritz Wendel, Adolf Galland, Lukas Schmid, Hanna Reistch, Alexander Lippisch, Heini Dittmar, Hermann Göring, Hans-Joachim Marseille, and Tesch), photocopies of blue print drawings for Bf 109, ME 163, ME 264, ME 309. Flight reports are included for sheet metals testing, alterations in configuration of aircraft, and testflights.

Subseries 4. photos of Watson's Whizzers who were brought to the U.S. by Air Technical Intelligence Colonel Harold E. Watson to be debriefed on the Luftwaffe's capabilities and plans. Includes: Karl Baur, other World War II Pilots, Harold E. Watson. Drawing of Baur while a POW at Chateau du Grand Chemay (and of the Chateau), and aerial photo of Wright Field in Ohio, circa 1945 from a magazine.

The fifth series is the Music series consisting of 78 RPM shellac records made by popular recording artists of the 1930s through the 1950s, including Lucien Boyer, Mirita Casamiro, Jean Vaissade, Lys Gauty, Michay Jary, Eva Busch, W. Kleine, Rosita Serrano, Willy Berking, Xavier Cugat, Emile Carrara, King Cole Trio, Bill Gale, Morton Downey, Georges Boulanger, Mitch Miller, Deprince, Zuidzee Trio, and Mandarin and Japanese artists.

The sixth series the Memorabilia series consisting of: three Messerschmitt models meant to be part of a desktop display, Deutschlandflug plaques from Breslau in 1935 and Reisa in 1937, city of Gmünd air show plaque. A collection of pins and medallions commemorating various Deutschlandflug events, the 1936 XI. Berlin Olympiade, "Aero-Club Von Deutschland," Wettbewerb-Rhon-Segelflug-1934; two Nazi Maltese Crosses; a slide rule, wristwatches, pocket knife, parachute knife, German military uniform decorations, winter flying jacket, pants, boots, and dress boots.

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Series Description

The Karl Baur Papers are arranged in six series:

Series I. Personal Documentation 0.5 linear ft. (one manuscript box and one folder), 1931-1982.

Arranged in four subseries: 1. Personal Documentation, 2. United States Intelligence Background, 3. Identification Documents, and 4. Arrival in The United States.

Subseries 1. Personal Documentation 0.2 linear ft. (nine folders), 1931-1938.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 2. United States Intelligence Background 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1982.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 3. Identification Documents 0.1 linear ft. (four folders), 1921-1960.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 4. Arrival in The United States 0.1 linear ft. (three folders), 1931-1945.

Arranged by topic.

Series II. Pre-World War II Employment 0.45 linear ft. (eight folders), 1931-1945.

Arranged in three subseries: 1. Log Books, 2. Notebook, and 3. Japan Trip.

Subseries 1. Log Books 0.25 linear ft. (five folders), 1931-1945.

Arranged numerically.

Subseries 2. Notebook 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1940-1941.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 3. Japan Trip 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1935.

Arranged by topic.

Series III. Messerschmitt 9.6 linear ft. (one standard box, seven manuscript folders and two flat-file folders), 1933-1962.

Arranged in four subseries: 1. Newspaper Clippings, 2. Maps, 3. World War II Plane Photos, and 4. Directories.

Subseries 1. Newspaper Clippings 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1933-1969.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 2. Maps 11.2 linear ft. (one non-standard box, one manuscript folder, and two flat-file folders), 1951.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 3. World War II Plane Photos 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1962.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 4. Directories 0.1 linear ft. (three folders), 1950-1961.

Arranged numerically.

Series IV. Publications 2.05 linear ft. (one non-standard box, one manuscript box, and sixteen folders), 1929-1952.

Arranged in four subseries: 1. Personal Photographs, 2. Japan Photos, 3. Messerschmitt Flight Reports, and 4. Watson's Whizzers.

Subseries 1. Personal Photographs 1.6 linear ft. (one non-standard box and one manuscript folder), 1929-1945.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 2. Japan Photos 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1935.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 3. Messerschmitt Flight Reports 0.25 linear ft. (thirteen folders), 1939-1946.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 4. Watson's Whizzers 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1945-1952.

Arranged by topic.

Series V. Music 0.5 linear ft. (one phonograph box and twenty-seven record sleeves), 1930-1955.

Arranged by topic.

Series VI. Memorabilia 13.8 linear ft. (one record center box, one phonograph box, seven non-standard boxes, and three memorabilia boxes), 1934-1945.

Arranged by topic.

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Related Materials

Additional Sources

Further information regarding the Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation can be found in the Vought Aircraft Company Collection (VACC).

Isolde Baur, A pilot's pilot: Karl Baur: chief test pilot for Messerschmitt Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing c2000. HAC TL540.B387 B38 2000

Books and Magazines

Books and magazines were pulled and catalogued to be included into the HAC monograph and magazine stacks.

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Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example : 5KB-1-1-PB1

5 = History of Aviation Archives (HAC)

KB = Karl Baur Papers

1 = Box Number

1 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

B = Black and White

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Personal Life 

Subseries 1. Personal Documentation 

Graduate engineer diploma of Technische Hochschule Stuttgart. 1938 


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Deutschlandflug Certificate. 1935 June 2 


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Plans for D-Fledermaus. Undated   Three-views, charts, notes, and tables.


    Box Folder
Text   1 3

Mathematical Exercise Book. 1934-1936 


    Box Folder
Text   1 4

Medical Certificate for Pilot's License. 1931 July 18 


    Box Folder
Text   1 5

Notebooks, Part I. 1934 


    Box Folder
Text   1 6

Notebooks, Part II. 1934 


    Box Folder
Text   1 7

Notebooks, Part III. 1934 


    Box Folder
Text   1 8

Notebooks, Part IV. 1934 


    Box Folder
Text   1 9

Subseries 2. United States Intelligence Background 

Copy U.S. Army Intelligence Background Check. 1982 


    Box Folder
Text   1 10

Subseries 3. Identification Documents 

Certificates and Awards. 1934-1945 


    Box Folder
Text   1 11

Identification Documents. 1928-1960 


    Box Folder
Text   1 12

Pilot Licenses. 1933-1944 


    Box Folder
Text   1 13

Personal Documents. 1921-1937 


    Box Folder
Text   1 14

Subseries 4. Arrival in The United States 

Documents Relating to Immigation. 1945-1946 


    Box Folder
Text   1 15

Notes on Life and Travel in The U.S. 1945 


    Box Folder
Text   1 16

Fledermaus Barogram. 1931 April 4 


    Box Folder
Text   1 17

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Series II. Pre-World War II Employment 

Subseries 1. Log Books 

Logbook No. 1. 1931-1934 


    Box Folder
Text   2 1

Logbook No. 2. 1934-1937 


    Box Folder
Text   2 2

Logbook No. 5. 1940-1943 


    Box Folder
Text   2 3

Logbook No. 6. 1943-1944 


    Box Folder
Text   2 4

Logbook No. 7. 1944-1945 


    Box Folder
Text   2 5

Subseries 2. Notebook 

Handwritten Notebook. 1940-1941 


    Box Folder
Text   2 6

Subseries 3. Japan Trip 

Diary of Japan Trip. 1935 


    Box Folder
Text   2 7

Japan Trip Schedule. 1935 


    Box Folder
Text   2 8

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Series III. Messerschmitt 

Subseries 1. Newspaper Clippings 

Newspaper Clippings, Folder I. 1933-1969 


    Box Folder
Text   2 9

Newspaper Clippings, Folder II. 1935-1936 


    Box Folder
Text   2 10

Subseries 2. Maps 

Flight Map, Germany. 1951 


    Box Folder
Text   2 11

Baden-Württemberg-Hohenzollern. Undated 


    Box Folder
Maps   16 1

West Europe, Le Havre. Undated 


    Flat-file Drawer Folder
Maps   2 26 18

Ostasien. Undated 


    Flat-file Drawer Folder
Maps   3 32 21

Subseries 3. World War II Plane Photographs 

Photo Prints. 1962   5KB-2-12-PC1 through 5KB-2-12-PC40


    Box Folder
Text   2 12

Subseries 4. Directories 

Directories, No. 1. 1952-1953   Receipt for purchase of directory included.


    Box Folder
Text   3 1

Directories, No. 2. 1961   Business card of Peter Raabe included.


    Box Folder
Text   3 2

Directories, No. 3. 1950 


    Box Folder
Text   3 3

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Series IV. Publications 

Subseries 1. Personal Photographs 

Personal Photographs No. 1. 1929-1934   Image number 5KB-3-4-PB1 through 5KB-3-4-PB31.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   3 4

Personal Photographs No. 2. Undated   5KB-15-2-PB1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   15 2

Subseries 2. Japan Photos 

Japan Photographs. 1935   Image number 5KB-3-5-PB1 through 5KB-3-5-PB12.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   3 5

Subseries 3. Messerschmitt Flight Reports 

Messerschmitt Photographs, Part I. 1940-1944   Image number 5KB-3-6-PB1 through 5KB-3-6-PB61.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   3 6

Messerschmitt Photographs, Part II. 1942-1943   5KB-15-1-PB1 through 5KB-15-1-PB11.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   15 1

Messerschmitt Drawings. 1939 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   3 7

Messerschmitt Aircraft Reports. 1940-1943 


    Box Folder
Text   3 8

Messerschmitt Me 109 Flight Reports. 1936-1944 


    Box Folder
Text   3 9

Me 321/323 Flight Reports. 1941-1942 


    Box Folder
Text   3 10

Me 264 Flight Reports. 1942-1944 


    Box Folder
Text   3 11

Me 262 Reports. 1941-1946 


    Box Folder
Text   3 12

Me 262 Flight Reports. 1941-1946 


    Box Folder
Text   3 13

Me 210 Flight Reports. 1941-1943 


    Box Folder
Text   3 14

Me 261 Reports. 1941-1943 


    Box Folder
Text   3 15

Me163 Reports. 1942-1946 


    Box Folder
Text   3 16

Me 110 Reports. 1940-1943 


    Box Folder
Text   3 17

Me 109/209 Reports. 1940-1946 


    Box Folder
Text   3 18

Subseries 4. Watson's Whizzers 

Watson's Whizzers. 1945-1952 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   3 19

Watson's Whizzers. 1945 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   3 20

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Series V. Music 

Lucien Boyer. 1930   Side A: Dans la fumée, Side B: Parlez-moi d'amour.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 1

Mirita Casamiro e Coro, Estevam Amarante. 1937   Side A: Cancão da Papoila, do filme "Maria Papoila," Side B: Fado do Zé Ninquem, do filme "Maria Papola."


    Box Folder
Audio   4 2

Jean Vaissade. Undated   Side A: Un Morceau de Camembert, Side B: LaValse de Toujours.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 3

Lys Gauty. 1941   Side A: La Valse de Toujours, Side B: Ce Jour La.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 4

Michael Jary. 1940   Side A: Zwillinge, Side B: Waage.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 5

Michael Jary. 1940   Side A: Wolgawellen, Side B: Hexentanz.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 6

Eva Busch. 1941   Side A: Tango Marina, Side B: Was ein Zigeuner fühlt.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 7

Eva Busch. 1941   Side A: Das Spiel ist aus. Der Vorhang fällt., Side B: Die Männer schon die Liebe Wert.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 8

W. Kleine. 1939   Side A: Peterle, Side B: Märchen und Liebe.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 9

Rosita Serrano. 1938   Side A: Roter Mohn, Side B: Und die Musik spielt dazu.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 10

Rosita Serrano. 1938   Side A: Mein Herz sehnt sich nach Liebe, Side B: Der kleine Liebesvogel.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 11

Willy Berking. 1940   Side A: Wunderbar, wunderbar, wie du heute tanzt!, Side B: Ich hör' so gern Musik.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 12

Xavier Cugat. Undated   Side A: Yo Ta Namora, Side B: Anna Boroco Tinde.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 13

Edith Piaf. 1941   Side A: J'ai Dansé avec l'Amour, Side B: C'était un Jour de Fête.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 14

Emile Carrara & Son Ensemble. 1940   Side A: Notre Valse A Nous, Side B: La Chanson de Nina.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 15

Edith Piaf. 1939   Side A: Je n'en connais pas la fin, Side B: C'est Lui Que Mon Cœur A Choisi.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 16

The King Cole Trio. 1947   Side A: Kee-Mo Ky-Mo (The Magic Song), Side B: Rex Rhumba.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 17

Bill Gale and his Globe Trotters. 1946   Side A: County Fair Polka, Side B: Gettin' Hep.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 18

Morton Downey. 1940   Side A: My Wild Irish Rose, Side B: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 19

Georges Boulanger. Undated   Side A: Alles dunkel, Side B: Avant de mourir.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 20

Mitch Miller. 1955   Side A: The Yellow Rose of Texas, Side B: Blackberry Winter.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 21

Mandarin. Undated   Side A: Male solo with orchestra, Side B: Male solo with orchestra.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 22

Japanese. 1935 June 12   Side A: Donna Mariquila, Side B: Chisai Kisatan.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 23

Japanese. 1935 June 12   Side A: Osaka, Japan, Anone! Nani Ka?, Side B: Japanese.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 24

Japanese. 1935 June 12   Side A: Tokyo Ondo, Side B: Osaka, 6.12.35, Tokyo Ondo.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 25

L'Accordeoniste Deprince et son Orchestre. Circa 1941   Side A: Marie, Marie, Marie, Side B: Un Simple Cœur.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 26

Zuidzee Trio. 1943   Side A: Ek Zul You Krij, Side B: Ouwe Taaie.


    Box Folder
Audio   4 27

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Series VI. Memorabilia 

Model Airplane 1. Undated   Aluminum/Stainless Steel Messerschmitt Me 110 with wooden base.


    Box Object
Realia   5 1

Model Airplane 2. Undated   Messerschmitt ME 262 V3 prototype, PC+UC call sign on wooden base.


    Box Object
Realia   6 1

Model Airplane 3. Undated   Messerschmitt Me 109, call letters KB+1B and numbers51841 on tail, wooden base has a brass plaque reading, "In appreciation Karl Baur TAHS."


    Box Object
Realia   7 1

Plaque 1. Circa 1934   Plaque with red paint, and unicorn, for acrobatic flying program over the City of Gmünd; reads "Für Kunstflug Über Gmünd."


    Box Object
Realia   8 1

Slide Rule. Undated   White slide rule in carrying case; interior of case has "Baur, Marieluise" printed in ink.


    Box Object
Realia   8 2

Medal 1. Undated   Silver Nazi Maltese Iron Cross pin in square black velvet and white satin-lined box with silver Maltese Cross on top; lid of box indicates manufacture by Deschler & Sohn of Munich.


    Box Object
Realia   9 1

Medallion 1. Undated   Bronze and blue enamel. White plane and blue clouds membership tag from Klippeneck.


    Box Object
Realia   9 2

Assortment of Small Pins 1. Undated   Five lapel stick pins, straight and curved pins. One curved, bronze colored with K in blue star center; one curved silver and black F; one curved silver-colored with white bird on a blue field, letters WLV; one straight gold-colored with blue lions and red star; one straight pin with blue circle has dates 1950, 1980, and letters SCS.


    Box Object
Realia   9 3

Winged Tie Tack. Undated   Silver-colored winged Tie Tack with blue NAA logo, on card from L.G. Balfour Co., Attleboro, MA.


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German Military Uniform Decoration. Undated   Round bronze colored uniform decoration with red, white, and black enamel airplane over eagle, reads, "Deutsche Luft fahrt."


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Assortment of Small Pins 2. Undated   Gold-colored tie tack or lapel pin of two red, white, and blue American Flags with 76 between, and Chance Vaught Commemorative Pin reads "Ten Years."


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Plaque 2. 1937   Obverse: Relief of a male statue holding an arrow. Reads "Das leben das sich aufwärts reckt, wird Eisenfesseln sprengen und über tausendfache Not, sieghaft zur Höhe drängen. Riesa - Deutschlandflug 1937;" Reverse: stamped with Lauchhammer seal.


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Plaque 3. 1935   1935 Cross Country Derby wooden plaque with silver-colored medallion attached from the city of Breslau; reads, "Fliegerorts Gr. Breslau DES D.L.V.; Deutschlandflug 1935 Zwangslandeplatz Breslau; medallion shows planes above Breslau's city hall, swastika at top center.


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Medallion 2. 1937   Relief Bronze Istus/Ikarus Medallion, reads "ISTVS MCMXXXVII on obverse, and reverse reads, "Sehnsucht zu fliegen erhebt den Blick des vergleichenden Menschen Ikarus folget dem Zug schwebender Voegel: Er plant."


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Medallion 3. 1935   Bronze 1935 German Cross-Country Derby medallion from Klemm GMBH, reads, Deutschland Flug 1935 Leichtflugzeugbau, Klemm, GMBH."


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Assortment of Small Pins 3. Undated   One boxed red and gold tie tack/lapel pin, and one blue lapel pin with plane and letters TSA.


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Assortment of Small Pins 4. Undated   Four round pins (one blue TSA, one red and silver with fists clutching chisels) three winged pins, two stick pins (in green, white, and gold box).


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Parachute Knife. Undated   Brown wood inlay, and steel parachute knife.


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Large Pin 1. 1934   Blue and black enameled German Cross-Country Derby Pin with three plane and swastika reads, "Deutschlandflug 1934."


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Large Pin 2. 1935   Orange plastic, and aluminum German Cross-Country large pin reads, "Deutschlandflug 1935."


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Large Pin 3. 1936   Mother of Pearl pin with Olympic Rings and three planes pin commemorates Cross-Country Rally to Olympiad in Berlin - "Sternflug-Berlin Olympiade 1936."


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Large Pin 4. 1936   White enameled 1936 XI. Olympiade Berlin pin of Brandenburg Gate with Olympic Rings.


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Medallion 4. 1934   German Cross-Country medallion reads "Deutschlandflug 1934," with felt lined box.


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Paperweight. 1935   Orange, clear plastic, German Cross-country derby with soaring bird, in felt-lined box reads "Deutschland-Flug 1935."


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Medallion 5. 1937   Copper-colored National Socialist Flying Corps Medallion decorated with Ikarus and swastika in satin and velvet-lined box. Front reads Deutschlandflug 1937 NSFK; back reads "Mit unserem Führer im gleichen Schritt und Tritt fliegen wir für unser ewiges Deutschland" facsimilie signature of Friederich Christiansen. Box lid reads "Nationalsozialistisches Flieger-Korps" "Der Korpsführer." Medal manufactured by Gustav Brehmer Markneukirchen.


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Assortment of Large Pins. 1934-1936   Four large pins: "Aero-Club Von Deutschland," gray round with wing and swastika reads, "Elb Deutschland;" gold with glider and eagle; silver and blue Wettbewerb-Rhon-Segelflug-1934; blue and white square glider with cloud reads, "Rhon 1936".


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Large Pin 5. 1937   Blue enamel and silver German NSFK Cross-Country Derby pin; "Deustchlandflug 1937 NSFK."


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Medal 2. 1939   Gold-colored Maltese Cross with Swastika on obverse center, and 1939 in center on reverse, in a round felt-lined box.


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Medallion 6. 1911-1936   "Jubiläums Sternflug Zum Cannstatter Wasen 1911-1936" (25th anniversdary of first flight at Cannstatter Wassen in Stuttgart); reverse of medallion reads, "Der Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Stuttgart; Ortsgruppe Stuttgart des D L V in felt-lined box. Case reverse has sticker from Mayer & Wilhelm Stuttgart-W Rotebuhlstr.119b


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Silver Cigarette Case 1. Undated   Silver cigarette case with initials. On front, initials L.S., on reverse H.G.


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Silver Cigarette Case 2. Undated   Silver cigarette case with airplane engine on front.


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Universal pocket knife with case. Undated   Brown plastic and steel multi-purpose pocket knife with black and brown leather zippered carrying case.


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Junghans manufacture Stopwatch. Undated   30 second stopwatch, silver colored metal case.


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1936 International Cross-Country Rally Medal. 1936    Bronze colored "XI. Olympiade Berlin 1936," obverse with bell, eagle, and olympic rings; reverse with eagle in flight, inscribed "Internationaler Sternflug."


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Karl Baur's Messerschmitt Identification Badge in metal holder. 1940-1945   Front of badge has photo with signature below; orange card on back has name, creation and expiration dates, as well as name and level of security clearance.


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Gala Military Antimagnetic Wristwatch. Undated   Swiss made Gala antimagnetic wristwatch with gray leather strap.


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Deutschlandflug 1934 wristwatch manufactured by DuBois et fils. 1934   Gold colored wristwatch with brown leather strap. Face has miniature dial for minute timing. Inscription around dial reads, " des D.L.V. Ehrenpreis der Voltohm A.B. Zum Wettbewerb Deutschlandflug 1934."


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Junkers Air speed and altitude diagram indicator. Undated   Plastic with silver colored graph, air speed and altitude diagram indicator.


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Dreieckrechner 2 Navigation Calculator. Undated   Black and white navigation calculator with K. Baur written on white dial.


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Aviator Pants. Undated   One pair brown twill aviator pants.


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Dress boots. Undated   Black all-leather knee-high dress uniform boots.


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Winter boots. Undated   Black suede, sheep-skin lined knee-high winter boots.


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Phonograph. Undated   Black portable phonograph/turntable with handle to play 78 rpm lps phonograph records.


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