Guide to the William E. Cooper Papers, 1921-2008
H022-08

 Finding aid prepared by Randall P. Hinshaw

Collection Overview

Repository
Special Collections Department, History of Aviation Collection.
Creator - Collector
Cooper, William E. , Mr.
Title
William E. Cooper Papers
ID
H022-08
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1990-1995
Date [inclusive]
1950-2008
Extent
20.9 Linear feet (Eight manuscript boxes, one memorabilia box (12.5x19x2), one CD box small (5x5x6), one non-standard box (9.75x12.5x3), one non-standard box (15x22x2), one roll storage box (35x5x5), and one item (5x18x5.5).)
Language of Materials
Collection is in English.
Abstract
A native of Wichita, Kansas, William E. Cooper became a “mover and shaker” in the Dallas, Texas, aviation and business communities following WWII. Cooper was particularly interested in the Boeing B-29 Superfortress operation in the Pacific Theater of WWII. His research manuscript provides an analysis of the reason why each B-29 crashed and the fate of each of the crew members. Also, Cooper was actively involved in the Enola Gay controversy in 1994-1995.

Citation

William E. Cooper Papers, Document name or type, Folder number, Box number, Series number, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Special Collections Department, History of Aviation Collection. 20 October 2009

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. 18 December 2014

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 Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Custodial History note

The collection was first donated on behalf of the family of William E. Cooper to the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, Texas, of which Cooper was a co-founder, by Lyn Cooper Abercrombie, on March 26, 2008. Materials were inventoried at the Museum, which retained the significant artifacts in the collection, and archival materials were received by the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Provenance Statement

The William E. Cooper Papers were donated to the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by the Frontiers of Flight Museum on June 16, 2008.

Note to the Researcher

The contents of books and notebooks originally contained in three-ring binders have been placed in folders in their original order in the appropriate series and subseries.

The photograph album and scrapbook were in their original state, these materials were contained in an album/scrapbook in plastic and adhesive sheet protector pages. They have been removed from the album/scrapbook cover and pages and stored in an archival save box. In the instances where photograph caption labels were affixed to album/scrapbook pages, photocopies of the captioned pages were made and are preserved in the collection with the photographs.

All loose photographs were put in polypropylene sleeves.

All staples have been removed and replaced with coated paperclips.

Material Removed List

0.12 linear ft. (one folder) of duplicate photographs, clippings, articles, and two memorabilia (commemorative medals) were removed to be de-accessioned.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Cooper, William E. , Mr.

Subject(s)

  • History of Aviation Collection

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Biographical Sketch

Although not as well known as others who have achieved notoriety and fame in aviation circles, William Edward (Bill) Cooper was, nonetheless, a “mover and shaker” in the Dallas, Texas, and North Texas aviation and business communities from the 1950’s through the turn of the century. Throughout his life aviation interests were interwoven with his business activities until his death, due to congestive heart failure in Dallas on March 6, 2008.

Cooper was born October 16, 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. At the age of 17, he was introduced to aviation as he worked at Beech Aircraft while attending the Municipal University of Wichita (now Wichita State University.) America's entrance into World War II in December 1941 interrupted his studies; and the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in April 1942 inspired Cooper to enlist for pilot training in the U.S. Army Air Corps. His solo flight was in 1943.

First serving as a B-17 bomber pilot, Cooper became a B-29 bomber co-pilot stationed first on Guam with the 501st Group, 315th Bomb Wing, Very Heavy (VH), of the 20th Air Force. Among his military flying experiences were flying the P-38 fighter and C-45 transport, flying transport missions for prisoners of war and other cargo flights, and serving as co-pilot to the Chief Test Pilot of the 315th Bomb Wing (VH). He accumulated about 750 flying hours and earned two Battle Stars by the time he was honorably discharged in May 1946.

In an interesting autobiographical reflection written fifty years later in 1995 during the celebration of the Golden Anniversary of the end of World War II, Cooper wrote, “For myself, had the war not ended on August 15th, I might have been dead by September 1st. Our wing was flying a mission every third day. I would have flown a mission to Japan on the 18th of August. That, or any subsequent mission, could have been my last. The Japanese were desperately using suicide attacks on our planes; and, in addition, just the flight from Guam to Japan and back had a statistical loss rate of about 1% per mission. I am here because of God and Harry Truman.”

Cooper also wrote a historically significant manuscript analyzing the losses of B-29s during World War II, which included documentation of the fates of the crewmembers. Returning to his college studies, Cooper earned a degree in Business Administration in 1948. Employed by a color printing company in Wichita, he was transferred to Dallas, Texas in 1952 where, because his successful efforts were resulting in earnings higher than his manager’s, he received a registered letter in 1958 from the company’s chairman ordering him back to Wichita. Cooper’s response, also sent by registered letter, was “No.”

Cooper became involved in Dallas’ development as a wholesale merchandising center and after meeting Trammell Crow, a leading Dallas real estate agent, was appointed Vice President of the Dallas Market Center in 1958. Becoming the President in 1969, Cooper orchestrated the center’s growth from one building to a complex of six buildings and a 1,000-room hotel by the time he left the position twenty-four years later in 1982. His efforts also led to the use of the Dallas Market Center Apparel Mart as “Great Hall” in the 1975 motion picture Logan’s Run.

Remaining actively involved in North Texas aviation, Cooper played a significant role in the development of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. In 1986 he was appointed to the airport’s board of directors and served as chairman of the board from 1991 to 1993.

In November 1988, in partnership with the History of Aviation Collection at The University of Texas at Dallas, Cooper, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Jan Collmer co-founded the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. Originally housed within the Dallas Love Field terminal building, the museum moved to a 100,000 square foot building dedicated May 21, 2004. On June 26, 1993, the museum honored Cooper and aviation notables General James H. Doolittle and Louise Timken with the “George Edward Haddaway Medal of Achievement in Aviation.”

Following World War II and for the remainder of his life, Cooper was an active participant in veteran’s organizations, especially the 20th Air Force Association. During the early 1990’s he became an influential figure in what was to become known as the Enola Gay controversy.

When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum restored the Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan at the end of World War II, a display was prepared to exhibit the bomber in a manner that was sympathetic towards the Japanese and critical of the use of the atomic bomb by the United States. Cooper, fellow airmen and veterans, and the American public at large, strenuously objected to the Smithsonian’s “revisionist history,” insisting that the display accurately portray the decision to use the atomic bomb as having been made to shorten the war, eliminate the need to invade Japan, and to ultimately save the lives of those that would have been lost in a prolonged war. Ultimately, the perspective of Cooper and like-minded Americans prevailed.

The successful outcome of the Enola Gay controversy made 1995 a memorable year for Cooper. In his introduction to one of his personal scrapbooks,  1995, The Golden Anniversary of the End of World War II, Cooper records the year’s highlights. First was the meeting of the Crusaders – individuals involved in the controversy who were not B-29 veterans – on July 15, 1995, in Washington, D.C., for a private viewing of the “adequately changed” exhibit of the  Enola Gay and a tour of the Garber Restoration Facility where they saw the aircraft. That evening the group met with Paul Tibbetts, pilot of the  Enola Gay.

The second significant event of 1995 was the meeting of the 20th Air Force Association board in Kansas City, Missouri, from which the group and 1,500 others toured the Harry Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, “to honor and commend Truman for ending the war and saving so many of our lives.” Cooper was elected the organization’s treasurer during this meeting.

The final highlight of 1995 for Cooper was the week of August 13th during which the 315th Bomb Wing (VH) Association met at Wright Field, Ohio for their annual reunion and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Cooper was named Past Chairman of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Past Chairman of the Dallas Council on World Affairs, and was actively involved in many other civic, religious, and business organizations. His services were recognized with numerous awards and honors.

At the time of his death, William Cooper was survived by his wife, Suzanne Blessington Cooper, and four adult children.

Source
 William E. Cooper Papers, William E. Cooper,  The Golden Anniversary of the End of World War II, 1995, Item 1, Box 9, Series VIII, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Source
 William E. Cooper Papers, “Evening of Tribute,” Item 59, Box 9, Series VIII, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.”
Source
 Wikipedia, s.v. “William E. Cooper (Bill).” Last modified on 19 March 2014 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_E._Cooper_(Bill), accessed 19 March, 2014.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains post-World War II aviation-related personal papers, artwork, correspondence, archival documents, electronic media, manuscripts, photographs, publications, and small artifacts collected by William E. Cooper. The William E. Cooper Papers are housed in eight legal-size manuscript boxes, two non-standard boxes, one roll storage box, one memorabilia box, and one small CD storage box, totaling 20.9 linear ft.

The material was received in storage boxes in good condition and essentially in Cooper’s original order. Initial inspection of the collection revealed the major topics of the materials to be Cooper’s involvement in the 20th Air Force Association, the Enola Gay controversy, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The archivist identified nine series with the first series being the Personal Papers Series, which is further organized into three subseries: 1. Correspondence, 2. Manuscripts, and 3. Miscellaneous Papers.

Subseries 1. contains personal correspondence sent and received by William E. Cooper. Most of which concern his affiliation with the 20th Air Force Association and involvement in the Enola Gay controversy.

Subseries 2. includes a comprehensive study of B-29's lost during WWII, the causes of the losses, and the disposition of the lost aircrafts' crew members. This document is of particular interest, since Cooper is providing a detailed analysis of the losses of B-29’s and the fates of the crew members. Background reference documents are also contained in the folder with the manuscript, as well as a ten page document depicting the growth of aviation in the United States.

Subseries 3. comprises a Veterans Walk of Honor certificate from the Admiral Nimitz Museum, Fredericksburg, Texas, presented to William E. Cooper, and related documents.

The second series, Art, is organized into two subseries: 1. Drawings and 2. Posters.

Subseries 1. depicts a color drawing, Reynold's 330th Raiders - 1945. Drawing depicts three Boeing B-29's - one of which is  Sentimental Journey - flying (right to left) over Mt. Fuji. Undated. Drawing accompanied by a one-page description of the flight; a letter dated August 6, 1992, to William Cooper acknowledging his financial gift to the 33th Bomb Group Association's campaign to preserve Boeing B-29  Sentimental Journey; and a leaflet,  Sentimental Journey.

A color drawing, The National World War II Memorial, design by Friedrich St. Florian, Architect. Subject to formal review and approval.

A watercolor reproduction, National World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C. Design by Frederick St. Florian, Architect; Artist's Rendering by Michael McCann, 1998. Artwork accompanied by December 7, 1998 letter acknowledging the financial contribution of W.E. Cooper.

A 1992 Keith Ferris print, 94/1000, Old Number One, depicting Captain Eddie Rickenbacker flying (right to left) his SPAD XIII Number 4523 in October 1918. Print accompanied by certificate of authenticity.

A color drawing by Phil Oliver, …and I was there, depicts 20th Air Force Boeing B-29's in flight (left to right) with the heads of military personnel depicted above the flying aircraft.

Subseries 2. depicts a photocopy of poster with multiple autographs commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II (1945-1995.) Freedom Flight, July 28-August 14 is printed at the top of the poster which depicts WWII aircraft flying (right to left) above the clouds.

Navigator's Log of the Enola Gay, depicting a reproduction of the log for August 6, 1945; a narrative description of navigation on the flight by Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk, navigator, in the bottom center of the poster; Van Kirk's signature in the bottom left of the poster; and an inset map of the flight with times noted in the bottom right of the poster.

Texas In World War II, a drawing of the state with counties depicted and key WWII military sites located on the map.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. An aerial photograph of the airport with certain features marked with tape placed on the photograph. A narrative description of the airport is printed on the back of the poster.

The third series, Artifacts, consists of 29 items collected by Cooper, including his 20th Air Force Association name badges, commemorative medallions and patches, and his pilot’s flight document carrying case.

The fourth series, Correspondence, is organized into four subseries: 1. Cooper, William E., 2. Patterson, John V., 3. 315th Bomb Wing (VH)/501st Bomb Group (VH), and 4. Enola Gay Coverage.

Subseries 1. contains letters, articles, and reference documents accumulated by William E. Cooper during his period of active involvement in the 20th Air Force Association.

Subseries 2. includes personal correspondence to and from John V. Patterson.

Subseries 3. comprises personal correspondence with the 315th Bomb Wing (VH)/501st Bomb Group (VH).

Subseries 4. covers articles, correspondence, and documents pertaining to the Enola Gay controversy at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

Subseries 5. encompasses correspondence and documents presumed to have been compiled by Cooper during the preparation of his manuscript on the topic.

The fifth series, Documents, is organized into ten subseries: 1. Books, 2. Book, Presentation, 3. Calendars, 4. Charts, 5. Maps, 6. Miscellaneous Documents, 7. Newspapers, 8. Reports, 9. Speech Presentation, and 10. Transcripts, Speeches.

Subseries 1. covers a bound compilation of copies of articles regarding the Enola Gay controversy at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., from newspapers and periodicals world-wide. A listing of television and radio coverage is also provided. Book compiled "courtesy" of the Air Force Association. This subseries also provides a chronology of the controversy.

Subseries 2. contains a oversize three ring binder titled Airport Development Plan, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, March 1991, which contains nine sections plus a reference section.

Subseries 3. includes 1994 Collmer Semiconductor, Inc. calendar, Airshow Performers, depicts drawings of the aircraft and vehicles of airshow veterans, one aircraft or vehicle per monthly sheet. Cover depicts Julie Clark's Beechcraft T-34 Mentor. 2001 Collmer Semiconductor, Inc. calendar,  2001, a Flight Odyssey, depicts drawings of private and military (U.S. Navy) aircraft flown by Jan Collmer, one aircraft on each monthly sheet. Cover depicts North American FJ-3M Fury. 2002 Jan Collmer Aerobatics calendar,  Airshow Performers IV, depicts drawings of the aircraft of airshow veterans, one aircraft on each monthly sheet. Cover depicts Sean D. Tucker's airplane (unidentified). 2003 Jan Collmer Airshows calendar,  100, depicts drawings of historic aircraft from the first 100 years of flight, one aircraft on each monthly sheet. Cover depicts a drawing of the Wright Brother's first flight.

Subseries 4. encloses seventeen Jeppesen Low Altitude, En Route, U.S. charts, each covering a different geographical area of the United States, as well as eighteen Jeppesen Low Altitude, En Route, U.S. and Area charts, each covering a different geographical area of the United States.

Subseries 5. holds two folded maps of Tinian, one a Tourist Map (1994); and the other a  Self-Guided Tour of Historic North Tinian (1992).

Subseries 6. contains presentations, bulletins, board notes, financial records, publications, documents, correspondence, and event programs, typed table documenting the mid-1940's deployments of the 58th Bombardment Wing, 73rd Bomb Wing, 313th Bomb Wing, 314th Bomb Wing, 315th Bomb Wing, and other units of the 20th Air Force pertaining to the 20th Air Force Association.

Regarding the 315th Bomb Wing: event programs, memorabilia, correspondence, and a calendar.

Regarding the Air Force 50th Anniversary: newsletters, event programs, correspondence and memorabilia related to the 50th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Air Force.

Regarding B-29 Veterans and Aircraft: articles and clippings documenting the experiences of B-29 crew members - Paul Tibbets, Hap Halloran, and others - and their aircraft. Included is a copy of President Harry Truman's diary page for July 25, 1945, at which time he was attending the Potsdam Conference.

Regarding Commercial Aviation: articles, legal documents, and presentations pertaining to the development of commercial aviation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with emphasis on the Wright Amendment and its impact on the area.

Regarding Enola Gay: clippings, articles, correspondence, memorabilia, and the  VFW magazine. March 1995 issue documenting the  Enola Gay and the controversy surrounding it.

Regarding the Enola Gay controversy: typed copy of the testimony on the  Enola Gay controversy by R.E. Smith, National President, Air Force Association, to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, May 11, 1995.

Regarding the Harry S. Truman Library: documents.

Regarding Imperial War Museum "Victory Festival": paper sack from the Imperial War Museum commemorating the 1945-1995 "Victory Festival."

Regarding N.A.S.M. Aircraft Inventory: typed inventory by manufacturer and locator of the aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., as well as correspondence, documents, booklets, and copies of articles from The Journal of American History pertaining to the  Enola Gay exhibit.

Regarding U.S. Bombing Survey, contains  The Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, Vol. I. and a copy of the  Summary Report. Pacific War.

Subseries 7. contains a photocopy of page 32 of the August 1, 1945, edition of The Detroit News with a feature story, photographs and drawings of the Boeing B-29,  Air Force Day - the B-29, Mightiest Sky Warrior, and an undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper, with a story and photograph depicting the Boeing B-29 FIFI,  Last Flying B-29 Visits Pontiac.

Subseries 8. includes reports on AH/APQ7 and AN/APQ13 Radar prepared by Lt. Col. A.B. Martin comparing the performance of the two radar units "in the theater," unit history of the 315th, an evaluation report prepared for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board. Eighty-three page, spine-bound report by KPMG Airport Consulting Services in March 1990. The report also contains appendices; and a copy of a power-point presentation and related documents are inserted in the report. As well as a special report regarding the Enola Gay exhibit at the Smithsonian from the Air Force Association, and an report prepared by Brigadier General A.W. Kissner and approved by Major General Curtis E. LeMay concerning the incendiary phase of operation against Japanese cities.

Subseries 9. includes a photocopy of an overhead slide presentation titled The B-29 Offensive Against Japan.

Subseries 10. contains transcripts of speeches held at the Happy Warriors meeting on July 26, 2002 by David Braden, The 20th Air Force and The End of The Imperial Japanese Empire, and a National Press Club luncheon address held by Gen. Paul Tibbets on September 22, 1995.

The sixth series, Electronic Media, consists of materials for a computer game, WWII Combat Flight Simulator.

The seventh series, Manuscripts, is organized into eight subseries: 1. Air Force Magazine, 2. Campbell, Richard H., 3. Edmundson, James V., 4. Giangreco, D.M., 5. O’Mahony, Charles, 6. Patterson, John V., 8. Unknown Author, and 8. Weldon, Tom.

Subseries 1. includes a chronological history of aerospace power since 1903 compiled by Air Force Magazine.

Subseries 2. contains two manuscripts and related correspondence about B-29 deliveries.

Subseries 3. covers four manuscripts and related correspondence pertaining to B-36.

Subseries 4. comprises manuscript and related correspondence regarding casualty projections for a possible invasion of Japan.

Subseries 5. consists of a manuscript with "proposed sidebar" story.

Subseries 6. contains a manuscript regarding B-29 training.

Subseries 7. includes a manuscript covering the oil campaign during World War II, as well as the history of the 501st Bombardment Group Very Heavy.

Subseries 8. contains a personal account in manuscript form flying B-29s.

The eighth series, Photographs, is organized into five subseries: 1. Up to 4” x 6”, 2. 8” x 10”, 3. Compact Disk, 4. Posters, and 5. Photograph Album and Scrapbook.

Subseries 1. depicts personalities, sites, exhibits, and events documenting the three highlights of 1995, the Golden Anniversary of the End of WWII, as identified by William E. Cooper: the celebratory meeting of the Crusaders in Washington, D.C., on July 15 which included a private viewing of the “corrected” Enola Gay exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum and a tour of the Garber Restoration Facility; the meeting of the 20th Air Force Association board which included an August 6 observance of the end of the war at the Harry Truman Library in Independence, Missouri; and the annual reunion of the 315th Bomb Wing in Dayton, Ohio, at Wright Field during the week of August 13.

Subseries 2. depicts a front, overhead view of B-29 flying over the San Jacinto Monument on the Houston Ship Channel, Deer Park, Texas.

Subseries 3. Disc 1: covers WWII Planes, and Disc 2: Jetfighter II.

Subseries 4. depict Air Force One during the Reagan Administration and an aerial photograph of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport,  The Airport of Choice, with fact sheet on reverse side.

Subseries 5. The materials in this subseries are some of the more significant in the collection, focusing on events of 1985 (the honoring of General James H. Doolittle in Dallas, Texas,) and 1995 (the Crusaders’ meeting in Washington, D.C., the 20th Air Force Association meeting and visit to the Harry Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, and the 315th Bomb Wing (VH) annual reunion and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II in Dayton, Ohio.)

Of particular interest are three typed pages documenting - 1995, The Golden Anniversary of the End of World War II - William Cooper's personal involvement in the 20th Air Force Association and the  Enola Gay controversy, with specific emphasis on the events of 1995 and an autographed booklet -  A Salute to Jimmy Doolittle. 23 February 1985 - commemorating the honoring of Jimmy Doolittle on February 23, 1985, at the Loews Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, to benefit the History of Aviation Collection of The University of Texas at Dallas. U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater was the featured speaker.

As well as a reprint of February 1990 Confederate Air Force newsletter article, Medal of Honor, General James H. Doolittle and a  Dallas Morning News newspaper article. Undated with photograph, "  Flier's Log, UTD library gains famed aviator Doolittle's papers" by Jeffrey Weiss. The photograph shows George Haddaway, left and C.V. Glines, right flanking a statue of Jimmy Doolittle at the Doolittle Military Aviation Library.

The ninth series, Publications, is organized into seven subseries: 1. Books, 2. Book Excerpts, 3. Booklets, 4. Newsletters, 5. Newspapers, 6. Notebooks, and 7. Periodicals, Articles and Clippings.

Subseries 1. includes Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association ( AOPA) directories, a copy of the study of scientific, political and ethics of war regarding Hiroshima, Jeppeson airport directories, and airway manuals and concluding a resume of the 20th Air Force Missions.

Subseries 2. contains excerpts of various comments involving the Smithsonian's view on the history of Hiroshima as well as an historical overview of the invasion of Japan.

Subseries 3. features eyewitness accounts of members of the 315th Bomb Wing (VH) on Guam during WWII, the Confederate Air Force on personnel, facilities, and aircraft of the organization, and compilation of selected front pages covering D-Day to VJ-Day.

Subseries 4. comprises an issue of Memories of the 4th Bomb Group Association newsletter.

Subseries 5. consists of various newspaper articles from French newspapers for the years 1940-1941.

Subseries 6. highlights two parts of the Jeppeson Instrument Rating Course.

Subseries 7. presents clippings and articles form various aviation magazines and newsletters regarding the 20th Air Force, 315th Bomb Wing (VH)/501st Bomb Group (VH), Boeing B-29, the Pacific Theater of World War II, the National Air and Space Museum.

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Series Description

The William E. Cooper Papers are arranged in nine series:

Series I: Personal Papers 0.3 linear ft. (four folders), 1993-2002.

Arranged in three subseries: 1. Correspondence, 2. Manuscripts, and 3. Miscellaneous.

Subseries 1. Correspondence 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1993-2002.

Arranged chronologically, retaining Cooper's original sent/received pairings.

Subseries 2. Manuscripts 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1993.

Arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Subseries 3. Miscellaneous 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

Arranged in original order.

Series II: Art 7.7 linear ft. (one folder in non-standard box and eight items in roll storage box), Undated.

Arranged into two subseries: 1. Drawings and 2. Posters.

Subseries 1. Drawings 3.8 linear ft. (five items), Undated.

Arranged by size.

Subseries 2. Posters 3.9 linear ft. (one folder and three items), Undated.

Arranged by size.

Series III: Artifacts 1.8 linear ft. (one small CD box, one memorabilia box, and one non-box unit), Undated.

Arranged by item type and size.

Series IV: Correspondence 0.5 linear ft. (six folders), 1991-2008.

Arranged in five subseries: 1. Cooper, William E., 2. Patterson, John V., 3. 315th BW (VH)/501st BG (VH), 4. Enola Gay controversy, and 5. WWII B-29 Service Records and Losses.

Subseries 1. Cooper, William E., 20th Air Force 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1995-2008.

Arranged chronologically, retaining Cooper's original sent/received pairings.

Subseries 2. Patterson, John V. 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1991-1994.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 3. 315th BW(VH)/501st BG(VH) 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1994-1997.

Arranged chronologically,

Subseries 4. Enola Gay controversy 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1999.

Arranged in original order.

Subseries 5. WWII B-29 Service Records and Losses 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1997-1998.

Arranged in original order.

Series V: Documents 6.9 linear ft. (three manuscript boxes, one non-standard box, and one item in roll storage box), 1940-2003.

Arranged in ten subseries: 1. Books, 2. Book, Presentation, 3. Calendars, 4. Charts, Jeppesen, 5. Maps, Tinian, 6. Miscellaneous, 7. Newspapers, 8. Reports, 9. Speech, Presentation, and 10. Speech, Transcripts.

Subseries 1. Books 0.4 linear ft. (four folders), 1993-1995.

Arranged alphabetically by book title.

Subseries 2. Book, Presentation 1.6 linear ft. (one book), 1991.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 3. Calendars 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1994-2003.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 4. Charts 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1981-1990.

Arranged sequentially by chart number.

Subseries 5. Maps, Tinian 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1992-1994.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 6. Miscellaneous Documents 0.5 linear ft. (sixteen folders), Undated.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 7. Newspaper 3.8 linear ft. (one item), 1949.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 8. Reports 0.1 linear ft. (five folders), 1940-1994.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 9. Speech, Presentation 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 10. Speech, Transcripts 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1995-2002.

Arranged by topic.

Series VI: Electronic Media 0.3 linear ft. (one folder), 1998.

Arranged by topic.

Series VII: Manuscripts 0.8 linear ft. (nine folders), 1944-1997.

Arranged in eight subseries: 1. Air Force Magazine, 2. Campbell, Richard H., 3. Edmundson, James V., 4. Giangreco, D.M., 5. O'Mahony, Charles, 6. Patterson, John V., 7. Unknown Author, and 8. Weldon, Tom.

Subseries 1. Air Force Magazine 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1996.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 2. Campbell, Richard H. 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1996-1997.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 3. Edmundson, James V. 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1995.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 4. Giangreco, D.M. 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1997.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 5. O'Mahony, Charles 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 6. Patterson, John V. 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 7. Unknown Author 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), 1944.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 8. Weldon, Tom 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), 1992.

Arranged by topic.

Series VIII: Photographs 1.2 linear ft. (five folders and non-standard box), 1985-1995.

Arranged in five subseries: 1. Up to 4"x 6", 2. 8"x 10", 3. Compact Disk, 4. Poster, and 5. Photograph Album and Scrapbook.

Subseries 1. Up to 4"x 6" 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 2. 8"x 10" 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 3. Compact Disc 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 4. Poster 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 5. Photograph Album and Scrapbook 0.8 linear ft. (two items), 1985-1995.

Arranged by topic.

Series IX: Publication 1.4 linear ft. (three manuscript boxes), Undated.

Arranged in seven subseries: 1. Book, 2. Book, Excerpts, 3. Booklet, 4. Newsletter, 5. Newspaper, 6. Notebook, and 7. Periodicals, Articles and Clippings.

Subseries 1. Book 0.7 linear ft. (one manuscript box and five folders), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 2. Book, Excerpts 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 3. Booklet 0.1 linear ft. (four folders), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 4. Newsletter 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 5. Newspaper 0.1 linear ft. (one folder), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 6. Notebook 0.1 linear ft. (two folders), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

Subseries 7. Periodicals, Articles and Clippings 0.2 linear ft. (eight folders), Undated.

Arranged by topic.

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Related Materials

Additional Sources

For further research, consult the William E. Cooper Collection, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, Texas; at the History of Aviation Collection (HAC)  William E. Cooper Collection on Enola Gay,  William A. Rooney Collection on Enola Gay,  Frank K. Rabbitt Collection on Enola Gay, and the  W. Burr Bennett, Jr. Collection on the Enola Gay Controversy .

The significant artifacts originally housed in the collection can be viewed at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field, Dallas, Texas.

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 : 5WEC-1-1-PB1

5 = History of Aviation Archives

WEC = William E. Cooper 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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Index of Aircraft Photographs

This index is organized alphabetically by manufacturer, and there under by model. If the version is known, versions are listed in italics, alphabetized beneath the model number. Each photograph number is then provided, in numeric order.

Boeing

707

5WEC-5-15-PC1

B-17G

5WEC-5-12-PC37

B-29

5WEC-5-13-PC1

North American

B-25 Mitchell

5WEC-9--PC13

5WEC-9--PC14

Unknown

5WEC-5-11-PC20

5WEC-5-11-PC29

5WEC-5-11-PC33

5WEC-5-11-PC35

5WEC-5-12-PC38

5WEC-5-12-PC39

Vought

O2U-1

5WEC-9--PB3

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Personal Papers 

Subseries 1. Correspondence 

William E. Cooper. 1993-2002   Correspondence.


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Subseries 2. Manuscripts 

B-29's Lost In WWII. Undated   Manuscript


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

The Air Is Our Ocean. 1993   Manuscript.


    Box Folder
Text   1 3

Subseries 3. Miscellaneous 

Veterans Walk of Honor. Undated   Certificate and correspondence.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

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Series II: Art 

Subseries 1. Drawings 

Drawings. Undated   "Reynold's 330th Raiders - 1945," "The National World War II Memorial," "National World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C.," and "Old Number One."


    Box Object
Graphic materials   10 1-4

Drawings. Undated   "…and I was there."


    Box Object
Graphic materials   11 1

Subseries 2. Posters 

Freedom Flight, July 28-August 14. 1995   Photocopy of poster.


    Box Object
Graphic materials   10 1

Navigator's Log of the Enola Gay. Undated   Reproduction of the log for August 6, 1945.


    Box Object
Graphic materials   11 2

Texas In World War II. Undated   Drawing.


    Box Object
Graphic materials   11 3

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Undated   Aerial photograph.


    Box Object
Graphic materials   11 4

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Series III: Artifacts 

Ceramic coffee mug. Undated 


    Box Object
Realia   12 1

Description of Object

Ceramic coffee mug with a decal that reads Pilots are just plane people with a special air about them! Made in Japan.

Box

Memorabilia. 1944-2004 

Index of Memorabilia

Subject(s)

  • Item number 01—Medallion: B-29 Enola Gay, First Atomic Bombardment, 509th Composite Group, 1944-46.:  
  • Item number 02—Medallion: Frontiers of Flight Museum, 2007 Hall of Fame, General T. Michael Moseley.:  
  • Item number 03—Medallion: Frontiers of Flight Museum, George E. Haddaway Medal, Senator John Glenn, 2006.:  
  • Item number 04—Medallion: Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dedication, May 21, 2004.:  
  • Item number 05—Medallion: Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Dedication, September 22, 1973.:  
  • Item number 06—Medallion: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Runway 17L-35R Opened, October 1996.:  
  • Item number 07—Hat pin: B-29 (clutch back missing.):  
  • Item number 08—Hat pin: 20th Air Force.:  
  • Item number 09—Hat pin: Antonov Design Bureau, AN-124.:  
  • Item number 10—Key chain: Rotary Air Force, Gyro Plane Mfg., 2000.:  
  • Item number 11—Pin collection (4 items,) clutch-back. Two gold and black aerobatic biplanes; and two red and white aerobatic biplanes.:  
  • Item number 12—Pin collection (2 items,) clutch-back. N52FC aerobatic airplane, on original card.:  
  • Item number 13—Button: "Of Course I Support Bob Hoover Don't You?":  
  • Item number 14—Sue Cooper name badge collection (2 items,) clutch-back: 315th Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force; and First Reunion 315th Bomb Wing Assoc., Oct. 4-5-6, 1984.:  
  • Item number 15—Patch collection (4 items,) military units: 20th Air Force, 90 OSS, 20th Air Force, and 509th Composite Group.:  
  • Item number 16—Patch: Jan Collmer's Extra 300L.:  
  • Item number 17—Patch collection (4 items,) Confederate / Commemorative Air Force: Operation Catalina 94, Operation Catalina 98, Operation Catalina 99, and Commemorative Air Force Dallas-Ft. Worth Wing.:  
  • Item number 18—Plaque, brass: "I'd much rather be flying.":  
  • Item number 19—Coaster, leather: "Kay Bailey Hutchison, United States Senator.":  
  • Item number 20—Desk clock: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport 30th Anniversary, 1974-2004.:  
  • Item number 21—Medallions (2 items) in case: "Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport 25th Anniversary, 1973-1998;" and "Share the Dream, September 22, 1998.":  
  • Item number 22—Paperweight: "Southwest Spirit of Kitty Hawk, December 17, 1984.":  
  • Item number 23—Name badge: "Wm. E. 'Bill' Cooper, 20th Air Force Association, Treasurer.":  
  • Item number 24—Name badge: "Bill Cooper, 20th Air Force Association, Director.":  
  • Item number 25—Name badge: "W.E. Cooper, 20th Air Force Association, 315BW, 501BG, Dallas, TX.":  
  • Item number 26—Name badge: "Bill Cooper." 20th Air Force Association.:  
  • Item number 27—Flight calculators (2 items:) JEPCO Avigation Plotter PV-2, and Falcon 50 Takeoff Performance Calculator.:  
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Object

Pilot's flight document carrying case. Leather. Undated 

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Series IV: Correspondence 

Subseries 1. Cooper, William E. 

Cooper, William E., 20th Air Force 1995   Correspondence, articles, and reference documents.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 5

Subseries 2. Patterson, John V. 

John V. Patterson. 1991-1994   Correspondence.


    Box Folder
Text   1 6

Subseries 3. 315th BW (VH)/501st BG (VH) 

315th BW(VH)/501st BG(VH). 1994-1997   Correspondence.


    Box Folder
Text   1 7

Subseries 4. Enola Gay Controversy 

Enola Gay Controversy 1999   Articles, correspondence, and documents.


    Box Folder
Text   1 8

Enola Gay Controversy 1999   Articles, correspondence, and documents.


    Box Folder
Text   1 9

Subseries 5. WWII B-29 Service Records and Losses 

WWII B-29 Service Records and Losses. 1997-1998   Correspondence and documents.


    Box Folder
Text   1 10

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Series V: Documents 

Subseries 1. Books 

Enola Gay Coverage. 1994 


    Box Folder
Books   2 1

Enola Gay Coverage. 1995 


    Box Folder
Books   2 2

Enola Gay Debate. 1993-1995 


    Box Folder
Books   2 3

Revisionism Gone Wrong: An Analysis of the "Enola Gay Controversy." 1994-1995   Documents, photographs, reports, and articles.


    Box Folder
Books   2 4

Subseries 2. Book, Presentation 

Airport Development Plan, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, March 1991. 1991 


    Box Object
Books   10 1

Subseries 3. Calendars 

Collmer Semiconductor, Inc. 1994-2003 

Subseries 4. Charts, Jeppesen 

Low-Altitude, En Route, U.S. 1981-1986   Jeppesen charts.


    Box Folder
Maps   3 1

Low-Altitude, En Route, U.S. 1982-1990   Jeppesen charts.


    Box Folder
Maps   3 2

Subseries 5. Maps, Tinian 

Tinian 1992-1994   Maps.


    Box Folder
Maps   3 3

Subseries 6. Miscellaneous Documents 

20th Air Force Association. 1991-1997   Presentations, bulletins, board notes and correspondence, and event programs.


    Box Folder
Text   3 4

 1995-2001   Correspondence, financial records, and documents.


    Box Folder
Text   3 5

20th Air Force Association. 1996-2003   Correspondence, financial records, event programs, publications, and documents.


    Box Folder
Text   3 6

20th Air Force Unit Deployments. Circa 1940's    Table.


    Box Folder
Text   3 7

315th Bomb Wing. 1987-1998   Event programs, memorabilia, correspondence, and calendar.


    Box Folder
Text   3 8

Air Force 50th Anniversary. 1997    Newsletters, event programs, correspondence and memorabilia.


    Box Folder
Text   3 9

B-29 Veterans and Aircraft. Undated    Articles and clippings.


    Box Folder
Text   3 10

Commercial Aviation. 1979-1992   Articles, legal documents, and presentations.


    Box Folder
Text   3 11

Enola Gay. 1992-1999   Clippings, articles, correspondence, memorabilia, and the "VFW" magazine.


    Box Folder
Text   4 1

Testimony on the 'Enola Gay' Controversy, Smith, R.E. 1995 May 11 


    Box Folder
Text   4 2

Harry S. Truman Library. 1995    Documents.


    Box Folder
Text   4 3

Imperial War Museum Victory Festival. 1995    Paper sack.


    Box Folder
Ephemera   4 4

N.A.S.M. Aircraft Inventory. 1995 May   Inventory.


    Box Folder
Text   4 5

N.A.S.M., Enola Gay Exhibit. 1990-1996   Correspondence, documents, booklets, and copies of articles from "The Journal of American History."


    Box Folder
Text   4 6

U.S. Bombing Survey. 1947 May    Excerpt document "The Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, Vol. I."


    Box Folder
Text   4 7

U.S. Bombing Survey.   Excerpt "Summary Report. Pacific War."


    Box Folder
Text   4 8

Subseries 7. Newspapers 

Box

The Detroit News. 1945 August 1   Clippings.

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Subseries 8. Reports 

AH/APQ7 and AN/APQ13 Radar. Circa 1940    Report.


    Box Folder
Text   4 9

A Unit History of the 315th 1944-46.  1986 March   Air Command and Staff College Student report.


    Box Folder
Text   4 10

Evaluation of the Potential Effects of Changing the Air Service Restrictions at Love Field. Wright Amendment Study. 1990 March   Report.


    Box Folder
Text   4 11

The Smithsonian and the Enola Gay.  1994 March   Report.


    Box Folder
Text   4 12

Analysis of Incendiary Phase of Operations Against Japanese Urban Areas, March 9-19, 1945. 1945   Report.


    Box Folder
Text   4 13

Subseries 9. Speech, Presentation 

The B-29 Offensive Against Japan. Undated    Slide presentation.


    Box Folder
Text   4 14

Subseries 10. Speech, Transcripts 

The 20th Air Force and The End of The Imperial Japanese Empire. 2002 July    Transcript of a speech.


    Box Folder
Text   4 15

General Paul Tibbets. 1995 September 22   Transcript of a speech.


    Box Folder
Text   4 16

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Series VI: Electronic Media 

Microsoft, WWII Combat Flight Simulator. 1998   CD and instruction manual (Pilot's Manual,) keyboard overlays, and photocopies of instructions.


    Box Folder
Computer disks / tapes   5 1

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Series VII: Manuscripts 

Subseries 1. Air Force Magazine 

Up From Kitty Hawk. 1996    Excerpt.


    Box Folder
Text   5 2

Subseries 2. Campbell, Richard H. 

Campbell, Richard H. 1996-1997   Manuscripts and related correspondence, "They Were Called Silverplate: A History of Silverplate B-29 Deliveries From 1944 to 1948" February 10, 1997; and "History of Silverplate B-29 Deliveries, 1944-45" December 23, 1996.


    Box Folder
Text   5 3

Subseries 3. Edmundson, James V. 

Edmundson, James V. 1995    Manuscripts and related correspondence: "The B-36: Six Churning and Four Burning, Part I;" "How To Win While Losing;" "Square Peg In a Round Hole;" and "Unconditional Surrender."


    Box Folder
Text   5 4

Subseries 4. Giangreco, D.M. 

Giangreco, D.M. 1997    Manuscript and related correspondence, "Casualty Projections For the Invasion of Japan."


    Box Folder
Text   5 5

Subseries 5. O'Mahony, Charles 

O'Mahony, Charles. Undated    Manuscript "My Seventy-Second Mission."


    Box Folder
Text   5 6#

Subseries 6. Patterson, John V. 

Patterson, John V. Undated    Manuscript, "B-29 Crew Training, Great Bend AAF, Kansas."


    Box Folder
Text   5 7

Subseries 7. Unknown Author 

Unknown Author. 1944    Manuscript, "Fifteen Missions Oil."


    Box Folder
Text   5 8

Unknown Author. Undated    Manuscript, "History of the 501st Bombardment Group Very Heavy."


    Box Folder
Text   5 9

Subseries 8. Weldon, Tom 

Weldon, Tom. 1992 September    Manuscript with epilogue, "My Last Flight In a B-29, Some Memory Fragments."


    Box Folder
Text   5 10

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Series VIII: Photographs 

Subseries 1. Up to 4"x 6" 

Up to 4"x 6". 1995    Image number 5WEC-5-11-PC1 through 5WEC-5-11-PB80.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 11

Up to 4"x 6". 1987-1995   Image number 5WEC-5-12-PC1 through 5WEC-5-12-PC59.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 12

Subseries 2. 8"x 10" 

8"x 10". Undated    Image number 5WEC-5-13-PC1.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 13

Image Description

Deer Park, Texas—Front, overhead view of B-29 flying over the San Jacinto Monument on the Houston Ship Channel, Deer Park, Texas.

Subseries 3. Compact Disk 

Compact Disk. Undated   Disc 1: WWII Planes and Disc 2: Jetfighter II.


    Box Folder
Computer disks / tapes   5 14

Subseries 4. Poster 

Poster. Undated    Image number 5WEC-5-15-PC1 through 5WEC-5-15-PC2.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 15

Image Descripton

Image number 5WEC-5-15-PC1— Air Force One Fact Sheet. Photograph depicts President Reagan and Mrs. Reagan at the doorway of  Air Force One.

Image number 5WEC-5-15-PC2. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport—Aerial photograph of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, The Airport of Choice, with fact sheet on reverse side.

Subseries 5. Photograph Album and Scrapbook 

Box

Photograph Album and Scrapbook. 1929-1990   Image number 5WEC-9-PB3 through 5WEC-9-PB4, Image number 5WEC-9-PC7 through 5WEC-9-PB42, and Image number 5WEC-9-PB82.

Image Description

Image number 5WEC-9-PB3. 1929—"02U-1; Jimmy Doolittle with Guggenheim Research Plane; 0001-0011-02-0001-1929." Front port quarter view with Doolittle standing at the nose of the airplane.

Image number 5WEC-9-PB4. April 1942—On board the  U.S.S. Hornet, with B-25 crewmembers looking on, Capt. Marc Mitscher, right, presents Jimmy Doolittle with medals given Navy personnel by the Japanese during peacetime visits.

Image number 5WEC-9-PC7 through 5WEC-9-PB42 Images depicting the dedication of the James H. Doolittle Library of Military Aviation History at the McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, in February 1985, and the honoring of James H. Doolittle at an “Evening of Tribute” at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, Texas, in June 1993.

Image number 5WEC-9-PB74—Right profile photograph James H. Doolittle in uniform in front of a United States flag.

Image number 5WEC-9-PB82. April 1942—Same as 5WEC-9PB4.

Index of Items

Item number 43. 23 February 1985, Dallas, Texas—"  'The Ballad of Jimmy Doolittle' Written by Al Harting, Narrated by Bob Stanford, Arranged and Conducted by Tom Merriman With the Tom Merriman Singers and Orchestra; Presented before an audience of 1,000 at a dinner honoring General Jimmy Doolittle on Saturday, February 23, 1985 in the Ballroom of the Loews Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas." Four page document.

Item number 44—Letter from J.H. Doolittle to W.E. Cooper dated March 3, 1985, on Doolittle's Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. letterhead stationery. In the letter, Doolittle expresses his thanks for the commemorative event held in his honor in Dallas, Texas.

Item number 45—February 24, 1985,  Dallas Times Herald newspaper photograph, "University honors hero of WWII," featuring Jimmy Doolittle.

Item number 46—February 24, 1985,  The Dallas Morning News newspaper photograph, "Aviation honor," featuring Jimmy Doolittle.

Item number 47—. Undated newspaper clipping from unidentified newspaper documenting the dedication of the James H. Doolittle Library of Military Aviation History at the McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, in February 1985.

Item number 48—February 24, 1985,  The Dallas Morning News newspaper article, "Banquet honors Jimmy Doolittle."

Item number 49—February 25, 1985,  Dallas Times Herald newspaper article, "Flying ace given key to the city," featuring Jimmy Doolittle.

Item number 50—Undated article from  UTD Advance. page 3, "Tribute to an air hero, Doolittle dedication to feature Goldwater as principal speaker."

Item number 51—February 17, 1985, Westward,  Dallas Times Herald article in which five questions regarding Doolittle's visit to Dallas are answered.

Item number 52—February 17, 1985,  Dallas Time Herald article by Felix McKnight, "One more time for Jimmy," featuring Jimmy Doolittle.

Item number 53—Partial typed letter, undated to an unidentified recipient, signed Burro. Content relates a story about Jimmy Doolittle.

Item number 54—"Medal of Honor," Col. Billy Wade. Two page manuscript, "General James H. Doolittle." Only page one is readable; page two. typed on the back of page one is affixed to a cardboard album page.

Item number 55—Two-page article from April 1990 article from  Western Flyer magazine. pages 26-27, "At home with Jimmy Doolittle, an aviation legend."

Item number 56—Letter dated January 30, 1990, from Al Altwegg to Bill. Cooper, containing personal correspondence and a two page enclosure, a memorial to General Bob Smith.

Item number 57—April 26, 1991, letter on Doolittle's letterhead stationery containing personal correspondence from J.H. Doolittle to W.E. Cooper.

Item number 58—1990 Christmas card from Jim Doolittle to unidentified recipient. presumed to be William Cooper.

Item number 59—Album page to which is affixed an . Undated program insert, "Evening of Tribute honoring George Edward Haddaway, General James Harold Doolittle, Mrs. Louise Timken, and Mr. William E. Cooper," and an undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper, "A do for Doolittle." The program insert is presumed to have accompanied the "Evening of Tribute" program for June 26, 1993, also in the William E. Cooper Papers.

Item number 60—1992 Christmas card from Jim Doolittle to unidentified recipient. presumed to be William Cooper.

Item number 61—Program, "Evening of Tribute, honoring General James Harold Doolittle, Mrs. Louise Timken, Mr. William E. Cooper." The event, held June 26, 1993, benefitted the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, Texas.

Item number 62—Four page document, William Cooper's copy of the "Order of Events," presumed to be the sequence of events for the "Evening of Tribute" held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on June 26, 1993.

Item number 63—Typed letter on W.E. Cooper letterhead stationery dated June 28, 1993, from W.E. Cooper to General James H. Doolittle. Content reflects on Doolittle's receipt of the Haddaway Award. at the "Evening of Tribute" in Dallas, Texas.

Item number 64—Typed letter on W.E. Cooper letterhead stationery dated June 28, 1993, from W.E. Cooper to Mrs. John Doolittle. Content reflects on their meeting at the "Evening of Tribute" in Dallas, Texas.

Item number 65—Typed letter on J.H. Doolittle's letterhead stationery dated July 2, 1993, from J.H. Doolittle to W.E. Cooper. Content responds to prior letter sent by Cooper to Doolittle.

Item number 66—. Undated thank you note. and envelope from John and Priscilla. Doolittle to Bill. Cooper.

Item number 67—Letter dated August 9, 1993, on W.E. Cooper letterhead stationery from W.E. Cooper to General J.H. Doolittle. Content discusses Cooper's reflections on Doolittle's autobiography.

Item number 68—Letter dated August 13, 1993, on J.H. Doolittle's letterhead stationery from J.H. Doolittle to W.E. Cooper. Content acknowledges Cooper's previous correspondence of August 9, 1993.

Item number 69—Undated obituary for Jimmy Doolittle from  The New York Times, "James Doolittle, 96, Pioneer Aviator Who Led First Raid on Japan, Dies."

Item number 70—Undated, handwritten note expressing appreciation from John. Doolittle to Bill Cooper.

Item number 71—September 28, 1993, article from  The Dallas Morning News, "WWII hero Jimmy Doolittle dies at 96."

Item number 72—September 29, 1993, letter on W.E. Cooper letterhead stationery from W.E. Cooper to Mr. John Doolittle. Content expresses sympathy for the Doolittle family on the occasion of Jimmy Doolittle's death.

Item number 73—Article from an October 1993 issue of  General Aviation News and Flyer page A-40, "Doolittle did a lot quietly."

Item number 75—February 17, 1985,  Dallas Times Herald article, "One more time for Jimmy," by Felix McKnight. Content previews Doolittle's 1985 visit to Dallas, Texas.

Item number 76—Periodical article, pages 914, "Goodbye to Jimmy Doolittle," from the March 1993 issue of  Shell News.

Item number 77—November 29, 1993, letter on Luther Holcomb letterhead stationery from Holcomb to Bill. Cooper. Content of the letter reflects on Jimmy Doolittle, and a story about Doolittle was enclosed with the letter. Enclosure is not included in the William E. Cooper Papers.

Item number 78—September 1993 newsletter,  Braniff International Silver Eagles. Contents include a review of the "Evening of Tribute" event and a reprint of an article about Jimmy Doolittle from the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Story.

Item number 79—Excerpt from the periodical Journal,  American Aviation Historical Society, Summer 1994 issue, page 158, "In Memoriam-James H. Jimmy Doolittle 1896-1993."

Item number 80—January 17, 2005, letter on C.V. Gline's letterhead stationery from C.V. Glines to Bill Cooper enclosing a bookplate signed "J.H. Doolittle" for Cooper's Doolittle autobiography.

Item number 81—Postal cover postmarked Mineola, N.Y., September 24, 1974, commemorating the 45th anniversary of Doolittle's September 24, 1929, "First All Blind Flight." The cover, signed by J.H. Doolittle, is number 19 in the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum's Milestones of Flight Commemorative Series.

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Series IX: Publication 

Subseries 1. Book 

AOPA's Airport Directory. 2007-2008 


    Box Folder
Books   6 1

Hiroshima A Study In Science, Politics, and the Ethics of War. 1970 


    Box Folder
Books   6 2

Jeppeson Airport Directory: Central United States. Circa 1984 


    Box Folder
Books   6 3

Jeppesen Airway Manual Service: Central and Western U.S.  Circa 1980 


    Box Folder
Books   6 4

Jeppesen Airway Manual Service: Central and Western U.S. Circa 1980 

Jeppeson Airway Manual Services: Central U.S.  1970-1980 


    Box Folder
Books   7 1

Jeppeson Airway Manual Services: Central U.S.  1970-1980 


    Box Folder
Books   7 2

Jeppeson Airway Manual Service: Western U.S.  Circa 1980 


    Box Folder
Books   7 3

Jeppeson Airway Manual Service: Western U.S.  Circa 1980 


    Box Folder
Books   7 4

Resume, 20th Air Force Missions, XXI Bomber Command. 


    Box Folder
Books   7 5

Subseries 2. Book, Excerpts 

Judgment at the Smithsonian. Undated   Photocopy of a section from the book, pages 127 through 256, “The Struggle Over History, Defining the Hiroshima Narrative,” by Barton J. Bernstein.


    Box Folder
Text   7 6

Top Secret: The Story of the Invasion of Japan. 1986   Photocopy of the 24 page book by James Martin Davis.


    Box Folder
Text   7 7

Subseries 3. Booklet 

Anthologies of the 315th Bomb Wing (VH). 1987 September   Compilation of 47 eyewitness accounts of events that happened during the tour of duty of the 315th Bomb Wing (VH) on Guam during WWII.


    Box Folder
Books   7 8

The Confederate Air Force Air Annual. 1971-1972   48 page booklet depicting the personnel, facilities and aircraft of the Confederate Air Force in photographs, text, and drawings.


    Box Folder
Books   7 9

From D-Day to VJ-Day. 1995   Reproductions of selected front pages of the "Los Angeles Times" newspaper from June 6, 1944, D-Day, through September 2, 1945, VJ-Day, documenting the key events of WWII during this period.

The Beast: Living With the 3350. Undated   Subtitled "A history of the How and Why of the marriage of the B-29 and the 3350," by E.M. Gillum, M.D.


    Box Folder
Books   8 1

Subseries 4. Newsletter 

Memories. 1990-1997   40th Bomb Group Association newsletter.


    Box Folder
Text   8 2

Subseries 5. Newspaper 

The War Papers. 1940-1941   Part 17, consisting of the “Daily Express” newspaper for November 15, 1941, and the “Daily Mail” newspaper for December 8, 1941, and “Daily Mirror,” single typed page translation of two articles from French newspapers.


    Box Folder
Text   8 3

Subseries 6. Notebook 

Jeppeson Instrument Rating Course, Part I. 1978   Pages 1-1 through 9-11 of the Jeppesen Instrument Rating Course training notebook.


    Box Folder
Text   8 4

Jeppeson Instrument Rating Course, Part II. 1978   Pages 10-1 through 14-19, Appendix, Index, and Instrument Commercial Pilot Final Examination of the Jeppesen Instrument Rating Course training notebook.


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Subseries 7. Periodicals, Articles and Clippings 

20th Air Force. 1990s   Articles and clippings.


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315th Bomb Wing (VH)/501st Bomb Group (VH). 1990s   Articles and clippings.


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Boeing B-29. 1940-1950   Articles and clippings, and correspondence.


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Ex-CBI Roundup. 1992-1994   Articles.


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Flying Aces. 1935 February   Photocopy of a feature story, "War In The Pacific," by Dana R. Marsh.


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News Review. 1942-1944   Various issues.


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Periodicals. 1995-1998   “Audacity” (Spring 1995) and “Air Force” (May 1998.)


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The Washington Post Magazine. 2000 September 17   Feature story depicting the National Air and Space Museum, "Points of Departure," by Bob Thompson.


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