Guide to the Robert A. Kammeyer Papers, 1923 - 2011
H14-08

Collection Overview

Repository
Special Collections Department, History of Aviation Collection
Creator - Donor
Kammeyer, Robert A., Mr.
Title
Robert A. Kammeyer Papers
ID
H14-08
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1950-1986
Date [inclusive]
1945-2004
Extent
10.0 Cubic feet 4 Manuscript Boxes, 7 Oversized Boxes
Language of Materials
Collection is in English.

Citation

Robert A. Kammeyer 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 7 December 2011

800 West Campbell Road, MC33
Richardson, TX, 75080-3021
972-883-2570
LIBSPCO@utdallas.edu.

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.

Provenance Statement

The Robert A. Kammeyer Papers were donated to the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Robert A. Kammeyer in May 2008, with a second donation of material by Louise Cochran in July 2011.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Kammeyer, Robert A., Mr.

Subject(s)

  • History of Aviation Collection

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Biographical Sketch

Robert Alvin Kammeyer was born February 14th, 1923 in Concordia, Missouri to Alvin and Edna Schelp Kammeyer. In 1943 he decided to enlist in the United States Army Air Force (USAAF), and after basic training in Missouri, and flight training in Texas was assigned to Nadzab, New Guinea in 1944 as a combat fighter pilot. There he received transition training on the P-51 Mustang, and flew missions in support of Australian ground combat operations. In 1945 he was transferred to the 39th Fighter Squadron at Luzon, the Philippines. There he flew ground combat support missions, until his unit was transferred to Okinawa in July of 1945. In Okinawa his unit escorted bombers and performed fighter sweeps over the Japanese Home Islands. After the Allied victory over Japan, Kammeyer was transferred to the 159th Liaison Squadron, 3rd Air Commando Group for occupation duty in Japan. In 1946 he was separated from duty, but remained in the reserves, eventually retiring from the Air Force reserves with the rank of Major in 1966.

Upon his return to civilian life, Kammeyer took a job as a pilot for Mid-Continent Airlines (MCA) as a commercial pilot, and in 1947 he married Margielayne Cole. In 1952 MCA was taken over by Braniff Airways, and Kammeyer began flying for the latter airline. Kammeyer's career with Braniff ended with the collapse of the airline on May 12, 1982.

Robert A. Kammeyer passed away on May 20, 2011 in Richardson, Texas.

Source
 Concordian Editorial Staff. "Robert M. Kammeyer Obituary". The Concordian. http://www.theconcordianonline.com/story/1731201.html [accessed 2011 December 1].
Source
 Kammeyer, Robert A. 2000. Oral History Interview with Robert A Kammeyer. University of North Texas Oral History Program. Denton, TX.

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Scope and Content

The Robert A. Kammeyer Papers are arranged into five series:

This collection contains documents, photographs, and memorabilia related to Robert M. Kammyer's career as a pilot in the 39th Fighter Squadron, United States Army Air Forces (USAFF) in World War II, and well as a commercial airline pilot with Mid-Continent Airways, and Braniff Airways/Braniff International, after its merger with the former, and several unique artifacts.

Series I. Personal, Military Associations contains documents related to the history and reunions held by the 39th Fighter Squadron, The 159th Liaison Squadron, and the World War II Air Commando Association.

Series II. Mid-Continent Airways/Braniff Airways includes documents reports, contracts, forms and other information covering Robert M. Kammyer's career as a commercial airline pilot with both airlines.

Series III. News Clippings and Articles contains news paper and magazine articles about Harding Lawrence and the fall of Braniff, Braniff's bankruptcy, the controversy of the exhibit of the Enola Gay at The National Air and Space Museum.

Series IV. Navigation Aids holds regional air route maps and charts from a Jeppesen Airway Manual covering the air routes of the United States of America.

Series V. Artifacts consists of a number of items collected by Robert A. Kammeyer including glassware and promotional give-aways from Braniff Airlines, buttons and uniform accessories, a Braniff Halston era Uniform, a World War II Flight Jacket, two Japanese Katanas and a Japanese Type 12 Nambu Pistol.

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Series Description

The Robert A. Kammeyer Papers are arranged into five series:

Series I. Personal/Military Associations .5 linear ft. (one manuscript box), 1944 - 1998.

Arranged by topic.

Series II. Mid-Continet Airways/Braniff Airways .5 linear ft. (one manuscript box), 1945 - 2004.

Arranged chronologically.

Series III. News Clippings and Articles .25 linear ft. (one-half manuscript box), 1952 - 2000.

Arranged chronologically.

Series IV. Navigational Aids .75 linear ft. (one and one half manuscript boxes), 1969 - 2000

Arranged by topic.

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Related Materials

Additional Sources

In 2000, Robert A. Kammeyer gave an oral history of his World War II military career and experiences for the University of North Texas Oral History Program. Copies of this interview are available from The University of North Texas Oral history Program.

Books and Magazines

A number of issues of the Braniff International Silver Eagles (BISE) Newsletter were removed from the collection to be checked against volumes already held by the History of Aviation Collection. Duplicate  BISE Newsletters were de-accessioned.

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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, series, 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 : 5RK2-2-22PC1

5 = History of Aviation Archives (HAC)

RK = Robert M. Kammeyer Papers

2= Series Number

2 = Box Number

22 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

C = Color

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/Military Associations 

39th Fighter Squadron Association Rosters. 1993-2004 


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

39th Fighter Squadron Association Newsletter. 1993-2004 


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

39th Fighter Squadron - 60th Anniversary Reunion Program. 1998 


    Box Folder
Text   1 3

39th Fighter Squadron Aircraft Flown: 1946 - 1954. 1998 


    Box Folder
Text   1 4

Photographs: 39th Fighter Squadron. 5RK1-1-PC1 to 5RK1-1-PC6. 1993-1997 


    Box Folder
Text   1 5

World War II Air Commando Association. 1987 


    Box Folder
Text   1 6

World War II Air Commando Association Newsletters. 1987-1991 


    Box Folder
Text   1 7

Out of the Blue- LaVonne Camp. 1987 


    Box Folder
Text   1 8

Fifth Liason Squadron (Air Commandon) in The Pacfic Theater - World War II. 1987 


    Box Folder
Text   1 9

Offical History of the 159th Liasion Squadron Commando. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   1 10

International Liasion Pilot and Aircraft Association (ILPA). 1992 


    Box Folder
Text   1 11

Photographs: Japanese People - World War II. 5RK1-1-PB8 to 5RK1-1-PB8. Circa 1945 


    Box Folder
Text   1 12

159 Liasion Squadron - Mission to Bontoc. 1945 


    Box Folder
Text   1 13

Aviation History Museums. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   1 14

Advanced Medium Ramge Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) - Eglin Air Force Base. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   1 15

General Operating Instructions for Fighter Type Aircraft. 1944 


    Box Folder
Text   1 16

The United States Air Force - Air Dominance for the 21st Century. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   1 17

Berlin Airlift - 50 Years of Freedom through Air Power. 1998 


    Box Folder
Text   1 18

75th Anniversary of Brooks Air Force Base. 1992 


    Box Folder
Text   1 19

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Series II: Mid Continent Airwyas/Braniff Airways 

History of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). 1945 


    Box Folder
Text   2 1

Civil Air Regulations - Part 61: Scheduled Air Carrier Rules. 1949 


    Box Folder
Text   2 2

Pilot's Log Books. 1969-1970 


    Box Folder
Text   2 3

Mid-Continent Airlines Flight Report Pad. 1950 


    Box Folder
Text   2 4

Mid-Continent Airlines' Agreement with ALPA. 1952 Feburary 1 


    Box Folder
Text   2 5

Mid-Continet Airlines Schedules. 1950-1951 


    Box Folder
Text   2 6

Mid-Continent Airlines Merger with Braniff Airways Pilot Seinority. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   2 7

Mid-Continent Airways - Flight Operations Manual 164. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   2 8

Braniff Airways Retirement Income Plan. 1954 


    Box Folder
Text   2 9

Braniff Pilot Benefit Portfolio. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   2 10

Braniff International Airways - Portrait of Progress. 1956 


    Box Folder
Text   2 11

Braniff's Fastback Jet - Promotional Campagin. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   2 12

Braniff International Cocktail Menu. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   2 13

Braniff International Air Sickness Bags. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   2 14

Flying Colors - The Braniff In-flight Magazine. 1980 


    Box Folder
Text   2 15

Braniff International Pattern Bid - JFK Airport Base. 1981 February 


    Box Folder
Text   2 16

Braniff Schedules. 1982 April 25 


    Box Folder
Text   2 17

Mailgram Terminating Braniff Employees. 1982 May 12 


    Box Folder
Text   2 18

Airliners - "Braniff's Flying Colors". 1992 


    Box Folder
Text   2 19

Braniff International Silver Eagles (BISE). 1998-2004 


    Box Folder
Text   2 20

Braniff Airways Timeline: 1947 - 1997. 1997 


    Box Folder
Text   2 21

Photographs: Braniff International - 5RK2-2-22PC1 to 5RK2-2-22PC2. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   2 22

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Series III: News Clippings and Articles 

The Kansas City Times: "Mid-Continent/Braniff Merger. 1952 January 25 


    Box Folder
Text   3 1

Dallas Morning News: "Harding Lawerence Profile". Circa 1965 


    Box Folder
Text   3 2

Texas Monthly: "The Man who Killed Braniff". 1982 


    Box Folder
Text   3 3

Clippings: Braniff Bankruptcy. 1989 


    Box Folder
Text   3 4

Clippings: Enola Gay Controversy. 1998 


    Box Folder
Text   3 5

Obituary: Frank Farrell. 2000 


    Box Folder
Text   3 6

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Series IV: Navigational Aids 

Loran Aviation Atlas for The Cross Country Pilot. 1992 


    Box Folder
Text   3 7

New Mexico Aeronautical Chart. 1990-1991 


    Box Folder
Text   3 8

Jeppesen Airway Manual: Avigation Charts - Part 1. 1968 


    Box Folder
Text   3 9

Jeppesen Airway Manual: Avigation Charts - Part 2. 1968 


    Box Folder
Text   3 10

Jeppesen Airway Manual: Southeastern USA - Part 1. 1969 


    Box Folder
Text   3 11

Jeppesen Airway Manual: Southeastern USA - Part 2. 1969 


    Box Folder
Text   3 12

Jeppesen Airway Manual: Northeastern USA. 1969 


    Box Folder
Text   4 1

Jeppesen Airway Manual: Middle West USA. 1969 


    Box Folder
Text   4 2

Jeppesen Airway Manual: Western USA. 1969 


    Box Folder
Text   4 3

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Series V: Artifacts 

39th Fighter Squadron Coffee Mug. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   5 1

Braniff International Wine Glass (Red). Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   5 2

Braniff International Wine Glass (White). Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   5 3

Braniff International Liqueur Glass. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   5 4

Braniff International Shot Glass. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   5 5

Braniff International Salt and Pepper Shakers. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   5 6

Braniff International Wine Carafe. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   5 7

Braniff International Cappuccino Cup. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   5 8

Japanese Type 14 Nambu Pistol (Includes leather holster and extra magazine). Circa 1945 


    Box Folder
Text   6 1

Braniff International Overnight Kit (Includes Hand Lotion, Mouthwash, Comb, Toothpaste, Sponge, Emery Board, Cologne, Safety Razor). Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   6 2

Brainff International Plastic Tray. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   6 3

Braniff International Plastic Box. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   6 4

Blue Hat with Gold Stick Pin. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   6 5

Japanese Officer's Ceremonial Katana. Circa 1945 


    Box Folder
Text   7 1

Japanese Officer's Battle Katana. Circa 1945 


    Box Folder
Text   7 2

39th Fighter Test Squadron Scarf. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 1

Braniff Airways Button. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 2

Mid-Continent Airlines (MCA) Button. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 3

Trans World Airlines (TWA) Button. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 4

Braniff International Cufflinks - Two Pair. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 5

Pilot Wings - 2 sets. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 6

Mid-Continent Airlines Service Pins - 2. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 7

Braniff International Hat Badge. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 8

Braniff International Wing Badges - 2. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 9

Braniff Soap - 2. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 10

Wishbone. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 12

Braniff Concorde Service Pin. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 12

Braniff Fastbuck Token. 


    Box Folder
Text   8 13

Braniff Cocktail Stirrers - 12. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 14

Propeller Pins - 2. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 15

Braniff International Hat Pin. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 16

Braniff Service Pins - 5. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 17

Mid-Continent Airlines Pilot Wigs - 2. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 18

Braniff International Deck of Playing Cards. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 19

Braniff Captain Insignia - 2. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 20

Braniff Napkin Holder. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 21

Silver Chain. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 22

Japanese Uniform Insignia - World War II - 12. Circa 1945 


    Box Folder
Text   8 23

Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Pins - 2. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 24

Braniff "Flying Colors" Playing Card Deck. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 25

Braniff Key Chains - 2. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 26

Pilot Epaulettes - 6. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 27

Braniff International Buttons - Large - 15. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 28

Braniff International Buttons - Medium - 18. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 29

Braniff International Buttons - Small - 6. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 30

Braniff International Pilot Wings - 3. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 31

Braniff International Halston Pilot Wings. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   8 32

39th Fighter Squadron Flight Jacket. 


    Box Folder
Text   9 1

Braniff International Halston Pilot Uniform Hat. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   10 1

Braniff International Halston Pilot Uniform Jacket. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   10 2

Braniff International Halston Uniform Pants. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   10 3

Poster: Mid-Continent Airlines Curtiss 300. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   11 1

Poster: Braniff International Super Convair 340. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   11 2

Poster: Braniff International DC-6 El Conquistador. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   11 3

Poster: Braniff International Lockheed Constellation. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   11 4

Poster: Braniff International DC-7C El Dorado. Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   11 5

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