The Personal Collection of Lee Francis Duncan SDASM.020

Finding aid prepared by Jason Rogers
San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA, 92101
(619) 234-8291

Title: The Personal Collection of Lee Francis Duncan
Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.020
Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet 1 manuscript box
Date (inclusive): 1928-1953
Abstract: Lee Francis Duncan was a member of the early U.S. air mail crews. He also flew for United Airlines and was a member of the Army during World War II.
Language of Materials note: English
creator: Duncan, Lee Francis, 1906-

Biographical/Historical note

Lee Francis Duncan was born in 1906 in Rome, Kansas. After graduating high school in Braman, Oklahoma, he began flying cadet training in 1925 in San Antonio. He was a pilot for United Airlines and in the Air Corp. Reserve. In 1941 he transferred to the War Department Reserve Pool. He flew as a noncombatant as a United Air Lines Pilot for Army Transport in the Pacific between 1943 and 1945. In 1928, Duncan flew Executive Mail during a presidential trip to Wisconsin. He was later part of the crew that made the first airmail stop in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Unknown; acquired by the San Diego Air & Space Museum after 1978.

Preferred Citation note

[Item], [Collection], Archive, San Diego Air & Space Museum

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains material related to Lee Francis Duncan’s career as a pilot with United Airlines and the Air Corp. Reserve.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Air Mail Service--United States--1930-1940
United Airlines