Scope and Content of Collection
Title: John Leonard Yingst papers,
Collection Number: 2000C70
Creator: John Leonard Yingst, 1915-
1 manuscript box
(0.4 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The John Leonard Yingst papers are comprised of his pilot's flying logbooks, service records, identification documents, and
photographs gathered during his time as a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary. Material relates to airplane ferrying operations
of the Air Transport Auxiliary in Great Britain during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
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[Identification of item], John Leonard Yingst papers, 1941-1945, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
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. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes
listed in this finding aid.
Jane Spencer collection, Hoover Institution Archives
Ann Wood-Kelly papers, Hoover Institution Archives
John Leonard Yingst was born May 21, 1915, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He joined the Air Transport Auxiliary on January 16,
1941, and served as a flying officer until April 15, 1945. During this time he was responsible for ferrying military aircraft
in Great Britain. After terminating his contract with the Air Transport Auxiliary, he returned home to Pennsylvania.
Scope and Content of Collection
The John Leonard Yingst papers are comprised of pilot's flying logbooks, service records, identification documents and photographs
gathered during Yingst's time as a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary(ATA). The material relates to airplane ferrying operations
of the ATA in Great Britain during World War II, and is arranged in chronological order.
The pilot's flying logbooks relate to John Yingst's first flight in March of 1941 through his final flight in April of 1945.
His service records consist of all contracts entered into with the ATA, accident reports, flight documents, forms related
to rationing, and correspondence related to his contract termination with the ATA. The identification documents consist of
passport, embarkation orders, various alien registration documents, license to possess maps, and an insurance certificate
for a private automobile. The photographs consist of 12 images taken between 1943 and 1945 depicting various ATA ferry groups
in which John Yingst was a member, John Yingst with aircraft, the airport at Ringway, Manchester, and John Yingst with various
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Great Britain. Air Transport Auxiliary.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation.