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Leonhardt (Elmer) Personal Photo Collection
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: Elmer Leonhardt Personal Photo Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.20034
    Physical Description: 0.1 Cubic Feet One Photo Envelope
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1923
    Abstract: Elmer Leonhardt was an early Airmail Pilot.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

    Conditions Governing Use

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

    Preferred Citation

    [Item], [Filing Unit], [Series Title], [Subgroups], [Record Group Title and Number], [Repository “San Diego Air & Space Museum Library & Archives”]

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials in this Collection were donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

    Biographical / Historical

    Elmer Leonhardt was an Air Mail pilot. Air Mail Service Began:September 19, 1919 Air Mail Service Ended: February 26, 1923 Elmer G. Leonardt died on February 26, 1923 while flying from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania to Cleveland, Ohio, when he became trapped in dense fog near Meadville, Pennsylvania. He tried to set down in the field, hooked the landing gear on double-wire fence, and the airplane flipped on its back. Leonardt was thrown out and killed.

    Related Materials

    Air Mail subject files.

    Scope and Contents

    38 Photos numbered 09_2173 to 09_2211

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Air Mail Service -- United States -- 1930-1940
    Curtiss JN-4 Jenny
    Leonhardt, Elmer