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

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: Russell Thaw Personal Photo Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.20042
    Physical Description: 0.1 Cubic Feet 80 Photos
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1950
    Abstract: Russell Thaw was a test pilot for Curtiss during World War Two.

    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

    Russell Thaw performed in movies with his mother as a child. Later, he became a racing pilot, participating in the Bendix Air Race. He also flew the Gee Bee R-2. During World War Two he was a test pilot for Curtiss.

    Scope and Contents

    80 black and white images.

    Related Materials

    Russell William Thaw bio file.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    Flight testing
    Curtiss-Wright Aircraft