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McMullin (Chester) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.SC.10095  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Preferred Citation
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: Chester McMullin Personal Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.SC.10095
    Physical Description: 0.2 Cubic Feet one box with measurements 12 ¼” x 10 ¼” x 2 ½”.
    Date (inclusive): 1924-1997
    Abstract: Chester C. McCullin was born in 1924. He was a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force during World War II.

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

    Biographical / Historical

    Chester C. McCullin was born in 1924. He was a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force during World War II. As a Commander Pilot, he was assigned to fly dangerous missions from India to China in military transport aircraft, presumably the Douglas C-47. He supplied the American and Chinese forces with munitions and supplies in their fight against the Japanese by flying over the Himalayas (dubbed “Hump Pilot”), which were menacing due to lack of navigational charts, radio contact, and weather.
    McCullin passed away in July, 1997.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Related Materials

    Related SDASM Resources: Moser, Don, "Vaulting The Himalayas," World War II: China, Burma, India, Alexandria, VA: Time-Life, 1978, 78-91. – D 743 TL WW2 #9
    Related Research Institutions:
    Secondary Sources: http://www.humppilots.com/guestbook.htm “My Stepfather, C.C. "Chester" McMullin was a Lt. Colonel in the USAF and Hump Pilot.”

    Scope and Contents

    This collection is stored in one box with measurements 12 ¼” x 10 ¼” x 2 ½”. It contains two hard cover pilot log books, and a radio facility and in-flight data chart book. There are also three photographs. Of what is present in the collection, McMullin was a Hump Pilot during World War II, and an avid civilian aviator following the War. The materials are arranged by material type.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army Air Forces.
    Hump Pilot
    Douglas DC-3 Family
    Douglas C-47 Skytrain
    McMullin, Chester