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  • Title: John Leonard Yingst papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1945
    Collection Number: 2000C70
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 Linear Feet)
    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.
    Creator: Yingst, John Leonard, 1915-
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


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    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2000.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Leonard Yingst papers, 1941-1945, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    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 companions.

    Related Materials

    Jane Spencer collection, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Ann Wood-Kelly papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation
    Great Britain. Air Transport Auxiliary