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ABOUT THIS CILLECTION

This collection of digital files began in 1998 when Don Pyeatt volunteered to assist a group of local aircraft workers preserve and display a vintage B-36 "Peacemaker" bomber aircraft in a Fort Worth museum devoted to aviation history.  Having no background in aviation, he was assigned the task of compiling a history of aviation in North Texas which would be used for display planning purposes when the new museum was built.  Unfortunately, the museum did not succeed. However while doing research for the project  Mr. Pyeatt collected a considerable mass of material on local aviation history and local Fort Worth and Tarrant County history in general.

Mr. Pyeatt’s research included a variety of sources.  Some items were loaned to Mr. Pyeatt to scan and digitize, others were obtained from websites that he searched for information.  Still others are his personal photographs, videos and scans of his personally-owned items.  A few full-length (copyrighted) video movies are included to depict historical accounts of certain events and/or eras. Other video movies are public domain due to their age or by virtue of their production by, or under contract from, governmental agencies and/or contractors.

 

Early Flight 1900-1912

World War I 1916-1920

Airships and the Fort Worth Helium Plant 1919-1930

Meacham Field and North Texas Commercial Aviation 1930-1938

Second World War: Tarrant Field and the Consolidated Plant 1938-1945

The Strategic Air Command and the Cold War 1945-1966

Aviation History Documents, Clipping Files, and Articles

Early Flight 1900-1912

World War I 1916-1920

Airships and the Fort Worth Helium Plant 1919-1930

Meacham Field and North Texas Commercial Aviation 1930-1938

Cold war: Inter Continental Ballistic Missals -and Strategic Bombers 1960-1975