John G. Kaminski Papers, 1912-1960

Summary Information

Title: John G. Kaminski Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1912-1960

  • Kaminski, John G., 1893-1960
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 146

Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (1 archives box, 1 flat box, 6 oversize folders)

Archival Locations:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Papers of a stunt flyer who was the first Polish-American aviator and the first licensed pilot in Wisconsin. His flying career, which spanned 1912-1919, included exhibition flying for the Curtiss Exhibition Company and service with the 7th Aero Squadron, based in Panama, during World War I. Included in the papers are advertising posters, correspondence, interviews, legal documents, news clippings, programs, photocopied scrapbooks, and a few artifacts. Photographs document his Curtiss Model D pusher aircraft and other planes, his crashes at Tomahawk, Wis., and at the Milwaukee Yacht Club, and his aircraft and fellow pilots in Panama.

Language: English

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