Leo Kohn Negative Collection

Volunteers were busy today scanning more of the Leo Kohn negative collection in the museum’s archives.

Here we see Travel Air E-4000 (Kohn identified it as a D-4000) NC-407N at Milwaukee County Airport in Cudahy, Wisconsin at an unknown date, possibly 1941. The ship was owned by “Squeek” Burnett of College Park, Maryland and powered by a Wright R-540 “Whirlwind” of 165 h.p. Image courtesy of Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame.


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    Cameron Price says:

    I am researching Canadian assembled and manufactured Taylor J-2, Piper J-3 and L4B Prospector aircraft by a company Cub Aircraft Corp. Ltd. Ed Coates (Australian) published several of Leo J. Kohn images on his website. Do you have an index of Kohn’s Canadian aircraft negatives? I am trying to acquire at least one image of every Hamilton, Ontario built aircraft 1936 – 1948 for my educational research project. Can you be of assistance? Thank you … Cam

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    Michael O’Leary says:

    My name is Michael O’Leary and I am the owner of Challenge Publications. Among the titles we publish is Air Classics, a monthly aviation history magazine now in its 59th year. I am please that you are preserving Leo’s collection. Over the years, we have printed many of his photos. Currently we are working on a project on civilian de Havilland Vampires surpluses from the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the FAA banned these jets, many were sold to the Mexican Air Force to form that country’s first jet squadron. Our article will be extremely comprehensive and Leo shot many of these aircraft in Wisconsin (I am attaching a sample). I am trying to see how we can get scans of these aircraft. With regards, Michael O’Leary/Users/michaeld.oleary2/Desktop/0-1.jpeg

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