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Frank C. Fox photographs

Guide to the Frank C. Fox photographs

Collection number: HMC-0708.
Creator: Fox, Frank C.
Title: Frank C. Fox photographs.
Dates: 1946-1993.
Volume of collection: 0.5 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of a pilot with the U.S. Air Force who served at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage.

Biographical note:
Frank C. Fox was an officer and helicopter pilot in the United States Air Force. During his career, Fox served in the following assignments: 83rd Air Rescue Squadron in Germany (1953-1956); 1401st Helicopter Flight, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, and 1001st Helicopter Flight, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. (1957-1962); and Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska (1962-1966). Fox retired from the U. S. Air Force with the rank of major in 1968. He also flew helicopters for the Western Geophysical company in 1969.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the aviation photographs of U. S. Air Force officer and helicopter pilot, Frank C. Fox. The collection contains 424 photographs, 2 negatives, 13 copy prints of photographs, and 47 color copies of photographs. The photographs primarily relate to Fox’s U. S. Air Force career flying helicopters in Germany (1953-1956), in the Washington, D.C. area (1957-1962), and Alaska (1962-1966). The collection also includes aerial photographs of damage from the Alaska earthquake of 1964, as well as photographs of various military helicopters and airplanes.

Digitized copies: Select photographs have been digitized and can be found on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note:  Archives does not own copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: Frank C. Fox photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Archives by James D. Schindler in 2004.

Processing information: This collection was originally processed and described by Jeffrey A. Sinnott in 2004.  The guide to the collection was revised by Megan K. Friedel in 2010.

Container list:

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1  22 photographs of Frank C. Fox in Germany with the 83rd Air Rescue Squadron.  Helicopter models depicted include H19B, YH-21, H-5, and H-13.  Locations include Sembach Air Base (1954, 1956); Spangdahlem Air Base (1956); Weisbaden Air Base (1954); Helicopter School, Gary Air Force Base, San Marcos, Texas (1953). 1953-1956
1/2 5 color copies of photographs and 36 photographs of Frank C. Fox in Washington D.C.  Subjects include: USAF Helicopter Pilots Assoc. Memorial Dedication (1992); H-21 Pilot Transition School, Randolf Air Force Base, Texas (1957); American Helicopter Society Meeting, Anacostia Navel Air Station, Washington, D.C. (1957); Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (1957, 1962); Friendship Airport, Baltimore, Maryland (1957); Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. (1962); and Dulles International Airport (1964).  Helicopter models depicted include H21B, H19B, Boeing Vertol 107 Prototype, S-58 Sikorski, McDonald 120, and J-3 Ranger.  Group portraits include 1401st Helicopter Flight, Andrews AFB, Maryland (1958); and 1001st Helicopter Flight, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C. (1962). 1957-1992
1/3 54 photographs of Frank C. Fox’s military duty in Alaska, including images of H-21 Helicopters; Main Street of Dawson Creek, British Columbia and the Mile 0 sign for the Alaska Highway; Air Force cargo plane; air rescue training exercises; aerial photos of Anchorage; Aerial photos of a flooded plain; fellow officers, pilots and crew including group portraits; and airmen at Alaska Command, Airscrew Arctic Survival Training School. 1962-1966
1/4 52 photographs and 2 negatives of an H-21 Helicopter in Alaska and portraits of Frank C. Fox.  Locations include: Elmendorf Air Force Base (1963-1966); King Salmon Air Force Station (1963-1966); Lake Clark Pass (1963-1964, 1966); Gulkana Airstrip (1963); Lake Louise (1964); Whittier (1964); Cape Menshikof (1964); Chugach Mountains landing area (1964, 1966); and Katmai National Monument (1965). 1961-1993
1/5 42 photographs of damage to Anchorage (primarily downtown and Turnagain Heights) following the Alaska earthquake, taken from a USAF H-21 helicopter flown by Capt. Frank C. Fox and Capt. William A. Kuschel Jr. 1964 March 28
1/6 38 color photos of earthquake damage in Anchorage (including downtown, Government Hill, and Turnagain Heights), Whittier, Seward, Portage and points in between on the Alaska Railroad, many taken from H-21B helicopter. 1963-1964
1/7 12 photographs of Alaska, depicting helicopter models Bell 206A, Bell G3B1, Bell 206BIII, and Bell 206BII and locations such as Rightender Heliport, Kenai (1969); Tyonek Airstrip (1969); Kalgin Island, Cook Inlet (1969); Sagwon, Alaska (1969); Madeline, California, Likely Fire (1981); Mount Lassen, California (1981); Ravendale, California Fire Station (1981). 1969-1981
1/8 35 photographs of helicopters, including models H21 Tandem, H21B, and Vertol 107 at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. 1956-1963
1/9 80 photographs of various aircraft, including Douglas C-74, Lockheed F-94C, Republic F-84F, British “Canberra” B-2, Chase XC-123A, Boeing KC-97A, Consolidated Vultee XC-99 “Convair”, North American F-86, Lockheed F-80 “Shooting Star”, North American F-82, Republic F-84 “Thunderjet,” Northrup B-49 “Flying Wing”, Consolidated Vultee B-36, Boeing B-47, North American B-45, and Martin XB-51, B-29. 1946-1954
1/10 15 copies of photographs depicting various helicopter and airplanes, including helicopter models include: HB21B, HH-21B, and H-21B and airplane models V-133A cargo and L-20.  Locations identified include Elmendorf Air Force Base (1963-1964); Railroad Yards, Portage (1964); Lake Clark Pass (1964, 1966); Cape Menshikof, Bristol Bay (1964); Fire Island Air Force Station (1963); Katmai National Monument (1965); south shore of Lake Iliamna (1966); and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, aircraft storage (1970). 1963-1966
1/11  40 color copies of photographs, primarily of airplanes, including photos of Frank Fox and North American T-6G on the ramp at Bartow Air Base, Florida in 1952 and B-29 of the 301st Bomb Wing (M) Smokey Hill Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas, August 1949. 1949-1950



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