Straight, Whitney Willard, 1912-1979

Air Commodore Straight. Born in America, family moved to England in 1925. Grand Prix motor racing driver, aviator, businessman. Helped develop the Miles Whitney Straight aircraft. Served as a Royal Air Force pilot in No. 601 Sqadron RAF. Sent to the Middle East with the rank of Air Commodore, in charge of RAF transport command operations, and in September 1943 took over the newly made Cairo aerodrome. Later became Managing Director and CEO of British Overseas Airways Corporation.

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Date: 1943-1944 From: New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency Ref: PA1-q-299 Description: Photographs of New Zealand military personnel serving in the Middle East and Italy during World War 2, 1943-1944, taken by various photographers and compiled...
Date: Jun 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-08040-G Description: Copy negative taken by Whites Aviation. Photographer of original unidentified. Quantity: 1 b&w copy negative(s). Physical Description: Glass negative, 3.25...
Date: Jun 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-08041-G Description: Copy negative taken by Whites Aviation. Photographer of original unidentified. Quantity: 1 b&w copy negative(s). Physical Description: Glass negative, 3.25...
Date: Jun 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-08039-G Description: Copy negative taken by Whites Aviation. Photographer of original unidentified. Quantity: 1 b&w copy negative(s). Physical Description: Glass negative, 3.25...
Portrait of Mr Whitney-Straight, sitting at a desk, during a BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) visit to New Zealand, location unidentified
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07861-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: ¼ plate Glass negative
Portrait of Mr Whitney-Straight during BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) visit to New Zealand, location unidentified
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07842-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: ¼ plate Glass negative
Portrait of Mr Whitney-Straight, during BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) visit to New Zealand, location unidentified
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07858-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: ¼ plate Glass negative
BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) visit to New Zealand, (L to R) Mr Knollys, Mr Isitt, Mr Rudder, Mr Whitney-Straight, Mr Roberts and Mr Hood, location unidentified
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07844-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: ¼ plate Glass negative
Portrait of Mr Whitney-Straight, sitting at a desk, during a BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) visit to New Zealand, location unidentified
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07860-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: ¼ plate Glass negative
Portrait of Mr Whitney-Straight, during BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) visit to New Zealand, location unidentified
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07859-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: ¼ plate Glass negative
Willard Whitney Straight, of British Overseas Airways Corporation, with Mr Bolt, standing in front of aircraft engines, Auckland
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07839-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Glass negative, 3.25 x 4.25 inches
Portrait of Mr Whitney-Straight, during BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) visit to New Zealand, location unidentified
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07857-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: ¼ plate Glass negative
Willard Whitney Straight, managing director of British Overseas Airways Corporation, with Mr Bolt, at an unidentified location
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07838-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Glass negative, 3.25 x 4.25 inches
BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) visit to New Zealand, (L to R) Mr Knollys, Mr Isitt, Mr Rudder, Mr Whitney-Straight, Mr Roberts and Mr Hood, location unidentified
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07843-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: ¼ plate Glass negative
BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) visit to New Zealand, (L to R) Mr Knollys, Mr Isitt, Mr Rudder, Mr Whitney-Straight, Mr Roberts and Mr Hood, location unidentified
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07841-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: ¼ plate Glass negative
Group from British Overseas Airways Corporation, showing left to right; Lord Knollys, Willard Whitney Straight, and Mr Roberts, during their visit to New Zealand
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07835-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Glass negative, 3.25 x 4.25 inches
Willard Whitney Straight, left, and Lord Knollys, both of British Overseas Airways Corporation, inspecting aircraft engines in an aviation workshop, during their visit to New Zealand
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07836-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Glass negative, 3.25 x 4.25 inches
Sir Whitney-Straight in front of a BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) Lancastrian aircraft 'New Haven', during visit to New Zealand, location unidentified
Date: May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07862-F Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Cellulosic film negative, 1/2 plate
Mr Whitney-Straight in front of a BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) Lancastrian aircraft, during visit to New Zealand, location unidentified
Date: 29 May 1947 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-07846-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: ¼ plate Glass negative