Julius A. Barr Photograph Album

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Title

Julius A. Barr Photograph Album

Description

Julius Augustus Barr (1905-1939) had a varied flight career as a transcontinental air mail pilot, a test pilot, a military aircraft demonstrator, and a personal transport pilot. He served, either by choice or detainment (reports vary), as the personal pilot for Zhang Xueliang. After being released from Zhang's service, he became one of the personal pilots for Chiang Kai-shek. Barr joined the Boeing Aircraft Company in 1938 as an engineer and test pilot. He was killed in 1939 during a flight test of the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, which suffered engine failure and crashed near Alder, Washington.

The Julius A. Barr Photograph Album contains three hundred and thirty (339) black-and-white photographs documenting Barr's time in China from 1934 to 1937. Images feature aerial shots of Chinese countryside, cities, and airfields; aircraft such as the Boeing Model 247D piloted by Barr; military activities such as supply drops, troop inspections and movement, and damaged buildings; and points of interest in China, including the Great Wall, tombs, pagodas, and temples. Identified people in album include Barr and his immediate family, Royal Leonard (another pilot for Chiang Kai-shek), Zhang Xueliang (also known as the "Young Marshal" and "Peter Chang"), Chiang Kai-shek, and General Yang Hucheng.

The collection also contains a single file folder with photocopies of some images from within the album. There are two photocopied pages that feature the cover and an unnumbered page from Flight in the China Air Space 1910-1950 by Malcom Rosholt. The unnumbered page features a group portrait of fourteen people in evening dress and includes James "Jimmy" Elder and Julius Barr. The items in the folder have not been digitized.

Subject

Barr, Julius A., 1905-1939
Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975
Zhang, Xueliang, 1901-2001
Guo min ge ming jun
National Revolutionary Army (China)
Aircraft accidents
Airplanes
Buildings -- War damage
Airports
Air pilots
Ships

Creator

Barr, Julius A., 1905-1939

Format

aerial photographs
photographic prints
photograph albums

Date

1934-1937

Language

English

Coverage

China

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Julius A. Barr Photograph Album must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The Julius A. Barr Photograph Album/The Museum of Flight

Collection Items

[Julius A. Barr photograph album]
Photograph album containing three hundred and thirty-nine (339) black-and-white photographs, circa 1934-1937. The photos cover Barr's time in China as a personal pilot for both Zhang Xueliang (also known as the "Young Marshal" and "Peter Chang") and…

[Photograph album dedication]
Handwritten dedication from Julius A. Barr to Mr. James C. Elder, June 1937. Item from album page 1.Inscription: "This album is presented to Mr. James C. Elder in appreciation of his creating a feeling of stability in this land of uncertainties.…

[Aerial view of troop movements in Shaanxi, China]
Oblique aerial photograph of troop movements in Shaanxi, China, circa 1934-1937. The inscription notes that the troops belong to General Wang Yizhe. Photo from album page 136.Inscription on album page: "[Troops] of Gen. Wang I-Cheh."Part of the…

[Aerial view of troop movements in Shaanxi, China]
Oblique aerial photograph of troop movements in Shaanxi, China, circa 1934-1937. Photo from album page 136.Inscription on album page: "Troops* marching in northern Shensi."Part of the Julius A. Barr photograph album containing three hundred and…

[Soldiers at airfield in Pingliang, China]
Photograph of National Revolutionary Army soldiers lining the perimeter of an airfield in Pingliang, China, October 1935. Photo from album page 135.Inscription on album page: "Soldiers lining edge of airport at Pingliang, Kansu. Oct. 1935."Part of…

[Bullet hole in Boeing Model 247D wing]
Photograph of a bullet hole in the right wing of a Boeing Model 247D, circa 1934-1937. Photo from album page 135.Inscription on album page: "Right wing, top."Part of the Julius A. Barr photograph album containing three hundred and thirty-nine (339)…

[Pailou in Suide, China]
Photograph of a pailou in Suide, China, circa 1934-1937. Photo from album page 134.Inscription on album page: "Detail."Part of the Julius A. Barr photograph album containing three hundred and thirty-nine (339) black-and-white photographs, circa…

[Pailou in Suide, China]
Photograph of a pailou in Suide, China, circa 1934-1937. Photo from album page 134.Inscription on album page: "Pai Lu near Sui Teh gate."Part of the Julius A. Barr photograph album containing three hundred and thirty-nine (339) black-and-white…

[Julius A. Barr and Yu]
Photograph of Julius A. Barr (right) and Yu (left) sitting on a kang (heated platform) in Suide, China, circa 1934-1937. Photo from album page 133.Inscription on album page: "Our heated kong [sic]."Part of the Julius A. Barr photograph album…

[Soldiers in Suide, China]
Photograph of National Revolutionary Army soldiers positioned around a gate and footpath in Suide, China, circa 1934-1937. Photo from album page 133.Inscription on album page: "The inner gate."Part of the Julius A. Barr photograph album containing…
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