Bibliography, Reference Materials, Sources, Etc.

Much of what I know about the Aircruiser comes as much from correspondence with people I came across as well as from the following references. Their names and affiliations are below.
1. Gardiner, Paddy. "Bellanca's Flying W in Canada." Canadian Aviation Historical Society Newsletter, Spring 1971.

2. Rutz, Stan."Bellanca P-200-A. A scratch-builder's delight-classic scale on floats." Model Airplane News, October, 1990, pp. 49, 51-54, 116, 119-20.

3. Juptner, Joseph. U.S. Civil Aircraft. ATC Numbers-301 to 400, Volume 4, pp. 191-193, pp. 281-284. Volume 6, pp. 226-229.

4. Noble, Ernest. "A Study of the Bellanca C-27A." Popular Aviation, April 1934, pp. 230,270-1.

5. Deering, Roscoe. "Bellanca: Giuseppe Bellanca's Better Built Airplanes. Part 1." Sport Flying, date unknown, pp. 46-51, 60, 62, 66.

6. Deering, Roscoe. "The Bellanca Story, Part 2." Sport Flying, date unknown, pp. 42-64.

7. Blaugher, Michael. Guide to over 700 Aircraft Museums. 14th edition, 1995, p. 40.

8. Marshall, Peter. "The flying strong boy -- Bellanca Aircruiser." Airborne, April 1980, pp. 18-19, 26.

9. Dickie, Bonnie. "Bellanca Aircruiser." Up Here, February/March, 2 pp.

10. Peper, Walter S., M.E. "A Technical Description of: The Bellanca Airbus." Aviation Engineering, Volume 4, Number 1, January 1931, pp. 9-13, 35.

11. Grant, Robert S. "The Big Bellancas." Water Flying Annual, 1987, pp. 69-73.

12. Grant, Robert S. "Bellancas Respected in North." The Times-News Life, February 6,1987.

13. Preston, Russ. "Pioneer aircraft retires to museum." The Leader (Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba), March 10, 1981, 2pp.

14. Watt, Erik. "Last in Service: Bellanca-A Trail Blazing Lady." unknown newspaper article, no date.

15. "Fire Destroys White Pass Hangar, Machine Shop, Tools and Equipment, and Bellanca Plane at Local Airport." Whitehorse Star, December 10, 1940.

16. Photographs from the Alfred G. Vellguth Collection. Outbound: CAHS Newsletter, Volume 79, Winter, 1994.

17. Spenser, Jay P. "Bellanca C. F. : The Emergence of the Cabin Monoplane in the United States." Famous Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum, v. 6. (Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982).

18. Davisson, Budd, "Bellanca Aircuiser. Last of the Breed." Flight Journal, Volume 3, Number 1, February 1998, pp 56-59.

19. Bowers, Peter M, "The Bellanca Airbus. Last stop--Canada." AOPA Pilot, February 1981, pp 99,100, 102.

20. Scott Jr., Col. Robert L., "Runway to the Sun" (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945)

21. Arbon, Lee, "They Also Flew: the Enlisted Pilot Legacy, 1912-1942" (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992).

22. Chamberlin, Clarence D., "Record Flights" (Dorrance & Company, 1928).

23. Lindbergh, Charles A., "The Spirit of St. Louis" (New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953).

24. DiStasi, Lawrence, Editor, "Dream Streets" (New York, Harper & Row, 1989).

In no particular order:

Bellanca, Inc., Municipal Airport, P.O. Box 964, Alexandria, MN, 56308, 612/762-1501.

T.R. Judge, member of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society

Gail Pitcher. Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc., Hangar T-2, 958 Ferry Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 0Y8.

Doug Fawcett

Richard Kamm. Parks College, St. Louis University, Cahokia, IL, USA.

The Erickson Group. Vancouver, Washington, USA.

Stan Rutz

Donald Forrester

William Eaton

Robert Taylor

Louis Arata

Wayne Allen

Harry Swanson

Herman Wood

Lee Arbon

Aviation Art Canada, Box 640, Yellowknife, NWT, X1A 2N5, 403/873-6810 Fax: 403/920-2114.

Adanac Aero, 100 Frobisher Dr., Unit 5, Waterloo, Ontario, N2V 2A1, 519/725-3960 Fax: 519/725-5672.

Both Aviation Art Canada and Adanac Aero offer full sized prints of the painting, "The Big Bellanca" by Robert W. Bradford, Canada's foremost aviation artist. Aviation Art Canada commissioned the painting.

Antique Airplane Assn., Inc., Antique Airfield, 22001 Bluegrass Road, Ottumwa, IA, 52501-8659.

Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum Library, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560, 202/357-3133 Fax: 202/786-2835, Email: NASMARCH@SIVM.SI.EDU

More as I leaf back through my files....