1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 5, 2021 10:45 AM by Alicia Gabriel

    Seeking photos of the US Air Transport Command Band

    Alexis Gillespie Newbie

      For a documentary film about Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, I am seeking photographs of his performances with the US Air Transport Command (ATC) Band in Paris, France in late 1945. Reinhardt played with the ATC band led by Jack Platt in concerts and on radio over the Armed Forces Network.  I've seen several images credited to the US ATC in a biography written by Charles Delaunay, the late manager of Reinhardt, but I cannot find where these images are located with web, LC or NA searches. Can anyone please tell me where I can find photos and recordings from these ATC sessions? Thank you very much in advance for any help with this query.

        • Re: Seeking photos of the US Air Transport Command Band
          Alicia Gabriel Adventurer

          Dear Alexis,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Photographs of U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force subjects (World War II to 2007) are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov and their web site is https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/photographs-dc.html.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


          Alicia Gabriel