DescriptionEd White II: USAF Experimental Test Pilot School Diploma and Class Photo Signed by Jim McDivitt and others, from His Personal Collection. A 12" x 9" framed diploma, text as follows: "United States Air Force/ Air Research and Development Command/ Air Force Flight Test Center/ USAF Experimental Flight Test Pilot School/ Captain Edward H. White, II/ is hereby awarded this/ Diploma/ having successfully completed a course in the Flight Techniques and/ Engineering Principles of Experimental Flight Testing as prescribed/ by Headquarters United States Air Force./ Given at Edwards Air Force Base this twenty-second/ day of April nineteen hundred sixty." Signed at close by two commanders. Near fine condition, frame a bit rough.
Also included is a 10" x 8" B&W photo of the test pilot group at Edwards AFB in 1959, all posed in front of a plane. It is signed by fourteen of the sixteen pictured including Jim McDivitt. It is not signed by White who is pictured as this was his personal copy of the photo. White and McDivitt, who would fly in Gemini 4 together, were friends for a number of years before their NASA association.
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