Edward T. Maloney

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Edward T. Maloney is an aviation historian and museum curator based in Southern California.

He is responsible for building much of the collection of historic airframes displayed at the Planes of Fame Museum at Chino Airport, Chino, California.[1]

Maloney had the foresight to recognize that today's scrap is tomorrow's history, and began collecting odd airframes for a future museum. His first item was reportedly the Ohka Kamikaze rocket in the current collection, acquired in 1946.

Maloney opened his first aviation museum at Claremont, California in the late 1950s, and then moved to LA/Ontario International Airport, Ontario, California in the 1960s. His collection included several military aircraft including a rare P-26 Peashooter, a P-51A, a Hanriot HD.1, a Heinkel He 162, the Northrop N9M flying wing testbed, the nose section of a B-36 Peacemaker bomber, and the last active USAF B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, Piccadilly Lilly II (44-83684), in United States Air Force operation, a former drone-director. This B-17 starred in the Twelve O' Clock High television series, 1964-1966. Inter-active displays included a vintage World War II gunnery training machine.

When Maloney was forced to relocate from the Ontario Airport hangar in 1969, his collection moved to its present location at Chino Airport, California. Maloney remains active in the preservation of aviation history.

References[edit]

  1. ^ B-17s: Where to find them. Aero Vintage Books. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
Bibliography
  • Edward T. Maloney and Frank Ryan. P-26, History of the Famous Boeing P-26 Peashooter. Challenge Publications, 1965.
  • Edward T. Maloney and Frank Ryan. Me-262 The Story of the German Air Weapon That Almost Changed the Course of the War... Challenge Publications, 1965.
  • Kamikaze (1966) Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers Inc.
  • Aeronautical Staff of Aero Publishers, Edward T. Maloney and Uwe Feist. Heinkel He 162 "Volksjäger", Aero Series 4. Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1965. ISBN 0-8168-0512-1.
  • Aeronautical Staff of Aero Publishers, Edward T. Maloney and Uwe Feist. Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Aero Series 6. Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1966. ISBN 0-8168-0520-2.
  • Aeronautical Staff of Aero Publishers, Edward T. Maloney and Uwe Feist. Junkers Ju 87 "Stuka", Aero Series 8. Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1966. ISBN 0-8168-0528-8.
  • Heinz J. Nowarra and Edward T. Maloney. Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil", Aero series 9. Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1966. ISBN 0-8168-0532-6.
  • Aeronautical Staff of Aero Publishers, Edward T. Maloney and Uwe Feist. Supermarine Spitfire, Aero Series 10. Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1966. ISBN 0-8168-0536-9.
  • Edward T. Maloney and Uwe Feist. Chance Vought F4U Corsair, Aero Series 11. Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1967. ISBN 0-8168-0540-7.
  • Edward T. Maloney and Uwe Feist. North American P-51 Mustang, Aero Series 15. Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1967. ISBN 0-8168-0556-3.
  • Edward T. Maloney, Uwe Feist and Ronald Ferndock. Messerschmitt 163 "Komet", Aero Series 17. Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1968. ISBN 0-8168-0556-3.
  • Edward T. Maloney. Lockheed P-38 "Lightning", Aero Series 19. Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1968. ISBN 0-8168-0572-5.
  • Edward T. Maloney. Grumman F8F Bearcat, Aero Series 20. Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1969. ISBN 0-8168-0576-8.
  • Edward T. Maloney. Northrop Flying Wings. Buena Park, CA: Planes Of Fame Publishers, 1975. ISBN 0-915464-00-4.
  • Edward T. Maloney. The Messerschmitt Me-262. Corona del Mar, CA: World War II Publications, 1980. ISBN 0-9600248-5-9.
  • Edward T. Maloney and Thomas E. Doll. Chance Vought F4U Corsair, Aero Series 11, second revised edition. Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1985. ISBN 0-8168-0541-5.