Limited correspondence covers the years 1942 to 1970 and includes a description of the results of a hit by a medium calibre shell on turret four of the USS HELENA in November 1942, notification of Luehman attaining Patrol Plane Commander status (1953) and captain's rank (1959), notification of course completions (1960s), and commendation letters (1960, 1970).
The collection contains three flight logs (March 1943 - December 1948; January 1949 - January 1960; March 1960 - July 1969) which contain information on flight clothing issued, flight destinations, aircraft models used, flight time spans, the purpose of the flights (combat, training, or service), and the conditions of the flights (night or day, visual or by instrument). During World War II log records indicate that Luehman flew missions in the Pacific over Midway, Enewitok, Bonin Islands, Okinawa, Saipan, Guam, Western Korea, Tinian, Shanghai, the China Coast, and Ford Island as well as a long both coasts of the United States and the Caribbean. The logs also indicate that in August 1944 he was attached to Bombing Squadron 118. Although no specific battles are mentioned, briefremarks concerning combat missions do mention fights with "zekes" (February 1945) and searching for sunken ship debris and oil slicks and laying mines (July 1945). Post-war information found in the logs relates such events as circling a typhoon during a weather flight (August 1945) and searching for a nose cone in the Pacific (May 1958). Between 1960 and 1961 the flight logs document his involvement in search and rescue missions in the Caribbean. After October 1963 few flights are recorded.
Miscellaneous items include certificates, a biographical sketch, two passports, and a holder containing his flight certificates. One passport is a displomatic passport issued when he went to the USSR as a Naval Attache (1963) and the other passport documents trips to Arab countries in the 1970s.
Photographs in the collection are of Luehman, the USS HELENA and the damage to turret IV, Luehman's B-24 crew and the B-24 after a crash landing on Midway, the American fleet at Okinawa, a W-2 reconnaisance plane in flight, and various diplomatic activities in Trinidad.
For further information, see OH 129.