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Douglas M-2 model

Medium:
metal; paint
Dimensions:
15.2 x 38.1 x 50.8 cm (6 x 15 x 20 in.)
Type:
Transportation Equipment & Models
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1926-1930s
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Object number:
0.234863.101
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm86fe9e93a-720f-41ba-addb-e5f1953ad25f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.234863.101

Statue Antiche E...Casa Moderne

Collection Creator:
Brom, John L.  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color silent; 436 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1959
Scope and Contents:
Edited film depicts classical Western statuary, a modern home in Africa with a swimming pool, people relaxing in the pool, an air-show of WWII planes, a safari group, and the Hotel des Chutes in Kiuro. Film is associated with John Brom collection but it is not certain that he was involved in making this film.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Architecture, Domestic ; Safaris ; Swimming pools ; Aeronautics Exhibitions ; Airplanes, Military ; Tourism
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1998.18.8
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
John L. Brom films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John L. Brom films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc929795e23-60de-48d8-8663-4621511f50e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1998-18-ref10

[Trade catalogs from Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.]

Company Name:
Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
The Mark I Perceptron, a pattern learning and recognition device; airplanes, military applications; annual report, 1954.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Buffalo, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Computers  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11640
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11640

[Trade catalogs from Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd.]

Company Name:
Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
Fairey Marine Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Airplanes, military; hydraulic power-assister for aircraft controls; helicopters. Sailboats; row boats; dinghies.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
7 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Middlesex, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Ships  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14262
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14262

Tumult in the clouds the aviation art of Russell Smith Jim Wilberg ; Jack Herris, editor

Author:
Wilberg, Jim  Search this
Author:
Herris, Jack 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 172 illustrations (some color) 23 x 29 cm
Type:
Art and the war
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Art
Date:
2011
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Air warfare in art  Search this
Airplanes, Military, in art  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Avions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117964

[Airmen fueling military airplanes : black-and-white photoprint]

Sponsor:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Donor:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Collection Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (8.6" x 7.4".)
Container:
Box 29, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1940-1950]
Scope and Contents:
Unidentified photographer.
Local Numbers:
00071102.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Airmen  Search this
Airplanes -- Military -- 1940-1950  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection / Series 1: Historical Photographs, 1850s-1950s / 1.36: War, 1914, 1940s
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep823caf3e3-11df-4e67-a76d-3d3ea8c1bda3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0711-ref1484
Online Media:

Official Duties, Army Air Forces Day

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
August 11, 1946
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.9: Lockbourne AAB/AAF/AFB (Lockbourne, OH), Base Commander
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2da9dee46-d81a-4d19-8250-d80154652dbf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1834
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Nose Art Photography Collection [Serotkin]

Creator:
Serotkin, Robert, 1911-1986  Search this
Names:
United States. Army Air Forces. 1st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron  Search this
Serotkin, Robert, 1911-1986  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder, 32 photographs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1942-1945
Summary:
This collection consists of 32 black and white photographs relating to artist and photographer Robert Isadore Serotkin (1911-1986) and includes examples of the aircraft nose art which he painted while serving with the US Army Air Forces during World War II.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 32 black and white photographs relating to Robert Serotkin and examples of the aircraft nose art which he painted during World War II. Seven images were copied by the museum from original negatives loaned by the Serotkin family; the remaining 25 images are original print photographs. The collection includes informal portrait photographs of Serotkin including one with his wife, Rose Shirley (Hymowitz) Serotkin; snapshots of Serotkin and fellow servicemen; and detail views of aircraft nose art. Aircraft pictured include the Boeing B-29 Superfortresses "Lady in Waiting" (s/n 44-84068), "R. S. M. Dragon" (s/n 44-83966), and "Slave Girl" (s/n 44-27307); Boeing F-9 "Margie's Mad Greek II" (s/n 42-30253) and Boeing F-9B Flying Fortress "Golden Hind" (s/n 42-6187); Boeing F-13A (R-13A, RB-29A) reconnaissance aircraft "Margie's Mad Greek III" (s/n 44-61843) and "Over Exposed" (s/n 44-61813); Consolidated B-24 Liberators "Lucky Strike" (believed to be s/n 44-41976), "Luvablass", and "Over Loaded"; and Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Cheri." Also included are three views of the wreck of the Martin (Glenn L.) PBM-5 Mariner "Cloud Hopper" on a beach in Okinawa in late 1945.
Arrangement:
The photographs are grouped by subject.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Isadore Serotkin was born May 23, 1911, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the Pennsylvania School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia from 1937-1938, and by 1941 was self-employed as a commercial photographer. Serotkin entered service with the US Army on February 12, 1942, and after basic training in Biloxi, Mississippi, was sent to the Army Air Forces (AAF) Technical School at Lowry Field, Colorado, from July-September 1942 for training as an aerial photographer. At the conclusion of his training, Serotkin was promoted to Staff Sergeant and assigned to the newly-redesignated 1st Photographic Mapping Squadron. Aerial mapping duties took Serotkin to posts in Africa at Accra (British Gold Coast), Morocco, and Egypt before being sent back to the United States for additional training in Boeing F-13A aircraft (the reconnaissance version of the B-29 Superfortress) at Smoky Hill Army Air Field in Salinas, Kansas. In September 1945, the squadron, now redesignated as 1st Photo Reconnaissance Squadron (Very Heavy), was posted to Okinawa. Throughout his military career, Serotkin put his skills as a commercial artist to good use by painting nose art (aircraft personal art) on various aircraft when the weather was too bad to fly mapping missions. Serotkin was discharged from the USAAF on January 20, 1946; he died in Boca Raton, Florida, on December 26, 1986.
Provenance:
Rita Serotkin, gift, 2000, NASM.2000.0046
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Occupation:
Commercial artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Consolidated B-24 Liberator Family  Search this
Martin (Glenn L.) PBM Mariner Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Nose Art Photography Collection [Serotkin], Acc. NASM.2000.0046, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0046
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Nose Art Photography Collection [Serotkin]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b10879e6-00d2-4332-b9b4-30d3d38df756
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0046
Online Media:

Tinian Color Slides

Creator:
Staley, George E.  Search this
Names:
Bendix Aviation Corp  Search this
Tinian Island Airbase  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces. 509th Composite Group  Search this
Staley, George E.  Search this
Tibbets, Paul  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Date:
1945
Summary:
During World War II, George E. Staley worked for Bendix as a technical representative for their fuel injection system which was used in Boeing B-29 Superfortresses. In 1945 Staley was sent to Tinian for seven months, during which time the Enola Gay made her historic flight. This collection consists of the 22 color slides taken by Staley during his stay in Tinian. The images are of Tinian and units stationed there, including aircraft of the 509th Composite Group, the 6th Bomb Group, and the 504th Bomb Group.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the 22 color slides taken by Staley during his stay in Tinian. The images are of Tinian and units stationed there, including aircraft of the 509th Composite Group, the 6th Bomb Group, and the 504th Bomb Group. A few slides show 'Enola Gay' and her crew (with Colonel Paul Tibbets), and scenes of men celebrating the 'Enola Gay's' successful flight. Several slides show B-29 nose art and nicknames: Full House, The B.A. Bird, Doc's Deadly Dose, Cox's Army, The Ernie Pyle, The Herd of Bald Goats, The Spirit of Sammy, Snugglebunny, Earthquake McGoon, and Flak Alley.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
During World War II, George E. Staley worked for Bendix as a technical representative for their fuel injection system which was used in Boeing B-29 Superfortresses. In 1945 Staley was sent to Tinian for seven months, during which time the Enola Gay made her historic flight.
Provenance:
George E. Staley, Gift, 1996, NASM.1996.0014
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Citation:
Tinian Color Slides, NASM.1996.0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1996.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg295ca51f6-dab2-4851-b70d-76b65f1d48e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1996-0014
Online Media:

Website Records

Topic:
Air and Space Magazine
Smithsonian Magazine
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the World War 2 National Capital Flyover, an event marking the 70th anniversary of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day on May 8, 2015. To honor the 16 million who served in the United States (U. S.) armed forces during World War 2 and to spotlight the essential role that aircraft played in U. S. victory, the General Aviation Manufacturers' Association led an effort to bring one of the largest privately owned collections of World War 2 airplanes ever assembled (known as the "Arsenal of Democracy") to fly over the National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia, in fourteen formations. The "Smithsonian" and "Air and Space" magazines jointly served as the media sponsor for the event.

This accession includes the section of the "Air and Space" magazine website created to publicize the event as it existed on May 5, 2015. It includes information about viewing the event and about the airplanes themselves as well as a plane-spotting guide and links to articles about the event and about World War 2 in general found elsewhere on the website (this accession also includes many of those articles).

In addition, this accession includes a sample of social media content related to the event. Over 14,000 Tweets using the hashtag "#WW2Flyover" were captured from the microblogging service Twitter during the period of April 28 through May 11, 2015. The hashtag was used by official Smithsonian Institution accounts as well as external organizations and the general public.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Social media  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
V-E Day, 1945  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- History  Search this
Microblogs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-264, Smithsonian Enterprises, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-264
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-264

France Field, Panama, Photographs [Abby Weed Grey]

Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
Circa 1928
Summary:
Nine photographs taken by Abby Weed Grey (1902-1983) of aircraft at France Field, Panama, circa 1928. The collection includes a photograph of Charles Lindbergh and the "Spirit of St. Louis.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of nine photographs of aircraft and of Charles Lindbergh at France Field, Panama.
Arrangement:
...
Biographical / Historical:
Abby Weed Grey (1902-1983) traveled the world as an army wife [Ben Grey] and was a Minnesota teacher, art collector, gallery owner and philanthropist. Between 13 December 1927 and 8 February 1928, Lieutenant Charles A. Lindbergh visited France Field, Panama, as part of a Pan-American "Goodwill Tour."
Provenance:
Minnesota Historical Society, Transfer, 1989, NASM.XXXX.1034
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Aircraft  Search this
Seaplanes  Search this
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Military bases  Search this
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"  Search this
Citation:
France Field, Panama, Photographs [Abby Weed Grey], Acc. XXXX.1034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1034
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2963a8faf-403e-4ca4-811c-d951d1de8a10
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1034
Online Media:

Red wings in the Winter War 1939-1940 Carl-Fredrik Geust

Author:
Geust, Carl-Fredrik  Search this
Physical description:
352 pages illustrations, some color, maps 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Soviet Union
Finland
Date:
2020
Topic:
Russo-Finnish War, 1939-1940--Aerial operations  Search this
Airplanes, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Military operations, Aerial  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106147

Heinkel combat aircraft Manfred Griehl

Author:
Griehl, Manfred  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) chiefly illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Tyskland
Date:
1992
Topic:
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Heinkel airplanes  Search this
Militärflygplan  Search this
Military aircraft--History  Search this
Germany  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113473

The world air power guide David Wragg

Author:
Wragg, David W  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 298 pages [24] pages of plates illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2010
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Air forces--History  Search this
Air power  Search this
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Air forces  Search this
Luftwaffe  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113768

Axis Aircraft in Latin America Amaru Tincopa and Santiago Rivas

Author:
Rivas, Santiago 1977-  Search this
Tincopa, Amaru  Search this
Physical description:
368 pages illustrations, maps (some color) 30 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Latin America
Date:
2016
Topic:
Airplanes, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Military operations, Aerial  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1055776

American Airline's Secret War in China Project Seven Alpha, WWII

Author:
Shanle, Leland  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces Transportation  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (198 pages)
Type:
Fiction
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Burma
Europe
Date:
2016
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airlift, Military--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Douglas DC-3 (Transport plane)  Search this
HISTORY--Western  Search this
Airlift, Military  Search this
Armed Forces--Transportation  Search this
Military campaigns  Search this
Call number:
PS3619.H35475 A44 2016 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153110

La 5/7 fighters in action by Hans-Heiri Stapfer ; color by Don Greer ; illustrated by Ernesto Cumpian and Richard Hudson

Author:
Stapfer, Hans-Heiri  Search this
Physical description:
49 pages illustrations (some color) 21 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1998
Topic:
Fighter planes  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Soviet  Search this
Airplanes, Military--History  Search this
Military operations, Aerial--Soviet  Search this
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113460

Storm of eagles the greatest aviation photographs of World War II John Dibbs and Kent Ramsey ; with text by Lieutenant Colonel Robert Renner, USAF

Photographer:
Dibbs, John M  Search this
Ramsey, Kent  Search this
Author:
Renner, Robert (Air pilot)  Search this
Physical description:
245 pages illustrations (some color) 25 x 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
History
Photobooks
Date:
2019
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aviation  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aviation--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations--History  Search this
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Military operations, Aerial  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114213

Star-Spangled Banner in A&I

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
Star-Spangled Banner (Flag)  Search this
Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
1928
Topic:
Interiors  Search this
Arts and Industries Building--North Hall  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Flags  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Military paraphernalia  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-2708 or 11115 or MAH-11115
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9294

Walk around EA-6B Prowler by Joe Michaels ; color by Don Greer and David Gephardt ; illustrated by David Gebhardt and Darren Glenn

Title:
EA-6B Prowler
Author:
Michaels, Joe Ph. D  Search this
Author:
Greer, Don  Search this
Gephardt, David  Search this
Glenn, Darren  Search this
Physical description:
79 pages illustrations (some color) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
Topic:
EA-6 (Electronic warfare aircraft)  Search this
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113511

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