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1900 Wright Glider (reproduction)

Manufacturer:
Ken Hyde and the Wright Experience Team  Search this
Materials:
Framework: spruce and ash
Covering: fabric
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 5.2 m (17 ft)
Length: 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)
Height: 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)
Weight: 23.6 kg (52 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
2003
Credit Line:
Gift of Ken Hyde and the Wright Experience Team.
Inventory Number:
A20050452000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv991db1d02-ad3e-4330-8dc4-648df5cf9d50
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20050452000
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Bell UH-1H Iroquois "Huey" Smokey III

Manufacturer:
Bell Helicopter Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Metal airframe, plexiglass windows.
Dimensions:
Rotor Diameter: 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
Length: 12.6 m (41 ft 5 in)
Height: 4.2 m (13 ft 7 in)
Weight, empty: 2,580 kg (5,687 lb)
Weight, gross: 4,309 kg (9,500 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1966
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Army Aviation Museum
Inventory Number:
A19960005000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv936223ed4-9687-40f7-a38d-cfe92b4e349b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19960005000
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Wright Aeronautical (Wankel) RC2-60 Rotary Engine

Manufacturer:
Wright Aeronautical  Search this
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1970
Credit Line:
Gift of the Paterson Museum
Inventory Number:
A19870228000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e218466c-7c2c-41c9-96db-43637e77fe56
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19870228000

Convair XFY-1 Pogo

Manufacturer:
Convair  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 286 15/16in. (728.9cm)
Other: 286 15/16 x 418 x 308in. (728.9 x 1061.7 x 782.3cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy
Inventory Number:
A19730274000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f2cb8c13-e281-4ee4-9ee1-102a165f3035
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19730274000

Arlington Sisu 1A

Manufacturer:
Arlington Aircraft Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 15.2 m (50 ft)
Length: 6.4 m (21 ft 2 in)
Height: 1 m (41 in)
Weights: Empty, 246 kg (546 lb)
Gross, 349 kg (775 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1963
Credit Line:
Gift of Philip J. Baugh.
Inventory Number:
A19690004000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c3b78a55-90d7-44f3-b954-023607c126d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19690004000
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Curtiss-Wright X-100

Manufacturer:
Curtiss-Wright Corp.  Search this
Dimensions:
Rotor Diameter: 3.05 m (10 ft)
Length: 8.64 m (28 ft 4 in)
Height: 3.28 m (10 ft 9 in)
Weight: Empty, 1,481 kg (3,265 lb)
Gross, 1,691 kg (3,729 lb)
Engine: Lycoming YT53-L-1, 825 SHP
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of the Curtiss-Wright Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19690014000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv96e6a2098-b1a4-4f09-976d-1c441127e9a6
EDAN-URL:
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1903 Wright Flyer

Materials:
Airframe: Wood
Fabric Covering: Muslin
Engine Crankcase: Aluminum
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 12.3 m (40 ft 4 in)
Length: 6.4 m (21 ft 1 in)
Height: 2.8 m (9 ft 4 in)
Weight: Empty, 274 kg (605 lb)
Gross, 341 kg (750 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1903
Credit Line:
The Estate of Orville Wright.
Inventory Number:
A19610048000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9aa91e7c2-85b2-4904-aff0-d990694b6f1d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610048000

Hiller XHOE-1 Hornet

Manufacturer:
United Helicopters Incorporated  Search this
Dimensions:
Rotor Diameter: 7 m (23 ft)
Length: 3.9 m (12 ft 9 in)
Height: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Weights: Empty, 243 kg (536 lb)
Gross, 489 kg (1,080 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy, Bureau of Weapons.
Inventory Number:
A19610115000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Vertical Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90eb5a25c-bd9b-4e9d-a038-1fb0d0ec48fb
EDAN-URL:
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Hiller YROE-1 Rotorcycle

Manufacturer:
United Helicopters Incorporated  Search this
Dimensions:
Rotor diameter 18 feet 6 inches, height 7 feet, length 16 feet 6 inches, width 8 feet 9 inches.
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy.
Inventory Number:
A19610202000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Vertical Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c8a39b98-175e-4e29-b0ee-920e775e4494
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610202000
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McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Dimensions:
Rotor Diameter: 9.5m (31 ft)
Wingspan: 7.9 m (26 ft)
Length: 9.1 m (30 ft)
Height: 3.3 m (10 ft 9 in)
Weights: Empty, 1,940 kg (4,277 lb)
Gross, 2,497 kg (5,505 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19640024000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e8c9e730-cb22-4fa3-9aed-b571c14e7044
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19640024000

P-V Engineering Forum PV-2

Manufacturer:
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation  Search this
Dimensions:
Rotor Diameter: 7.7 m each (25 ft 2 in)
Length: 7.7 m (25 ft 5.25 in)
Height: 2.36 m (7 ft 9 in)
Weights: Empty, 327 kg (720 lb)
Gross, 454 kg (1,000 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank Piasecki
Inventory Number:
A19650241000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Vertical Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c7fbbb9c-11f8-47c2-9070-df0deeebde09
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19650241000

Vertol VZ-2 (Model 76)

Manufacturer:
Vertol Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 180in. (457.2cm)
Other (25 FT. ROTOR): 300 x 180 x 324in. (762 x 457.2 x 823cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from Army Material Command
Inventory Number:
A19650279000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9bc1b43a5-db4e-4d67-85dd-16fe2e3d249e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19650279000
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Hiller XH-44 Hiller-Copter

Manufacturer:
United Helicopters Incorporated  Search this
Materials:
Steel tube and fabric fuselage; 2 2-blade metal rotors
Dimensions:
Rotor Dia:7.6m(15ft); Fuselage Length:4.1m(13ft4in);
Height:2.7m(9ft); Weight Empty: 564kg(1,244lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943-1945
Credit Line:
Gift of the Hiller Aircraft Company.
Inventory Number:
A19530081000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Vertical Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f93b9a5b-92e7-4089-96e4-68385520dd30
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19530081000

Focke-Achgelis Fa 330A-1 Bachstelze (Water Wagtail)

Manufacturer:
Weser-Flugzeugbau  Search this
Materials:
Airframe - steel-tube covered with fabric.
Rotor blades - wood frame covered with fabric.
Dimensions:
Rotor diameter 7.315m (24 ft), Height 1.829m (6ft), length 4.4196m (14ft6 in)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
Germany
Date:
1942-1948
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A19540016000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94a2d70c8-bafe-4215-8360-9efb361b5f8e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19540016000
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Herrick HV-2A Vertaplane

Manufacturer:
Gerard P. Herrick  Search this
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9.754m (32ft) Height 3.048m(10ft), Lenght 8.001m (26ft 3in), Weight 1043.3kg (2,300lbs), Wing Span 9.754m (32ft)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Scott H. Herrick and Susan Herrick Cornell
Inventory Number:
A19580117000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv917d30f5b-e6d7-405c-94ec-b866411d7e0a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19580117000

Platt-LePage XR-1

Manufacturer:
Platt-LePage Aircraft Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Rotor Diameter: 9.3 m (30 ft 6 in)
Length: 8.9 m (29 ft 4 in)
Weight: 2,147 kg (4,730 lbs)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1940-1945
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600305000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94b9aa4b5-7ef2-4b91-8379-64c7f94addd1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600305000

Vought-Sikorsky XR-4C

Manufacturer:
Sikorsky Aircraft Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Rotor Diameter: 11.6 m (38 ft)
Length: 10.4 m (33 ft 11.5 in)
Height: 3.8 m (12 ft 5 in)
Weights: Empty, 913 kg (2,010 lb)
Gross, 1,148 kg (2,540 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1942
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600307000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
World War II Aviation (UHC)
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv92f45d21c-ff18-4112-9eec-1d7b4354b8c3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600307000
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Sikorsky XR-5

Manufacturer:
Sikorsky Aircraft Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Rotor diameter 48 feet, height 13 feet, length 57 feet 1 inch.
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600308000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e0ea0250-ec7f-4262-bc93-c79ffe1d363f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600308000
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Donald A. Hall Interview

Creator:
Hall, Donald A.  Search this
Names:
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Transcripts
Audiocassettes
Date:
bulk 1967
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of audio recordings and a transcript of an interview conducted by telephone with Donald A. Hall in 1967. The interviewer is Tom Leech who was working on behalf of the San Diego Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). During the interview, Hall discusses his career; working with Charles Augustus Lindbergh; the design of the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis; reaction to Lindbergh's New York to Paris flight; Hall's involvement with AIAA; and his family. There is one copy of the recording on an audio cassette tape and one copy on a CD along with a transcript prepared by Tom Leech in 2003. The reverse side of the cassette tape is a recording of a speech by C. Northcote Parkinson to the General Dynamics Convair Management Club, circa 1968. The collection also contains a photocopy of the May 1967 issue of The AIAA Tabloid, the newsletter of the San Diego Section of AIAA, which features an article on Donald A. Hall.
Biographical / Historical:
Donald A. Hall was an engineer who is best known as the designer of the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis. Hall was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1898. In 1917, Hall graduated from the Pratt Institute with a certificate in mechanical engineering. Hall worked for Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company beginning in 1919 before going to Douglas Aircraft in 1924. Hall later accepted the job of chief, and only full-time, engineer at Ryan Airlines where he started on January 31, 1927. A telegram arrived four days later asking if Ryan could build an airplane capable of flying nonstop from New York to Paris, France. Hall reviewed the request and replied affirmatively and on February 21, 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh arrived at Ryan to discuss the aircraft. After reviewing Hall's preliminary design work, a contract was finalized between Ryan and Lindbergh on February 25, 1927. The aircraft Hall designed, the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis was built and ready for flight testing on April 28, 1927, a process that took place in under two weeks. On May 21, 1927, Lindbergh completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in history flying in the Spirit of St. Louis. Later, Hall designed the Ryan X-1 Doodle Bug (Mahoney-Ryan Special). After Ryan relocated to St. Louis, Missouri, Hall stayed in San Diego, California and founded his own company, Hall Aeronautical Development Company. After the Great Depression hit, Hall was forced to close his company due to financial concerns and went to work for Consolidated in 1936. During his time with the company, Hall worked as a consultant to I. M. Laddon on the design of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator. In 1949, Hall went to work for the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Station North Island where he was an engineer before being promoted to head of the helicopter branch and later head of the structures branch before retiring in 1963. Donald A. Hall died in 1968.
Provenance:
Thomas Leech, Gift, 2010
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
Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Audiocassettes
Citation:
Donald A. Hall Interview, Accession 2010-0039, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0039
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0039

Admiral Alfred M. Pride Papers

Creator:
Pride, Alfred Melville, 1897-1988  Search this
Names:
Lexington (Aircraft carrier : 1927-1942)  Search this
Saratoga (Aircraft carrier : CV-3)  Search this
USS Langley (warship)  Search this
United States. Navy -- Aviation  Search this
United States. Navy -- Reserve fleets  Search this
United States. Navy -- Reserve fleets -- Flying Corps  Search this
United States. Navy. Anacostia Naval Air Station  Search this
United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer]  Search this
Extent:
6.54 Cubic Feet ((6 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Date:
[ca. 1910s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following types of material relating to Pride's illustrious naval aviation career: correspondence, photographs: official documents, such as Naval orders newsclippings; and certificates.
Biographical / Historical:
Admiral Alfred Melville Pride (1897-1988) was a retired four-star admiral who was a pioneer in Navy aviation. Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, Pride attended the Engineering School at Tuft's College before enlisting in the US Naval Reserve Force in 1917. In September 1917, Pride was appointed Ensign in the Naval Reserve Flying Corp where he served in England and France during World War I. Pride was designated a naval aviator in 1918 and was transferred to the regular Navy in November of 1921 and was commissioned a Lieutenant. In September 1921 Pride reported for duty with the aviation detachment of the USS Langley, where he developed the arresting gear to be installed on the Langley and where he carried out experimental take-offs and landings on the aircraft carrier. The Navy sent him to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study aeronautical engineering. He later served with the original crews on the Navy's next two carriers --the Saratoga and the Lexington, Pride made the first landing of a helicopter on an aircraft carrier in 1931 and from 1934-1936 he was commander of the flight test section at the Anacostia Naval Air Station in Washington, D.C. During World War II, Pride commanded the aircraft carrier Belleau Wood in the South Pacific, conducting air strikes against the Japanese in the following campaigns: Tarawa, Wake and Makin Islands, Kwajalein, Truk, Sampan and Tinian. Pride also commanded the Naval Air Center at Pearl Harbor, directing air support for amphibious landings and played a major role in planning for the invasion of Okinawa and the Japanese home islands. After World War II Pride headed the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, DC, and in 1953 he was selected to command the Seventh Fleet. He retired in 1959.
General:
Additional materials: Uniform and flight were transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Division.
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Provenance:
Carol P. Lemeshewsky, Gift, 1989, 1997-0010, NASM
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:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0010
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0010

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