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United States Army Around the World Trip (Leslie Arnold) Collection

Creator:
Arnold, Leslie P.  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service  Search this
Arnold, Leslie P.  Search this
Extent:
1.32 Cubic feet (2 legal document boxes and 1 flatbox)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Maps
Diaries
Date:
1924
Summary:
In 1924, as a lieutenant in the Army Air Service, Leslie P. Arnold was a crew member in one of the three Army planes that flew 27,000 miles around the world in 175 days. This collection consists of Leslie Arnold's handwritten diary and annotated navigational charts of the journey as well as a scrapbook with images of the trip including the aircraft, gasoline tanks, pilot crew, and air-to air shots.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Leslie Arnold's handwritten diary and annotated navigational charts of the journey. The collection also contains the following: an autographed photograph; a Signal Corps message; an advertisement for Mobil oil; a page from 'Illustrated Current News;' and a black scrapbook with images of the trip including the aircraft, gasoline tanks, pilot crew, and air-to air shots. Some of the photographs in the scrapbook are snapshots while others were taken by news agencies.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1924, as a lieutenant in the Army Air Service, Leslie P. Arnold was a crew member in one of the three Army planes that flew 27,000 miles around the world in 175 days. Arnold joined the Army in 1917 where he served for eleven years. During his service, he spent time in France during World War I and was part of General William Mitchell's group that conducted tests to prove that battleships could be sunk by aerial bombardment. After the 1924 trip, Arnold worked for a variety of airlines: Transcontinental Air Transport; Pennsylvania Central Airlines and Eastern Air Lines.
Provenance:
Leslie Arnold?, Gift?, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0518.
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:
Douglas World Cruiser (DWC)  Search this
Endurance flights  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Aeronautics -- Flights  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Flights around the world  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Maps
Diaries
Citation:
United States Army Around the World Trip (Leslie Arnold) Collection, NASM.XXXX.0518, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0518
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United States Army Around the World Trip (Leslie Arnold) Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2072b2989-cfb2-4f1d-9fdf-c4456d8010b7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0518
Online Media:

Coat, Service, United States Army Air Service, Kenneth Grubb

Materials:
Overall: Wool, metal
Dimensions:
Clothing: 77.5 x 57.2 x 6.4cm (30 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Uniforms: Military
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Barbara Grubb Weiner - daughter of Judge Kenneth Grubb.
Inventory Number:
A20100046000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv99b4115da-4a5f-47aa-bf56-7b29354e946b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20100046000
Online Media:

Badge, Pilot, United States Army Air Service

Materials:
Overall: Silver
Dimensions:
3-D: 7.6 x 1.3 x 2.5cm (3 x 1/2 x 1 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Barbara Grubb Weiner - daughter of Judge Kenneth Grubb.
Inventory Number:
A20100050000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9a142008c-05cf-4820-a500-4a2e1edfaaf0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20100050000
Online Media:

Badge, Collar, United States Army Air Service

Materials:
Overall: Brass
Dimensions:
3-D: 3.2 x 1.3 x 1cm (1 1/4 x 1/2 x 3/8 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Barbara Grubb Weiner - daughter of Judge Kenneth Grubb.
Inventory Number:
A20100050001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e3bc1b83-764f-4e35-919a-08a0199e995b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20100050001
Online Media:

Tag, Identification, United States Army Air Service, Kenneth Grubb

Materials:
Overall: Aluminum
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 3.2cm (1 1/4 in. dia.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Barbara Grubb Weiner - daughter of Judge Kenneth Grubb.
Inventory Number:
A20100051000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9a67e60ff-0946-47d5-b2b9-ba9056323b12
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20100051000
Online Media:

Vest, Flying, United States Army Air Service, Lt. Lewis Webster

Materials:
Leather
Natural Fabric
Natural Thread
Plastic
Ink
Dimensions:
Clothing: 59.1 × 51.8 × 3.8cm (23 1/4 × 20 3/8 × 1 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Bequest from the Arthur L. Webster Estate
Inventory Number:
A20100257000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv924992720-192f-4724-82d1-ef6bbe29aea3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20100257000

Military Aviator's Certificate

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1919-04-11
Scope and Contents:
A Reserve Military Aviator's license issued to Miller on the 11th of April, 1919 by the United States Army's Air Service. It includes a photograph of Miller.
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
Topic:
Aviation  Search this
Licenses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Pilots' Licenses Collection, NASM.XXXX.0650, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pilots' Licenses Collection
Pilots' Licenses Collection / Zenos Ramsey Miller
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2dd32b114-4c6d-4e74-ba2d-7790168f6942
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0650-ref50

John Guy Gilpatric Collection

Creator:
Gilpatric, John Guy, 1896-1950  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service. 1st Aero Squadron  Search this
Gilpatric, John Guy, 1896-1950  Search this
Extent:
2.17 Cubic feet (10 folders, 3 flatboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1910-1950
bulk 1910-1918
Summary:
John Guy Gilpatric (1896-1950) was one of America's earliest aviators. Although not officially an Early Bird, he first learned to fly in 1912 at the age of sixteen. That same year he gained notoriety by setting a new American record when he reached an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet with a passenger on board. During his teenage years, Gilpatric gave flying lessons and flew in air exhibitions, eventually becoming employed as a test-pilot. He later worked as an aviation instructor in Toronto, Canada, teaching the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Following the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, Gilpatric enlisted in the Army Air Service as a First Lieutenant, where he was stationed overseas as Engineering Officer, First Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). The collection contains four scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, licenses and identity cards, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and periodicals, which chronicle his aviation career and military service.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains four scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and periodicals. The collection also includes Gilpatric's Aero Club of American issued pilot license and his American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) identity and pilot identity card. Correspondence includes three letters from Glenn H. Curtiss and Jimmy Doolittle. The scrapbooks contain photographs, clippings and ephemera, including the follow subjects: Gilpatric's early aviation career as both an aviator and an instructor with the Moisant Flying School, Sloane Aviation School, the Royal Canadian air cadets; early aircraft such as the Sloane Flying Boat, the Nieuport 27, Curtiss JN-2, as well as Wright, Bleriot, Farman, and Deperdussin aircraft; and early aviators Charles Niles; DeLloyd Thompson; Art Smith; Bert Acosta; Claude Grahame-White; George W. Beatty; William Knox Martin; George M. Dyott; John E. Sloane; and Robert Y. Hoshino, a Japanese aviator. One scrapbook focuses on Gilpatric's service in the AEF in World War I with photographs of zeppelins, soldiers and aviators, aerial reconnaissance photography, destroyed villages, and graves. Photographs found in the videodisc prints are most likely copied from the scrapbooks or smaller images that had been removed from albums.

Note: Where indicated, the digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
Materials were arranged by physical location.
Biographical / Historical:
John Guy Gilpatric (1896-1950) was one of America's earliest aviators. Although not officially an Early Bird, he first learned to fly in 1912 at the age of sixteen. That same year he gained notoriety by setting a new American record when he reached an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet with a passenger on board. During his teenage years, Gilpatric gave flying lessons and flew in air exhibitions, eventually becoming employed as a test-pilot. He later worked as an aviation instructor in Toronto, Canada, teaching the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Following the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, Gilpatric enlisted in the Army Air Service as a First Lieutenant, where he was stationed overseas as Engineering Officer, First Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). Upon returning to the United States in 1919, he left the world of aviation behind and worked in advertising. Gilpatric is probably best known, however, for his subsequent career as a writer, during which time he wrote the Saturday Evening Post series, "Colin Glencannon," among numerous other books and articles.
Provenance:
Unknown, gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0220
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:
Photographic reconnaissance systems  Search this
Aerial reconnaissance  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics--Canada  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
John Guy Gilpatric Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0220, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0220
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John Guy Gilpatric Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg235d15704-8d56-4d6f-b7e2-2b439b25b209
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0220
Online Media:

Goggles, Flying, United States Army Air Service

Materials:
Frames: Aluminum
Lenses: Glass
Eye Pads: Cotton with fleece padding
Strap: Elastic
Dimensions:
3-D: 16.5 x 3.8 x 6.4cm (6 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Helene Seaborn Hopson
Inventory Number:
A20040025000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b48679a8-4ad4-4d84-a142-ec4ab951b641
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20040025000

1924 US Army Around the World Flight Photographs and Negatives [Wilson]

Names:
United States. Army. Air Service  Search this
Arnold, Leslie P.  Search this
Extent:
0.03 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Le Bourget (France)
Date:
July 14, 1924
Summary:
In 1924, the US Army Air Service sent four specially-built aircraft, the Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) Seattle, Chicago, Boston, and New Orleans on an around the world flight. This collection consists of six black and white photographs and corresponding negatives relating to a stop at Le Bourget, Paris, France on July 14, 1925 during the flight.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of six 4.5 by 3 inch black and white photographs and corresponding negatives relating to the landing at Le Bourget, Paris, France of the 1924 US Army Around the World Flight on July 14, 1925. Shown in the photographs are the Douglas World Cruiser (DWC) aircraft Chicago (#2), Boston (#3), and New Orleans (#4), as well as some crew members including Leslie P. Arnold and Erik Henning "Swede" Nelson. Charles Nungesser can be seen in the foreground of one of the photographs. The donor purchased these photographs and negatives from the estate of an unidentified person who is believed to have been the photographer.
Arrangement:
Each of the prints in this collection had a numberstamped on the reverse, the prints were grouped according to these numbers. Negatives were put in the same order as the prints. Scans in the digital slideshow accompanying this collection record were made from the prints.
Biographical / Historical:
In July 1923, the US Army Air Service disclosed that it intended to attempt a global flight the following year. Four specially-built aircraft were commissioned from the Douglas Aircraft Company. The World Cruisers, as they were called, were christened the Seattle, the Chicago, the Boston, and the New Orleans. The four aircraft departed from Seattle, Washington, in April 1924 to begin their flight. Only the New Orleans and the Chicago completed the arduous 27,553 mi (44,085 km) flight. It took 175 days, with a flying time of 371 hours and 11 minutes.
Provenance:
Tim Wilson, Gift, 2022, NASM.2023.0006.
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
Douglas World Cruiser (DWC)  Search this
Flights around the world  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
1924 US Army Around the World Flight Photographs and Negatives [Wilson], NASM.2023.0006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2023.0006
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1924 US Army Around the World Flight Photographs and Negatives [Wilson]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2279dacdb-683d-4d96-ada7-53c03c9a6af3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2023-0006
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Probate and Juvenile Court

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Text
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.
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Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 4: Waco Company History
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2a56c8b51-6cb8-4c08-919e-9477486832e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref154
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Waco, Bruckner Litigation

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Text
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.
See more items in:
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 4: Waco Company History
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2766e3ca6-88d6-4d68-8a11-8fdc44cc4020
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref156
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Green covered with black writing

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
1918-1930s
Scope and Contents:
Topics: Hattie's baptismal records. Aircraft. Houses. Family/Friends. Travels. George Weaver's activities. Aircraft register. Photostat documents.
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.
See more items in:
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 6: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2639ce005-0431-4870-8f1e-a183d4b1851b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref190
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Card, Identification, United States Army Air Service, Arthur Raymond Brooks

Materials:
Paper
Cardboard
Painted Fabric
Adhesive
Ink
Dimensions:
3-D: 9.7 × 12.5 × 0.3cm (3 13/16 × 4 15/16 × 1/8 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Certificates
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Arthur Raymond Brooks
Inventory Number:
A19890648000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv95c145567-1180-403e-92cb-a3881f6dd8f9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19890648000
Online Media:

Badge, Bombardier, United States Army Air Service

Materials:
Sterling Silver
Copper Alloy
Solder
Dimensions:
3-D: 9.4 × 1 × 2.4cm (3 11/16 × 3/8 × 15/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.
Inventory Number:
A20000827000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f42f1672-333e-4f2e-ac5c-969259c08be3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20000827000
Online Media:

Badge, Pilot, United States Army Air Service

Materials:
Gold Alloy
Copper Alloy
Solder
Dimensions:
3-D: 7.3 × 1.7 × 1.1cm (2 7/8 × 11/16 × 7/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.
Inventory Number:
A20000828000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f3ff42ba-2003-45a0-8733-cfe40e54b3b8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20000828000
Online Media:

Badge, Pilot, United States Army Air Service

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Solder
Dimensions:
3-D: 6.4 × 1.3 × 0.8cm (2 1/2 × 1/2 × 5/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.
Inventory Number:
A20000829000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv921fd7a4b-930e-47e8-bad8-a7dba08d15d0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20000829000
Online Media:

Cap, Service, United States Army Air Service

Materials:
Visor and Chin Strap: Leather
Cover: Wool
Insignia and Buttons: Brass
Interior: Silk
Dimensions:
Clothing: 24.1 x 25.4 x 11.4cm (9 1/2 in. x 10 in. x 4 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises
Inventory Number:
A20000842000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv979461f86-889c-4643-bb38-68cac8efe5bf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20000842000
Online Media:

Insignia, United States Army Air Service

Materials:
Felt
Natural Embroidery Thread
Adhesive
Dimensions:
3-D: 15.2 × 0.2 × 25.9cm (6 × 1/16 × 10 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.
Inventory Number:
A20010213000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv937653172-9a7c-4387-a262-0c526833470e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20010213000
Online Media:

Insignia, United States Army Air Service

Materials:
Wool
Cotton
Copper Alloy
Paint
Dimensions:
3-D (insignia): 8.3 × 0.3 × 8.9cm (3 1/4 × 1/8 × 3 1/2 in.)
3-D (copper plate): 4.4 × 0.2 × 1.9cm (1 3/4 × 1/16 × 3/4 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Edna McCrane and Marion Wolanek
Inventory Number:
A20020005000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b32b663e-0c1a-49ec-8121-fd7edb4e68cb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020005000
Online Media:

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