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Captain Max E. Malan USN Pilot Logs

Creator:
Malan, Max E.  Search this
Extent:
0.13 Cubic feet (one shoebox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1945-1963
Summary:
This collection consists of Captain Max E. Malan's Navy pilot logs, 1945-1963.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Captain Max E. Malan's Navy pilot logs, that span his career from 1945 to 1963.
Arrangement:
Three logbooks, arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Max E. Malan, USN (1922-2018) joined the United States Navy in 1944. Malan was a career Naval Officer and served his country for 31 years as a naval aviator.
Provenance:
Tammy Malan, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0014
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations  Search this
logs  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Citation:
Captain Max E. Malan USN Pilot Logs, NASM.2019.0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0014
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Captain Max E. Malan USN Pilot Logs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0014

The Great American Flying Boat Series: The Mystery of the Soviet Clipper

Author:
Straub, Dave  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 19, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
July 1997
Scope and Contents:
Dave Straub, "The Great American Flying Boat Series: The Mystery of the Soviet Clipper,"Skyways - The Journal of the Airplane 1920-1940 43 (July 1997), 2-20. English language article (photocopy).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 2: Soviet Union (Interwar Years, 1918-1940)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref685

Russian Aeronautical Collection

Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Names:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan.  Search this
Extent:
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newspapers
Reports
Articles
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1876-2006
Summary:
The Russian Aeronautical Collection is a mix of technical, historical, and cultural reference materials, including originals or copies of articles, documents and other historical materials relating to Russian and Soviet aviation from the Tsarist period through the Soviet era. The collection focuses on key events, personalities and aircraft designs, and certain subject areas are covered in depth, including the life and career of Igor Sikorsky, the transpolar flights of the 1930s, Soviet aviation in the Spanish Civil War, and the operational history of the Soviet Air Force in World War II.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets/booklets, magazines/journals, reports, monographs, manuscripts, bibliographies and a few photographs.

Note: 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:
This collection was arranged by the creator first by what chronological era the subject matter dealt with, then alphabetically within each era by file unit title. Von Hardesty also created a grouping of materials that deals with aircraft design and designers and another grouping that contains reference material. Groupings and materials are in the order that the processing archivist received them which also correspondes to the guide that Von Hardesty created.

The processing archivist added the last 2 series which covers materials that were not listed in the original guide to the collection.

There are 8 series:

Series I: 1885-1917

Series II: 1918-1940

Series III: 1941-1945

Series IV: 1946-Onwards

Series V: Design

Series VI: Reference

Series VII: Loose Materials

Series VIII: Administrative Material
Biographical / Historical:
The Russian Aeronautical Collection (RAC) was assembled over the course of two decades by Von Hardesty, curator in the Aeronautics Division of the National Air and Space Museum. The RAC developed as a research project linked to the publication of Hardesty's book Red Phoenix: The Rise of Soviet Air Power, 1941 -1945 (first published in 1982.)
Provenance:
Aeronautics Division / Von Hardesty, Transfer, 2006
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 -- Russia  Search this
Endurance flights  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspapers
Reports
Articles
Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0034
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0034
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The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918

Author:
Nemecek, Vaclav  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 19, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1986
Scope and Contents:
Vaclav Nemecek, "Reconnaissance Aircraft and Light Bombers," chap. 24 of The History of Societ Aircraft from 1918 (Willow Books, 1986), pp.186-200, 422-423. English language book (photocopied excerpt).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 2: Soviet Union (Interwar Years, 1918-1940)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref689

The Mystery of the Vladivostok-Spassk Air Mail Flight of 1923

Author:
Ackerman, G. Adolph  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 19, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
July 1994
Scope and Contents:
G. Adolph Ackerman, "The Mystery of the Vladivostock-Spassk Air Mail Fligt of 1923," The Airpost Journal, July 1994, 282-286. English language article (photocopy).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 2: Soviet Union (Interwar Years, 1918-1940)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref691

The Politics of Technology: Stalin and Technocratic Thinking Among Soviet Engineers

Author:
Bailes, K. E.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 19, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
April 1974
Scope and Contents:
Kendall E. Bailes, "The Poitics of Technology: Stalin and Technocratic Thinking among Soviet Engineers," American Historical Review 79, 2 (April 1974) : 445-469. English language paper (photocopy).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 2: Soviet Union (Interwar Years, 1918-1940)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref693

The Predacious Parasite

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
3 Documents
Container:
Box 19, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
August-November 1982
Scope and Contents:
Three documents on Soviet parasite fighters.

"The Predacious Parasite: Soviet Experiments with Air-Launched Fighters, described by the Editors," -- Air Enthusiast -- 19, August-November 1982, pp.1-7, English language article (annotated photocopy).

"The History of Soviet Aircraft Carriers," English language manuscript notes.

three photocopied pages from a French-language periodical, tentatively identified as -- L'Album du Spotter -- .
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 2: Soviet Union (Interwar Years, 1918-1940)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref695

The Red Army

Author:
Berchin, Michel  Search this
Ben-Horin, Eliahu  Search this
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Co (New York)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 19, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1942
Scope and Contents:
Michel Berchin and Eliahu Ben-Horin, The Red Army (New York : W. W. Norton & Co, 1942). English language book (photocopied excerpt, pp.114-125).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 2: Soviet Union (Interwar Years, 1918-1940)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref697

The Rise and Fall of Aeroflot: Civil Aviation in the Soviet Union, 1920-1991

Author:
Jones, David  Search this
Editor:
Higham, Robin  Search this
Greenwood, John T.  Search this
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Publisher:
Frank Cass Publishers (London)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 manuscripts (document genre)
Container:
Box 19, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Manuscripts (document genre)
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents:
David R. Jones, "The Rise and Fall of Aeroflot: Civil Aviation in the Soviet Union, 1920-1991," publshed as Chap. 10 of Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century, Robin Higham, John T. Greenwood, and Von Haresty, eds. (London : Frank Cass Publishers, 1998). English language typescript (edited photocopy).
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:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 2: Soviet Union (Interwar Years, 1918-1940)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref699

Herbert Stephen Desind Collection

Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Extent:
109 Cubic feet (305 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1950-1992
Summary:
The collection consists of 109 cubic feet of material, primarily photographs with some additional documentation, covering aerospace topics. The bulk of the material relates to US space exploration, including extensive photo files on US manned missions through the Space Shuttle, and satellite and sounding rocket work. The first series consists of unmanned spacecraft material, the second series consists of manned spacecraft material, and the third series consists of aircraft material.
Scope and Contents:
The Herbert Stephen Desind Collection (acc. 1997-0014) contains approximately 109 cubic feet of material relating to aviation and space flight. The material is primarily photographic in nature and focuses on manned and unmanned space flight activities.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Unmanned Space Programs

Series 2: Manned Space Programs

Series 3: Aviation subjects

Series 4: Country files

Series 5: Miscellaneous files

Series 6: Press Kits
Biographical / Historical:
Herbert Stephen Desind was a Washington, D.C. area native born on January 15, 1945, raised in Silver Spring, Maryland and educated at the University of Maryland. He obtained his BA degree in Communications at Maryland in 1967, and began working in the local public schools as a science teacher. At the time of his death, in October 1992, he was a high school teacher and a freelance writer/lecturer on spaceflight. Desind also was an avid model rocketeer, specializing in using the Estes Cineroc, a model rocket with an 8mm movie camera mounted in the nose. To many members of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), he was known as "Mr. Cineroc." His extensive requests worldwide for information and photographs of rocketry programs even led to a visit from FBI agents who asked him about the nature of his activities.

Mr. Desind used the collection to support his writings in NAR publications, and his building scale model rockets for NAR competitions. Desind also used the material in the classroom, and in promoting model rocket clubs to foster an interest in spaceflight among his students.

Desind entered the NASA Teacher in Space program in 1985, but it is not clear how far along his submission rose in the selection process. He was not a semi-finalist, although he had a strong application.

In 1991, Desind was named Science Teacher of the Year by Prince George's County and the Potomac Electric Power Company.

Desind died October 16, 1992, having succumbed to colon cancer.

On November 17, 1994, the Herbert Desind Memorial Space Awareness Center, a state-of-the-art facility, was created and dedicated at Laurel High School. Today that Center houses the Cooperative Satellite Learning Project (CSLP) class as well as other science classes. The CSLP is a business, government, and educational partnership, focusing on space sciences and engineering. One of the sponsors of CSLP is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

In 1997, Desind's father and sister donated his collection to the National Air and Space Museum.
Provenance:
Barbara Desind Kernan, Gift, 1997
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Topic:
Manned space flight  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Space shuttles  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0014
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Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0014
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Pliers, Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis", Charles A. Lindbergh

Pilot:
Charles A. Lindbergh  Search this
Manufacturer:
Ryan Aircraft Co.  Search this
Materials:
Iron Alloy
Dimensions:
3-D (Overall): 16.5 × 3.8 × 1.3cm (6 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 1/2 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Tools
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1927
Credit Line:
Donated by Charles A. Lindbergh
Inventory Number:
A19280021005
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/nv936e76a10-37a4-4c3b-88fa-6cf2f268132d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19280021005
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Axle Shim, Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis", Charles A. Lindbergh

Pilot:
Charles A. Lindbergh  Search this
Manufacturer:
Ryan Aircraft Co.  Search this
Materials:
Non-Magnetic Metal
Dimensions:
3-D (Diameter and Depth): 0.2 × 6.7cm (1/16 × 2 5/8 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1927
Credit Line:
Donated by Charles A. Lindbergh
Inventory Number:
A19280021006
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/nv95d079588-2be9-4f28-a565-6f6e5084e85b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19280021006

Miscellaneous Parts, Lippisch DM 1

Manufacturer:
Lippisch Flugzuegbau G.m.b.H.  Search this
Dimensions:
Storage (PSC): 121.9 × 114.3 × 91.4cm (48 × 45 × 36 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft Parts
Country of Origin:
Germany
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U. S. Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A19590098009
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/nv98f8baba1-6ae5-41d3-89e3-27ce877d0abc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19590098009

Case, Honorary deMolay Legion of Honor, James H. Doolittle

Materials:
Plastic
Velvet
Cardboard
Adhesive
Copper Alloy
Paper
Ink
Dimensions:
3-D: 11.9 × 6.7 × 1.4cm (4 11/16 × 2 5/8 × 9/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Ret.)
Inventory Number:
A19600085001
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/nv9e3f135f0-69a3-4301-b8ef-b13db7a8944c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600085001

Case, Medal of Achievement, Toledo Ohio, James H. Doolittle

Materials:
Synthetic Fabric
Velvet
Adhesive
Steel
Plastic
Non-Magnetic White Metal Alloy
Ink
Paper
Dimensions:
3-D: 12.5 × 1.7 × 8.1cm (4 15/16 × 11/16 × 3 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1932
Credit Line:
Donated by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Ret.)
Inventory Number:
A19600087001
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/nv9b7663ece-199b-4094-b69f-ffa95b17f7be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600087001

Destructor Unit, Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Manufacturer:
Lockheed Aircraft Company  Search this
Materials:
aluminum, brass, paint, plastic
Dimensions:
3-D: 15.9 × 3.2cm (6 1/4 in. × 1 1/4 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Communications Devices
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600295007
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/nv9180cc9d9-7ea7-4d50-aa34-d699eef1a2ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600295007
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Medal, Lapel Pin, Distinguished Flying Cross, United States

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Gold Plating
Enamel
Solder
Dimensions:
3-D: 1.7 × 0.6 × 1.3cm (11/16 × 1/4 × 1/2 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19640360001
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/nv927dfbbe5-adde-442d-bf38-82ea223cd93b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19640360001
Additional Online Media:

Case, Presentation, Medal, Air Medal

Materials:
Wood
Coated Fabric
Synthetic Fabric
Adhesive
Paint
Steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 8.3 × 14.8 × 2.7cm (3 1/4 × 5 13/16 × 1 1/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19640361001
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/nv94e2a3a4c-4b35-4dd4-be7c-4e634a683e07
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19640361001

Case, Medal, Gianni Caproni

Materials:
Cardboard
Plastic-Coated Paper
Synthetic Fabric
Copper Alloy
Paper
Adhesive
Ink
Dimensions:
3-D: 6.5 × 1.9 × 7.8cm (2 9/16 × 3/4 × 3 1/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
Italy
Credit Line:
Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19640523001
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/nv92ce894a0-69d9-4295-bb5d-a4ced36eb18c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19640523001

Box, Zeppelin Commemorative Medals

Materials:
Cardboard
Paper
Adhesive
Ink
Dimensions:
3-D: 20 × 34.3 × 1.9cm (7 7/8 × 13 1/2 × 3/4 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
Germany
Credit Line:
Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19640528001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9fa84867c-bc9a-43e4-a308-82466b93d81d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19640528001

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