Maiden Dearborn Model to NAM

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The Women's National Aeronautical Association presented a scale-model of the Maiden Dearborn to the National Air Museum. The designer of the original airplane, William B. Stout, and many other notables, attended the presentation luncheon, which was held at the Washington Aviation Club. Stout, a member of the National Air Museum Advisory Board, designed the Maiden Dearborn in 1924 as a mail, cargo and passenger transport. The model was accepted for the NAM by Paul Garber, and was exhibited in the Aircraft Building.


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Chronology of Smithsonian History


Torch, 5/1955, p. 9

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April 16, 1955


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