NAM Receives Old Miss'

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Summary

The National Air Museum receives the "Old Miss." The Curtiss Robin airplane took off from Meridian, Mississippi on 4 July 1935, with Al and Fred Key, and refueled in mid-air from another airplane, staying aloft for 27 days and 5-1/2 hours. It came to the NAM on the twentieth anniversary of flight, which ultimately lasted 653-1/2 hours.

Subject

National Air and Space Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Torch, 8/1955, p. 4

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

July 2, 1955

Topic

  • Airplanes
  • Gifts

Place

Mississippi

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