Presentation of Biplane to the NASM

ID: 94-1517

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1973

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 1Folder October 1973

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Summary

Louis S. Casey (right), Curator of Aircraft, National Air and Space Museum, accepts the gift of the Buecker Jungmeister biplane flown by aerobatic pilot Bevo Howard from Howard's son, Beverly E. Howard, Jr. Howard began flying at air shows in the early 1930's and won three national and world champions. His 1936 vintage German aircraft, which had been reconstructed after being almost totally destroyed in the crash that took the aviator's life in 1971, is one of a type that was considered the world's outstanding sport plane for several decades.

Subject

National Air and Space Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, October 1973

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 1Folder October 1973

Contact information

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

Date

1973

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Jungmeister
  • Airplanes
  • Howard, Beverly E., Jr
  • Aeronautics
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Howard, Bevo
  • Casey, Louis S
  • Aircraft
  • Museum curators
  • Event

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

94-1517

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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