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Training aircraft used by Tuskegee Institute

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Topic
African American
Military
Tuskegee Airmen
World War II
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Manufactured by
Boeing Corporation
Used by
Tuskegee Institute, American, founded 1881
Subject of
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
steel, aluminum, copper alloy, wood, polyester, rubber, plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D (2011.82.1): 114 × 386 × 300 in. (289.6 × 980.4 × 762 cm)
H x W x D (2011.82.2 baggage claim door): 21 1/2 × 30 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (54.6 × 78.1 × 7 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Transportation Vehicles
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Date
ca. 1944
Caption
A vintage, open-cockpit biplane—one used at Alabama’s renowned Tuskegee Institute to train African American pilots for Army Air Corps service during World War II.
Type
training aircraft
Object number
2011.82.1-.2