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Service in Calcutta, India
Changing the landing gear on a Douglas World Cruiser from floats to wheels in India.
Smith and Arnold service the Chicago’s Liberty engine
Lowell Smith and Leslie Arnold service the Chicago’s Liberty engine.
Standard Steel Ground-Adjustable Pitch Propeller
Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis is suspended from the ceiling in the National Air and Space Museum's Milestones of Flight gallery.
Test Flight of the Spirit of St. Louis
Charles Lindbergh lifts off on a test flight before his transatlantic attempt.
The J-2 Cub
In 1935 the E-2 was improved, with rounded wingtips and tail section and a closed cabin, creating the J-2 Cub.
The Chicago at the Smithsonian
The War Department presented the Chicago to the Smithsonian Institution in 1925.
The Saratoga and Her Aircraft
America's aircraft carriers proved decisive in formulating naval aviation doctrine and tactics.
The Spirit of St. Louis
The Spirit of St. Louis had wood wings and a steel-tube fuselage with silver-doped cotton fabric, new instruments, and a reliable Wright J-5 engine.
The Spirit of St. Louis arrives at the Smithsonian
The Spirit of St. Louis went on public display on May 13, 1928, one week short of the first anniversary of Lindbergh’s epic transatlantic flight.
The Spirit of St. Louis upon Return to the United States
The Spirit of St. Louis returned to the U.S. from France aboard the USS Memphis and was exhibited on a barge to protect it from souvenir hunters.