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Canteen, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh

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This object is on display in the General Aviation exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Summary

This canteen was among the gear Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, took on their 1931 flight to the Orient and 1933 survey flights across the North and South Atlantic. They took multiple large canteens on their trips to stay hydrated during their long flights. On their 1931 trip to the Orient they brought two 2-gallon canteens and one 1-gallon canteen, which weighed a total of 57 pounds when filled with water. By comparison, all of the food the Lindberghs took on their 1931 trip weighed a total of 45 pounds.

Transferred from the USAF Museum

Date: 1931-1933

Materials: Aluminum

Physical Description:Aluminum canteen with aluminum cap attached to the canteen neck by a small chain, no cover

Inventory number: A20030080008

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